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2006 SBC Annual Meeting News

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Rankin addresses COSBE, focuses on Acts 1:8 mandate

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Southern Baptists should embrace all four dimensions of Acts 1:8 -- taking the Gospel both locally and internationally -- International Mission Board President Jerry Rankin told members of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists in Greensboro, N.C., June 10 during their annual retreat.

Dever: Preach Gospel to all people; ‘trust God with the results’

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--A passion for the glory of God and compassion for people must compel Christians to preach the Gospel to all persons, Mark Dever told more than 300 people June 13 at the annual breakfast sponsored by Founders Ministries, a Reformed theology fellowship of Southern Baptists.

Vision of lost nations leaves lasting impression on messengers

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--It was a moment that impacted thousands for the Kingdom.

Grits and giving: IMB thanks top Lottie Moon churches in ‘05

"We just want to thank you."
IMB President Jerry Rankin
on record LMCO giving
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Hot eggs, bacon, biscuits and grits greeted dozens of Southern Baptist messengers June 14 in Greensboro, N.C., at the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Celebration Breakfast.
      Hosted by the International Mission Board, the breakfast is a way to thank churches for their faithful support of the Lottie Moon offering, every penny of which is used to support more than 5,000 IMB missionaries. Though 2005’s offering set a record, IMB President Jerry Rankin opened the event with a solemn reminder.

Fla. woman devoted to missions receives Myers award

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Jacqueline Draughon of Graceville, Fla., was honored as the third recipient of the Dr. Martha Myers GA Alumna of Distinction Award during the Woman Missionary Union’s annual missions celebration June 11.

Founder of prison-related outreach honored by WMU

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Woman’s Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation June 12 honored Eileen Mullins, of Kentucky, with the Dellanna West O’Brien Award for Women’s Leadership Development during the annual WMU missions celebration.

Athletes share tips, testimonies during Crossover camp

ASHEBORO, N.C. (BP)--Young Carsyn Whitley tried her best to dribble in a figure eight around her legs. She squatted over the ball, flipped her brown hair upside down and watched the orange orb as she carefully rolled it around each leg.

Snow cones & sports activities draw people to hear the Gospel

SEAGROVE, N.C. (BP)--The machine whirred as it crushed ice into perfect shavings, ideal for a snow cone on a hot day. As Jerry King poured the sugary cherry syrup over the icy mound, he called out to those nearby: “Snow cones, popcorn, balloons!”

Crossover Triad puts Ark. students’ FAITH in action

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Growing up in Marion, Ark., 16-year-old Cassie Hallmark never had an opportunity to share her FAITH training with a person from another culture. All that changed when Hallmark, along with 19 other FAITH-trained students and 11 adults from First Baptist Church in Marion, took part in Crossover Triad June 10, during the weekend preceding the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

NAMB announces Hispanic website, recognizes church planters

PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. (BP)--The North American Mission Board (NAMB) challenged Hispanic Southern Baptists to take advantage of the openness to the Gospel of Hispanics in the U.S. during a June 11 celebration prior to the Southern Baptist Convention.