Missions fuels Jimmy Draper scholarship recipient

May 21 2015 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources

Not long after LifeWay Chistian Stores associate Anna Dible began asking customers if they would like to purchase a Bible to send to South Asia, she asked God a question as well: “Can I go?” Being chosen as the recipient of LifeWay’s Jimmy Draper Mission Scholarship made Dible’s desire possible.

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Two Sudanese Christians face death penalty

May 21 2015 by Fredrick Nzwili, Religion News Service

Last year, a death penalty sentence slapped on a pregnant Sudanese doctor for refusing to renounce her Christian faith stirred international outrage and demands on the government to increase religious liberty. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim was released a month later, but now two Christian pastors have been jailed and also face a possible death sentence.

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Nepalese Baptist pastor in U.S. aids homeland

May 18 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

As Nepal works to recover from two massive earthquakes within 17 days, a Nepalese Southern Baptist church planter in Buffalo, N.Y. is readying to travel to his homeland to help those in need, including his three sisters left homeless. Southern Baptists can help by praying and fasting for Nepal ...

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In Nepal, 4 Colo. pastors aid quake survivors

May 15 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press

Four Colorado pastors were seven hours into a rugged road trip across rural Nepal April 25 when they got word that an earthquake had struck near Kathmandu. An hour later their 15-passenger van turned around in the rutted road and headed back to serve quake victims for the next eight days.

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Nepal hit with second major quake in 17 days

May 13 2015 by Susie Rain, IMB Connections

A new earthquake rattled Nepal May 12, killing at least 36 people and sending thousands more rushing to the streets. The 7.3-magnitude quake came just 17 days after an earthquake killed 8,046 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Tuesday’s tremor set off a series of landslides near Mount Everest.

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Pastor: Small church can make big impact

May 12 2015 by Susie Rain, IMB Connections

The Missouri pastor of a small, 150-member church was nervous as his church made the commitment to adopt people group in cooperation with the International Mission Board. He wondered if their small group could really make an impact in South Asia.

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Asian American council weighs missions challenges

May 11 2015 by Roger S. Oldham, SBC LIFE

The Asian American Advisory Council, representing numerous Asian cultures and language groups, identified a number of common challenges its churches must address if they are to survive and expand in the years to come, SBC LIFE reported in its May issue.

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Leper prays as Nepal earthquake rumbles

May 8 2015 by Susie Rain, Baptist Press

When the earthquake hit in Nepal, Miriam knew that she, a leper with no fingers or legs, could do more good by praying to God for her country’s protection than going outside to safety. Her husband only argued once, then sat on the floor and joined her.

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In Nepal, relief supplies reaching quake survivors

May 7 2015 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Global Response

Nepal earthquake survivors have begun receiving relief supplies provided by Southern Baptists. A Baptist Global Response assessment team, meanwhile, has made it to the quake's epicenter and found an architect to help assess homes and buildings so survivors can know whether they are safe.

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Nepal church, though tearful, starts singing again

May 6 2015 by Susie Rain, IMB Connections

In the days since Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake the death toll has risen past 7,500. More than 8 million in Nepal are affected by the massive quake, including at least 2 million who are displaced and millions more in need of food aid. An early estimate lists 130,000 houses destroyed ...

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