Research by Topic: iglesias-bautistas-de-puerto-rico

ABHMS releases OGHS funds in response to earthquake in Puerto Rico

Published January 9, 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/9/20)—In response to the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook Puerto Rico Tuesday morning, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, has released $15,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) funds to partners in Puerto Rico, including $10,000 for Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico. However, additional help is needed.

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ABHMS retreat offers solace to pastors dealing with post-Hurricane María stress

Published August 21, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/21/19)—To facilitate healing and self-care among pastors dedicated to ministering to others in the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane María, American Baptist Home Mission Societies offered, in partnership with Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico (IBPR), the “Me haces descansar” (“You Make Me Rest”) retreat Aug. 8-10 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The event launched […]

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ABHMS continues to support post-hurricane rebuilding efforts on Puerto Rico

Published December 11, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/18)—Since September 2017, when Hurricane Maria wrought havoc on Puerto Rico, 48 American Baptist churches, schools and other entities on the island have been restored or are undergoing restoration because of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ongoing “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative. While 29 entities received help via funds, […]

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Three California Bay Area churches become one in mission to Puerto Rico

Published August 2, 2018

When volunteers from various churches combine efforts as part of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative, they not only aid residents of the hurricane-ravaged island but also benefit themselves as they become united in faith. That’s just what happened when 24 members of three churches in California’s Bay Area—New […]

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ABHMS’ initial ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ fundraising goal is surpassed; great need remains

Published February 12, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/12/18)—Thanks to the generous contributions of congregations, organizations and individuals both in and outside of the American Baptist family, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is elated to report that the initial fundraising goal for its “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative—in partnership with American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—via One Great […]

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ABHMS staff donates toys to children of Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico

Published December 16, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/15/17)—The staff of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is bringing joy to the children of American Baptist churches and schools in Puerto Rico this holiday season by donating a variety of toys. In partnership with Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico region, new, unwrapped toys will be shipped to the island […]

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ABHMS staff visit Puerto Rico, plan for Phase II of recovery effort

Published December 1, 2017

SAN JUAN, PR (ABNS 12/1/17)—With eight suitcases packed with more than 400 pounds of batteries in tow, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), and six staff members visited Puerto Rico this week to assess disaster-relief efforts following hurricanes Irma and Maria and discuss plans for moving into Phase II […]

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