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August 04, 2022

Seven things you need to we go.

1. Pastors have congregational and, for some, personal experience with mental illness

Most pastors have seen mental illness in their pews, while some have seen it in themselves.

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2. CP giving above budget by $10.4 million through July

Giving through the National Cooperative Program Allocation Budget remains far ahead of its annual goal with the fiscal year total growing to nearly $169 million—more than $10.4 million over the projected giving.

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3. Kentucky, 7 other states have Disaster Relief boots on ground in eastern Kentucky

Ron Crow, the director of the Kentucky Baptist District Relief, is coordinating teams from eight different states as they work together in eastern Kentucky’s flooded areas. He said the flooding is some of the worst he’s ever witnessed.

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4. Iowa church blessed by being ‘a giving church’

“I’m just excited about some trends we are seeing in our church now,” Pastor Charles “Chuck” Spindler told Baptist Press recently. “Post-pandemic I’m seeing people with a desire to get reconnected, especially young families."

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5. Your Daily Joe

Your Daily Joe is a daily comics feature by Joe McKeever exclusive to Baptist Press.

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6. On this day in SBC history...

In 1987 - Missionary Troy Waldron Killed in Ethiopia Helicopter Crash

The business manager for the Southern Baptist mission in Ethiopia died in a helicopter crash Aug. 4 as he was flying to meet Ethiopian agricultural officials in a remote area. The pilot also was killed.

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7. BP Sports Update

  • Golf: Phil Mickelson and 10 others have sued the PGA Tour for antitrust violations after being suspended from playing on the Tour when they signed with LIV Golf.
  • NCAAW: Paige Bueckers will miss the season for UConn after tearing her ACL.
  • NFL: The league has appealed Deshaun Watson's 6-game suspension asking for it to be lengthened.

About the SBC Morning Briefing

The SBC Morning Briefing is a compilation of news and links for readers of Baptist Press and SBC Life. Jonathan Howe compiles and edits the newsletter. Howe serves as Vice President for Communications at the SBC Executive Committee.

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