FATHER’S DAY 2021

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It was the peppery Erma Bombeck who once said of her father, “I never knew what to do with the daddy doll, so I had him say,

‘I’m going off to work now‟; and I put him under the bed.”

One of the most precious things a father can give his child is a solid work ethic. It is vital that a child see his father work hard, honestly, and to take pride in what he does. There is nothing sadder than a child whose father is a deadbeat, a bum, or even worse, dishonest. A child learns responsibility and integrity from such a role model.

But sometimes dads take this too far. They become consumed with their work, and become unavailable to their children, and studies have shown that it is vital for both sons and daughters to develop this relationship with their fathers. A boy learns how to be a man from his father. This goes far beyond the realm of learning how to throw curve balls and attach a lure to a line … it has to do with the son’s view of ethics and integrity, and especially his view of the spiritual.

A girl learns about femininity by using her father as a guideline for what is opposite. If her relationship with her father is distant or strained, the studies say, her marital relationship later in life will be impaired and dysfunctional. It is hard to bond with a moving target.

The Bible speaks frequently and eloquently about the need for fathers to pass their godly life on to their children.

“I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things, things from of old – what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from our children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power and wonders that He has done” (Psalms 78:2-4).

Someone has observed that in state penitentiaries prisoners frequently request “Happy Mother’s Day” cards. They almost never ask for “Happy Father’s Day” cards. I wonder why that would be?

Fathers need to pass on their godly life to their children.

  • Stan Mitchell via Forthright.net
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WEEKLY NEWS, JUNE 20, 2021

ANOTHER STEP TOWARD NORMAL

The elders have decided that the time is right to move a little more toward the way things were in the “good ol‟ days” before COVID-19. With our new mask policy in place, we believe members will be able to spend more time together on Sunday morning as we reinstitute our morning adult Bible class. The Sunday morning adult Bible class will start up on Sunday, July 4th and for the time being we will have just one class in the auditorium. We still have not found a safe way forward concerning children’s classes, so we are asking that all children remain with their parents in the Sunday adult class.

The lessons we have been studying on Wednesday night were originally planned for the Sunday AM class, therefore on July 4th we will simply switch the last few lessons in that series from Wednesday to Sunday. In other words, the class that was scheduled for Wednesday, July 7th, will instead be taught on Sunday, July 4th, etc.

Beginning Wednesday, July 7th, we will have a brand-new study taught by Joe Winnett. Be watching for details about this new study. Thank you for your patience, co-operation and understanding as we take another step back toward what used to be normal.

WEDNESDAY PM BIBLE CLASS

June 23, Lesson 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cary Miller

June 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Video

BEAUTIFUL FOOTPRINTS

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” Romans 10:15

GOSPEL CHARIOT MISSIONS

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Please prayerfully consider the news and opportunities shared here by our brethren with Gospel Chariots Missions in the work in Africa which we have supported for years. For the elders, Ken D

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Hi everyone.

Good news is, some of the chariots are starting to hit the road again, but it is touch and go due to the 3rd wave in Africa. It makes things so uncertain, but God is in Control.

That is the bad news, but there is so much more good news, let me explain. The online and face to face discipleship multiplication training is spreading worldwide and is hard to explain. Please check our daily updates and you will see for yourself. God is Great and we give Him the Glory.

As we head into the summer and into the fund-raising season, we would like to let you all know of some exciting developments.

In our last report I spoke about the underground church movement that we are working on and I want to let you know that it is happening, even so that we cannot post photos and share on our websites. Muslims are turning to God and it is our African brethren leading the way through our 4 fields discipleship training and house to house, family to family outreach.

To speed the process up, later this month we will be flying approximately 20 Christians, scattered around Muslim North African countries, to Benin, West Africa for 10 days of 4 fields discipleship multiplication training. That will set the stage for the multiplication of disciples and for us to do it again and again as we equip and release back into the underground harvest field in Muslim dominated countries. FOR US TO DO THIS WE NEED FUNDS AS WE BRING IN AND RELEASE BACK INTO THESE COUNTRIES AND IT IS NOT JUST NORTH AFRICA WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING BIG AND IT‟S EXCITING. THAT SAID. WE ARE BLESSED TO SHARE THIS GOOD NEWS WITH YOU ALL.

