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Global missions Lottie Moon Offering and Week of Prayer P. 11 Illinois Baptist NOVEMBER 6, 2017 Vol. 111 No. 15 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association Pilgrim myth busters Plus: What are you thankful for ? P. 12 Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 IB Help needed Chicago pastor joins hurricane aid Arecibo, Puerto Rico In October, Southern Baptist volunteers began relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the U.S. territory sustained devastating damage from the one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The volunteers are working through Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and the North American Mission Board's (NAMB) Send Relief initiative, but their work is unlike other Disaster Relief projects. The circumstance is so unusual that we have to take the full respon- sibility of this response on our own," said David Melber , president of Send Relief. "That means buying and shipping the food, renting warehouse space, sending the kitchen equip- ment, and then providing the volun- teers to do the cooking. We are forg- ing our entire response by ourselves." Chicago church planter Dave An- dreson spent a week in Puerto Rico as a trained Disaster Relief chap- lain. Andreson, a U.S. Army veteran, couldn't shake the growing burden he felt for the island. "I had to get there," JOURNAL: Illinois team shares the gospel in remote Brazilian villages. P. 7-10 P. 3 DISASTER RELIEF Amazing Amazon MILESTONES Big celebrations Churches mark anniversaries and baptisms P. 13-14 IBSA Welcome New team members P. 4 Retired missionaries return with new partners for the work 2017 IBSA Annual Meeting Meeting starts at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 8 Look for tweets, posts, and special reports online. mission More social media addresses on page 3

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