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Russian radio station continuing to broadcast Gospel message

LASI, Romania (BP) – Despite a variety of challenges resulting from the ongoing war, a Christian radio station broadcasting to Slavic nations has continued its Gospel ministry, this time from Romania. Although New Life Radio is the first and only FM Christian radio station in Russia, the station relocated from Russia to Odessa, Ukraine, several […]

‘Very chaotic’ for perhaps 180,000 ‘traumatized’ orphans in Ukraine

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – The nearly 200,000 orphans in Ukraine are especially traumatized by Russia’s invasion that has displaced millions of civilians, according to a Southern Baptist adoption and orphan care minister who has adopted three children from Ukraine.

UN: 6.5 million people displaced inside Ukraine due to war

GENEVA (AP) – The U.N. migration agency said Friday that nearly 6.5 million people have been displaced inside Ukraine, on top of the 3.2 million who have already fled the country.

FIRST-PERSON: How you can help the overlooked children affected by substance abuse

The turning point for me occurred at a funeral. I was holding a 4-year-old child I did not know. His mother had passed away after overdosing on a dangerous mix of fentanyl and cocaine. The family reached out to our church and asked for a pastor to officiate the funeral. I’ll never forget the young boy’s words.

EXPLAINER: Alcohol abuse and drug overdoses rose during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every family in America. Some are still dealing with the aftermath of the disease. But the problem of substance abuse exacerbated by the pandemic might be a problem that lasts longer than the coronavirus.

Hannibal LaGrange University board addresses $690,000 debt

HANNIBAL, Mo. (BP) – Steps taken during a March 11 board of trustees meeting will keep Hannibal LaGrange University operational through the end of the fiscal year, Chairman Mark Anderson told Baptist Press March 16, and address a $690,000 debt while preparing the Missouri Baptist Convention-affiliated school for the future.

Romanian Baptists stepping up to help those fleeing Ukraine

Romanian Baptists and International Mission Board missionaries are responding to the influx of refugees from Ukraine into Romania.

Ukraine would face ‘significant religious oppression’ under Russia, USCIRF warns

WASHINGTON (BP) – Religious communities including Christians in Ukraine would “likely be targeted with violence and oppression under any Russian influence,” the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said March 16.

Ultrasound unit assists mother, unborn child prior to dedication event

FRANKLIN, N.C. – A brand new mobile ultrasound machine that will serve several western North Carolina counties has already played an instrumental role in helping at least one expectant mother and her unborn child.

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.