State of Emergency for KY, DR Team Serves on Short Notice, God’s Love
Residents of eastern Kentucky are working together to help locate missing people and clean up after historic floods caught the region by surprise last week. A Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief team responded to a “last-minute” call to Romania, July 11-22, and was rewarded by seeing many Gospel seeds planted among Ukrainian refugees and relief workers through food and Bible distribution. And, In a Bible Study from Lifeway, the writer says if we are to be people who live in the love of God, we must know what His love truly is.
Residents of eastern Kentucky are working together to help locate missing people and clean up after historic floods caught the region by surprise last week.
More than 16 people are confirmed dead and Pres. Biden has declared a state of emergency for the region.
Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief is organizing and preparing to receive teams from other states to help in east Kentucky, a further example of cooperative work. The Kentucky Baptist Convention is also providing direct help to churches and pastors through their Kentucky Cares fund.
Get information about the fund at kybaptist.org.
A Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief team responded to a “last-minute” call to Romania, July 11-22, and was rewarded by seeing many Gospel seeds planted among Ukrainian refugees and relief workers through food and Bible distribution.
Tommy Middleton, associational mission strategist for Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, led the team of six individuals who spent time in Suceave, Romania, on the border with Ukraine. The team had been scheduled to travel to Poland to work with Ukrainian refugees but changed plans at the request of Send Relief.
While there, the team handed out bottled water, power bars, cookies, chips and Bibles that were in both the Ukrainian and Romanian languages to refugees and relief workers. The Bibles and bottled water had a QR code attached to them, which directed individuals to a website that has a Gospel presentation.
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In a Bible Study from Lifeway, the writer says if we are to be people who live in the love of God, we must know what His love truly is.
And since God Himself is love, we must know His character. But counterfeits abound: people who may look and sound genuine, but they neither come from nor represent God. A genuine believer is one who has been transformed by the love of God and loves as He loves. God takes the real thing seriously, and so should we.
Love is essential to every aspect of the Christian life. Without it, everything else is empty. The only way your life and mine will truly matter is choosing the way of God’s love.
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ERLC trustees OK senior staff additions, award recipients, FIRST-PERSON: Plan now for Baptism Sunday 2023
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