SendRelief is partnering with Lifeline Children’s Services, the Regen Foundation, Heritage Ukraine and the Romania Without Orphans Alliance to provide training on caring for Ukrainian refugees. In an article on Baptist Press, Todd Gray, director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention shares about a conversation he had while meeting people in a local community. And as the celebration for Easter Sunday 2022 is now behind us, some Christians may be wondering what comes next.
The Easter holiday gave missionaries an opportunity to share the hope of Christ with students in Taiwan. Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have begun helping residents whose homes were burned during wildfires which swept through portions of the Smoky Mountains National Forest in March and April. And the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves will be helping to bring attention to the work Georgia Baptists are doing to provide medical and dental care to the working poor, to rescue victims of human trafficking, to get refugees from war-torn countries into homes and jobs in the Peach State and more.
A Christian who was imprisoned for 10 months in western China is now in the United States as a witness to the notorious “re-education” camps being operated by the Communist regime of the world’s most populous country. Twelve Southern Baptist volunteer teams that have traveled from the United States to Eastern Europe to serve Ukrainian refugees. And in a First Person piece on Baptist Press, California pastor David Jeremiah says, “Trying to satisfy heart-thirst with fame, money, success and pleasure is like trying to quench one’s thirst with salt water. In the end, it only makes things worse.”
Further evidence of ancient Hebrew language, in the form of a lead tablet with a written inscription, has been discovered near Mt. Ebal in Israel. An Oklahoma pastor is grateful for the work of fellow believers who live across the street and across the country. And today is Good Friday. The day set aside to remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
Since Easter 1972, members of Northwest Baptist Church in Milwaukee have set up a tomb guarded by Roman centurions near a busy street corner to remind folks about the importance of the weekend. To serve pastors and Christians in this challenging era, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and Send Network partnered with Dan Darling, author of A Way with Words, to create a free web course called “Using Online Conversations for Good,”. And Jaime Masso, pastor of First Baptist Hispana, said the help that has come from all over since the December tornado outbreak in western Kentucky, has been a great encouragement.
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission will host a webinar on how Christians can help refugees. Americans are less engaged with the Bible and are less likely to say the Bible influences their lifestyle than in previous years, the American Bible Society (ABS) said in its 2022 State of the Bible report. And in a Bible study published by Lifeway, the question is asked, “How would you describe a victory you’ve experienced recently?”
A Florida church is hoping some good can rise from the ashes of its ruined sanctuary. President Biden and the U.S. House of Representatives are persuaded Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military have committed war crimes in Ukraine. And in a First-Person piece on Baptist Press, Texas Pastor Jared Wellman calls on churches to reconsider how they define or measure success.
“Fools”, the comedy play written by Neil Simon in 1981, has been used to help bring relief to Ukrainian refugees. GuideStone Financial Resources will host a Quarter 2 Market Outlook and Insights webinar from 3-3:45 p.m. CDT April 13. And in an era with more media choices than ever, American evangelicals get their information and entertainment from both Christian and mainstream media.