Pauline Evans, the mother of Paula Welch and Gail Darnell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 8th. She was 98 years of age and had spent many recent years in the Kingsland. Care Center. She is in now in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. Our prayers, love and condolences are with Gail and husband Ken, Paula and husband Don and with all in the family and whoever had known her. Funeral arrangements are pending. May God’s comforting thoughts be with all.
We were saddened to hear that Myron Fietz passed away from this life at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15th, but we rejoice at his “home-going”. He is now with his Lord and Savior in the life that has no pains and sufferings. Visitation is this afternoon from 1 to 2 pm at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, immediately followed by the funeral service at 2 pm. Our prayers, love and sympathy go out to wife Janet and everyone in the family, to all who knew and loved Myron. God bless everyone with peace and be His comfort with them in this difficult time.
Our Fellowship Meal next Sunday, February 26th will be hosted by: Troy & Leana Futrell, Doc & Sandy McDaniel and Sherry Wills & Ken Love.
“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
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This is a report by our Brother Mike on the work he was involved in last month in Nigeria. It is a blessing to hear of the work of the Gospel that our brethren are involved in. Keep it in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D
JANUARY 2023 REPORT FROM MIKE UDAM (NIGERIA)
We thank God we made it to 2023 and to the glory of God, work started on the 2 nd of January with the first quarter Leadership conference for church leaders around Northern Cross River hosted by the Ukpagada church. 98 church leaders from 38 congregations participated and we resolved to put more emphasis on reviving the congregations around us and intensify our approach to evangelism using WBS, Gospelshare, and other available tools at our disposal. Leaders also resolved to work closely with each other to grow the church around Northern Cross River state.
As a way of strengthening fellowship within the congregation and also taking into consideration the special needs of various age groups in the church, I had to plan to have lunch with the youths, the adults, and the children. These meetings afforded me the opportunity of evaluating the progress we are making as a church in the area of bonding and inter-family relationship, especially since we are a rural community. Honestly, I enjoyed these meetings. Even when each meeting cost me above a 100usd to provide the food, I returned home very happy and fulfilled as I hear directly from those I lead tell me how excited they are being in Christ and the fellowship we share in him.
Also within this month, Healing Hands International, USA chose our congregation to pilot the planting of Plantain to fight food insecurity in Africa. The church provided a piece of land and bought suckers to activate the process and to the glory of God, the farm has been established.
Externally, within the month, a nearby congregation invited me to speak in their gospel meeting on the 21 st and my topic was Church Growth Destroyers. The brethren were edified and to the glory of God, a few brethren were strengthened who were already feeling discouraged about the behaviors of some brethren that they looked up to.
Our WBS team was also involved in a three-day evangelism in Bebi, Obanliku, and three souls were won into the kingdom and top amongst them is a senior lecturer of the College of Education Obudu. God has been faithful and I am glad that I am found useful in his vineyard. Sincerely yours, Mike Udam