Guyana Christian University Graduation Held

SUMMERDALE, Ala (BNc) — Graduation services were held at Lethem, Guyana Church of Christ building, Sunday, March 2, 2014. After completing the two-year intense Bible training, six men graduated. They had come from all over southern Guyana.Graduates (2) edited

Graduates pictured above and where they will be preaching from left to right are: Clarence Alfred, Paramakatoi Village; Archer Moses, Katoka Village; Luke Lucas, Aisalton Village; Clifton Laurindo, Yupukari Village; Graham Williams, Kopinang Village; Derrick Winter, Kraudar Village; and Thomas George, Director of Guyana Christian University.

Prospective students are now being interviewed for the next two-year session which will begin September 2014.

Amerindians Hungry to Hear Gospel

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SUMMERDALE, Ala (BNC) — “A group of 35 people (adults and children) traveled over three hours on an uncovered trailer pulled behind a tractor on roads that many would consider impassable just to hear the Gospel preached. They came knowing there were no beds to sleep in. Some slept in tents, others slept in the church building on the floor, and some slept under the trailer on the ground, eager to hear the Word the next day,” states Terri Robertson of Northport, AL. Continue reading

Elba, Alabama Church Singing Unique

by Glenda Williams, BNc Correspondent

ELBA, Ala (BNc) — The Elba Church of Christ hosted their bi-annual acappella singing Friday evening, January 31, 2014. The singing is held the last Friday evening in January and in July. Men from different congregations led songs throughout the 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. allotted time. Phillip Box serves as minister of the Elba church.  Continue reading

Seventeen Baptized in Guyana Mission Effort

SUMMERDALE, Ala (BNc) — Jerry O. Davidson, missionary to the Amerindian villages in Guyana, and the mission team traveled to Guyana October 14 – November 4, 2013, for another soul-saving effort. They worked in five Amerindian villages, with a total of 17 baptisms. Guyana truck Continue reading

Carl Sims unveils Sowing the Seed Seminar

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CLARKSVILLE, Tn (BNc) — Carl S. Sims, Clarksville, TN, has written his own Bible study materials and unveiled them this week. Sowing the Seed materials and seminars are now available.

Sims has taught the Open Bible Study for 26 years. Baptisms, as a result of his daily Bible studies, are too many to mention. Sims stated, “It just became part of me.” Continue reading

Ten thousand Bibles ordered for Guyana

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 davidsonjo@aol.com. For more information, please visit  www.amerindianmissions.com.

Evangelist Carl Sims: ‘I prospect every day of my life’

Evangelismby Glenda Williams, BNc Correspondent

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — “I, as usual, prospect every day of my life,” is the statement Carl Sims made to me yesterday.

A master at teaching the three-lesson Open Bible Study, Carl devotes his time prospecting, teaching, and training others to teach this study.

“We’ve had 56 baptisms this year, with more expected this week,” Carl also told me. He limits himself to three to five in-home studies per day, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Continue reading

Beware! Scam artists at work on FB

by Glenda Williams, BNC correspondent

Geneva, AL (BNc) — Scam artists are doing an excellent job in scamming innocent people on Facebook. Late one night I noticed a friend from Atlanta posted that he needed immediate help in a foreign country. I replied, and he informed me his daughter had been in a serious car accident in the Philippines. She was at the hospital in critical condition and they wouldn’t treat her until a family member stood good for her bill. Continue reading

Wiregrass Christian Youth Camp summer recap

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent

GENEVA, Ala (BNc) — Angie Braswell, Secretary at Wiregrass Christian Youth Camp, Chancellor, AL recaps the eight weeks of summer sessions in 2012 as follows: Campers: 707; Staff members: 271; Baptisms: 20; Bible Awards given: 656; Scholarships given: 43; Prayer requests assisted: 30; Campers not affiliated with the churches of Christ: 237.

Wiregrass Christian Youth Camp is located on a former golf-country club setting out from Chancellor, AL.