A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION
Dear God, You have commanded us in Romans 13:1, Titus 3:1 and 1 Pet. 2:13, and other places, to submit to the governing authorities. And we want to do this, it is Your will. But as we look around us, we see that those authorities do so many things that are not subject to Your will and laws. We see them rebel against You and so we feel uneasy.
But You have also commanded us to pray, in 1 Timothy 2:2, for those in authority that we may live peaceful and quite lives in all godliness and holiness. So this we will do, because You have assured us in James 5:16 that the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective. Therefore we pray that there will be an awakening in those who are our authorities toward Your laws, Your will, which is the best for mankind.
As You have blessed us with a form of government that gives us the right to vote for what is right in Your eyes and according to Your will, we will do our best to be informed and prayerfully consider and decide to do what is right in our civic duty. May God bless our efforts in all we do!
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
VISITING FOR THE MASTER IN 2020
It is time to reorganize our visitation program for the new year. A sign-up sheet is on the table at the rear of the auditorium.
Please consider becoming part of this ministry, which has served our congregation well since 2007. A reorganization meeting will be held after the Sunday evening service on February 9th. See Cary Miller for additional information.
HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs – Bath soap, deodorant, tooth paste, shampoo
Phil Parmer has moved to Windchimes, room # 401.
THANK YOU NOTES
♥ We thank you all so much for the prayers, cards and well wishes after the passing of Kenneth and Kevin Herring, Leana’s brother and nephew. In Christian love, Troy and Leana Futrell
♥ Thank you for all the Prayers, Love and Support! Jeff Thuleen
Nigeria – Report on Missionary Visit
Brother Chad Wagner, who has reported on the Nigerian work to us in person early last year, recently spent time with Mike Udam, whom we help support, in Nigeria. This is Mike’s report of Chad’s visit. Please keep the Nigerian gospel effort in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D
REPORT OF MISSIONARY VISIT OF CHAD WAGNER TO UKPAGADA 21-23RD JANUARY, 2020
The president of African Christian Schools Foundation and Missionary to Nigeria, Chad Wagner, paid a three day visit to join us in expanding the frontiers of God’s message of salvation.
The visit afforded him opportunity to speak to the entire Ukpagada village during our Tuesday’s open air preaching. Arising from the expository message he gave, a soul responded by obeying the gospel through the watery grave of baptism.
Brother Chad also had the privilege to speak to leaders of congregations in Northern Cross River state in a leadership Retreat organized by the Ukpagada church on the topic “Growing the church through Sound Doctrine”. Over a hundred church leaders were present and learnt a lot from him.
Earlier on, he had visited with the clan head of Ukpagada, Ntol Julius Igbaji Mobre, in his palace. The visit afforded him the opportunity of hearing the conversion story of the chief who is now an active Christian.
The church used the opportunity of the visit to show him the congregation at Ukpe established as a result of our evangelism effort. He encouraged the new congregation to look unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of their faith.
The church appealed to him to help raise funds to complete the mission house and also draw the attention of Healing Hands International to help provide a functional borehole for the community aside the one donated by some brethren here in Nigeria.
We had a fellowship meal together and took several pictures to keep the memories alive. As a church, we are blessed by his visit and do hope he will take out time to check on us in the near future.
Sincerely yours, Mike Udam