Tennessee preacher Wymer Wiser passes

By BNc Correspondent Kenneth Thomas MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BNc) -- Dr. C. Wymer Wiser, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 21. He was a native of the Fairfield Community of Bedford County, Tenn., and the son of the late E. E. and Sarah Wiser. Services were conducted by Ron Harper, Leamon Flatt and Cy Wiser, and burial was … Continue reading Tennessee preacher Wymer Wiser passes

Christians conduct wake for Hindu family

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (BNc) -- When a Hindu man passed away in Paramaribo, Christian friends were asked to conduct religious services at the wake for two hours each evening for five days. Jim Krumrei and Blair Roberts took turns leading singing and preaching the gospel. The son, daughter, and son-in-law of the deceased expressed appreciation for … Continue reading Christians conduct wake for Hindu family

Halfway mark for 20-year Tanzania plan

KISONGO, Tanzania (BNc) -- The first half of a 20-year plan for evangelism in northern Tanzania has resulted in 100 new congregations. In 1998 Cy Stafford and the elders of the Kensington Woods Church of Christ, Hattiesburg, Mississippi launched a 20-year plan for evangelism in the Arusha (pop. 280,000) and Moshi (pop. 150,000) regions of … Continue reading Halfway mark for 20-year Tanzania plan

Zagreb building vandalized

ZAGREB, Croatia (BNc)- On Sunday night, Nov. 23, stones were thrown at the door of the building of the Kuslanova Street congregation in Zagreb, breaking glass and causing minor damage to the wall. Police investigated the scene the next morning. The identity of the vandals and their motives are not known. Mladen Jovanovic states: “We … Continue reading Zagreb building vandalized

45th Euro-American Family Retreat

ROTHENBURG, Germany (BNc) More than 70 people from 11 countries came together at Rothenburg, Nov. 22 to 26, for prayer and study around the theme ‘Seeing What God Sees’. Keynote speakers were Jay Jarboe from Lubbock, Texas, Bart Rybinski from Vienna, Austria and Craig Young from Marseille, France. Most of the attendees were European missionary … Continue reading 45th Euro-American Family Retreat

Kiev Youth Meeting

KIEV, Ukraine (BNc) About 55 young people from the Kiev area attended a youth meeting on Saturday, Oct. 2. They came mainly from the Harkivsky, Licova, Obolon, Shevchenko and Vinogradar congregations. The theme was Youth: the Church of Tomorrow. Four thirty-minute lessons were presented by Eugene Shevchenko, Sasha Petrenko and Rick Walker. Kostya Kysilenko from … Continue reading Kiev Youth Meeting

Geneva church appoints elders

GENEVA, Switzerland (BNc) On Sunday, Nov. 16, Esteban Ruiz, Angel Panzano, Andy Mychajlowycz and Mark Kee were appointed as elders by the church of Christ in Geneva, Switzerland. In their worship, the local Christians thanked God that He had given them men qualified to serve as shepherds. On behalf of the congregation, Doyle Kee gave … Continue reading Geneva church appoints elders

Missionary’s house burns down

DANO, Burkino Faso (BNc) The house of Chad and Amy Carter burned down on Nov 21. It caught fire in the morning while they were in Ouaga. When they heard about the fire, they left their children, Noah and Benjamin, with the Johnsons, another missionary family and rushed back to Dano. They were overwhelmed by … Continue reading Missionary’s house burns down

Baptism in North-Eastern Thailand

BURIRAM, Thailand (BNc) Christians in Buriram Province report two restorations and a baptism in November. A 29-year-old woman who had been unfaithful for 6 years rededicated her life to God on Nov 2. Another sister, age 35, who had left the church almost 20 years ago when she married an unbeliever, returned to the Lord … Continue reading Baptism in North-Eastern Thailand

