Exciting News from the Ukraine

EXCERPT FROM ONGOING CONVERSATON WITH EASTERN EUROPEAN MISSION.  You who have been on the list some time will remember our Brother Binkley mentioning receiving free Bibles, etc., from EEM for his work in Nicolaev.) 

“What we have just heard is astounding . . . The Minister of Education for Ukraine was looking over the records for all the oblasts (regions) of Ukraine recently and discovered that some of the regions had lowered discipline problems and escalated test scores.  He was very curious as to the reason for this and had his assistant follow up – – – It happens that these regions where the discipline problems have been significantly lowered and the test scores raised are the regions where we have placed Bibles and they are being studied in the classroom.


He asked for a meeting.  Bill Bundy and Dirk Smith were going to be in Ukraine so they arranged to meet with him.  He signed an official order that all schools would implement the Bible in the classroom curriculum, that will now become mandatory in the education of all the Ukrainian students!  We consider this to be a very good result of placement of Bibles in the classroom!  Now our job is to get the Bibles into all those other regions! 

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ISAIAH 55:11  So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

Bob and Jan

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 May you have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving


May you have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving

2014 Mission Trip to Gualaca, Panama

Cary brethren, please read this letter from our team leader, Dave Huffman:

I hope everybody is well rested along with safe travel home and continuing your service to the Lord. I thank you for the time you spent with me in Panama in His service and hope you are planning for next year.

Let me tell you how grateful I am that I was able to work with so many great Christians. Your care for the brethren in Gualaca, spiritually and physically, is clearly shown in your actions. Even when we were tired and HOT that did not stop your focus on the lost of Gualaca and treating the body and soul.

Because of your labor and God giving the increase, there are now four new Christians in the Lord’s kingdom and a new congregation of the Lord’s church.

By the numbers:

Doc Patients: 38 + 171+312+385 + 112 = 1,018
Pharm Patients 36 +182+ 318+419 + 129 = 1,084
RX’s 117 + 729+1245+2111 + 479 = 4,681
Hair Cuts 44 (Great job Donna)
Children’s Night 12+38+58+63 = 171
Daytime children’s Class 21+125+75+17= 248
Worship Services 91+ 124 + 151 + 156 = 522
Studies 35+77+107+25 = 244
Baptisms 4

Remember that we planted the Seed, watered it while we were there and God will give the increase. How many of these people will want to know more about WHY we were there and thereby obey the gospel is the answer and the reason for our doing what we did?

I hope we will all rejoice and give God the glory for the work that was accomplished in Gulaca. We need to keep these new Christians in our prayers that they will continue to grow; also remember Elio as he and the congregation continues to teach them God’s Word. Also, to support this new work Elio is in need of $500 per month to rent a small house and pay for utilities.

If you have any questions of if I can help in any way, please let me know. I look forward to working with you again!

I Cor. 3:7
Yours in Christ,
Dave Huffman

Chuch of Christ of Greater Daytona is ready to worship in a dedicated building

Brother Raymond Sieg reports that his congregation is close to leasing a property in South Daytona, FL.

The city council will meet on January 15th to vote on granting them a variance.   Please pray that the council votes in their favor.

Also, brother Sieg recently had hip surgery in October, and is recovering well.

 

Church of Christ India Missions update

Robert Hall is stepping down from his position as fund raiser, citing chronic issues with Celiac Disease.  However, he will still be part of the team, providing support in other roles.

He states that he’s been almost constantly sick for over 2 years because of ‘cross-contamination’ with foods rich in gluten.

Brother Hall will be returning to his former position as preacher for the Tanner Church of Christ.

Waldron Missions 2013 highlights

As 2014 opens, through God’s grace, and by your gifts and those of others like you, we have 47 Bible Training Schools being conducted in 5 states of India, with 362 men training to preach Christ.

There are also 84 young women training to be good Christian wives and mothers.  Also, in the last three months of 2013, we were able to buy goats and cows for 106 widows with 87 fatherless children under 18.

“Unto (God) be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end” (Ephesians 3:21)

Jim and Laura Waldron

Short-term missionaries share their stories on Sept 15

This Sunday night after we worship God, our three short-term missionaries, Bridget Cook, Thomas Mitchell and Suzanne Loving, will have displays set up in the lobby and will be available to share their stories and answer questions about their mission trips. Please make plans to come and and see how your support has resulted in the gospel being spread in Panama, Ghana, and Romania!