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Report From Dan Scalf – Iranian Believer in Jail

PLEASE PRAY AND REPOST… This morning we are going back to Patras with a Greek Pastor and attorney to try to get our worship leader out of jail. Night before last coming back from Patras 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…

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312 – Nov. 08 – This Day in Baptist History Past

One of the first Sunday Schools 1828 – The treasury book of the Cloughfold Baptist Church of England revealed that £45 was borrowed of John Heap for the purpose of building a Sunday school annex. It also records that the loan was repaid by 1833 with interest. The first effort to begin the Sunday school was in 1810 but it…

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302 – Oct. 29 – This Day in Baptist History Past

“Greatness is measured by usefulness” 1865 – Was the day that William Harris went to be with the Lord.  For a year   his health had been failing but he continued to conduct his family worship until paralysis deprived him of his ability to speak. He even then insisted that his family should gather to pray and read the scriptures. On…

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234 – Aug. 22 – This Day in Baptist History Past

A Dull Scholar in Christ’s School 1751 – Rev. Isaac Backus, one of the outstanding pastors of a Separate (Conservative Congregational) Church at Middlebourgh, Massachusetts was baptized by Rev. Benjamin Pierce. This was at a time when the Baptists (only fifty churches total in America) being small in number, were also divided and persecuted.  Backus would later write, “After renewing…

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Christians Arrested for Reading Their Bible In Front of Calif. DMV Found ‘Not Guilty’

Aug. 15, 2013 7:29am Billy Hallowell Two Christians who were arrested and charged after reading the Bible outside of a DMV location in Hemet, Calif., have been found not guilty. As TheBlaze previously reported, Mark Mackey, 60, a member of Reconciled Christian Fellowship and Pastor Bret Coronado, 44, were facing misdemeanor charges after reading the gospel outside of the public building…

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202 – July 21 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Oh, that I had another life to go to Africa Alfred Saker, as an old emaciated missionary stood before a united assembly of Baptists in Glasgow, Scotland in 1879 and said, “Oh, that I had another life to go out to Africa. The field is white, and the multitudes are in darkness still.” The Dark Continent’s best-known missionary, David Livingstone,…

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200 – July 19 – This Day in Baptist History Past

They named him “Christmas” Perhaps the greatest Baptist preacher that Great Britain ever produced was the Welsh preacher Christmas Evans. Born on Christmas Day 1766 into an impoverished home, he lost his father when only nine years old, and spent the next few years with a disreputable uncle. When he was 15 he still couldn’t read but when he was…

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