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  • Food for refugee influx provided by Baptists' GHR

    by Seth Brown, posted Friday, October 06, 2017 (2 months ago)

    SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- "I don't want to go back," Naomi* said, her voice thick with emotion. The middle-aged woman wiped away tears with the tail of her headscarf as she recounted how a Muslim group nearly beat her husband to death over an alleged blasphemy charge.

    Naomi's youngest sons, ages 12 and 17, sat quietly on the concrete floor. They chimed in occasionally to help their mother when certain English phrases eluded her. Floor fans churned the steamy air in a small apartment in this Southeast Asian city as Naomi told about the events that forced her family to flee their native country to the east. Read More

  • Child beggars fed, taught at GHR-supported ministry

    by Lindsay McDonald , posted Friday, October 06, 2017 (2 months ago)

    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- As the early morning sunlight backlit their frail bodies, small hands stretched outward through the metal airport gates in South Asia.

    Child beggars.

    Instinctively, I reached for my camera; I wanted to document every moment of this trip. In praying and preparing over the last year, the Lord had captured my heart for this people group and I loved them.

    But I paused and allowed the scene to unfold before me, to sear into my mind all the while gripping my heart. Read More

  • Asian girls give back with letters, drawings & $4.28

    by Lily Jameson*, posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Goldie Frances* (*Names changed)
    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- In a classroom cluttered with children's books, an 8-year-old girl in South Asia places money in a plastic box.

    These few bills are precious. Her family doesn't have very much, but she is sending what little money they can spare to Baptist Global Response (BGR).

    "I gave money for those who don't have food," the 8-year-old tells Christian worker Goldie Frances* about her desire to help Middle Eastern refugees and African drought survivors. "I want everyone to have food." Read More

  • Adoptee's first act of love: aiding his homeland

    by Lily Jameson, posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Micah Fries
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- People huddled in blankets near Ha Tsolosa, Lesotho. The January rain drizzled around them, a sign the recent drought was ending. The lack of rain had lasted two years and had devastated crops so badly many villagers had run out of food.

    Soon, aid workers -- both foreign and local -- started unloading relief items including bags of mealie (corn meal), oil and beans from trucks.

    But one worker looked a little different to the crowd. Read More

  • Runners raise hunger funds at SBC

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, June 19, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo by Madison Hyleman
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Lindsay McDonald had two good reasons for rising early today (June 14) for a 6:30 a.m. race of more than three miles -- she really enjoys running, and she really believes in the ministry of Global Hunger Relief.

    McDonald, a member of Casey (Ill.) First Baptist Church, was among 189 registrants for the first Global Hunger Relief Run on the second day of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix. By registering, McDonald and the other entrants contributed nearly $4,000 toward feeding the hungry in the United States and throughout the world. Read More

  • GHR reports life-changing work around the world

    by Mark Kelly, posted Monday, June 05, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo credit Teresa Flora
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Encouraging reports of transformed lives have come flooding in as Southern Baptist hunger ministries accounted for their stewardship of Global Hunger Relief (GHR) resources in 2016.

    -- California: A man who received a Bible later confesses he had been contemplating suicide and changed his mind because of what he read in Scripture.

    -- Lesotho: A severe drought ruined a woman's crops and left her little seed to sow for the next season. Then a truck arrived in her community, filled with seeds ... Read More

  • 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

  • FIRST-PERSON: Teaching children about suffering

    by Jill Waggoner, posted Friday, October 07, 2016 (one year ago)

    "Seeing and trusting God's purpose through difficulty is one of the greatest joys and freedoms of the Christian life," Jill Waggoner, a mother of two, writes. "I pray for the day that my children know and embrace this truth in their own hearts." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Competing offerings?

    by Bob Terry, posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Baptists have two financial focuses during October. Some people wonder if the two emphases compete with one another.

    October is Cooperative Program (CP) month. It is a time when churches are encouraged to celebrate the partnership between local churches, their state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Read More