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20 Aiming for Higher Education


African Baptists have taken bold steps to providing education at all levels. This survey of Baptist- related universities across Africa demonstrates the impact the schools are having in their regions.


22 Baptists in Pakistan Struggle for Recognition,


Meet Humanitarian Needs


A Christian witness continues in Pakistan even under the shadow of some of the most extreme Muslim blasphemy laws anywhere in the world, as Baptists provide disaster relief and seek religious freedom for non-Muslim minorities.


22 The Untold Story of Sonia


Young Sonia struggles to deal with parents torn from the family and cast into prison under Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws.


26 Letter from Gaza


Hanna Massad, pastor of the Gaza Baptist Church in Palestine, reports on conditions and asks for prayer for this strife torn region.


27 Latin American Women Hold Leadership Conference


Patsy Davis provides highlights of the four-day conference in Panama, with the theme “Hacia un Compromiso con la Niñez en America Latina”—“Towards a Commitment to Children in Latin America.”


28 Asian Baptist Young Women’s Leadership Conference


More than 500 participants from 16 countries gathered at the ABWU Young Women’s Leadership Conference in Bali, Indonesia, sharing and exploring the theme “Transform a Life, Transform Asia.”


BWA OFFICERS


John Upton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President    Neville Callam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General Secretary


BWA EXECUTIVE STAFF


Raimundo Barreto . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freedom and Justice Patsy Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Women Emmett Dunn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth and Congress Eron Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications Julie Justus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member Services Paul Montacute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BWAid Meg Pearson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finance/Administration Kathe Traynham . . . . . . . . . . . Promotion and Development Fausto Vasconcelos . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evangelism/Research


BWA REGIONAL SECRETARIES All Africa Baptist Fellowship


Tony Peck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . European Baptist Federation Everton Jackson . . . . . . . . . . Caribbean Baptist Fellowship Alberto Prokopchuk . . . . Union of Baptists in Latin America P. Bonny Resu . . . . . . . . . . Asia Pacific Baptist Federation George Bullard . . . . . . . North American Baptist Fellowship


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30 In Memoriam 30 Book Notes


Books of interest to Baptists are highlighted: “Ecumenism Means You, Too”; “Celebrate Indian Christians in South Africa”; and “A ‘Golden’ History of the Baptist Women’s Union of Africa.”

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