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Olympic gold medalist finds source of happiness in God’s gifts

Olympic gold medalist finds source of happiness in God’s gifts

Caeleb Dressel made a big splash in his Olympic debut Aug. 7, winning a gold medal as part of the U.S. men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay team. Take a close look at him during some of his competitions, and you may notice a Scripture reference written across his face.

       
Gymnast Jake Dalton focuses on faith over fear

Gymnast Jake Dalton focuses on faith over fear

Olympic gymnast Jake Dalton bears a tatoo that reminds him of his source of strength. It quotes Philippians 4:13—"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

       
Churches resist restraints on evangelism in Russia

Churches resist restraints on evangelism in Russia

Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia.

       
A cough saved her life; U.S. Christians can rescue other Ebola orphans

A cough saved her life; Christians can rescue other Ebola orphans

Aminata, an orphaned survivor of the Ebola pandemic that ravaged West Africa two years ago, would have been buried alive if she had not coughed. Today, U.S. Christians can rescue Ebola orphans such as Aminata from the crushing ravages of poverty. 

       
Buckner helps Guatemalan boy blinded in one eye

Buckner helps Guatemalan boy blinded in one eye

The Buckner Family Hope Center in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala, provided funds that enabled a child who had been blinded in one eye to secure a prosthesis. 

       
Baptist minister granted asylum after persecution in Kazakhstan

Baptist minister granted asylum after persecution in Kazakhstan

After nearly three years of waiting, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service granted asylum to a Baptist minister and his family who were deported from Kazakhstan.

       
Nigerian humanitarian crisis presents security threat, human rights group insists

Nigerian crisis presents security threat, human rights group insists

Officials with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative urged President Obama to appoint a special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region of Africa to deal with what they called “one of the worst humanitarian crises of our day.”

       

Liberian seminary president denies school property for sale

The president of Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary is disputing reports on the Internet the school is up for sale. (BNG)

       
CBF helps support safe passage of Syrian Christians to Belgium

CBF helps support safe passage of Syrian Christians to Belgium

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship sent $20,000 to field personnel to help facilitate the safe passage of 90 Syrian Christians seeking asylum in Belgium.

       
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Africa’s greatest need: Educated women, Nobel nominee tells Texans

“The reason Africa is suffering is women are not educated. Less than 1 percent of them have received education through high school. They live on less than $3 per month.”

       
Religious freedom deteriorating around the world, commission report says

Religious freedom deteriorating around the world, report says

Religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe, a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom asserts.

       
Criminal justice project a step of faith for lawyer and Ugandan youth

Criminal justice project a step of faith for lawyer and Ugandan youth

They come from different worlds—a Pepperdine legal expert and an unjustly accused Ugandan—but Jim Gash and Tumusiime Henry have been touring the United States with the same message: Step out on faith and help others.

       
ISIS brutality drives some Middle Eastern Muslims to Jesus

ISIS brutality drives some Middle Eastern Muslims to Jesus

Atrocities perpetrated by the self-identified Islamic State in Iraq and Syria drives some Muslims in the Middle East away from the faith of their families, a Baptist pastor from Palestine said.

       
Safety from war does not come without struggle

Safety from war does not come without struggle

Through a partnership with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development, Texas Baptists are helping purchase winter survival materials for Lebanese churches to distribute to the refugees.

       
European Parliament identifies ISIS killing as genocide

European Parliament calls ISIS killing 'genocide'

The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the killing of minority Christians and Yazidis by the self-described Islamic State as “genocide.” And a Baptist human rights advocate hopes the United States will follow suit.

       
 
 
 
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