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ABN edition for May 21, 2014

IMB opens door to new pathways for service

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Citing urgency for reaching a lost world and unity with the Baptist Faith and Message, International Mission Board (IMB) trustees streamlined guidelines for appointing new personnel to fulfill their missionary calling at its May 12-13 trustee meeting in Louisville, Ky.

God is worthy of the worship of all people, yet billions have yet to hear the good news of the gospel, IMB President David Platt has reiterated to Southern Baptists since being elected in 2014. In February 2015, trustees approved a simplified structure with the goal of empowering limitless teams of missionaries to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached people, explained Platt.

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DR responds in Arkansas and Oklahoma

ARKANSAS Baptist disaster relief (DR) teams were deployed to southwest Arkansas and parts of Oklahoma in the aftermath of storms that swept through the state on May 10.

Two people were killed in a mobile home park in Nashville when a possible tornado passed through the region. Two other residents of the park were critically injured during the storm, according to media reports.

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Horne leaves Ouachita for AICU post

ARKADELPHIA – Rex M. Horne Jr., 61, president of Ouachita Baptist University since 2006, has announced his resignation as president effective this summer to serve as president of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities (AICU). He succeeds Ouachita alumnus Rex Nelson,  who has been named director of corporate communications for Simmons First National Corp.

“My nine-plus years at Ouachita have been very rewarding,” Horne said. “I have been most impressed by the work performed by our faculty and staff. The sense of calling and commitment to duty has been evident on the campus. Our students are difference-makers. I will treasure the time the Lord allowed me to serve here. Our prayers, continued interest and desire to help remain strong.”

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Here's what you missed in the 5-21 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- IMB opens door to new pathways for service
- DR responds in Arkansas and Oklahoma
- Horne leaves Ouachita for AICU post
- ABN Digest
- Eureka Springs affirms LGBT ordinance
- Yvonne Rodgers ‘born to be Mother of Year’
- Little Red River debuts DR feeding unit
- Editorial & Opinion
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- Huckabee launches run in Hope
- NWA summer missionary wrongly jailed, shares Christ
- Anna Hurst to serve as ABN summer intern
- ‘Day in Delta’ changes 37 lives for Jesus Christ
- 3 generations baptized together
- July 1 ObamaCare deadline looms for some churches
- The family that plays together stays together
- ABSC page
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- Commencements held, Tucker receives honorary doctorate
- Faith & Culture page
- Bible Commentary
- Bonus Content: Payday loans targeted by ERLC, others in coalition
- Bonus Content: Lecrae’s ‘Unashamed’ to be published by LifeWay

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