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  • Each Thursday, they ramp up their ministry

    by Scott Barkley, posted Friday, March 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Richard Eckler
    ELBERTON, Ga. (BP) -- For those with trouble getting a step ahead, this group of men provides a way up.

    Richard Eckler experienced it himself. Having undergone eight knee surgeries, including two replacements, he knew what it was like having trouble getting around. Read More

  • Ridgecrest volunteers: 'We're like family'

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (one year ago)

    BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. (BP) -- It's like family. Those words come up time and again as volunteers describe serving together at LifeWay's Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.

    Now Ridgecrest wants to expand that family. With a deeper pool of volunteers, leaders say, the conference center can be more effective in sharing the joy of the Lord.

    Volunteers are a vital part of the Ridgecrest ministry, executive director Art Snead said. They work in a variety of areas, from carpentry and gardening to food service and hospitality. Read More

  • Olympics: Bapt. volunteers share Jesus, see lives changed

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, August 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Tim Ellsworth.
    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- While the Olympics may draw fans from all over the world to celebrate athletic accomplishment, they also draw missions volunteers interested in taking the Gospel to the nations.

    Steve Paquette, of Golden Acres Baptist Church in Phenix City, Ala., and James Gardner, of McClendon Baptist Church in West Monroe, La., were part of a team of about 25 volunteers from International Sports Chaplains who witnessed to people at various Olympics sites in Rio. Read More

  • Teamwork yields East Asians putting trust in Christ

    by Caroline Anderson , posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Before returning to the U.S., two American mission volunteers arranged to meet one last time with more than 20 new believers they led to the Lord during their two-week visit in East Asia.

    "We wanted to give you a gift before we return to the U.S.," Timothy,* one of the volunteers tells some of the new believers who gathered to meet him and his teammate Joshua* for lunch. Read More