February 11, 2010 Print Edition

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SUPER BOWL XLIV: Michael Oher talks football, 'Blind Side'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FBW)—Michael Oher, offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, missed out on earning the NFL's top honor for a rookie, but he made a pitch that Sandra Bullock should win the Oscar for playing the part of his adoptive mother, Leigh Ann Tuohy, in "The Blind Side."

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'Buckets of Hope' a means to touching lives in Haiti

UPDATED: Feb 1, 10:00 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Every Florida Baptist can change a life in Haiti by filling a "Bucket of Hope" for a Haitian family still suffering from the devastating affects of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

"These 'Buckets of Hope' are just one way Florida Baptists can fulfill the mandate of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry in the name of Jesus," said John Sullivan, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention. "As we are reminded in Matthew 25:45, Jesus tells us, 'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it to one of the least of these, yet did it to me'" (KJV).

PRO BOWL: AFC & NFC athletes voice support for Tebow about pro-life ad

FORT LAUDERDALE (FBW/BP)—In a final practice Jan. 30 before the Pro Bowl in South Florida, professional football players from the AFC and NFC joined in backing NFL hopeful Tim Tebow who is set to appear in a pro-life commercial during next Sunday’s Super Bowl.

However, at least three liberal activist groups have pressured CBS and even the NFL to step in and stop the ad from airing, claiming it is offensive to air a politically charged ad during the Super Bowl.

Floyd: Merger of IMB, NAMB not among GCR recommendations

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—After "great, great, great discussion" studying a possible merger of Southern Baptists' two mission boards, the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force has concluded it will not recommend a merger, Chairman Ronnie Floyd said Feb. 1 at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

SUPER BOWL XLIV: Pastor proud of Garçon's relief efforts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FBW)--There is pride in Pastor Moralas St. Hilaire's voice when he talks about Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garçon.

Hope grows from Haiti’s ruins

PORT-AU-PRINCE (FBC)—Nearly a month after an earthquake ravaged the Port-au-Prince region of Haiti leaving 200,000 dead, stories of anguish and hope are rising from the rubble.

A weary, hungry and thirsty Daniel Cadichon arrived at the Confraternite Missionaire Baptiste d’Haiti’s mission house in Port-au-Prince Feb. 3. The high-ranking police official had not been paid since the Jan. 12 earthquake.

GCR Task Force to issue progress report at EC

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP)-Great Commission Resurgence Task Force members have wrapped up three days of deliberations in advance of making a preliminary report on their findings in February.

Pro-Bowlers place God in control

MIAMI (BP/FBW)—At 6-6, 353-pounds, Dallas Cowboys lineman Leonard Davis was among the biggest Pro Bowl participants in Sunday’s 41-34 AFC victory over the NFC at Sun Life Stadium.

SUPER BOWL XLIV: Fred Luter sees Saints' spiritual side

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BP)—Fred Luter Jr. has had a full plate during his decades-long calling as a pastor, including the last 23 years at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.

SUPER BOWL XLIV: Fullback targeted Saints' spiritual void

MIAMI (BP)—When the New Orleans Saints met with the media Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium wearing their home white jerseys, fullback Heath Evans fit right in.

Miami church is refuge for Haitians

MIAMI (FBW)--Returning home from a prayer meeting at her Baptist church in Port-au-Prince, Luce Violette Geneus had paused by the front door when the ground began to shake violently Jan. 12. Terrified, the mother of two stood frozen in shock until her son, 11, and daughter 13, emerged from their collapsed home.

Strength Team straddles Pro Bowl & Super Bowl in South Florida

MIAMI (FBW)—While New Orleans Saints fans celebrate their Super Bowl XLIV win in Miami over the Indianapolis Colts, the Miami Baptist Association is celebrating 355 decisions for Christ after the Strength Team, in a nine-day stretch between the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl, made in more than two-dozen church and school appearances.

Haiti relief, 2010 CP budget revision dominate SBOM meeting

LEESBURG (FBC)—Florida Baptists' unprecedented response to Haiti's devastating Jan. 12 earthquake and the reduction of the 2010 Cooperative Program budget by $1.65 million consumed much of the business at the Feb. 5 State Board of Missions meeting at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.

Editorial: ‘Merci beaucoup. Merci beaucoup.’

No matter the primary subject matter-and in spite of other very important business-the Florida Baptist State Board of Missions meeting last week was dominated from start to finish by the tremendous needs of the people of Haiti.

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