Episode 482

Send Relief Supplying Aid to Middle East, Women’s Bible Conference in West Africa & Paying It Forward

Nov 17, 2023

Send Relief workers are continuing to provide aid in the Middle East. As Christianity in French-speaking West Africa has spread over the past few decades, Baptist women in the region desire theological education and further access to resources for biblical interpretation as they resist the influence of the prosperity gospel. And, have you ever ordered at a drive-through, only to discover when you arrived at the window that the person in the car ahead of you paid your bill?

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Send Relief workers are continuing to provide aid in the Middle East.

Send Relief President Bryant Wright recently returned from a trip to the Holy Land where he saw first-hand the humanitarian need and aid that was being given.

Thousands have been in Israel and Gaza because of the Hamas attacks Oct. 7 that began a full scale war in response. To learn how you can join Send Relief in supplying aid, visit Send Relief.org.
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As Christianity in French-speaking West Africa has spread over the past few decades, Baptist women in the region desire theological education and further access to resources for biblical interpretation as they resist the influence of the prosperity gospel.

In an effort to follow Jesus’ command in Matthew 28 to make disciples of all nations and to teach them, a group of women from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary led a Bible conference in Togo last month to equip Baptist women leaders as faithful disciple makers.

More than 70 French-speaking Baptist women from Togo, Benin and Cameroon attended the conference, which focused on biblical hermeneutics and exposition and resourcing attendees to train the next generation of women in West African churches.
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Have you ever ordered at a drive-through, only to discover when you arrived at the window that the person in the car ahead of you paid your bill?

It’s an awkward feeling to accept food for which you didn’t pay. The first reaction of many people is to pay the bill for the car behind them. Grace has a way of making us more apt to give, not more apt to take from others.

Jesus’ death on the cross paid the penalty for our sins. We can know with confidence that Jesus is the Messiah, and we can be assured that Jesus has the power to save.

Through His power to save, Jesus’ disciples are empowered to serve others as they have been served by Him.

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