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Stacey Gish

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Teens underscore Great Commission via carrying the cross statewide

PINEVILLE, La. (BP)--A teenager dressed as a clown twists a balloon into a heart for excited children as puppets perform a musical routine a few feet away. Another teenager carefully paints colorful designs on a child's cheek. A young man offers cups of cold water -- free -- to adults walking along the sidewalk.

God placed ‘a burning passion in my heart that still remains’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Janella Griggs grew up learning a great deal about missionaries throughout her years in missions organizations like Mission Friends, Girls in Action and Acteens. The stories often were invigorating -- and sometimes heartbreaking as she began to learn how many people in the world do not know Jesus.

SyncroNations

For four days in the summer of 2003, in the heart of Nashville, Tenn., more than 8,000 teenage young women will gather to witness, experience and celebrate how God is at work around the world at "SyncroNations," the National Acteens Convention (NAC). Among those teenagers will be approximately 110 young women from the fifteen regional […]

110 international teens to enhance 2003 WMU ‘SyncroNations’ gathering

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--For four days in the summer of 2003, in the heart of Nashville, Tenn., more than 8,000 teenage young women will gather to witness, experience and celebrate how God is at work around the world at "SyncroNations," the National Acteens Convention (NAC). Among those teenagers will be approximately 110 young women from the 15 regional areas of the International Mission Board and seven continental unions of the Baptist World Alliance Women's Department.

Acteens Panelist: more than a title

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--During the 2001 Missouri WMU annual meeting, Karla Kerr was so moved by the testimonies of two seminary students from the country of Belarus that she thought her own youth group would be challenged and inspired by their stories.

Connie’s 13-inch ponytail touches a sick child’s life

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Before & after
Connie Cooper, left, with her new hairstyle after her 13-inch donation, right, for a hairpiece for a sick child. Cooper, who credits Woman's Missionary Union's Acteens for her commitment to helping others, is entering her senior year at Union University in Tennessee.
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Connie Cooper wanted to cut her hair. Instead of rushing to the beauty salon, she decided to do a little research to determine exactly what style she desired. As she was contemplating her options, Cooper remembered a magazine article she read years ago about a young girl who lost all of her hair due to a medical problem.