WEEKLY NEWS MAY 7, 2017

DINNER TOGETHER

It will be this coming Thursday, May 11, at the “Grand Central Cafe” by the Antlers Inn in Kingsland.

If you are planning on going, you can still add your name to the list on the table in the back of the auditorium.

Meet here at the building on Thursday between 5 and 5:30 PM and drive together or go directly to the restaurant.

VISITING FOR THE MASTER

VISITATION PROGRAM Team #1 (leaders: Joe & Teri Winnett) will meet on Wednesday, May 10th, at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.

HELPING HANDS PANTRY NEWS

No special requests for this week.  Thank you for your support!

THE HEART OF TEXAS BIBLE CAMP

It will be in early June this year. Once again our congregation will supply scholarships for any of the children in the congregation who would like to attend camp this year. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please give your gift to the elders.

Session One (4th — 7th grade) will be June 4th—9th,

Session Two (8th—12th grade) will be June 11th—16th.

Do you already have a filled out application, please give it to Joe. If you need an application, ask Joe for one as soon as possible.

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

1 Corinthians 9:23 (ESV): 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

As part of our efforts in support of the spreading of the Gospel in Nigeria, we also help our Nigerian brother Mike Udam to reach the lost and build up believers. What follows is part of his first quarter report for 2017. Please keep Mike and all of the church in Nigeria in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D

I am delighted to forward to you the quarterly report of my work in the vineyard of the Lord.

External Evangelism Outreach: On the 14th of January, I (traveling 408km/7hrs driving) participated in leadership training program designed to build capacity in preachers, organized for the preachers, in five local government areas of Akwa Ibom state, by a son from that area, by the name of Bassey Esang. The program focused more on opening up so many areas that preachers need to expand their scope in the quest to evangelize the world and build up the saved. I was one of the resource persons and it was indeed refreshing. Just a week later, on the 22nd, I returned to Akwa Ibom state (traveling 420km/7hrs on public transport) to speak in a 4 day WBS Leadership seminar organized by the church of Christ Ukanafun where Mojima Etukudo is ministering. It was engaging and expository in nature. We had 6 baptisms and all to the glory of God.

The first week of February, 6th to 11th, saw me travel (9hrs by road) to Warri in Delta state to coordinate the annual Great Workshop of WBS follow-up workers in Nigeria. Over 600 preachers and leaders of congregations participated. It was a great assembly and at the end of the retreat, a total of 7 souls gave their lives to Christ by obeying the gospel. One was Muslim. It was indeed the very first time the workshop is organized in Nigeria without the presence of Doug Wheeler who usually directs the workshop. I am currently the director of the workshop. On the 18th of February, I participated in the graduation ceremony of Darrell memorial Bible school located in Obudu in Cross River state (just 46km away). Most of the graduating students were trained in my ICT complex which served as an outreach center. Brother Den Goodyear from SIBI was there to grace the occasion.

On the 11th of March I was privileged to serve the church at Mbok Junction Ogoja where Bob Ohiero is ministering as a resource person in their annual lectureship. I spoke on Love Without Hypocrisy and the brethren were revived. One brother, Simon Okoli, confessed openly that he had had been showing me love hypocritically. The audience praised God for the confession and he was prayed for. He said my teaching and exposition of Romans 12:9 had completely convicted him and he promised to be a new person in Christ Jesus. My joy in all these trips to teach brethren is stemmed from the fact that the saved must be taught well to stay saved.

Sincerely yours, Mike Udam

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