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Monday
Sep172012

Roy Fish honored by family, students, friends at memorial service

Roy Fish’s son, Steve, delivered the message. He spoke of growing up in the Fish household with a dad who was a man of prayer and a passionate evangelist. Steve recalled numerous times when his father would share the Gospel with neighbors, strangers, waitresses and people they met on family vacations. Keith Collier
Southwestern Seminary 

FORT WORTH, Texas – Faculty, former students, denominational leaders, and pastors from across the country joined with thefamily of Roy Fish to celebrate the life of the distinguished professor of evangelism emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 14.Fish, 82, passed away peacefully the morning of Sept. 10. The memorial service was held on the seminary’s campus.

“Without hyperbole, I can truthfully say I never met a man greater than Roy Fish,” said Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church near Memphis, Tenn., in his eulogy. Gaines served as Fish’s grader for seven years while earning a master’s and doctorate from Southwestern.

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Friday
Sep142012

State, NAMB leaders to move forward 'in unity'

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – State Baptist convention and North American Mission Board leaders "have determined to move forward together in unity to impact the lostness of North America," according to a statement issued Sept. 14.

The agreement was shared during the annual NAMB-sponsored state executive directors meeting Sept. 13-14 in Grapevine, Texas.

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Friday
Sep142012

54 new int'l missionaries appointed by IMB

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (BP) – As a college student traveling abroad in Cambodia, Hope Denaham* happened upon a 4-year-old girl in an alley.

"She reached her arms out to me, and I held her for an hour," Denaham recalled. "I wondered if she had ever been held in her life."

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Friday
Sep142012

SBDR needs Isaac mud-out, roof repair vols

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is seeking help with mud-out and assessment as it concentrates on clean-up, recovery and roof repairs for Hurricane Isaac victims, confident that meals are no longer needed.

With almost 228,000 meals prepared since Isaac struck the Gulf Coast, SBDR has shut down its feeding operations and is seeking help with clean-up and the installation of temporary, plastic roofs, said North American Mission Board disaster relief coordinator Bruce Poss.

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Friday
Sep142012

Southern Baptist teacher killed in Jordan 'loved by everyone'

IRBID, Jordan (BP) – A warm breeze whips sand around cars creeping down the main street of Irbid, Jordan. A man gestures to catch the attention of a carload of Americans, then lays his hand over his heart.

He knows there is only one place they can be going. It seems the whole city is mourning the death of Southern Baptist representative Cheryll Harvey.

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