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From Appomattox to Ghana

Eight of us will be travelling to meet Emmanuel Mustapha and his colleagues, and we will join the good work they are doing in combating malaria and planting churches.

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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

Kids in the Refugee Camp Greece

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

Greece Refugees

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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Patrick Clark: Preparing to Leave

Patrick Clark is embarking on a two-year journey as a Venturer serving in Vienna, Austria. There he’ll work with Baptists in Austria as they seek to minister to refugees. He wrote the following article has he prepares to leave for Austria.

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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

Refugee Camp Laundry

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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Christmas 2016 at Source of Light Center, Haiti

On Saturday morning, December 17, fifteen members from West Lynchburg Baptist Church arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with one purpose in mind: to share the love of Christ in the Delmas 19 community. Throughout the next five days, we had many opportunities to fulfill this purpose.

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2018 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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Studying Immigration Law for Life-Changing Impact

What do you get when a national organization dedicated to standing with the world’s most vulnerable partners together with a state Baptist body committed to justice and mercy to train non-profit and faith-based leaders in immigration law in a venue hosted by a dynamic, kingdom-focused congregation?

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A Long Row to Hoe: Meet the Intern

Meet Neil Zahradka, an intern that hopes to make visible some exciting connections between food and faith, building on national momentum around the importance of local, healthy food, and connecting that with insights on the value of agriculture as an instrument of connection with God.

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