Episode 281

DR Teams Brace for Protests, IMB Sending Celebration, KY Pastor’s Legacy & A Church’s New Village

Jan 31, 2023

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams from Tennessee and Mississippi are providing support for first responders in Memphis as the city continues to grieve and come to terms with the beating and death of a man who died a few days following his arrest on Jan. 7. The International Mission Board will livestream its missionary Sending Celebration Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Allen F. Harrod, a Kentucky Baptist pastor who guided churches in Kentucky and elsewhere for six decades, died Thursday, Jan. 19. He was 83. And, when the first residents moved into the newly built emergency shelters on the campus of Meridian Baptist Church, it was the fulfillment of a ministry idea years in the making.

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Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams from Tennessee and Mississippi are providing support for first responders in Memphis as the city continues to grieve and come to terms with the beating and death of a man who died a few days following his arrest on Jan. 7. Since the incident, five former police officers have been charged with murder.

DR team volunteers from Mississippi are preparing meals and serving as chaplains
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The International Mission Board will livestream its missionary Sending Celebration Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

The ceremony will feature the stories of some of the dozens of new missionaries preparing to be sent to points all around the world.

Viewers can watch on the IMB website, in the IMB Advance app or on Facebook.
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Allen F. Harrod, a Kentucky Baptist pastor who guided churches in Kentucky and elsewhere for six decades, died Thursday, Jan. 19. He was 83.

Harrod was intentional with the Gospel and led many to the Lord, including the family of Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board. Harrod, a pastor in Jellico, Tenn., at the time, encountered the Chitwood family while making visits in the community.
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When the first residents moved into the newly built emergency shelters on the campus of Meridian Baptist Church, it was the fulfillment of a ministry idea years in the making.

Since late December, three previously homeless women and their children have been sheltered in the emergency facilities located on Meridian’s property.

Rolland Slade, senior pastor at Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, said the need is great, as San Diego County (of which El Cajon is a suburb) has one of the largest homeless populations in the country.

Upon viewing the shelter for the first time, Slade said one of the first residents was overwhelmed with emotion.

Women who stay in the shelters may remain there for 90 days as they figure out their next step.

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