Latest Articles by EMILY GROOMS
Aug 16, 2012
FROST POINT (FBW)—Committing six weeks of summer vacation to mission work, Frost Point native Hannah Terrebonne, 17, participated in the North American Mission Board’s Summer Missionary program this year where she served local churches through a Baptist association in Illinois to lead children’s outreach programs like Vacation Bible School.
Jul 11, 2012
LIVE OAK (FBW)—Tools in hand, Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers and church members across North Florida prepared to help victims impacted by Tropical Storm Debby which caused massive flooding in late June, opening large sinkholes and forcing people from their homes.
While floodwaters continue to recede throughout the Panhandle, residents faced with storm damage in their flooded and broken communities welcomed teams July 8 to begin clean up in Live Oak and Starke.
Jul 11, 2012
LIVE OAK (FBW)—Paddling back and forth from house to shore, a member of First Baptist Church in Live Oak, and her family, canoed through their flooded home to gather their possessions.
Jun 22, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (FBW) –In carnival-like settings throughout New Orleans, 38 block parties and other efforts were in full swing June 16 during Crossover 2012 when several dozen Florida Baptists joined more than 1,500 Southern Baptists for the evangelistic thrust prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.
Michelle Moralles, one of 11 teens from Hay Vida en Jesus in Orlando, said the blessings had poured in “by the truckloads,” since she and the others hit the streets of New Orleans, bringing the Gospel message after six months of evangelism training.
For an entire week Morales and 18 volunteers from Iglesia Bautista Hay Vida en Jesus in Orlando joined 35 church members to canvas the streets surrounding the community around Iglesia Bautista Getsemani in New Orleans with information about Saturday’s events.
Jun 22, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (FBW) – Sitting with her Bible spread across her lap, the New Orleans woman opened her eyes to see Shelly Chandler and her husband walk into the room.
“You’re a pastor?” she asked. “I was just praying for my husband’s salvation.”
The week leading up to the Crossover 2012, held on the Saturday prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans June 19-20, Chandler volunteered in ministry alongside members of Metairie Baptist Church in Louisiana.
While door-to-door witnessing, Chandler, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bonifay and a student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and his team, passed by a man in his driveway who was drinking alcohol.
Jun 15, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE (FBW)—After four years of waiting, 17 year-old Herbert Becerra sat in silence while his pastor told him his family was finally going to America. It was 1984 and the Becerra family would be allowed to leave Cuba to join Becerra’s father in America.
Jun 14, 2012
CRESTVIEW (FBW)—A Gospel-oriented block party hosted by the Okaloosa Baptist Association drew over 400 people to a “Family Fun Fest” May 12 where 200 Bibles and New Testaments were distributed.