Paula and I want to thank each of you for your prayers, visits, phone calls and cards during my recent illness and hospitalization. God has blessed this congregation and we are thankful for the Christians who worship here.  In Christian love, Don Welch

Dearest family,

Isn’t it wonderful how God brings the right people into our lives just when you need them. People like you, who love, support, encourage and pray — regardless the circumstances. We praise God for blessing us with each of you!  From our family to yours . . . we love you and appreciate you.  Many Blessings, Dennis & Sharon


The Dinner Group will meet at “Mama’s Home Cooking” in Burnett on Thursday, September 14th, starting at 5 to 5:30 PM. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the back of the auditorium.


VISITATION PROGRAM Team #2 (leaders: Cary & Brenda Miller) will meet on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.


Our congregation is involved in helping refugees from Houston who have come to our area. We are in the process of collecting non-perishable food items for “care packages”, which we will give to the evacuees who are ready to return to their flood ravaged area around Houston.

The items are being stored in classroom #3. Please check periodically what has already been brought, so you can buy items that are in short supply. Please talk to Mary Kattner if you have questions about this effort.


Ladies Class will resume on Wednesday, September 20th, at 10 AM in the Fellowship Room. This is a date change! The ladies will discuss available material and decide on a good and profitable study.

After class, there will be a luncheon at Mr. Gattis. All ladies are invited to come.


The “Auction Benefiting the Cherokee Kids” will be on September 30th, at the Cherokee Home for Children. There is a flyer on the bulletin board with requests for LARGE items.  See if you can help.

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

2 Thessalonians 1:11 (ESV) “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power.”

What follows is part two of the newest newsletter from the Emperados reporting on the work in the Philippines. Let us all continue to keep them in thought and prayer that God by His power may fulfill all the good works of faith in the Philippines.  For the elders, Ken D

20793178_10211175359553983_1950629723_nI was also busy getting things ready to start a new class at the Seyer Training Center. We have 10 students coming from Mindanao, Negros, Leyte, and Naval. This is the first class where we are formally including a one year program of intensive Bible training along with vocational training at our place in Calag Calag. Classes started the middle of June. The men have Bible classes in the morning and then have their different vocational classes in the afternoon. We are thankful for the help from the Highland Lakes Church that helped us hire two teachers for the Bible program, who will be teaching from day to day. The end of June, we had our first guest teachers, and we were quite excited to have Ken Wilkey from College Station, TX and Bob Buchanan from Abilene, TX come stay with us for several days. Bob taught on “How to Study the Bible”, while Ken taught his “Scheme of Redemption” class. These gentlemen are in their 80’s and yet both are very active in the kingdom work here, inspiring Filipino Christians across the country. Jennylou and Grant were able to videotape both classes so we will be able to edit and preserve these great servants teaching and doing what they love. Ken and Bob are lifelong best friends and I think both would not retire or quit helping the Philippine churches. Our goal with our classes is to equip our students with adequate Bible knowledge, preaching skills, song leading, counselling, and most of all a passion for evangelism! We will train our students to become self-supporting evangelists. We will use the Seyer Training Center to help them learn vocational skills in automotive mechanic, welding, baking, and tailoring.

I was able to visit the Nelson Farm in Naval in June as well, things were going great there–fields were lush and ready for harvest. We took the big jeepney, the Hino, to Naval the first of July to pick up the rice and corns that were harvested. We have to bring the corn kernels back to Negros to be processed into corn grits that will be used, along with the rice, to feed the orphans, the Seyer Training Center students.

20479523_10211094062041596_8006567087517521748_nRice and corn grits are also given out at churches we work with for widows and those in great need. With the help from North Garland church, we will be able to build in the near future an irrigation system that will help us to have water during the dry season and be able have a third planting and harvest each year. We will use carpenters from Negros and the irrigation supplies like hoses, PVC pipes, and cement from Cebu (materials cheaper in Cebu). We will use the Hino in carrying all the workers and materials to Naval.

Love, Richard, Becky, Jennylyn, Jennylou, & Gran

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