ALKEN, BELGIUM (BNC) -- A website has been launched with illustrated Bible readings for children. It is sometimes difficult to find Bible story books that are true to the Scriptures. In this case, actual readings from the Bible have been selected that are suitable for children. The beautiful illustrations were made by James R. Padgett … Continue reading Illustrated Bible readings for children
Ngomoromo, Uganda, BNC - On April 16th, the first Sunday after this group of Christians was forced to flee to Uganda from the war zone in Pajok, South Sudan, they met under a tree for worship. Simon Yope wrote to Don Humphrey on April 20th: "We are glad to be given a plot in the … Continue reading Saints worship under tree after fleeing Pajok violence
South Sudan, Pajok - On Monday, April 3rd, the town of Pajok in South Sudan was attacked by soldiers who blocked the exits from the town and killed residents indiscriminately. Since South Sudan became a sovereign state on July 9, 2011 the country has been racked by internal warfare among conflicting armies. Churches of Christ operate … Continue reading Pray for Saints in South Sudan!
Oklahoma City, OK (BNC) - As a warning to other congregations, I recently published a history of the (Quail) Springs Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, showing how they were led astray. Their leaders were influenced by church-growth methods coming from the Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago and from Rick Warren’s book “The Purpose Driven … Continue reading Do not sell your birthright!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - A history of the Quail Springs Church of Christ has been placed online at www.quailspringschurchofchrist.com by Roy Davison, long-time missionary to Belgium and publisher of the Old Paths Archive. The history traces the changes that have occurred though the years since 1953, when the congregation began as a church of Christ … Continue reading Online history of Quail Springs church
HURST, Texas (BNC) - "Let's Start Talking" was begun as a ministry by Mark and Sherrylee Woodward in 1981. The idea was to make contacts and give Bible instruction by offering people in other countries the opportunity to learn English by reading the Bible with American students. Recently, I was surprised when someone mentioned that … Continue reading LST’s association with instrumental churches
LUBBOCK, TX (BNC). At the age of 90, J. Lee Roberts, former missionary to Belgium and Professor Emeritus of Lubbock Christian University, passed away at Lubbock, Texas on May 6, 2016. J. Lee and Margaret Roberts were missionaries at Liege, Belgium from 1954 until 1966. They met at Paris, France after WWII where J Lee … Continue reading J. Lee Roberts leaves a rich heritage
CHENNAI, India (BNC) — The R. Sevya Nayak family are dedicated to the Lord and to learning. The four children are all first in their class at school. Like most children in India, they sit on the floor to study. Sevya, the father, is a teacher and translator at the Chennai Teacher Training School. He … Continue reading Dedicated to God and Learning
SINGAPORE (BNc) -- From 25 to 28 November 2015 more than 150 attended the 8th annual Four Seas Lectureship of the Four Seas College of Bible and Missions. Those present on the last day are pictured above. Lectures were held daily from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on “Living Soberly and Righteously.” The afternoon schedule … Continue reading 150 Attend Four Seas Lectureship
CHENNAI, India (BNC) — Many area Christians have lost all their belongings, but thankfully no deaths have been reported among brethren. The flooding has caused 280 deaths so far. This exceptionally low number - considering the devastation - is largely due to extensive rescue operations by the police, army, navy and air force, assisted by volunteers. The building of the Chennai … Continue reading Christians lose belongings in flood
Christian training school planned ahead, suffers inconvenience.
Messages and brain-storming occupied the day.
HAARLEM, Netherlands (BNc) - Missionaries to Holland, Jim and Ruth Krumrei, have lived in a modest house on a canal in Haarlem since 1969. Their next-door neighbor, Theo Van De Gevel, defined himself as an atheist for most of his life. But when he passed away at the age of 79, he had been a … Continue reading “Jim, will you teach me about God?”
ARUSHA, Tanzania (BNc) — Boma Ng´ombe [“Village of Cows”] is the hometown of Ahser Mbasha. It is located at the foot of beautiful Mt Kilmanjaro in Tanzania on the road between Arusha and Moshi. In the mid 1970’s a young man came down from the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro and passed through Boma Ng´ombe as … Continue reading The Power of the Gospel in Print
ALKEN, Belgium (BNc) - “What is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). Jacob’s prayer expresses my feelings as I look back over the last fifty years: “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth … Continue reading “What is your life?”
The Haarlem church was the first European congregation established by churches of Christ after WWII.
MASTUNG, Pakistan (BNc) -- Nine Christians were among the eighteen people killed in a bomb blast in Pakistan on June 11th. There were also Christians among the injured. A bomb planted on a motorbike exploded at about 9:20 a.m. as an intercity passenger bus carrying about 60 people passed. It was on its way from … Continue reading Nine Christians killed in Pakistan bus bombing
EINDHOVEN, Holland (BNc) – On April 13th and 14th, 50 brethren from 7 congregations in Holland and Flanders gathered in Eindhoven for a series of 7 lectures on ‘The Way’ presented by Daniel Napier. The two sessions on Friday night emphasized that ‘the way’ involves ‘walking with God’ from day to day, … Continue reading Eindhoven hosts lectures on ‘The Way’
HAARLEM, Holland (BNc) -- Seventy people attended the 80th birthday celebration of Jim Krumrei in Haarlem on February 26th. Except for periods of a few months spent in the US, Jim and Ruth Krumrei completed their 49th year of continual service on the mission field in January of 2012. Ruth & Jim Krumrei Jim … Continue reading Jim Krumrei celebrates 80th birthday
ERIE, Penn. (BNc) -- On Jan. 26, 2012 Donald Keith Turner (known among churches of Christ by his alias, Don L. Wood) was sentenced to five years imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and restitution to the IRS of $408,034. He was convicted by jury trial at Erie, Penn., Sept. 15, 2011, for conspiring to … Continue reading ‘Don Wood’ sentenced to five years