Thursday
Nov032011

Arkansas State’s head football coach: Freeze points players to Christ



Bill Sorrell
Special to ABN

JONESBORO – At Andy’s Frozen Custard in Jonesboro, an addition to the menu has been selling like hotcakes since it was introduced at an Arkansas State University power breakfast this summer.

Similar to a strawberry milkshake but with a lighter taste, the vanilla custard drink blends strawberry syrup and soda water. It has been named “Andy’s Coach Freeze” in tribute to Hugh Freeze, who was introduced as Arkansas State University’s 27th head football coach in December 2010.

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Thursday
Nov032011

Arkansas’ IMB missionaries: Stories from the mission field

International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries with Arkansas ties relate stories of ministry successes.  

Sharing the miracles of Jesus

James (right) and Martha Mahar Guenther (second from left) meet with a Brazilian family. The Guenthers minister near the San Francisco River (pictured below) in Gararu, Brazil.Arkansas IMB missionaries James and Martha Mahar Guenther have been working diligently to begin new Bible studies in São Pedro, Brazil.  When they recently arrived for a scheduled visit with a young woman named Edna, they found that her two teenage sisters, her mother, grandmother and a neighbor were all there, as well. After a few minutes of conversation, they shared a 25-minute film about the miracles of Jesus. 

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Thursday
Nov032011

Special section: Is camping still relevant?

In 2009, I was leaving my secure, government job to seek a career in camping – an industry with thin margins in a volatile economy. At the time, the Christian Camping and Conference Association was concerned that many camps were struggling. So I had to ask myself, “Is Christian camping still relevant?” After months of prayer, thought and research, my answer was, “Yes.” Here are a few reasons why: 

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Thursday
Nov032011

First person: CWJC leaders gather to ‘Pass It On’

“It only takes a spark to get a fire going.” 

This phrase from the song “Pass It On” by Kurt Kaiser echoed through my mind as I attended a retreat for the Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) site coordinators at Oaks Manor Conference and Retreat Center in Van Buren.

Women circle for prayer during CWJC retreat.Debbie Moore, Arkansas Baptist State Convention missions support team member, invited CWJC site coordinators from Arkansas and Oklahoma to come together for a weekend of retreat and storytelling.   

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Thursday
Nov032011

Equipping students Sandusky’s calling

MAGNOLIA – Many pastors, churches and ministries feel the call to focus on discipleship, but for Mike Sandusky, the Baptist collegiate minister at Southern Arkansas University (SAU) in Magnolia, God’s call allowed him to complete his doctorate in discipleship.

SanduskySandusky said his studies, which took four years at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, centered on the concept of God calling His followers to be disciples.

 

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