Highway crash kills young missionary family of 5

A young missionary family of five from Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis is being mourned after a highway crash in western Nebraska took their lives July 31. Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, and their three children — Ezra, Violet and Calvin, ages 4 years to 2 months — died when their minivan was rear-ended […]

‘Needs, fears, struggles’ of 1.3 million helped

Labby cried loudly as her parents left her on the first day of preschool. The 3-year-old was overly thin. Her brittle hair and small, black teeth were signs of poor health and poor hygiene. At lunch, Labby and her friends devoured everything on their plates. The day was full of firsts: nutritious food, clean water, […]

After Philippines typhoon, Baptists plan long-term aid

While some disaster-response organizations are pulling out of Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines, Southern Baptists remain on the ground, helping neglected communities rebuild homes, schools and livelihoods. Disaster response organizations in five Southern Baptist state conventions have each adopted an area of the Philippines, said Jeff Palmer, executive director of Baptist Global Response. […]

‘World Hunger Fund’ now ‘Global Hunger Relief’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Southern Baptists will observe World Hunger Sunday Oct. 13, and Southern Baptist congregations across North America will receive offerings for Global Hunger Relief (formerly the World Hunger Fund).   When it comes to people in need, big numbers can hide the human faces they represent. Statistics tell us that more than 1 billion […]