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  • Korea summit: historic, but human rights talk ‘absent’

    April 30 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Korea summit: historic, but human rights talk ‘absent’

    A historic meeting April 27 between the leaders of North and South Korea left religious liberty advocates optimistic about peace on the Korean Peninsula but pessimistic about the advance of human rights in the North.

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  • Baptists share Christ during Olympics in South Korea

    February 28 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists share Christ during Olympics in South Korea

    On an uncharacteristically warm day during the Winter Olympics, visitors to the train station were greeted by a number of different religious groups. The Mormons wore yellow vests. The Jehovah’s Witnesses had their literature racks set up. Methodist Koreans were carrying yellow bags as they handed out literature.

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  • Sister’s tragedy fuels Wise’s passion for amputees

    February 23 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sister’s tragedy fuels Wise’s passion for amputees

    David Wise remembers getting the text message from his sister Jessica in 2015 telling him that his other sister, Jessica’s twin Christy, had been in an accident while paddle boarding. Christy was going to live, but she was likely going to lose her leg.

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  • Hockey an opportunity for Hensley to love God, others

    February 21 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hockey an opportunity for Hensley to love God, others

    Her love of hockey started as a child with a neighborhood friend named Hayden. Nicole Hensley, a goalie on the U.S. women’s hockey team, remembers Hayden was always outside of her Colorado home playing street hockey with his family and friends. One day, he asked if she wanted to play, too.

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  • Olympic pin trading nurtures gospel conversations

    February 19 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Olympic pin trading nurtures gospel conversations

    Visitors to the Coca-Cola Pin Trading Center at Olympic Park walk in and peer at the hundreds of small pins spread in front of the traders standing behind the counter. The colors and designs are enough to catch anyone’s eye, encompassing pins from past Olympics in places like Sochi, Rio de Janeiro and Atlanta.

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  • Olympic sledder: Loved by God, no matter the results

    February 15 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Olympic sledder: Loved by God, no matter the results

    Elisabeth Vathje, readying for her sledding event in the Winter Olympics, isn’t bashful about the most important thing in her life. The Canadian skeleton racer clearly proclaims on her Twitter page: “Christ follower.” “First and foremost, I’m a child of God,” Vathje told Baptist Press.

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  • Olympic hockey player gains faith, loses an idol

    February 15 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Olympic hockey player gains faith, loses an idol

    Noah Welch had just signed a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers, and the team was expecting their new defenseman to develop and be a key part of their team. Then only five games into the season, Welch got into a fight with Montreal. His shoulder – dislocated. His labrum – torn.

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  • Skater Maame Biney: First U.S. black woman in her sport

    February 13 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Skater Maame Biney: First U.S. black woman in her sport

    It’s hard to watch Maame Biney compete and not smile. After all she’s smiling, so it’s easy just to join in. Biney, the 18-year-old U.S. short-track speed skater, is making her Olympic debut this year as the first black woman from the United States ever to compete in an Olympic speed skating event.

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  • Five-time Olympian Clark embraces mentor role

    February 13 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Five-time Olympian Clark embraces mentor role

    Scientists recently found fossil evidence that dinosaurs and mammals once frolicked together across land at what’s now the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The discovery excited researchers because it represents, by far, the highest concentration of mammal tracks, as well as the largest mammal prints, ever discovered from the dinosaur age.

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  • East Asia, world in reach of small-town church

    August 3 2016 by Karen Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    East Asia, world in reach of small-town church

    First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula, La., pastor David Cranford considers South Korea “at the crossroads” of lostness and receptivity. The church hosts each summer about 50 Korean youth and leaders in the cultural immersion program Camp USA and spreads the gospel through an evangelistic mission trip to South Korea each autumn.

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  • ‘We pray for the U.S.,’ Korean Bapt. leader says

    May 8 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘We pray for the U.S.,’ Korean Bapt. leader says

    Frank S. Page developed a respect for Billy Kim when he saw Kim translating a Billy Graham sermon televised during the 1973 Graham crusade in Seoul, South Korea. Page recalled the moment more than 40 years later as Kim spoke at the May 4 prayer gathering ...

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  • S. Korean Baptists offer help to Syrian refugees

    March 13 2015 by Brian Andrews, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    S. Korean Baptists offer help to Syrian refugees

    The need for a medical clinic first became apparent to the Korean Baptists last year, when their church donated caravans for Zaatari refugees to use as housing. The volunteers were struck by the sheer number of refugees, none of whom appear to have access to regular medical care in Jordan.

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