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SBC Life - Fall 2020

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Why Adoption is a Life-giving Choice for Unexpected Pregnancies

Many women facing an unexpected pregnancy are unaware that they have another option beyond parenting or abortion: adoption.

The Heroic Work of Pregnancy Resource Centers

Located just forty miles north of the border in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Care Net Pregnancy Center seeks to partner with their clients by confirming pregnancy, extending comprehensive support, and cultivating healthy relationships to help them flourish.

Laundry Ministry is Labor of Love for WMU Volunteers

Washing piles of muddy clothes and cleaning bathrooms may not sound like the most glamorous missions project available, but it’s a labor of love for Woman’s Missionary Union volunteers from Robeson Baptist Association in Lumberton, North Carolina.

Pandemic Heightens Need to Engage Local Communities

V. J. Sanchez doesn’t mince words when she describes the significance of Christian Women’s Job Corps and Christian Men’s Job Corps in the life of a local church or community. “I believe that every community should have a Christian Women’s/Christian Men’s Job Corps because of the great need across the United States,” she declared. “Why […]

Three Ways We Can Serve Orphans and Widows Throughout the Year

With such a large emphasis on serving widows and orphans this month, here are three ways a believer can be mindful of them throughout the year.

Chaplaincy Ministry Takes Gospel to Dairy Workers

Dozens of dairies with hundreds of workers and thousands of dairy cows surround Portales, New Mexico. While the milk barns scattered across Eastern New Mexico and West Texas represent huge business ventures, Foundations of Faith (Fundamentos de Fe) dairy ministry views the dairy farms as a fertile mission field. Melissa Lamb, president of New Mexico […]

The Recent Resurgence of Baptist Associations

I believe the pandemic has highlighted a recent resurgence in the relevance and value of local Baptist associations within the Southern Baptist Convention.

Arizona Missionary Overcomes Pandemic Restrictions to Reach Native Americans

Eric and Brittany Gibbs have built their ministry to Arizona’s Native American community on the theme “You are loved,” and their Live Love Ministries seeks to make as many partner individuals and churches a part of that as possible.

Food Deserts in the Slums of São Paulo

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought Brazil’s economy to a screeching halt, the already impoverished were the ones most affected by the sudden loss of income.

SALT Encourages Young Women to Impact Their Community and World

Kristi Moore has vivid memories of growing up in Mission Friends, Girls in Action, and Acteens at her home church of First Baptist, Amarillo, Texas.