Targeting the French-speaking world

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado (BNc) - Christians interested in evangelizing French-speaking nations came from 15 States and 7 countries for prayer and discussion at Castle Rock, Sept 18-21. The key-note speaker was S.F.Timmerman, 90 years old, who preached in Belgium from 1948 to 1964 and in Montreal, Quebec from 1964 to 1981. He surveyed French-language mission … Continue reading Targeting the French-speaking world

We need more Joyce Bankstons

by Neal Pollard She was quiet and unassuming.  She normally sat in the back and left quickly.  She attended only on Sunday morning.  She always had her oxygen tank with her and occasionally she had her troubled son. She was not a woman of means.  In fact, her circumstances were very humble.  Though she had … Continue reading We need more Joyce Bankstons

Jamaican campaign set for November

by Charles Shepherd ORACABESSA, Jamaica (BNc)- The Racecourse church has scheduled a campaign Nov. 1-8 with a group of eight American Christians. Eight brothers and sisters from the Decatur Highway congregation in Gardendale, Ala., plan to participate in this campaign. Four of these are young people, ages 15-17, involved in the Lads-to-Leaders program, Billy Camp, … Continue reading Jamaican campaign set for November

American Indian Mission Seminar meets

by Bob Watson CLARENDON, Tex. (BNc)- The Clarendon church sponsored the 25th American Indian Mission Seminar August 1-2 with approximately 125 in attendance. Missionaries attending from the Navajo Reservation were Ben Begay of Many Farms, Ariz., Bud Paine from Kinichee, Ariz., and Edison Gruber of Crownpoint, N.M. Joe Rivera of Fort Defiance, Ariz., was not … Continue reading American Indian Mission Seminar meets

New Cambodian churches form

(BNc)- A second congregation has been formed in Cambodia in as many months from radio programs sponsored by World Radio and Key to the Kingdom. The first village was Tool Trail. Now a second village, Poom Tyme, has called in about the radio program, Bill Singleton reported. Many from Poom Tyme have been baptized and … Continue reading New Cambodian churches form

Minister Clifford Smith passes

Minister Clifford M. Smith passed away the morning of Aug. 15 at age 89 in Searcy, Ark. Clifford was born in Jacksonville, Ala., March 19, 1919. He was a preacher for nearly 60 years and well known for his love of singing and song leading. Clifford is survived by his wife Estelle and three children, … Continue reading Minister Clifford Smith passes

Second Ky. church building set fire

BOWLING GREEN, Ky (BNc)- Two days after the Mount Pleasant church building burned, the Mt. Zion building was set on fire deliberately, investigators said. The two building are about eight miles apart. The early morning fire on Aug. 15 totally destroyed the historic building dating back to 1852. It's the oldest church building in Kentucky … Continue reading Second Ky. church building set fire

Lubbock Lectureship theme announced

LUBBOCK, Tex. (BNc)- The Southside church has announced the theme of the eleventh Lubbock Lectureship, "The Law of Christ," slated for Oct. 12-16, said event director Tommy J. Hicks. The Sunday-Thursday event will host 35 speakers, including Allen Webster, editor of House to House, Heart to Heart, Gerald Watkins, webmaster of PreachersFiles.com, and Rick Brumback, … Continue reading Lubbock Lectureship theme announced

Lewisville enjoys Sound Doctrine and Practice Workshop

 by Don Petty LEWISVILLE, Tex. (BNc)- This past weekend, Aug. 8-10, the Lewisville church hosted a successful workshop on Sound Doctrine and Practice. Nine excellent speakers delivered fundamental sound-doctrine lectures on a variety of topics addressing the needs of every Christian in the brotherhood. Friday night over 300 attendees heard Jeff Jenkins kick off the … Continue reading Lewisville enjoys Sound Doctrine and Practice Workshop

Mo. church hosts Preachers Files Lectures

by David Hersey The Granby, Mo., congregation hosted the third annual Preacher's Files Lectures July 25-27. This year's topic was "God vs. the World", focusing on the influences of the world upon all aspects of the Christian life. Sixteen preachers from both the local area and from around the world presented lessons on how to … Continue reading Mo. church hosts Preachers Files Lectures