WEEKLY NEWS, OCTOBER 16, 2016

Welcome Home!

Gary Crabtree made it known that he would like to be identified as a member of this congregation. Gary was a member several years ago, and we rejoice to have him back. We will have his information in the bulletin next week.

Bible Class Workshop for Ladies

October 22, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

All ladies are invited to attend a Bible Class Workshop hosted by the Southwest Church of Christ and World Video School. It will be a great opportunity to better prepare each of us to teach in the Bible class setting.  Please check the bulletin board for more information.

Helping Hands Pantry News

PANTRY NEEDS:

Toiletries: Shampoo, deodorant

Egg cartons and plastic bags are NOT needed at this time. Thank you for responding so quickly and helping make our pantry such a success.

Sympathy

Our sincerest sympathy is extended to Cary and Brenda Miller. Cary’s brother-in-law, Duane Blair, passed away last week. Services were held on Friday, October 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Southside Church of Christ in Ft. Worth. Our prayers will continue to be with the Millers and the Blair family.

Grief Support

Seton Highland Lakes Hospice is sponsoring an ongoing grief support group the first Wednesday of the month. The group meets at the Marble Falls Public Library from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. No pre-registration is required. There is more information on the bulletin board.

Monthly Fellowship Meal

Our fellowship meal will be Sunday, October 30th, following morning services. Hosts and hostesses are: John and Tina Brewer, Bob and Doris Foster, and Don and Paula Welch.

Update

Barbara Greenawalt continues to improve and has been moved to a rehab facility, the Cornerstone Hospital-Round Rock, in Round Rock. The information if you would like to send a card is available from the church office.

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement. Acts 15:31 (ESV)

Every time we hear from our brother in Christ, Sylvester in Nigeria, it is encouraging. Our congregation has supported Sylvester in various ways over many years. Lately we contributed to a project to help him drill an improved water well system at his home which will benefit many people around him. What follows is his response letter. We ask that you continue to keep Sylvester, this project and the gospel in Nigeria in your thoughts and prayers.  For the elders, Ken D

Dear Beloved Brethren,

I greet you with the love of the Lord. This is to express my appreciations to you all once again for the generous gift for my (water well) bore hole project. The money came into my account in early August – just before Sandra and I traveled to the country of Senegal for the Africans Claiming Africa For Christ mission. It was not a long trip, and we have since returned. However, my health has been quite challenging at this time. Especially resulting from my accident on July 1st, there have been one or more complications that have caused me to see the doctor several times in the past weeks. The doctor has recommended X-rays of the spine and lumbar which I have now taken – waiting for his diagnoses and further recommendations. I ask for your prayers.

Even though I have the money you have sent, I am yet to commence the work on the bore–hole project. There are two factors:

  1. 1. I do not yet have the funds to complete the project. As a matter of fact, the only funds I have for that project is the amount you sent. Since I still lack a substantial amount for the work, my plan is to make a further appeal in my end-of-quarter report that is due at the end of this month of September to see what response I may get.
  2. Even if I have all the funds right now, I cannot start a bore-hold project just yet. And the reason is because we can only sink wells and drill bore holes for water in the dry season. But we are right now in the rainy season. In fact have been serious in the past two weeks such that it has caused flooding in several parts of Nigeria already. We are praying for it to not get worse. Rains in my part of Nigeria begin to reduce by October and our actual dry season is between November and March. That is when I will do the actual work.

I will keep you informed. And since all of your funds pass through Doug Wheeler, then he can also tell you if and when I get any responses to my appeal and how much is needed. Thank you again for your interest and love for me and for all the support for these many years.

My regards to all the saints.

In His love, Sylvester

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