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LEESBURG (FBCH)A total of 279 Florida Baptist Childrens Homes residents, staff, trustees and special guests came together June 20-23 at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center for an historic retreat dubbed the Camp of Champions, a celebration of the ministrys 100th year of service. The children numbered 139; they came from the Childrens Homes campuses in Miami, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and Pensacola.
THE LAST FRONTIER (BP)Four Southern Baptist volunteers imprisoned in a restricted-access country in Asia emerged after two days, testifying to Gods goodness and expressing an unfaltering desire to see the message of Gods salvation taken to the ends of the earth.
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This week completes a six-week series on the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. There are four aspects of the Holy Spirit in revelation: place in Christian experience; conviction of sin; illumination of Jesus Christ; and repentance and faith.
The effort to place on the November 4 ballot in Hillsborough County an ordinance opposing public nudity was pushed aside by our government leaders. Churches across our county (primarily Southern Baptist churches) collected 10,500 petitions for this cause. The proposal was presented to the Board of County Commissioners by Commissioner Ronda Storms (a Southern Baptist) for consideration. The meeting on June 2 witnessed over 500 persons in attendance who supported this cause. The ordinance was carefully crafted in order to remove from our county this work of evil.
In 1993, writes Helen Epstein in The New York Times magazine, I ... spent some 18 months in Uganda, the country with the highest HIV-infection rate in the world at the time. I was conducting research on a vaccine to protect Africans from the virus. The vaccine was not a success, but what I didnt know then was that HIV rates in Uganda were plummeting anyway.
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.
GRACEVILLE (BCF)Rickshaw Rally was in full swing June 13-18 consuming Southside Baptist Church in Mulberrycomplete with bamboo gardens, wind chimes, tables only a foot off the ground with pillows for seats and a rickshaw for riding. The Japanese- themed Far Out, Far East Vacation Bible School drew crowds averaging in the 80s each night to the relatively small church that runs about the same attendance at its weekly services.
FORT WORTH, Texas (FNT) FamilyNet News offers live, prime-time, up-to-date coverage of both national political conventions.
Feb. 29, Jackson County Mission moved into a new location on Brown Street in Graceville.
INDIANAPOLIS (FBW)The Southern Baptist Conventions annual meeting in Indianapolis provided leaders of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola with an opportunity to meet and strategize with the Indiana church planter the Florida congregation is sponsoring.
PACE (FBW)Crediting a May 30 life-threatening injury for his congregations new-found unity, Panhandle pastor Norm Sullivan says the churchs reaction in the midst of crisis is evidence of God at work.
Mercy is a personal characteristic of caring for the needs of others. The biblical concept of mercy refers to helping those who are in need and distress.