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Boca Raton family uses cruise for mission op

BOCA RATON (FBW)—A Boca Raton family, members of Boca Glades Baptist Church, recently merged a vacation cruise with a mission to children living in their ports of call. The Jones Family—Ashley Samuel, Mary and their six children aged 4-14—delivered clothes, shoes, toys and soccer balls to children in Honduras, Mexico and Belize.

Delray Beach church replaces roof & steeple four years after Hurricane Wilma

DELRAY (FBW)—Four years after Hurricane Wilma tore off the roof and steeple of First Baptist Church in Delray Beach, the church celebrated the installation of a new steeple March 17.

Gainesville Baptists disappointed with referendum loss

GAINESVILLE (FBW)—A citizens’ initiative seeking to repeal a “gender identity” law in Gainesville was defeated by 58 percent of voters in a March 24 city election that drew significantly higher than normal voter turnout.

Baptist partners break ground on home for developmentally disabled

FORT MYER (FBCH)—More than 100 friends and guests gathered March 14 in the warm spring breezes in Fort Myers for a ground breaking ceremony at the future site of a new care home for developmentally delayed women.

Women of Compassion pledge to assist children’s homes

LAKELAND (FBW)—A group of more than 50 women from across the state converged on the Lakeland campus of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes March 13 to learn more about the ministry and to raise funds for special projects.

God is source of marriage, Fireproof producer says at Daytona conference

DAYTONA BEACH (FBW)—Even among believers, instruction in Ephesians which teaches a woman to be subject to her husband as the church is to Christ is often misunderstood, according to a popular pastor and movie producer.

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.

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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?

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