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Dan Scalf Team Detained in Patras

PLEASE REPOST….Last night coming back from Patras, Greece, our team was stopped by Police in Swat, and falsely accused of running a smuggling ring. They told the team it was illegal to feed refugees. Among those detained were citizens of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, and the USA.  They are part of a team from AVG a large German Christian…

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224 – Aug 12 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Baptists fight for Liberty in Virginia 1771 – The Following letter was written from Urbanna Prison, Middlesex County, Virginia. We find there were twelve Baptists in prison at one time.  Dear Brother in the Lord:   At a meeting which was held at Brother McCain’s, in this county, last Saturday, while William Webber was addressing the congregation from James 2:18, there…

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217 – Aug. 05 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Banished from Long Island 1657 – William Wickenden, one of the earlier Baptist settlers in Providence, RI., was fined one hundred pounds and banished from Long Island, New York, by the Dutch Colonial Authorities, upon being informed that he was a poor cobbler, with a large family, and unable to pay.  Wickendon preached the gospel, baptized, and held the Lord’s Supper all…

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