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Special Convention Coverage - Summary


Rains fail to dampen LoveLoud outreach
22 accept Christ in afternoon of ministry
The only thing that messed with Hurricane Ida were Hurricane Georgia Baptists, GBC President Bucky Kennedy told messengers during the final session of the 188th annual convention meeting held at First Baptist Church.
Messengers approve lean budget for 2010
Staff reduced by 27 in 2009 as GBC reigns in spending
Georgia Baptist ministries will be operating on a reduced budget for the second consecutive year due to a continuing drop in Cooperative Program gifts in an increasingly tight economy.
Russia may restrict missionary activity
Proposed legislation comes as Georgia inks partnership with Moscow, St. Petersburg
New legislation being considered by Russian lawmakers could drastically restrict missions activity if made into law.
Committee named to study state resources
Outgoing GBC President Bucky Kennedy has named an eight-member committee to study resources of the state convention.
Resolution on Abstinence from the use of alcohol
Resolution on Support of the Cooperative Program
Scenes from Woodstock
Even Tropical Storm Ida can't drown out LoveLoud
Sammy Simmons, pastor of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Ringgold, had decided not to attend the GBC annual meeting. Then he heard about the LoveLoud ministry emphasis.