March 24th, 2011 at 2:15 pm
Join Fellowship Hall guest host Ferrell Foster as he visits with Mark Hollis, who leads Texas Baptist Men’s Inmate Discipler Fellowship, about his experience as a prisoner and how God used that experience to transform his life and through his prison ministry, the lives of countless offenders.
Ferrell also visits with Suzii Paynter, director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, about the importance of professional prison chaplains. She underscores their role as beacons of hope and protectors of religious liberty. Yet, legislators are considering cutting them from the budget, an action that should concern every church.
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Matt Snowden, pastor of First Baptist Church in Waco, shares during Texas Baptists monthly staff chapel about Proverbs 14:4, the messiness of life and the benefits of living in the mess.
Before the Civil War, the average cost of a slave was about the equivalent of $40,000 in today’s currency. Today, a person can be purchased for about $90. And the number of slaves in our world today is much higher than it was at the height of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade years ago. Something must be done to change this dark reality.
Though their ministry is not specifically to women caught in trafficking, Brett and Emily Mills, founders of Jesus Said Love, have come across trafficking rings as they have been about caring for exotic dancers and strippers and sharing the love of Christ with them. Their belief is that Jesus loves all people, yes, even strippers and that the church should be reaching out to them out of love. Below is a story originally published in Oct. 2012 that shares about what God is doing through the faithful obedience to love the women He has placed in their lives.