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Death, destruction recounted at Ala. anniversary

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- History marks those days. Dec. 7, 1941. Sept. 11, 2001. When those days are mentioned, our minds instantly go back to where we were and how we felt in those moments that followed the inconceivable.

Laundry units boost morale after disasters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--In the wake of damaged homes and power and water outages, clean clothes may seem like a small thing. For one contingent of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, however, it's a ministry.

News anchor recounts cancer journey

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2001, news anchor Brenda Ladun has put a public face on the disease by bringing personal experience and cutting-edge research to her viewers.

Pastors’ radio broadcast highlights each week’s S.S. lesson

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Gary Farley (left), director of missions for Alabama’s Pickens Baptist Association, and Mike Hall, WALN station manager and pastor of New Salem Baptist Church, lend their comments to a weekly Sunday School lesson broadcast. Photo by Gary Franklin
CARROLLTON, Ala. (BP)--Broadcasting worship services on local television and radio stations has long been a tradition for many churches. But for the past several months, radio listeners in west Alabama have had the opportunity to hear a broadcast devoted to Sunday School as well.
      Since December, the WALN Radio Sunday School Program has been broadcast twice weekly on WALN 89.3 in Carrollton. The idea for the show was born out of discussions between Mike Hall, WALN’s station manager who also serves as pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Reform, and Gary Farley, Pickens Baptist Association director of missions.

Ministry to nursing homes: Don’t wait til you’re in one

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (BP)--In the last 17 years, retired Baptist pastor E.C. Day of Clanton, Ala., and his wife, Lois, have made more than 800 trips to the Bibb Medical Center Nursing Home in Centreville. Many people of Day's generation would have long since ended the weekly 75-mile round trip.