Southern Baptists have mobilized through local, Christian partners to provide housing, food, medical supplies, bomb shelters and trauma counseling for more than 20,000 displaced and hurting people in Israel and the region.
Early reports indicate an overnight explosion at St. Porphyrius Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza City killed at least 40 people — including 19 Christians …
The U.S. State Department is urging U.S. citizens to be on the alert while traveling anywhere in the world. The advisory comes amid escalating global tensions due to the Israel-Hamas war.
As the crisis unfolds in Israel, numerous media outlets are reporting that Hamas is threatening to post disturbing videos on social media over the weekend showing hostages being executed.
“In the face of such wickedness, this is not the time for false equivalency or excuses by national leaders and policymakers, but clear-eyed moral leadership,” said ERLC President Brent Leatherwood on crisis in Israel.
Omar Yanez was practically shaken out of bed on the morning of Oct. 7 by the siren alarms that were blaring outside his apartment in Jerusalem.
Trained Texas Baptist Men volunteers headed to Israel Oct. 8 after the nation erupted into warfare the day before, preparing to provide meals both for Israelis and Palestinians.
Members of a tour group from Georgia and a Kentucky Baptist are among other Southern Baptists in the Holy Land but are safe, four days after Hamas militants bombarded Israel with rockets in a surprise attack.
As the nation of Israel was under attack on the morning of Oct. 7 by Hamas militants, two words began to echo on nearly every news report were “unprecedented” and “surprise.”