WEEKLY NEWS, MARCH 17, 2019

AN INVITATION TO ALL

. . .to get together to honor James and Rebecca Thuleen with a wedding shower on Sunday, March 24th. This will take place after our evening worship assembly, a good time for fellowship and additional activity. Sandwich refreshments and dessert will be provided. Let’s all come and enjoy this special time together!

WORKDAY ON APRIL 13TH

Meet at the building at 9:00 AM to participate in several painting and minor construction projects. A sign-up sheet is on the table in the rear of the auditorium. — Cary

INFORMATION CORRECTION

Barbara Belcher’s phone number was not complete in last week’s bulletin! The corrected number is available from this week’s bulletin and the church office.

UPCOMING FELLOWSHIP MEALS

There will not be a fellowship meal on its regularly scheduled day Sunday, March 31st but the next Fellowship Meals will be on Sunday, April 7th and Sunday, April 28th.  The fellowships will be after the AM worship assembly and, as usual, will have the PM assemblies that day dismissed. Mark your calendar, so we will all be there and enjoy a great time of food and fellowship.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

What follows is a Solar Player update from Sunset International Bible Institute which we have supported as a congregation in the past.   Please keep this work in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D

10,000+ Solar Players Delivered

Supported by almost 300 churches & over 1,700 individuals

4 Languages Reached

5 Continents Reached

Over 50 Countries with Solar Players

Churches Established Around the World

Kingdom Impact – IMMEASURABLE

Thank you to all who have been a part of the Solar Mission. In five years, God has done some amazing things. When we look back at all that God has done through the Solar Mission, all we can say is “Hallelujah, to God be the glory.” Every supporter has been an extremely vital part of this mission. From those individuals among you who gave for part of one solar player, to those congregations who give each month, this mission would not have gone anywhere without all of the parts of the body of Christ working together.

The current Solar Mission has a dual focus; we will be distributing 3,000 solar players over the next two years, in Creole, to the nation of Haiti and to the Portuguese-speaking world including Brazil, Mozambique, and Angola. The purpose is to reach out to the needs of one of our closest neighbors in Haiti and to reach the 5th most spoken language in the world, Portuguese.

For the past few years, many have been working to translate the material on the solar player into Haitian Creole. The literacy rate in Haiti ranks among the lowest in the world at 60%. The audio lessons on the solar player will have a profound impact in a country that depends on the spoken word so heavily.

While mission work in Brazil has done much to reach the cities of that great nation, there is much of the Portuguese-speaking world who live without consistent electricity or access to large amounts of Bible-related material.

In Africa, churches in Mozambique and Angola suffered for years under civil war, poverty and oppression, but as conditions improve, the word of God is spreading. Strong, biblical teaching is a desperate need of these fast-growing churches. Just as has happened in Brazil, the fast growth of the church requires a deeper education in the word for the long-term establishment of the church.

You have sent the light in English and Amharic to Africa, in Spanish to Central and South America, in Arabic to refugees in Europe, and in English to the Philippines. Now, send the light to the 5th-largest spoken language and to one of our closest neighbors.

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