August 7, 2008 Print Edition

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Maguire State Missions Offering

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Florida Baptists look to the month of September as a time of awareness, reflection and prayer for the missions opportunities in the state.

PrayGround Cafe brightens Ybor City

YBOR CITY (FBC)—Welcome to the PrayGround Cafe that’s serving up “bolder coffee, bolder prayer” and bucket loads of compassion.

Christians offer hope, healing to China earthquake victims

CHENGDU, China (BP)—Christian workers who responded to a major earthquake in China have found a variety of ways to bring hope and healing to those who lost everything.

Medical workers prepare for missions abroad

ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP)—Cheryl Simonson and her volunteer missions team were only halfway through their weeklong trip to the mountains of Peru when they ran out of medical supplies. Fortunately a Baptist missionary was there to help track down a pharmacy with the needed medications.

Point of View

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—Pop quiz: If you don’t really believe Jesus Christ is the one and only way to salvation, would you ...

Point of View

“We only have so many resources, even during booming economic times, yet the question remains: ‘In whose economy are you investing; Maslov’s or God’s’”

Point of View

SAN JOSE DE QUERO, Peru (BP)—I agree with the philosophers who say it takes more faith to be an atheist than to believe in God, the Author of creation.

Brandon builder helps churches enlarge passion

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (BP)—When spring arrives each year, Chris and Dorrine Wurzel pack up their travel trailer and go on mission to construct a new build­ing for a congregation God has led them to help—this year, Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Ky.

Making missions personal, McGregor puts heart, hands to Great Commission

FORT MYERS (FBC)—Like many Americans, Claude Diehl contemplated his retirement years. Rather than pondering golf scores or travel, Diehl prayed. When he learned that 1.6 billion people have never heard about Jesus in their own language, he felt a tug on his heart. He wanted to be one who told them.

900 campers escape injury in NGU

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP)—About 900 teenagers and camp staff narrowly escaped injury when severe storms struck the campus of North Greenville University July 21.

Baylor Univ. regents fire John Lilley

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)—John Lilley, president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has been terminated by the school’s board of regents after less than three years in the position.

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