THANK YOU NOTE
Thank you so much for your prayers and support for Sylvester and Sandra. God is working a powerful work through your partnership. Won’t it be great when all tribes and languages meet at God’s throne, we’ll meet our Nigerian family.
Again, thank you, we appreciate you all and thank God for your concern of lost souls — God bless.’
Deacon of Missions
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ANOTHER THANK YOU NOTE
We want you all to know how very much we appreciate the many months of inquiries and all the prayers sent up for Gwenda and Alton. That’s what held us together — and continues to do so.
The Peterson Family
WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL NEWS
Henry Kattner lets us know that 286 processed pieces of mail were shipped to Nigeria on February 9th, 2022.
EATING OUT TOGETHER
The group that enjoys eating out together will meet on Thursday, February 17th at the “River Grill” in Marble Falls. Time: about 5 PM. This will be with members of the Marble Falls congregation. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the auditorium.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
The Super Bowl’s Winning Desire This afternoon a game will be played. Large athletes will face off against each other in a football game known as the “Super Bowl.” In the end, only one team will emerge victorious.
Do you know where the rest of the NFL is tonight? At home watching the game. What separates a Championship team from the team with the worst record? It is desire, discipline, and commitment applied day in and day out.
In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. the Apostle Paul says: To win the game of life, we must have the desire (1 Corinthians 9:24) and the willingness to train like a winning athlete (1 Corinthians 9:25).
Desire is to want something. But winning desire works harder. Trains harder. Strives harder. So it is with our Christian lives. Christ doesn’t call us to sit on the couch. He calls us to true commitment. The athletes in tonight’s football game have worked each day for months to get where they are today.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” ~~ 2 Timothy 3:16,17
– Larry Fitzgerald Woodlawn church of Christ, Abilene, TX
“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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Part one of a report from our brother Sylvester on the recent work in Nigeria. Please keep these efforts in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D
February 5, 2022
Today is our second Leadership Seminar for this year. It has been a resounding success. The attendance today was 143 brethren from across the 6 counties that comprise Edo North. We had two Great lessons. Principles of Godly Leadership and The Faith of a Leader The attendance is on the increase because awareness of our program is increasing.
When we started last year September, we averaged 40 plus. But by the end of the year it grew. And by January we had almost 100. Today we were 143 outside of the children. And we know that this is how the attendance will continue to rise as more and more congregations become aware of the fellowship opportunity at Ugbogbo congregation. And they know that by coming they can also have access to good teaching and preaching materials from the Press. We take the opportunity to distribute tracts and materials from the OPM. And the Hymn Books as well.
We are thankful for the funds to prepare the food. Outside of the hall, the feeding was the next major challenge for which we are thankful to receive funds for. Today, Sandra and the Ugbogbo women prepared moi moi, which is paste made out of blended beans and eaten with garri made from cassava plant. Everything went well. The fellowship was beautiful!!
Many brothers and sisters from other places spoke to me in words of appreciations for bringing this monthly program back again. After the lessons, we presented food to the congregations from Akoko Edo that were present. The representatives of the congregations had Rice and Beans to take back for the windows and orphans and the indigent among them and that was so highly appreciated. Another highlight of the day was that we gave out Reading Glasses to preachers and church leaders from the village congregations who needed such to assist them in reading their Bibles.