GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico—"Before Maria and after Maria" is the word on the streets of Puerto Rico. "That's how life changed," native Puerto Rican and Southern Baptist minister Jonathan Santiago told Baptist Press a year after the hurricane.
NASHVILLE—An initiative by Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear to address sexual abuse in the church will be funded by the first $250,000 in Cooperative Program overage for 2017-2018, by a vote of the SBC Executive Committee.
MT. WASHINGTON—Churches from Nelson Baptist Association gathered in Mt. Washington on Sept. 8 for their association's Crossover event, Saturate Mt. Washington, preceding their annual meeting the following day.
GLASGOW—A family of 10 hurricane evacuees from Rocky Point, N.C., has found themselves camping in a single tent in a state park in Barren County after Florence dumped massive amounts of rain on their coastal home. Moved with compassion, a Baptist association in South Central Kentucky, however, is seeking to offer comfort and help to them.
LUMBERTON, N.C.—Cars stretched from Hyde Park Baptist Church in Lumberton, N.C., down Highway 211 waiting to receive hot meals in a makeshift drive-thru set up by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief in the church's parking lot.
HARRISONVILLE, Mo.—Xavier Cunningham, 10, was climbing into a treehouse when he encountered a massive wasp nest. As he tried to swat a wasp away, he lost his balance, fell to the ground face-first and impaled his head on a foot-long meat skewer he and his friends had found and stuck in the ground.
The next two days brought brushes with death and a survival story one neurosurgeon called "miraculous."