June 2009

Kingsville hosts regional meeting for Operation Christmas Child

In celebration of the 65,546 Christmas shoeboxes given from the state of Louisiana last year, Kingsville Baptist in Pineville hosted the recent Operation Christmas Child statewide meeting. PINEVILLE—In celebration of the 65,546 Christmas shoeboxes given from the state of Louisiana last year, Kingsville Baptist in Pineville hosted the recent Operation Christmas Child statewide meeting.

 

Children find success at Baptist Children's Home

Jennifer was only eight years old when she came to live at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. She was a broken little girl. She was hurting and she was afraid. The adversity she had already faced in her young life was indescribable. BATON ROUGE – Jennifer was only eight years old when she came to live at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. She was a broken little girl. She was hurting and she was afraid. The adversity she had already faced in her young life was indescribable.

 

Kenner student goes to national youth Bible Drill competition

Fourteen-year-old Victoria Rutledge enjoys volleyball and basketball, and she also plays the flute in her high school band. Although she is as normal as any other teenager, she is unlike most because she has found importance in memorizing scripture. KENNER – Fourteen-year-old Victoria Rutledge enjoys volleyball and basketball, and she also plays the flute in her high school band. Although she is as normal as any other teenager, she is unlike most because she has found importance in memorizing scripture.

 

4 Wheels 4 Him trail ride heads south

Gibbie McMillan believes the same excitement, encountered at a 4 Wheels 4 Him trail ride at Tillou Baptist Church in Northeast Louisiana, can be duplicated in Southeast Louisiana. KENTWOOD – Gibbie McMillan believes the same excitement, encountered at a 4 Wheels 4 Him trail ride at Tillou Baptist Church in Northeast Louisiana, can be duplicated in Southeast Louisiana. New Zion Baptist Church   in Kentwood will host the four-wheeler ride on Saturday, June 13. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the ride starts at 9 a.m.

 

LBCLive, Baptist Message capture prestigious awards

LBCLive, the periodical published by the Louisiana Baptist Convention, was recognized with three significant awards by the Louisiana Press Association at their 2008 Awards Banquet, April 25th. ALEXANDRIA – LBCLive, the periodical published by the Louisiana Baptist Convention, was recognized with three significant awards by the Louisiana Press Association at their 2008 Awards Banquet, April 25th. The Baptist Message, the official newsjournal of the LBC, was recognized by the Evangelical Press Association, in the category of Best Redesign at its recent annual meeting.

 

The benefit of having deacons

What do you think when you hear the word, “deacon”? What do you think when you hear the word, “deacon”?  In various preaching venues in convention life, it seems to have become regrettably fashionable in recent years to caricature deacons in negative terms in anecdotes or jokes. 

 

Questions We've Pondered

Question: What is the “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” about? Question: What is the “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” about? Bill Warren responds: Quite a bit of confusion exists among Christians about this phrase and the reality behind it.  As a background, the phrases “baptism in the Holy Spirit” and “baptize in the Holy Spirit” are prominent in the ministry of John the Baptist as an indication of the difference between his water baptism and the power and might of the baptism of the Messiah who will baptize in the very power and presence of God, the Holy Spirit.

 

June a busy month for vacation Bible schools

-OAKDALE – First Baptist: Boomerang Express June 1 through June 5; Michael McIntosh, interim pastor. -WINNSBORO – First Baptist: Boomerang Express June 1 through June 5; Troy Long, interim pastor. -VIDALIA – First Baptist: Boomerang Express June 1 through June 5; Dan Glenn, pastor. -JONESBORO – First Baptist: June 22 through June 26; Charles Wesley, pastor. -JONESVILLE – First Baptist: Boomerang Express June 8 through June 12; Gary Norris, pastor. -NEW IBERIA – Highland Baptist: Boomerang Express June 15 through June 19; David Denton, pastor.

 

State churches gearing up for summer mission trips

DENHAM SPRINGS – Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association: Bossier City; June 8 through June 12; David Brown, director of missions. -ALEXANDRIA – Parkview Baptist: New Orleans Friday, May 29 through Saturday, May 30; David Shaw, pastor. -ALEXANDRIA – Temple Baptist: Food Bank Items Collected April 13 through April 26; James Sample, pastor. -WEST MONROE – Highland Baptist: Honduras May 24 through May 30; Gordon Dean, pastor. -BLANCHARD – First Baptist: Brownsville, Texas June 5 through June 13; James Hill, pastor.

 

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