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7,000 attend MOVE gathering in Athens
600+ decisions, $16,000+ for state missions

Georgia Baptists may have been strangers to holding large gatherings in this north Georgia city, but Athens residents now know who the Convention's youth are and their dedication to righteous living.
Standing strong in the face of an epidemic
Missionary couple with Georgia ties continue to serve

Last fall daily media reports signaled the widespread epidemic of Ebola in several West African countries. With a fatality rate of 71% the disease created more than 8,000 deaths in Africa and significant panic in other parts of the world.
Making an indelible mark for God

Terrell Ruis retired from his work as a Ministry Resource Consultant for the Georgia Baptist Convention in 2006, but soon thereafter became the Interim Associational Missionary for Colquitt County Baptist Association. He was so effective in his interim role that the association soon dropped the "interim" designation and he became their associational missionary.
Revival under the Gold Dome?

Georgia Baptist leaders were highly visible at the Jan. 13 Religious Freedom Rally at the state capitol which ended with a march to the office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
A mission field of 7,000,000 residents

Seventy percent of Georgia's 10 million residents are unchurched and many do not know Jesus Christ. That's seven out of every ten people who are encountered every day.
Mission Georgia Moments
Where do we go from here?

My heart is still overflowing with thanksgiving to God for His blessings on our annual meeting, Revive 2014. God truly moved in our hearts as we prayed, sang, preached, and celebrated what God has done and is going to do throughout our convention.
Annual GBC Pastors Day at the Capitol
January 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

I am so excited to announce to you our first Pastors Day at the Georgia Capitol! Dr. White and I are inviting all of our Georgia Baptist pastors and staff to join us for a day of encouragement.

Former National WMU leader Crumpler dies
Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler, who led the national Woman's Missionary Union organization from its Birmingham, AL headquarters from 1974 until 1989, died on Jan. 2. She would have been 85 on Jan. 17.

People and Places

Pennington and First Baptist Douglasville celebrate 25 years together
Deaths

Cooperative Program Stories

Walter Robinson can read

Walter Robinson grew up around Watkinsville with a secret that he carried all the way to upstate New York when he became a man. He guarded his secret with shyness to avoid too much interaction with others while working with his hands in manual-labor jobs.

Bible Study

Ready When Sickness Comes To Stay

2 Cor. 4:16-18, 12:7-10
Bible Studies for Life, Feb.
Ready When Sex Destroys

Ephesians 5:1-10
Bible Studies for Life, Feb. 8

Columns

The conversion of Abby Johnson

Last September I had an unforgettable spiritual experience at the Georgia Right to Life Banquet. The GRTL banquets are always inspiring and challenging, but the one four months ago was particularly inspiring and challenging.
The Open Door

Janice and I have enjoyed eating at Loretta’s Restaurant on many occasions. Located in Oakwood, Loretta’s is one of those good country cooking restaurants where you can get excellent fried chicken, fried catfish, roast beef with potatoes, carrots and gravy, delicious vegetables, and always fresh banana pudding. Have I succeeded in making you hungry?
"Since you asked ..."

What do we say when a once-upon-a-time churchgoer makes an outlandish claim about Jesus and other religious figures?