Episode 370

58 baptisms at TN jail by neighboring churches’ MedAdvance in 2023; More lives to be changed. 10 reasons for disaster relief training.

Jun 5, 2023

When more than 50 people were baptized at the Sumner County, Tennessee Jail in early May, it was the culmination of many years of ministry from two neighboring churches; For those with a passion for healthcare and a calling to missions, the International Mission Board has avenues of service ready to fill; Unfortunately, natural disasters are inevitable in this world. Coy Webb of Send Relief encourages believers to get trained in responding to disaster relief

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When more than 50 people were baptized at the Sumner County, Tennessee Jail in early May, it was the culmination of many years of ministry from two neighboring churches.

 

Leaders at Long Hollow Baptist and First Baptist Hendersonville had been carrying out Celebrate Recovery in the jail.

 

The group took a break from their routine in mid-April and played the video of the Easter sermon preached at Long Hollow this year. More than a dozen men and dozens of women responded to the call to repent and turn Jesus for salvation.

 

After working with administration at the prison, the churches were allowed to bring in a tank and the baptism celebration took place.

 

The ministry leaders told Baptist Press it was some of the most rewarding work they’ve ever done.

 

For those with a passion for healthcare and a calling to missions, the International Mission Board has avenues of service ready to fill. The IMB is hosting MedAdvance, a conference for those interested in using healthcare strategies to open doors to a hurting world and gain access to unreached peoples and places in unique ways.

The conference will be at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, Aug. 3-5.

Join hundreds of healthcare professionals, students and church leaders at MedAdvance 2023:

  1. Connect with IMB missionaries and leaders for networking and questions.
  1. Discover how God is at work as healthcare missionaries share stories from around the world.
  1. Learn how you can serve God’s mission at home and overseas using your God-given talent, skills and experience in the healthcare field.

Learn more about the event at IMB.org.

 

Good News for Today is sponsored by The Voice of the Martyrs

Good News for Today is made possible through our friends at The Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost. Find out more and sign up for their free monthly magazine at vom.org/goodnews.

Unfortunately, natural disasters are inevitable in this world. Coy Webb of Send Relief encourages believers to get trained in responding to disaster relief. In a Baptist Press article he offers a number of reasons everyone should be trained. Here’s three:

  1. Training prepares us by giving us a better understanding of the nuances of different kinds of disasters and the varying needs that arise as a result during times of crisis.
  2. Proper training equips us to respond in appropriate and effective ways during the emergency itself.
  3. Coaching in this area prepares us to understand our role as part of a larger crisis response team. Emergency managers often list untrained volunteers as one of their greatest problems in times of disaster. At Send Relief, we will empower you to become a part of the solution instead of a potential hindrance.

You can read the full list from Webb at Baptist Press. Learn more about disaster relief work at SendRelief.org.

     

     

                   

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