By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer SHREVEPORT – Some held up colorful signs that read “Stop Abortion Now” and “Defend The Defenseless.” Others just simply walked alongside their spouses, children and friends during the 1.2 mile journey from Bossier City to Shreveport. But despite their method of getting across their emotions, their message was all the same – stand up for those who have yet to be born. Nearly 7,000 people from various denominations, ages and races turned out for the second Louisiana Life March North on a mild January morning.
By John Kyle, LBC Communications Director Upon assuming the position of Executive Director on Feb. 1, 2005, David Hankins knew his new responsibilities would present challenges and opportunities – he just didn’t know they would come so quickly as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated much of south Louisiana during his first year. Hankins was elected unanimously by the Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Board to be the Executive Director of the LBC in October, 2004. He officially assumed his duties on Feb. 1, 2005.
By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer Editor’s Note: January is human trafficking month. Kay Bennett believes the power of prayer can transform Interstate 10 from the highest-rated corridor for sex trafficking to one of the least trafficked, one interstate mile at a time.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Farmers and missions enthusiasts from across the state will gather to learn how missions and agriculture work together during the Agricultural Missions Fellowship Annual Meeting. Scheduled for Jan. 31 at Amite Baptist Church, topics include the challenge to feed earth’s growing population, agricultural missions needs in Bosnia, Haiti and Uganda and agricultural missions’ importance. For more information contact Gene Baker at 225-665-6515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.