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Texas raid prompts First Baptist ministry

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by gb93433, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member
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    Jun 26, 2003
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    Posted on Apr 7, 2008 | by Ken Walker

    ELDORADO, Texas (BP)--A Baptist congregation housed about 80 women and children April 4-6 after a raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) near Eldorado, Texas.

    Members of First Baptist Church in Eldorado embraced the opportunity to minister in Christ's name, pastor Andy Anderson said.

    First Baptist also loaned the state of Texas the use of two 25-seat church buses to help transport more than 180 women and children from the 1,619-acre polygamist compound.

    "Our folks were eager to step in, and not just our folks, but the entire community," Anderson said. "We have church members who provided a large bulk of the money needed [to buy food]. We also had a huge outpouring from the community."

    In addition to church help, the pastor said a statewide grocery chain provided food, while Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo about 45 miles north sent nearly 200 cots to Eldorado.

    The rest of the story is at http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27776
  2. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Jun 8, 2006
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    Wy'd they have to choose Baptist for their title? It's obvious they are doing their own thing. Why not come up with a new denomination instead of staining a good name like Baptist.
  3. billreber

    billreber New Member

    Apr 14, 2005
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    Lebuick, did you read the OP? First Baptist Church helped to MINISTER to the 180 people rescued from the OTHER organization (I refuse to call it a church).

    Baptists did their usual good work!

    Bill :godisgood: