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Partners, November 2018

FEATURE PHOTO (above): Students from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., pray during a mission trip to help after Hurricane Florence. Two dozen students and an adult chaperone traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to clear debris and hand out supplies. “We came to shine our lights, so that others may see our good works and glorify God,” said Andrew Lopez, who joined the trip organized by the social club Chi Beta Chi.



TUCSON, Ariz. — Ambassadors 4 Christ, the campus ministry at the University of Arizona, organized a recent Vacation Bible School and barbecue for refugee families.

Students and ministry supporters played games with children and made “many-colored” bracelets and crafts as a reminder of how God took care of Joseph, associate campus minister Jessica Knapp said.

Thirty-four volunteers helped, and about 150 refugees attended.

“If we love others, we should serve them — in particular people who are strangers to the place we call home,” campus minister Jesse Warren said. “Putting on a barbecue for refugees fits perfectly both with our mission to reach the campus and the biblical teaching to care for our neighbors.”



LUBBOCK, Texas  Tim Burow has been named to succeed Truitt Adair as president of Sunset.

Burow, a U.S. Army veteran and Sunset graduate, has served for eight years as the institute’s dean of international studies.

“We are thrilled that the Lord has guided our search for the right man to lead the next chapter of this global ministry,” said Bob Crockett, chairman of Sunset’s board.

Tim Burow will be the next president of Sunset International Bible Institute.

Burow will be the third president in Sunset’s 56-year history, after founder Cline Paden and Truitt Adair, who has served in that role for 25 years. Adair will continue as president through the current school year, working to equip Burow to take over in August 2019.

“It’s been my honor to witness and serve under Truitt’s godly leadership,” Burow said, “and I am humbled to take the mantle of leadership at this time in our world and in the church today.”



NORCROSS, Ga.  Interstate 85 at Indian Trail Road has been named the Jesse Long Interchange in honor of Greater Atlanta Christian’s late founder.

In the early 1960s, Long broke ground in a rural part of southern Gwinnett County and worked to build his dream — the school.

A half-mile from the interchange, Greater Atlanta Christian now serves 1,600 students on an 88-acre campus.


Alison Brown performs at the festival.

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — The recent seventh annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival featured Grammy winners, television pesonalities, servant-hearted volunteers and delicious food for nearly 700 guests, organizers said.

The fundraiser included headliner and Grammy winner Alison Brown. Multiple Grammy winner Bobby Hicks received the festival’s first Legend of Bluegrass award. His daughter, Melissa Holland, the festival’s general volunteer director and a member of the North Raleigh Church of Christ, joined him on stage.

Tim White, host of the long-running “Song of the Mountains” program on PBS, received the festival’s first Friend of the Festival award.

“We’re raising money so we can send another kid to camp, and we do so through the festival so we can share Christ in yet another setting,” said Greg Brewer, festival chairman and Wilkesboro Church of Christ deacon.

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