Special Update – Russ Farrell

Retired pastor Russ Farrell entered heaven on February 8, 2018 after being diagnosed with bone cancer in January. Russ accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1938 at the age of 10 at Grandview Park Baptist Church. He committed his life to Christ in 1949 and graduated from Omaha Baptist Bible College in 1957. Russ, along with his wife, Merilyn, served the Lord in a variety of capacities including as Pastor at Adelphi

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Special Update-Russ Farrell

Retired pastor Russ Farrell (pictured at left with his son, Pastor Doug Farrell) fell at his home last Monday and was taken to Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. He remains hospitalized there and has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer. Pastor Farrell and his wife, Merilyn, have served the Lord, and IARBC churches, faithfully in various capacities for many years. Please pray for Russ, Merilyn, and for their family during this difficult time. As

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Special Update-Micah Hartwig

Here is an update from the Hartwigs from 1/4/18.  Please continue to be in prayer for Micah and his family.  What a day. Because we had concerns about Micah’s eye, the doctor was able to see him today. Then he had a MRI (his third one in the last month). The results showed us what we thought. The tumor has continued to grow rapidly. His vision is affected and the health of his eye compromised.

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Special Update: Judy Merchant

Judy Merchant, wife of retired pastor Rev. Dan Merchant, passed away on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 following a long battle with cancer. The Merchants served at Cedar Street Baptist Church in Tipton prior to retiring to Dysart after Judy was diagnosed with cancer. During her life of service to the Lord, Judy particularly enjoyed women’s and children’s ministries. A visitation will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Dysart from 4:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, December

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