FEIRA DE SANTANA, Brazil (BNc) — During a visit to her daughter, Dona Raimunda found herself in the right place and time to witness a person being immersed into Christ. Since she had been attending the congregation in her hometown of Serra Talhada and had studied the Bible with them, she decided this was her moment as well.
Before she was immersed, however, she removed a religious image from her necklace. Continue reading
Andy Chavarrilla baptizes stepfather
HIGHLANDS, Tex. (BNc) by Andy Chavarrilla — This past weekend, I held a seminar on Rebuilding Faith with my good friend and colleague Brad Harrub. As we informed the congregation and visitors about what was going on in our society and how the church, if convicted, could be the solution, we had a tremendous response.
When we offered the invitation, 14 people responded.
However, something happened that I would have never expected. My parents walked down the aisle, too! Continue reading
Lorivan baptizes his brother Samuel
CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil (BNc) by Jose Carlos Balabuch — Lorivan understood that in order to preach the gospel and make followers of Christ (Mk 16.15-16; Mt 28.19-20), he didn’t need to study a theology course, an evangelism course or wait for a special call. Continue reading
ARAPAL, Philippines (BNc) — Filipino worker Salvador Cariaga posted a number of baptism photos Jan. 8, some of which appear to be results of contacts through disaster relief. Continue reading
RECIFE, Brazil (BNc) by Randy Short — He was unusual, in our circle and in yours as well, I’m sure. He came to us, the son of a denominational pastor, but had chosen not to follow his father or his father’s religion. He wanted to study the Bible.
He had gone to several local seminaries but because of his looks had been rejected by all. He was tattooed all over, and had long dreadlocks, a huge gaping hole with a “gauge” in one ear, and a huge piece of wood hanging from the other. He had studied philosophy and read about religion. Continue reading
JUNDIAI, Brazil (BNc) — A couple who attended a retreat on how to relate better in marriage decided they had better relate to Christ.
Marco Aurelio e Adriana requested baptism after a class by evangelist Marcelo Gonçalves at the retreat held at the Grinbergs Village Hotel in the nearby city of Socorro. Continue reading
JOÃO PESSOA, Brazil (BNc) — Jesus didn’t say “Peace, be still,” to these waves and wind and rain, but he did bring peace to two hearts from the Industrial District of the city, firstfruits of the area and concrete evidence of the hope for a new congregation. Continue reading
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BNc) — A funeral sermon last Friday resulted in the baptism of six people.
Minister Anwar Carter, of the Highland Heights church, preached a double funeral last Friday of a mother and son, Archie Bennett reported Oct 26 on Facebook.
The title of the funeral sermon was “Good News in Bad Times.”
“As a result of him letting God use him, six souls were baptized into Christ after the funeral,” Archie said. Continue reading
Missionary David McKinney baptizes Flávia
JOÃO PESSOA, Brazil (BNc) — by Joseph McKinney, Jr.
Flávia sought out Adriana McKinney for therapy, for help in dealing with years of an unhealthy marital situation. In addition to therapy, she started coming to our Wednesday prayer meeting and immediately felt welcomed and at home in the midst of God’s family.
Missionary David McKinney invited her to study the Bible. Even though she had gone through a denomination’s conversion process, when she asked about baptism, she accepted unconditionally everything the Bible teaches about it: the forgiveness, the burial with Christ, the rebirth to new life, the receiving of the Holy Spirit, and she wanted it all, right then. Continue reading
by J. Randal Matheny, BNc publisher/editor
WINONA, Miss. (BNc) – BrotherhoodNews.com is glad to announce a partnership with Rick Kelley’s Baptism365 website.
As two sites that provide complementing news about Christians and congregations, the partnership was a natural move. Conversations between the two, initiated shortly after the launch of Baptism365, moved amicably and speedily toward an agreement.
For now, the two websites will host feeds from each other. Later, we plan an even closer integration of the two efforts. Continue reading
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (BNc) – A preacher wants to register baptisms around the world on his website Baptism365, as a demonstration that God is adding to the church daily.
Rick Kelly, preacher for the Prestonsburg congregation, wanted to write on the Internet, but hit two roadblocks. First, he said, “there are plenty of other beneficial writings in the brotherhood. If I did blog, I wanted to provide some other kind of service. Also, I wanted to do something that was more self-sufficient, something that wouldn’t fail if I had an overly busy week in ministry; something that could continue easily, even if I was sick; something someone else could pick up if I was away; something that would keep going almost by itself.” Continue reading
ATHENS, Greece (BNc) Niko, a 19-year-old man from Moldavia, was baptized at Cenchrea by Dinos Roussos Oct. 28. Continue reading