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SBC relief in New Orleans

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  In photo: Louisiana Baptist Missions and Ministry Team Leader John Hebert (left, hat), Celebration Church Lead Pastor Dennis Watson (center, black shirt), Louisiana Baptist Convention President David Cranford (right, hat) and others were briefed about feeding operations by North...

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IMB fights cruel realities in global cities

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In 2020, 4.3 billion people lived in cities – that’s 56% of the global population. By 2050, it is estimated more than two billion people will be added to that number. The cruel reality is that 86,765 city dwellers die every day without a relationship with Christ. These city...

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The SBC ministering on the border!

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – With the current migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border worsening by the day, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) churches and disaster relief volunteers are sharing the love of Christ by ministering to the displaced. Politics and views on...

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Not Just About Us.

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A common criticism around the world of Americans is that they do not see the global picture. I was told a joke once while visiting another country about a local complaining to an American tourist that American’s are generally unaware of suffering in other countries. The American tourist...

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Our Easter Tradition

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So Easter comes to us by way of tradition. There is no mention in the Bible of Easter or of lent. Having said that, some kind of yearly acknowledgement of the resurrection is an ancient church tradition. From what we can tell, observance was varied and different tradition streams developed quite...

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Tags: church planting, annie armstrong

An Important Mentor

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“Join in imitating me, brothers and sisters, and pay careful attention to those who live according to the example you have in us.” (Phil. 3:17)   Is there a difference between personal heroes and mentors? I think of a hero as someone I admire, but I could never be like. I find...

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Coronavirus in Uganda

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Ishak Semakula ministers all over Uganda working with churches, schools, villages, and orphanages. Pastor Pauley spent time with Ishak on a trip in 2018. On that trip we learned of the critical need for a well in a village north of the capital. FBC provided a well for that village. Ishak...

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Jamaica

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A handful of our youth are in Jamaica. Pastor Russell identified this trip as an opportunity for our young people to help on a field where there is need, and an opportunity to grow spiritually as they serve.  I was only 14 when I went on my first missions trip. It was too Peru. Our church...

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Water for Bakatade

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I am glad to share that we are within inches of the funds goal we had to begin the process of digging the well in Bakatade, Uganda! The villagers do not know this is coming, but they will soon. They may suspect something is up because a well engineer has been poking around the community in...

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Tags: uganda

What is BridgeKC?

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First Baptist Church is more than glad to host a new ministry in the KC area. It is called “BridgeKC” and is a once a month worship opportunity that seeks to bring the nations together as ethnic churches gather together. BridgeKC has met twice and is hoping to include more groups in...

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Tags: international, service, worship