Virginia Brown of Brownsboro, passed away on Thursday, September 9th, in Athens. She was the cousin of Harold Hancock who shared the same, exact birthdays. Graveside services took place on Sunday, September 12th, at Chandler Memorial Cemetery.
Annette McDonald, the sister of Sarah Hancock, passed away on Monday, September 13th, in Abilene. Graveside services were held on Friday, September 17th , under the direction of Elmwood Funeral Home.
Our heartfelt condolences, prayers and love are going out to Harold and Sarah, as they are grieving the loss of their loved ones. May God be with all of those left behind friends and family.
Since most of our congregation is at this time fully vaccinated for the COVID virus, wearing a protective mask is now optional in all our services. But we encourage the unvaccinated and those who feel more secure with a mask to continue wearing one.
EATING OUT TOGETHER
The group that enjoys eating out together will meet on Thursday, September 23rd. Ask Bill Flanary for the location and time to meet.
“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
GLOBAL RELIEF MINISTRY
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Last month we helped support a team of Nigerian preachers, including Mike Udam whom we regularly support on an evangelism mission to Kenya. This is part two of Mike’s report on the trip. Please pray God will us these efforts to His glory. For the elders, Ken D
We conducted a leadership seminar on the family at the central church of Christ, Lukenya, Machakos County. It is a newly established congregation that is just a year old. The majority of its members are new converts. In their vote of thanks, they concluded that one day is not enough for us to speak to them.
Friday saw us having an entire day with the students of Nairobi Great Commission School. Four lessons were taught and we had time to interact with the staff and students of the school. A WhatsApp group was created linking the school and our team and all lessons in electronic format shared between us.
Saturday was the lectureship day that had close to 200 participants spread across the length of Kenya and some following virtually online. Five lessons were presented and questions arising from the lessons were addressed. At the end of the seminar, the lingering issue of the use of instruments in worship was laid to rest. Also, the issue of taking of tithe, dancing during worship, and women leading during worship was settled and we hope with the seed so sown, the multiplier effect of the teaching will be great.
The entire twelve lessons in a booklet and a certificate of participation were distributed to all the participants. 112 congregations participated across Kenya.
We worshipped at Eastleigh on Sunday and departed after a heavily loaded and emotionally charged send forth party.
Our observation and quick recommendation
1. Kenya is the hub of East Africa and a tourist center. It has been seriously corrupted with liberal and Pentecostal doctrines even as some are still faithful in the old school teachings. If Kenya gets it right, it will positively touch Tanzania and Uganda. Therefore, we desire that we make two trips in a year for the next three years, to weed out denominational doctrines completely and return the church to its right path.
2. As of today, there is not a functional congregation in Kigali, Rwanda. The need to pay great attention to that country is imminent. Our internet search indicates a congregation known as International church of Christ. We intend to start from the known to the unknown. If we get funding, we will take Kigali for Christ.
We got a powerful note from the Kenyans which speaks volume of the work, we did with them.
Hello Africa Evangelism Team,
The church in Kenya wishes to say a BIG THANK YOU to the entire team for the great sacrifice of traveling to Kenya during these difficult times and for the great work you have done. It was a pleasure interacting with you and many have been blessed. Pass greetings to brothers and sisters in Nigeria on behalf of the church in Kenya. Praying for journey mercies. Welcome to Kenya again!!!!
We thank you for supporting me and my team to make the trip. We thank God for Ebenezer Udofia of Healing Hands International who paid for all the transport costs during the entire mission trip. He also took care of our accommodation and fed us throughout the mission work. He is a great asset to the mission team.
We pray that God will reward you and touch your heart to send me alongside my team to go for missions in Africa to make Christ and his pure doctrine known on the continent of Africa.