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PENSACOLA (FBW)—Delivering a stern warning before issuing a ruling finding two Santa Rosa County School District employees innocent of willfully disobeying a lawful order, U.S. District Judge Margaret C. “Casey” Rodgers called the debate over their trial “healthy,” but warned America is a “democracy” and not a “theocracy” and the court is not a church, mosque or a temple.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)—Does God know sign language?
Deaf factory workers in Asia are asking the question. Since their earthly fathers cannot speak to them in their heart language, can their heavenly Father understand them?
JACKSONVILLE (BP)—International Mission Board President Jerry Rankin announced today (Sept. 16) he will retire July 31, 2010, ending a 17-year tenure marked by sweeping organizational changes and a steady personal calling.
TAMPA (FBW)—If Fernando and Sonia Dzubuk, recently commissioned International Mission Board missionaries to Europe, ever doubted they were loved by their “faith family” in the Tampa Bay area, they should doubt no more.
Missionary appointment services are always inspiring.
As I witnessed the International Mission Board ceremony at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville Sept. 16, I was moved by the missionaries’ powerful testimonies, recognizing that many of the 60 new missionaries are going to regions of the world where physical danger to those bearing the Gospel witness is not theoretical. In fact, one couple appointed is going to an area so dangerous they could not even publicly participate in the service.
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I recently received this wonderful request from Emert and Jackie Poteet of Jacksonville:
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The multi-billion-dollar super collider project in Switzerland, billed as the most exciting advance in science in centuries, has fallen flat. The giant Hadron Collider, located in a 16-mile tunnel near Geneva, is designed to accelerate subatomic particles to incredibly high speeds, slamming them together to reveal the structure of things like quarks deep inside the atom.
LAKELAND (FBCH)—The 10th annual Florida Baptist Children’s Homes Sound the Call Conference is set Oct. 8-10 at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Leesburg.
GRACEVILLE (BCF)—The Baptist College of Florida this fall welcomed 170 new students to its Graceville campus where just under 600 are enrolled.
Louise Cecilia “Lulu” Fleming, M. D. (1862-1899) was the first Baptist female missionary from Florida. She was appointed in May, 1886, to serve in the Congo. She was one of the most remarkable women to ever represent Baptists and the state of Florida.
INTERLACHEN (FBW)—Hundreds of residents of Putnam County attended the West Putnam Crusade Sept. 10-12, where the crowd heard presentations of the Gospel amid the roar of monster truck engines at Interlachen High School football stadium.
LABELLE (FBW)—A South Florida church dedicated its first new building in 50 years Sept. 13.
WINTER HAVEN (FBW)–Mildred B. Knight of Winter Haven prayed for her husband’s salvation more than 63 years before he made a profession of faith at 86. She “kept on seeking and kept on knocking” until J.A. Knight became a Christian in January, she said.