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Food for refugee influx provided by Baptists' GHRSOUTHEAST 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 ministrySOUTH ASIA (BP) -- As the early morning sunlight backlit their frail bodies, small hands stretched outward through the metal airport gates in South Asia.
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 & $4.28SOUTH 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 homelandCHATTANOOGA, 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 SBCPHOENIX (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 worldNASHVILLE (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
Run in Phoenix to support Global Hunger Relief
Messengers and other participants in the Southern Baptist Convention's June meeting will be able to run to help feed the hungry. Read More
Global Hunger Sunday: 842 million malnourishedNASHVILLE (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
"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?
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