Thursday
Nov172011

Lomax named Wash. Madison DOM

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.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Christmas: a joyous family celebration

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.

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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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