WEEKLY NEWS OCTOBER 23, 2016

New Member Information

Following is Gary Crabtree’s information. He placed membership with us recently, but we didn’t have all of his information last week. Information is available from the church office. Welcome home, Gary!

Helping Hands Pantry News

There are so many people who put many hours into the success of the pantry, and many who make monetary donations for items that are needed. Thank you for being so generous with your time and resources!

Time Change… Not yet, but soon

The time change is two weeks away — Sunday, November 6th, at 2:00 a.m. You will turn your clock BACK one hour on Saturday night, the 5th. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

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, or call Annette Rios-Barrera at 512-756-8003.

Fellowship Meal

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

human-footprints_318-46627Beautiful Footnotes

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 (ESV)

The following story offers a taste of God’s grace at work through a partnership with WBS. The African nation of Zimbabwe is the leading nation for World Bible School Students. In news, the nation of Zimbabwe is a mess. Corruption. Oppression. Unemployment. Hunger. Riots. Packed Prisons. The situation for prisoners seems hopeless until rays of hope pierce the darkness. Jesus is that light. Because Jesus is real, hope is real. Literally thousands in Zimbabwean prisons learn the Good News of Jesus through WBS lessons sent from American Christians. Recently 177 WBS students were baptized into Jesus at a Multimurefu Maximum Prison in Masvingo. So many responded that the warden helped, baptizing on one side of the tank while one of the WBS evangelists baptized on the other side. Indeed, many wardens and chaplains now approve of WBS for two reasons: They evaluate all lessons and recognize them as clearly biblical (not partisan, not political). They also witness the positive results in prisoner behavior.

Of course, not everyone responds well, which brings us to the final part of the story. Multimurefu Maximum Prison has an infamous and feared gang of devil worshippers. One Satanic leader defiantly proclaimed that he would have nothing to do with WBS and would not even touch a WBS lesson booklet. However, WBS is so prolific that he inevitably came across the introductory course, The Way of Life. He secretly read it. God’s word so convicted him that he surprised everyone by expressing a desire to receive baptism with the others. Such was this man’s malevolent reputation that the superstitious warden resisted. He feared that this man’s evil might be transmitted through the water to harm others. With the WBS evangelists’ help, a solution was found: The last person, the 177th baptized in that water, was the former devil worshipper! In confessing sins, the new Christian revealed his cell’s plan to murder other inmates in order to offer their blood to demonic spirits. Many lives were saved that day!

The support and work of WBS helps the Good News bless people waiting to receive the Gospel that will change lives forever and prepare them for an eternal future. We are blessed to be part of World Bible School. Continue to keep this vital work in your support and in your prayers.

For the elders, Ken D

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