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American Baptist Home Mission
March 2015

Greetings in the name of

our Lord and Savior!    


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In the 1800s, American Baptist missionary Joanna P. Moore earned the nickname "Swamp Angel of the South" for establishing fireside schools for freed slaves. Over the years, countless American Baptist women have made a difference in myriad places and in innumerable ways. Chances are that an American Baptist woman has had a positive influence in your life, as illustrated in a video by the Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) associate executive director of Missional Life and Leadership. I invite you during March--Women's History Month--to lift up a contemporary American Baptist Swamp Angel who impacts her community. Learn how by reading below.





Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III

Executive Director



Do you know a modern-day
American Baptist Swamp Angel?
If you know a modern-day Swamp Angel who makes a difference in her community, tell us on Facebook at or Twitter @abHomeMission in this format: "(Woman's name) is an #abhmsSwampAngel because... ."


April 29 is Children in Poverty grant
application deadline

If your ministry addresses justice for children--especially with an anti-bullying focus--apply to ABHMS for one of at least 10 $1,000-$5,000 Children in Poverty grants. Deadline is
April 29.

Bolster America for Christ efforts
by teaching from Titus

Bolster your church's efforts regarding America for Christ--"Discipleship: A Journey of Grace" (Titus 2:11-13)--with a teaching about Titus' proclamation of God's grace to the marginalized people of Crete.






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Installation offers nod
to ministry tradition, growth

The recent installation service of a New York Chinese Baptist Church pastor offers a nod to the ministry tradition and growth of both ABHMS and Mariners' Temple Baptist Church.



Book series features caregiving
skills for various situations
Featuring spiritually-based caregiving skills for clergy and laity, "The Pastoral Caregiver's Casebook Series" is comprised of four volumes: "Ministry in Relationships," "Ministry in Crises," "Ministry in Health" and "Ministry in Specialized Settings."

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