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Update: Inside Haiti Disaster Relief

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Update: Inside Haiti Disaster Relief

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Maryland/Delaware Baptists gave over 700 Buckets of Hope to the Haiti relief effort.

Southern Baptists are known for their disaster relief response. Within days of the Haiti earthquake, Southern Baptists were on the scene. Today we go inside the SBC Haiti Disaster Relief effort with our Disaster Relief Missionary, Ellen Udovich. Find out how Southern Baptists are helping the victims of the Haiti earthquake, how you can pray for disaster relief coordinators in Haiti, and how your church can start preparing for a disaster relief missions trip to Haiti.

Buckets of Hope

We also want to take this moment to say “Thank You” to Maryland/Delaware baptists and your generous gifts to the Haiti Disaster Relief effort. Maryland/Delaware Baptists also gave over 700 Buckets of Hope. Praise God!

Disaster Relief Extras

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1. Eslem wrote:
I am opposed to the SBC name chagne and the optional unofficial name . We are what we are and we have good reason to be proud of the SBC name we presently carry. Does anyone really believe that we can chagne our name and the unchurched will suddenly see us in a different light than before, flock to the church buildings and reverse the decline in membership? The Lifeway study that revealed a significant enough level of negativity toward the Southern Baptist churches by the unchurched implies that our work fulfilling the Great Commission is made more complicated. It may be. However, painting our denomination with a different color (i.e., name) does not chagne the composition of our Biblically-based doctrine.With over 50 associations, fellowships and conventions using the name Baptist in the U.S. I can see where the unchurched are confused, as this list goes from the Alliance of Baptists to the World Baptist Fellowship. The Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas is also in this list. We (SBC Baptists) have pregnancy crisis centers, childrens homes, relief shelters, disaster relief teams, foreign and home missionaries and numerous other outreach programs that carry comfort, goodwill and the message of the Cross to those who need it. How many of the unchurched know about these programs of our denomination? I imagine very few.I believe the answer to our negative numbers from the Lifeway study is not window dressing like a new name, but advertising in the national media showing what the Southern Baptists are doing in our communities to serve those in need. Additionally, each of us needs to redouble our time in God's Word daily and spend copious amounts of time in prayer to God, seeking wisdom, forgiveness of our sins and His assistance to us in living our life as He wants us to do. We need to live our faith each day and be the salt of the earth and that the light on the hill, essentially walking the talk. Any effort less than that is aid and comfort to those who seek to criticize our church.

Sun, June 17, 2012 @ 12:16 AM

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