October 23rd through 27th we conducted our fall lectureship. The theme was Christian Evidences. Brad Harrub was the featured speaker, with other preachers from Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia participating. Good numbers attended the daytime meetings. The average attendance for the evening services was 252. Plans are being laid for 2006 at which time we plan to use some of the Minor Prophets for our study. Mark your calendar for October 22 - 26, 2006.
On Tuesday evening a dinner was enjoyed by more than 150 honoring Gene Carrell a preacher for more than 60 years. Elders of the Pennsboro, WV, congregation were also honored. Their wives shared in the festivities. Plaques were presented to the men; flowers to the ladies.
The first printing of the lectureship book is sold out. A second printing should be ready in a few days. The price is $7. Some are ordering a number of copies for class study. We shall be happy to send whatever number of copies you may desire. Copies of past lectureship books may be purchased for $3 each.
Classes are going well. Jay Roback and wife Francine of New York City plan to be here for the January quarter. He was a Jew by faith, converted by his wife, and taught by others in the New York area. Teaching others of the Christ became his chief ambition. We look forward to their being with us. Still others are enrolling for the 2006 classes.
Please remember that "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest" (Matthew 9:37, 38). Look for men or boys with talent who might be encouraged to preach Christ. Encourage them to prepare for the great work by coming to WVSOP for two years. We have trained 49 men to preach. We are looking forward to seeing many more go out in years to come. Won't you help us?
There is always a need for financial support. Please think about it and plan to send a monthly amount or one-time gift, if possible. No amount is too small. We will credit it according to your wish.
Our instructors are experienced, talented men. They know the Bible. They love to teach others to love it and preach it. Their greatest reward is the success of those whom they have taught to declare the "unsearchable riches of Christ." After a full week of teaching, they fulfill preaching and teaching obligations in local or over Sunday work, gospel meetings, lectureships, as well as writing for various publications.
Thank you for your continued financial support, prayers, and encouragement. When you find an interested, prospective student, please call us at (304) 845-8001 or write to us at E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Come visit us anytime and attend any of the classes of your choice. - Denver E. Cooper, Dir., West Virginia School of Preaching, P.O Box 785, Moundsville, West Virginia 26041.
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