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Ed Jordan: Failure Is Not an Option

Failure was not among the options in the ministry of Jesus. This same Jesus is alive today in his church. So don’t lose heart. Remember whose you are and that the church is the living presence of Jesus in the community! Death may seem to be winning, but Easter is coming!

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School Success

Staci Calkin, Haiti Child Sponsorship Coordinator, reports that the children at the Source of Light Center have been doing an amazing job with their studies and applying themselves to their schoolwork.

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Virginia and Texas Baptists Partner in Chaplaincy Ministry

From the Spring edition of the BGAV Express: In November 2016, Combee and John Upton, BGAV executive director, met with Bobby Smith and discussed the possibility of a partnership. The idea quickly grew into an invitation for Combee to become a Volunteer Associate Endorser for the BGCT and also to be the point person for the BGAV chaplaincy ministry.  

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Steve Zimmerman: It’s About Time!

As Bible study leaders, we of all people in the church need to set a good example for our class members to follow. The time we invest and model in the right things will pay dividends later on in our work and may help the church use its time more wisely in the things of God.

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Rusty Mullins: Facing the Bears/Bunnies of Life

All of us face difficult people in our lives. What God calls us to do when we encounter them is to trust in him and live in peace. Deuteronomy 31: 6 says, “Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For it is the Lord your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you.”

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Central Baptist Church Rebuilds After Destruction by Tornado

In February 2016, a devastating tornado hit Appomattox, leaving a 13-mile path of destruction including the loss of more than 200 homes and two church buildings. One of those churches was Central Baptist Church, a BGAV congregation which was built in 1893 in the community of Chap. On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Central Baptist Church held a dedication ceremony in its newly rebuilt sanctuary at the same site that was covered in debris and rubble just two years earlier. 

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Jwaye Nwel and Bon Ani!

A mission team from West Lynchburg Baptist Church went to the Source of Light Center, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Christmas and New Years. Read about their experience of giving Christmas gifts to the children and other "God-moments" that happened while they were there.

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Generosity Makes Disaster Response Efforts Successful

At the BGAVDR.org blog: After Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas last August, churches across the BGAV looked for ways to add their support to the Virginia Baptist Disaster Response efforts in Texas. From flood buckets to hygiene kits, volunteering in Liberty, Tx., and donating money to make sure the response could be successful, the generosity has been astounding.

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Ken Kessler: That’s Impossible!

How many of us have those kind of stories we live in every day? So how do we get out of these “ruts” and start living a different story? How do we live into an “Impossible Future?”

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