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By Marilyn Stewart, Regional Reporter EAST BATON ROUGE — Mary Cupit, 81, awoke to banging on her bedroom window in East Baton Rouge during the early hours of Aug. 14 as the new neighbor next door, Chad Tyrone, 24, knocked frantically to warn her about the rising water. By the time Mary roused her caregiver—her […]
By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer PONCHATOULA — The sun was setting and Rachel Knaps had only one thought after working all day on her home that had flooded just days earlier. “What the heck am I gonna eat? I don’t even want to eat,” she said. Moments later, Knaps received an answer to prayer […]
By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer CENTRAL — God’s people can be used to bring about hope to the community and experience revival, Tony Perkins said during a morning worship service at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Baton Rouge Sunday morning. Perkins, interim pastor with the Greenwell Springs congregation and president of the Washington, D.C.-based […]
Leading up to a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the printing of the Bible in the Belarusian language in 2017, Andrew and Inna Ryzhkov participated in a recent ceremony at the Library of Congress to donate a facsimile edition of the Bible. The couple on Aug. 11 met with Raman Matulski, the Director of […]
Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has published a scathing open letter criticizing Pres. Obama for his absence from flood-ravaged Louisiana, especially for vacationing all the while in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. A beloved Southern Baptist pastor and former Arkansas governor, Huckabee shamed the president for his “hustle and bustle of golf, having ice cream and […]
The Woman’s Missionary Union of Homewood Baptist Church in Alexandria provided purses filled with personal hygiene items to the ladies of Hope House in the city Aug. 18. The ladies also took snacks for the children residing at the facility.
By Sara Horn For those of you not living in Southeast Louisiana, this past weekend was probably very different than ours. You probably watched a little of the Olympics, got ready for a new school year, or enjoyed one last summer trip or cookout. Things didn’t happen that way here. Last Thursday night, a week […]
By Lane Corley What an incredible week in Louisiana! Flash floods, roof top rescues, shelters, gutted homes, & now months of recovery efforts ahead of us. I ended last week thinking that I was going into a couple of weeks of heavy promotion for our Multiply Louisiana Conference & I’d keep pushing toward 40 church […]
By Steve Horn About this time last week is when we began to know that this week was going to be one like we have never seen. Though my personal home was spared, we are hurting for so many friends scattered across South Louisiana who have suffered devastating loss. We have had a variety of […]
By Philip Timothy, Message Managing Editor BATON ROUGE — An impromptu visit by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Aug.19 has succeeded in getting south Louisiana — stricken by catastrophic flooding — some national attention. Trump and Pence came to Baton Rouge to survey damage, visit with flood […]
Volunteers unload supplies from Tennesse at Fairhaven Ministry so they can be distributed to flood victims
Volunteers unload supplies from Tennesse at Fairhaven Ministry so they can be distributed to flood victims.
Fairhaven Ministry delivers supplies to Christ Community Church in Denham Springs.
Clean up at Amite Baptist Church in Denham Springs is a common scene throughout south Louisiana.
A group from Morgan City cooks at Hebron Baptist Church in Denham Springs.
The Istrouma Bucket Brigade gets to work, filling them up with supplies for those impacted by the recent flooding in the area.
Hannan Highschool (from Covington) on the scene in force to help clean up at Amite Baptist. Huge amount of help. Blessing. You are incre
Hannan High School from Covington is on the scene to help clean up at Amite Baptist Church.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and Franklin Graham speak with homeowners. Karen Pence (white shirt) and Tony Perkins (dark blue shirt) are also pictured.
By Phillip Connor, Pew Research Center The U.S. has received 28,957 Muslim refugees so far in fiscal year 2016, or nearly half (46%) of the more than 63,000 refugees who have entered the country since the fiscal year began Oct. 1, 2015, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the State Department’s […]
By Eric Mitchell, Christian Examiner GAMLA, Israel (Christian Examiner) – The Gospel accounts highlight the teachings and miracles of Jesus of Nazareth. Much of His ministry was set near the Sea of Galilee with Capernaum as His base. Many of His twelve disciples came from this region. Peter, Andrew, James, John, and Phillip were from […]
The Plain of Gennesaret on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee (standing on the heights of the Arbel looking northeast toward the north shore and Capernaum). Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene, is on the shore just below the Arbel cliffs. Gamla is across and beyond the sea to the northeast. Photo by Eric Mitchell
By Gregory Tomlin, Christian Examiner LONDON (Christian Examiner) – This year’s British Social Attitudes (BSA) Survey has yielded a surprising result – Christianity has gained slightly, halting decades of decline, the UK’s Telegraph has reported. According to the paper, which has had an advanced look at the unpublished survey’s findings, the BSA shows decades of decline […]
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (C) walks with Dean of Windsor David Conner (L) followed by Britain’s Prince Philip as they leave after the Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, west of London, March 27, 2016. (REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool)
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