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  • Global Hunger Sunday: 842 million malnourished

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 07, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo credit Teresa Flora
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With churches across America set to observe Global Hunger Sunday Oct. 9, the coalition of Southern Baptists sponsoring the emphasis has prepared a variety of educational resources.

    "Words, even spiritual sounding words, aren't enough," Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore writes in a Global Hunger Sunday article. "The Gospel compels us to practical acts of mercy. This is exactly why the church must take an active role in feeding the hungry around the world. Read More

  • Global Hunger Sunday promotion resources available

    by BGR staff , posted Friday, September 02, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptist Global Response, a Southern Baptist humanitarian aid organization, has published a new media kit to help churches promote Global Hunger Sunday on Oct. 9.

    The kit contains a poster, promotional video, announcement slide, three versions of a bulletin insert and three hunger-related sermon outlines. Southern Baptist churches can use these resources to raise awareness about Global Hunger Sunday, an annual giving event for Global Hunger Relief (GHR). Formerly known as the World Hunger Fund, GHR is a Southern Baptist initiative that funds hunger projects in North America ... Read More

  • In Honduras, hunger offering aids Mayan corn farmers

    by Ann Lovell, posted Friday, October 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    BGR photo
    LAS MEDIAS DOS, Honduras (BP) -- Lucio, a 23-year-old Chorti farmer, emerges from the hedgerows with a machete in hand. He has been tending his small plot of land in preparation for the next sowing season for corn.

    In the past, soil erosion complicated his efforts and made his farm less productive. Read More

  • Hope in a backpack for hungry kids

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Friday, October 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NAMB photo by Nick Layman
    MORIARTY, N.M. (BP) -- For most school-age children, weekends are a highly anticipated time of fun and freedom. But for others, there's another expectation -- hunger. These kids live in a survival cycle, taking multiple trips through the cafeteria line at school -- stocking up at lunch on Friday and catching up at breakfast on Monday -- to compensate for the food that is in short supply (or even unavailable) on the days in between. Read More

  • In West Africa, clinic rescues starving babies

    by Evelyn Adamson, posted Friday, September 25, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Evelyn Adamson
    WEST AFRICA (BP) -- Whipping desert winds fill the air with dust, which settles on the clinic's metal gate, muting its deep maroon color. A clinic worker opens the gate, and two grandparents step into the clinic with their 2-month-old grandson. Untying the wrap that holds the baby on her back, the grandmother slides him around in front and cradles him as she sits down. The baby's grandfather pulls up a chair and sits next to them.

    The emaciated baby lies motionless on his grandmother's lap. The simple move ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A picture of the Savior

    by Russell D. Moore, posted Friday, September 18, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- If we as Christians don't feel the weight of our Lord's command to show compassion and mercy to those who need us, perhaps it is because we have unintentionally absorbed the consumerism of our culture, says Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore. Read More

  • 'Killer' bees, Bapt. relief efforts help farmers

    by Ann Lovell, posted Monday, September 14, 2015 (2 years ago)

    BGR photo
    COPÁN RUINAS, Honduras (BP) -- The buzzing grows louder as the small group climbs the mountain toward the bee hives. Decked out in protective gear, the group approaches carefully. They've heard the stories of these bees -- Africanized "killer" bees who swarm aggressively and whose painful venom can damage human tissue and even lead to kidney failure and death.

    "The bees are a very different type of work. Sometimes it's fun but also sometimes a little scary," says Obando Velásquez, an agricultural extensionist with the Chorti ... Read More