LUVERNE, Ala(BNc) — Raymond Elliott, preacher for the Luverne Church of Christ in Luverne, Alabama, reports members donated $6,399.00, on Sunday, June 15, 2014. The small South Alabama congregation, of approximately 100 members, gave liberally to purchase food for Christian brothers and sisters in Sudan. A check for the donated amount was sent to the church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee who is overseeing this effort.
WESTVILLE, Fla. (BNc) — Eileen Speigner, 88 years old, is quilting and making blankets for the Geneva County Sheriff’s Department. The small blankets, both quilted and crocheted, are 36” square or by the width of the material.
The idea was presented to her by a friend she met in the local grocery store.
Knowing Eileen was a quilter, she mentioned about the need of blankets for children that are picked up by the Sheriff’s Department from abused homes, or other situations. She related how toys and stuffed animals are always given, but the children reach for and hang on to the blankets.
Eileen’s heartstrings were touched upon hearing this, and she knew she could make them.
MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — The Earlyville Church of Christ ladies ended another year of work May 21, and what a year it was for them. The country congregation is on Short Mountain Road, McMinnville. Read more
MADISON, Ala. (BNc) — Eli Williams is a nine-year-old boy who has spent the last two years fighting medulloblastoma. Scans recently revealed that he had relapsed. Only experimental treatment is an option now.
Before he can do this treatment, he will spend Christmas at home and wants to work on his bucket list, including a trip to Disney World.
Already Christians are helping the needy.
The Back to School Program is directed by Marie-Claire McDonough.
Christians on the scene provide update on the situation and on needs.
More than 7,810 lunches have also been hand-delivered.
by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
ELBA, Ala (BNc) — For years, the church in Elba, Alabama had a small pantry housed in a closet, but they were never able to feed the hungry as they do now.
Recently the church built a family-life annex complete with a spacious kitchen and dining area, classrooms, restrooms, and a large pantry. Located right behind the church building, the annex is convenient to the offices of the church’s minister and secretary. Although the new construction allowed them to continue dispensing food from the pantry to the hungry who came seeking, it didn’t take long for the church members to see the need to step up their efforts in feeding the hungry. Read more
Churches have been quick to move for aid in the tornado-struck town of Vilonia, Ark, says Ted Knight.
Japan missionary Marlin Ray plans a trip north to the most affected areas. He tells of news about the Ibaraki church as well.
The Park Avenue church in Memphis TN will send the donations on to Japanese Christians, with 100% of the offerings reaching Japan.