Micah Hartwig Update

The following is an update on Micah from Pastor Ben. Please be in prayer for their family.   On October 9th, we found out that our 10 year old son Micah’s cancer had returned. A small tumor is growing in the same location around his left eye. We really thought that this cancer was behind us, but now we have to face this for the third time. Life hadn’t quite returned to normal from the

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Ordination for Pastor Chris Humburg

An Ordination Council for Pastor Chris Humburg will be held on October 14th, beginning at 9:00 AM, at Altoona Regular Baptist Church. Should the candidate pass the examination, a service is planned for Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM, at the church. Pastor Bob Fields and Pastor Gary Gonerman will be speaking, and a meal will follow. Guests are welcome to attend. Please help us prepare by contacting us at 515-967-2434 or church@altoonarbc.org.

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Seminary Food Shower

Dear Pastor, Greetings from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary where another academic year has started! Once again, we are preparing for the annual Thanksgiving food shower for our seminary students.  Many churches have participated in past years, and our students were blessed by the generous donations of food and grocery store gift cards. We would like to invite your church to participate this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage our students and help provide

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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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