Cuban pastor sees divine appointment twice

Despite a churning illness aboard a bus and a ferry, a young Cuban Christian perseveres to see a divine appointment repeated with a young man who would turn to Christ. Today, the two men are among Baptist pastors seeing a spiritual harvest in Cuba.

FIRST-PERSON: Good news! 2 years of Cooperative Program gains

After a 30-year decline, average Cooperative Program gifts per Southern Baptist church have risen two years in a row, now at 5.50 percent of churches' reported undesignated receipts. This good news, Ashley Clayton of the SBC Executive Committee writes, is "certainly worthy of our attention and our celebration."