Tag Archives: NAMB

W.Va. flooding prompts Southern Baptist response

GREENBRIAR COUNTY, W.Va. (BP) — Heavy rains on June 23 brought historic flooding to West Virginia, claiming at least 24 lives and 100 homes. Search and rescue continued June 26, where state and federal officials declared disaster areas. Southern Baptist … Continue reading

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WMU Foundation board affirms support for missionary kids

BIRMINGHAM (WMU Foundation) — In a recent meeting the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation board of directors affirmed their support for missionary kids (MKs) by committing to raise additional funding for MK scholarships. The WMU Foundation currently offers scholarships for … Continue reading

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Former NAMB missionary receives $26 million settlement after crash

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BNG) — A North American Mission Board (NAMB) student missionary paralyzed in a 2009 rollover crash has been awarded $26 million in a settlement with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity’s insurers. Personal injury lawyer Alexander Blewett III in … Continue reading

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‘Now I know God cares,’ Okla. survivor tells Baptist chaplain

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are ministering to survivors after a second round of deadly storms killed 22 people in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas in late May. Sam Porter, disaster relief director for the Baptist General … Continue reading

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With photography, Don Rutledge was global missions pioneer

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (BP) — Renowned photographer Don Rutledge, who told the story of missions through his camera lens for several generations of Southern Baptists, died at his home near Richmond, Va., Feb. 19. He was 82 and had been in … Continue reading

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Breaking News — SBC sends help to the coast after Isaac

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) —  Following a prayer by North American Mission Board (NAMB) evangelism vice president Larry Wynn, Southern Baptist disaster relief drivers Larry Kirkland and K. Ray Helms fired up NAMB’s two 18-wheelers and departed Aug. 29 for Mobile. Each … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Air Force chaplain at same-sex wedding leaving SBC

ALPHARETTA, Georgia (ABP) — A Southern Baptist-endorsed Air Force chaplain portrayed recently in national media as watching approvingly the blessing of a same-sex civil union in the chapel he oversees informed officials at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) North American … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Alabama native named executive director of NAMB disaster relief

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (NAMB) – Fritz M. Wilson, disaster relief and recovery team strategist for the Florida Baptist Convention since 2006 and a Jasper native, today (June 7) was named executive director of the North American Mission Board’s disaster relief team. … Continue reading

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