KBC president, Smith, stresses importance of diversity of Ky. Baptists

Originally published in Western Recorder –  www.westernrecorder.org

Louisville—Cooperative ministry—along with biblical authority and the Baptist Faith and Message—are essential in uniting us as Kentucky Baptists, Kevin Smith, president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, told members of the Mission Board during a two-day meeting in Louisville Dec. 14-15.

“Cooperative Ministry just assumes I’m cooperating with people who are different from me. It assumes I want to work for the glory of Jesus Christ with brothers and sisters who are different from me,” Smith, the first African-American ever elected to the post, said. Continue reading “KBC president, Smith, stresses importance of diversity of Ky. Baptists”

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Over 1,000 gifts collected for eastern Ky. children

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Shelbyville—Thirty groups throughout Shelby County and the Louisville area have collected gifts for ministry centers to distribute throughout eastern Kentucky.

Eastern Kentucky SONrise, a ministry to help people in eastern Kentucky via networking, assists the missionaries who live and work in the various communities. Several years ago, SONrise helped provide more than 200 Christmas gifts for a few ministry centers in eastern Kentucky Continue reading “Over 1,000 gifts collected for eastern Ky. children”

DR team builds latrines, keeps Tanzania school open

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Tanzania—A Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief team finished what they began during a summer mission trip by building two new latrines for a school in Longido, Tanzania, with Baptist Global Response funds.

Ron and Greta Wilson, members of Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown and volunteers with Disaster Relief, took two interns, Emily Bertram, from University of the Cumberlands, and Madison Sawyers, from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, to Longido to minister to the Abernathy Baptist Primary School. The school was begun in 2002 by International Mission Board missionaries Tim and Annie Titenberg. Continue reading “DR team builds latrines, keeps Tanzania school open”