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  • Venezuela's economic crisis prompts BGR relief

    by Casey Watson, posted Friday, May 04, 2018 (one month ago)

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    VENEZUELA (BP) -- Baptist Global Response (BGR) is organizing relief efforts to help starving families trapped in Venezuela's current economic crisis.

    The country's economic output is expected to shrink by 15 percent this year, which would be the third consecutive year it has decreased by double digits, Forbes.com reported. And inflation has reportedly grown from 112 percent in 2015 to 2,400 percent last year. In 2018, it's expected to hit five-digits. Read More

  • Beleaguered church buoyed by water from 'cursed' land

    by Casey Watson , posted Monday, April 30, 2018 (one month ago)

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    WEST AFRICA (BP) -- In the Bible, God demonstrates His power through water. Jesus turned water into wine and then walked on top of waves. He even compares Himself to water.

    God still uses water as a conduit for miracles. Last year, He blessed a small well in the desert of West Africa.

    Shadrach Black, West Africa project coordinator for the Baptist Global Response humanitarian aid organization, recounted the miracle a ... Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: WMU aids Nicaraguan safe house; BGR clean water campaign underway; Point of Grace's 2nd LifeWay album released

    by BP Staff, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- After Tropical Storm Nate pummeled a safe house for girls in Nicaragua, a HEART Fund grant (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) is helping the ministry in offering crisis care to its neighbors.

    The $2,500 gift from the WMU Foundation couldn't have come at a better time, said Landa Carnes, a missionary serving at Emmanuel Home of Protection, a ministry of Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International. Read More

  • Myanmar crisis draws BGR aid, recalls Judson legacy

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 01, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    YANGON, Myanmar (BP) -- Residents of Myanmar -- early beneficiaries of the Baptist missions movement two centuries ago -- once again are the focus of work by Baptists. This time, Baptists are providing aid in response to a humanitarian crisis among the Rohingya, a large Muslim people group in southwest Myanmar.

    Baptist historian Jason Duesing said the Rohingya crisis illustrates that the legacy of Adoniram Judson, the first missionary funded by the Triennial Convention in 1814, largely has been eradicated in contemporary Myanmar. Read More

  • Another Mexico quake compounds disaster response needs

    by Mark Kelly, posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    MEXICO CITY (BP) --- In the aftermath of an earthquake in central Mexico that killed at least 217 people, Southern Baptists are moving to assess opportunities for response.

    The 7.1-magnitude quake struck Tuesday (Sept. 19), exactly 32 years after an even-larger tremor devastated large areas of Mexico City and killed about 10,000 people. This new earthquake was centered about 76 miles southeast of the city and affected five states. Read More

  • BGR releases spring catalog

    by BGR Staff, posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists will find Vacation Bible School ideas and more in the 2017 Baptist Global Response Spring Gift Catalog.

    BGR is a Southern Baptist humanitarian relief agency that focuses on disaster relief and community development in some of the world's poorest areas. Its spring and Christmas gift catalogs offer donors new avenues for connecting with people in need. Supporters can purchase items like cows, water filters and wells and donate them in honor of friends and family. Many people buy catalog items for special occasions such as holiday and birthday presents. Read More

  • Haiti, Cuba lashed by Hurricane Matthew

    by Mark Kelly, posted Wednesday, October 05, 2016 (one year ago)

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    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (BP) -- Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc in Haiti and Cuba Oct. 4, destroying homes, fields and businesses and driving thousands from their homes in a part of the Caribbean where many people already struggle day by day just to survive.

    Baptist Global Response, a Southern Baptist humanitarian organization, is monitoring the situation in both countries to determine what response might be most appropriate and effective. Read More

  • South Sudan's crisis stirs call to prayer

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 (one year ago)

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    JUBA, South Sudan (BP) -- With South Sudan on the brink of renewed civil war, a Southern Baptist-led relief organization and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary remain unrelenting in their ministries there, amid what one aid worker called "a bigger humanitarian crisis than Syria."

    "There is no hope [for South Sudan] other than Jesus," said Ann Rao, founder and president of Living Water Community Transformation, an organization that engages in women's ministry, church planting, education of children and agribusiness training in the South Sudanese community of Akot. "I don't even know what else to say. The whole situation is very overwhelming." Read More