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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–“The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism” national bus tour by Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch focused on three New England states Wednesday, Sept. 1, with stops slated in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The schedule included three stops at 9 a.m. at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Hartford, Conn.; 1:30 p.m. at Hellenic Gospel Church in Newton, Mass.; and 6 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Warwick, R.I.

Thursday’s schedule will focus on three more New England states, with stops at 9 a.m. at Maine Street Baptist Church in Brunswick, Maine; 1:30 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Londonderry, N.H.; and 6 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Plainfield, Vt.

Last Sunday’s launch of the bus tour began at First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fla., followed by a Sunday night stop at First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill, Ga., and two stops Aug. 30, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., and First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C., and three stops Aug. 31, at Good Shepherd Southern Baptist Church in Scott Depot, W.Va.; the SBC International Mission Board offices in Richmond, Va.; and Richmond’s Staples Mill Road Baptist Church.

Welch conceived of a national bus tour rally as a means of generating a sense of urgency about evangelism among Southern Baptists. The bus tour is a kickoff for “The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism” campaign which has the goal of “Witness, Win and Baptize … ONE MILLION!” in one year.
To follow “The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism” bus tour, visit www.sbc.net/bustour and also check for daily updates from Baptist Press.

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