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Second Earthquake Hits Nepal : from the CBF blog

As second earthquake hits, CBF continues aid in Nepal

By Aaron Weaver | From, May 12, 2015

DECATUR, Ga. — Together with a network of Baptist groups from around the world, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues to provide relief to the victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. That 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 7,350 people, injured thousands more. On Tuesday, another large earthquake struck Nepal, leaving at least 36 people dead and injuring more than 1,100, according to the Nepalese government.CBF has contributed an initial $10,000 to the global Baptist relief efforts and is encouraging Cooperative Baptists and friends to support the Fellowship’s response to the growing crisis in Nepal. ...

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Posted by Nicole Swanson at Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 0 comments
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In honor of Mothers Day

Enjoy this post from Glennon Doyle Melton on her blog at ...

"Last month, my mom and I were flying to an event where I was speaking. As I told her about some exciting things happening with Momastery, Together Rising, and my book—she seemed quieter than usual. I asked her what was wrong and her eyes got watery. She said, Oh, it’s nothing, honey. It’s silly. What? I said. Her voice quivered as she said, Oh, it’s just that you and your sister are doing such world-changing, important work. I’m so proud of you. Sometimes I wish I’d done something important, something world-changing—so you two could be as proud of me as I am of you." ...

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Posted by Nicole Swanson at Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 0 comments
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Not a Cup: But a Cow by Ed Chasteen

For seven years Al and Mary Ann Ditrow from McPherson, Kansas and Caby and Betty Byrne for 17 years from Clinton, Mississippi have been drawn to Heifer Ranch, a 1,200 acre Camelot outside Perryville, Arkansas, where they volunteer for months at a time. Now for just a day five of us have come from Liberty, Missouri so these four long-termers can work their magic on us, sharing with us the Heifer vision for the world and showing us the simulated world villages housed on their acres, the animals they share with the world and the vegetables they grow for their neighbors.

Al is a retired agriculture teacher from McPherson College, a Mennonite college. Caby retired as Baptist Student Director at Mississippi State. The five of us have come from Second Baptist Church to learn the work done by Heifer. The four volunteers greet us. They stick closer than a shadow this Saturday afternoon and evening, shepherding us through videos, conversations, golf-cart treks in the rain to see the place. The story of Dan West emerges. And with it, the origin of Heifer. Dan was an aid worker trying to feed children after a war. He never had enough cups of milk.

Posted by Nicole Swanson at Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 0 comments
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