Gospel Gazette, Bible Articles

 
Vol. 2, No. 7 Page 18 July 2000

Gospel Gazette, Bible Articles

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July 14-16, 2000: "Evolution Vs. Creation: Examine the Facts," hosted by the Saint Albans, WV church of Christ, 601 Washington Street, St. Albans, WV; (304) 727-0761. The speaker is Bert Thompson of Apologetics Press.

August 11-15, 2000: The 55th Ohio Valley Lectureship will be hosted by the Chester church of Christ, 201 Virginia Ave., Chester, WV 26034; (304) 387-1030. The keynote speaker will be Bert Thompson of Apologetics Press.

August 13-17, 2000: Power Lectures, theme: "The Parables of Jesus Christ," hosted by the Southaven church of Christ, 1483 Brookhaven Drive, Southaven, MS 38671. Contact B.J. Clarke for more information at (662) 393-2690 or southavencoc@vantek.net.

August 27-30, 2000: Second Annual North Central Ohio Bible Lectureship, theme: "God Is The Fountain," hosted by the Church of Christ, 5075 Toledo Road, Lorain, OH 44055. Contact Bob Eddy for more information at (440) 233-5489.

September 17-20, 2000:  The first West Virginia Christian Lectureship will be hosted by the Mannington church of Christ, 706 East Main Street, P.O. Box 107, Mannington, WV 26582; (304) 986-2924..  Theme: "Thus Saith the Lord." The keynote speaker is Winford Claiborne.

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November 10-12, 2000: The eighth annual Truth for the World Mission Forum will be hosted by the Duluth church of Christ, 3239 Highway 120 in Duluth, Georgia. Speakers include: Perry Cotham, Cy Stafford, Charlie DiPalma, Roger Campbell, Rod Rutherford, Skip Andrews and Gary Young. Write TRUTH FOR THE WORLD, P.O. Box 5048, Duluth, GA 30096-0065 or call (770) 622-1525 or email tftw@tftw.org.

News Items

Gospel on Zambia Television: About four years ago, the Truth for the World television program began spreading the Gospel on the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation. The response was almost immediate and is continuous. When we negotiated a new contract last year, we changed our time slot from Sunday morning to Sunday evening in their prime time. This was done at the request of many of the Christians in Zambia who could not watch the program because on Sunday mornings they were assembling with the saints to worship. An added benefit to the new time slot is that during the soccer season, Truth for the World follows the national soccer broadcast. This is like following the weekly NFL broadcast here in America. Another advantage we have in broadcasting in Zambia is the strong network of sound, mature brethren we can call on to visit, teach, and baptize those who hear the truth on television. Ed and Lina Crookshank of the Truth for the World staff served as missionaries in Zambia for 16 years. Rod and Brenda Rutherford served in Zambia for 7 years. The ties they made then and have continued since through yearly campaigns make it possible for us to be sure that sound brethren will do the follow-up. All of these factors together make Zambia one of the best opportunities for winning souls to Christ of anywhere in the world! On June 26, 2000, Ed, Rod, and Dave Amos will be going back to Zambia for a month long campaign. During their stay in Zambia they will need to negotiate a new contract for the upcoming broadcast year. If possible, we need to have the money for the next year in hand before they go. To continue preaching the Gospel on ZNBC next year will cost approximately $1800 per month. While this is a considerable sum, it is very low compared to the cost of television time in America. This is $1800 per month to reach a potential audience of 5,600,000. This works out to less than $.03 per person per month. In concrete terms, this means we can reach 300 people for less than $.03 per month! We presently have $370 per month coming in for the Zambia TV program. We are hoping this will continue next year. If it does, we will require an additional $1430 per month to keep the program on. We need twelve individuals or churches to step forward financially and pay for at least one month of programming. While many may not be able to pay for the entire year’s cost of keeping the program on, most congregations and many individuals can pay for a single month. Brethren, I ask you to search your heart first, and then your bank account. Opportunities such as this are rare and far too valuable to let slip by. If you are willing to help, please send your check to Truth for the World, P.O. Box 5048, Duluth, GA 30096-0065. In the memo line, please write “ Zambia-TV.” Please allow me to thank each of you for prayerfully considering this need. As John prayed for Gaius, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 2). Paul Meacham, Jr.


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