"Shine Like Stars In The World" Philippians 2:15
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Prosperity gospel a problem in Africa, Chitwood says

JINJA, UGANDA—There's a deacon in Uganda who will gladly pray for church members who pay a few shillings; another preacher says God will bless them with a car or house if they are willing to give him some money. And another preaches John the Baptist was born of a virgin birth.

Sunrise: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In 1983, a presidential proclamation declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sunrise Children's Services joins with our partners to shine a light on this issue every year with the goal of one day permanently breaking the cycle of child abuse.

Faith Baptist Church of Myra
A home for the homeless

Demetrius Scott was living in a Pikeville homeless shelter last July when he finally let go and gave God control of his life.

Christmas backpacks move woman to tears, salvation

Something very special happened last fall as Kentucky Baptists were preparing for the Christmas backpacks initiative in central Kentucky.

through evangelism training

"I shouldn't need training to talk about someone I love. If I love Jesus, I will naturally talk about Him." This statement, often heard as an objection to personal evangelism training, is both true and untrue. It is true that we do not need training to talk about someone we love like one's spouse, children or grandchildren, or in this case, Jesus. It is untrue, however, that Christians do not need training when it comes to personal evangelism.

From the editor
Better together

As readers of the Western Recorder, hopefully you are pleased with the transition to a magazine format. That is just one of a number of changes you will see as our team works to inform, educate and motivate Kentucky Baptists in kingdom work.