NASHVILLE — Send Relief hosted a booth at the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Nashville. From June 14-16, Southern Baptists had the opportunity to learn more about how to participate in compassion ministry that focuses on sharing the gospel.
Through Send Relief, NAMB and the IMB partner together to provide Southern Baptists a one-stop-shop for compassion ministry in North America and around the world.
Mark Richt, a former college football coach and national spokesman for Send Relief, made an appearance at the Send Relief booth where he signed free copies of his forthcoming book and chatted with attendees.
Send Relief gave away backpacks that served as an example for churches who would seek to launch a backpack ministry through their congregations. Those backpacks that were given away are the kind that churches can order through Send Relief.
At the booth, a church could order up to 72 backpacks to start a similar ministry, and Send Relief will send them free of charge. If they need more, they can order them at cost through SendRelief.org.
Joshua Daniels, associate pastor to families and youth at Linden Baptist Church in Linden, Ala., connected with Send Relief in the booth to learn about how his church could participate in missions.
“I immediately was welcomed at the booth and got to connect with the nations right here,” Daniels said. “I’m already making plans to get involved with Send Relief immediately based off my conversations. I’m excited.”
Published July 6, 2021