MUA, Malawi (BNC) by Bob Mathews — A team of four left Austin, Tex., for Malawi on Sept. 1. Christians from the Southern Hills congregation in Buda, Tex., established goals to teach the gospel of Jesus to the deaf in Malawi, and to establish a congregation of the Lord’s church specifically for deaf Christians. Continue reading “First deaf congregation in Malawi established”
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 gathering of churches of Christ in the country.
The camp started out focusing mostly on young people, but has evolved into serving more adult Christians and being a tool for uniting churches and strengthening Christian relationships. Twenty-five of the campers were from the occupied territory and fifty were from what we would call a war zone. Continue reading “Camp Amerikraine celebrates 14 years of success”
STRASBOURG, France (BNC) by Barry Baggott — After my family’s years in Côte d’Ivoire (1987- 2003), I began working with Jerrel Rowden in the production of literature for the churches. In order to facilitate getting materials to all those who might need it, I began compiling and keeping up a directory of French-speaking churches around the world. Continue reading “Missionary estimates French-speaking churches at 742 in 35 countries”
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BNC) — Gospel preacher Steve Higginbotham admits it might be a pet peeve or a scruple of his, but he gives his reasons why he believes Christians ought not to use the phrase “grow the church.” Continue reading “Gospel preacher objects to language ‘grow the church’”
ULAAN BAATAR, Mongolia (BNC) — The team of seven evangelists that has been teaching for two weeks in the capital has registered a sixteenth baptism, Luis Camacho said this morning on KTTR.org radio. Continue reading “Mission Mongolia leaves after 16 baptisms, prepares follow-up”
by Glenda Williams, (BNc) correspondent
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. Continue reading “Panama Missions 30-Year Anniversary Banquet Held”
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. Continue reading “Seventeen Baptized in Guyana Mission Effort”
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 “Carl Sims unveils Sowing the Seed Seminar”
TARLAC CITY, Philippines (BNc) — Missionary Michael Hildreth got off to a fast start after arriving in the Philippines last month. With some Philippine brethren, he began a new congregation in his target city.
The new work had 26 adults in attendance the first Sunday meeting Jan. 6 in their newly rented quarters. Continue reading “Tarlac City, Philippines: Church starts in new year”
TRENTO, Philippines (BNc) by Jonahdee Berindez Dela Cruz — These are brethren from all over the province of Agusan del Sur. They are preaching and evangelizing in the municipality of Trento.
Most of them are poor farmers, faithfully preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom 1:16), even though they don’t receive any allowances or honorarium from their own congregation. Continue reading “Philippine farmers preach on their own dime”
VIENNA, Austria (BNc) — Eastern European Missions released a new video about their work in the Ukraine. The video tells of people who hear the gospel and go back to their homes to start churches.
JUNDIAÍ, Brazil (BNc) — Three students were baptized and eight others have requested baptism in the most recent course of the School of the Bible, coordinator e professor Marcelo Gonçalves said yesterday.
The eight people who requested baptism will receive personal guidance and studies.
Besides these, 15 other students are attending the meetings of the Jundiaí church, Marcelo said. Continue reading “Brazil: 3 baptized, 8 request baptism through ‘School of the Bible’ evangelism”
by Ian Starrs
ABERDEEN, Scotland (BNc) — The congregation in Aberdeen has an Evangelism Board at the front of our building, which is just like an “Attendance & Contribution Record” board, but much larger. There is a short form to mark the numbers, anonymously. We track things like:
- New Contacts Made
- Hospital Visits
- Members Visited
- Bible Correspondence Courses
- Placed Membership
- Baptisms Continue reading “Evangelism Board involves the congregation”
by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
GENEVA, Ala (BNc) — A former Catholic priest and his wife obeyed the gospel when Jerry Davidson took a team into the Amerindian Village of Moruca, June 18-July 9, 2012. The group taught and baptized 21, saw two restored and one wedding. Team members were: Mike and Melissa Barnes, Jay Mikel, Opp, AL; Jerry Davidson, Hazel Rands, Summerdale, AL; Gene Johnson, Decatur, AL; David and Philena Paher, Flint, MI.
Aubrey Vincent LaCurz, former Roman Catholic Priest, wrote the following letter expressing his appreciation for being taught the truth of the gospel.
Dear Brother Jerry,
It is with gratitude and heartfelt thanksgiving to God that I pen these few words to you. Fifty four years ago I was born a Catholic. I was schooled in the best Catholic schools in Guyana. I attended the Catholic seminary and the best university in the West Indies. I was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 24, 1984. Among my former colleagues are Catholic bishops in the West Indies. Among them the bishop of Georgetown, Guyana, who was at Santa Rosa, Moruca the day I was baptized in the waters of the Moruca river. Continue reading “Catholic Priest obeys gospel”
Missionary Jim Waldron reported today that two young men, Joseph Khati and Markus Kisku, were sent Aug., 2009, to Bagdogra as evangelists. They have since established four congregations.
The report below from Joseph, dated July 8, tells how the fourth one was begun earlier this month. Continue reading “Church established through biblical debate in northeast India”
by Beth Johnson
KARUR, India, (BNc) — Brother S. Masilamani, a former Chennai Teacher Training School graduate, has a long history of dedicated work for the Lord, going many places to preach in spite of his heart problems, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
They have a new, although very small, meeting place that he and the brethren there have constructed since last year. The city planners took away their last building to construct a new road. This is as near as he could get to the former location without paying a huge price for property. Part of his original congregation had to meet on the opposite side of Karur. His son George works with this second group. Continue reading “The Lord’s church in Karur, South India”
by A. Selvakumar and K.M. Suresh
TRIUPPUR, India (BNc) — We are so thankful to our Lord for the privilege we had to study the word in Chennai, India, where we were taught the pure word and were guided in the way of the Lord.
Earlier we were meeting in seven places namely, 1. Kuppandampalayam at 9 a.m., 2. Palavanchipalayam at 1.30 p.m., 3. VGV Nagar at 2:00 p.m., 4. Avanishi at 11 a.m., 5. Semadu at 4 p.m., 6. Raikapalayam at 6 p.m. and Muthanampalayam at 8 p.m. We start from home on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. and return home by 11 p.m. Continue reading “The evangelism of Triuppur city”
by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
Jerry O. Davidson, missionary to the Amerindians in Guyana, returned home Monday evening from his latest mission trip. Davidson has been leading groups deep into the Guyana bush to establish the church for 13 years. A team of eight Americans, two Trinidadians and approximately 25 Guyanese, arrived on February 21, for a three week soul-winning effort. Continue reading “Amerindian Mission Trip is Fruitful”
by Jeanette Raine
PALMERSTON NORTH, NZ (BNc) — The church in Palmerston North, New Zealand has been hosting a Ladies’ Challenge for a number of years, with the goal of providing a special time for Christian sisters to join together and revive their spirits.
We have been blessed with amazing lessons from our sisters from overseas and locally. A few of our overseas talents have been Betty Choate, Cindy & Hannah Colley, Cynthia Guy, and Nicole Whitacre, Cathy Whitacre and Christina Barkley, a mother-daughter, daughter-in-law team who were passionate Bible class teachers. We have had New Zealand talent, some presenting their first ever lessons at the Ladies’ Challenge. Continue reading “New Zealand Ladies’ Challenge!”