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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ken Braddy has held several roles throughout his professional career, but many people at Lifeway Christian Resources simply refer to him as “Mr. Sunday School.”

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Concerned about the growing secularization of America, hundreds of South Korean believers will be arriving in the U.S. next month to pray for another spiritual awakening for the nation that brought them the gospel. “It’s time for us to repay the spiritual debt South Korea owes to America,” said Nam Soo Choi, president of the World School of Prayer, a missionary organization in Seoul.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – At any given moment, an estimated 400,000 U.S. children and teens are in foster care. There also happens to be roughly that many churches across the United States.

SALADO, Texas (BP) – In the wake of a devastating tornado, First Cedar Valley Baptist Church looks forward to rebuilding and growing.

Reverend Dr. Benjamin Earl Best, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday at his home. Born in Statesboro, GA, Earl is the son of the late Rufus Benjamin and Mary Lee Best.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Seminary graduates must give themselves unreservedly to preaching God’s Word because Scripture is the chosen hammer God puts in the hands of called ministers, one He uses to shatter savingly the hard hearts of sinners, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler told graduates at the school’s spring commencement.

Danny Akin, President of SEBTS and The College, charged graduates to submit their lives and ministries to Christ’s mission.

MEANSVILLE, Ga. – A U-Haul won’t cut it for John Blackmon’s next ministry move. The longtime Georgia pastor and his family are heading to Bangkok, Thailand at the end of July, a 9,000-mile trip, to join the staff of Calvary International Baptist Church. That Blackmon, his wife, Cheryl, and their two toddlers will soon be leaving the U.S. is in response to a divine calling that became clear to them in recent years. “We’re sure this is what God wants us to do,” Blackmon said. “We have no doubt this is where He wants us right now.”

Editor’s note: What follows is the story of a mother and wife who traveled in and out of Russian-held territory in Ukraine to reunite with her family. Bob Sprinkel, the leader of a Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief team serving in Ukraine, tells her story.

ILAWA, Poland -- A team of Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are in Poland, working to make living conditions better for Ukrainian refugees who have fled to safety in the neighboring country. These are photos provided by the volunteers who have done construction work and shared the hope of Christ with people in crisis.

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