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Southern Baptist border ministries continue, prepare for possible migrant influx

El PASO, Texas (BP) – On July 7 the El Paso Baptist Association officially launched its migrant center at Scottsdale Baptist Church, the latest step in a history of migrant ministry in this border city. But it’s what looms on the horizon that concerns EPBA executive director Larry Floyd.

Send Relief national spokesperson Mark Richt announces Parkinson’s diagnosis

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Mark Richt, the former college football coach who is now a national spokesperson for Send Relief, announced Thursday (July 1) he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

First hurricane of 2021 season arrives as SBDR, Send Relief gear up for active season

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — The first hurricane of the 2021 season has been named, and it’s already a record-breaker. Tropical Storm Elsa became a hurricane early Friday morning (July 2) in the Atlantic Ocean near Barbados, the easternmost Caribbean Island.

Desperation, need for hope seen as chaplains arrive at Surfside condo collapse

SURFSIDE, Fla. (BP) -- A day after the 12-story Champlain Towers South Condo collapsed on itself, Pines Baptist Church Pastor Luis Acosta was as close to the smoldering rubble as authorities allowed.

Send Relief reports help and hope amid pandemic

NASHVILLE (BP) – In an introductory video that played before Send Relief President Bryant Wright’s report, he said: “Together, we can meet needs and change lives for people on the other side of the world and right down the street. Together, as Southern Baptists, we can be an unstoppable force of hope,” as clips of compassion projects rolled.

Georgia church, Send Relief partner to teach groups about refugee ministry

CLARKSTON, Ga. (BP) – Students from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are just one of the latest groups to learn about refugee ministry while visiting a small town known for its diverse population.

Disaster relief ‘up to their eyeballs’ responding to Louisiana floods

LAKE CHARLES, La. (BP) – Some may give up trying to make a home in southeast Louisiana with flooding that has killed four people and caps a year of hurricanes, heavy rains and a devastating winter freeze.

As crisis continues in India, Send Relief brings aid to those in need

Kiara and Aayush, an elderly couple living in a rural region of India, had already been ostracized from their community for being believers. There, on the top of a hill in an extremely remote village, they were forced to bear alone the weight of losing their 36-year-old son to COVID-19 complications.

Indian hospitals under strain as COVID surges

NEW DELHI (AP) – With Indian hospitals struggling to secure a steady supply of oxygen, and more COVID-19 patients dying amid the shortages, a court in New Delhi said it would start punishing government officials for failing to deliver the life-saving items.

FIRST-PERSON: A time to remember

PRATVILLE, Ala. (BP) – Anniversaries are usually times of joy and celebration. Wedding anniversaries are certainly that kind of experience. Anniversaries for church families are a time to celebrate their histories and to praise the Lord for His blessings upon them.