December 16, 2010

'Bum' Really Guest Speaker at Chapel

Sandra Richards, Baptist Press

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He was alone, stretched out on the bench in the gazebo at The Baptist College of Florida. Most students rushed by to make their 8 a.m. classes. Visibly out of place, the stranger had long, disheveled hair, layered camouflaged clothes and a backpack near his side.

Experiencing the first cold snap of the season at BCF's Graceville campus in early December, one student offered the seemingly homeless bum warmth by pointing him to the student center. Another offered the man hot coffee and food, and struck up a conversation. A professor and two students gave him a Gospel tract explaining the plan of salvation.

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