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Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God's loveSOUTH SUDAN (BP) -- The light was soft as Monica* weeded her garden on a community farm in South Sudan. A picture from that day shows her sitting quietly among other garden plots, her legs folded demurely under her thin body. A long scarf is tied around her head for protection from the blazing African sun.
Susan Hatfield remembers the moment well. It was the day Monica learned that her nephew had been killed in a fight that took place while he had been watching over his family's cows. Read More
Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBCDALLAS (BP) -- More than 200 Southern Baptists raised beyond $6,000 to feed the hungry by participating in the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) Run June 13 during the 2018 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Through the registration fees paid by the runners, the second GHR Run -- which began at 6:30 a.m. on the second day of the SBC meeting in Dallas -- raised about $1,000 more than last year's inaugural run in Phoenix. Read More
Venezuela's economic crisis prompts BGR reliefVENEZUELA (BP) -- Baptist Global Response (BGR) is organizing relief efforts to help starving families trapped in Venezuela's current economic crisis.
The country's economic output is expected to shrink by 15 percent this year, which would be the third consecutive year it has decreased by double digits, Forbes.com reported. And inflation has reportedly grown from 112 percent in 2015 to 2,400 percent last year. In 2018, it's expected to hit five-digits. Read More
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