MATCHING FUNDS

  1. We have a brother with a trust in the US who has offered to give $100,000 matching funds towards the training up of disciples in Africa and taking it worldwide as well. We now need supporters to help match this before year end…….PLEASE HELP.
  2. We also still have our brother and sister waiting to give a matching fund of $75,000 for the new undercover Gospel Chariot in West Africa for predominantly Muslim countries.
    PLEASE CONTINUE SUPPORTING US AND PLEASE CONSIDER A ONE TIME TOWARDS THESE MATCHING FUNDS. I have never been so excited and so optimistic about missions in my life. See below what God is doing during the most trying year of COVID.
    Check out our DAILY UPDATES on our websites and Facebook pages. Every day there is multiple updates of what God is doing through you all.
    To God be the Glory. George Funk
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YOU SURE ARE MEAN TO THOSE THAT LOVE YOU

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Madge Wallace hated Harry Truman. Well, it was said she didn’t care much for anyone in Independence, Missouri, but she seemed to really have it in for Harry. To her, he was just a “filthy farm boy.” Early on, she might have had a point.

Harry lost his family farm and failed at two different businesses until he finally found his place in politics. But that wasn’t good enough in the eyes of Madge. As a senator, she constantly criticized him, as vice president she scorned him. Even when he was elevated to the Presidency after Roosevelt’s death people close to her said: “It galls her to see him in the White House running the country.”

When Truman famously fired MacArthur she ranted: “Imagine a captain from the National Guard telling off a West Point general! Why didn’t he let General MacArthur run the Korean War in his own way?” When Truman ran against Governor Thomas Dewey in 1948, Madge stood firmly behind his opponent. “Why would Harry run against that nice Mr. Dewey?” she wondered aloud, “I know dozens of men better qualified to be in Mr. Truman’s place in the White House.”

That was pretty bad criticism, considering Harry was supporting Madge and she was living in his home since he came to Washington. Why would Harry do that for his biggest critic? Well, Madge Wallace was Harry Truman’s mother-in-law!!!

The people closest to us can sometimes be our biggest detractors. Those that should support us, are the ones that can nip at our heels the most. It might be that way, and unfortunately so, in our families but it should never be that way in our church family!

Jude says grumbling, and fault finding are ungodly ways (Jude 15-16). Paul tells us that we are to encourage and build up one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11), not tear each other down (Ephesians 4:29). Jesus warns us not to unfairly judge our brother (John 7:24). Scorn, ridicule, and backbiting are not to be the ways of a Christian.

If you can’t say anything nice, the problem might be you!

Barry Haynes Hope church of Christ Hope, AR

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WEEKLY NEWS, JUNE 13, 2021

ANOTHER STEP TOWARD NORMAL

The elders have decided that the time is right to move a little more the way things were in the “good ol’ days” before COVID-19. With our new mask policy in place, we believe members will be able to spend more time together on Sunday morning as we reinstitute our morning adult Bible class. The Sunday morning adult Bible class will start up on Sunday, July 4th and for the time being we will have just one class in the auditorium. We still have not found a safe way forward concerning children’s classes, so we are asking that all children remain with their parents in the Sunday adult class.

The lessons we have been studying on Wednesday night we originally planned for the Sunday AM class, therefore on July 4th we will simply switch the last few lessons in that series from Wednesday to Sunday. In other words, the class that was scheduled for Wednesday, July 7th, will instead be taught on Sunday, July 4th, etc.

Beginning Wednesday, July 7th, we will have a brand-new study taught by Joe Winnett. Be watching for details about this new study. Thank you for your patience, co-operation and understanding as we take another step back toward what used to be normal.

WEDNESDAY PM BIBLE CLASS

June 16, Lesson 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ken Darnell

June 23, Lesson 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cary Miller

June 30, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Video

BEAUTIFUL FOOTPRINTS

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” Romans 10:15

GOSPEL CHARIOT MISSIONS

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It is a blessing to see Christians sharing the good news of Jesus to those who are without hope. In the following report from our brother Sylvester we can be thankful to see our Christian brethren spreading the hope in the way that they share God’s love with others. Let us pray for and support in the work of the gospel. For the elders, Ken D

Part three of NIGERIAN GOSPEL NEWSLETTER: JANUARY- MARCH 2021

Benevolence Ministries

For the relief of widows, orphans and others in need, we received funds from 10 different sources that amounted to a total of $14,900, and we were able to achieve the following:

Food Relief: We purchases a total of 70 bags of rice and 15 bags of beans. These we further shared into smaller sacks which we distributed to:

i. 10 churches in Akoko-Edo county

ii. 18 churches in Etsako counties

iii. 15 churches in Owan Counties.

