BIBLE CAMP IS COMING
It’s almost that time again! The Heart of Texas Bible Camp in Brady, Texas, has set its schedule for 2019. Session One will be June 2 — 7 and is open to the campers in grades 4 — 7. Session Two will be June 9 — 14 and is open to campers in grades 8 — 12.
As we have done in previous years, the congregation will sponsor any of our children who want to go to camp by paying their tuition. Those interested in going to camp should speak to Joe, in order to get a copy of this years’ comp brochure and application.
In the past, we have been helped with this expense by the generosity of members who wanted to help. If you would like to contribute to this good cause, please speak to one of the elders. — Joe
Darrell Debo, who had preached for the Highland Lakes congregation for 9 years (1966-1972), passed away on April 21st. He was a member of a Burnet County pioneer family and he lived most of his life in that area.
Besides having preached for a number of congregations in this area, he was also a very accomplished musician with a Bachelor’s degree in music, a song leader, journalist, election judge and a Burnet County historian, amongst other achievements. He faithfully served as an active member the Burnet Church of Christ for many years. He never married and was very dedicated to his father after his mother had passed away.
Funeral services are planned for Friday, May 3rd, at 10:00 am at the Edgar and Jenkins Funeral Home in Burnet. Interment will follow at Burnet City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Our condolences go out to all who knew Darrell.
HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs – Plastic bags, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant
WELCOME NEW MEMBER
Barbara J. Dorner placed membership with us last Sunday morning, April 21st. She comes to us from the Northwest church of Christ in Austin. Barbara, we are delighted that you decided to worship and work with us in the Lord’s church, here in Kingsland. Welcome! Members, please add her information to your directory. It is available from the printed bulletin or the church office.
India Evangelism Part 2
We have, as a congregation, supported in a small way for many years a gospel effort in the nation of India called India Evangelism, overseen by the West Freeway church in Fort Worth. We only hear about this work infrequently as the work is difficult. This article (Part 2) is written by a native minister Bontha Esudas supported by the Granbury, TX congregation and discusses the difficulties the church has in India. Pray for the work of the gospel there and the faith of Indian brethren. For the elders, Ken D
Siva Sena: We have another group called the Siva Sena which means “soldiers of Siva.” Another Hindu god among the three. A prominent political party named Bharathiya Janatha is a Siva Sena. These are the cruelest groups. They march up and down the roads with knifes and sticks and drums. Their slogan is “we are Hindus and we have to abolish the Christians from India using any means.” The government turned a blind eye to these events and ignored them. There are areas of the 20 Hindu temples where preachers cannot go and teach or distribute tracts. The government will arrest and take severe actions against those who do.
Educating the Poor is the key to the lasting success of the Lord’s church in India. I have a goal in mind that I keep close to my heart. If we can strengthen the Lord’s church in India physically and spiritually it will be helpful to the Kingdom of Christ. We have to produce strong Christians. I hope to start a Christian School and a home for Orphans that produces strong educated Christians. If they grow in the Love of the Lord from their childhood, I am sure they will become healthy mature Christians and also economically productive within our society. I don’t like to graduate them and send them out from school after the completion of their 7th or 10th year classes. We would like to see them go on to be doctors, engineers or officers. If we can help produce these types of Christians among the lower caste in India the church in India will someday become self-supported and then be able to send missionaries to other foreign lands. But for now, we are wholly dependent upon the generosity of others who can help with our needs.
Recently my two children were baptized into Christ. It has become a problem for me in that they need to be in worship with me. Usually, I ride my motor cycle and bring my wife on it. But I am facing the problem of bringing my family to the worship on my motor cycle. Between the three congregations where I preach, I travel at least 80 kilometers and have only my motorcycle for transportation. I usually arrive home by 11:30 at night from the congregations. I am hoping to help raise enough support to enable me to bring my whole family to worship with me in a car. It will also be useful for me to bring the converted people to the rivers or canals where there is water for baptisms available. There are no hospitals in the villages where I am working. A car would make it possible for me to transport the sick to the hospitals where they can receive necessary care. Currently I am trying to transport them by motor cycle but it is difficult for me.
I need your prayers and encouragement. All the churches of Christ in India greet you. Romans 16:16