Less than 24 hours after Typhoon Haiyan roared through the Philippines, Southern Baptist missionaries and disaster relief specialists were delivering aid to dozens of towns and villages devastated by the super storm. Their efforts are just part of a larger, global response to Haiyan by the international Baptist community that is multiplying Southern Baptists' impact.
After 17 years, the woman from Beaufort, SC can speak in a Scottish accent that even the locals mistake as their own. She used to stick out as "the American" who for some inexplicable reason chose to live in one of the city's poorest areas.
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The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published December 12, 2013
Christmas for Georgia Baptists this year is very special. I remember as a boy spending the money I had saved up from cutting grass and from working as a bagboy at Winn Dixie to purchase gifts I had selected for my family. I could hardly wait till Christmas morning when I would see their joy in receiving such wonderful gifts.
A December snow was not uncommon in the foothills of North Carolina where I grew up as a boy. I remember waking up one morning just after the public schools had closed for the "Christmas" holiday season and what to my wondering eyes should appear than a beautiful layer of snow that had carpeted my world and big, fluffy white snowflakes.