iv. Some food went to feed the Vigilantes on both Auchi and Ibillo roads as they risk their lives in trying to keep the roads safe

v. Some drivers at the Auchi/Benin/Onitsha motor parks who help us to transport the boxes of tracts by way bill to other parts of Nigeria

vi. Neighbors and passers bye

Note: All the food distribution go along with packages of tracts and gospel materials

Widows’ Equipment:

Some of the funds also went into the purchase of Equipments for widows. We were able to purchase and give out:

i. 8 Sewing Machines and

ii. 4 Grinding Mills. We also received funds to purchase

iii. 1 New Motorcycle for use in Ugbogbo congregation

New Equipment, supplies, and resources for work:

New Equipment, supplies, and resources for work:

In this quarter, from funds received, we were able to purchase the following equipment for use in the press and for the work of evangelism generally:

  • Two laptops for use in the press
  • 1 laminating machine as well
  • 490 Bibles- 40 Giant Prints, and 450 Regular Print Bibles
  • Reading Glasses
  • 1 new motor bike for the work of evangelism.

Ugbogbo Church Building Expansion Project:

Because of our growing size, we embarked on a project to expand our current hall for worship. This project was started in November of 2020. Now it is nearing completion. We have added 20 feet to the side and 11 feet to the length of the existing building. That is not a small addition.

Thanks and Appreciations to all Our Donors and Supporters: We hereby express our heartfelt appreciations to everyone who have sent money regularly or on a one-time basis to help in any of the ministries we are involved in. We are so thankful that you are standing behind us in these good works. There is very little that we can achieve without your financial support. Therefore, You are our indispensable partners in this souls-saving business!

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MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL

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The story is told of a missionary who once visited a very primitive tribe of people. These people had very little contact with the outside world, and they were totally unfamiliar with many things we take for granted. One of the things they had never before seen was a mirror. The only way they knew what they looked like was the very poor reflection one can sometimes see in the water. One day, the missionary hung a mirror on a tree. The tribe‘s chief happened to walk past the mirror, so he stopped, stood there, and looked at it for quite some time. Then he walked directly to the missionary and asked him to explain. The missionary explained what a mirror was and that it was a reflection of what he looked like. The chief promptly walked back to the mirror, took it off the tree, and smashed it on the ground. The missionary asked him why he broke the mirror to which the chief replied, ―Because the face that was being reflected was ugly.

When I heard that story, I could not help but think that in spite of all our sophistication, we still behave quite primitively at times. God’s word functions as a mirror to our soul. We can look at it and learn exactly what we look like to God and others. Sometimes, the reflection is not very flattering. So we’re left with a choice. Do we try to destroy the mirror? Do we refuse to look in the mirror again? Or do we do what we can to improve the way we look? I know what the tribal chief did, but what do you and I do? Give it some thought.

“Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does (James 1:23-25).

  • Steve Higginbotham Karnes church of Christ, Knoxville, TN
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WEEKLY NEWS, JUNE 6, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS

….to our own Adam Garcia, Jr. (center), of Llano High School who was presented a scholarship on May 13 by the Lambda Nu social organization.

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WEDNESDAY PM BIBLE CLASS

June 9, Lesson 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Futrell

June 16, Lesson 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Darnell

NEW MASK POLICY

The elders have decided that there has been enough improvement in the COVID situation to justify an adjustment to our mask policy. A large percentage of our membership is now vaccinated, and we have seen no cases of COVID-19 being spread in our church assemblies. Therefore, we believe the following adjustments are warranted for all services:

 Masks will still be required to enter and exit our building or while moving about.

 Once you are seated and socially distanced from others, the wearing of the mask will be optional.

 Should you need to get up and move around the building, we ask you to please put your mask back on. Once seated again & distanced you can remove the mask again.

 At the end of services everyone is asked to put the mask back on as we exit the building.

Our hope is that these adjustments will maintain a reasonable level of safety and yet allow us to worship our Lord without the discomfort associated with wearing a mask. Thank you for your cooperation.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTPRINTS

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” Romans 10:15

GOSPEL CHARIOT MISSIONS

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BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

It is a blessing to see Christians sharing the good news of Jesus to those who are without hope. In the following report from our brother Sylvester, we can be thankful to see our Christian brethren spreading the hope that is in them through a very active biblical printing ministry and a World Bible School ministry. Let us pray for and support in the work of the gospel. For the elders, Ken D

Part two of NIGERIAN GOSPEL NEWSLETTER: JANUARY- MARCH 2021

The Print Ministry received wonderful contributions in the quarter. Several first time and anonymous donors sent help with which we were able to achieve the following results:

