MAYFIELD, Ky. (BP) -- A Kentucky congregation gave an eye-popping $118,000 in a single day to support church plants in Arizona and New York. First Baptist Church in Mayfield collected the offering during its Founder's Day service Aug. 7 to share the Gospel with Native Americans on reservations in the desert Southwest and with urbanites in the nation's largest city. Senior pastor Wes Fowler, who has visited many of the areas where the churches are being planted, noted their desperate need the Gospel.
LYNCH, Ky. (BP) -- A bell jingled as a middle-aged man walked through the door. He laid a few dollars on the counter for gas and requested prayer. This may be unusual behavior at most convenience stores, but Black Mountain Exchange is anything but usual. Bible verses and decorative murals dot the walls around the thinly stocked shelves. Free Gospel tracts and Bibles sit in stacks by the register where they are frequently given away. Christian music floating from the small stereo fills the background as customers shop.