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Collegians focus on Harvey victims over spring breakHOUSTON (BP) -- Even after an EF-3 tornado -- one of 13 tornadoes to strike northern Alabama March 19 -- ripped through their college campus, tearing roofs off dorms, downing trees and damaging cars, Jacksonville State University students elected to remain in Houston to help hurricane victims rather than returning to assess their own damaged living spaces.
It was not the spring break most expected. Then again, perhaps it was, at least in terms of mission and camaraderie. Read More
Ky. lawmakers pass adoption, foster care billFRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky Senate unanimously passed the top House priority, a comprehensive adoption and foster care reform bill that changes the way foster care and adoption are handled in the state to better benefit children.
Later Monday night (April 2), the House concurred on a 90-1 vote to send the measure to the desk of Gov. Matt Bevin for his signature to make it law. Read More
National CP 4.90% ahead of mid-year projectionNASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.90 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and 2.40 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, executive vice president of the SBC Executive Committee. Read More
Christian col. suspended for marriage view wins appealARLINGTON, Va. (BP) -- A U.S. Air Force colonel and devout Christian suspended and denied promotion after refusing to affirm same-sex marriage has won a legal appeal to reverse the disciplinary actions against him.
Col. Leland Bohannon was restored today (April 3) to his military position and good standing, the Air Force Review Boards Agency announced Monday. Before Bohannon was disciplined in August 2017 for refusing to sign a certificate of spouse appreciation for a retiring officer in a same-sex marriage, Bohannon was due a promotion to brigadier general. Read More
La. church 'conduit for what God gives us'COUSHATTA, La. -- The Cooperative Program came up during last month's meeting of the missions committee at Fairview Baptist Church in Coushatta.
The group was discussing a parachurch sports ministry Fairview Coushatta has financially assisted for several years. When a person raised a question about the amount necessary for assistance, pastor Matt Endris took the opportunity to show some of the benefits of Cooperative Program giving. Read More
SBC DIGEST: WMU aids Nicaraguan safe house; BGR clean water campaign underway; Point of Grace's 2nd LifeWay album releasedBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- After Tropical Storm Nate pummeled a safe house for girls in Nicaragua, a HEART Fund grant (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) is helping the ministry in offering crisis care to its neighbors.
The $2,500 gift from the WMU Foundation couldn't have come at a better time, said Landa Carnes, a missionary serving at Emmanuel Home of Protection, a ministry of Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Mo., Md. and Texas evangelism/missions news; 'They see that ... there is hope in Christ'
Today's From the States features items from: The Pathway (Missouri); BaptistLIFE (Maryland); Southern Baptist TEXAN Read More