Two weeks after superstorm Sandy tore through New Jersey, thousands of people still lacked food, clothing, and water. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, nearly half of Hobokenís population of 50,000 was trapped in their homes by floodwaters.
Backyard Bible Clubs and Vacation Bible School are nothing new to church ministry. Typically, it provides good missions experience - in a local setting - while giving area residents an opportunity to visit the church in a more relaxed environment. Many such events result in new members, even.
Have you ever seen a man blow up a hot water bottle until it bursts, break wooden and metal baseball bats, bend steel bars, break cement blocks with his hand or break a 350-pound block of ice by running into it with his shoulder?
During the annual meeting Disaster Relief ministries collected more than 1,000 buckets filled with cleaning supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The buckets were destined for Manahawkin, NJ, where nearly 50 Georgia Baptist volunteers remain on site.
While this will not even come close to being a comprehensive review of the GBC annual meeting or the state of the Georgia Baptist Convention as a whole, I thought I would share a few thoughts about our recent meeting.
The 2012 annual session of the Georgia Baptist Convention can now be logged as the most recent chapter in the annals of our history. Inspiring music, powerful preaching, and a concerted effort to highlight the Great Commission as the mission of each believer marked the 191st meeting.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published November 29, 2012
I believe this was the finest Georgia Baptist Convention annual meeting in my memory. Do you know why? It is the power of prayer. We had more prayer surrounding this annual meeting than any in my memory.