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ABN edition for September 18, 2014

Historic church renovation ‘a labor of love’

PARKDALE – “It’s a labor of love.”

That’s how members of a men’s Sunday school class at First Baptist Church, Crossett, describe their dedication to helping restore a historic sister church’s building located in rural Ashley County.

Read the rest of the story in the 9-18-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

BSU icon Jamie Jones dies at 91

FAYETTEVILLE – Jamie Jones, 91, longtime Baptist Student Union (now Baptist Collegiate Ministry) director at the University of Arkansas, and a Christian icon in the Fayetteville community, died Sept. 9.

Jones served as the Baptist Student Union (BSU) director/Baptist campus minister at the University of Arkansas for 37 years (1951-1988), the second longest tenure of any Baptist campus minister on a single campus in the United States.

Read the rest of the story in the 9-18-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

2014 Fishers of Men retreat nets salvation

BALD KNOB – Nine years ago Jamie McAnelly, member of Central Baptist Church, Bald Knob, attended a weekend fishing trip on the Norfolk River hosted by his employer.

McAnelly was not a Christian back then. The night before he and his co-workers went fishing, he drank too much. Instead of enjoying fishing the next day, he nursed a hangover and worried that he had made a fool of himself in front of his bosses.

In the year following the trip, McAnelly accepted Christ and his life changed. A few months after coming to know the Lord, he once again attended his employer’s annual fishing trip. However, this time his experience was much different. McAnelly was still a young believer, and he found himself convicted and in prayer most of the weekend.

Read the rest of the story in the 9-18-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

Here's what you missed in the 9/18 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- Historic church renovation 'a labor of love'
- BSU icon Jamie Jones dies at 91
- 2014 Fishers of Men retreat nets salvation
- Wilson appointed to FEMA council
- Alcohol ballot measure challenged
- Truett Cathy, faith-rooted entrepreneur dies
- ABN Digest: Federal judge rules for traditional marriage
- ABN Digest: Judge recommends Glorieta suit dismissal
- Pressing On: 'Soul Revitalization'
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- Book Review: Rebuilding the Family Altar
- Family Matters: Work before play
- President's Perspective: The rise of the cults
- Financial Times: Do you understand tithing?
- Students serve, receive mentoring through Kaleo
- Honor your pastor and church staff this October
- Acts 1:8 One Day Oct. 4
- 'Storying workshop' attracts 21
- Ebenezer Baptist Church survives and thrives 160 years
- Southern Baptist Convention World Hunger Sunday Oct. 12
- Women on Mission retreat Oct. 24-25
- Three Mission Connect events in Nov.
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- Commentary
- WBC, OBU students head back to campus
- Bonus Content: Freddie Gage, 6 decades an evangelist, dies

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