|Baylor grads still detained in Afghanistan
___By John Hall
___WACO--While large numbers of volunteers from around the nation gather in New York City and Washington, D.C., to pick up the rubble of decimated buildings, two Baylor University graduates detained in Afghanistan for more than six weeks continue the fight for their release.
Texas volunteers put their flexibility to the test in NYC
___By George Henson
___NEW YORK CITY--"Two key principles to keep in mind while on a mission trip are to be patient and stay flexible. The attached activities schedule is very much subject to change."
___There was no way Glenn Sampson, director of missions ministries development at Parkway Hills Baptist Church in Plano, could have known how appropriate that note on a cover letter to a missions team leaving for New York City would be.
One Missouri committee backs down on controversial recommendations
___JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--One of the controversial changes proposed this summer by a committee of the Missouri Baptist Convention has been amended.
___The convention's committee on continuing review has reversed its earlier recommendation to require all churches affiliated with the state convention to affirm the 1963 or 2000 versions of the Baptist Faith & Message.