WEEKLY NEWS, JANUARY 19, 2020

THANK YOU NOTES
“It was a long 2019 and with your prayers and God’s grace….we got through it. We thank you from the bottom and top of our hearts for y o u r p r a y e r s a n d k i n d gestures. We look forward to a healthy 2020 for all!”
In Christian Love, Lynn and Kathy Patterson

“Prayers of thanksgiving are requested that Jeff Thuleen’s surgery had gone well. Please continue to pray for Jeff and the ongoing concerns.”
~~ The Thuleen Family

WITH SYMPATHY
Kevin Warren Herring, the nephew of Leana and Troy Futrell, passed away, at age 48, on Wednesday, January 8th, in Temple. Graveside services took place on Monday, January 13th, at Mahomet Cemetery, followed by fellowship and a celebration of Kevin’s life at the Mahomet Christian Church. Our heartfelt prayers, love and condolences go out to Leana, Troy and all the family. We are praying for God’s love and strength as this family grieves this second loss of a loved one in such a short time.

HELPING HANDS PANTRY
No special requests at this time.
Thank you!

LETTERS FOR 2019 CONTRIBUTIONS
In regard to 2019 contributions, let Bob Foster/Kynn Maxwell know if you need a letter from the church, attesting to your contribution for 2019, where you are itemizing deductions.

ELDERS 2020 BUDGET PRESENTATION
On January 19th, this evening, at the end of our 5 PM worship assembly, the elders will give a brief presentation, summarizing the 2020 budget.

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR TASSELS LATELY?
Bertram Church of Christ Ladies Day 2020
Numbers 15:37-41
When: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Where: Bertram church of Christ,
535 N. West Street, Bertram, Texas
Time: 9AM-12PM, Lunch to Follow
Registration: 9:00-9:30 AM

SOUP LUNCHEON FELLOWSHIP
We will have a Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, January 22nd, and also on Wednesday, January 29th, at 11:30 AM. If you would like to help prepare for the Soup Fellowship of January 22nd and 29th, please review the sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the auditorium.

FELLOWSHIP MEAL
. . . On next Sunday, January 26th
Hosts and hostesses: Linda Lively, Linda Robertson, James & Vicky Williams, but are there 2 more volunteers? Please, let Helga know! Thank you!

EATING OUT TOGETHER …
…on Thursday, February 13th, at “Mama’s” in Burnett at about 5:30 pm. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the back of the auditorium.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

Sylvester Imogoh – Report from Nigeria

This is the 2nd part of Sylvester Imogoh’s letter from last week. We are proud to help support the work in Nigeria. Please keep them all in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D

My Dear Brethren, this is a most serious need for the work of God in Nigeria for this present time. And I am appealing for your help in it.

I have plans to visit you all again. When it would be I do not yet know. I do not yet have the assurance of funds for our airfare. But my wife and I already have the visas that are valid till January 2021. But whenever we can make a visit possible, I want to sit and talk with you face to face about other areas of work, capital; projects and needs that we are looking at:

Ugbogbo Church Building Expansion Project: Our congregation has been experiencing wonderful and encouraging growth since last year. Now our weekly attendance for AM Worship averages 350. [This past Sunday, we were 404]. But this includes many children. But the children are the future of the church. Now this growth is posing serious challenges to us in the areas of accommodation. For now, less than 10 percent of our members earn any income at all. They are a bunch of needy folks- most of whom are in need of benevolences. There are widows, orphans, students, and apprentices. The plan is that we have to knock down the partition wall for the room that was serving as Children’ classroom for many years to increase the hall for worship. But that construction work requires money- for iron rods for pillars and beams, cement, sand and the services of carpenters and bricklayers.
Children Church’ Construction. Early this year, we started the construction of a structure outside and beside the church building to house the children for worship. Since last year, we have been using the front porch for their Sunday services. But that space has now become too small. [Most Sundays we have as many as 150 children, or more] That work is ongoing, but we lack the funds to continue.

These are projects that I hope IF I get to come to the US I will be discussing with brethren who may want to listen to me about my ideas and dreams for the future of the Nigerian evangelism.

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