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Martha Myers: a life dedicated to caring for the Yemeni people

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A love for Yemeni children
Physician Martha Myers, one of three Southern Baptist workers slain in Yemen Dec. 30, especially loved children, many of whom she had cared for and helped deliver at the Jibla Baptist Hospital in the Middle Eastern country.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)--If Martha Myers had been told that she would be shot and killed in Yemen, she would have stayed there, her friends and relatives believe.

William Koehn ‘gave his life … helping people and serving God’

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3 decades of care
William Koehn, one of three Southern Baptist workers slain Dec. 30 in Yemen, was photographed here with a patient at the Jibla Baptist Hospital, where he had worked nearly three decades.

MANSFIELD, Texas (BP)--William Koehn spent nearly three decades serving the people of Yemen in response to God's call.

Kathleen Gariety was committed as a friend & neighbor in Yemen

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (BP)--Kathleen Gariety knew the immense danger of living in Yemen as an American and a Christian, but she saw the people around her as good friends and neighbors, her pastor told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Cloning claim portends tragedy, need for ban, pro-life leaders say

WASHINGTON (BP)--The announcement of the birth of a cloned baby, whether true or not, demonstrates why the United States should act soon to prohibit all human cloning, pro-life leaders said.

Jerusalem Baptist Church: caring for the caregivers

JERUSALEM (BP)--It usually rains in Jerusalem on Christmas Eve, and it did again this year -- a particularly dreary Christmas season. Celebrations here have been subdued for the last two years of Israeli-Palestinian violence, which have scared pilgrims and tourists away. There are so few Christian visitors it was even possible to get a room at the last moment at Christ Church's hostel and St. Andrews Scottish Hospice, favorites of Christian tourists.

Tressell’s faith in Christ evident in Ohio State team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--By each Friday of the 2002 college football season, the complete football game plan for the Ohio State Buckeyes has already been installed, explained and executed many times in practice.

Georgia coach recalls moment Bobby Bowden led him to Jesus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--God used a player and a coach in the 1980s to bring a young man named Mark Richt to saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Fla. State coach develops ministry masterpiece on gridiron

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--The masterpiece of ministry that is Bobby Bowden's legacy at Florida State covers more than just his football program.

Texas coach finds balance between football & faith

AUSTIN, Texas (BP)--When Greg Davis stands in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 1 at the 2003 Cotton Bowl Classic, calling plays for the Texas Longhorns against the LSU Tigers, the longtime college coach now in his fifth year as offensive coordinator knows he's already called his most important play of all.

FIRST-PERSON: Is anyone reading signs?

KENNER, La. (BP)--I was a human sign a few weeks ago when President Bush came to New Orleans. As a volunteer, I was "assigned" to stand in front of the venerable Fairmont Hotel and direct the guests as they arrived.