WEEKLY NEWS, MAY 30, 2021

THANK YOU NOTES

“Thank you so much for your support, prayers, and cards as we mourn our loss.”
Billy Christian
Wanda Christian

From the Thuleen Family:
“Thank you for the prayers, love and support that you have given to us at the time of our loss.”

God bless and our love to all of our Brothers and Sisters.

WEDNESDAY PM BIBLE STUDY
June 2, Lesson 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kynn Maxwell
June 9, Lesson 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Futrell

NEW MASK POLICY
The elders have decided that there has been enough improvement in the COVID situation to justify an adjustment to our mask policy. A large percentage of our membership is now vaccinated, and we have seen no cases of COVID-19 being spread in our church assemblies. Therefore, we believe the following adjustments are warranted for all services:
• Masks will still be required to enter and exit our building or while moving about.
• Once you are seated and socially distanced from others, the wearing of the mask will be optional.
• Should you need to get up and move around the building, we ask you to please put your mask back on. Once seated again & distanced you can remove the mask again.
• At the end of services everyone is asked to put the mask back on as we exit the building.

Our hope is that these adjustments will maintain a reasonable level of safety and yet allow us to worship our Lord without the discomfort associated with wearing a mask. Thank you for your cooperation.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTPRINTS

“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” Romans 10:15

KENYAN EVANGELISM MISSION REPORT PART 2

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We have been blessed in the last two years to support Madison Stone, granddaughter of our own Troy and Leana Futrell, in a mission effort in Zambia, East Africa. Her time in Africa has come to an end and she has sent the following note to us. We are thankful to have been partner with her in this effort. Let us keep Madison in our prayers and ask God to bless her future efforts in His kingdom. For the elders, Ken D

The first week in May marked the end of my second school year teaching in Zambia. While there I taught K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. In addition to working with the children of the families on the team, I also taught music, art and science to other children on Fridays.
Just as in America, COVID disrupted the lives of our team and the local people. As a result, I was not able to help out in the areas I had previously thought I would be involved in. God opened other doors while I was in Zambia. I had anticipated working with the nursing students and at the local primary school but was not able because of COVID restrictions. I was, however, able to develop relationships with some of the nursing students outside of school. I also had the opportunity to work in the pediatric ward and in the new operating theater. The pediatric ward was being refurbished. I helped paint and set up the new play area for the kids. In the new operating theater, I helped sort and organize medical equipment, hang curtains in the ICU, set up furniture and clean so they were able to use the space after the grand opening.
Spending more time in the hospital helping on these wards allowed me to build relationships with some of the medical personnel. I was also able to learn more about the hospital, patients, as well as the history of Mukinge Mission Hospital.

Thank you so much to the Highland Lakes Church of Christ for the spiritual and financial support over the past two school years. My time in Zambia would not have been possible without your generous support. I appreciate the prayers that have been said on my behalf and I have been blessed by this church more than you will ever know!

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