MARCH FELLOWSHIP MEAL
. . . Today, Sunday, March 25th, At Noon!
Hosted by: John & Tina Brewer, Linda Lively, Linda Robertson, and Tommie Sledge.
After this, as always, we will be dismissed for the remainder of the day.
A Special Letter came from Brenda K. Martin, the daughter of Jack & Betty Alarid. Both, Jack and Betty, are now home-bound due to Jack’s dementia and Betty’s own memory and vision problems. Both cannot drive anymore and are very feeble. Care givers are there for 24 hours. Betty is distraught, since she cannot attend church services anymore and she also feels very lonely. Brenda K. states that Betty would love to have visitors, and phone calls would be very welcome. Cards would be a good thing, too. The home number and Betty’s cell is in the directory or available from the church office. Please do NOT leave a voice mail, Betty does not know how to retrieve it, just call back if needed. Please keep both, Jack & Betty in your prayers. (Also their loved ones!)
APRIL DINNER TOGETHER
The group will eat together on Thursday, April 12, 5:30 pm, at the Grand Central Café in Kingsland.
The sign-up sheet is on the table in the back of the auditorium.
A GOSPEL MEETING
We are invited to attend this Gospel Meeting that started at the Cherokee church of Christ this morning. The times are: 5 PM this evening and 7 PM Monday through Wednesday.
The speaker for this meeting is Charles Cochran from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is the pulpit minister for the East Ridge church of Christ in East Ridge. He is involved with mission work in Russia and Nicaragua where he has made several trips each year. He has also been a speaker at college Lectureships and at workshops.
He has been married to his wife Ginny for 47 years and has three children and three grandchildren.
HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Has No Special Needs This Week
Thank you for your support of this ministry.
This is a WBS report from our Brother Sylvester. Keep these efforts in Nigeria in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D
WBS Seminar at Success Secondary School, Igarra- Friday March 16th.
We have many WBS students in this private school here in Igarra. Many of these students are also studying with the Westside congregation with Douglas Wheeler as our contact person. Others with the church of Christ in Kingsland Texas. In this school, we have one of our brothers as teacher. He helps to coordinate the WBS program in the school.
The school was involved in preparations for the up-coming exams, and the teachers were in a meeting. They gave us the chance to do our religious activities freely. We were able to invite outsiders in and teach, and preach and have fellowship. After the seminar, we had personal contact with some students: Shola Faith and Dania Sarah. Both of these girls are WBS students with the Westside church of Christ. I had a brief study with them as time would permit. They were not yet ready to be baptized, but I impressed them with the necessity of doing so.
Two More Baptized! – In the morning, just before I got ready to go to Success school, I received a call from Mr Akinyemi saying that two more students came to him that morning and said they were ready for baptism. He was wondering IF or when I could come. I told him I was ready IMMEDIAYTELY! I called Brother Ogidan and brother Chidi and together, we went and took the boys to the water and baptized them: Abdul Yakubu – is a student of Ken Snethen. He had impressed me with how he read the Bible during the Bible class that I taught. Isah Festus is a junior brother to Abdul. Both of them showed a willingness to serve the Lord. Adbdul is 15 years and his brother is 12.
All of us must be grateful to God who allows us to play a little part in His Scheme of Redemption. It is a wonderful divine privilege to be in a situation to be able to take the saving message of Christ to others. Some of my age mates in my village are still wallowing in ignorance of fetish, pagan and hopeless sacrifices. The liberty we have in Christ Is worthy of appreciation and celebration. To me, there Is no greater way to do this than in helping to teach others The Way.
To the WBS Teachers and congregations who are involved in the WBS ministry, we say THANK YOU! For hard work and for dedication. Especially knowing that the WBS school study process tasks your faith, your patience and your purse. We appreciate the many hours of grading lessons and writing letters AND waiting for the lessons to come back!!
May God be and abide with all of us. May He keep using us for His good causes and for His glory. [Amen] Sylvester A Imogoh, Church of Christ, Ugbogbo, Igarra, Edo state, Nigeria, March 17, 2018