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ABN edition for April 23, 2014

Cuba trip confirms SBC president’s call to prayer

BAYAMO, Cuba (BP) – Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd believes the church planting movement sweeping Cuba could happen in the United States if Southern Baptists and other U.S. believers commit themselves to “extraordinary prayer for the next great awakening.”

“There has never been any great movement of God ... that was not first preceded by extraordinary prayer of God’s people. And we need a mighty spiritual awakening in our nation,” said Floyd, who last year began an ongoing call to Southern Baptists to pray for a spiritual awakening that could have a global impact.

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Dan Jordan announces retirement

LITTLE ROCK – Dan Jordan, director of business affairs for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC), is retiring June 1 after 29 years of service with the convention.

Jordan’s duties with the convention have included directing convention business matters, budget preparation and risk management and insurance issues for the ABSC Executive Board. He often assists church leaders with tax and legal issues and provides oversight to accounting, financial management and computer services.

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‘He has risen!’ Arkansas Baptists celebrate Easter

SOUTHERN BAPTISTS across Arkansas celebrated Christ’s resurrection and victory over death Easter Sunday April 5. Celebrations and activities ranged from sunrise services to dramatized productions to Easter egg hunts.

The Jonesboro Family Care Home, a ministry of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, held a small prayer service in the home’s new prayer garden. Seven people connected to the home gathered for the service before all going to their own churches’ Easter services.

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Here's what you missed in the 4/23 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- Cuba trip confirms SBC president’s call to prayer
- Dan Jordan announces retirement
- ‘He has risen!’ Arkansas Baptists celebrate Easter
- ABN Digest
- Tanton named Ark. Baptist News field strategist
- Ark. OKs 10 Commandments on Capitol grounds
- DR volunteers assist in boys ranch cleanup
- Mother of Year deadline extended to April 26
- Editorial & Opinion
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- Baptists sign SC same-sex marriage case brief
- March 25 storm damages Passion Play
- Event offers collegians opportunity to serve, grow
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- 150 years after Appomattox – a redemptive surrender
- Disaster Relief training events set
- Chaplaincy training offered May 15-16
- Faith & Culture
- Bible Commentary
- Bonus Content: 1995 bombing victims grapple with forgiveness

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