Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 Week of Prayer for International Missions and Lottie Moon Offering
This Year's Theme for this year's is

The prayer needs addressed during the week of prayer (December 2-9) includes Asia and Africa and Believers facing persecution.  These areas include China and the prayer needs there.

Jon Gilbert, Senior Adult Minister at East Side Baptist Church, has been involved in ministry to China for several years, and he has volunteered to be available to churches to speak on the needs in China.  He has week nights and some Sunday evenings available to speak to your church.

You can reach him by calling East Side Baptist Church at 870-425-3689 or by email at .

Lone Rock Dedicates New Auditorium

Lone Rock Auditorium and Baptistry

Pastor Doug Huskey

Pastor Doug Huskey announces that Lone Rock Baptist Church has moved into their new auditorium and on November 4, 2012, they will have a dedication service at their 10:50 AM service. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Launch of the Baxter County Call

All are invited
East Side Baptist Church
Mountain Home, AR
Sunday, November 4th
3-5 pm

Who We Are

An exciting Foster Care Church Initiative has rapidly emerged as churches are joining together with an unprecedented level of support from the top levels of leadership of the Arkansas DHHS’ Division of Children and Family Services.  This Christian non-profit is named The CALL -- Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime -- because of God's call on the Church: "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..." James 1:27.

Why did we form? There is a desperate need for more foster, adoptive and respite care homes for children in the Arkansas foster care system.For instance, there are about 7,000 children in foster care in Arkansas within a year, and there are only about 950 foster families available to care for those children!  Plus, there are over 500 children and teens available for adoption through foster care in our state. Those numbers alone are an indication that this situation is in crisis. We must find more loving homes for these hurting children.

Our Mission
To educate, equip and encourage the Christian community to provide a future and a hope for the children in foster care.

Our Vision
To have no waiting children in Arkansas foster care, but instead to have waiting, Christian families ready to take them in!

This is truly a God-sized vision. God is moving as things continue to fall into place quickly and barriers from the past have been overcome. It is nothing short of miraculous!! It is obvious that He wants these hurting children cared for…now.  As Christian families responded to "The CALL" in Pulaski County, this model is now being applied in various counties statewide across Arkansas!

The CALL is unique because it provides the opportunity for prospective foster, adoptive, and respite care parents to go through state-approved training WITHIN a church setting. They will have an automatic “support group” as they go through training with other Christians. Plus, The CALL will walk them through every step in the process, easing the burden on these prospective foster and adoptive parents. We have a church liaison within the state agency who will help in making sure these homes are opened in a timely manner. Then, once they have invited a child into their home, The C.A.L.L. encourages support from their local church family.
 Your prayers are greatly needed for this initiative -- that God will move in the hearts of His people to step out in faith and care for the hurting children in foster care. It is clear from James 1:27 that He calls us, as His followers, to reach out to them in love.


God does not call every Christian to serve as a foster or adoptive parent, but He does call each of us to care for the orphans in our community in some way. The CALL encourages you to use your gifts and talents to serve children in the foster care in our county.
·         Organize a prayer vigil
·         Get your church involved- hold an information meeting and/or have a steering committee member speak of the need at your church
·         Volunteer to conduct home studies
·         Support your local CALL with a tax-deductible gift

Local statistics: Around 35 children in foster care in Baxter County and we have only FIVE foster families. That means around 86% of OUR kids are being sent out of county to receive care! It is TIME for the church to step up and meet the needs HE has called us to meet!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Simulcast Coming Soon!


Saturday, September 15, 2012
East Side Baptist Church
718 East 9th Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653

Doors open at 7:45  
Simulcast Hours: 8:30 - 3:15
Ticket cost - $25 (includes lunch & snacks)

Tickets may be purchased at:
East Side Baptist Church (870) 425-3689
Sponsored by: ESBC Women's Ministry
Please Note: Childcare will not be provided!

Our prayer for this event is that women would be challenged by God’s Word and transformed by a personal relationship with Christ that impacts their families, churches, and communities for His glory. And long after the Living Proof Live Simulcast has ended, they would be able to say: “I AM LIVING PROOF!” 

Click HERE for more information about the 2012 Simulcast.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Martin's at Mountain Home Baptist Church

The Martins
Appearing in Concert
Mountain Home Baptist Church
1960 Glenbriar
Mountain Home, AR
June 2 @ 7:00 P.M.

Benefit Concert for Dr. Tommy and Susan Cunningham
(A Love Offering Will be taken to help offset the Cunningham’s medical expense)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 Wild Game Feast

Men and Boys of WRBA, get your tickets soon to attend the 2012 Wild Game Feast that will be held on March 17 at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home.

Jimmy Houston, champion bass fisherman and TV personality will be the featured speaker. The poster above gives a lot of details, and there are phone numbers to gain more information.

Don't miss this great opportunity for fellowship, fun, and food, along with a great testimony from Jimmy.

Hope to see you there!                                                        (Click HERE to view a full sized poster.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Making It Work Conference 2012

The accompanying poster is to remind you of the upcoming Making It Work Conference planned to assist churches and individuals in their personal growth as leaders and servants within the churches of our area. Click on the Title of this posting or click Here to view a full size poster.

Note that the conference will be held at East Side Baptist Church on Monday, February 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Reservations are not necessary, and there are sessions offered for most anyone in your church, 

and every church can benefit from having members attend sessions of the Making It Work Conference 2012.

If you have questions, contact us at 870-453-2575.