Category Benevolence

Park Ave. church sends $90k to Japan

The Park Avenue church in Memphis TN will send the donations on to Japanese Christians, with 100% of the offerings reaching Japan.

JAPAN: Unstable situation poses ‘dilemma’

A Japanese preacher’s wife emails that the unstable conditions in Japan because of the nuclear reactors poses a dilemma to those who seek to help the needy.

Church provides aid to flood victims in Panama

by Lisa Carter PANAMA CITY, Panama (BNc) — Panama had extreme flooding during the month of December and many Christian families of indigenous people living in remote villages were affected. There are many Panamanian families, four American families living in… Continue Reading →

2010 Operation Christmas Joy

by Glenda Wiliams, BNc correspondent GENEVA, AL (BNc) — Joy Galloway, Kellee Jackson, Maggie Moyer and Wanda Cannon worked all year buying items to be packed and shipped to Panama for the 2010 Operation Christmas Joy project. This year’s backpacks… Continue Reading →

New Cookie Ministry is hit

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent GENEVA, Alabama (BNc) — This author began a cookie ministry last week.  Let me explain. “Old-Timey Tea Cakes” was the recipe that caught my attention and I made a batch. With four cups of flour,… Continue Reading →

Spring Meadows helps ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

by Dale Jenkins, Spring Meadows evangelist SPRING HILL, Tenn (BNc) — The Spring Meadows congregation participated in the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive with our local post office. Members Kelly Estabrooks and Teri Moore led in the effort.  Over… Continue Reading →

A Hand Up for flood victims

by Jonathan Pettus, Involvement Minister MT. JULIET, Tenn., (BNc) — The recent Nashville flood has left many homeless and hurting.  Many are brothers and sisters in Christ. Are you able to help?  The Mt. Juliet Church of Christ is organizing… Continue Reading →

Haiti relief continues with good results

by John L. Kachelman. Jr. JUDSONIA, Ark. (BNc) — Our early planning is paying off exceptionally well. Every container has arrived smoothly and food has been distributed without problems. Thanks to the cooperation and planning of Rang Hee, Erin Long… Continue Reading →

Spreading the good news with a bucket

by Barbara A. Oliver, managing editor IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine (BNc) — One congregation does its benevolent work by the bucketful. The Judsonia, Ark., church, together with other congregations, is involved in benevolent aid to Sudan, Ukraine, Nigeria, India, Honduras and a… Continue Reading →

Haitian aid shifts gears

by Barbara A. Oliver, managing editor PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (BNc) — The earthquake that hit Haiti Jan. 12 took more than 230,000 lives, injured approximately 300,000 and left an estimated one million people homeless. An update from Roberta Edwards, of the… Continue Reading →

Elder sews blankets for Amerindian babies

by Glenda Williams SUMMERDALE, Ala. (BNc) — Ralph Adams, elder for eight years at the Summerdale church, Summerdale, Ala., is a maker of baby blankets. “I heard Jerry Davidson say he needed baby blankets for Guyana. My wife had crocheted… Continue Reading →

Women sew for Guyana children

by Glenda Williams GENEVA, Ala., (BNc) — Six ladies in three different parts of the country, who may never meet this side of heaven, all share common goals. “It’s wonderful. I don’t want to quit. My favorite pasttime is making… Continue Reading →

Update of Haitian relief efforts by Judsonia church

Editor’s Note: The Judsonia, Ark. church has been instrumental in launching an extensive relief effort to Haiti. The following is part of a 12-page compilation of communications regarding that effort. For more information see the Judsonia church site. by John… Continue Reading →

Brazil orphanage gets government nod

OLINDA, Brazil (BNc) — A new children’s home in northeastern Brazil has gotten approval from the government to take in children. Executive Director Maciel Viera emailed BNc yesterday that on Jan. 15 the Olinda Rights Council for Children and Adolescents… Continue Reading →

Son Light Orphanage unharmed by aftershock

Editor’s Note: Roberta Edwards and children at the Son Light Orphanage in Haiti felt yesterday’s aftershock, but were unharmed.  As of today, the orphanage has distributed over 2000 lbs. of rice, as well as other food. The following is a… Continue Reading →

Southwest church initiates relief effort

An Oklahoma church long involved in Haiti gathers help for earthquake victims to be distributed through churches in the capital. by C. J. Vires PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (BNc) – Members of the Southwest church of Christ in Ada, Okla.,  have been… Continue Reading →

Update on missionary Roberta Edwards and the Sonlight Children’s Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Editor’s Note: Roberta Edwards was out of the country visiting her parents when the earthquake hit Haiti. Fellow worker Josh Wyatt, from Memphis, Tenn., flew to the Dominican Republic and traveled overland to reach the orphanage and lend his support…. Continue Reading →

Judsonia church prepares aid for Haiti

Editor’s note: The Judsonia, Ark., church has long been involved in humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The following email from minister John Kachelman relates to their efforts. For more information see the Judsonia church site. Dear brethren, Thank you for… Continue Reading →

Haitian preacher describes earthquake, destruction

The following emails were written by Jean Robert St. Hilaire, a Haitian preacher, and sent by Sam Ross, elder of the Northeast church in Kingsport, Tenn., which is sending aid directly to Haiti churches of Christ. From Sam Ross: I… Continue Reading →

Kingsport TN church channels aid directly to Haiti

The Northeast church in Kingsport, Tenn., is sending aid directly to the church of Christ in Haiti. Donation information is included in this story. by Sam Ross, Northeast church elder Darrell Riley and I have been involved in the work… Continue Reading →

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