Meetings:

Sonny Childs July Schedule:

  • 4-8 Mini-MAP, Little Rock, AR
  • 10-15 MAP Boot Camp, New Albany, IN
  • 17-23 V.B.S., Denham Springs, LA
  • 25-30 Christian Youth Encampment, DeRidder, LA

Lilly Dale Church of Christ (Near Tell City, IN) — Lilly Dale Church of Christ revival will be held Sunday August 1st, – Wednesday August 4th. Homecoming service will be Sunday the 1st. at 10:00  am. With a pitch in meal immediately following.  And a revival service each  evening at 7:00pm central time. Former minister Elmer Pacheco will be the
guest speaker. Won’t you come join us. Contact: Brian Williams  bpwfarm@psci.net

Woodland Bible Camp – Senior Citizens Week – September 13-17, 2010   Theme: “Roaming Thru Romans” —  Directors: Dick & Janell Lewis  and  J. R. & Pie Satterfield.   For further information, please contact J. R. Satterfield, 114 Brandywynne Lane, New Albany, IN 47150 or call 812-949-1959. We look forward to having you with us! Please pray for this camp week.

The Bible in Every Written Language Sooner than Thought!   Wycliffe Bible Translators expects to have the Bible—or at least some of it—written in all of the world’s 6,909 spoken languages by 2025. About 2,200 languages remain without a Bible, which represents about 350 million people—mostly in India, China, sub-Saharan Africa and Paqua New Guinea. Portable computers and satellites get the credit for speeding things up by about 125 years. Previously, a Wycliffe missionary family or team could spend decades learning and transcribing one language in a remote corner of the Earth. –DenverPost.com; from the “Sower,” Arthur, IL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!    “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” –Gal 5:13

GOD IS FAITHFUL…(Letting the Scriptures Speak) When:

  1. Discouraged remember “because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” (Lam. 3:23)
  2. You Doubt your Salvation remember: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13)
  3. You are Tempted remember: “no temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Cor. 10:13)

SPECIAL REPORT FROM MISSIONARIES  (AFRICA)

 Items of Praise 

  • Baptistry at Rockwood Bible Camp: With the Lord’s help we were able to design a baptistry with two changing rooms and a pulpit platform inside the existing building without using up too much floor space. The work has been completed and the baptistry is now operationable. 
  • Mhondoro: After many years of meeting under a “temporary” shelter they now have a nice little meeting house. At our workshop here at Rockwood we made the steel roof framing and the members there at Mhondoro, mostly women, moulded and burnt the necessary bricks.
  • Bulawayo: This has been a long and difficult project but the building is nearing completion for which we are thankful.
  • Women’s Camp in May they were 420 women over a long weekend for worship, teaching and fellowship. Some came from as far as 400 miles away. 
  • School Leaver’s Camp over Easter had over 200 young people. A record number. 
  • Spiritual Growth: We praise God for the steady growth we see in several congregations. 

Items for Prayer:

  • A few congregations lack mature spiritual leadership and are suffering as a result. Pray for God to raise up leaders who are “full of the spirit and wisdom” 
  • Hwange. Cossen Ncube, who started the church in Hwange, went to be with the Lord earlier this year. The church there lacks good leadership. Pray also for his widow and three children that the Lord will provide for them.
  • Evangelists/Preachers: We are desperately short of these. Pray that the Lord of Harvest will raise up laborers and send them forth into His harvest.
  • Elders: Many congregations are still in need of Scripturally qualified elders.
  • Bibles: We desperately need Bibles in the Tonga and Ndebele languages. They are especially difficult to obtain. Pray we will be able to source these books.
  • Water project, Binga: This is a low rainfall semi-desert area. There is a spring on a hill about 500 yards from the church which could be tapped to bring water to the church. Laying the piping is simple, but because of the rocks at the spring it would not be an easy engineering job to enclose the spring. We already have some funds contributed for that and are not asking (at this stage) for more. We need two things. Permission from the local governing council, and know-how to get the job done.
  • Binga is 400 miles from Ruwa and they want to build a Camp there to hold Bible Camps for their youth. It is too far away for their youth to come to our Camps here. For Camps they must have a good supply of water. There is no electricity there. Once the necessary engineering work is done they would have a permanent and free supply of water.

 Mark & Candy Garrett — 399 College St., Winchester, KY 40391 –(859) 402-8345

Mark.garrett@sim.org 

  •  Our home assignment is drawing to a close. It has been a good year in many ways. God has refreshed us both spiritually and physically as He has been preparing us for another term of service in Senegal. Now we are waiting on Him to supply the remaining financial support we need to return to the field. We thank God for the vast majority of our current partners who have been able to continue. Some have even increased their help in this past! We currently lack about $800/month. Gifts should be sent to: SIM USA, P.O. Box 7900,  Charlotte, NC 28241

Starting Next Month–August–Lord Willing: A “NEW” SERIES of ARTICLES

Recently we came across a lecture given back in 1998. (We had given it little thought for some time.) That year the theme chosen by the Christian Scholars Conference was Robert Henry Boll–the most outstanding editor Word and Work has ever had. Since in 1998 I edited W&W, they asked me to speak on Brother Boll as a writer and editor. (Other speakers lectured on other aspects of his multi-faceted ministry. I don’t have access to any of their messages.) We believe you will profit from learning or being reminded about this influential-but-humble servant of the Lord. Lord willing, this series will continue for several months.
–Alex Wilson