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Directors of missions focus on millennial leadership skills

ATLANTA (BP)–The national conference for associational directors of missions and staff members focused on leadership skills and elected a slate of 1999-2000 officers during the group’s 38th annual meeting, June 13-14 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel. Approximately 160 members of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions attended the meeting, with the […]

Church’s ‘Awakening’ has yielded 600 professions of faith

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (BP)–An “Awakening” revival at Second Baptist Church, Hot Springs, Ark., has resulted in 600 professions of faith in Christ — including 406 baptisms — and what pastor Chuck McAlister called “a powerful move of God” in the church and community. McAlister said the purpose of the Awakening is “to bring something new […]

Baptist children’s home became Vietnamese refugee’s refuge

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (BP)–Chau Stone knows how precious life is because hers was in danger most of her life — until she found an island of refuge at the Arkansas Baptist Home for Children in Monticello. Stone, born Chau (pronounced Cho) Troung, was a resident of the home from 1991-94. A native of Vietnam, her first […]

Ark. hearings include proposed ban on homosexuals as foster parents

LITTLE ROCK Ark. (BP)–A proposal to ban homosexuals as foster parents by Arkansas’ Child Welfare Agency Review Board is expected to draw support from Christian groups — and opposition from homosexual — during a series of “Meetings for Public Comment” on proposed changes to licensing standards for child-care facilities. The hearings, being held in five […]

Church joins with community in ‘welfare-to-work’ initiatives

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–The dozen women, donned in white gowns and mortar boards, walked into the sanctuary of the Church at Rock Creek — and into a new life — as they “graduated” from an innovative new ministry designed to move Arkansans from welfare rolls to payrolls. The women, all of whom have been receiving […]

Church joins with community in ‘welfare-to-work’ initiatives

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–The dozen women, donned in white gowns and mortar boards, walked into the sanctuary of the Church at Rock Creek — and into a new life — as they “graduated” from an innovative new ministry designed to move Arkansans from welfare rolls to payrolls. The women, all of whom have been receiving […]

Layman with cancer organizes church-based support group

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–In facing cancer, “face the facts, face the fear and face the freedom,” urged Arkansas First Lady Janet Huckabee during a Cancer Fighters’ luncheon at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock. She shared the testimony of her personal fight with cancer with almost 200 victims of cancer, their family […]

Arkansas’ Janet Huckabee recounts triumph over cancer

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–In facing cancer, “face the facts, face the fear and face the freedom,” urged Arkansas First Lady Janet Huckabee during a Cancer Fighters’ luncheon at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock. She shared the testimony of her personal fight with cancer with almost 200 victims of cancer, their family […]

Volunteer missions, repentance teach ‘God’s timing’ to Arkansa

BENTON, Ark. (BP)–Warren Burleson tells the story of a young radiologist on staff at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, in the early 1970s: “This guy was on staff at Parkland and there was a young resident who was in her first year of residency in general surgery. “This young doctor was the first female to […]

His commitment was sharpened by a knife pointed at his throat

FORT SMITH, Ark. (BP)–For most football athletes, defining moments come with points, receptions or tackles. For T. Ray Grandstaff, one of his defining moments came at the end of a knife. “I have always been a confident, athletic person,” said Grandstaff, 31, Arkansas director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a former college football player.“I […]