|November 17, 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor|
|The Business Services Special Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has received a proposal to purchase the Battle House on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.|
|November 17, 2014 by BR staff|
At the 2014 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting, over 1,800 attendees heard reports and took decisive action Nov. 10-11 to make greater things happen in North Carolina and abroad.
|November 17, 2014 by International Mission Board, Baptist Press|
Before becoming IMB missionaries, a couple from Florida went to the Dominican Republic on their own as self-supported missionaries. They once struggled to provide for their family, but now...
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The prayer of the children
The pain some children face is expressed in a powerful song that emerged in 1994 from the heart of song-writer Kurt Bestor. The lyrics were birthed many years earlier out of his experience in war-ravaged Yugoslavia. He attempted to express the horror in the hearts of helpless children during painful wars that engulfed the small countries of Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia. The song begins,
Can you hear the prayer of the children
The song continues with more lyrics that mark painful emotions. It is a beautiful song from horrible circumstances. It reminds me of the testimonies of some children who enter the care of the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina (BCH). Every time I hear the song on my ipod my mind travels to the faces of these hurting children. Thanks to your gifts to the Cooperative Program and the special Thanksgiving offering for BCH, many children have discovered the power of God to heal unspeakable emotional and physical wounds.