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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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  • Medical volunteers heal Lebanese hearts amid war aftermath

    by Don Graham, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Pamela Gary keeps a watchful eye as she checks a patient’s blood pressure outside the Southern Baptist medical clinic in southern Lebanon. The volunteer medical trip was a first for Gary, a registered nurse from New Hope Community Church in Apple Valley, Calif. “I’d definitely do it again,” she said.
    SOUTHERN LEBANON (BP)--Sherri Redding* listens intently to her stethoscope. It’s 10 a.m., and the makeshift Southern Baptist medical clinic in southern Lebanon is already buzzing. Patients line up outside the clinic’s door in plastic lawn chairs. Inside, a handful of doctors and nurses are moving at full tilt.

        But Redding manages to tune out the commotion. Right now, the nurse practitioner is focused on the man at the other end of her stethoscope. His name is Abdullah* and he’s complaining of back pain and breathing problems. What Redding doesn’t know is that while she listens to Abdullah’s lungs, she’s also healing his heart.

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  • Driggers receives Dodd award for exemplary CP support

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Morris H. Chapman (right) relays the appreciation of Southern Baptists to South Carolina’s Carlisle Driggers for his support of missions through the Cooperative Program. In the foreground: the M.E. Dodd Award, a sculpture of a sower reflective of sowing the seeds of the Gospel worldwide. Photo courtesy of the Baptist Courier
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP)--Carlisle Driggers, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, was recognized as this year’s recipient of the M.E. Dodd Cooperative Program Award during the state convention’s Nov. 14-15 annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Taylors.

        The award, from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated continuous excellence in supporting missions at home and abroad through the Cooperative Program. Read More

  • S.C. Baptists honor Driggers, extend South Asia partnership

    by Todd Deaton, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 (12 years ago)

    TAYLORS, S.C. (BP)--Messengers at the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Nov. 14-15 meeting in Taylors honored retiring Executive Director-Treasurer Carlisle Driggers and extended their missions partnership with South Asia for another two years. Read More

  • Ky. Baptists tap younger leaders, celebrate CP impact

    by Trennis Henderson, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 (12 years ago)

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BP)--Continuing a recent trend of electing younger leaders, the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s top three officers elected Nov. 14 are under 40 years of age. Read More

  • Fla. convention refuses action on public school ‘exit strategy’

    by Barbara Denman, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 (12 years ago)

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (BP)--William Rice, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater since 2004, was elected unanimously as the 2007 Florida Baptist State Convention president during the Nov. 13-14 annual meeting at McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Getting prepared to deal with global warming

    by Michael R. Salazar and E. Calvin Beisner, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 (12 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--The subject of global warming has received much press in the last few years. With the change in leadership in Congress, we should expect to hear much more about this subject in days to come. Recently, Union University hosted an illuminating debate on this subject between Dr. David P. Gushee (principle author of the Evangelical Climate Initiative, ECI) and Dr. E. Calvin Beisner (one of four co-authors of the response to the ECI by the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance, ISA).

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Making evangelism good news again

    by John Avant, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 (12 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--It’s almost Thanksgiving, and there will be an empty place at our table. My father-in-law, Don Duniven, planned to join us as he has many times before. My wife could not have a better daddy. My children could not have a better grandpa. I could not have a better friend. But without any warning, on Monday, Nov. 7, Don died in his sleep. We are shocked. We are heart-broken. And we are overwhelmed with Thanksgiving. Because only Jesus could have made Don the man we will miss so much.

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