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OCTOBER 6, 2018 News Journal of North Carolina Baptists VOLUME 184 NO. 20 BRnow.org

Allan Blume: Voting is important ............................ .... Milton Hollifield: Offering help, hope after the storm .... LifeWay workers 'fine' after bullet hits window .......... Baptist State Convention annual meeting items Breakout sessions ...................................................... Schedule .................................................................... Committee on Nominations ........................................ Billy Graham resolution .............................................. Ronnie Parrott to be nominated as Pastors' Conference president ................................ 2 3 4 7 12 13 14

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By JULIE MCGOWAN IMB

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outhern Baptists celebrated the sending of 66 new international missionaries on Sept. 26, at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., with each new missionary sharing firsthand how God has woven throughout their lives a desire to take His gospel to people who have never heard it. Each person's story is different, and each story is evidence that God has a role for every church to take His good news to every nation.

By CHAD AUSTIN BSC Communications

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fter much discussion and debate, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina's (BSC) Board of Directors approved an amended Cooperative Program (CP) budget proposal for 2019 totaling $31 million during the board's fall meeting held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25 at Caraway Confer- ence Center and Camp in Sophia, N.C. The overall budget total of $31 million remains un- changed from 2018, yet the amended proposal passed by the board would reduce the proposed amount des- ignated for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) by $45,000 and reallocate those funds to some of the state convention's institutions and agencies. The approved budget proposal will now be present- ed to messengers attending the BSC annual meeting, which is scheduled for Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. A listening session on the budget is scheduled dur- ing the annual meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tues., Nov. 6. The budget will be presented to messengers later that afternoon for discussion and a final vote at 2:20 p.m. The budget proposal will be available for review on the annual meeting website the first week of October. It may be accessed by visiting ncannualmeeting.org/program/ business/budget . The version of the board-approved budget amended the proposal that had been recommended by

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BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

Southern Baptist churches appoint 66 missionaries

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n the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, many Baptist churches across North Carolina are discovering ways to serve their neighbors, even as they work to mend damage to their own homes and church buildings. Temple Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C., plans to use their facility as a collection site for disaster relief supplies, including food, clothing, baby care items, cleaning products and hygiene kits. The effort, called "Operation Healing," was set in motion by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, according to Kelly Bullard, pastor of Temple Baptist. Todd Lamphere, pastor of global outreach for Paula White Ministries and liaison for the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, told the Biblical Recorder that Temple Baptist was "strategically located" and would become a hub where churches could receive supplies to distribute to their congregants. "Pastor Kelly Bullard and Temple Baptist Church have teamed up with sister churches in the New South River Baptist Association to bring help and healing to hurting communities affected by Hurricane Florence," Lam- phere said. "In the midst of their own struggles, they are reach- ing out to provide food, baby supplies and personal hygiene to families in need."

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"The Lord has always moved my life through stories," said Caroline Reel, who is being sent by her churches Restoration Church in Wake Forest, N.C., and Bullard Chapel Baptist in Tishomingo, Okla., to serve among refugee peoples in Uganda. "From the missionaries' stories at [Girls in Action] camps when I was a little girl, to storying through the Bible on mission as part of my education, stories have connected me to God's plan to share His life-giving story with the nations," she said.

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Todd Houston, pastor of Beach Road Baptist Church in South- port, N.C., delivered the Sunday sermon Sept. 23 from the bed of a truck after the church's sanctu- ary sustained significant damage during Hurricane Florence. (Beach Road Baptist photo)

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