April 3, 2003 Print Edition

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'Unforgettable' day at Tampa's MacDill AFB

TAMPA(FBW)-President Bush left an indelible mark on the minds of some Florida Baptists March 26 when he traveled to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa to visit 4,000 U.S. Central Command troops and their community while United States and coalition forces continued to battle in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

WMU meeting highlights organization's purpose

At the beginning of each session during the 2003 Celebration of Missions, Scripture passages read in seven languages-French Creole, Korean, English, American Sign, Spanish, Japanese and Japanese Sign-highlighted the meeting's theme: "Walk in Love."

Calif. strategist launches 8 new church starts

SAN DIEGO, Calif.-In a region where the weather is always beautiful and there is no shortage of ways to enjoy it, church attendance and Christian commitment often rank low on the list of priorities, according to church planter strategist Don Conley. He believes the answer lies in new churches, where people can find a fresh-start in Christ, close to home, in an environment free of whatever baggage of tradition that might have kept them from church in the past.

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In this, the fourth article in the Sovereignty of God and the Free Will of Man, we will examine the last set of definitions we need-open theism, axiom and polity.


"[In] those forty-five seconds, what's he going to say?" one reporter anticipated eagerly.

Joy found in day-by-day walk with Jesus, Lee says

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Weaving a tapestry of stories and antidotes, keynote speaker Wanda Lee told how men and women are walking in love to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others during the 2003 Celebration of Missions at Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville March 21-22.

Missionary parents share pictures of grandchildren, concerns

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-With courage and concern, missionary parents shared moving testimonies of their children's lives of love and living sacrifice during the Celebration of Missions at Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville, March 22-23.

It's all about you God' kids camps set for Blue Springs and Lake Yale

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Summer is fast approaching and so is the time to pack up the kids for mission oriented culture camps!

Florida's language consultant tapped as WMU president

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Clysta de Armas of Port Charlotte was elected as the 26th president of the Florida Woman's Missionary Union during the 2003 Celebration of Missions at Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville March 22.

'Ministries of love' present various volunteer opportunities

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Florida's Women's Missionary Union (WMU) offers many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

Luis Palau Beachfest draws record 300,000 to South Florida's warm sands

FORT LAUDERDALE (FBW)-More than 300,000 rocked the beach at Fort Lauderdale's Beachfest March 22-23 in what is being billed as one of the largest religious gatherings ever in the United States. Thousands of Florida Baptists from over 200 area churches lent their support to the latest of international evangelist Luis Palau's massive free evangelism festivals.

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