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‘Preach the Bible’ NAMB tells youth leaders at coaching network gathering

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – In the face of a challenging, changing culture, young people often wrestle with how to process the pressures that face them as they grow up. Church youth leaders often are the ones there to help students apply the Bible and the Gospel to the issues they encounter.

Send Network Utah-Idaho partnership set to reach fast-growing states

SALT LAKE CITY – Rob Lee first came to Utah as a missionary with the Home Mission Board, now the North American Mission Board (NAMB), in 1987. More than 30 years later, as the executive director of the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention (USIBC), Lee and his convention have entered a partnership with NAMB’s Send Network to bolster church planting efforts in the two-state convention.

Annie Offering tops $66 million for new record high

PITTSBURGH – After a pandemic-influenced decline in 2020, Southern Baptists rallied to give $66.5 million to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® (AAEO) in 2021, the highest amount ever given to the offering that supports missions in North America. North American Mission Board (NAMB) president, Kevin Ezell, announced the total during the entity’s fall trustee meeting in Pittsburgh.

Needs still great in Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Nearly one month after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana, Southern Baptists eclipsed the mark of 735,000 prepared warm meals served for those impacted by the storm. Needs for church-to-church partnerships in Louisiana and volunteers in the Northeast persist, however.

Send Relief Serve Tour to host first stop in Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. (BP) – When Jordan Stowe, pastor of Angus Church in Sand Springs, Okla., heard about a tragedy in a local mobile home community, it led him to reach out to the manager to let them know he and the church were there for them if they needed anything.

Litton, Wright visit Louisiana Baptists to encourage Southern Baptist Ida responders

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – A year after taking a battering from hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta, the people of Louisiana have been recovering from another direct hit by one of the stronger tropical systems ever to hit the mainland United States: Hurricane Ida.

Road to Ida recovery continues for Louisiana, SBDR, Send Relief

HAMMOND, La. (BP) – A week before Hurricane Ida hit southeastern Louisiana, William Bekemeier had just endured a heart attack. After he rode out the storm and felt the shock of a tree landing on his family’s house, he didn’t have the strength or stamina to clear the tree from his yard. He also didn’t have the funds to pay for the work to be done.

Bautistas del sur preparan respuesta al enorme huracán Ida

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Dieciséis años después de la histórica llegada a tierra de Katrina, el huracán Ida llegó a Port Fourchon, Luisiana, alrededor del mediodía del domingo (29 de agosto) como una tormenta de categoría 4. Los equipos de Alivio Bautista del Sur en caso de Desastre (SBDR) comenzarán hoy a evaluar los daños y a preparar su respuesta.

Southern Baptists prepare response to massive Hurricane Ida

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Sixteen years to the day after Katrina’s historic landfall, Hurricane Ida arrived in Port Fourchon, La., around noon Sunday (Aug. 29) as a Category 4 storm. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams will start assessing damage and preparing their response today.

Ohio Baptists, NAMB form Send Network Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio (SCBO) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) recently announced a new agreement to form Send Network Ohio, a collaborative effort to fuel church planting in the state.