Nov 2016

Stories from Nov 2016 issue of Portraits.

Praising God at Queen Valley

By Lonna Garai It's hard to believe that a year ago on Nov. 9, 2015, we gathered for our first meeting as a pastor selection committee. We were advised that it would take a year or two to accomplish this...

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Disaster Relief serves in Baton Rouge

By Irene Harkleroad Fourteen days after Louisiana's worst flood damaged or destroyed 14,000 homes and covered Baton Rouge with several feet of water, Arizona Southern Baptists were there to offer help, healing and hope. The first Arizona Southern Baptist Disaster Relief...

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Elevate Summit: Challenge to innovate

By Charles W. Short Churches run on patterns. A Bible study on this night, a prayer meeting on that morning, put the offering at this point in the service and plan the Christmas program in the fall. If you run...

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McDonald to retire early

Mitch McDonald, missions facilitator with the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, announced recently that he will take early retirement at the end of the year. "Arizona Southern Baptists owe a debt of gratitude to Mitch for 20 years of faithful service...

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