September 25, 2008 Print Edition

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Texas stadium lot houses Florida’s ‘mega’ feeding center

TEXAS CITY (FBW)—When a hurricane the size of Texas threatened the Longhorn State earlier this month, Baptists from the Sunshine State, took to the highway with an “Armada” of 16 vehicles and 40-plus volunteers.

Severe food shortage in Cuba prompts Florida Baptists to act

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Even as Cuban government officials warned Sept. 18 of a severe shortage of food during the next six months, Florida Baptists were exploring ways to ship food and building supplies to aid its decade-long partner, the Western Cuba Baptist Convention.

After Ike, flooded churches in Louisiana ponder their future

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—Churches in southern Louisiana that weathered Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita and three years later Gustav may have been done in by Ike’s onslaught Sept. 13.

BCF ‘virtual’ classrooms in online environment growing

GRACEVILLE (BCF)—For many college students back-to-school time is associated with thick textbooks, new friends, moving into dorm rooms, and freshly-printed syllabuses. But for some students at The Baptist College of Florida back-to-school means online discussion forums, downloading an MP3 file to listen to a lecture, or logging on to their class to take a big test.

Tallahassee church forms partnership with ‘Embrace Baltimore’

TALLAHASSEE (NAMB)—Fellowship Baptist Church in Tallahassee has partnered with First Baptist Church in Lansdowne, Md. as part of an effort launched by the North American Mission Board called “Embrace Baltimore.”

Okeechobee woman at center of Shiavo-like case dies of ‘natural causes’

OKEECHOBEE (FBW)—Karen Weber, 57, the women at the center of a Terri Schiavo-like dispute, passed away Sept. 17, apparently of “natural causes.”

Glorieta chapel named for PBAU founder Jess Moody

GLORIETA, N.M. (LCR)—When Jess Moody first came to Glorieta in 1953, he stood in a tent surrounded by tents and led sessions during Discipleship Week. On Friday, Aug. 29, he stood surrounded by buildings in the Glorieta chapel now named “The Jess and Doris Moody Chapel.”

Service with a smile, Texas style

TEXAS CITY, Texas (FBW)–Blonde hair tucked under a bright yellow visor and her Florida Baptist Disaster Relief t-shirt sleeves slightly rolled, Patty Pennington is ready for another shift on the food line in Texas City.

In their own words: McCain & Obama on Iraq

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—For the next two months, the Witness will periodically run Baptist Press stories which will focus on one specific issue and detail where the two major presidential candidates stand. Called “In Their Own Words,” the stories will avoid commentary and instead present the candidates’ views as they have stated them in the past—either in interviews, speeches, debates or on their campaign websites. Among the topics covered are abortion, the definition of marriage and gay rights, Supreme Court nominees, Darfur, the energy crisis, the environment, Iraq, immigration and taxes.

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Beth Moore Living Proof Live simulcast reaches 70,000

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LCR)—Holding up a group photo of about 25 women, Beth Moore told those attending her Living Proof Live simulcast on Aug. 1 that she brought the photo as a crutch.

Cottrell and Moore discuss a decade of Living Proof Live

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LCR)—It has been nearly 10 years since Travis Cottrell first led worship during a Living Proof Live event with women’s Bible teacher Beth Moore. Since that first time, Cottrell and Moore have appeared before thousands of women during Living Proof Live events throughout the country.

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