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July 2022 News and Notes

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   UPDATE ON WORDS OF LIFE DONATIONS

      We are thankful to announce that Words of Life has received enough one time donations and monthly donations to cover the current expenses.  God moved supporters  to contribute in various ways and we are very thankful.

     The 75th Kentucky/Indiana Fellowship is scheduled for July 18-21 at Sellersburg Church of Christ.  It begins Monday night at 7 pm and concludes Thursday night after the last session.  Please see the article titled ‘2022 Ky-IN Fellowship A time to Remember’ for detailed information.

     We were thrilled to see that Ingallwood Park in Louisiana had recovered sufficiently from the 2020 hurricane damage to have the CYE Junior Week.  It appeared to be well attended. As summer progresses they will be getting back to the normal weeks.

     CYE News: Sr. Week, July  17-22, 2022.. Directors: Terrell Guillory & Tim Carter.

    Special Prayer Request: I received an e-mail this afternoon from Bro. Ron Bartanen of Sullivan, IL-- Some of the old-timers may remember when he preached at Kentucky Avenue Church of Christ in Louisville back in the mid to late 1960s.  Bro. Ron's wife Doris, passed awat this morning.  They had been married for 68 years. Please keep the family in your prayers. 

     The Lilly Dale Church of Christ is searching for a full-time minister for our congregation. Brother Eddie Olberding has elected to step down from a full-time ministry beginning in April.

     There are no upper or lower age or experience requirements. The church leaders are looking for the one who is called to minister to the congregation at Lilly Dale.    For further information please contact one of the Elders:

 Brian Williams: 812-449-4961, bpwfarm@psci.net  or Terry Sutcliffe: 812-836-2639, icivil@psci.net

            Note: The Schedule for 2022 Woodland Bible Camp is in a separate article in this month’s Word & Work.

     CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP COMING TO GOIN' FISHING MINISTRIES

Several months ago Paul Kitzmiller notified the GFM board of his desire to step down as our director and asked the members to look into other options for the ministry to continue.  Since then the board has been prayerfully searching for a replacement and is now thankful to announce that Mike Abbott has agreed to serve as our new director effective in the spring of 2022!
     Mike is currently serving as a minister of the Denham Springs, Louisiana, Church of Christ where he has been located since 2007.  He formerly worked with the Borden, Indiana, Church of Christ for 18 years and the Ebenezer Church of Christ near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, for three years.  Initially he will serve on a part time basis with GFM as well as continue with many of his responsibilities with the Denham Springs church.
     Paul will continue to be involved with the work of GFM.  He will be assisting Mike throughout the transition period and will be remaining on the board.  He may even make another trip or two to Ukraine, Lord willing.
     A specific date for this change to take place has not yet been set. There are several steps to be taken to ensure a smooth transition and we are not certain at this point how long some may take.  We will make an announcement once the process has been completed.
     A change in leadership will also bring other changes.  Most noticeable to our donors will be a change of our mailing address.  Please continue to use the current address for the time being.  You will be notified at the appropriate time when we make the change.
     We are looking forward to seeing this transition completed.  Mike will bring new energy and new ideas into the ministry; Paul will share his experience and insight to help Mike and both want to see the work move forward.  Please pray with us not only as we go through this transition but as we move ahead with preaching the Word and proclaiming the Gospel to the world while we await our Lord’s return.

** Please be in prayer for the Christians in Ukraine that are in the midst of terrible circumstances. Many lives of the Ukrainian Citizens have been lost and many have escaped Ukraine as the war has continued. Many cities have been totally destroyed.

 

 

Compiled by Sandra Naugle, Co-Editor of Work & Work.

We do repeat items from past months in the News & Notes if they are still active.

Any news or announcements pertinent to this News & Notes  are  welcome.  Inclusion is at the discretion of the editors. 

Please send to sknaugle@gmail.com or text to 502-494-4185 or mail to 545 Linnwood Ave.  Sellersburg, IN 47172.

 

 

 

 




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