SAN ANTONIO (BP)--President Bush praised Southern Baptists for their humanitarian efforts and thanked them for their Christian witness and support of religious liberty during a satellite address to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 13.
"I appreciate your many good works that make our nation a stronger and more hopeful place," Bush said. "You've contributed millions of dollars to fight world hunger and logged countless hours in disaster relief and rebuilding.
"Every day Southern Baptists are giving back to their communities and ministering to those in need," he said.
In his nine-minute address, Bush expressed gratitude for Southern Baptists' support of military personnel and their families.
"I know you pray for their safety as they defend our people and extend the hope of freedom to the oppressed across the globe," Bush said. "Just like our troops, you have the gratitude of the commander-in-chief as we do the hard work necessary to defend our country and at the same time lay the foundation of peace." Read More