JONESBORO, Ark. (BP) -- He remembers thinking they did not have much time. Most Japanese exchange students attending Arkansas State University in Jonesboro stay at least a year; but this girl would be here a short six months. Ross Burton and his wife Jane hoped for time enough to use their everyday life in America as an inroad to share the Gospel. It worked.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Last year, numerous gang-related shootings rocked a Springdale, Ark., community. Following the death of two young men killed in gang-related shootings, stunned residents responded with a peace march to stand against gang violence. As the crowd paused for a moment of silence, a former gang member had time to thank God for rescuing him -- and 14 members of his family -- out of that culture.