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Family carries on businessman's missions giving legacySALINAS, Calif. (BP) -- Francis Murphy understood something important: Most people like tomatoes, in some form. They like them on hamburgers, in salads and with tacos. Whole, sliced or chunked, people want tomatoes, and Francis learned how to provide them year-round. Read More
MISSIONS: Your impact on eternity
The way we live our lives on this side of eternity has a great impact on the other side, Kevin Ezell writes, noting that everyone has a part in the Great Commission -- "old or young, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, blue collar, white collar or no collar." Read More
CALL TO PRAYER: Practical ways to pray for missionaries
Illinois pastor Doug Munton recounts what he learned visiting his daughter, son-in-law and their children in Madagascar. "Career missionaries need our prayers and love," Munton writes. "And, a package of goodies from home doesn't hurt." Read More
MISSIONS: 'Rope-holders' vital to missions
Observers asked a missionary couple, "Why are you different?" after seeing their faith amid a crisis, WMU executive director Wanda Lee recounts. "I wonder if those watching us see the same thing," she writes. Read More
Discipleship for boys & young women strengthens witnessSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (BP) -- When Carlos Llambes was about 7 or 8 years old, he heard a sound he had never heard coming from a church before -- laughter. Churches had always seemed so formal and structured to the Cuban boy. Plus, times in the Caribbean island 90 miles south of Miami were somber and uncertain in the late 1960s in the years after the Cuban missile crisis.
So when Carlos walked by Primera Iglesia Bautista (First Baptist Church) in his hometown of San Cristobal, Cuba, on a Wednesday night and heard laughter, the curious youngster peeked inside the doors. Members of the congregation were singing a joyful song and smiling. Read More
CALL TO PRAYER: Our grand vision
With world crises occurring daily and the severity of lostness ever increasing, "we have no other choice as Southern Baptists than to do all we can to take the Gospel to every person in the world," SBC President Ronnie Floyd writes in underscoring the importance of praying for and giving to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions. Read More
Informed, biblically-based giving advised
NASHVILLE (BP) -- With many in the U.S. expected to give more money to charities this Christmas season, financial experts are advising a biblically based, focused and well-educated approach to charitable giving.
Christians should be careful to give their gifts to charities that have proven to be responsible stewards of God's resources, said Williams Townes, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee vice president for convention finance. Read More
Forsaking false saints for the true GodSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (BP) -- Lily was scared for her life but didn't know why.
It should have been a happy time, after the 25-year-old had been invited by her best friend to be inducted into a position of honor in their religion.
The ritual -- which some of the religion's leaders charged as much as $10,000 to conduct -- was being offered to her "free" because she was told she was someone the spirits favored. Read More
Missionaries blow past LMCO goalPUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (BP) -- Facing what some called a "God-sized" challenge, a group of IMB missionaries far exceeded their offering goal of $100,000 for international missions.
More than a quarter of a million dollars -- $277,217.92 -- was collected at a gathering of 240 IMB families serving among American people groups around the world. Of the total, $125,000 came from outside donations while $152,217.92 came from IMB missionaries. Read More
MISSIONS: The relevant call of Lottie Moon
Randy Davis harkens back to 1887 in China to underscore the ongoing relevance of missionary Lottie Moon's vision for Christmastime giving for global missions. Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, also notes how faithful stewardship by Southern Baptist churches is "an eternal investment rather than a budget line item." Read More