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'Staggering' number of believers in China, Christian workers sayEAST ASIA (BP) -- Alexander and Maggie Kirkpatrick* moved to East Asia in 1989 -- the same year as the Tiananmen Square massacre. Their wedding anniversary shares the same date.
During their 25 years of service, the Kirkpatricks watched China change and the church boom. The Christian workers say the number of believers in the country is "staggering." Read More
House churches in China report on rapid growthEAST ASIA (BP) -- Liu Qiang* remembers 12 years ago bicycling past churches in the countryside. Believers there in China met behind boarded up doors and windows. Read More
Russian, Ukraine Baptists voice political divideNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Russian and Ukrainian Baptist unions have each cited biblical principle in justifying their opposing views of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, but they appear to still maintain fellowship beyond their differences, historian Albert Wardin told Baptist Press. Read More
Oklahoma's DR plans for future growth, impactMOORE, Okla. (BP) -- With more than 5,000 trained volunteers, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's (BGCO) Disaster Relief organization is one of the largest and busiest in the country. Read More
Church prays & fasts for spiritual awakening
EDEN, N.C. (BP) -- Steve Griffith, senior pastor of Osborne Baptist Church in Eden, N.C., received a phone call last October that helped launch a movement of prayer and fasting in the church. Read More
2nd VIEW: Ebola outbreak triggers confusion & concernDAKAR, Senegal (BP) -- With 964 total victims and 603 confirmed deaths, the Ebola virus continues to surge through the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
BP Ledger, July 28,2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: BP Ledger carries items for reader information each week from various Southern Baptist-related entities, and news releases of interest from other sources. The items are published as received.
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Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays
Morning Star Productions (Chondra Pierce)
WORLD News Service
New study shows older donors now just as likely to give to charities onl... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: How to be a Bridezilla
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Women's ministry professor Terri Stovall writes that a wedding ceremony, most importantly, is about "you, your fiancé and the Lord." Marriage is "a tangible, earthly picture of the Gospel," Stovall notes, "and the first look of that picture in your lives will be revealed at the wedding ceremony." Read More