Today's From the States features items from: Baptist Message (Louisiana); The Alabama Baptist;<br>Illinois Baptist
Fox News host Shannon Bream spoke to fellow Christians working in media about the importance of living a daily testimony of faith. Bream spoke during the Baptist Communicators Association workshop on April 20 in Washington, D.C.
Count missionaries as "a special kind of hero," Doug Munton writes, citing how they "die to self" amid the joys of a calling often tempered by loneliness, isolation and illness.
Florida pastor Darren Gaddis sees God's intervention in defusing a potential high school shooting incident in Ocala. Alleged gunman says the look of fear in a student's eyes -- those of Gaddis' daughter -- made him put his weapon down.