Since the founding of the Boston Baptist Social Union more than a century ago, the members of the BBSU gather regularly not only for fellowship with each other, but to carry on the ministry of its founders of reaching out to people of Boston with the love of Christ.
Jesus taught his disciples on many occassions “to love one another.”
One of these conversations with the disciples is recorded in Matthew chapter 25 verses 35-40 (below). Here we see some practical ways to love one another.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
New International Version (NIV)
BBSU has provided grants to Christian organizations that carry out the mission of loving one another in the practical ways our benefactors and Jesus described.
BBSU has joined with All Hands In for the last few years and now, more recently with Amirah whose work with young women is to free them from slavery here in Boston.
Human Trafficking is a criminial business that profits from enslaving people for sexual servitute or exploitation and forced labor. It is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today - second only to drug trafficking and tied with illegal arms - according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A meeting is planned for Sep 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM at First Baptist Church of Medford.
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This meeting was held at Sheraton Hotel Needham.
The program was entitled: Soul Talk - Connecting with the Sound of the Genuine in Yourself presented by Rev. Dr. Kirk Byron Jones.