Bill Flanary tells us that we will start the monthly dinners again in September.
Look for the sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the auditorium. Also, suggest restaurants you like.
PLEASE CHECK . . .
. . . the “Continue to Remember” list and the “In The Military” list periodically, updates are very important! If you think that your name or the name of a loved one needs to be removed (or added), please let the secretary (Helga) know! And as always, a written note or e-mail is best. Your help is very, very much appreciated!
GUEST SPEAKER SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th
We welcome Andy Baker today who is our special guest speaker will give us a report about the work that is being done by Christian Broad Casting. The combined adult classes will meet in the auditorium for this. Andy will also preach for us.
After our morning worship service on August 20th, we will have our monthly Fellowship Meal. Our hosts & hostesses are: John C. Brewer, John G. Brewer, Tommie Sledge and Linda Lively.
VISITING FOR THE MASTER
VISITATION PROGRAM Team #1 (leaders: Joe & Teri Winnett) will meet on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.
SUPPORTING A STUDENT FAMILY TO SIBI
Cooper & Megan Atkeson with their brand-new baby daughter, Mary Ann, have started a new phase in their lives. They have prayerfully decided to pursue Christian ministry, to grow in the knowledge and maturity of Jesus and with this to find more opportunities to serve and develop in the Lord’s work. Both, Cooper and Megan have already been heavily involved as volunteers in various church works at the Rocketdyne Road church of Christ in Neosho, MO., their home-church. This made them realize that in order to continue an increasing effort in God’s kingdom, they need more training.
Cooper has started a two-year “Bachelor of Biblical Studies” program at the Sunset International Bible Institute (SIBI) in Lubbock, Texas, on April 14th. Cooper’s goal is to work full-time for the church, into whatever capacity the Lord will guide them. Megan will be at his side, doing the Lord’s work wherever a woman is needed.
The elders have decided that our congregation will help the Coopers with partial support. But if any one of our members feels the desire to also help and send them a little extra monetary gift, it will be happily and gratefully accepted! Earmarked contributions will be included with the monthly support.
Today we are blessed to have Andy Baker, WCB Vice President of Development, to present the work of WCB to us. Although World Christian Broadcasting enjoys the success of Madagascar World Voice (MWV) and KNLS in Alaska, they still have more work to do. Efforts are on-going to establish programming in French, Korean and Portuguese. More than 500 million people all over the world speak one of those three languages. More than 75 million speak Korean, including people who live in North and South Korea. Somewhere around 220 million speak French as a primary language. About 250 Million speak Portuguese including Brazil and other countries in the Southern Hemisphere. Between these two shortwave stations, the entire world can now tune in to hear uplifting messages about Jesus Christ and His love for each of us. With the addition of these three languages, WCB will be able to reach many more people in their heart language with compelling programming that has been the hallmark of KNLS and MWS. WCB’s development team is raising funds necessary for this important effort and receiving donations earmarked just for these new languages. Imagine the day that listeners who speak French or Portuguese can tune into daily broadcasts and understand that God knows and cares about them. Picture the day the people in Communist North Korea hear a message of freedom and liberty – the real kind we get only with Jesus. Think of the lives that will be transformed because of the broadcasts. On October on the 29th, WCB is asking our involvement in its Global Sunday with a special time of prayer and giving. Please prayerfully consider how you can support World Christian Broadcasting in its effort to share the gospel of Jesus. For the elders, Ken D