Across Iowa – 9/26/17

Dear IARBC family, Sandy & I are comfortably sitting in our camper on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. It has rained throughout the night. There is a small craft advisory out for the lake that kicks in when the wind speed exceeds 25 knots and the swells reach 3 to 5 feet. The lake is rough today, but we are safe and sound far above the crashing waves below. For the past several years, we

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Across Iowa 9/5/17

Dear IARBC family, Life takes some interesting and unexpected turns, at least from our perspective. We make plans, as we should, but the Lord directs our steps (Pr. 16:9). We make our plans, but are careful to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that.” It would be arrogant and sinful to do otherwise (James 4:15-17). God is in control, He knows, and He provides. So, we trust Him

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Hispanic Retreat Recap

The Hispanic Retreat at IRBC was held August 18-19 with 169 attendees! Orlando and Debbie Collazo, missionaries with Baptist Church Planters serving in Lorain, OH were the speakers. Hannah Till, a BJU college student, taught the children. David and Ana Lee Heckart, serving in Marshalltown, IA, taught the teens and led the music. Herb and Wanda Taylor of Baptist Church Planters plan this ministry every year and they were very encouraged by the turnout and

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Men’s Retreat Recap

Sweet Fellowship, Straight Talk About Physical Intimacy, And True Accountability… By David Cotner Sweet Fellowship, Straight Talk About Physical Intimacy, And True Accountability… When asked to describe the most recent Men’s Retreat at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp (IRBC), three concepts floated up fast to the surface of my mind: Sweet Fellowship. Straight Talk About Physical Intimacy. And True Accountability. This, I believe, would accurately sum up this year’s Men’s Retreat at IRBC. Let me explain…

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Missionary Baptist Welcomes Pastor Brian Johnson

Missionary Baptist Church, Carlisle, Iowa would like to introduce our new Pastor, Rev. Brian Johnson and his wife Patty.  The Johnsons come to us from Algona, Iowa, where he was formerly the pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church.  Pastor Johnson’s first day in the MBC pulpit will be August 13. You are invited to join us at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 24, for Pastor Johnson’s installation service.

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