Teen overcomes rocky childhood to lead youth in worship
MOBILE, Ala. (BP)--In the short time Thuan Mai has taught himself to play the acoustic guitar, God has developed in his heart a passion for worship.
Children’s home upbringing fuels his love for at-risk children
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Dana Watson is joined by Jim and Marie Marchetti, his houseparents at Alabama Baptist Children's Homes, for his May 10 graduation from Southwestern Seminary. Photo by Bob Murdaugh
Today at age 27, Watson gives much of the credit for his self-confidence and spiritual boldness to Marie and Jim Marchetti, his children's homes houseparents whom he calls Mom and Dad.
Children’s home influence helps son lead mother to Christ on her deathbed
Chapman encourages childcare agenciesin nurturing urgency for awakening
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Morris H. Chapman, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, encouraged executives of Southern Baptist childcare agencies April 18 to continue their key roles in nurturing a "sense of urgency for spiritual awakening" among Christians.
Acteens bid farewell StudiAct, introduced to MissionsQuest
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–More than 10,000 Acteens said good-bye to a familiar element of their organization and hello to its successor during the National Acteens Convention July 1-4 in Louisville, Ky. In the opening session of NAC, the last national recognition service was held for teens in StudiAct, the individual achievement plan for teenage girls introduced […]
7/23/97 90-year-old’s work with children garners national missions award
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)–Attempting to bear all of the world’s worries on his little shoulders, Robert strolls into his Mission Friends classroom. Troubling thoughts of his father’s hospitalization weigh heavily on the perplexed preschooler’s fragile mind. The overburdened youngster quickly seizes a warm embrace from his teacher, Esther Miller Lilley, already aware of his concern and […]
WMU offers handcrafts in home shopping parties
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Woman's Missionary Union, auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention, is joining the home shopping craze to market a variety of native handcrafts from countries such as Pakistan, Thailand, Jordan, Mexico and Tanzania.