LITTLE ROCK – With more than 40 percent of its budget dedicated to the Cooperative Program last year, First Baptist Church, Almyra, is the top church in Arkansas in overall percentage giving. The church was recognized, along with other top givers, during the Cooperative Program Breakfast held at First Baptist Church, Little Rock, during the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting. The church also took top honors in per capita giving, with $1,224 per person given to the Cooperative Program.
FAYETTEVILLE – Ron Lomax, global missions pastor at First Baptist Church, O’Fallon, Mo., for the past five years, is the new director of missions of the Washington Madison Baptist Association in Fayetteville.
He was elected Sept. 29 during a special-called meeting of the association’s board of directors. Lomax was keynote speaker during the association’s annual meeting held Oct. 17 at Sang Avenue Baptist Church, Fayetteville.
Christmas is a joyous time of year, filled with wonder and excitement.
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, parents may be challenged to remain focused on the true meaning of the season – the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
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.
International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries with Arkansas ties relate stories of ministry successes.
Sharing the miracles of Jesus
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.