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• T-shirt quilt: 'flood of wonderful memories'
Daniel Peavy received a quilt of 25 T-shirts from various camps, mission trips and other events during his nine years as student minister at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Ga. "Seeing all of those shirts on one quilt," he said, "brought back a flood of wonderful memories."<br>

• Volunteers needed for Crossover
The goal of this year's Crossover is to "Engage Phoenix with the Gospel" through a partnership with Harvest America. North American Mission Board and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention leaders are praying for more than 5,000 salvation decisions through this summer's Crossover activities prior to the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. But for that to happen, they need the help of Southern Baptists to come and serve as volunteers. <br>

• Year after Pakistan Easter bombing, suffering lingers
Families are still struggling a year after a suicide bomber killed more than 70 people and injured hundreds others in an attack targeting Christians at Easter in Lahore, Pakistan, International Christian Concern (ICC) noted on the event's March 27 anniversary.<br>

• Assisted suicide bills faring poorly in 2017
Bills that would legalize assisted suicide have failed to advance in eight of 24 states considering them this year, with pro-life victories in Hawaii and New Mexico drawing media focus.<br>

• Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients
A recent push in Canada to encourage euthanasia patients to donate their organs appears to be working. In Ontario, the first province to report data, 26 people who died by lethal injection decided to donate tissue or organs since the Medical Aid in Dying Act came into effect last June, according to the National Post. <br>

• FROM THE COLLEGES: Northeastern adds Williams as VP, dean, professor; Cedarville students aid refugee children
Northeastern Baptist College adds Lee Williams as senior vice president/dean of academics and professor of history; Cedarville University students aid refugee children and youth.<br>

• FIRST-PERSON: Calling out the called
Seminary professor Scott Hildreth underscores "the value that a preacher, a missionary, a church staff member or any Christian minister can have on the Kingdom of God. … This world is in desperate need of those who hear and courageously respond to God's calling to serve the church."<br>


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