OCTOBER 25, 2015 WEEKLY NEWS

With Sympathy

Our heartfelt prayers, love and sympathy go out to daughter Wynona Creghead and the whole family of Henry Lee, who passed away on Tuesday, October 20th at his home at Windchimes here in Kingsland.

Funeral services will take place at noon on October 28th at the Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in San Antonio, TX. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston, where Henry’s wife is also buried.

Sympathy cards may be sent to either “Wynona Creghead” or to the “Henry Lee Family”, 11394 CR 308, Llano, TX, 78603.

Monthly Fellowship Meal

Our Monthly Fellowship Meal takes place this evening after our worship assembly. Hosts and hostesses are: Myron & Janet Fietz, Cary & Brenda Miller and Don & Paula Welch. This is always a time for good visiting and eating delicious foods. Come and bring your favorite dish!

Painting of the Building Exterior

This is to advise that painting of the exterior of our building is now complete. Per my observation, Mr. Perez and his crew did an excellent job. The congregation is to be commended for adjusting schedules and parking routines to meet the needs of the painting contractor. I think the building looks great, and it was a good decision to preserve and protect what we have for the worship of the Lord and for serving the community. ~~ Cary

footprints-hiBeautiful Footnotes . . .

Our congregation has been blessed to support Richard and Becky Emperado and their efforts to bring the gospel to the people of Philippines for many years. Those efforts became even more challenging this last week when Typhoon Koppu struck the Philippines. What follows is a current update:

“Army, police and civilian volunteers rushed Monday, October 19th to rescue hundreds of villagers trapped in their flooded homes and on rooftops in a northern Philippine province battered by slow-moving Typhoon Koppu.

The typhoon blew ashore into northeastern Aurora province early Sunday, leaving at least 11 dead, forcing more than 65,000 villagers from their homes, and leaving nine provinces without electricity. By Monday afternoon, Koppu had weakened into a tropical storm over Ilocos Norte province with winds of 65 mph and gusts of up to 84 mph.

Several of the affected provinces were inundated by floods that swelled rivers and cascaded down mountains, trapping villagers in their homes. There were people who got trapped by the flood on their roofs, some were rescued already.

When a flooded river swamped the villages, residents scrambled to safety but many failed to save their poultry and farm animals. Rice farms looked like it was ran over by a giant flat iron. All the rice stalks were flattened in one direction.”

The typhoon’s unusually slow speed allowed it to batter the north for about three days instead of just a few hours. Rain dumped by the typhoon in the north may rampage through rivers late Monday to Tuesday and put at risk about 800 downstream villages, where residents have been urged not to return home.

Brethren, let us keep in our thoughts and prayers the people of the Philippines as they struggle after the events of this weekend and also remember our brothers and sisters in Christ who are seeking to share God with those people. For the elders, Ken D

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