Month: February 2023

Youth Adventureland Rally Survey

We are asking the churches in our association to fill out a quick survey about the Adventureland Rally for these reasons:
  • Rising Costs
  • New management asking for a $500 rental fee for the Palace Theater
  • Scheduling conflicts
  • Decline in attendance 

Click here to take the survey!

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

Eldon Pals with the Lord

Eldon H. Pals passed away on February 3rd at the age of 90. He was a graduate of OBBI (Omaha Baptist Bible Institute) and he pastored 5 churches, including 4 IARBC churches (New Hartford, Bloomfield, Forest City, & Monroe). Eldon also served on several boards including Denver Baptist Bible College, Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches Council of 10, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, and as President of the ACCC (American Council of Christian Churches). He was a good friend, dear brother, and a faithful pastor. We thank the Lord for his life and ministry! Please pray for the family and those touched by his home going.

Funeral details are as follows:
Visitation-Friday, February 17 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Ankeny Baptist Church
Funeral-Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 am at Ankeny Baptist Church

A full obituary is available here.

Jeff & Becky Holub-Bibles International

Why not teach them English and give them English Bibles?

That question will be answered if you invite the Holub’s to your church to tell their Bible translation journey and inform you of the ministry of Bibles International, the Bible translation arm of Baptist Mid-Missions. Jeff and Becky are not seeking support for themselves since they are technically retired. They do seek the adoption of partial or whole translation projects by churches and individuals and they want to interest the next generation in literacy, linguistics, and translation consulting ministry. Reach them at 515-250-4081 or

The Holub’s also plan to be present at the upcoming IARBC Annual Conference at CrossRoad Baptist Church in Ames (April 24-25).