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Adoptee's first act of love: aiding his homelandCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- People huddled in blankets near Ha Tsolosa, Lesotho. The January rain drizzled around them, a sign the recent drought was ending. The lack of rain had lasted two years and had devastated crops so badly many villagers had run out of food.
Soon, aid workers -- both foreign and local -- started unloading relief items including bags of mealie (corn meal), oil and beans from trucks.
But one worker looked a little different to the crowd. Read More
Korean-American couple inspires church in world missionsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BP) -- Korean-American Chaplain Rebekah Kim remembers her first international mission trip 30 years ago when she shared the Gospel with Japanese, an ethnic group she had been taught to view as enemies.
The human mind alone cannot forgive Japan's treatment of Koreans during the Sino-Japanese war, including the forced prostitution of Korean women and girls as "comfort women;" but the blood of Jesus has power to forgive, Kim told the Japanese. Kim, one of two Southern Baptist chaplains at Harvard University, was born during the Korean War, years after the Sino-Japanese War ended. Read More
Nat'l CP 5.08% above projectionNASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 5.08 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 1.15 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page. Read More
N.M. village's Baptists see CP as missions priorityCUBA, N.M. (BP) -- The multicultural mix of 750 people in the small, arid village of Cuba, N.M., is one of the qualities that drew Stephen Reynolds to pastor First Baptist Church there.
The village off busy U.S. 550 draws the Navajo and Jicarilla Apache Native Americans and others from 30 square miles of high desert lands. Read More
Survey of young leaders shows CP in positive light
Many younger pastors have a positive view both of the name "Cooperative Program" and the ministries funded through CP, according to the 2017 SBC EC Young Leaders Advisory Council Survey. Read More
Nat'l CP 5.96% above projectionNASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 5.96 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 2.05 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More
CP connects pastor, church to 'True Grit Americans'OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Only Way Baptist Church has been rotating its "3 R's 4 Him" outreach emphasis for the last 18 months.
It's a concept developed by Tim Morlan, pastor since 2010 of the rural, historically Native American church that is more than an hour's drive outside the Oklahoma City area. Today, the pastor describes the congregation as "more cowboy than Indian." Read More
CP panels celebrate Bapt. ministries, missionsPHOENIX (BP) -- Countering declining baptism numbers, improving preaching, combatting pornography and increasing women's involvement in the Southern Baptist Convention were among topics discussed by panelists at the Cooperative Program booth during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.
A series of panel discussions hosted in the SBC exhibit hall June 12-14 celebrated Gospel advancement through the efforts of Southern Baptists, including ministries fueled by CP, Southern Baptists' unified method of funding missions and ministries in North America and internationally. Read More
$3.1M Cooperative Program gift featured in EC reportPHOENIX (BP) -- Flanked by more than two dozen Florida pastors, Tommy Green of the Florida Baptist Convention presented a gift of $3,136,500 to the Southern Baptist Convention during the Executive Committee report June 13 in Phoenix.
The CP gift, from the sale of the Florida convention's former building, was among numerous facets of the Executive Committee's report to messengers during the convention's 160th session since the SBC's founding in 1845. Read More
EC receives CP report, frames building sale processPHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee heard a report today (June 12) that "escrowing, withholding [and] reducing" gifts through the Cooperative Program is "not as widespread" as thought in February when the EC's CP Committee created a special committee to study the issue.
The EC also voted to ask the SBC for authorization to sell the SBC Building in Nashville if a favorable offer is made. The committee additionally adopted a resolution of appreciation for SBC registration secretary Jim Wells, who has completed 15 years of service and will not attend this year's SBC annual meeting due to an ongoing battle with cancer. Read More