Highlights of OPM: The Print Ministry

i. 150,000 Total number of booklets produced

ii. 511- Total number of shipments made in the quarter

iii. 59 – Total number of converts recorded in the quarter

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Summary Notes and Comments

1. Our work in the Nigerian Evangelism through the OPM has continued to grow. In this quarter, we have more opportunities for distributing the message of salvation to willing hearers through Volunteer Distribution Agents that we now have in almost all parts of Nigeria. Right now, we have more brothers who have volunteered to help in the work. For example, in Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory, [FCT], we now have two more brothers making a total of 4 who receive materials from me via our Way Bill system and redistributes same. Two of these new agents are helping to forward the boxes of tracts and booklets on to farther northern parts of Nigeria such as Plateau, Taraba, Adamawa and other northern states that represents the core of Islam in Nigeria.

2. We have now fully transitioned into the production of the Basic Bible Lesson Series booklets. These are by far better than the 4- page tracts we have been printing. These series are more acceptable and better in all ways and cheaper than conventional books.

3. In this quarter, we have shipped tracts for uses in evangelism in:

i. Bible schools

ii. Rural and urban evangelism

iii. Prison ministries

v. Cameroon Refugees camp in Ogoja-Northern Cross Rivers state

We are appealing for more donors to help produce more materials for the work of evangelism in Nigeria. Thanks and Appreciations to all Our Donors and Supporters: We hereby express our heartfelt appreciations to everyone who have sent money regularly or on a one time basis to help in any of the ministries we are involved in. We are so thankful that you are standing behind us in these good works. There is very little that we can achieve without your financial support.

Therefore, you are our indispensable partners in this souls-saving business!! Sylvester Imogoh

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL

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While at Disney recently, our kids so enjoyed the “It’s a Small World” ride. If you have never had the “joy” of this, it is a boat trip through various animatronic cultures all singing the same song in different languages. Part of the song goes, “there’s so much that we share that it’s time we’re aware, it’s a small world after all.” Spiritually speaking, there is so much that we share because of Who made us and how He made us (Gen. 1:26-28). Here are some things that make it a “small world after all”:

There is no race or color of skin that is superior to another. Racism is absolutely sinful. In fact, the people that some want to look down on because of race, ethnicity, or social status — the Bible says are our kin because we all come from “one blood” in Adam (Acts 17:26). EVERY soul, “red and yellow, black and white,” is precious in His sight” (2 Pet. 3:9).

There is a common problem that afflicts all of us. It is not cancer, HIV, Alzheimer’s, or any other malady. True, those may afflict, but they are not common to everyone. What is common is sin (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). It is the disease that has been plaguing all humanity since Genesis 3. There is no man-made cure for this universal affliction.

All people of accountable age need the gospel. The gospel is for all. Into our hands the gospel is given. Jesus is God’s one solution for the common problem of humanity. In Jesus Christ, God has delivered the cure for the sin problem of ALL (Jn. 3:16). If every soul is valuable, and if every soul is afflicted with the same disease, and we have the cure for the disease, what should we do (1 Cor. 9:16)?

God loves us all. We ALL are His creation. We ALL are His crowning work of the 6 days He worked. Even if we do not feel of any worth or we have made such a mess of our lives, He does not put our worth in culture, age, race, sex, beauty, girth, or any other thing. He loves us and longs to bless like He has since the beginning (Gen. 1:28; 12:1-4). It truly is a “small world after all.”

Andy Baker, Graeber Road church of Christ Rosenberg, TX

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WEEKLY NEWS, MAY 30, 2021

THANK YOU NOTES

“Thank you so much for your support, prayers, and cards as we mourn our loss.”
Billy Christian
Wanda Christian

From the Thuleen Family:
“Thank you for the prayers, love and support that you have given to us at the time of our loss.”

God bless and our love to all of our Brothers and Sisters.

WEDNESDAY PM BIBLE STUDY
June 2, Lesson 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kynn Maxwell
June 9, Lesson 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Futrell

NEW MASK POLICY
The elders have decided that there has been enough improvement in the COVID situation to justify an adjustment to our mask policy. A large percentage of our membership is now vaccinated, and we have seen no cases of COVID-19 being spread in our church assemblies. Therefore, we believe the following adjustments are warranted for all services:
• Masks will still be required to enter and exit our building or while moving about.
• Once you are seated and socially distanced from others, the wearing of the mask will be optional.
• Should you need to get up and move around the building, we ask you to please put your mask back on. Once seated again & distanced you can remove the mask again.
• At the end of services everyone is asked to put the mask back on as we exit the building.

