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MIAMI (NAMB)—There’s an unglitzy side to Miami you’ll never see depicted on “CSI Miami.” Sure, there’s the flaunted wealth, the big beach-front homes, the flashy cars, the fast boats, and glamorous life-in-the-fast-lane for the celebrities and superstar athletes who live here.
ORMOND BEACH (FBW)—Gwyn and Bob Picerne of Ormond Beach not only believe every Christian family should be involved in adoption, they live it—and have six adoptive children, literally from around the world, to prove it.
TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—Sweeping legislation possibly jeopardizing sales tax exemptions enjoyed by churches, religious organizations, religious schools, parochial schools and other charities has been introduced in both houses of the Florida Legislature, which began its 60-day legislative session March 3.
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JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—A woman in Mozambique hears the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time because half a world away Florida Baptists are praying for her.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Each year, associational Vacation Bible School clinics provide training for about 5,000 Florida VBS workers. Florida Baptist churches will enroll thousands of children in Vacation Bible School this summer, an opportunity that represents the most extensive outreach, evangelism and prospect-discovering event available to Florida Baptist churches. The following is a list of associational training clinics for the summer VBS curriculum. For more information contact your association office or the Florida Baptist Convention Sunday School Department at 800-226-8584, ext. 3079. Dates provided for information purposes only.
Graceville (FBW)—Taking to heart the University of Georgia football team motto, chaplain Kevin “Chappy” Hynes will soon “Finish the Drill” of his own college education. He anticipates receiving his bachelor’s degree in theology at Baptist College of Florida May 15—more than 10 years after he first enrolled on the Graceville campus.
TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—Justin Stephens, adopted from Romania as a mere infant, has reached the pinnacle in his scouting career, and distinguished himself among peers at Thomasville Road Baptist Church for his ministry and community project—building a sand volleyball court.
MIAMI (BP)—A Florida woman was arrested March 3 for her role in a shocking botched abortion case that has garnered national attention, although she was not charged with murder as some were wanting.
MIAMI (FBW)—Miami Baptist Association’s Good News Care Center has received a three year grant totaling $1.6 million from Baptist Health South Florida.