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SBC Life – Spring 2021

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From Cuba to US: President of Florida WMU Reflects on Life Lessons Amid Upheaval

Irma Moss vividly remembers five or six Communist soldiers invading her family’s home in Cuba and whisking her father off to jail in the wake of the Cuban Revolution. That was more than sixty years ago.

Bruce Plummer Finds God in the Midst of Despair

Bruce Plummer, born on the Fort Belknap reservation, was twenty-one, stumbling drunk, and suicidal in a drenching rainstorm in Portland, Oregon, when with Native American awareness he crawled under a pine tree to avoid some of the wet. That tree was on church property, he realized the next day, as he watched vehicles coming and later going from the parking lot.

American Indian Embraces Culture to Lead People to Jesus

People don’t grow into mature Christians until they serve others. So says American Indian pastor and ministry leader Bruce Plummer, of Sioux, Assiniboine, and Cree heritage.

New Beginnings Pregnancy Center Offers Help and Hope for Mothers and Babies

New Beginnings Pregnancy Center in Benton, Arkansas, has had a few new beginnings of its own. Originally established in 2003 as a nonprofit ministry to pregnant teens, it has grown to serve women of any age who can benefit from the ministry’s resources.

Love World and Welcome House Impact Knoxville and World for Christ

How can the crisis of an Iraqi refugee family’s house fire help churches engage young women in missions involvement amid their busy twenty-first century lives?

Fighter Pilot Finds Freedom from Racism and Self

Southern Baptist “Top Gun” Richard Toliver found freedom in the cockpit, from which he had dodged missiles and anti-aircraft fire while flying 446 combat missions in Southeast Asia during his twenty-six-year Air Force career. He also battled racism.

Pennsylvania/South Jersey WMU leaders enlist fresh voices to help cast new vision

Theresa Krieg, president of Pennsylvania/South Jersey Woman’s Missionary Union, has had a love of missions since her preschool years in Sunbeams (now Mission Friends). Aubrey King is a young mother who was first introduced to Southern Baptist global missions as a college student.

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.

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