Our hope is that these adjustments will maintain a reasonable level of safety and yet allow us to worship our Lord without the discomfort associated with wearing a mask. Thank you for your cooperation.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTPRINTS

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” Romans 10:15

GOSPEL CHARIOT MISSIONS

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We have been blessed in the last two years to support Madison Stone, granddaughter of our own Troy and Leana Futrell, in a mission effort in Zambia, East Africa. Her time in Africa has come to an end and she has sent the following note to us. We are thankful to have been partner with her in this effort. Let us keep Madison in our prayers and ask God to bless her future efforts in His kingdom. For the elders, Ken D

The first week in May marked the end of my second school year teaching in Zambia. While there I taught K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. In addition to working with the children of the families on the team, I also taught music, art and science to other children on Fridays.
Just as in America, COVID disrupted the lives of our team and the local people. As a result, I was not able to help out in the areas I had previously thought I would be involved in. God opened other doors while I was in Zambia. I had anticipated working with the nursing students and at the local primary school but was not able because of COVID restrictions. I was, however, able to develop relationships with some of the nursing students outside of school. I also had the opportunity to work in the pediatric ward and in the new operating theater. The pediatric ward was being refurbished. I helped paint and set up the new play area for the kids. In the new operating theater, I helped sort and organize medical equipment, hang curtains in the ICU, set up furniture and clean so they were able to use the space after the grand opening.
Spending more time in the hospital helping on these wards allowed me to build relationships with some of the medical personnel. I was also able to learn more about the hospital, patients, as well as the history of Mukinge Mission Hospital.

Thank you so much to the Highland Lakes Church of Christ for the spiritual and financial support over the past two school years. My time in Zambia would not have been possible without your generous support. I appreciate the prayers that have been said on my behalf and I have been blessed by this church more than you will ever know!

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HOPE IS NOT IN THE KINGDOMS OF MEN

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One of my favorite Bible prophets is Jeremiah. He was faithful to God in a time being meant for much persecution and punishment. It was not only foreign kings hating Jeremiah, but, so did his own people. He was imprisoned in a mucky, miry pit for being true to his true King. It is Jeremiah who pens an entire lament over the condition of God’s people. “Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!” (Jeremiah 9:1).

He saw the departure from God in the way his brethren were treating each other. “Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer. Everyone deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity” (Jeremiah 9:4–5).

In recent days we have seen these very verses come to life. A few weeks back it was one side speaking against the conditions of the world and now it seems the worm has turned and the shoe is on the other foot. Either side you’re on brings with it sorrow, hurt, confusion and perhaps violence and corruption.

Many are crying out that this must be the end of days. I am pretty certain that “of that day and hour knows no man” (Mark 13:32; Matthew 24:36). We are living in dark days where the devil has free course. But, that has been true, in various ways, for over 2,000 years.

The devil has done great damage to our country. He has swayed the minds of many to depart from Bible principles to cleave to a way that seems right but leads to death (Proverbs 16:25). We abandoned God’s way over the past few generations to the point that speaking His name in prayer is ridiculed, avoided and deemed unlawful. We have left Him out of our families and even denied His definition of what constitutes a family. We have embraced so many sinful ideals and practices that it seems there can be no hope for our country.

This must have been Jeremiah’s lament as he saw his country go down the same road. However, Jeremiah had knowledge that you and I need to remember today! Hope for God’s people does not rest in the kingdom of men. It does not abide in any political party or any one nation. His power and might are not dimmed by the failures of people. Here are some words that should lift your head and heart as we press on to the high calling of Jesus Christ. “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22–23).

If Jeremiah could utter these words having been through all he did for the cause of God, certainly, we can find hope to continue being God’s chosen people in this world (1 Peter 2:9). – Joe D. Chase, North Loop church of Christ, Gladewater,

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WEEKLY NEWS, MAY 23, 2021

FAREWELL……FOR NOW
This week the church lost a servant and a shepherd. Brother Ken Thuleen passed from this life after 90 years of mostly serving others. He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He served his family as a husband and father. He served his community for many years as a law enforcement officer. He served his Lord as a faithful Christian and he served his brethren as an elder of this congregation while his health allowed.
The frailty of human flesh has required us to say “Farewell” to Ken, but we anticipate our fellowship with him will be restored in the Lord! Brother Ken will surely be missed, but we only say farewell….for now.
Ken passed away on Friday, May 14th, 2021. Funeral services took place on Thursday, May 20th, here at the Highland Lakes church of Christ building. Joe Winnett officiated. Interment followed at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnett, TX, with the Highland Lakes Honor Guard providing Military Honors.
Our love, prayers and condolences go out to Thelma, sons Kenneth Earl and wife Jungsil, Jeffrey, James and wife Rebecca, “daughters of the heart” Earlene Montero, Vonaceil Chandler and Gary, Pam Stephens and Richard, and to all the other members of the grieving family.
May God be your comfort and your strength.

