Episode 077

Easter in Taiwan, Wildfire Relief, & Georgia Ministries

Apr 19, 2022

The Easter holiday gave missionaries an opportunity to share the hope of Christ with students in Taiwan. Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have begun helping residents whose homes were burned during wildfires which swept through portions of the Smoky Mountains National Forest in March and April. And the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves will be helping to bring attention to the work Georgia Baptists are doing to provide medical and dental care to the working poor, to rescue victims of human trafficking, to get refugees from war-torn countries into homes and jobs in the Peach State and more.

Transcript

The Easter holiday gave missionaries an opportunity to share the hope of Christ with students in Taiwan.

Local schools have been inviting missionaries in to share the stories of Christmas and Easter to help students learn about western culture.

The school presentations began approximately 20 years ago when IMB workers were prayer walking in Taipei and passed a local school. The guard at the front of the school gate struck up a conversation and asked them if they’d share their culture with the students.

In the years since then, more and more schools have welcomed IMB workers for presentations during the holidays because it gives their students a chance to practice English and learn a bit about another worldview. This year, Easter presentations will happen in nine schools total, as well as two community centers.

Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have begun helping residents whose homes were burned during wildfires which swept through portions of the Smoky Mountains National Forest in March and April.

The fires were in two locations burning more than 3,500 acres and affecting around 220 structures, 37 of them were homes.

Using shovels and buckets, the team members sorted through the debris and brought buckets filled with dirt and other items for other volunteers to sift through.

Residents were hoping personal belongings like family heirlooms could be found as the recovery crews worked in the area.

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The defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves will be helping to bring attention to the work Georgia Baptists are doing to provide medical and dental care to the working poor, to rescue victims of human trafficking, to get refugees from war-torn countries into homes and jobs in the Peach State and more.

Braves announcers will give plugs for the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation and Mission Georgia in radio and online game broadcasts throughout the 2022 season.

Mission Georgia is a humanitarian arm of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, engaging in a variety of ministries that are impacting lives every day. Along with its work with human trafficking victims and refugees, Mission Georgia is engaged in getting orphaned children out of foster care and into forever families, providing prenatal care and counseling expectant mothers to deliver healthy babies, helping children learn to read through a much-heralded literacy program, allowing those who have fallen behind not only to catch up but to excel in the classroom.

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