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Suicide, abortion mark Lithuania’s despair

SILUTE, Lithuania (BP)–“My father killed himself.” Rimas Celiauskas, pastor of Šilute Evangelical Baptist Church in Šilute, Lithuania, waited with International Mission Board worker Milton Magalhaes for Rimas’ father to arrive. The men regularly had been meeting for coffee to encourage Rimas’ father, who suffered from depression. “He kept telling me, ‘Pastor Milton, I cannot live […]

Lithuania became their clear call

SILUTE, Lithuania (BP)–Neither Milton nor Lara Magalhaes had heard of Lithuania when God began calling them to serve there through the International Mission Board. At the time Lithuania –- located between Poland, Latvia, Belarus and the Baltic Sea in Eastern Europe — was still under Soviet control. Lara was 11 when she started praying about […]

Tattoos no longer tell his life story

KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (BP)–Inked onto the middle knuckles of his left hand are the number of years he spent in Siberia’s highest-level prisons. The stars on his knees signify a commitment to never bow to, but instead stand in opposition of, the government. His left thigh is canvas for a knife, his past weapon of choice. […]

Vision of lost nations leaves lasting impression on messengers

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--It was a moment that impacted thousands for the Kingdom.

Baptist association models EKG for local churches

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Missionary kids (from left) Abby, Rebecca and Cara Stevenson, whose parents, Sean and Lydia, are International Mission Board workers in Poland, added their personal touch to an Empowering Kingdom Growth exhibit during a three-day conference in Arkansas sponsored by the Mississippi County Baptist Association.
OSCEOLA, Ark. (BP)--Visualizing the “bigger picture” in order to share it with fellow believers, 20 churches gained “a lot of synergy” from a three-day conference with Empowering Kingdom Growth national strategist Ken Hemphill.
      The sessions, in Arkansas’ Mississippi County Baptist Association, were unique, Hemphill said, because they were “initiated by the association and local churches to inform members of the bigger picture.”
      Charles Lewis, the associational missionary for the Mississippi County Baptist Association, noted that the conference showed the 150 attendees that “this is something they can do in their church.”

Philadelphia pastor Herb Lusk joins president’s HIV/AIDS panel

WASHINGTON (BP)--Herbert Lusk II used to walk the streets of Memphis as a self-proclaimed “angry black man.” Now he stands behind a Baptist pulpit and among fellow advisers to the nation’s president.

ERLC election kit has tools to assist churches, pastors

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Value tools
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has put together an iVoteValues.com “toolkit” to help churches and groups host voter registration and voter awareness events.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Your car breaks down on the side of the road. No problem, you can fix it -- but only if you have the proper tools and the knowledge to do the job.
      Many Americans may find themselves in the same position -- without proper tools and awareness -- as they ponder how to make decisions in light of this year's elections.
      The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is helping provide churches the appropriate tools and information necessary to prepare for participating in the electoral process through its iVoteValues.com website and a new toolkit, which can be ordered on the website or by calling (800) 275-9127.