WEEKLY NEWS MAY 27, 2018

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 an e-mail is best.

Please cut out the “Continue to Remember…” list for your own prayer sessions. We need to reduce this list; of course, continued prayers are very important.

Your help is very, very much appreciated!

HELPING HANDS PANTRY

Needs – Tooth paste, Bath soap, deodorant

Thank you for your support of this ministry!

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Under the direction of our elders the deacons are working to implement an organized safety program for Christ’s church. A designated member to serve as a Safety Monitor will be watching the church surveillance cameras, responding to the intercom by the front door, and designated to call 911 if needed during all church worship services. Volunteers to serve as a Safety Monitor would be assigned to work on a rotational basis. A signup sheet will be on the rear table of the church for members who want to volunteer to serve.

TODAY, SUNDAY, MAY 27TH . . .

 We have a special guest speaker, Kirk Eason from SABC (Southern Africa Bible College). He will give a special report in the combined adult class and he will also preach. We welcome him and his wife Christy again and look forward to what he has to share with us.

 We will have our fellowship meal after our morning worship assembly.. Hosts & hostesses are: Cary & Brenda Miller, Lynn & Kathy Patterson, Pat DeVore and Vicky Parr. Afterwards, we are dismissed for the remainder of the day with no PM service.

WITH SYMPATHY

♥ Leana Futrell’s brother-in-law, Arvis Eaton, passed away on his 76th birthday. He was buried in Briggs, TX, on Tuesday, May 23rd, where he had been living.

♥ Paula and Gail’s 90 year old uncle, Ray Benjamin Evans, the youngest one of their uncles, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 23rd. This many talented husband, father, and grandfather was a musician, farmer, gold miner, lumberjack, hunter and builder, a gentle and kind man, loved by all of his family. He will be missed. Ray will be laid to rest in a small town just outside Portland, Oregon. Arrangements are pending.

Our love, heartfelt prayers and sympathy go out to everyone in these two families.

 THANK YOU NOTES

I want to thank everyone for their prayers, the cards and the kind words that I received at the loss of my brother, Clyde. It is a blessing, at a time like this, to know others are thinking about you. Thank you so much and may God bless each of you.  In Christian love, Pat DeVore

I want to thank everyone for the telephone calls, cards, and prayers during my recent stay at the hospital. Your thoughtfulness was truly appreciated and helped my mental health tremendously. We have one more doctor’s appointment to get through before they declare me well for the present. I love you all, Paula Welch

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

“and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2 (ESV)

We are blessed to be able to help support students at Southern Africa Bible College and the following reports on one graduated student we supported and introduces you to our newest student. Please keep the students and SABC in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D

SABC Supported Student Report

Amanda Chumalo, our previously sponsored student is doing great!! She graduated and is well respected for her ability to teach children as well as train teachers. She is now working for the Tswella Church of Christ in Soweto, a congregation that is growing fast and reaching many in the community. They hired Songezo, a classmate of Amanda’s, to preach for them. They have grown from 120 to over 200 in the last 4 months and had 17 baptisms…as of three weeks ago!

Initial Student Report from our new SABC Student

I come from a family of six; three siblings and I’m the second born in the family. I was born in the Germiston Hospital and grew up in Katlehong till I was seven years. We then moved to a house in Germiston and I attended school there. My immediate family are members of the Church of Christ. I completed my grade 12 with a bachelor’s degree entrance last year and found a temporary job for the festive holidays in a company known as Rolig Grindod. I served as a helper on the Lord’s Table, rendered the Lord supper and a few devotions in the Germiston Church of Christ.

During my grade 12 I was confused about what I should do after school but had an interest in medicine. I attended a gala dinner at SABC after lectureship and I experienced a positive atmosphere among the students at SABC. After the dinner I had a chat with Edward Nkosi and he advised me to attend for a year and see what it’s like. I liked the idea because I was still confused about my career choice and that brought me to SABC eventually. I then was inspired to stay for three years. I gave up home and my career to learn more about my maker and to build a stable spiritual foundation.

I hope to complete the three years at SABC then go on to study medicine. More than anything I would love to be righteous, achieve humility and be more Christ conscious. During my studies I want to also fulfil the great commission even though medicine will take most of my time but I’m hoping to preach also.

Greetings in Jesus name, Luyanda Lungile Mendziwa

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