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Apr 14, 2014
BANGALORE, India (BP)—A child died during the night.

The next morning Auto T. Raja lays a clean white sheet on the floor of an empty room in the children’s hostel and places the frail, lifeless body on it. He cleans dried spittle from her mouth, straightens her clothing and then cradles the body while winding the sheet about it.
Apr 9, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—From foreign battlefields to American corporate board rooms to hospital bedsides to the front seats of police cars and more, Southern Baptists minister through their chaplains in some of the most hard-to-reach locations of North America.
Apr 8, 2014
MACOMB, Mich. (BP)–Scott Blanchard is familiar with all the public perceptions of Detroit and its surrounding area: Metro Detroit is dying. No one wants to live in the city. The Church can’t survive—much less thrive in the Motor City.
Apr 8, 2014
NEW YORK (BP)–High school student Shamar Smith has been attending Graffiti 2 Community Ministries’ after-school program for years. Raised in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, Shamar is no stranger to the lifestyle and perils that mark the lives of many in the neighborhood; his own brother is already serving out a sentence on Rikers Island, New York’s primary jail complex. Had he not found his safe haven at Graffiti 2, Shamar knows his path might have looked the same.
Apr 7, 2014
WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court contemplated the right of business owners to exercise their religious beliefs in the face of a government decree upon their companies during oral arguments in a case that is expected to have a long-lasting impact.
Apr 7, 2014
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (BP)—World Vision U.S. is reverting to its longstanding conduct policy of requiring faithfulness within the biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, expressing regret with an earlier decision to hire legally married gay Christians.
Apr 4, 2014
NASHVILLE (BP)—The new Southern Baptist Convention “CP Rant” video communicates to younger generations the vitality and necessity of the Cooperative Program, incorporating humor, fact and colloquial terms, said the team of Louisiana Baptists who produced the video.
Apr 4, 2014
NASHVILLE (BP)—In an effort to give more visibility to the work of SBC entities, the Cooperative Program 2014 Ministry Reports are now available to all Southern Baptists in an easily-accessible, online format, viewable at SBC.net.
Mar 28, 2014
FENTON, Mich. (BP)—Baptist churches always like to mix a meal with an event.

Michigan Baptists recently took that one step further, hosting 10 meals at 10 different locations over a five-day period from Jan. 13-17. These events were used to promote the God’s Plan for Sharing evangelistic strategy called “Serving Across Michigan.”
Mar 26, 2014
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)—Kevin and Laura Baggett, Southern Baptist International Mission Board missionaries to Argentina, are thrilled that Tennessee Baptists approached them several years ago about a partnership.

“There’s no confusion about who is doing the work,” said Kevin Baggett. “God is opening doors and hearts in Buenos Aires,” referring to the capital city of Argentina where they live and serve.
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