Disaster relief volunteers find love while serving
 

LEESBURG (FLBaptist)—Working in the midst of a massive cleanup after severe flooding hit Pensacola, two Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers, Cheryl King and Frank Sledjeski, found more than a ministry to homeowners; they discovered love and a new life partner.

“We were able to clean out three homes and minister to these families,” said King. “We were also able to get to know each other better. We knew our meeting was not by accident; it was ordained by God.”

Robert Davis: the Life & Legacy
 

Former pastor Robert Davis, 70, of Lake City died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice) following a lengthy illness. Davis was a loving man who served Florida both in churches and the national guard for the greater part of his life, and was the pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Lake City, FL at the time of his passing.

The Great Commission Weekend
 

Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida will be hosting “A Great Commission Weekend” this upcoming weekend, August 21-24th.

Crestview's Mosaic Church: seeker driven, disciple making
 

CRESTVIEW (FLBaptist)—Working bivocationally at the local Starbucks in Crestview as he planted a new church, James Ross often invited co-worker Marisela Davis to Mosaic Church.

After four years of making unfulfilled promises, she came to Mosaic out of the blue, heard Ross proclaim the Gospel and left as a new creation in Christ.

Grace for the Gibsons
 

On Thanksgiving Day 2013 Philip and Jodi Gibson, a Jacksonville based couple and member of First Baptist Church Jacksonville, took their 6 year old son Stephen to the emergency room. They noticed Stephen was having trouble controlling the movement of his eye and wanted to figure out what was wrong.

A CAT scan was taken and they received news that every parent dreads- Stephen had a tumor on the base of his brain near the spinal cord, and was diagnosed with Brainstem Giloma, an aggressive and dangerous form of cancer that starts in the brain and can spread through the nervous system.

Gifts, Gospel and God's love embrace migrant children
 

LEESBURG (FLBaptist)—She was 8 years old when Ami Martinez first went to the Florida Baptist Migrant Children’s camp held annually at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. While there she made a decision that would change her life forever when she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior.

She went back to camp every year until she was out of high school and took with her one of the most important lessons of her life. “I learned there that we all worship the same God, whether you were rich, poor, black or white, you worship the same God.”

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