The BICA newsletter published a report by evangelist Roberto Alvarez.
by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
HARTFORD, Ala (BNc) — The Hartford, Alabama church is rebuilding after being destroyed by a late night fire earlier this year. Recently we stopped to see the new metal structure and were met by Terry Whaley, member of the church, and David Creel, member of the church from Dothan, Ala. who is donating his work on the building.
The church wants to begin meeting in the new building the middle of August. There is much work to be done and it is being delayed by a lack of funds. When asked what their immediate needs were, Whaley replied, “We need money for the heating and cooling system and carpet.”
The Hartford congregation is small in number, but is located close to a nice subdivision. The members worship in a mobile home on the church property at the present time.
Terry Whaley may be reached at 334-701-9690. Jim Simmons, local preacher, may be reached at 334-886-3202. Whaley said contributions may be mailed to the Hartford Church of Christ, 801 Commerce Street, Hartford, AL 36344. Any amount would be appreciated.
Let’s help get this building finished so they can get on with the Father’s business.
Read two children's letters, one from Alabama, the other from California, in their own handwriting, as they send money to help with the relief efforts in Japan.
Dwight Albright of the Park Ave. congregation in Memphis, Tenn., provides an update on donations for the Japan relief effort.
Reports are arriving of the damages and loss of life in the U.S., from the tornados that have caused destruction, especially in Alabama.
Japanese brethren are organizing to distribute funds and help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.
The Park Avenue church, Memphis, Tenn., has raised $240,000 for the Japan relief effort.
Oklahoma Christian professor Kent Hartman was enroute to Japan during the earthquake Mar. 11.
The preacher of the Yokota church of Christ shares plans for a visit to the congregation in the heart of the disaster area.
A minister of the Mito, Japan, church describes the effects of the earthquake and tsunami on the Christians there.
Japan missionary Marlin Ray plans a trip north to the most affected areas. He tells of news about the Ibaraki church as well.
A Japanese preacher's wife emails that the unstable conditions in Japan because of the nuclear reactors poses a dilemma to those who seek to help the needy.