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  • 300-mile, 2-week trek: Church prays for Chicagoland

    by Meredith Flynn/Illinois Baptist, posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    CHICAGO (BP) -- The idea came to Phil Nelson after preaching through the book of Jonah. If the prophet's preaching judgment on Nineveh made the whole city repent and turn to God, he wondered what would happen if someone preached not just judgment, but hope.

    Nelson and a small team from his church in southern Illinois, Lakeland Baptist in Carbondale, ventured to Chicago -- more than 300 miles to the north -- for a two-week prayerwalk through the city.

    Carrying a 10-foot-tall, 80-pound wooden cross, Nelson, his daughter Hannah and Steve and Trish Whitaker walked through some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods in May, stopping to pray with people and share the Gospel. Read More

  • Prayerwalking lifts church's heart for its community

    by Julia Bell, posted Monday, May 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    GREENWOOD, S.C. (BP) -- Members of Abney Memorial Baptist Church have prayerwalked every street within a five-mile radius of the church.

    The South Carolina congregation's two-year outreach has encompassed 2,000 homes and businesses, praying for the people living or working inside.

    It has become a meaningful ministry that affects residents and church alike in Greenwood, S.C., pastor Brent Bennett said. Read More