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by Bennie Hill


Portland Christian School-Alumni Banquet Update --- This year's Portland Alumni Banquet was  held last Saturday night, April 30th at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Portland's eighteen graduating Seniors were welcomed into the association. Earl C. Mullins emceed the evening. After a delicious meal of ham and chicken with all the trimmings, Distinguished Alumni Awards were given to Mr. Scott Heid and Mrs. Jodell Seay.  An Honorary Alumni Recognition was given to Jody Mattingly.  Dan Wilson shared with the alumni the 4-Classroom Addition Project and quizzed us on important alumni trivia. The fourth generation graduate was recognized - Caroline Wood whose great grandfather was the earliest graduate present.  Needless to say, it was a  great evening of fellowship and praise to our Awesome God.

New Preacher at Borden Church of Christ- Richie Folden, son of  Rick Folden, was ordained to the  ministry  at Borden last Sunday morning (May 1, 2016) Please be in prayer  for him and his wife Brooke, as they minister at  Borden.

EARTHQUAKES IN JAPAN (Report from Moto)  The area is about 600 miles a bit more away from where we live roughly speaking, and even we felt some of them here.  Someday, instead of the earth quaking we will see the entire whole universe quaking and shaking.  My C hepatitis condition:  I had it examined by a specialist last February.  There are two specialists in Japan, and one of the doctors happens to be working in a larger hospital within this Yamanashi-prefecture fortunately.  When he diagnosed my blood, he said out of the five steps, sort of speaking, of C hepatitis development  I was either at the end of the 4th step or in early 5th step, following soon by a cancer to end up my earthly life, not so positive view after all, he said.  The doctor made his effort to make me a perceptible for government aid for the treatment with the pills at relatively affordable price, so I have been taking the provision with gratitude and sense of relief.  By the latter part of May we will know the result.  April 16th was Yoriko's 83rd birthday.  She is still serving those who come to our way.   

Philippine Missions Update:   Bro. Cyrus Gesulga U.S. Visit Schedule Set  We want to thank all of the churches that requested Bro. Cyrus to speak during his upcoming visit!  Almost all Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday evenings have now been confirmed by churches in Indiana, Kentucky, and Louisiana.  The Gesulgas will arrive on July 8, and return to the Philippines on August 2.

In addition to the church visits, we are excited to announce that we will be the sponsor of a dinner reception for the Gesulgas, open to all and free of charge, during the Annual Fellowship Week in Louisville.  The dinner will be at 5PM on Monday, July25th, and all are invited.  After the dinner, Bro. Sonny Childs will be the opening night speaker.  Plan now to come at 5PM for the dinner, meet and hear Bro. Cyrus speak, and then stay to hear Bro. Sonny at 7PM.  It will be a great night!  We will post  Bro. Cyrus' speaking schedule next month and in the July newsletter.   (SPC)

KENTUCKY/INDIANA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP WEEK has been planned for the week of July 25-28, 2016.  Topics and speakers will be announced at a later date.  Churches and interested individuals are asked to help financially with the expenses of the meeting.  This will enable the Missionary Offering taken on Wednesday night to go totally to Missions Around the World.  For donations to the administration needs etc., please send to:

KY/IN Fellowship, 545 Linnwood Ave., Sellersburg, IN 47172

CITIZEN’S WEEKis being planned for the week of September 12-16, 2016 and to be held at Woodland Bible Camp in Linton, Indiana. The theme for the week is: “A Charge to Keep” and is based on Jude 3 “…exhorting you to CONTEND earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” Planners for the week are: Jackie & Robert Gill, Buford & Maude Smith, Ed & Clara Woosley, Rex & Marcia Prather, and JR & Pie Satterfield.     Click here for the  schedule.  Please plan to attend. You'll be  glad you did.  

Sonny Childs Upcoming Dates:


PORTLAND CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL: (8509 Westport Rd., Louisville, KY)

Baccalaureate Service, May 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at Portland Christian School.

GRADUATION, May 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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