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    One Christian killed, 12 kidnapped in Nigeria

    October 14, 2019

    World

    KADUNA, Nigeria – A Baptist woman is dead and 12 Christians including church members, school students and teachers remain kidnapped in two successive incidents in Kaduna, Nigeria, widely attributed to militant Fulani herdsmen.

    Ukrainian believers have been kneeling and praying – often in frigid temperatures – in Kharkovs city square every morning for five years. IMB photo

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    Ukrainian believers: 'Standing on our knees'

    October 14, 2019

    World

    KHARKOV, Ukraine – It was still dark outside as I rose to go to prayer. A chill in the room told me that it was going to be a frigid mile walk to the square. I wanted to crawl back under the covers but resisted. "I've been doing this for only three...

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    The wife of Fadi Sabri Hasbouno, injured in Qameshli in a Turkish bombing that burned the couple's shop and destroyed half their home. Photo from WORLD

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    Christian casualties follow U.S. retreat from Syria

    October 11, 2019

    World

    NORTHEAST SYRIA (BP) – Turkish forces launched a bombing campaign across northeastern Syria on Oct. 9, targeting civilian areas and killing Syriac Christians.

    The bombing campaign, launched less than 48 hours after a phone call between President...

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    Two years in filthy Turkish prisons reaped for pastor Andrew Brunson (left) a spiritual "hunger, desperation and running after God" that he hasn't felt since his release a year ago." I actually miss that from prison," he told Baptist Press. His wife Norine endured the ordeal by standing on promises God had given the couple through years of spiritual service.

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    Brunson reaped spiritual 'hunger' in Turkish prison

    October 11, 2019

    World

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two years in filthy Turkish prisons reaped for pastor Andrew Brunson a spiritual "hunger, desperation and running after God" that he hasn't felt since his release.

    "I find that I don't miss prison; I wouldn't want to go back,"...

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    Explainer: The NBA, China and Hong Kong

    October 10, 2019

    World

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A tweet from an executive with the Houston Rockets has touched off an international controversy and brought attention to an ongoing dispute between Hong Kong and China. On Friday, Oct. 4, Daryl Morey, general manager of the...

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    Moore: U.S. right to penalize China for persecution

    October 9, 2019

    World

    WASHINGTON – The head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has applauded the Trump administration's new restrictions on individuals and entities responsible for or implicated in religious repression in western China.

    The...

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    Kumalo (left) had been diagnosed with AIDS and had resigned himself to die until workers provided him with food and a new reason to live. GHR photo

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    From death to life, physically and spiritually

    October 8, 2019

    World

    EDITOR'S NOTE: October 13 is Global Hunger Sunday in the Southern Baptist Convention.

    SOUTH AFRICA – Mr. Kumalo* was a thin, fragile man who lived in a small, modest home. His house was empty, devoid of wife and children. It was sparsely furnished...

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    Tokyo's Olympic Rings signify the games to be held there in 2020. The Asian megacity is also hosting the Rugby World Cup this September and October. IMB missionaries and Southern Baptist volunteers are partnering with Japanese Christians during both of these sporting events to spread the good news. IMB photo

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    Tokyo, Baptists prepare for Olympics, Rugby World Cup

    October 7, 2019

    World

    TOKYO – The world will converge on Tokyo, Japan, twice in the span of a year for two international sporting events – the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. Southern Baptists and their local church partners in Tokyo will be there to...

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    No global right to abortion, Trump tells U.N.

    September 25, 2019

    World

    NEW YORK – President Trump decried efforts within the United Nations to establish a global right to abortion in a speech Tuesday, Sept. 24, to the U.N. General Assembly.

    Trump delivered the remarks on the same day the U.S. House of Representatives...

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    Lessons in disciple-making

    September 25, 2019

    World

    NORTH AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST – I first met Khalid* through an online follow-up request, a way some people seek answers for their troubled souls.

    We have seen our opportunities to share the gospel in our area gradually change over the past couple of...

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