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  • Baptist Temple remembers couple killed 10 years ago in Iraq

    March 25 2014 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Baptist Temple remembers couple killed 10 years ago in Iraq

    A little more than 10 years ago, Larry and Jean Elliott were on a humanitarian mission in Iraq to help provide clean drinking water to villagers. The Elliotts, along with two other missionaries, were killed in an attack. Recently, a church and their family took time to remember their service and sacrifice.

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  • Benghazi victim was U.S. church staffer

    December 10 2013 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Benghazi victim was U.S. church staffer

    American teacher Ronnie Smith was killed recently in Benghazi. Smith served on staff at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, TX before moving to Libya to teach chemistry at the International School Benghazi.

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  • Huss’ legacy fading among Czechs, but climate improving

    March 21 2013 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Huss’ legacy fading among Czechs, but climate improving

    He was burned at the stake by the church, quoting Psalms as the flames engulfed his body. And he lit a fire in the church that still burns today. It started in his country and spread outward.

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  • Widow returned to field after husband’s murder

    January 4 2013 by Sharayah Colter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Widow returned to field after husband’s murder

    For retired Southern Baptist worker Marty Koehn, Dec. 30, 2002, was a fairly normal morning in Yemen – until she heard an “extremely urgent and atrociously loud” knock at the door of her home. Koehn recalls being frustrated by the interruption.

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  • Bullets bolstered couple’s resolve

    January 4 2013 by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bullets bolstered couple’s resolve

    Don and Teri Caswell thought they would just lie low when they returned to Yemen seven months after the 2002 terrorist attack on the Jibla Baptist Hospital where he had served as a pharmacist. But Yemeni officials couldn’t figure out why their passports had no reference to any prior travel to the country.

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  • Somali extremists behead Christian teen

    October 21 2011 by Simba Tian, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NAIROBI, Kenya – Militants from an Islamic extremist organization in Somalia linked to al-Qaida beheaded a 17-year-old Christian near Mogadishu in September. Guled Jama Muktar was killed by al Shabbab militants in his home near Deynile, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Somali capital, a journalist there told the Compass Direct news service.

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