SBC DIGEST: Psalm 139 Project places ultrasound machine; Asian American leaders meet with GuideStone

ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project places ultrasound machine in Tallahassee

By Elizabeth Bristow

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, placed an ultrasound machine at Mosaic Sexual Health Clinic, a new facility opened by A Women’s Pregnancy Center in Tallahassee, Fla., as a part of its mission to save lives.

The Psalm 139 Project focuses on aiding pregnancy resource centers by securing ultrasound machines. Since its inception, the Psalm 139 Project has provided 24 ultrasound machines for pregnancy care centers in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Indiana, Colorado, Mississippi, Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Maryland, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas and New Mexico.

Elizabeth Graham, ERLC vice president of operations and life initiatives, commented on the significance of the ultrasound machine placement.

“The Psalm 139 Project allows the ERLC to raise money for life saving ultrasound machines, where 100 percent of the proceeds go towards the purchasing, training and placement of a machine in a pregnancy resource center,” Graham said. “Each placement allows abortion-vulnerable and abortion-determined women to get a glimpse of the life inside their womb. We are thankful for our partnership with Mosaic Sexual Health Clinic and A Women’s Pregnancy Center and the wonderful work they are doing to rescue babies in Tallahassee. We have seen firsthand the positive effect these ultrasound machines have on saving preborn lives and will continue to place machines in pregnancy resource centers and women’s health clinics around the country.”

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Asian American leaders learn how GuideStone serves churches

By Roy Hayhurst

DALLAS (BP) – Leaders of the various Southern Baptist Asian American organizations met virtually with GuideStone leaders Thursday (Oct. 8) for a time of conversation and fellowship.

The meeting – originally planned to be in person at GuideStone’s Dallas offices but moved online due to COVID-19 – is the second in several years.

“We appreciate the opportunity to serve all of our churches,” GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said. “To have the opportunity to sit down with our Asian American leaders to learn about their unique needs and how we can better serve them, and for them to hear about the products and services we offer to churches, is a true blessing for all of us.”

The session began with greetings from Hawkins, Chief Operating Officer John R. Jones and Chief Insurance Officer Chu Soh, a native Korean who joined GuideStone’s Executive team earlier this year.

“We believe that we are here to support a healthy church – a healthy church that is free to transform the world,” Soh said. “We exist to guide the church on its journey to total wellbeing.”

Additionally, Soh noted GuideStone’s efforts to become a more diverse workplace.

“Joining GuideStone at a time like this in our organization’s 102-year history is a special honor,” he said. “This year we share publicly our efforts to become more focused on inclusion and diversity. Since 2005, we’ve grown our diverse population in our management ranks by more than 300 percent.”

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This article was originally published by Baptist Press at baptistpress.com

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