BALTIMORE (BP) -- Korean pastor Samuel Cho and his wife Young -- known for starting the first Nepalese and Bhutanese Baptist churches in the United States -- were honored in a retirement celebration March 18 at the Baltimore-area White Marsh Baptist Church. The service was conducted in four languages -- Korean, Nepalese, Bhutanese and English -- and featured testimonies and greetings from various groups who have supported the couple's efforts in Baltimore during the past decade. At the conclusion of the service, Cho symbolically transferred his leadership as pastor to Manoj Shrestha of the Nepal Baptist Church of Baltimore and Razu Budhathoki of the Bhutan Baptist Church of Baltimore through the joint cutting of the celebratory cake.
WASHINGTON (BP) -- On an uncharacteristically beautiful spring day, the calm before a Nor'easter storm, thousands of people waited patiently to pay respects to Billy Graham, "America's pastor," whose remains were brought to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Feb. 28 and March 1. The international evangelist, 99, died at his home in North Carolina on Feb. 21. Though the public viewing would start at 1 p.m., the earliest guests arrived around 5:30 a.m., U.S. Park Police reported, and began assembling between the Supreme Court building and the Capitol.