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Filipinos embracing purity message of True Love Waits
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"What the youth need today is love education, not sex education," says Derek Ross, who directs True Love Waits in the Philippines. He should know.
In metro Manila, a city with 5 million high school students, school officials don't need to be convinced of the need for abstinence education.
At Dasmarinas National High, with 20,000-plus students at its main campus and eight annexes, it only took a 10-minute conversation with the principal, David Atas, to generate interest in sharing True Love Waits' abstinence-until-marriage message there.
"You don't have to convince me, I know we need True Love Waits in our campus," Atas said. "We have girls getting pregnant." In 2006, the same year of the initial meeting with Atas, more than 2,000 Dasmarinas students made commitments not only to abstinence but also to Jesus Christ through True Love Waits.
"Schools have jumped on True Love Waits; nationwide, we receive initiations every day," Ross said, noting that schools with 5,000 to 50,000 students within a short distance of each other is not uncommon. Read More
Bush urges pro-lifers to 'be strong'
WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush encouraged pro-life Americans to "take heart" and "be strong" on the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court's legalization of abortion. Read More
L. Russ Bush dies following cancer battleWAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--L. Russ Bush III, noted philosopher, apologist, author, professor, pastor and friend of Southern Baptists, died Jan. 22 following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 63. Read More
Son's death spreads the Gospel message"[God] allowed [Bronner] to be taken ... not to punish us, not to bring us heartache and pain. He did it so that the Kingdom would be glorified."BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--The impact of 2-year-old Bronner Burgess' death is already being felt throughout the nation as his family and friends use the opportunity to tell others about the uncertainty of life and the assurance of salvation in Jesus Christ, his father, Rick Burgess, said at a memorial service Jan. 22. Read More
-- Rick Burgess
A tribute to L. Russ Bush
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Yesterday, Jan. 22, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's L. Russ Bush III was ushered into glory. After an intense two-year battle with cancer, the Lord has called Russ home. Read More