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by Bennie Hill

Bro. Dale Offutt (1938-2015)  passed away on May 6,  2015 at Maple Manor. Please be in  prayer for  Sis. Wanda and the  family.The  visitation  was on  May 8, 2015 from  2-8pm at  Garr's Funeral Home in Sellersburg, IN  The  funeral will be on Saturday, May 9, 2015  at  11am at Sellersburg Church of Christ.

Update on  Dr. Dale Jorgenson -- I received this response from Rebekah Jorgenson Stringent, daughter of Dr. Dale Jorgenson, when I asked her how her father and mother were doing— She said that I could share it with the folks on your e-mail list,who have know them for decades as friends and some who were his students at Southeastern Christian College in the ’50’s and 60’s

He was in the hospital including rehab, for five weeks. He has made enough comeback to be back on a walker, and can get up and in small increments, get himself from chair in den, to kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. Can't comfortably sit on hard chair very long, or his wheelchair. His back hurts tremendously so, we just are thankful for each tiny move back to mini-mobility. Besides the back issues, he now has prostate and bladder issues, so is straight catheter throughout day. Without help, he can't bathe and prepare himself, and he leans on Mom, whom u wouldn't recognize. She weighs about 75...just a teeny tiny thing, bless her heart, tho she still moves like a young person. It belies her overall tiredness, lack of strength. I have a physical therapist, occupational therapist, an RN, and practical nurse coming in for them three or four days weekly. It is all very tricky, since we all still need to work...yet the folks are trying desperately not to leave their home. Thank you so much for prayers and love...it has made all the difference. Sorry this is run together, but I simply can't see well enough on my tiny phone to utilize correct punctuation, mechanics!

PORTLAND CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION held its annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Huber Farm in Southern Indiana. One of the largest classes in the school’s history of twenty-seven was inducted into the Alumni Association.   It was a fun evening of renewing friendships, remembering old tales of days gone by, and enjoying Christian fellowship.   Because the weather outside was threatening as severe weather approached, we were asked to follow our emcee, Earl C. Mullins Jr., out the door into a safer part of the farm.   The building was nearly full of former students, faculty, and friends.   The newly appointed Director of Development, Dan Wilson, presented a challenge to everyone present to stay in touch and help in locating former students.   There were two Distinguished Alumni Awards given:   Danny Taylor, class of 1967 and Steve Hill, class of 1975.   It was an emotional moment for each presentation. Danny accepted the award on his behalf. Aaron Hill and Ashley (Hill) Carpenter accepted the award on behalf of their dad. There was also an Honorary Alumni Recognition presented to Estelle Moody. She accepted her award via video made at her home in Tennessee.   Bro. Earl C. then recognized former students from each year since the school’s beginning. Bro. Joe Blansett was the only one present from his class (1938) and his sister, Billie Searcy was the sole representative of her class (1940). The senior class president, Camrin Kenney, then gave his response on behalf of the graduating seniors thanking the alumni association for the honor bestowed upon them and the lovely banquet.   It was time for the singing of the school song “PCHS” led by Tim Morrow.

            PCHS, in the truth so free,

            School of fond hopes and liberty,

            Gladly we hail thee from afar,

            Grateful to thee, our guiding star!

            School of the humble, true and brave,

            Long may thy banner ever wave!

            Gladly we hail thee from afar,

            Grateful to thee, our guiding star!


            Banner of beauty, emblem of the free!

            Symbol of duty, love and purity.

The night of remembering, honoring, and celebrating was concluded with a heartfelt benediction by Earl C. Mullins.


The mission of the National Day of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

2015 Kentucky/Indiana Fellowship has been planned for July 27 to July 30, 2015. This year’s theme is: “Looking at the World Through the Bible.” All sessions at  Portland Christian School, Westport Rd Campus. 8509 Westport Road, Louisville, KY

Monday night’s opening session will be with the Woodland Bible Camp Singers at 7:00 p.m.   The Program continues with congregational singing at 7:30 p.m.







Christ in Prophecy, (Television Program of Lamb & Lion Ministry) has been invited to return to the Trinity Broadcasting Network, beginning in early May. We will be airing our program each week on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 PM Pacific, 2:30 PM Mountain, 3:30 PM Central and 4:30 PM Eastern time. This new outlet will access every home in America and 195 countries worldwide with the message of the Lord's imminent return! Please pray for the effectiveness of our outreach on this new network. Pray for souls to be impacted and lives surrendered to Jesus, for eternity's sake. We also need your prayers for us to be able to raise the necessary funds to cover the cost. Please join us in praising God for this great opportunity to share His Prophetic Word with so many people!


Dr. David R. Reagan


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John 16:33