Since 2010 the North American Mission Board (NAMB) has tripled the amount of money we spend in Canada for church planting efforts. We are able to do this because of your faithful and generous giving to the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®.
In fact, 44 percent of the Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC) churches were started since 2010 and are still ministering today. That’s 159 of the 359 total CNBC churches. (NAMB partners with the CNBC in Canada, much like we partner in the U.S. with state Baptist conventions). [Read more…] about Making a Difference in Canada
I am writing this after having just left the city of Pingdu, China, one of the cities where Lottie Moon served. Southern Baptists know well the name of that little, feisty missionary who served so faithfully the Chinese people until she died on a ship in the Port of Kobe, Japan on December 24, 1912. She became seriously ill at the end of her life, quit eating, and died, some reports say, at a mere 50 pounds. Her life was filled with hardships and suffering. Often she labored for Christ all alone. She is legendary for her chastisement of men whom she said should be there in China doing the work she was having to do!
Lottie Moon’s home is no longer there in Pingdu. Neither is the church she was part of. However, located between towering apartment buildings on both sides still are the ruins of the Warren Memorial Hospital. Lottie gave her own money to help build this hospital. She also served the suffering in that hospital when the Chinese Revolution broke out in 1911. Others had fled but Lottie Moon stayed. [Read more…] about We Can Do More Together Than We Could Ever Do Alone: The Legacy of Missionary Lottie Moon Is Still Alive in China
North America is in desperate need of a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit of God! When I look at the world around me I’m overwhelmed with the brokenness. Racial tension. Economic instability. Political unrest. Moral collapse. Violent terrorism. Marital failure. Brokenness everywhere. More than ever before I’m convinced that the only hope for our world is the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. It is time that we as followers of Jesus stop talking about politics and church growth and start being broken over the hurt and pain of a world without God. The prophet Isaiah cried it this way:
“Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence!”—Isaiah 64:1
And here is the good news—God desires to move through His people!
[Read more…] about When God Moves . . .