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Disaster relief co-workers turn organ donor & recipient

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Kurtiss Ewell and Audrey Dean

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP)--Kurtiss Ewell received one Christmas present a few days late this year, and it came from someone he met last fall while volunteering in a Franklin, Tenn., shelter for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
    Ewell, a diabetic who suffered from kidney disease, received the gift of a kidney from Audrey Dean Jan. 3.

FIRST-PERSON: Remembering a great man, James L. Sullivan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When I became an employee of the Sunday School Board in 1970, the only thing I knew about its president, James L. Sullivan, was his name.

State’s family climate at stake in lottery vote, pastor warns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When Frank Lewis warns about the negative effects of gambling on a community, its churches and its people, he speaks from experience.

Canadian ministries get boost from Tenn. church secretaries

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Staff members of Trinity Baptist Church in Canada look at a computer-designed template for their church newsletter produced by Dawn Frazier from Tennessee. From left are Robert Blackaby, senior pastor; Peter Blackaby, associate pastor; and Patou Zeleke, youth pastor. Photo by Linda Lawson
      CALGARY, Alberta, Canada (BP)--Trinity Baptist Church in Canada has three male staff members and no secretarial help.
      When they heard Tennessee Baptists were sending a team of secretaries to assist churches in the province of Alberta, they signed up.
      Dawn Frazier and Rose Marie Snoblen of Friendship Baptist Church in Culleoka, Tenn., were assigned to Trinity.
      In what is believed to be the first international project of its kind, 24 volunteers traveled to Canada to work in 11 churches, the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists from Sept. 7-15 as part of a 10-year partnership between Tennessee and Canadian Baptists.

Church secretaries on mission make initial impact in Canada

COCHRANE, Alberta, Canada (BP)--Lana Rose, the Tennessee Baptist Convention's annuities and church secretaries specialist, wanted to link her work with partnership missions.

Tenn. Baptist anti-lottery drive partners with LifeWay for Nov. 5

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)--Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, Tennessee Baptists have a 60-day window to mount a campaign encouraging fellow citizens to vote against a state lottery on Nov. 5 and keep Tennessee gambling-free.

Greg Torres pastors church that prayed for his salvation

      HARTFORD, Conn. (BP)--When the members of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Hartford, Conn., began praying for the salvation of Gregory Torres in the early 1980s, they had no idea he would one day be their pastor.
      Torres, an administrator with Bell Pump Services and also the owner of a bar, accepted Christ as his personal Savior in 1985. The bar was the first thing to go.
      "They [the church] put me to work. I didn't have much time to grow," Torres recalled. "God worked in my life very fast."

Discipleship cited as need by LifeWay missionaries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Discipleship resources and training to equip Christians to grow and become leaders was cited as a top need by four international church development consultants of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Draper urges attention to America’s war of faith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--While everyone realizes America is at war against terrorism, few realize the nation also is embroiled in a war of faith, James T. Draper Jr. told state convention leaders meeting at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Robert Hawley named to LifeWay’s capital resource development effort

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Robert K. Hawley, an executive with more than 20 years' experience with several nonprofit organizations, has joined the capital resource development department of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.