Category Missions

Christian carry out the mission of Christ to the world.

Japanese Church Raises Funds for Building

by Dave Dugan LAWTON, Okla. (BNc)- The Yokota, Japan, congregation is nearing the end of its fund-raising for a new building. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three… Continue Reading →

Campaigner Presumed Drowned in Dominican Republic

Check back for updates. Last update: 19:48 UTC. HENDERSON, Tenn. (BNc)- A Freed-Hardeman University student is presumed drowned while swimming yesterday, March 19. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They… Continue Reading →

Churches ‘Can’ Mission Projects

N. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BNc)- Three congregations collect aluminum cans and send the funds to mission projects around the world. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three married… Continue Reading →

Japanese Evangelist Writes Prisoner

By Masa Nonogaki, Yokota Church of Christ I have been corresponding with a person in the Miyagi prison 300 miles north of where we live. He has written a wonderful letter and some Bible passages with Japanese calligraphy. Now as… Continue Reading →

Hamlins Study Khmer, Teach, Train

by Greg Hamlin Note: Following is the Hamlins report for February; Greg and Sheila arrived in Cambodia in 2007. SIEM REAP, Cambodia (BNc)- We baptized five souls in February; four are women from the village about an hour from us… Continue Reading →

Missionaries Seek Support for Local Students

KALOMO, Zambia (BNc)- Roy and Kathi Merritt are seeking support for students in an African Christian college. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three married children and five… Continue Reading →

BVBI Researches Bangladesh, Cambodia

By Neal Pollard DENVER, Colo. (Special to BNc)- On January 23, Ralph Williams, Bear Valley Bible Institute Coordinator Of Works In Asia And Africa, and I left to investigate the possibility of establishing an extension at some point in Bandarban,… Continue Reading →

Obituary for J.C. Choate

(BNc)- J.C. Choate was born to J.F. and Hollis Choate in Corinth, Miss., on Feb. 6, 1932. He was baptized while still in high school and began preaching shortly thereafter. He held a B.A. in Bible, a Master’s in Missions,… Continue Reading →

Wanted: Penpal for Patrick

By Tommy Drinnen, Village of Hope Editor’s Note: This excerpt comes from Tommy’s February newsletter. TEMA, GHANA (BNc)-The most important trait to learn living in a foreign culture as a missionary … steady! That’s a pretty good word to describe… Continue Reading →

Veteran Missionary J. C. Choate Dies

Updated 17:35 p.m. UTC, Feb. 4, Monday WINONA, Miss. (BNc)- J.C. Choate, long-time missionary to India, Pakistan and the Far East, passed away at his home Feb. 1 at 12:20 p.m. CST, at age 75. He had been fighting cancer… Continue Reading →

May Missionary Retreat Examines ‘Effective Missions’

Updated 3 March 2008 FLORENCE, Ala. (BNc)- Plans are shaping up for the second annual May Missionary Retreat to be held at Maywood Christian Camp in Hamilton, Ala. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in… Continue Reading →

Kenyan Ogara Scams American Churches

By Associate Editor Joe May (BNc)- The pain in Jan Towell’s email was obvious. A brother was scamming Christians worldwide and she had no other choice but to inform the world. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived… Continue Reading →

Roy Davison Gives Year’s Overview of Work

by Roy Davison FLANDERS, BELGIUM (WGN)- We work regularly with the congregation that meets at Burcht, Belgium, which is across the river from Antwerp. There is also a congregation at Deurne, which is a suburb on the other side of… Continue Reading →

Missionaries Share Insights, Studies and Stories at Retreat

by J. Randal Matheny HAMILTON, ALA. (WGN)- The Lord’s work got a boost when 87 people involved or interested in missions converged on Maywood Christian Camp May 10-12. Hosted by the World Evangelism School of Missions and the Double Springs,… Continue Reading →

Bayeux church celebrates second anniversary

BRAZIL (WGN)- The church in Bayeux, one of João Pessoa’s satellite cities, celebrated two years of existence Oct. 22 with a special Sunday meeting, wrote Joseph McKinney, Jr. There were 36 present, including 15 from the João Pessoa congregation. David… Continue Reading →

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