RAMNAD, India (BNc) — In February of 2009 the foundation was laid for a meeting place in Ramnad within easy walking distance from the railway and bus stations.
CHENNAI, India (BNc) — Samuel, who is 7 years old, can recite Psalm 119 in its entirety, all 176 verses.
Beth Johnson had given her class a memory-work assignment of learning Psalm 119 during the 2008-09 school year. The intention was that they would learn it in sections and recite each section separately. Can you imagine Beth’s surprise when Samuel came in before the year was half over and recited Psalm 119:1-176 in its entirety? Continue reading “Seven-Year-Old Recites Psalm 119”
He held a B.A. in Bible, a Master’s in Missions, and D.Min. in Missions. He attended Freed-Hardeman College, David Lipscomb College, Alabama Christian College (B.A.), and Harding Graduate School (M.A.)
He wrote numerous books, among them A Missionary Speaks (1983), A Missionary Speaks Up (1984), A Missionary Speaks Out (1986), How to Begin the Church of Christ Where You Are (2002) and Sermons from Matthew (2003). Continue reading “Obituary for J.C. Choate”
WINONA MS (BNc)- In an email sent Jan. 2, Betty Choate provided an update on J.C.’s health as he continues to battle cancer and receive treatment. J.C. has worked many years in the Far East and directs World Evangelism Foundation. Continue reading “J. C. Choate Fights Cancer”
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Dec. 27. We asked several people how the new political climate might affect the work of the church in the region.
Below are responses we’ve received thus far. Check back soon for updates and additions, especially from some directly in or involved with the work in Pakistan. Continue reading “Bhutto’s Assassination Worries Workers”
by Beth Johnson
CHENNAI, INDIA (WGN)- Last Sunday, Stella (Indians rarely use surnames) was helping her children’s Bible class to understand Exodus 4. She was struggling with verses 6-7:
“And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.”
After the lesson, Stella asked her students if anyone could explain about leprosy. Her son Vincent, 5, spoke up, “Yes, it is a disease that makes you look like Aunty Beth.”
Well, all you have to do is look at the photo to understand that in his mind the contrasting skin colors meant that “Aunty Beth” (probably “Uncle Dennis,” too) has leprosy, and that is what makes her so white.
Kids! Gotta love ’em!