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Dallas church bringing Gospel to thousands through food ministry

DALLAS (BP) – For Johnnie Bradley, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for the past 16 years, the struggles of the pandemic meant increased opportunities to share the Gospel by expanding the church’s longtime Messiah Ministry outreach.

Reports of God’s provision pour in from frontlines of Ukrainian refugee response

WARSAW, Poland (BP) – When veteran Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief chaplain and assessor Linda Mitter of Rockwall was asked to join a Send Relief fact-finding team headed to Poland, she didn’t think she would go.

13 months of joy, an eternity of impact

WICHITA, Kan. (BP) – Lottie Elizabeth Sandusky charmed everyone she met in her mere 13 months of earthly life. After her unexpected death Feb. 5, she continues to touch lives through a memorial fund established by her parents, Ethan and Maggie, with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Caminando en Fe

LEWISVILLE—Roxana Bravo, una madre y esposa ocupada, oriunda de Perú y residente en Estados Unidos desde hace 19 años, trabajó en las industrias del turismo y el cuidado infantil antes de encontrar una inesperada vocación como locutora cristiana.

Texas church’s ‘Dollar Club’ shows the power of small things united

ARLINGTON, Texas (BP) – A dollar doesn’t buy what it used to. Even the venerable Dollar Tree stores, which held the price line for decades, now offer most items for $1.25.

UK resident gets Texas-sized welcome, baptism after watching services online

WEATHERFORD, Texas (BP) – U.K. resident Samantha (Sammy) Scott has Texas-themed décor throughout her home in Southampton, about 80 miles southwest of London. Now she has Texas-sized memories of her baptism at Greenwood Baptist Church – the culmination of a spiritual journey that started at a Hill Country dude ranch and found purchase in an online church service during the pandemic.

Pastor’s home burns as he preaches; treasured Bibles spared

DAMON, Texas (BP) – The Sunday before Thanksgiving, Darrin George preached on Psalm 100:4 at Hilltop Fellowship Church, emphasizing gratitude. He added an illustration from James 1: “Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials” (1:2).

Miles llegan a Cristo a través del ministerio de migrantes de la iglesia

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – El pastor Carlos Navarro y los Ministerios Golán de la West Brownsville Baptist Church llevan mucho tiempo dedicados al ministerio de los migrantes que buscan entrar a Estados Unidos a través de Matamoros, justo al otro lado de la frontera entre Texas y México. En abril de 2019, la iglesia abrió con entusiasmo su renovado centro de descanso, una parada para los migrantes que entran legalmente a Estados Unidos, autorizados por ICE y la patrulla fronteriza y que esperan ser transportados a destinos dentro de Estados Unidos.

Thousands coming to Christ through church’s migrant ministry

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – Pastor Carlos Navarro and Golan Ministries of West Brownsville Baptist Church have long engaged in ministry to migrants seeking entry into the United States from Matamoros, just across the Texas-Mexico border. By April 2019, the church eagerly opened its renovated respite center, a stopover for migrants entering the U.S. legally, cleared by ICE and border patrol and awaiting transport to destinations within the U.S.