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News and Notes

by Bennie Hill

Portland Christian School Alumni Banquet:

When: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Location: PCS Gymnasium 2500 Portland Ave.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00 per person

Distinguished Alumnus in Christian Service Awards:  Martin & Susan Brooks; W. Robert and Jane Heid

For information / reservations contact the school (502) 266-9892 The class of 2011 attends as our guests.

Dates To Remember:

Oakdale, LA: Please  pray for the  Morrow. Sis. Joanna Morrow went to be  with the Lord on Monday, April 11th, 2011.  Please  pray for Bro. Bob and  the rest of the family.

Cherry Street Church of Christ, New Albany, IN.  Last Sunday (4/10/2011) we were  blessed to have Bro. Sonny Childs   from Paragould, AR with us in a  “Make it Real Sunday.” Sonny  spoke  4  times.  We were blessed to have  many  visitors  for the  4  sessions.  The  messages were  videotaped by Bro. Larry Miles.  The DVDS (2) are  available  for  $20.00; the CDS (4) for $12.00,  postage included.  For  info: contact Larry Miles

Sellersburg Church of Christ, Sellersburg, IN.  The  congregation is  looking for a minister.  Their web  site  with  contact  info is http://sellersburgchurchofchrist.org

Bible Study Book Available: Bro. Larry Miles, Bible Teacher at Cherry Street Church of Christ in New Albany, IN has  written a  study  guide called “New Testament Postcards,” a  study  of the  “one chapter” books in the New Testament (Philemon, 2nd John, 3rd John and Jude. The  books is  available  for $3.75, plus postage.  Contact Larry Miles if  interested. These studies were given to the  Senior Adult Bible Class at Cherry Street last   quarter.

(April 1-3, 2011)Lecompte Church of Christ, Lecompte, LA (Dilliard Fontenot, Minister) – Bennie Hill will be   holding a  Revival Meeting    Theme: “Bible Characters Used by God.”  Note: Bennie reports a   good meeting.

LaGrange Church of Christ (Kentucky) – April 4-8, 2011 – 7:00 P.M.  — “Love Revival”

July 25-28, 2011 64th Annual KY/IN Christian Fellowship Week

July 26, 2011 (Tuesday) Kentuckiana Bible College Booster Dinner @ Sellersburg Church of Christ Christian Center

“Senior Citizen’s Week @ Woodland Bible Camp: “Start Your Engines” and mark your calendars for September 12-16, 2010. Directors: J.R. & Pie Satterfield; Bennie & Adele Hill. Program, theme, speakers, etc. will be coming out in near future. Join us at Woodland Bible Camp for many “senior moments.”

Word & Work Online is a good way to advertise your meetings or other interesting news from your church.

On Commitment: Several years ago, at a meeting of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bobby Richardson, former New York Yankee second baseman, offered a prayer that was short and to the point: “Dear God, Your will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.” Long before the days of Bobby Richardson, D.L. Moody uttered this rather challenging statement: “The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to Him.” He spoke of commitment!

SPECIAL REPORT FROM MISSIONARIES

(excerpt from Prayer/Praise Booklet – 2010)

AFRICA — Robert & Joy Garrett, 2703 Northwestern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40212 – – (512) 290-2457

E-Mail Address: garrettzimbabwe@gmail.com

Dewitt and Dollie Garrett with two children went to Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) in 1930. Three more children were born to them there and a sixth later in the USA. Their work of evangelization/church planting was centered in the capital city Harare (then Salisbury). Dewitt Garrett went be with the Lord in 1972. (Other missionaries who also worked in Rhodesia in the early years were W.L. Brown, Vernon Lawyer, John Kernan, David Brown, and Robert Gill) Robert and Joy joined his parents in the work in 1960 and have continued to this day.

Zimbabwe has a population of about 13 million. The capital city, Harare, has over 1 million. We have 11 congregations in Harare that we work with, and then in other towns and country districts about another 30. Our “mission headquarters” is 75 acre Rockwood Bible Camp in Ruwa, just outside of Harare. Here we have our camp facilities, our residence, do printing of gospel literature as well as a workshop where we are able to fabricate roof trusses and other needs.

Items For Praise:

  1. This year (2010) the camps have been truly blessed of the Lord
  2. School-Leaver’s Camp over the long Easter weekend, April 2 – 5, There were 218 young people ages 18 and over.
  3. April 11 – 17. Senior Camp – High School ages 13 – 17. We had 105 Campers,.
  4. May 21-23.  Women’s Camp;  There were 495 women !
  5. Men’s Camp, in August, had more than 100 men
  6. Junior Camp,also one week in August more than 100 ages 7 – 12.

 

Items For Prayer

  1. That the Lord will work mightily in these camps in 2011. (As the Lord enables the same camp schedule will be carried out in 2011).
  2. for expanded sleeping accommodation. The number of youth campers alone has far outgrown our present sleeping facilities. We need to build another two dorms just for the youth camps. The Easter Camp of young singles ages 18 and over (School-Leaver’s) was 218 of which 118 were girls cramped into a “dorm” that can hardly hold even 50 comfortably. Bunk beds would help, especially for the youth, but not very well for older women, and they are prohibitively expensive. We need to build at least two more dormitories even if we were to acquire bunk beds.
  3. for the various evangelistic outreaches some congregations are involved in. Also the Youth of the Harare Area churches organize themselves at different times to do house to house evangelism in residential area and also out in select rural areas

Lord Willing: I will return to Zimbabwe the end of March 2011 and stay about four months. Unfortunately, although Joy is in good health, the neuropathy in her feet makes it impossible for her to withstand that long trip by air, so she will not accompany me.

Bro Paul Kitzmiller, as the Lord enables, has agreed to make a four week teaching trip to Zimbabwe for the month of April 2011. PRAY for him as he prepares the many lessons he will be giving and for the effective building up of the believers in Zimbabwe.

 

 





2 Responses to “News and Notes”

  1. Thank you for this website and all the articles you publish. These are a great help in understanding the Bible and especially in “correctly dividing the word”.

    One aspect of your current articles on Proverbs that has been bothering me is your use of the NIV in these studies. I’m sure you are aware that the NIV is classed as a dynamic equivalent (DE) translation or “thought for thought”. So I am perplexed that any serious study of the Bible would eschew DE translations and would be better served by the literal translations such as KJV, NKJV, NASB or ESV, to mention a few. I realise that even among the literal translations not all agree in every instance but surely these would be better than DEs?
    Thank you once again and keep up the good work you are doing at Word and Work.

    Your brother in Christ

    Francis (Michael) Russell

  2. Rutendo L Mpeyiwa says:

    Just came back from the 2011 School Leaver’s Camp we really enjoyed it& learnt a lot from Bro. Kitz-Miller he is very talented i should say.MAY THE LORD HELP EACH&EVERY ONE OF US TO KEEP HIS WORD IN OUR HEARTS.GOD BLESS



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