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Huckabee at PBA chapel, urges students to use light to illuminate darkness

WEST PALM BEACH (PBA)—Don’t worry so much about a career, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told Palm Beach Atlantic University students March 25.

William Carey: The first Baptist missionary

William Carey (1761-1834) is the “Father of Modern Missions.” Born in England, Carey gave 41 years of his 73 year life to mission service in India. Baptist children and teenagers can thrill today at the highly trained, devoted and disciplined life of a man that became world renowned in scholarship, organization and service.

The Cooperative Program—Taking the Gospel to the whole world, at the same time, all the time

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—A Southern Baptist mother of three teaches English to Muslim college students while sharing the love of Christ in an East African gateway city.

Celebrate Cooperative Program Sunday April 26

Southern Baptists across the nation will celebrate Cooperative Program Sunday on April 26. We are so blessed through the Cooperative Program to be able to partner in reaching out to our world in the name of Jesus Christ. Your church, along with every other Florida Baptist cooperating church, is making a significant impact with the Gospel through their support of the Cooperative Program.


Cooperative Program Resources available for your Cooperative Program Sunday celebration:

Native South Koreans plant churches in the Golden State

FULLERTON, Calif.—Just as Hannah lovingly presented her baby son, the prophet Samuel, to God, Bok Soon Kim, the Korean mother of Song Sik Kim, dedicated young Song to serve the Lord when he was but an infant.

Willie & Ozzie Jacobs not yet ready for rocking chairs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NAMB)—Six people were found shot and stabbed to death in a mass murder in Memphis’ dangerous Binghamton neighborhood. Three children who survived the attack were hospitalized in critical condition.

Southern Baptists have not said ‘enough’ in reaching world for Christ, trustees told

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP)—Have Southern Baptists said, “Enough!”? Have they reached their potential in reaching a lost world for Christ? Is their work done?

Flooding prompts Disaster Relief in Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (BP/NAMB)—Southern Baptist disaster relief feeding teams from the Iowa and Minnesota/Wisconsin state associations prepared some 5,000 hot meals in support of the American Red Cross and Salvation Army during recent flooding of the Red River here.

Mexico violence derails volunteers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP)—Several Illinois Baptist churches and associations regularly send mission teams to work in Mexico each summer. This summer, how­ever, a number of mission trips have been cancelled or changed due to rising violence from drug cartels and gangs on the Mexican side of the border.

Pro-lifers at White House talk about abortion

WASHINGTON (BP)—Pro-life advocates discussed with White House staffers March 24 some approaches that have worked in reducing the number of abortions in the United States.

Hillary Clinton receives award named for famed eugenist

WASHINGTON (BP)—When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, it came in the name of a woman who promoted eliminating “the unfit” from the human race.

Pro-lifers send red envelopes to Obama

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—On March 31, thousands of red envelopes flooded the U.S. Postal Service en route to the White House as part of a grassroots “Red Envelope Day” to represent lives lost to abortion.

SBC president, state Baptist leaders meet to address health

DULUTH, Ga. (BP)—Baptist state convention presidents were called together March 19 to discuss the health of the Southern Baptist Convention with the president of the SBC. The meeting, held at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth drew 26 of the state convention presidents.

‘Gay marriage’ legalized in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (BP)—The Iowa Supreme Court handed homosexual activists a stunning victory Friday morning, ruling unanimously in the nation’s heartland that “gay marriage” must be legalized in a mere three weeks. The decision overturned a 1998 law that had defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

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