August 2, 2007 Print Edition

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State & International missions provide opportunities to ‘go into the world’

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—The 2007 Maguire State Misson Offering promotion will focus on seven specific ministries, including the new church site interest-free loan program which benefited Iglesia Bautista Deermeadows in Jacksonville.

State & International missions provide opportunities to ‘go into the world’

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—“I was an agnostic during college.”

State & International missions provide opportunities to ‘go into the world’

KENYA, Africa (BP)—Hours from any city, traveling on roads he could only describe as “horrible,” Southern Baptist Convention President Frank Page recently saw first-hand how Southern Baptist representatives are partnering to provide clean drinking water to a highly remote, nomadic people in northern Kenya.

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Many in the pro-life movement become uneasy when political candidates, responding to questions about their position on abortion, start talking about the need for a “consistent life ethic.”

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Like other northern European countries, Denmark has historically been a homogenous society. Also like its neighbors, this has changed in recent years with the arrival of immigrants from what’s called the “Global South.”

‘Blume’ organizers choose Orlando for 2011 conference

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (FBW)—Florida young women and girls learned July 12-13 their home state will be the site of the 2011 “Blume” conference, formerly called the National Acteens Convention (NAC).

Tampa Bay adds ethnic language churches

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Convention's Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started 14 new

Slots set for Miami ballot, again

MIAMI (FBW)—A Baptist leader in South Florida fears Miami-Dade County voters will legalize slot-machine gambling when the second referendum in three years regarding the issue goes on the Jan. 29 presidential-preference primary ballot.

Fort Lauderdale mayor criticized for efforts to rid public restrooms of sex

FORT LAUDERDALE (BP)—The mayor of Fort Lauderdale is under fire from homosexual activists for wanting to rid the city’s public restrooms of sex acts committed by homosexuals, often in the daytime at local parks.

Offering name honors John, Clyde Maguire

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—When John Maguire first arrived as the sixth executive secretary-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, he began referring to the state as “Favored Florida.” And under his leadership, Florida Baptists found favor with God by developing a Great Commission attitude.

Tony Evans says rebuilding Florida’s communities from the inside out is next step

MIAMI (FBC)—In a plan to address the spiritual and social needs of youth and families in Florida’s urban communities, the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative comprehensive training will be available Sept. 10-14 at Pines Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines.

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