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Basketball and Jesus

Basketball and Jesus came together in late March 2019 when a team of 10 spent nine days in a mega-city in East Asia. The purpose was to share the Gospel using sports as a way to make contact with local men and women and begin spiritual conversations. A typical day included a morning devotional, prayer…

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Interning in Uganda with Benjamin House

For as long as I can remember, my mom and dad have been faithful about a calling to child sponsorship. As my brother and I grew up, we were able to write letters to a child all the way across the world who was close to our age. We talked to him about sports, school,…

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Reflections upon “Serve the ‘burg”

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8by Casey Seaman

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The Laneys’ Story: A Family Changed by Missions

God changed Brandon and Summer Laney’s lives and family forever in 2011 when He led them to the village of Najjanankumbi in Uganda, Africa. The trip was not on their agenda for that year, and it was not something they had previously considered. However, God had big plans for not only Brandon and Summer, but for their children also. They have returned to Uganda almost every year since 2011, and two of their children have jumped on board as well.

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Lost and Found An Emerging Hispanic Ministry

For Ricky Maxwell, his journey with a new ministry opportunity began one morning during quiet time with the Lord. Shortly after reading scripture and praying, Ricky felt compelled to contact his friend Mark Bennett, a Mill member and missionary in Mexico. “The Lord laid on my heart that I needed to look into a Hispanic ministry in Spartanburg, so I called Mark right then and there,” Ricky said. This conversation allowed him to discover a unique opportunity that he says he “never saw coming.

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He Is Enough

“And let us not grow wearing of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9, ESV) When Drake O’Sullivan was born, he was perfectly healthy. Drake passed all newborn tests with high scores and within 24 hours, he was released to go home with his parents.…

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Update on Nicaragua

Journeys to Nicaragua are on the 2019 calendar for Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church’s Missions outreach after cancellations this year due to civil unrest and violence. The Mill is sponsoring trips to the Central American country in the spring and summer as the dangers have waned. The trouble in Nicaragua began on April 18 with…

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Disaster Relief at The Mill

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made its destructive landfall in Texas as a category four hurricane. Chris Bennett, a member of The Mill, felt called to action. He travelled to Houston with his boat in tow, ready to assist those who were stranded and in desperation due to the rising floodwaters in the aftermath…

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Brandon Laney’s Story

The Mill has recently formed a new ministry within our missions efforts to address disaster relief. We have partnered with the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief organization. I saw a Facebook post from The Mill on Mission saying that there was a GroupMe being setup for Disaster Relief in preparation for Hurricane Florence. God told…

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