This evening, Sunday June 28th, after our worship assembly, we will have our fellowship meal. Hosts and hostesses are: Troy & Leana Futrell, Cary & Brenda Miller and James & Vicky Williams
VISITING FOR THE MASTER
VISITATION PROGRAM Team #1 (leaders: Teri & Joe Winnett) will meet on Wednesday, July 8th, at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
♥ The Pantry is in need of plastic bags.
♥ A special upcoming need: it’s not too long until school will start again! As we did last year, we want to help some of our Pantry clients with the purchase of school supplies again. If you are willing to help, we are already accepting donations. Please see Ken Darnell or David Zoller if you want to donate to this good cause.
If you want to contribute to the flood relief that the elders are contemplating, please drop your check in the contribution plate, earmarking it: “Flood Relief”.
E-MAIL ADDRESS UPDATE
New E-Mail Addresses are available for the church office and secretary as well as for Joe Winnett, our preacher. Contact the church office by phone to update your addresses.
VISTORS ARE COMING
The Visit of Sylvester & Sandra Imogoh is Fast Approaching! Dough & Diane Wheeler will be with them, too. All arrangements in regard to meals and housing have been made. And we thank those who have volunteered for those needs. Now it is up to all of us to honor these untiring missionaries with our excellent attendance on Sunday, July 12th! It was especially difficult for Sandra to get her visa, it had been denied to her previously. Can you imagine her excitement to finally come, meet and visit with us, her brothers and sisters in Christ, here in Kingsland? We are really looking forward to the combined adult Bible class on that day and to the worship service, when Sylvester and/or Doug will give us reports and preach to us.
Sandra & Sylvester Imogoh will be with us from Saturday, July 11th through Sunday, July 12th. Monday, July 13th, they will continue on to Houston with Dough & Diane Wheeler.
To have more time for visiting with especially the Imogohs, our July Fellowship Meal has been re-scheduled to Sunday, July 12th, after our morning worship assembly. After that, we will have a short devotional and there will be no evening worship service.
Faith really does come by hearing. Today 1.5 billion people in the world don’t have the benefits or advantages of electricity. That is one out of every five people in the world. Not having electricity has proved to be a major reason why most of these people have not yet heard the Gospel. It is estimated that 774 million adults in the world can’t read or write and couldn’t read a Bible if someone gave them one.
On behalf of the congregation, the elders are supporting an effort by Sunset International Bible Institute to address this situation. This year, 2500 hand-held solar powered audio players will be delivered to reach remote areas of the world with the Gospel that are most not likely to have the benefits and advantages of electricity. The nations of Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya and Nigeria will be targeted.
Each solar player costs $500, is the size of a fat smartphone, completely solar-powered, and has 400 hours of Biblical instruction: the entire Bible, 40 Sunset courses, WBS lessons, recorded hymns and more. Units are designed to last 8-10 years in a remote and rugged environment. Now, no place or person is out of reach of the Gospel. Local evangelists can be aided in their own growth as well in helping congregations mature in their faith. This is especially valuable since the average preacher works with five different congregations.
The elders have sent funds to Sunset to provide for six solar players ($3000) as we feel this can be another valuable tool in bringing the Lord’s Gospel to a lost world. We will present more information about this program soon and give individuals an opportunity to also support this work individually. It is a wonderful idea to use God’s sun to teach the lost about God’s son. ~~ For the elders, Ken D.