CONGRATULATIONS
to Tyler Meredith on his graduation last weekend from the Sunset International Bible Institute In Lubbock, TX. We were blessed to help support Tyler for his two years in the school of Preaching. We pray God’s blessings on him as he “Preaches the Word” and on his upcoming wedding to his fiancé, Samantha.

NEW MASK POLICY
The elders have decided that there has been enough improvement in the COVID situation to justify an adjustment to our mask policy. A large percentage of our membership is now vaccinated, and we have seen no cases of COVID-19 being spread in our church assemblies. Therefore, we believe the following adjustment(s) are warranted:

• Masks will still be required to enter and exit our building or while moving about.
• Once you are seated and socially distanced from others, the mask will be optional during worship. You are not required to remove your mask to sing, etc. but you can if you want to.
• Should you need to get up and move around the building, we ask you to please put your mask back on. Once seated again & distanced you can remove the mask again.
• At the end of services everyone is asked to put the mask back on as we exit the building.
Our hope is that these adjustments will maintain a reasonable level of safety and yet allow us to worship our Lord without the discomfort associated with wearing a mask. Thank you for your cooperation.

WEDNSESDAY PM BIBLE CLASS
May 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Video
June 2, Lesson 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kynn Maxwell

BIBLE CLASS NEWS
News from the Heart of Texas Bible Camp, Brady, TX
Session One — Grades 4-7 — June 6-11 — directed by Virgil Webb
Session Two — Grades 8-12 — June 13-18 — directed by Robert Baugh and Dale Sheehe.
If you know a child/children who would like to attend, please ask Joe for an application. Paperwork needs to be sent to the camp very soon because there is always a deadline.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTPRINTS

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” Romans 10:15

GOSPEL CHARIOT MISSIONS

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It is a blessing to see Christians sharing the good news of Jesus to those who are without hope. In the following report from our brother Sylvester, we can be thankful to see our Christian brethren spreading the hope that is in them. Psalm 40:10 ESV – “I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.” Let us pray for and participate in the work of the gospel. For the elders, Ken D

Part one of GOSPEL NEWSLETTER: JANUARY- MARCH 2021
In Ugbogbo:
We recorded a total of 20 conversions in this quarter from the combined efforts in all our local outreach ministries:
i. Ugbogbo Community Outreach – which includes our evangelism efforts through door-knocking, visitations, invitations to worship services, hospital outreach, etc.
ii. Market Evangelism – which involves evangelism through our church ladies in open village markets, shops and stores, etc.
iii. World Bible School, and Schools Evangelism – which involves outreach through school going children in their schools, with permission from the schools’ authorities.
iv. Tracts’ Rack at the Igarra post office – where we display tracts and books for public consumption.
v. The Local Vigilantes – who read and help to distribute our tracts and books to drivers and passengers on the road.
World Bible School, Rural Evangelism and Local Missions:
Schools finally resumed after the lockdown that affected schools’ activities from last year. Now we are gradually able to return to schools with our WBS lessons. But so much has been lost.
The WBS team from the US continues to send me names of internet students that requires follow-up contacts here. So many times, my work involves connecting and forwarding such names to the nearest preachers in the locations indicated.
v In January, Anthony Oluria reported that the staff and students of the Bear Valley Bible Institute [satellite campus] in Port Harcourt took our tracts and went out for Evangelism and Field work for two weeks
v Since February 12th, I got the name of Moses Dukuye in Warri from Rodney Hyde. Our brethren are still working on him.
v My very good coworker in Uyo area of Akwa Ibom state- M B Archibong reported that they conducted a WBS seminar that attracted attention from several counties.
v On Sunday January 31st, I went to be with the small congregation in Otuo for their Sunday morning worship.
v And on Saturday, February 13th, we all went to work with the rural congregation in the village of Ikiran -Ile here in our county. More work is being planned for the next quarter.
Thank You!
Sylvester A Imogoh – Minister- Ugbogbo Church of Christ, Igarra, Edo state, Nigeria

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