Across Iowa 3/13/18

Dear IARBC family, “The IARBC (Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches) works together to carry out the Great Commission and to stimulate Biblically effective ministries.” The above is the Mission Statement of the IARBC. Each element is important: *The Great Commission-making disciples of Jesus Christ by going, baptizing and teaching until the end of the age). *Biblically effective ministries in and among our churches. *Working together. I have found that there are many examples in

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Across Iowa 1/30/18

Dear IARBC Family, Pastor Cletis Leverett knocked on our door in Ketchikan, Alaska over 36 years ago. I was a civil engineer at the time and had been working for a contractor on a hydroelectric powerhouse project along the Columbia River in Washington State for a couple of years. The company I worked for won the bid for a hydroelectric powerhouse project in Ketchikan so we were transferred there and joined the rest of the

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Across Iowa 12/29/17

Happy New Year to our IARBC Family, I am sitting in our family room, looking outside past our Christmas tree. A light snow is falling on a blanket of snow from earlier in the week. It is cold, but the wind is light (a nice change) making the dry snow swirl before it gently lands on the ground. It is absolutely beautiful. I no longer dream of a white Christmas, and I am very happy

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Across Iowa 12/22/17

  Merry Christmas to our IARBC family, Every year Sandy & I send out a good number of Christmas cards. It is a pretty big project and it takes a bit of time to complete. But we like doing it as it is one way of staying connected with many of the people that the Lord has brought into our lives. And it reminds us that life and ministry is about people. That was the

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Across Iowa 12/19/17

Dear IARBC Family, I just finished reading 2 Corinthians and have moved on to the book of Galatians. For my personal Bible reading I have been using a “larger” print Bible that was given to me by my family for my 60th birthday, almost three years ago. I love the Bible and I love this Bible. Inside the front cover are all the birthday greetings from Sandy, our children, their spouses, and our grandkiddos. I

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Across Iowa 12/9/17

Dear IARBC family, Our camper was winterized and lovingly tucked away for the winter early in November. It has served us well for another year in ministry and for personal time away.  We towed it over 2500 miles without incident and truly enjoyed our home away from home. It is always a little sad to stow it but life has its seasons and that is OK. We look forward to the next camping season, Lord

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