Under the Mango Tree: Reflections on Two Weeks in Uganda

Under a mango tree in Hoima, Uganda, roughly 100 children gathered, eagerly waiting for Vacation Bible School to begin. Sixteen short-term missionaries from the United States had traveled there to minister to these children and their families. Their sacrifices of hot showers, air conditioning and cultural familiarity seemed utterly insignificant as the days passed and […]

Cooperative Program: Together in God’s Mission

A lot can be lost in a single generation. The writers of Scripture often warned the leaders of Israel that unless they rehearsed the works of God to their children and grandchildren, a generation would arise that “knew not the Lord or his ways” (Judges 2:10). Southern Baptists have a lot to pass on to […]

VBS offerings, collections help to share God’s love

Gapway Baptist Church had a Vacation Bible School with 100 enrolled that was right in line with the national attendance average, but their VBS offering this year was far from average. The Mullins-area church contributed more than $1,000 to the Cooperative Program and an additional $400 to an outreach group doing a sports camp to […]