SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP) -- With Skype, Facebook, Zoom, websites and QR codes, Sammy Tippit reaches several million people worldwide each month to advance the Gospel. In addition to evangelistic preaching, discipleship resources by Tippit are translated into Hindi, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Portuguese, Farsi, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish, with three more languages on the horizon. He and the board of directors of Sammy Tippit Ministries made a decision three years ago "to pursue technology and get the Gospel out through technology," said Tippit, the new president of the Southern Baptist Evangelists organization.
[QUOTE@right@180="It's very different than we thought our lives would look like, but we don't doubt that this is what God had planned."]CENTRAL ASIA (BP) -- Jane was in the middle of explaining how God had called her family to one of the toughest areas in Central Asia when the Skype connection went dead.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Richard and Sharla Rachel are typical American grandparents who enjoy being a part of their grandchildren's lives. They babysit. They have dinner together. They read books and play games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–Filip Blank feels the gravity of the tragic plane crash involving high-ranking Polish political, military and religious leaders. Blank spent the first 20 years of his life in Poland before moving to the United States with his family and subsequently enrolling at Midwestern Baptist College, SBC, in Kansas City, Mo. The family […]
BANGALORE, India (BP) -- The blue Skype icon bounces on the bottom of the computer screen in front of Lekha Katti*, an Information Technology [IT] professional in Bangalore, India. When her Bible verse of the day arrives via an instant message, she copies it to her Facebook profile. ...
As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has spread, one Southern Baptist evangelist says it’s opening up tremendous opportunities to share the Gospel online.
NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) -- Katherine Walton was sitting in her backyard during the Skype interview. Her 13-month-old was toddling in and out of the camera, beautiful blond hair shining in the sunlight. Voices in the background of her sons, Blaise and Ian, sometimes interrupted -- once to report a scraped knee from the trampoline, other times just to ask a question.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--One of the difficulties of serving as a missionary is battling the oppressive feeling that you are laboring alone, buried in obscurity and forgotten. The struggle is harder when you are serving in a country where the general population doesn't even want you to be there. It grows heavier when friends from home forget to write. The devil tempts you to believe that they have also forgotten to pray and that you are making no difference.
HAMPTON, Va. (BP) -- When church planter Clint Clifton was asked if the SBC of Virginia could do a video spotlighting his story of church planting during its 2012 annual homecoming, he didn't think it would lead to a spontaneous offering.