Our state has suffered severely from two fatal coal mine disasters since our last issue was printed. We, again, express our heart-felt sympathies to the families who lost loved ones in the Sago Mine in Upshur County and in the Alma Mine #1 in Logan County. I know that many of our readers are coal miners. Many of our congregations are in the coalfields. I grew up in the coal mining community of Longacre, WV. My father worked over 30 years at the Harewood Mine in Fayette County. My son is now a full-time miner in the Elk Run Mine in Boone County. Mining is a hard and dangerous life. Our prayers and best wishes go with you all.
When a disaster killed 18 men at the tower of Siloam, Jesus warned the living to repent. Luke 13:1-5. This is what we tell all of our readers. Acts 2:38. We know not when our lives will be taken from us. May these events teach us to number our days and apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12.
Our numbers continue to grow! We welcome all of our new readers. Three new congregations have requested monthly bundles since our last issue. We thank God and take courage. Albert.
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