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Student sees a young Muslim man decide to follow Jesus

October 1 2014 by Paige Ryder, IMB

When Moussa* was around age 12 he went to an Islamic school to learn Arabic and the Quran. Moussa questioned the teachings, lifestyle and authority of Islam. He didn’t know who to tell or where to go for Truth.

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Airstrikes may worsen refugee crisis

September 30 2014 by Mark Kelly, BGR/Baptist Press

During just three days last week, at least 130,000 new Syrian refugees flooded across the border into Turkey because of an ISIS offensive in their hometowns. More than 3 million officially registered refugees have been driven out of the country amid the four years of crisis in Syria.

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'Kept here for His glory,' Abedini writes

September 29 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

As Christians in the United States and 32 foreign countries hold vigils to pray for pastor Saeed Abedini and other persecuted believers, Abedini's wife Naghmeh has released a letter he wrote just two weeks ago from prison in Iran.

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American songwriters gain new perspective on worship in Zimbabwe

September 29 2014 by Stephanie Lane, IMB

A group of American songwriters, worship leaders and ministers gathered near a fire in Zimbabwe as children approached them, hearing the strum of guitars. The 16 volunteers welcomed the children into their circle located in the in the middle of an orphan care facility.

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‘I’d rather die,’ Chibok schoolgirl says

September 26 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Saa* and her friend – two of the 300 girls Boko Haram militants awakened and violently kidnapped from a Chibok boarding school on the early morning of April 15 – courageously escaped as the caravan of trucks continued down the road. Saa recounted her ordeal during a Sept. 19 panel discussion…

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N. Iraq: ‘They are waiting for us to help’

September 25 2014 by Baptist Global Response

Global Hunger Relief funds are providing crucial supplies – water, food and infant formula – that help families that have been displaced by ISIS. Southern Baptists across North America will replenish those funds when they participate in World Hunger Sunday on Oct. 12.

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Prayer plea for Syrian, Iraqi Christians voiced by Floyd

September 24 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

SBC President Ronnie Floyd added the crisis in Iraq and Syria alongside his continuing plea for prayer for spiritual awakening when he delivered his first address to the Executive Committee Sept. 22 in Nashville. Floyd’s call for prayer came hours before news broke of airstrikes by combined United States and Arab forces against ISIS.

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N. Iraq: Grave danger as winter approaches

September 24 2014 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press/BGR

Seasons are changing and summer’s heat is passing, but forcibly displaced families in northern Iraq are worried because winter will soon bring bitter cold, and many of them may not survive. Abraham Shepherd and local partners working with BGR delivered relief supplies to more than a dozen families…

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Philippines: Baptist Global Relief feeds, heals

September 22 2014 by Caroline Anderson, IMB

A crushing wall of water from Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Tacloban on Nov. 8, 2013. Thousands of people perished. Homes and businesses were destroyed. Baptist Global Response is partnering with International Mission Board missionaries in Tacloban to not only provide water, but also rebuild the city of Tacloban.

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Syrian refugees pass 3 million mark

September 19 2014 by Brian Andrews, Baptist Press

The Syrian crisis reached a new milestone as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees counted more than 3 million officially registered refugees driven out by the conflict tearing the Middle Eastern country apart. The crisis began in the spring of 2011 with protests against the government…

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