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  • Charles Couey, advocate for the blind, dies

    February 12 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Charles Couey, advocate for the blind, dies

    Charles Couey, who labored in behalf of blind Southern Baptists for more than 30 years, died Jan. 31. He was 69. As an advocate for the blind, Couey was involved in a number of initiatives, producing braille programs for annual meetings and braille copies of several Sunday School resources and ...

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  • Blind student teaches VBS to Lakota children

    July 30 2015 by Jim Burton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Blind student teaches VBS to Lakota children

    When Ahbee Orton positioned herself in front of the class at First Baptist Church in Eagle Butte, the children became quiet and attentive. The 15-year-old, blind, ethnic Chinese is hardly a master teacher or experienced in classroom discipline – she had never taught a Bible study before.

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  • Blind seminary student overcomes limitations

    May 13 2014 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Blind seminary student overcomes limitations

    Andy West – blind from birth – enrolled in a personal evangelism practicum course required for every student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Add something like physical blindness to personal evangelism and the task can become very daunting.

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  • ‘Blind Side’ son, now 20, is baptized

    October 18 2013 by Tim Tune, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Blind Side’ son, now 20, is baptized

    When he was 7 or 8, Sean Tuohy Jr. was sidelined by chickenpox on the day he was scheduled to be baptized. Now 20, Tuohy – the young son portrayed in “The Blind Side” movie – was baptized in mid-August by family friend Hugh Freeze, the University of Mississippi’s head football coach.

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