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Christian Bible Teacher
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 [email protected].
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
(WV) church of Christ. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
October 30 - November 2, 2000:
Make plans to attend the upcoming West
Virginia School of Preaching lectureship this fall. The program
is hosted by the Hillview Terrace church of Christ in Moundsville, WV.
Stay tuned for more info. Call toll free at (888) 418-4573.
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 [email protected].
Christians Lose Homes in New Mexico Fire: (May
16, 2000, LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO)–At least eight families from the churches
of Christ in Los Alamos, New Mexico, have lost their homes and virtually
all their worldly possessions as a result of the devastating forest fires
that have destroyed more than 40,000 acres in Northern New Mexico since
May 10th. At that time, the National Park Service initiated a prescribed
burn in the Bandelier National Park which quickly raged out of control
due to high winds and extremely dry conditions. Two hundred and thirty-nine
housing units have been reduced to ashes. Because many of these were
multi-family structures, estimates are that 405 families have been burned
Parts of Los Alamos are still under evacuation
orders, but the most recent information is that the fires destroyed the
homes of eight families from the two Los Alamos congregations. The
victims include an elder and his wife, the elderly parents of two members,
a college-aged member, three young couples and their children, and the
son of one of the congregation’s ministers of more than 20 years.
Some of these people escaped the fast-moving fire with only the clothes
on their backs. Many residents will be returning to homes that have
been heavily damaged by smoke or scorched but left standing.
While New Mexico and Texas churches have been
quick to respond with generous donations of food for fire victims, the
greatest need remains for temporary housing and emergency funds to meet
immediate living expenses. Insurance and government assistance simply
will not cover all of the near-term expenses or replacement costs the fire
victims are facing.
Contributions are being sought to help those displaced
by the fire. Contributions may be sent to: The Los Alamos Church of Christ,
2323 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 and marked “fire relief
fund.” For further information or questions, please contact Bill McKerley,
an elder at the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Telephone: 505-672-1067,
or E-mail: [email protected].
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.
Preacher Dying of Cancer Needs Help:
Steve Fishel and his wife Regina are in need of help financially.
Steve is a gospel preacher. He has been working secular work (driving
a truck) for about five years and preaching at a very small congregation
(Macedonia) outside Sharon, Tennessee. Steve was diagnosed with colon
cancer about six weeks ago. Following surgery he was told the cancer
could not be removed and he had about six months to live. Since that
time another doctor gave him a little hope that with treatments he would
have another one or two to live. Steve has insurance to help with
the cost of his treatments but he can no longer work his secular job, therefore
the cost of his insurance has increased from $80 per month to $600 per
month. Regina continues to work at a Nursing Home and care
for Steve. Could you help? The elders of the Gardner church
of Christ have agreed to oversee any funds sent. You can mail your
contribution to Gardner church of Christ, c/o Reed Exum,114 Dodd, Martin,
TN 38237. Please remember this family in your prayers. In His
Service Larry Powers Gardner church of Christ
Update from Emily (Fishel) Grubb: Dad went for his third
chemotherapy treatment on Monday (5/22) and was unable to take it as his
blood count was too low. Yesterday (5/23), he had a blood transfusion.
From what the doctors said on Monday, the chemotherapy is killing him faster
than the cancer. Next week, he may opt to discontinue the chemotherapy.
If and when he does, he has 4-8 weeks left with us, maximum, because his
liver will fail entirely. He and Mom are making final arrangements
and funeral plans at this point in time. Please continue to remember
Dad and the rest of us as we struggle through this difficult time.
John, please forward this on and thank you in advance. Love,
Emily, Andrew and Meghan