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News and Notes From The Past-March Issues

by Compiled by Larry Miles

logoww109 Years Ago, The Christian Word and Work, March 1908  Bro. Chas. Neal has recently closed a successful meeting with the brethren at Linton, Ind., their first in a house of their own. The Church of Christ was established in Linton a year and a half ago. Tent meetings were held in different parts of the city, attended by enormous crowds, and resulting in a congregation of a hundred members. They now have a neat, comfortable, and substantial church, house. These brethren do appreciate God’s mercy that saved them and they are striving to save others. They are thoroughly missionary. Bro. Neal is now in a missionary meeting at Caledonia, Ind.

100 Years Ago, Word and Work, March 1917   From Lynnville, Tenn:—“Our work moves along nicely here. At one of my country appointments we had three restored recently.”—Η. N. Rutherford.

80 Years Ago,  Word and Work, March 1937 From Abilene, Texas: “My address is changed to Abilene, Texas. Have got moved and settled down to work. The Lord is already blessing our efforts and holding out before us a vision of greater things for God. Pray that He may find in me a willing heart to be used only for His glory and that I may find in Him my sufficiency. We left Mt. Auburn with great reluctance, but believe I have moved in the will of God.”—Frank M. Mullins.

75 Years Ago, Word and Work, March 1942  Johnson City, Tenn.: “One placed membership here since last report. The first Sunday in March marks our second anniversary with the church here. We trust our third year’s service, by God’s grace, will be the most fruitful yet. In spite of these tremendous times, the brethren are undertaking a heavier financial burden—we are glad we can trust our God to enable us to do so. We anticipate starting some other Bible classes soon. We will need to start our building payment drive soon. Pray with us that God may abundantly supply the need. “I hope you keep giving pictures and histories of churches. I love the work everywhere, and think the feature adds much interest to the paper. I notice people here all seem to take an interest in Bro. Rutherford’s write-up.”—Robert B. Boyd.

60 years Ago,  Word and Work, March 1957 The Portland Avenue Church is beginning the year with enthusiasm and expectations of great things in the days ahead. Brother C. V. Wilson, upon whom fell the mantle of Brother Boll, has now entered into the full-time ministry on behalf of this congregation. He is everywhere esteemed highly in love with the result that the prayers of many are supporting him in this wider field of service.Thus far in the new year, three have responded to the invitation for rededication and one has come to place membership with the congregation.

45 Years Ago, Word and Work,  March 1972  Eighteenth St. Church, Louisville: A mother and son confessed Jesus as Lord and were baptized into Him on February 27. Bro. Chester LaHue and Gene Hardin have been conducting services there. Bro. Alexander, who departed to be with the Lord, Feb. 23, will be missed in the work, as are also two former ministers, Bill Smallwood and Brent Hickman. Bro. LaHue is also assisted by substitutes from time to time, Brothers Leroy Friedley and Fred Schott, as needed.

35 Years Ago, Word and Work, March 1982– SCHOOL OF BIBLICAL STUDIES We are pleased to publish the article on page 90 from the desk of Michael T. Sanders, director of the School of Biblical Studies. Mr. Sanders, the director of the school, also teaches Romans – Galatians on Tuesday nights at Buechel. Word and Work plans to publish other articles submitted by each of the instructors, as follows: Dennis Allen, Vernon Lawyer, Ben Rake, Jr., Buford Smith, and C. V. Wilson. —Editor

25 Years Ago Word and Work March 1992 Jerry Carmichael to Linton–Jerry and Martha Carmichael and their family are now living in Linton, Ind. Jerry began to minister at the church there in mid-March. The Tell City church, where they ministered for the past 7 years, is seeking God’s will regarding their need for a minister. You may contact Allen Goffinet, 836 29th St., Tell City, IN 47586.

10 Years Ago,  Word and Work, March 2007  Woodland Bible Camp is gearing up again for their 53rd year of Christian Bible Camp. Last summer was a good year for the camp in that each week showed increased attendance and great spiritual growth. Camp attendance was up 24% from the previous year. There are several needy projects being anticipated for this year and much help is needed.

-Larry Miles is Co-editor of Word and Work




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