Jul
9
2016

The old joke goes like this, “What is the difference between a Presbyterian and a Baptist? Answer – The Presbyterian will wave at you in the liquor store.” There is a lot of truth in that old bromide. Baptists have traditionally been opposed to the consumption of alcohol. Some have enjoyed a brewsky from time […]

May
31
2016

  Beryle and Elouise Lovelace have enjoyed a full and rewarding life, marriage and Christian ministry. Both were raised as preacher’s kids, but neither ever dreamed of becoming a missionary to Japan for twenty-nine years. Beryle says of the days of ministry spent in Japan, “It’s a beautiful part of our life.” Elouise grew up […]

Apr
21
2016

Russ Bare and his wife, Kyleen, spent a total of twenty years as Christian missionaries in South America. After the first seven years in Venezuela, Russ’ father became very ill and they returned to the States to help care for him. Then their youngest daughter came along as an unexpected gift, and they were beginning […]

Apr
13
2016

As a young pastor, Russ Bare says that he was a “cocky, banty rooster type guy and, in my limited vision, I was convinced that I would be the next Billy Graham or W. A. Criswell.” He says he was a gifted preacher. “That’s how God gifted me and I was enjoying it. I had […]

Mar
26
2016

Easter weekend is a special time worldwide as Christians on every continent celebrate this most holy of days for the Christian Church. Music, choirs, color, parades and pageantry are all a part of the Easter remembrance services. I thought it would be fun to collect a few examples of how various countries and cultures celebrate […]