January 30, 2003 Print Edition

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Florida parents in Yemen during shootings

LEESBURG, (FBW)-It was a moment that left the world shocked and stunned. Three American Southern Baptist medical missionaries shot at close range by an Islamic terrorist at a Baptist hospital in a Muslim country Dec. 30. Three yanked from the arms of their loving families and friends, having become martyrs.

Multi-ethnic SBC enriched by African-Americans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FBW)-Racism isn't dead, not in the United States and not in the Southern Baptist Convention, but a multi-ethnic cross-section of denominational leaders concludes segregation is as much an anathema today as integration was in the midst of the 20th century.

BCF trustees reaffirm school's historic Baptist ties

GRACEVILLE (FBW)-The Baptist College of Florida board of trustees reaffirmed the college's historic ties with the Florida Baptist Convention Jan. 23-24, during their pre-convention meeting on campus.

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Point-of-View

After the Dec. 30 killings of three Southern Baptist medical workers by a Muslim gunman in Yemen, the tributes and condolences poured in from around the world.

Post-abortion survivors speak out at Tallahassee rally

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)-"I regret my abortion" read the signs held by the women who gathered during the Silent No More rally at the State Capitol Jan. 25. Like a similar event held in West Palm Beach on Saturday, each of the women in Tallahassee spoke publicly about her experience with abortion.

Abortion recovery support groups

The following resources are available for help in finding abortion recovery and support groups:

Women encouraged to 'Walk in Love' at Celebration

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Women from across the state are being encouraged to join in A Celebration of Missions, March 21-22 at Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Deerfield Beach turns sanctuary into missionary house

DEERFIELD BEACH (FBW)-The old sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Deerfield Beach has a new look and a new purpose. Built in 1931, the 2,000 square foot building has been renovated into a residence for missionaries.

Training Update

Ocala to host 'Becoming Soul Mates' seminar

Gary Chapman to hold marriage seminar in Panama City

Men urged to 'Carry the Flame' during Stand Firm 2003

2002 Annie Armstrong Offering sets giving record

SHOCCO SPRINGS, Ala. (BP)-Southern Baptists contributed a record $49.25 million to North American missions through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2002 - representing a 2 percent increase over the amount contributed the previous year.

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