Fundraiser sees game as platform for sharing

TAMPA (FBW)–While fans gear up for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Ken Elder is already planning for Super Bowl XLIV in Miami for next year.

Cardinals coordinator Haley has ‘God to lean on’
Miami-born Courtright says sports can be ‘for God or for good’

TAMPA, Fla. (BP)–In Arizona’s red-hot run to their most unlikely of Super Bowl berths, nobody has been hotter than Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin tells ‘who I am’

TAMPA, Fla. (BP)–Since becoming head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers two years ago, Mike Tomlin has talked often of his appreciation and respect for former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, who first brought him into the NFL as an assistant coach.

Steelers’ Polamalu: ‘Faith is the foundation’

TAMPA, Fla. (FBW)–The Pittsburgh Steelers, playing in their seventh Super Bowl on Sunday, will go for an unparalleled sixth NFL title.

Anquan Boldin, Kurt Warner stir Cardinals’ faith

TAMPA, Fla. (FBW)–Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin has had a bittersweet year: a Super Bowl berth and a painfully broken face, causing him to miss two games.

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MISSION George Faile III, an International Mission Board missionary, and volunteer medical student Heidi Haun perform a cesarean section at the Baptist Medical Centre in Nalerigu, Ghana. Faile is planning to retire soon. He prays more missionary doctors will be called to serve at the hospital.

Volunteers critical in medical missions
Seminole medical student sees urgency during trip to Ghana

NALERIGU, Ghana (BP)—Villagers line up outside the Baptist Medical Centre in northern Ghana as soon as the sun peeks over the mountains of this mud-hut town.

$58 million offering a ‘miracle,’ Hammond says

TALLADEGA, Ala. (BP)—Despite last year’s economic downturn, Southern Baptists still contributed more than $58 million to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2008—98 percent of the amount raised in the previous year’s campaign.

Gainesville citizens fight ‘gender identity’ law
March 24 referendum would overturn ‘government gone wild’

GAINESVILLE (FBW)—Concerned that a year-old “gender identity” law will jeopardize the safety of women and girls in public restrooms, citizens in Gainesville have mounted a referendum campaign to overturn the ordinance in March 24 city elections.