Southern Baptist Convention

for week of May 22, 2016

Unity in the Body
[South Africa] One hundred and fifty believers gathered in a small Baptist church. Although racially-motivated attacks were tearing their city apart, they stood together to ask God to bring peace. An elder called out the ethnic groups by name: white South African, Zulu, Xhosa and a dozen more. Everyone stood—black and white, young and old—joining hands across the aisles and singing together, “We are one in the Spirit.” “It was beautiful,” said IMB worker, ROSE SHEPHARD.* “We saw beautiful unity within the body of Christ today.” Thank you for giving through the Cooperative Program so workers like Rose can point others to a God who unifies.

for week of May 22, 2016

Jesus is the Only Way
[Oregon] JOSH CARTER serves in Portland, a cutting-edge city that is directing the course of culture. Some Portlanders call their home the new Sin City, as evidenced by the fact they now have more strip clubs per capita than any other city in the U.S. Most residents claim no religious affiliation and are tolerant of any and all religions, but are opposed to the idea of an exclusive way to heaven. It has been said there are more Christians in India per capita than there are in Portland. Your support through the Cooperative Program can help change that. Pray for Josh’s team as they seek church partners and strong relationships in their community to share Jesus.

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