SMITHVILLE, Tenn (BNc) – Christians in the Smithville, Tennessee area set up booths at the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree Craft Festival, July 4-5, in downtown Smithville for the second year in a row.
Workers from the Keltonburg, the Smithville, and the Northside congregations in Smithville quadrupled the accomplishments of last year’s efforts at the festival. When the tally was completed, those working the booths had given out over 1700 free bottles of water, 1500 blue and white scripture reference cards by John Hurt, 250 House to House Bible tracts and several copies of Michael Shank’s “Muscle and a Shovel” books. Approximately 40 signed up for free Bible correspondence courses. Read more
GENEVA, Ala BNc — A new website, http://www.thechurchofchrist.ws has been created by Sonnie Parker (William Roger Parker, Jr.) of Luverne, AL. Parker is a member of the Sasser congregation where Jeff Grimes is the preacher.
Main highlights of the site are:
Forums for individual members: For posting comments and questions on various topics and having open study discussions
Private forums for congregations: The webmaster will work with a congregation to set up private forums for their members.
Private Women’s forum: Women will have their own private area for teaching and study. Additional forums can be added.
Blogs: Each member can have their own blog.
Groups: Members can set up general, congregational, mission and study groups, and may be made public or private.
The Front Page consist of announcements, calendar, Biblical articles, Bible lessons library, tutorials, links to sound commentaries, Christian links, Bible games/quizzes, etc.
Congregations are encouraged to list their group in the online church directory.
The site is completely ad free and donation free. Sonnie Parker hopes this website will be a central site for church growth and is ready to help in any way.
LONGIDO, Tanzania (BNc) — On Aug. 1 Jane Desdery, Joy Jensen, Agnes Kamarage, Neema Martin and Stephanie Stafford traveled from Arusha to the Maasai bush country to conduct a day of Bible studies for the ladies of a new congregation in the Longido region.
HAZELHURST, Ga. (BNc) – Sammie Carson’s battle with substance abuse nearly destroyed him. “I had lost hope. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why I could not break out of the bondage of the drugs and alcohol,” he said.
His wife’s strength and persistence in prayer led him to enter Three Corners Christian Recovery Residence where he was finally able to conquer his addictions. Read more