People Still Missing After Maui Fire, Praying for Ongoing Global Refugee Crises & Rhythms of Healthy Small Groups
Officials in Maui have released the names of hundreds of people who are not accounted for following wildfire that devastated a portion of the island. An estimated 783 million people will go to sleep hungry tonight, according to the International Mission Board. From war to global pandemics to natural disasters and overall economic downturn, a number of factors have caused this number to double since 2020. And, drawing from Jesus’ pattern of life is a great way for Christians to grow as disciples, according to Jeremy Linneman. In his piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, he points out three rythms for spiritual growth.
Officials in Maui have released the names of hundreds of people who are not accounted for following wildfire that devastated a portion of the island. The release doesn’t mean all of the individuals have perished, just that they have not checked with family, friends or the authorities since the tragedy.
As of Aug. 25, 115 people are confirmed to have been killed in the disaster.
Relief workers from Hawaii and the continental US are working to come alongside those who have lost so much.
Learn how you can help at SendRelief.org.
An estimated 783 million people will go to sleep hungry tonight, according to the International Mission Board. From war to global pandemics to natural disasters and overall economic downturn, a number of factors have caused this number to double since 2020.
Along with praying for the end of the war in Ukraine and the end of a drought across Africa, the IMB offers ways you can pray and help care for those facing starvation.
Pray for the ongoing global refugee crises. There are now more than 100 million displaced people around the world – a number that has more than doubled in the last ten years alone.
Pray for the rising cost of food and the global inflation rates causing them. Intentionally intercede for impoverished and underserved communities, asking God to continue to provide and help families struggling to keep food on the table find sustainable sources of income and nutrition.
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Drawing from Jesus’ pattern of life is a great way for Christians to grow as disciples, according to Jeremy Linneman. In his piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, he points out three rythms for spiritual growth:
Word and Prayer, Fellowship, and Hospitality. To put it another way, to grow in Christ, we embrace the habits of:
1. Word and prayer—Connecting with God
2. Fellowship—Connecting with one another (inside the church)
3. Hospitality—Connecting with outsiders (outside the church)
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Church Responds to Online Threat, Worship Pastor Wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ & Praising God in Prayer
Police in Haymarket, Virginia responded in textbook fashion to neutralize a threat at an area church on Sunday. A Kentucky pastor recently used an appearance on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune to do more than spin the wheel and win some cash. And, Wesley Duewel, the 20th century missionary and prayer leader, once observed, “Praise gives you the spirit of triumph and overcoming. Praise fires you with holy zeal.
The Maryland Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that a Catholic employer was lawful in denying health benefits to the spouse of a gay married employee because such unions violate church doctrine. This college football season is unlike any other in David Pollack’s life. For as long as he can remember, the sport dominated his Saturdays in ways most people haven’t experienced. And, from 2012-2017, the reality TV series “Duck Dynasty” told many stories of the Robertson family and their duck-call and decoy business. “The Blind,” coming to theaters Sept. 28, tells the story of Phil Robertson’s life before he became a Christian.
Hard times often are described as “going through a valley.” But Bruce Watson, pastor of First Baptist Jeanerette, La., describes life’s valleys as the place where the soil is the richest. Rudy Kebreau and Randal Lyle are bound by far more than their mutual faith and pastoral calling these days. And, maybe your church has a prayer list. But have you ever considered have a personal prayer list? In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman says it may help you remain faithful in prayer.