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NAMB 2021 Prayer Calendar highlights North American missionaries and chaplains

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Missionaries across North America continue to move the mission forward during a turbulent time. In 2020, hundreds of church planting and compassion ministry missionaries met needs in their communities and shared the Gospel with those looking for hope.

Send Relief announced joint IMB, NAMB ahead of making worldwide impact in 2020

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Send Relief began 2020 with the historic announcement that the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB) would begin coordinating compassion ministry efforts. That news was followed shortly by word that Bryant Wright, longtime pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta and a past President of the Southern Baptist Convention, would lead the effort.

Southern Baptist response continues as record-breaking storm season persists

Hurricane Iota has sights set on Central America, making it the second major hurricane to hit the region following Hurricane Eta’s Nov. 3 landfall. Iota is the 13th hurricane and record-breaking 30th named storm during an historic 2020 hurricane season.

Send Relief national mission projects planned for Fall 2021

DENVER (BP) – Beginning in the fall of 2021, Send Relief plans to facilitate compassion ministry by hosting monthly mission trips in cities across North America. The goal is to give thousands of Southern Baptists an opportunity to meet physical needs and share the hope of the Gospel as they do it.

SBDR prepares Zeta response; NOBTS avoids major damage

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Hurricane Zeta made landfall as a Category 2 storm in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday evening (Oct. 28), passing over New Orleans around 7:30 p.m. before trekking across the southeastern United States and into the mid-Atlantic states as a tropical storm, leaving more than 2.5 million without power.

As new storm looms, Southern Baptist volunteers maintain multiple responses

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Heading into the final week of October, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) operations have gone from seeing a light at the end of a tunnel to staring down the barrel of a potential Hurricane Zeta.

El énfasis de NAMB en la plantación de iglesias hispanas para atender las necesidades del 2021

NASHVILLE (BP) – En el transcurso de la próxima década, las proyecciones demográficas estiman que la población hispana aumentará en un 30%, desde los 57 millones en el 2016 hasta los 74 millones de personas en el 2030. Al reconocer estos cambios demográficos, la Junta de Misiones Norteamericanas (NAMB) pondrá énfasis en la plantación de iglesias hispanas a partir del 2021.

NAMB to emphasize Hispanic church planting in 2021

NASHVILLE (BP) – Over the course of the next decade, demographic projections estimate the Hispanic population will increase by 30 percent, up from the 2016 figure of 57 million to 74 million people by 2030. In recognizing these demographic shifts, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) will emphasize Hispanic church planting starting in 2021.

NAMB selects Paul Worcester to lead national collegiate evangelism effort

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has selected Paul Worcester as its National Director of Collegiate Evangelism. Worcester will catalyze collegiate evangelism through church-based and on-campus ministries, working with churches and other Southern Baptist partners to reach college students.

Ezell: ‘Greatest Annie Offering ever’ despite steep decline

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – On Monday (Oct. 5), the North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced the 2020 total for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) for North American missions. Southern Baptists gave $49.3 million in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic created numerous challenges for churches across the nation.