All posts by "KaylaRinker"

November 14, 2014

This year’s keynote speaker was Sharon Yeats, wife of John Yeats, the executive director of the MBC. She talked mostly about her life since she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Internal Melanoma. "When I found out it was Stage 3 Melanoma,...

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November 11, 2014

Though her heart and mind were lifted up to the Lord in worship, Amelia Holder’s ears couldn’t help but appreciate the sweet notes that filled the Grand Ballroom at Tan-Tar-A Resort. “Oh my goodness, I couldn’t stop listening to her,” she...

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October 7, 2014

DIAMOND – To put it kindly, the horse had a bit of an ugly personality. But Horse Whisperer James Frazier knew that the horse’s heart, head and feet would connect as directorship and respect are established. Through gentle pressure and...

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September 1, 2014

It was the first time she had truly been alone with her thoughts since their mission team arrived in Moldova, and Jamie Jackson couldn’t stop crying. When orphaned children reach a certain age, they are required to leave the orphanage...

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August 29, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran – Christian persecution and yes, genocide, is real in the world today, and Naghmeh Abedini is calling out to the body of Christ to pray. Sept. 26 will mark two long years since her husband and American pastor,...

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July 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY – When vacant houses are widespread in a community, it’s detrimental to that community. Empty houses breed vandalism, prostitution, drug activity and other bad elements to an otherwise nice neighborhood. “We saw the vacant house epidemic and knew...

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April 28, 2014

After almost a year of prayer and seeking God’s will and promises through Scripture, Amber Rust was ready to proceed with the next steps of the adoption. But her husband, Tyler, still wasn’t sure. Tyler’s reasoning and God’s calling weren’t in...

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March 12, 2014

Crouse has been named a “Woman of the Year” three times, has been an official United States delegate to the United Nations twice and served as a presidential speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. She will be a featured speaker...

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February 17, 2014

When God reveals a need, the church is called to action. At least, that’s what the people at Glenstone Baptist Church believe. In 2005 a study was done showing that a significant population of Filipino-Americans had moved into the Springfield...

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September 5, 2013

Ministry helps some find God’s forgiveness GRAIN VALLEY – Her hands shook and her eyes filled with tears as she spoke about the loss she had felt since she had the abortion. Her husband, standing behind her, agreed to attend...

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July 22, 2013

DIAMOND – Early, before the summer humidity takes hold, Noah Brown, 96, is out in his workshop tinkering with his latest project. His wife Thelma, 97, knows he needs the daily activity and besides, his piddling gets him out of...

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June 30, 2013

BOLIVAR – Like many preachers’ kids, Roy Reed, 54, doesn’t have a life-altering transformation story surrounding the moment of his salvation. “And Satan has used every bit of that to his advantage, too,” Reed, a member of the Executive Board...

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June 9, 2013

BRANSON – Still wearing the casual business attire he wore for an earlier meeting, Chris Myer, vice president of marketing for Branson’s acclaimed Myer Hotels, made his way down the aisle of the crowded airplane. He heaved his computer bag...

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May 21, 2013

MORLEY— Handprints and footprints of all sizes fill one of the central walls inside Morley Baptist Church. Pastor David Thompson said the prints, which belong to members of his congregation, serve as a reminder of both the church body’s collective...

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March 4, 2013

GREENFIELD — Sunlight broke through the clouds, reflecting off the chrome of motorcycles arrayed outside Main Street Baptist Church that October day. Harley-Davidsons, Hondas, Kawasaki sport bikes and Yamaha cruisers were primed, their owners ready to show their love and...

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February 28, 2013

UNION — After filing suit against the Franklin County Commission last summer for declaring that prayers offered before meetings instituted a government-forced religion, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now withdrawn legal action to stop these invocations. “I think...

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January 22, 2013

WENTZVILLE — It started as a vision and a desire to build a community of believers in his new hometown of Wentzville. Now, four years later, Pastor Jason Zellmer, or “Jay Z,” as his congregation affectionately calls him, has witnessed...

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