May 29, 2003 Print Edition

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Prayer focus June 8 for 1 billion Han Chinese

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—On June 8, Southern Baptists will take on an enormous task: praying and fasting for the more than 1 billion Chinese who have yet to hear of the love and saving power of Jesus Christ.

192,500 pounds of love from Florida to Iraq

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-With an average attendance of 35 persons on Sunday, members of Welaka First Baptist Church thought they could provide two boxes of food for the people of Iraq. But with a little shopping savvy, and the generosity of their people, the congregation, 15 miles south of Palatka on the east side of the St. John County, sent 12 boxes of food to relieve hunger in the war-torn nation.

World Changers’ goal to build homes, touch hearts

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)–Hershel Adams knows what 12 teenagers can do in five days during a muggy Florida summer.


WEST PALM BEACH (BP)—Did you know NASA scientists proved that God really made the sun stand still just like it says in the Book of Joshua?


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Last week we examined one of life’s great destroyers: anger. Not only can it ruin one’s life, but in smaller doses, it can shatter one’s Christian witness.


As a way of keeping up with what’s happening around the world, I read the New York Times every day, sometimes through clenched teeth. I’ve often thought its legendary slogan should be “All the news that fits our bias we print.” It is unashamedly liberal, but in my mind a great paper nonetheless.


Have fun with cryptography and exercise your Bible knowledge. A King James Version verse is encoded by letter substitution. The same letter is substituted throughout the puzzle. Solve by trial and error.

Missionary family mourns death of 12-year-old daughter

PENSACOLA (FBW)--Even in death, as she had in life, Aimee Elizabeth Milstead, the 12-year-old daughter of Southern Baptist missionaries Grady and Claire Milstead, continued to make a difference in the lives of hundreds as they gathered May 22 in Pensacola, for a memorial service.

Gov. to speak on faith-based ministry June 16

Florida Governor Jeb Bush will speak June 16 at an informal luncheon sponsored by United Christian Giving, a southwest Florida organization which awards challenge grants and scholarships to Christian organizations and initiatives. The event will be held at the Fort Myers Harborside Convention Center, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Indiana calls new state exec.

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—The State Convention of Baptists in Indiana’s executive board has voted unanimously to call Stephen P. Davis, a Texas pastor and Indiana native, as the convention’s next executive director/treasurer.

2003 FBSC Committee on Nominations

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–A Committee on Nominations composed of 29 pastors, 17 laypersons, one associational director of missions and two church staff members has been appointed by the officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention.

U.S. Commission targets Saudi religious persecution

WASHINGTON (BP)—The United States needs to make religious liberty a significant part of its relationship with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said May 13, the day after suicide bombers killed Americans and other foreigners in the Middle East country.

Gainesville collegiate minister joins summit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—More than 550 collegiate ministers from across the United States and Canada gathered for peer-led conferences, relationship-building and challenges from nationally known speakers during the National Collegiate Ministry Network’s May 1-4 summit in Nashville, Tenn.

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