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by Bennie Hill

    FOR PREACHERS (P.H. Welshimer – American Christian Minister and author from Canton Ohio.  Well-known leader in the Restoration Movement)  From list of Do’s & Dont’s.   Stay Put.  Be an Encourager. Be Optimistic.  See the Best in people!  Read good books. Prepare for every service.  Be careful of your dress.  Accept criticism kindly, Cultivate a sense of humor.  Quit when you are through.

     TIM LaHAYE.   “It is certain!    Did you know the Bible contains almost three times as many promises of Jesus’ second coming as of his first coming?  Scripture boasts 129 prophecies regarding Jesus’ first coming, but 329 predictions regarding His second coming.  Since His first coming occurred just as prophesied, we can anticipate that the second coming is three times as certain as His first.” 

      WOODLAND BIBLE CAMP Senior CITIZENS WEEK SEPTEMBER 9-13, 2019

Check-in Monday at 2:30 and is over after lunch on Friday.

THEME:The Design of the Designer – Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Directors:  Planning Committee

Contact Ed Woosley (812) 689-0246 or Sandra Naugle (502) 294-4185

ANNUAL MEETING SEPTEMBER 10, TUESDAY 6:00 p.m.–During Sr. Citizens Week Contact David Pound at poundhous@aol.com

FALL RETREAT SEPTEMBER 27-29 Friday 6  p.m. – Sunday 1 pm.

AGES Grades 8-12 and College 1st year / age 20–Director Jeff Adams (812)987-6006  jeffreywadams@gmail.com

  29th ANNUAL LADIES RETREAT.   SEPTEMBER 27/28, 2019

(Friday 6 pm to Saturday 2:30 pm)  Theme:  “THE STORY OF GOD.”  Life Enrichment Center.   Crestwood, KY.

Contact Sandra Naugle  502-494-4185  or sknaugle@gmail.com

        REVIVAL AT PARKSVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (CHURCH OF CHRIST) PARKSVILLE, KENTUCKY – Frank Preston Minister) Our revival is Sept. 22-25, 2019 at 6:00 on Sunday and 7:00 the rest of the week Sunday morning 11:00 with dinner afterwards Joe Stone is holding the meeting.

       HOMEGOING OF BRO. DOUG BROYLES (1941-2019)  Funeral services for  Doulas Irvin Broyles, 77, of Jennings were held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Miguez Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with officiants Sonny Childs assisted by Jack Harris and Roy Platt.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home with Military Honors.  In 1962 Douglas graduated from Southeastern Christian Junior College in Winchester, KY, where he met Joyce Smith from Jennings, LA, his future wife.  He returned to Johnson City to attend East Tennessee State University.  He joined the USAF in 1964 and after medical training was stationed at England Air Force Base in Alexandria, LA.  Soon thereafter he reunited with Joyce and married her July 26, 1965 in Jennings. In 1992 he was ordained into the ministry at his home church in Tennessee.  From 1987 to 1997 he served as Administrative Minister of the Jennings Church of Christ, along with years of service as secretary of the Christian Youth Encampment in DeRidder, LA. 

       PRAYER FOCUS THIS MONTH (Cramer Church Bulletin, Lexington, KY)  The SALVATION OF LOST SOULS!   That’s the reason Jesus came into the world “to seek and save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10).   This is the WORK OF THE CHURCH and YOU are encouraged to:

       CHURCH OF CHRIST WORLDWIDE (Lexington, Kentucky) continues to receive and FORWARD funds around the world.    Those who give receive an acknowledgement letter with a thank-you on behalf of the Mission Office.    Those receiving funds receive a monthly financial report showing present givers.   We are truly thankful for this “work of faith and labor of love” by David & Betsy Harding and Stanna Page.   They are to be commended for their faithfulness.    Please change David’s new address to davidharding@mymetronet.net You can reach him here for additional questions that pertain to the finances.

       PORTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Reporting:  Dan Wilson)  PCS is off to a great start as of August 15, 2019.   Enrollment is good, but we have room for more! 

Upcoming events:

Sep 19 – Celebration Dinner at The Olmsted on Frankfort Avenue.  Our guest speaker this year is Christian movie producer Alex Kendrick, whose latest movie – Overcomer – is set to open in theaters nationwide this Friday, Aug 23rd.  He will be speaking about impacting culture.  Silent auction is at 5:30, dinner and program at 6:30.  Reservations are required – contact Dan Wilson at (502) 429-3727 or register online at www.portlandchristian.org/celebration-dinner.

Oct 19 – PCS Fall Festival and White Elephant Sale, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Location: 8509 Westport Rd. Louisville, KY 40242.  (502) 429-3727

       NEWS FROM ROBERT GARRETT (8/25/2019  I want to thank all the good folks who lifted me up to the Throne Of Grace during the past few weeks.  Our Lord has answered and blessed in a wonderful way.  I had suffered from mild hip pain for the past two years. Then in July it suddenly got extremely worse and my Doctor put me in the hospital and arranged for a surgeon to operate.  The problem was with the L4 and L5 vertebrae. The Surgeon, Dr. Werner of Baptist East Hospital, operated and put in two steel plates and screws.  I have been completely pain free since the operation. After the hospital I spent two weeks in rehab where they put me through various exercises to regain strength in my legs.

I am now back home and thankful to our Lord  for His blessings and for your prayers.

This month, August 22, Joy and I will have been married 66 years.

God has blessed beyond measure. He gave us 6 children, 25 grandchildren, and 15 going on 16 Great Grand children. and a wonderful church family here in the USA and in Zimbabwe.  Lord willing, I hope to make a 3 month trip to Zimbabwe next March.

       CENTRAL BIBLE SEMINARY (DAVID MOLDEZ  North Philippines.

JULY 2019 UPDATE- OBEYING THE GREAT COMMISSION

“Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. Psalm 96:2-3

Before Central Bible Seminary begins the Academic Year 2019-2020 this month of August 2019, I had the opportunity to join the mission Team of the Bible League in training church planters and giving bibles in the different parts of the Philippines. At least 100 church pastors and workers attended in every training. In obedience to the Great Commision of our Lord to make disciples, we reached the Southern part of the Philippines namely Danao, Cebu;  Koronadal, South Cotabato; Tagum, Davao del Norte; Valencia, Bukidnon and this week in Guimba, Nueva Ecija. About 6o% who attended  the training  are from Tiboli and Manobo minorities who are ministering to their own people  and starting local churches in the remote areas of the said places. They returned to their area with a renewed commitment to do Mission work and bringing with them  the 10 bibles  and materials to initially  teach the word of God in the communities.

CBS opened last August 6, 2019. I will still teach 5 subjects this 1st semester 2019-2020. Please pray that CBS will continually be used by God to teach His disciples to obey all that He has commanded.

We thank the Lord for the GGC-GEA Medical, Dental mission conducted at Batasan, Quezon City. Ptr. Willy Lim, the present pastor is a former student of CBS. Judy delos Reyes, another CBS graduate is the youth Pastor. One of their elders and four young people either studied or are  still studying in CBS. Praise God for this partnership of winning souls for Christ.

Please pray that we may be able to train more workers who would go and make disciple of all nations. Thank you for your partnership with us so that more people will receive God’s salvation through Christ our Lord. All for God’s glory!




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2 corinthians 1:3-4