Students serve community through Mission Jax
 

ST. JOHNS COUNTY (FBW)—Students in northern St. Johns County are discovering that they didn’t have to go to a Third World country to do missions work.

Instead, in early June they took part in Mission Jax, something church sponsors billed as a local mission trip to benefit the people in the area where they live.

Pastors plead for spiritual renewal, repentance among Florida Baptists
 

STARKE (FLBaptist)—Seeking to fill a spiritual hunger, 234 Florida Baptist pastors and ministers fell on their knees to pray for personal renewal, family, churches and others, as well as revival in the state and nation, when they gathered in pastor-led prayer meetings held across the state in May and June.

Miami streets prove to be fertile ground for Florida Baptist students
 

MIAMI (FLBaptist)—Miami is a city of contrasts—home to the glamorous, rich and famous, from professional athletes and celebrities to international business tycoons. Yet, hundreds of thousands of its residents live in abject poverty, surviving in multifamily housing with low-wage jobs and little hope.

Christian Sudanese woman, family arrive safely in Italy
 

WASHINGTON (BP)—Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman whose death sentence caused an international outcry, arrived safely in Italy on July 24.

Ibrahim, also known as Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, was flown on an Italian government jet to Rome with her husband, Daniel Wani, and two young children, Martin and Maya.

2014 Florida Baptist Hunger Awareness Offering: Feeding the forgotten
 

South Putnam Church sits in the southernmost corner of Putnam County, the third-poorest county in Florida, in a community where families and seniors live on fixed incomes and migrants provide cheap labor for the area’s fern industry. Making ends meet for these forgotten people is a daily challenge.

But they are not forgotten to Pastor Brian Baker, who knows their names and has led the congregation to be “the hands, feet and voice of Christ in our community.”

Cuban Baptists travel difficult ‘Roads to Victory’
 

HAVANA, Cuba (BP)—It’s 5 a.m. on a Saturday and while most of the town of Vueltas is still asleep, pastor José Enrique Pérez is prepping for what promises to be a long day. Fourteen hours to be exact. Just like every Saturday. That’s the reality of church planting in Cuba.

Pérez is joined by a dedicated team of self-described missionaries from his congregation, Bethel Baptist Church. More than 50 Christians pour their lives into the dozens of small towns and villages surrounding Vueltas where there is little or no Gospel witness. The missionaries’ goal is straightforward: make disciples and gather them into house churches.

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