Suitcases and backpacks sit neatly lined up, waiting to be loaded in the vans. International Mission Board missionaries in Tokyo shuffled nervously and made jokes in an effort to cope with their relocation orders.
What Buddy's Bible says Slain police officer was Hull Baptist Church deacon, leader By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published April 7, 2011
It's a practice Pastor Randy Crowe of Hull Baptist Church doesn't like, but it often gives him comfort.
Japan has always been Yugo Kobari's home away from home. He grew up there. Once or twice a year he visits family, most of whom live there. He also has early memories of long bike rides not far from the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan.
Without Cooperative Program support, Southern Baptists would not have the International Mission Board, the largest evangelical mission entity in existence, Tom Elliff, the IMB's new president, said after his unanimous election by trustees March 16.
Truett-McConnell College faculty voted on March 1 to initiate a Great Commission minor. Beginning this fall, incoming students will be required to take the classes outlined in the new minor and current students will have the option of taking the classes.
A young, brand-new women's ministry leader walks through the front doors of Pinnacle Retreat Center and says: "I don't know why I'm here!" A seasoned Bible study leader enters Still Waters lake house and confesses: "I almost didn't come!" In both instances, they are greeted with laughter from other women's ministry leaders who can remember the first time they came to Selah, a retreat for women's ministry leaders.
Georgia's gambling business is headed toward bankruptcy. Governor Nathan Deal recently stated, "Facing bankruptcy of the lottery program in 2013, I worked closely with members of the General Assembly to save Georgia's prized jewel, the HOPE scholarship, for the next generation of Georgians."