Our Affiliate Honors Martin Luther King

The following article about our Fayetteville, NC, affiliate appeared today on FayObserver.com: Devotional breakfast at Operation Inasmuch echoes King’s hope Kim Hasty The breakfast devotion was a special one Friday morning at [the Fayetteville-Area] Operation Inasmuch down on Hillsboro Street. At the round tables, those who are hungry are served pancakes, eggs, bacon and hot coffee – […]

Happy Birthday, Operation Inasmuch!

Operation Inasmuch – the national nonprofit  – turns 5 years old this month!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, INASMUCH!!  As the song says, “We’ve only just begun!”  The “stars are lining up” for a spectacular 2012, the best year yet. The ministry also had a great 2011! We had difficulties, but we also made some encouraging strides. Here’s a summary of […]

Call to Ministry Follows Inasmuch Day

From near death to a ministry calling – that’s the short version of Dr. Frank Smist’s story. In October, his church — Leawood Baptist Church, Leawood, Kansas — conducted their third Inasmuch Day. Frank participated. And the result was far more than he or anyone else could have expected. “God used our Inasmuch Day to call me […]

Is Compassion Seasonal?

Here’s a question for Christmas: Is compassion seasonal? How many people do you know who are conscientious in serving people in need at Christmas but do not give it much thought at other times? Is compassion ministry another item on our Christmas To-Do list like shopping, attending parties, and the Christmas Eve service at church? […]

Mercy vs. Evangelism

Tim Keller, John Piper, and Don Carson discuss whether churches should be committed to mercy or to evangelism in this video from The Gospel Coalition:

The Witch-Doctor’s Wife said “Yes!”

He said “No,” but she said, “Yes” to volunteers from Open Baptist Church, Gaborone, Botswana (in south-central Africa), who were delivering food boxes to families as one of their Inasmuch Day projects.  He is a traditional witch-doctor.  She is his wife and normally would not have gone against his authority, BUT she had already seen […]

Inamuch Unites Churches and Races

Something extraordinary happened in Lowndes County, Alabama, one of the poorest counties in the state, where many traditional prejudices are alive and well. A dozen churches of various denominations and races conducted their first Inasmuch United. One person called this reconciling event “ground-breaking.” The idea that churches would work together was unheard of in the […]

More on Virginia Inasmuch United

The following article was recently published online in the Religious Herald: Newsjournal of the Baptist General Association of Virginia: Blitz empowers churches in Virginia’s Southside to serve communities By Barbara Francis, Staff Writer Wednesday, November 23, 2011 DANVILLE, Va. — In the parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus says a person keeps the commandment to […]

Thoughts on How to Be Thankful

A group of us recently discussed the fact that most Americans have essentially self-centered and unrealistic expectations of life. We want to achieve something. We want to avoid pain. We want to feel beautiful. We want great relationships, fun vacations, retirement savings. We want. We want. We want. And because we want what we often […]

Virginia Churches Serve Together

Thirty-five (35) churches joined together to serve the Danville, Virginia, area on October 8, 2011 in their first-ever Inasmuch United. On that day, nine hundred (900) people showed compassion to those in need through 140 projects! Cliff Hudgins, Director of Missions for the Pittsylvania Baptist Association, shared the following with us: People who return from […]

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