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BGR shifts gears in Philippines relief

PHILIPPINES (BGR) — Baptist Global Response’s (BGR) Rapid Assistance Team is nearly done identifying communities that need assistance and meeting immediate survival needs after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. It’s time to shift gears toward a longer-term response. A Disaster Assessment and … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptists send emergency funds to the Philippines

BIRMINGHAM (SBOM) — In the wake of one of the most powerful typhoons in recorded history, the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions has forwarded disaster relief emergency funds to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines. As additional donations … Continue reading

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Typhoon hits Philippines, heads toward other parts of Asia

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (IMB) — Super Typhoon Haiyan, with sustained winds of 195 miles an hour and gusts reaching 235 miles per hour, make it the strongest recorded storm in the world, CNN reports. Called Yolanda in the Philippines, the … Continue reading

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Central Philippines hit by magnitude 7.1 earthquake

BOHOL PROVINCE, Philippines (TAB) — Sixty-seven people died and 164 were injured after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the central Philippines on Oct. 15, according to news services. The majority of the damage and deaths occurred in Bohol province. Cebu province … 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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