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Summer Partnership Opportunities

Looking for an international mission opportunity this summer? Our partners in Romania and Haiti have a vision for ministry taking place in their communities and have invited us to join them. Contact Craig Waddell to learn more about any of these opportunities and how you may be able to get involved! Romania Pastor Pavel Oreche leads a team of indigenous church …

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Refugee Crisis Update

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Your Cooperative Missions dollars have played a vital role in funding this response to these men, women, and children who are suffering under horrible circumstances.

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Life in the Greek Refugee Camp: Day 6

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In November 2015, nine Virginia Baptists served alongside Croatians in the refugee camp. Last week, some of this group returned to Europe to work in a refugee camp in Greece. These are their stories. Ann Whitfield Carter writes: Camp Veria is an amazing place. It is for “the vulnerables” which means it houses women, children, families, the elderly, and those …

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Praying for Change in Greece: Day 5

Kids in the Refugee Camp Greece

In November 2015, nine Virginia Baptists served alongside Croatians in the refugee camp. Last week, some of this group returned to Europe to work in a refugee camp in Greece. These are their stories. Steve Blanchard writes: When will we quit pretending we are better because of ______ (fill in the blank)? God, I apologize. I am guilty too. I …

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Waiting for Asylum in Greece: Day 3

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In November 2015, nine Virginia Baptists served alongside Croatians in the refugee camp. Last week, some of this group returned to Europe to work in a refugee camp in Greece. These are their stories. Steve Blanchard writes: In a conversation I had tonight with a lady who volunteers, she told me of three men from the camp I believe who …

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Ordaining A Deacon in Greece: Day 2

Dancing in the Refugee Camp Greece

In November 2015, nine Virginia Baptists served alongside Croatians in the refugee camp. Last week, some of this group returned to Europe to work in a refugee camp in Greece. These are their stories. We arrived at the camp today amidst a cold rain. The camp looked desolate as many refugees were huddled in their non-heated rooms hopefully awaiting warmer …

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Refugees In Greece: Day 1

In November 2015, nine Virginia Baptists served alongside Croatians in the refugee camp. Last week, some of this group returned to Europe to work in a refugee camp in Greece. These are their stories. Ann Whitfield Carter writes: As I lie in bed in the wee hours, awakened by jet lag and anticipation of the day ahead – our first …

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Disaster Response Trains, Serves BGAV Attendees

Posted: 11/18/16 at 11:00am. As a busy 2016 comes to a close, Virginia Baptist Disaster Response volunteers served attendees at the 2016 BGAV Annual Meeting in Roanoke. Held at Bonsack Baptist Church in Roanoke, volunteers set up the Nickelsville-based feeding unit, a command unit, and the children’s response team’s equipment to serve throughout the meeting. Attendees looking for a tasty lunch on …

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2017 Summer Venturers

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Contact: Glenn Maddox In cooperation with BGAV Partners, both domestically and internationally, Mission Development Staff are able to provide meaningful avenues for college students and young adults to engage in mission opportunities, specifically during the summer months. Included below is a list of possible placements for you to consider, recognizing that these options are not exhaustive. Each of these placements is of high …

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Remembering Lloyd Jackson

Richmond.com Obituary It is with heavy hearts we share with you that Lloyd Jackson passed away Thursday night. Many of you knew Lloyd personally, but all of you know of the fruits of his ministry. Over the past five decades, Lloyd was instrumental in the genesis of disaster relief ministry within the BGAV family. Lloyd joined the staff of the Virginia …

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Monitoring the Remnants of Hermine

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Update 9/8/2016: At this time, there are no known needs in regards to Hermine, and we are standing down all teams. Our focus continues to remain on West Virginia and Louisiana. As the remnants of Hurricane Hermine churn up the Eastern seaboard toward the Commonwealth, Virginia Baptist Disaster Response is monitoring conditions in advance of any potential response. “Our partners …

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Making Mission Matters

Participants at Mission Matters, hosted recently by the BGAV, spent a weekend wrestling with questions of why mission matters and how they can effectively engage in mission in today’s world.

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