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March 07, 2005

CAUTION: Gramma armed with a Bible!!

From BPNews:

Two Southern Baptist volunteers have been released from custody after being detained in the United Arab Emirates for distributing Christian materials.

Vivian Gilmer of Myrtle Beach S.C., and Marie Bush of Waxahachie, Texas, were nearing the end of a four-week mission trip with Tom Cox World Ministries when they were charged with illegal activity Feb. 19. The women were held in a Dubai police station for several hours and detained in the country until March 2.

"Tom Cox World Ministries was notified on [March 2] that Gilmer and Bush would be home by the weekend and today we praise the Lord that they are home with their families," the Arkansas-based ministry said in a statement.

Gilmer, a 72-year-old grandmother and member of First Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, said she had distributed Christian materials as gifts to shopkeepers and fellow shoppers in Dubai.

I'm still wondering why Moslems fear a 72 year-old grandmother who hands out Bibles.

Posted by Jack Lewis at March 7, 2005 09:32 AM

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I guess as the scriptures say, there are those who choose darkness rather than the light. For many, the truth is a strange thing.

Posted by: bryanm at March 7, 2005 09:29 PM

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