by Lee Davis, preacher for the North Cobb Church of Christ

KENNESAW, Ga. (BNc) — The North Cobb church in Kennesaw, Georgia   hosted its third annual World Missions Weekend, July 30-31, 2010.

The idea for this program goes back to when Lee Davis was the preacher for the Sharon church in Sharon, Tennessee.  A World Missions Weekend was conducted by the late brother Ira Y. Rice, Jr., long-time world evangelist and gospel preacher.

Davis writes, “When I started preaching at North Cobb, I wanted to be able to start an annual program that would showcase sound and godly works being done throughout the world.”

Patrick and Chantelle Marie Swayne

This year’s program emphasized the good work of brother Patrick Swayne who is the missionary to Melbourne, Australia.  The program schedule was as follows: Friday, July 30, 7:00 P.M. “Lift Up Your Eyes: Why Go Anywhere, Let Alone Australia?”, Saturday, July 31, 10:00 a.m. “The Gospel Down Under: Examining the Lord’s Church in Australia, Past, Present, and Future” 11:00 a.m. “Melbourne: An Open Door Down Under”.

The program was attended by approximately five congregations in the Metro-Atlanta area with crowds averaging 40+. It was an excellent time of Bible study that pointed out our responsibility and privilege to preach the gospel to the world.

Past programs included the works done by brethren Billy Bland and John Grubb.