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Southern Baptist volunteers mobilizing to serve ‘ocean of people’ fleeing Ukraine

POLAND (BP) – A Disaster Assistance & Response Team (DART) of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) and volunteers returned from Poland last week to survey ways volunteers from the United States might engage and serve Ukrainian refugees fleeing the invasion of their homeland.

Cyclist uses cross-country trek to spotlight Annie Offering

SAN DIEGO – For three men, a bucket list item, bike riding from coast to coast, has transformed into an opportunity to serve those in need. Toby Thorpe, a member of North Albemarle Baptist Church (NABC) in Albemarle, N.C., is using his ride to raise awareness for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.

Tennessee Baptists, Send Relief host Serve Tour in Memphis

MEMPHIS (BP) – Southern Baptists from across the United States gathered to participate in a Send Relief Serve Tour event in Memphis Feb. 25-26. Sixty-five churches and more than 1,000 volunteers united to serve the city.

NAMB missionary baptizes West Point cadets in icy Hudson River

WEST POINT, N.Y. – A pair of cadets at the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, N.Y., celebrated a day they are not likely to forget any time soon. On Feb. 12, Brooke Parker and Zhaoxin (Jenny) Ma were baptized by Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM) director Joshua Austin in an icy Hudson River.

SBDR, Send Relief enter new working agreement for disaster relief

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – State directors of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) and Send Relief, the compassion ministry arm for Southern Baptists, entered into a new working agreement when SBDR directors gathered for their annual roundtable on January 27 in Albuquerque, N.M. The SBDR state directors affirmed the measure without any dissenting votes.

NAMB celebrates more than 50,000 ‘ones’ posted on Who’s Your One map

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced Thursday, Jan. 27, that more than 50,000 people had, through the Who’s Your One evangelism campaign, represented their commitment to pray for and share the Gospel with at least one person by placing their “one” on the Who’s Your One map.

As global tensions rise, SBC military chaplains prepare

UKRAINE (BP) – A continued increase in recent weeks of Russian troops on its border with Ukraine has mirrored the escalation of tensions in the area. In such times when the world’s geopolitical temperature rises, military chaplains begin making mental, spiritual and strategic preparations in case of conflict.

NAMB celebra los 30 años de ministerio de Carlos Ferrer

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – El presidente de la Junta de Misiones Norteamericanas (NAMB), Kevin Ezell, reservó una parte de la reunión de todo el personal el miércoles 12 de enero para celebrar a Carlos Ferrer, líder de la NAMB desde hace mucho tiempo, que se jubila después de 30 años de servicio en la junta misionera.

NAMB celebrates 30-year ministry of Carlos Ferrer

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – North American Mission Board (NAMB) president Kevin Ezell set aside part of a staff-wide meeting Wed., Jan. 12, to celebrate long-time NAMB leader Carlos Ferrer who is semi-retiring after 30 years of service at the mission board.

NAMB sees record giving, church planting success in 2021

ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Despite another year of uncertainty and challenges connected to the pandemic, Southern Baptists rallied to lift the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® (AAEO) for North American missions to a record $66.5 million after a pandemic-impacted down year in 2020. The news was one of several headline highlights for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in 2021.