January 26, 2006 Print Edition

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Point of Light award to disaster relief worker

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE (FBW) – Florida Governor Jeb Bush recognized Derreck Boring, associate pastor of Central Baptist Church in Crestview, and a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, with a Points of Light Award Jan. 11 for his role in assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Rankin urges new missionaries to remember God’s promises

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (BP)–God is moving in unprecedented ways around the world, and the International Mission Board appointed 12 new workers to join His work Jan. 10 at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Va., in conjunction with an IMB trustee meeting.

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)–The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word dilemma as: A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or mutually exclusive.

Point of View

There may be better and more generous people in the world than Florida Baptists, but I doubt it! You have given to meet needs in such a Christ-like fashion. It is unbelievable. You have given not only financially, but in time, travel and “blood, sweat and tears” ministries.

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A number of years ago as I was coming out of Old Town Mombasa, Kenya, our team saw an old blind man feeling his way along a wall across the street. We went to him and shared the Gospel. When we finished he asked, “If this is true, why have you waited so long to tell me?”

Point of View

Recently, the leaders of six nations, including the United States and Great Britain, met to discuss Iran’s restarting its nuclear research program. To quote Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Iran’s actions “crossed the threshold.”

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Flood of baptism candidates surprises, awes congregations

BRANDON (FBW) – In what Pastor Forrest Pollock described as “a movement of God unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” 183 people flooded the aisles of Brandon’s Bell Shoals Baptist Church Jan. 8.

Bus boycott anniversary aids Christian reconciliation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)–Although Montgomery often is described as the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, First Baptist Church and other area congregations are working to show the city’s progress toward racial reconciliation.

Oregon doctors may prescribe lethal drugs to patients

WASHINGTON (BP)–In a major victory for supporters of physician-assisted suicide, the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 17 said the federal government cannot prohibit Oregon doctors from prescribing lethal amounts of medicine to patients who want to kill themselves.

Four Florida students graduate from SBTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS)–More than 132 students received graduate or doctoral-level degrees during the 196th graduation commencement held Dec. 9 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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