Arkansas Baptist Foundation Board of Directors, staff and spouses pause for a photo while visiting Camp Siloam.
Foundation meets at Camp Siloam
SILOAM SPRINGS – Members of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation Board of Directors heard an update on the history and took a tour of Camp Siloam during its Aug. 9 meeting.
Each August the Foundation holds one of its quarterly meetings at a ministry partners’ location, which allows board members and staff to become more acquainted with the work of the agencies and institutions it serves. It is called its annual “Board Advance,” according to Bobby Thomas, Foundation president.
During an agency update Jason Wilkie, executive director of Camp Siloam, told of the faithfulness shown by God throughout the span of the Feed My Sheep Campaign launched November of 2015. Through the transformative gifts of individuals, as well as the participation of 65 churches, the campaign came full circle this past year, allowing for the completion in May of the new Cedar Hall dining facility, said Wilkie.
In other business, the board:
– Heard a devotion by Clark Whitney, pastor of student ministry at First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs. Whitney used 2 Chronicles 18, to illustrate the commitment God’s people must make to follow the Word of God both in our speech and in the decisions we make.
– Reviewed second quarter financials, noting that 2018 distributions to date totaling $15,379,398, which brings total distributions for the last 12 months to $32,060,022.
– Heard proposed board nominations for 2019 to be presented at Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting to be held Oct. 23-24 at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro. New board members include Eric Brown, business administrator/missions pastor at Central Baptist, Jonesboro, and Clay Cunningham, associate pastor of family ministry at First Baptist Church, Benton.
– Were encouraged to attend the upcoming statewide prayer gathering Aug. 27-28 at Immanuel Baptist Church Little Rock.