The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has created an online resource kit for individuals, congregations and other groups interested in helping the migrant caravan in Mexico.
BPFNA-Bautistas por la Paz said its offering was inspired by the actions of others to minister to the highly publicized immigrant groups at or nearing the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We have been deeply encouraged by the many of you who are seeking (and finding) ways of responding to the migrant caravan,” the organization explained on its website. “We’re also grateful to the MANY groups and organizations, formal and informal, that are taking action.”
The online tool kit includes links to educational resources, to avenues of financial support and to opportunities for service to refugees and immigrants at the border and in local communities across the nation.
BWA hires communications director
The Baptist World Alliance announced it has hired Merritt Johnston as director of communications and media, an executive level position that includes video, storytelling, social media, online engagement and the entire BWA communications portfolio.
Creation of the position follows the recommendation of a recent BWA staffing commission, the global organization said.
Johnston, a lifelong Baptist and a former Baptist church staff member, arrives at BWA from Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram, where she served as storyteller and marketing communications manager. She also served as a managing partner at My Comm Team, and as director of marketing and communications at Grace School of Theology in Texas, where she also taught as an adjunct faculty member.
In a BWA statement, Johnston said she believes the organization, which is more than 100 years old, is only at the beginning of what God has planned for it.
“I have been humbled, encouraged, and inspired by the BWA’s vision for the future, and I look forward to the opportunity to be part of what God is doing through this beautiful alliance of disciples around the world, serving together for the glory of God and the good of people,” she said.
Advent devotional series launched
The daily series is sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Presbyterian (U.S.A) Mission Agency, and the Episcopal Church. More than 2 million users follow the inspirational reflections.
The 2018 series was launched last week as a resource for individuals, families, ministries and churches during Advent.