By Glenda Williams

Davidsons honored at Capital Prayer Breakfast

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama (BNc) – Jerry and Frances Davidson were honored at the Capital Prayer Breakfast, July 18, 2014, at the RSA Tower in Montgomery, Alabama. The breakfast is sponsored bi-monthly by Amridge University, also in Montgomery.

Brethren came from far and near to offer up prayers to God for thanksgiving, church leaders, families, city, state and national leaders, sick, bereaved, and shut-ins.  Read more

Churches evangelize at Tennessee festival

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SMITHVILLE, Tenn (BNc) – Christians in the Smithville, Tennessee area set up booths at the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree Craft Festival, July 4-5, in downtown Smithville for the second year in a row.

Workers from the Keltonburg, the Smithville, and the Northside congregations in Smithville quadrupled the accomplishments of last year’s efforts at the festival. When the tally was completed, those working the booths had given out over 1700 free bottles of water, 1500 blue and white scripture reference cards by John Hurt, 250 House to House Bible tracts and several copies of Michael Shank’s “Muscle and a Shovel” books. Approximately 40 signed up for free Bible correspondence courses. Read more

Tennessee I-40 accident victims funeral time set

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HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn (BNc) – Laura, age 50, Claire, 19, and Will Shelburne, 22,  were killed in an accident on Tennessee I-40, Friday, June 27. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Walnut Street Church of Christ, Dickson, TN.  Visitation will be from 11:00 – 2:00. Burial will follow in Dickson Memorial Gardens.

To be updated on the conditions of Terry and Abel Shelburne, father and son, also injured in the accident, visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/shelburne. A Terry Shelburne Family Benefit Fund to help this family has been set up at Regions Bank. Donations may be given at any Regions Bank in the name of Terry Shelburne.

BNc correspondent finds mission field at senior center

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Editor’s note: We asked BNc correspondent Glenda Williams to share her and her husband’s experiences with you, after she shared some of them with us.

GENEVA, Ala. (BNc) — It all began when we finally accepted that we were old enough to start attending the local senior citizen’s center. We’d been enjoying the exercise room for a while, but one day they needed more people to stay and eat, and they invited us. We stayed. We ate. We loved it. All for just two dollars a day – one for my husband, and one for me.

One day when we were eating at a round table with other seniors, I overheard a lady behind us say to those around her table, “The church I go to is just like the church of Christ, except we have music.” Read more

Luverne church donates to purchase food for Sudan brethren

Luverne Church building RELUVERNE, Ala(BNc) — Raymond Elliott, preacher for the Luverne Church of Christ in Luverne, Alabama, reports members donated $6,399.00, on Sunday, June 15, 2014. The small South Alabama congregation, of approximately 100 members, gave liberally to purchase food for Christian brothers and sisters in Sudan. A check for the donated amount was sent to the church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee who is overseeing this effort.

Christian uses talent for less fortunate

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P1010003WESTVILLE, Fla. (BNc) — Eileen Speigner, 88 years old, is quilting and making blankets for the Geneva County Sheriff’s Department.  The small blankets, both quilted and crocheted, are 36” square or by the width of the material.

The idea was presented to her by a friend she met in the local grocery store.

Knowing Eileen was a quilter, she mentioned about the need of blankets for children that are picked up by the Sheriff’s Department from abused homes, or other situations. She related how toys and stuffed animals are always given, but the children reach for and hang on to the blankets.

Eileen’s heartstrings were touched upon hearing this, and she knew she could make them.

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Exchange student in Christian home gains ‘new point of view in relationship with God’

Copy of P1010001WESTVILLE, Fla (BNc)  — Ondrej Hubalek, 18, of Lukavice, Czech Republic was 16 years old when he decided to become an exchange student to the United States. He said kids start learning English in the third grade in his country, and he wanted to learn it better. He also wanted to learn the culture and experience what it is like to live in the United States. Read more

Ruth Robinson, 87, travels with son everywhere.

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BRANTLEY, Ala(BNc)  –  Ruth Robinson, mother of Garland M. Robinson, is visiting in south Alabama this week. Garland is preaching in a gospel meeting at the Sasser Church of Christ near Brantley, Ala.

“Oh, I go with him everywhere he goes. If he flies, he gets me a ticket, and I go with him wherever he preaches. I enjoy it,” the small 87-year-old mother said about traveling with her son. Read more

Former Pentecostal preacher William (Bill) Davis recaps life

P1010005BRANTLEY, Ala (BNc) — William (Bill) Davis, who was in Pentecostalism over 50 years of his life, and a third generation Pentecostal, spoke at the Sasser Church of Christ, Brantley, AL Sunday evening, May 18.

Members and visitors were riveted in their seats as they listened to Davis recap his life story of how he studied his way to the truth of the gospel.

At the age of 20, Davis believed he was “called” into the ministry and started preaching. He eventually ended up in the Assemblies of God where he was a licensed preacher for 27 years. Read more

Panama Missions 30-Year Anniversary Banquet Held

by Glenda Williams, (BNc) correspondent

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MONTGOMERY, Ala (BNC)  – The 30-year anniversary of Panama Missions banquet was held Saturday, April 12, at the University Church of Christ, Montgomery, AL. The four-hour affair was attended by approximately 160 people who came from as far away as Maryland, Colorado, Mississippi, and other surrounding states. Displays, videos, updates, an auction and a delicious meal were enjoyed by all present. Read more