March 1, 2007 Print Edition

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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

HURRICANE, W. VA. (NAMB)—It's another early morning for Bill Barker in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. He leaves home earlier than usual in his brown Toyota minivan, which suddenly tops a mountain crest. He pulls off the road to talk to God.

Wheelchairs shipwrecked en route to Honduras

TAMPA (FBW)—Davis Island Baptist Church Missions Director Jeff Sukup may identify with Apostle Paul in being shipwrecked during a missionary journey. Sukup, like Paul, acknowledges God's provision in a harrowing ordeal at sea, and looks forward to completing the mission interrupted by shipwreck.

U.S. Attorney General unveils 'First Freedom Project'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met with Southern Baptist leaders Feb. 20 to unveil a new Department of Justice initiative aimed at educating Americans about their religious liberties and to ask for the Southern Baptist Convention's help in identifying and reporting abuses of those liberties.

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Point of View

As President Bush's approval rating hit an all time low recently, President Bush-bashing continues to be on the rise.

Point of View

Crowds are lined up for blocks, anxiously waiting for the annual community parade. What a prime opportunity to share joy and invite those spectators to your church! Need fresh ideas for parade participation?

Christian schools as missions focus gain attention

ORLANDO (FBW)—For those passionate about reaching millions of America's children and parents with the Gospel in just one generation, Ed Gamble, a life-long educator, says it can and should be done through a national mission schools project.

Students warned to not put off missions opportunities

ORLANDO (FBC)—Laughing, crying, singing and praying together, 573 Florida college students energetically and unapologetically worshipped as one at the 2007 State Baptist Collegiate Conference.

Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—A one-day preaching course the late Adrian Rogers debuted in Florida just before his death in 2005 will return to Florida March 6 in an effort to fulfill one of his final wishes-that pastors be given the opportunity to learn from one who has walked in their shoes.

Spring CROSS ROADS edition airing soon

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—The upcoming CROSS ROADS broadcast, takes viewers across Florida to meet men and women who, through prayer, new church plants and Christian 12-step recovery programs, are encouraging others to personal and spiritual victory, helping them become the people God created them to be.

FBCU president resigns; plans move to Alabama

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Florida Baptist Credit Union President/CEO Bill Williams announced his resignation Feb. 15 during the monthly meeting of the institution's Board of Directors. Williams will move to Enterprise, Ala., where he will be senior vice president of financial services of the Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union.

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