On June 15, Father’s Day, Bayou Mason Baptist Church, Lake Village, witnessed a fifth generation baptism in their church. Iain McNemar made a profession of faith in vacation Bible school in a local church on the Thursday morning before and asked to be baptized on the following Sunday. Iain followed his mother, Amanda Hayes McNemar, who followed her mother, Carolyn Durham Hayes, who followed her mother, Bertha Anderson Durham, who followed her father, J.E. Anderson, in baptism at Bayou Mason. J.E. Anderson was Bayou Mason’s first candidate for baptism more than 60 years ago.
More than 100 individuals served through this year’s Arms Around Arkadelphia events, which took place in May and June.
This is the 11th year for Arms Around Arkadelphia, a ministry sponsored by First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia – with assistance from other area churches. The home reconstruction and repair program primarily assists elderly residents and those with physical challenges.
Compiled by retired pastor Bobby Lamb
Oak Grove Baptist Church, north of White Hall on 365. Oak Grove had 43 for Sunday School and 56 for Worship. Bro. M. L. Faler’s message was from Matthew Chapter 13, what kind of soil are we? "By the wayside" (rebuffed the Holy Spirit until our heart is hard). "Stony ground" (shallow hearted, hearing the Spirit but not willing to give up the worldly things that Satan entices us with, things that will be burned with fervent heat) "Thorny ground" (half hearted, double minded, some worldly things you have not given up to the Lord?) We all want to be good soil, and He does also, we must stay close to His Word as it our sword to fend off the Devil. If we are the good soil, we also should be the Sowers of the Word, sowing His Word, for He has promised it will not return unto Him void. Bro. Faler delivered the Lord's message straight out of the Holy Word. Sunday night the Siloam Campers were the message of the night. We had 14 youth go with Youth Pastor John Smith & Karen, and Ally Knight. Four (4) confessed Jesus Christ as Savior during the week. Several gave testimony about their week in Camp, they were all a blessing, especially one little girl, who started her testimony with "the best thing about Camp for me was that I was Saved!!!" What a blessing. Steve White reporting.
Rison Baptist Church, Rison, had 136 in Sunday School and 201 in morning worship. We had 3 professions of faith. Pat Boyd reporting. Danny Allen is pastor.
Thelda Barker of Wynne Baptist Church retired after 68 years as organist. She began playing church organ at age 16.
More than 200 World Changers participants are serving in Little Rock this week. Life Line Baptist Church, Little Rock, is providing participants with meals and lodging. In addition, more than a dozen other Pulaski Baptist Association churches, along with Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, are providing lunches for participants. Other World Changers projects took place in Fort Smith and West Memphis June 23-28. Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Smith, provided lodging for the Fort Smith team; and First Baptist Church, West Memphis, provided lodging for the West Memphis team. In addition a team in Memphis, Tenn., did some work in Arkansas. See a photo gallery here.