Ex-Russian Baptist prays for Ukraine, Wolfe committed to SC Baptists, Key for young adults’ faithfulness.
A former Russian Baptist union leader, speaking from Moscow, voiced an apology for his countrymen who are “participants in this crime against Ukraine,” during a recent call for Mission Eurasia. The South Carolina Baptist Convention has called Tony Wolfe as the new executive director-treasurer. And in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Chuck Lawless offers insights for parents who want to pass down a legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.
A former Russian Baptist union leader, speaking from Moscow, voiced an apology for his countrymen who are “participants in this crime against Ukraine,” during a recent call for Mission Eurasia.
Pastor Yuri Sipko, president of the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists.
He prayed for “the strength and courage to continue to resist” for the Ukrainian people “and all the people of good will around the world.”
The South Carolina Baptist Convention has called Tony Wolfe as the new executive director-treasurer.
Wolfe begins work April 1 and will replace Gary Hollingsworth, who is retiring after serving in the office for eight years.
Wolfe, a Louisiana native, comes to South Carolina after having served as associate executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention since 2017. The 40-year-old Wolfe is the son of a Baptist pastor, came to a saving relationship with Christ at a young age and began in ministry at a relatively young age. He has served in Texas and Louisiana in various ministry positions, including pastor, worship leader, counselor, educator, and denominational leader, with 23 years of ministry experience.
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In the Baptist Press Toolbox, Chuck Lawless offers insights for parents who want to pass down a legacy of faith in Jesus Christ. After talking with dozens of students who were deeply impacted by their families, here are a few statements that made an impact on him.
1. The memory of a dad sitting at the kitchen table very early in the morning with Bible in front of him
1. Thoughts of a mom reading the Word at her desk in the hall, the kids knowing that she was talking to God for a while
1. A father in his favorite chair with a cup of coffee in one hand and his well-marked Bible in the other
2. Parents who kept a handwritten prayer list (with answered prayers highlighted in yellow) over which they prayed each morning
Lawless said the simple actions of these Christian made a deep impact on their children that will last for generations.
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