Seven-Year-Old Recites Psalm 119

CHENNAI, India (BNc) — Samuel, who is 7 years old, can recite Psalm 119 in its entirety, all 176 verses.

samuelBeth 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”

Roy Davison devotes himself to the gospel in Belgium, as well as being a part-time translator. He is the creator of the Old Paths websites (http://oldpaths.com).

Tsunami victims serve the Lord

by BNc Correspondent Roy Davison

RAMNAD, India (BNc)- Missionaries are seeing spiritual results from the tsunami disaster relief. Continue reading “Tsunami victims serve the Lord”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Obituary for J.C. Choate

J.C. Choate(BNc)- J.C. Choate was born to J.F. and Hollis Choate in Corinth, Miss., on Feb. 6, 1932. He was baptized while still in high school and began preaching shortly thereafter.

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”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

J. C. Choate Fights Cancer

JC and Betty ChoateWINONA 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”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Bhutto’s Assassination Worries Workers

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”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Leprous as snow

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:

Johnsons in India“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!

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us