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May 2022 News and Notes

by Compiled by Sandra Naugle

 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 edition.

         Editor’s Note:  We encourage everyone to read the 48 page booklet included in the April Word & Work.  It is titled: “Looking Forward to the Reign of Jesus Christ” and is by Col. Tim Moore of Lamb and Lion Ministry. Perhaps your Biblical view is ‘I am Premillennial’. This view of Bible prophecy is what the Churches of Christ that began this website believed. Please note that this 48 page booklet is Prophetic and does not encourage the reader to follow through with his turning to God by being Baptized. We here at the Word & Work believe that Baptism is essential to Salvation.  Acts 2:38.

       Editor’s Note:  Included in this edition of Word  & Work is an article about Words of Life Radio.  Please read this article including the attached spreadsheet.  Words of Life is experiencing considerably more expense than the total of the donations that come in each month. This is a very worthwhile work so please pray about giving each month or increasing your monthly giving if you are now a financial supporter of Words of Life.

     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.

      Sister Phyllis Kitzmiller passed into the arms of Jesus on April 24th in Jeffersonville, IN.  She reached the age of 93 in January.  She was the widow of Carl Kitzmiller (d. 1998) and they served the Lord in several churches during their ministry. She is survived by son, Paul, and his wife, Virginia, and Son-in-Law, Danny Valdetero (husband of the late Susan Kitzmiller Valdetero) and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her service was held on Monday, May 2nd at Appalachian Funeral Home in Johnson City, TN. 

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Christian Mothers. May God richly bless you.

 

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

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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