WEEKLY NEWS, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

PROPOSED NEW ELDERS

Those who have been suggested by the members to be additional elders will be announced today.  We may also get to know when the installation date will be.

VISITING FOR THE MASTER—2018

Our visitation program has served us and the Lord well since its inception in 2007, and we desire to continue this ministry in 2018. A reorganization meeting is planned for this evening, following the worship service. Those who have signed up will meet at Mr. Gattis’ Pizza. We will have an evaluative discussion of the program and suggestions for the New Year.

Lunch ‘N’ Learn, Partners in Care – ALZHEIMER’S TEXAS

Steve Catoe, Positive Approach to Care and Validation Therapy Trainer, will present quality education on topics such as ever-changing roles, rounding up your posse, and finding direction on your journey. Day and time: Thursday, March 8th, 11:30 am —1:00 pm. at the Llano County Public Library, 102 E. Haynie St. in Llano. The class is free and lunch is provided, but registration is required. Phone: 800-367-2132, email: vcardenas@txalz.org.   More information is on the bulletin board.

PRAYER REQUEST

Tommie Sledge requested that we beseech God in her behalf, to give her wisdom and strength as she faces decisions and changes in her life. God bless you, Tommie, as He guides you to the right destination

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (ESV) What is the power of our Christian influence on others? Let this report from our brother Mike Udam in Nigeria, whom we help support, speak to that. Keep Mike and all Nigerian Brethren in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D

Sunday, January 21, 2018

THE POWER OF POSITIVE INFLUENCE

Filled with excitement, I want to break the news today that my Head of department has been baptized into Christ. He is not the first to be baptized through my evangelism effort but he is one great example of interpersonal evangelism fruit.

He was posted from Calabar to my school in early October 2017 and he displaced me as head of department being on level 13 and me on 12. I took him like my friend and brother and opened the doors of the gospel to him.

During the 2017 lectureship, he offered to cover the programme free and all those who spoke at our Annual lectureship saw him actively participating there as if he was a brother. When we resumed this term, his family returned to Ogoja with him and to my shock, he announced that he is now a brother in the Lord. He started to worship at the congregation in Ogoja main town and will follow me to the church at Ukpagada for Bible studies. He was then enrolled in World Bible School correspondence course.

On Friday we had a heated discussion on prayers and this afternoon, I got a call he was immersed and added to the church of the Lord. Those close to me will attest that this event is a great victory for me and the entire school where I teach. The Lord be praised. Our life styles and kindness are very powerful tools in our hands.

Join me to pray for his stability in faith.

Sincerely yours, Mike Udam

The saved must be well taught to stay saved.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dear Mike, I LOVE reading this e-mail from you! God bless your Christian influence that I know you wear every day, and your ability of teaching of God’s word to anyone who will listen! I thank God for this new brother in Christ! I know you will raise him up well in The Faith, and it looks like this brother, as he matures in The Faith, will be a big help to the Lord’s work in your area of Cross River State, Nigeria!  Thanks for sharing this! In Christian love, Doug Wheeler

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