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Nebraska team wins largest-ever National Junior Bible Quiz Festival

Fri, 25 Jun 2004 - 11:40 AM CST

More than 900 quizzers, coaches, officials, and Junior Bible Quiz fans representing 73 JBQ teams from around the nation gathered at Calvary Church (A/G) in Naperville, Illinois, for the record-setting 19th annual National Junior Bible Quiz Festival held June 10-12.

The 2004 National JBQ Festival was the largest JBQ festival ever as it assembled over 370 quizzers and more than 290 coaches and officials. This year, Glad Tidings (A/G) J.C.'s Kids of Omaha, Nebraska, quizzed its way to the championship. However, First Assembly of God of Goldsboro, North Carolina, claimed the second- and third-place positions with its teams, First A/G Blitz and First A/G Refs.

In JBQ quizzing, quiz teams try to "buzz in" with the correct answers to questions drawn from the "Bible Fact-Pak." The cards in the pack list 576 questions and answers drawn from the Bible and are in varying degrees of difficulty.

"It was great to see over 900 quizzers, coaches, officials, and Junior Bible Quiz fans come together for this exciting event," says Aldin Tinsley, national JBQ coordinator. "Quizzers frequently demonstrated what they learned in Junior Bible Quiz was not just head knowledge, but a heart experience by showing a Christlike spirit to the others."

The top three individual quizzers were Mark Petry of Calvary Church (A/G), Naperville, Illinois; MacKenzie Newman of Central Assembly, Superior, Wisconsin; and Courtney Olson of Emmanuel Christian Center (A/G), Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"We want to congratulate all the teams and quizzers for their outstanding performances," Tinsley says. "Of the thousands of JBQ teams across the nation, these young people represent the best of JBQ -- just making it to the national tournament is quite the accomplishment."

Plans are well underway for the 2005 National Junior Bible Quiz Festival. The 20th anniversary celebration event has already been scheduled for Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Naperville, Illinois.

For more information about JBQ, see its Web site at <http://nationaljbq.org/>.


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More than 900 quizzers, coaches, officials, and Junior Bible Quiz fans representing 73 JBQ teams from around the nation gathered at Calvary Church (A/G) in Naperville, Illinois, for the record-setting 19th annual National Junior Bible Quiz Festival held June 10-12.

The 2004 National JBQ Festival was the largest JBQ festival ever as it assembled over 370 quizzers and more than 290 coaches and officials. This year, Glad Tidings (A/G) J.C.'s Kids of Omaha, Nebraska, quizzed its way to the championship. However, First Assembly of God of Goldsboro, North Carolina, claimed the second- and third-place positions with its teams, First A/G Blitz and First A/G Refs.

In JBQ quizzing, quiz teams try to "buzz in" with the correct answers to questions drawn from the "Bible Fact-Pak." The cards in the pack list 576 questions and answers drawn from the Bible and are in varying degrees of difficulty.

"It was great to see over 900 quizzers, coaches, officials, and Junior Bible Quiz fans come together for this exciting event," says Aldin Tinsley, national JBQ coordinator. "Quizzers frequently demonstrated what they learned in Junior Bible Quiz was not just head knowledge, but a heart experience by showing a Christlike spirit to the others."

The top three individual quizzers were Mark Petry of Calvary Church (A/G), Naperville, Illinois; MacKenzie Newman of Central Assembly, Superior, Wisconsin; and Courtney Olson of Emmanuel Christian Center (A/G), Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"We want to congratulate all the teams and quizzers for their outstanding performances," Tinsley says. "Of the thousands of JBQ teams across the nation, these young people represent the best of JBQ -- just making it to the national tournament is quite the accomplishment."

Plans are well underway for the 2005 National Junior Bible Quiz Festival. The 20th anniversary celebration event has already been scheduled for Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Naperville, Illinois.

For more information about JBQ, see its Web site at <http://nationaljbq.org/>.


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Overseas AG Members Suffer in Headline Tragedies

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 - 11:02 AM CST

Over the last few days, Assemblies of God personnel have made several reports of AG families being caught in harm's way and tragedy resulting.

Late last week, AG workers in the Middle East reported two young brothers from the Lighthouse School in Gaza were killed when a missile from an F-16 jet fighter hit their home.

In Iraq, increasing chaos surrounds believers as a militant group known as the Islamic State (previously known as ISIS) tightens its grip in and around the city of Mosul. All Christians have been ordered to leave the city (leaving all of their property behind) or be executed.

Reports are that many fleeing families were stopped at checkpoints and stripped of money and personal possessions. It is believed most Christian families have now fled Mosul.

Then, over the weekend, Dutch officials released the names of passengers from the Netherlands who were aboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was reportedly shot down over the Ukraine, with no survivors.

Among the passengers were Arnoud Huizen, his wife, and their 2-year-old daughter. Arnoud was a former student at Azusa Theological Seminary in Amsterdam. He worked with Chi Alpha at Free University in Amsterdam and did an internship with Teen Challenge.

Tim Southerland, area director of Northwestern Europe, states, "Arnoud was a diligent student who loved the Lord. His death is a great loss to the Dutch Assemblies of God and also among the missionary family who knew and loved him."

Two women from AG churches in Indonesia were also killed.

"Our hearts go out to families and individuals who are suffering in the collateral damage of the civil conflicts taking place throughout the world," says AG General Superintendent George O. Wood. "These trying times afford a challenge to the church of Jesus Christ to offer comfort to the suffering and convey the compassion, love and message of Christ wherever we can."

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Authors: Randy Hurst

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