WEEKLY NEWS, FEBRUARY 27, 2022

FEBRUARY FELLOWSHIP

Our Fellowship Meal, today, February 27th, is being hosted by Jeff & Peggy Hale, Linda Lively, Linda Robertson and James & Vicky Williams. Thank you!

EATING OUT TOGETHER

The group that met on February 17th at the “River Grill” in Marble Falls had a very enjoyable time together. About 20 attended. The members of the Marble Falls congregation were not able to come. You may want to join the group for the next get-together when they meet on Thursday, March 17th at “Gio’s” in Llano.

WITH SYMPATHY

The sister-in-law of James and Vicky Williams, Linda Williams, passed away on Monday, February 14th in a Lubbock hospital. She had COVID, complicated by various health issues. Services are pending.  Our condolences, love and prayers for God’s comfort go out to James and Vicky and to all in the family and friends.

THANK YOU NOTES

Dear Brethren and Sisters in Christ,

Thank you again for all prayers lifted up to God for our family. Our cousin Donna Wood is home from the hospital, but please continue to pray for her.

God bless you all,

In Christian love, Judy & Barry Womack

WITH SYMPATHY

Former member, Dollene Pearson passed away on Friday, February 18th. She was 91 years old. Grave side services were held on Tuesday, February 22nd at the Lakeland cemetery in Kingsland. Joe Winnett officiated.

Our love, condolences and prayers are with daughter Zotyne Smith, the family and to all those who knew and loved Dollene.

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

GLOBAL RELIEF MINISTRY

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From a recent communication from Sylvester Imogoh we find an interesting way how the church can serve people in a very different way. Sylvester explains below. Continue to pray for all their efforts. For the elders, Ken D

Ugbogbo Barbing Salon

I have been noticing how many young people come to church services looking very unkempt, especially on the head. Countless times I have given money to young boys to go have haircuts. As a consequence of the hyperinflation that Nigeria is experiencing, late last year, The Barbers Association have notice of price increases. But the increase was not gentle at all. Rather, they increased prices drastically. For example, adult haircut, without any style went up from N300 to N500. And children haircut went up from N150 to N300. So since then I see more children at church with unkempt hair. If a woman has three children, to take them to the Barber shop will cost N900. Many of these rural women are struggling with food. So haircut is not a priority at all.

So I came up with an idea to assist poor families in the church. I talked with two professional Barbers in the church and asked if they could render free service for two hours or less each Sunday after church service. So they can help barb hair for free for church children. They were very eager and excited to do so for free. And one sister also volunteered to help in barbing the church children. So now we have three barbers ready to serve in the church.

So I asked the professional Barbers to find out the cost of clippers and other accessories. Everything amounted to a little less than N40,000. So I gave them the amount. They have purchased the clippers and the accessories. On Sunday February 6th, the church “Barbing Salon” took off. There were at least 10 kids who received free Barbing on that Sunday before I left. More children received haircuts on the next Sunday February 13th. This is another method of “evangelism”.

So I asked the professional Barbers to find out the cost of clippers and other accessories. Everything amounted to a little less than N40,000. So I gave them the amount. They have purchased the clippers and the accessories. On Sunday February 6th, the church “Barbing Salon” took off. There were at least 10 kids who received free Barbing on that Sunday before I left. More children received haircuts on the next Sunday February 13th. This is another method of “evangelism”.

One of the Barbers has told me that just the next day after the first day, the Barber’s Association Chairman was informed. He had already heard what wonderful initiative the Ugbogbo congregation has taken to help people see the goodness of Christ through our Community Services. This is bringing more glory to Christ as people talk about this small initiative. This is so important to people against the backdrop of the common practice of pastors who are exploiting the flocks.

Thank You very much for your support for us in different ways. I used some of my personal support and work funds to pay for the clippers and the accessories. We already have a power generator to provide the power and the church provides money to buy the fuel for the generator. May God be praised for all we are able to do to enhance His Kingdom’s work one way or another.

Amen, Sylvester Imogoh

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