FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BP) – Sheriff’s deputies Clayton Osteen and Victoria Pacheco were smiling during the pre-Thanksgiving dinner celebrating the upcoming birth of their son Jayce. Weeks later the parents committed suicide.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering promotional materials available; Send Relief to hold online discussion on human trafficking
Youth leaders point to the Gospel, Christian counseling to help with America’s youth mental health crisis
ROCKWELL, Texas (BP) – Lauren Coats has seen firsthand the impact of a growing mental health crisis among young people. The number of calls from parents of teens and children looking for help to her three metro Dallas counseling centers has nearly doubled in less than two years.
VALRICO, Fla. (BP) – For almost 30 years, Shannon Eads has been running the race with endurance serving in churches, supporting struggling churches in associations, and working as a Florida Church Partner with Lifeway Christian Resources.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (KT) – Rev. Harold Pike, who was recognized Tuesday at the Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting with the Lifetime Leadership in Evangelism Award for his 61 years of service, used the occasion to ask prayer for his ailing son Mark Pike.
BRIDGETON, Mo. (BP) -- The debilitating trauma the survivor suffered from being trafficked for sex is emblematic of those rescued through the Freedom 43:19 human trafficking ministry of the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH).
SALISBURY, Md. (BP) – The importance of time carries a particular weight for Richard Pope, pastor of Canvas Church. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and not something he has a whole lot of.
PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. (BP) – Approaching the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Evan Owens knew the trauma care network he co-founded to help soldiers returning from the war on terrorism would be busier than ever. In the 10 years since establishing REBOOT Recovery alongside his wife, Jenny, he’s learned that memories can remain raw, regardless of that saying about time and wounds.
NEW ORLEANS (BP) – After spending time this summer volunteering at the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans, medical school student Megan Duggins knew she had to take a proactive approach to the issue of human trafficking.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Richard and Emily Barfell came to the International Mission Board’s MedAdvance conference in the middle of their application process to serve as IMB missionaries. Richard is a doctor. Emily is a stay-at-home mom of two little girls.