FIRST-PERSON: Hurting for and learning from Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (BP)--As a cholera outbreak and the aftermath of a tropical storm have returned Haiti to the international spotlight, the country's sad plight is ever-apparent. Crumbled buildings seemingly untouched stand as monuments to the Jan. 12 earthquake. Tent villages span as far as the eye can see. Children, without any school to attend, playfully prance around the streets and open fields. Yes, life has resumed -- cars whiz by and markets are abuzz. But so many of the people here are in desperation, their houses gone, seemingly without any way of restarting their lives. Wanting to see the progress, or lack thereof, and to aid the efforts in a small way, I returned to Haiti for a brief trip (about eight days) to work alongside a faith-based nonprofit ...
FIRST-PERSON: Christ, at work in the military
NORFOLK, Va. (BP)--The commitment to service in the armed forces is one of the most binding commitments on earth.
Church’s ‘Big Serve’ empties the pews
NORFOLK, Va. (BP)--For members of First Baptist Church in Norfolk, the Sunday service wasn’t held in pews but throughout the multi-city area known Hampton Roads.
A sailor’s journey
NORFOLK, Va. (BP)--"Tattoo, tattoo. Lights out in five minutes. Stand by for evening prayer....