Author Barbara A. Oliver

Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.

Killer Bees attack a Christian in Guyana

Guyana, South America  (BNC) by Charles Box — Our precious brother and friend Deokarand “Diamond” Mangal, came to the end of his earthly journey on the evening of August 28th. Diamond was a faithful member of the Plaisance Church of… Continue Reading →

Camp Amerikraine celebrates 14 years of success

UKRAINE, (BNC) by Jamie Suiter – Camp Amerikraine recently met in the Ukraine for their 14th year this July! According to director Jeff Abrams, Camp Amerikraine had approximately 300 campers. The camp has grown over the years and is the largest… Continue Reading →

Beautiful day for the graduating class at Freed Hardeman University

Student remembers college life at Freed-Hardeman University.

Children’s home grieving after murder of director

Children and supporters are reeling, steps taken toward counseling and organization.

Filipino Christians safe despite destruction

by Ron Halbrook PHILIPPINES (BNc) — Much news about the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan (named Yolanda in the Philippines) is appearing in the media, but concrete information from our brethren is only dribbling out because lines of communication were… Continue Reading →

Philippine relief efforts hampered by destruction

TACLOBAN, Philippines (BNc) — An estimated 10,000 people may have died as a result of the super typhoon that came through Central Philippines on Nov. 9, reaching speeds of approximately 200 miles per hour. Tacloban was hit by 36 feet… Continue Reading →

New discipleship class in Samar Philippines

UNION CITY, Tenn. (BNc) by James D. Suiter — The Bishop St. church in Union City, Tenn., raised funds for a very special project for brother Edwin Inso. Brother Inso works with five churches in Samar, Philippines. Bishop St. helped… Continue Reading →

Hidden Treasures Christian School celebrates sixth year

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, (BNc) by Amadi Jude — It all began as a dream in the year 2007 when the Lord led the heart of Brother UChenna F. Bekee to begin a work that has resulted in six years of… Continue Reading →

Early missionary to Bangladesh and Nepal passes

by Michael E. Brooks MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (BNc) — Harvey Hasha of Muscle Shoals, Alabama died quietly Monday night, Sept. 16, in his home. His health had declined quickly after suffering a fall several weeks prior.  Harvey was a former… Continue Reading →

Wake up with

by James D. Suiter SULPHUR SPRINGS, Tex. (BNc) — Have you ever wished that we had a morning wake-up radio program in churches of Christ and encouraging programming on radio to listen to from the brotherhood throughout the day? I know… Continue Reading →

Spanish congregation studies New Testament Greek

by Willie Alvarenga BEDFORD, Tex. (BNc) — On August 24, the Spanish congregation at Brown Trail Church of Christ in Bedford, Tx., conducted a Greek Workshop in order to teach the Spanish-speaking church how to study the New Testament using… Continue Reading →

Retired professor, Dr. Jim Edmonds, was an inspiration

by Kevin Moore HENDERSON, Tenn. (BNc) — On Wednesday morning April 24, 2013, after an extensive battle with cancer, Dr. Jim Edmonds went to be with the Lord whom he loved and faithfully served throughout his life. Jim was a… Continue Reading →

Evangelist Jerry Yost dies at age 70

NEW MARTINSVILLE, Ohio (BNc) — Jerry Yost of Hannibal, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 11, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio. Yost was born Nov. 28, 1942 in Farmington, WVa., the son of the late Denzil and Bethel Cole… Continue Reading →

Jane McWhorter Dies

by Kathy Kendall FAYETTE, Ala. (BNc) — Jane McWhorter was born Nov. 14, 1935 in Nashville, Tenn. She lived in Fayette, Ala., for the past 39 years, where her husband Don served as minister for the Fayette congregation and Jane… Continue Reading →

Memphis TV news attacks church newspaper ad on homosexuality

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BNc) — WMC-TV’s Action News 5 reported last night on a full-page ad attacking homosexuality printed in the Commercial Appeal. The ad appeared in the Sunday and Tuesday editions of that newspaper. Although it appeared to be a… Continue Reading →

Flat Rock preacher found safe

Terry Dow was found safe in Virginia.

Retired Freed-Hardeman teacher passes away

HENDERSON, Tenn.(BNc) — Eugene Hibbett, 80, retired longtime science teacher at Freed-Hardeman (FHC) died Saturday, Oct. 6. Hibbett leaves behind his wife Jacqueline, daughter and son-in-law Lynne and Kevin Moore, and son and daughter-in-law Lee and Sarah Hibbett, and four… Continue Reading →

Mrs. Hazel Marie Curlee dies at 99

GREENVILLE, Alabama (BNc) –– Mrs. Hazel Marie Stone Curlee, a resident of Greenville, Ala., formerly of Titus, Ala., went to be with her Lord on Sept. 29. She died quietly, at home, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Curlee was born July 31,… Continue Reading →

Funeral services for oldest WWII surviving POW veteran

MONTGOMERY, Ala., (BNc) — Leon Bozeman, one of the oldest surviving POWs from World War II, has died. A lifetime resident of Montgomery, Bozeman was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. Bozeman served as a rifleman in… Continue Reading →

Pikes Peak congregation hosts American Indian Missions Seminar

by Grady Miller COLORADO  SPRINGS, Col., (BNc) — Leaders in American Indian evangelism and mission work traveled to Colorado Springs for the 29th Annual American Indian Missions Seminar on Aug. 3-4, and compared notes regarding their rewards and challenges. Speakers… Continue Reading →

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