September 4, 2008 Print Edition

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Florida Baptists prepare for Gustav, Hanna; recover from Tropical Storm Fay’s statewide flooding

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Less than two weeks after Tropical Storm Fay saturated the state from the Florida Keys to Pensacola, Florida Baptists stood ready for the possible threat of another storm as the Witness went to press Aug. 29.

Relief disbursed in Haiti

Relief disbursed in Haiti

Red Cross asks Baptists to be ready to cook

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–The American Red Cross and Salvation Army asked Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers Aug. 29 to prepare for the worst.

Olympic impact will echo eternally

BEIJING (BP)—Images from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing remain indelibly etched in the minds of millions of people, who either attended the games or followed them closely on television.

Missions Celebration highlights BCF student involvement

GRACEVILLE (BCF)—Six students sharing stories about their summer missions experiences took center stage at the annual Missions Celebration Aug. 18-20 at The Baptist College of Florida when traditionally students would have been listening to a sermon by the school’s president, Thomas A. Kinchen.

New PBAU students continue tradition of community outreach

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)—First-year Palm Beach Atlantic University students Lisa Kristofik and Courtney Houston braved the South Florida heat on the Saturday before classes began to plant flowers outside a women’s shelter in Riviera Beach.

FBCH dedicates new Tallahassee cottage

TALLAHASSEE (FBCH)—Volunteers, children, staff, and members of the community gathered on a warm summer evening July 28 on the Tallahassee campus of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes to dedicate a new children’s cottage. The new residence has been named the York Cottage in honor of Tallahassee residents Roy and Mary York who contributed the funds for the cottage.

Children’s Homes reports on trustees’ meeting

TALLAHASSEE (FBCH)—The board of trustees for the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes met in Tallahassee July 29 for their quarterly meeting. The meeting was presided over by Bobby Musselwhite, chairman of the board. Jerry Haag, FBCH president, opened the meeting with a devotional and prayer. Following are highlights of major actions and discussions:

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