ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) -- "Who's your one?" is the question visitors were asked when they stopped by the North American Mission Board's Who's Your One exhibit at the National Religious Broadcaster's 76th convention. "God may use you to touch one, but the one you touch may touch thousands," Johnny Hunt told Christian media who attended NRB's pre-conference event for NRB's "Proclaim 19" sessions in Anaheim, Calif.
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- U. S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Rondon believes "there is nothing more exhilarating in life than seeing people come to Christ." This year Rondon has experienced that exhilaration with more than 1,400 professions of faith -- something one could describe as a spiritual awakening -- at Fort Leonard Wood, his place of ministry. Rondon summarizes his part in the effort with one word: intentionality. It's about being intentional with words and with how he treats his fellow soldiers. ...
DALLAS (BP) -- The North American Mission Board's exhibit featured its Send Relief compassion ministry as well as Send Network church planting emphasis at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas. "The overall theme is sending hope," NAMB director of events Lee Cunningham said. "We highlighted the five Send Relief focus areas and encouraged people to two calls to action: writing notes for church planters and recording a Gospel Conversation (GC) Challenge video. The exhibit design was made to bring these two things together across NAMB and Send Relief."
DALLAS (BP) -- Kevin Ezell delivered the North American Mission Board's report to messengers June 13 focusing on disciple-making and relaying an update on the effectiveness of Southern Baptist church planting efforts and NAMB's new initiative in Puerto Rico. Ezell, NAMB's president, began the report by inviting Robby Gallaty to share findings and recommendations from the disciple-making task force that NAMB and LifeWay Christian Resources convened two years ago. Gallaty, who chaired the committee, pastors Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Army chaplains meet the unique needs of soldiers by training, serving, and living alongside them.
FORT BENNING, Ga. (BP) -- When Chaplain (CPT) Robert Boyles was in U.S. Army Ranger School training, he met four strangers he later would baptize. But when the weather turned 15 degrees that night, Boyles was simply another Ranger in training, stomping his feet in his Army boots to keep warm. Boyles and the others were in the Mountain phase of an arduous 61 days in training at Fort Benning's Ranger Brigade. They'd already endured a 12-mile road march carrying 35-pound rucksacks and weapons as well as intense military instruction, challenging patrols and a grueling physical training (PT) test together.