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Christian Lives Don’t Matter

August 23, 2016

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This blog looks at the plight of persecuted believers.

Haiti’s Tent Cities Beyond Belief

January 29, 2016

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This blogs look at the suffering of those living in the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation.

Looking to “Electrify” Rural Africa

April 17, 2013

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By David Ettinger At one time in his life, First Orlando member Jim Dotson was all about music, sound and recording. Now, he’s seeking something a little more electrifying — both spiritually and practically. Caption: This dramatic satellite photo shows how saturated Europe is with electricity, but how lacking Africa is. Jim is the founder […]

Reaching Muslims, Hindus in Indonesia

April 13, 2013

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By David Ettinger From the age of 16, First Orlando member Barbara Bush knew that the Islamic/Hindu nation of Indonesia was in her future. “It was at that age that I felt the Lord calling me to go to Bali,” she said, referring to the diverse island of more than 3 million people. Caption: Harry […]

Two Decades in the Philippines

April 12, 2013

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By David Ettinger At just about 6-foot-tall, First Orlando member Ella Crockett has definitely stuck out during her 20-year missionary stint in the Philippines. “The people are generally short over there, and they weren’t used to seeing a woman my height,” she said. “I would have people coming up behind me trying to measure me […]

Seven Years in Mongolia

April 9, 2013

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By David Ettinger To the question, “How do you say good-bye to a place you have given your life to for seven years?” The answer is, “With great difficulty.” Caption: Penny Fairo during her years in Mongolia. Such is the case for First Baptist Orlando missionary Penny Fairo, who faithfully served the people of Mongolia […]

Assignment Iran: Reaching Persians For Christ

April 8, 2013

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By David Ettinger For First Orlando’s Vince Manna, ministry is a worldwide endeavor. That’s why he serves with equal passion in his neighborhood as well as 6,500 miles away in Armenia. “I’ve been doing this for several years and I love it,” he said. “This” is Vince’s ministry to the Persian people. When you hear […]