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Shawn Powers to Lead Baptist Community Health Services

By Jack Hunter on March 16th, 2016 in Compassion Ministry | No Comments

The New Orleans Baptist Association (NOBA) is pleased to announce that the Reverend Shawn Powers has accepted the post of CEO of Baptist Community Health Services (BCHS). BCHS is the New Orleans based medical mission that was launched post-Katrina by the churches of NOBA and the North American Mission Board. Powers said that under his […]

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Social Sins in Lent by Timothy George

By Alex on March 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The season of Lent is a time of meditation and self-denial, as Christians join with Jesus in his journey toward the cross. Most often, the penitential disciplines of Lent focus on personal sins of greed and indulgence, with an emphasis on abstaining from some private luxuries and exercising a certain moderation in how we eat […]

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Standing Together Against the Sex Industry in New Orleans

By Jack Hunter on March 6th, 2016 in Compassion Ministry | No Comments

On Tuesday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m., the New Orleans Planning Commission will hold its first public hearing regarding Adult Live Performance Venues. The meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers. Motion M-16-22 directed the City Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing and an extensive study regarding limitations on the number of […]

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Seeing God Move in Janlay by Marc Daniels

By Alex on March 3rd, 2016 in Missions | No Comments

FBC Avondale, along with two small Michigan churches, has been partnering with Food for the Hungry (FH) since 2011 to help lead a village out of physical, relational, and spiritual poverty. Our village, Janlay, is located in the northern mountains of Guatemala in the Ixil triangle. The Ixil people are one of many indigenous Guatemalan […]

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After the Storm

By Billy Puckett on March 2nd, 2016 in Compassion Ministry | No Comments

On Tuesday afternoon, February 23, 2016, an EF2 tornado struck LaPlace, Louisiana. The tornado hit with maximum wind speeds of 130 mph. The base was 1/4 mile wide and traveled several miles through the community, damaging over 500 homes and businesses. Several injuries were reported, though none were reported to be life-threatening. The community gathered […]

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Loving Lesotho by Andrew Crosby

By Alex on March 2nd, 2016 in Missions | No Comments

I have to confess that before we started planning this trip, I had no clue that Lesotho existed. It’s a tiny independent nation, about ¼ the size of Louisiana, that is contained fully within the borders of South Africa. But I know now that it exists, and I know that God is working in and […]

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