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Men in the Middle East delve into God’s Word

July 18, 2019

Nation

THE MIDDLE EAST—Nasser* is a local believer who is faithfully leading a Bible study for a group of his friends in the Middle East.

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ABCHomes keeps caring, sharing for 125 years

July 18, 2019

Perspectives

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27, ESV).

Scripture says much about caring for widows and orphans, beginning in...

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Believers in South Asia gather for their weekly cell group meeting. Since her husband’s death, Shreya (name changed) has taken an active role in ministry in her church and village, supported by Southern Baptist partners. IMB photo

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South Asian believer carries on husband's ministry legacy

July 18, 2019

World

SOUTH ASIA—Shreya’s* grief is raw. Only a few months ago, her husband was alive. Now he is dead. They were such good partners.

They ministered together in their church, where he was a pastor, and in the surrounding villages. She was devoted, always...

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Baptist life - July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019

Across Arkansas

Editor’s Note: The Arkansas Baptist News would love to share your church news with the state. Send your information to sarah@arkansasbaptist.org or call 1-800-838-2272, ext. 5153. Please submit information three weeks prior to the event.

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New Hope to mark 175 years

July 18, 2019

Across Arkansas

BLACK ROCK – New Hope Baptist Church in Black Rock will celebrate 175 years of ministry with Heritage Week July 21-28.

Organized July 20, 1844, New Hope is the oldest continually existing church in Black River Association.

Brent Powell is pastor of...

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Believers in Taiwan gather to worship and await government approval to become a church. Pray for this new church and for the right people to be raised up to shepherd the flock. IMB Photo

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New church in Taiwan a testimony to the power of prayer

July 18, 2019

World

TAIWAN Ming Wei* is a firm believer in the power of prayer. Eight years ago, when she moved back to her husband’s hometown, she began to pray for the opportunity to make a difference in this dark part of Taiwan. This town of 50,000 has only two...

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Fishermen in Sub-Saharan Africa pull in their nets to haul in the catch of the day. Fisherman such as these benefit from programs at “The Well,” a rehabilitation center founded by Southern Baptist missionaries. IMB Photo

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Former heroin addict follows Christ in African fishing village

July 17, 2019

Nation

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA—“I believe this. I want to be baptized.” Mark* was just one of the men recovering from heroin addiction at “The Well,” a rehabilitation center founded by Southern Baptist missionaries. His new start in recovery led to his new...

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Henard to transition from West Virginia executive director

July 17, 2019

Baptist News

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. – William D. "Bill" Henard, executive director-treasurer of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists since 2015, has accepted a call to pastor First Baptist Church in Athens, Tenn., the convention reported in a July 17...

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A record 1,500 Vietnamese Baptists gathered for their 35th annual meeting in Atlanta, embracing a new name, the Vietnamese Baptist Union of North America. Photo submitted

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Vietnamese Baptists to aim for year-round ministry

July 17, 2019

Baptist News

ATLANTA – The Vietnamese Baptist Union of North America celebrated their largest-ever annual meeting – 1,500 attendees – when they gathered for four days in Atlanta.

In their 35th annual meeting, the group adopted a new name, the Vietnamese Baptist...

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Committee: SBU must clarify Statement of Faith

July 17, 2019

Baptist News | Featured

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University's (SBU) Statement of Faith has not been implemented effectively across the fabric of the university, according to an external peer assessment committee that completed its work there in June.

The...

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