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JACKSONVILLE(FBW)—After more than 30 years under Communist rule in Vietnam, Baptist Churches in Vietnam (BCV) gained official recognition from their national government only five months ago.
OLUSTEE (FBW)—Coming together to help a brother in need, folks from several local churches joined forces to make repairs and improvements on the home of Olustee-resident and Southern Baptist evangelist James Croft.
TALLAHASSEE (FBW)-At a time when many citizens are turning to churches and religious organizations to meet needs created by the economic recession, Florida Baptist Convention legislative consultant Bill Bunkley urged legislators to retain the sales tax exemption on religious items.
TALLHASSEE (FBW)—A bill that would require an ultrasound image be shown to a woman considering an abortion in the first trimester cleared a panel in the House of Representatives March 18, the first of three committee stops for the measure which narrowly failed in the 2008 legislative session.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—After a ruling “not totally unexpected” by the Nassau County School Board, district superintendent John Ruis said March 12 he was disappointed, but not surprised a federal court issued an injunction a day earlier allowing a “gay” club to meet at Yulee High School.
BOCA RATON (FBW)—Among the biblical books that college basketball coaches read for inspiration, Numbers and Deuteronomy likely rank fairly low on the list. But that is precisely where Florida Atlantic University’s Mike Jarvis has been camping out lately.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Florida Baptists from Miami, Polk City and Jacksonville—and cities and towns in between—learned how to conduct and judge Bible Drills while remaining in the comfort of their homes during a one-hour “webinar” presentation webcast live over the internet March 10.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Convention’s Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started nine new churches in February 2009. The following is a listing of new churches by association:
SAMSON (FBW)—The memory of little 18-month-old Corrine Gracy Myers running down the center aisle of his tiny, rural church during an invitation awhile back brought a subdued chuckle to Brent Gay, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Samson, Ala.
BOISE, Idaho (BP)-A sharp increase in crimes against Americans and other Westerners traveling abroad has prompted David Dose, a personal security specialist, to produce a DVD-based curriculum on avoiding and otherwise dealing with such issues as petty theft to long-term detention in foreign countries.
PENSACOLA (FBW)— It’s a place unmistakably rich in biblical and historic tradition. Some say it could be the very site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.