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10/14/97 Sunday School Board mails video, ‘The Mormon Puzzle,’ to churches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The Sunday School Board began Oct. 14 mailing free copies of a 70-minute video, “The Mormon Puzzle,” to more than 38,000 Southern Baptist churches.
The video, produced by the North American Mission Board, was introduced at the 1997 Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas and designed as a resource for SBC messengers who will attend the 1998 convention meeting in Salt Lake City.
“This gracious gift by Dr. Draper and the Sunday School Board team evidences once again the new day of cooperative partnership among our Southern Baptist agencies,” NAMB President Bob Reccord said.
Phil Roberts, director of the interfaith witness division of NAMB, said, “The Sunday School Board has hit a grand slam for interfaith witness. I am thrilled by this monumental contribution. This gift from the board ensures that every SBC church will have this valuable tool not only for the 1998 SBC but to assist church members in witnessing to Mormons in their communities.”
Sunday School Board President James T. Draper Jr. said in a letter accompanying the video he hopes pastors “will preview this video and identify ways you can use it in your church. If you will be sending messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, plan training sessions next spring that include a showing of the video. Show it to the deacons, other leaders in your church and finally to your entire church family.”
For persons attending the 1998 SBC, Draper said, “We want every messenger prepared not only to do Southern Baptist business but also kingdom business by bearing witness of their faith in Jesus Christ. We want to go to Salt Lake City prepared with an understanding of Mormon beliefs and with fresh testimonies of what Christ is doing in our lives. We want to represent our Savior in a spirit of love.”
Additional copies of the video may be purchased through Baptist Book Stores or by calling 1-800-233-1123.