by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
SUMMERDALE, Ala (BNc) — Jerry O. Davidson, missionary to the Amerindians in Guyana, reports placing an order for 10,000 Award Bibles from P & D Bookstore, Rock Hill, S.C. at cost with free shipping. In addition, he ordered 500 giant print Bibles which will be given to new converts.
Davidson said while in Guyana on a mission trip, Lloyd Beard gave a 66 year-old man a Bible. The man said, “This is the first time I have ever held a Bible in my hands.” The motto of the Amerindian Mission effort is, “The Lord’s church in every village, and a Bible in every hut.”
When the Bibles arrive at the Summerdale church of Christ, Summerdale, AL, the plan of salvation will be inserted inside the cover along with contact information for the churches of Christ. They will then be shipped to Guyana, to be used as mass distribution Bibles each time the mission team goes to Guyana. A Bible will be given to everyone who wants one.
Anyone desiring to help give Bibles to these remote areas may contact Jerry Davidson at 251-510-9350 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit www.amerindianmissions.com.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I will be married 55 years on December 18. We have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.