Around The State

Albert E. Farley

ST. MARYS, WV 26170 Sometime ago, some of you helped the Mkoloweko church of Christ with food and money during the famine. In a recent letter, they stated they had about 500 in attendance. They are in need of Bibles and are using the King James version. If you would like to help, please send them to: Mkoloweko church of Christ, PO Box 14, Mawelo Lilongwe, Malawi, Central Africa. The postage is very expensive so please keep this in mind when considering the number of Bibles you send. Dana Tawney, for the Mt. Nebo Church of Christ, RR 2 Box 417-F.

DENNISON, IL 62423-2104 Thank you for a great paper! Carl McIntyre, 18148 E 75th Rd. (Elder, Paris, IL church of Christ)

RIVESVILLE, WV 26588 The Pumpkin Center church of Christ will be having a Men's Fellowship Day on March 18. The theme will be "Worship." Speakers and their topics are: Mike Phillips (What is the object of our worship?); Robert Rushmore (What are the items of our worship?); and Randy Cook (Is everything we do in life considered worship?) Registration begins at 9:30 A.M., followed by the speakers at 10:00 A.M. Lunch will be provided. Pumpkin Center is located on Route 218, north of Fairview. For more information, please contact Nick Deiger at 449-1168.

KNOXVILLE, TN 377931 The East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions will host their 32nd Annual Lectures March 5-8. "Jesus The Master Teacher."

MARTINSBURG, WV 25401 The work at Martinsburg continues to flourish and do well. We lose some and gain others. It seems that we are able to move forward in spite of the difficulties we face. We recently began broadcasting two radio programs. One of these is a Sunday morning program (Winford Claiborne). The other is Monday-Friday (W.E. Skipper). We also mail Heart-to-Heart into over 2,000 homes. I will be starting my eighteenth year with this good church in a few months. The future looks bright and we face it with optimism. Our best wishes to West Virginia Christian. We look forward to our monthly bundle. Warren Kenney, 90 Waverly Court.

NEWPORT, OH 45768 Brother Aebi's treatment of the literal/figurative issue was wonderful. For those who may be interested in further study of this important matter, brother Wayne Jackson has a new book entitled "Biblical Figures of Speech." It is 139 pages of simple hermeneutical principals of interpretation that are easily understood and reasonable priced. It is available at: Christian Courier Publications, 7809 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton, CA 95207. (888) 818-2463. -John A. Keith, 70 Gale Ave.

READER, WV 26167 I was in the hospital and didn't realize my subscription was due to be renewed. Enclosed is my check. I sure appreciate these good preachers giving us these great lessons. I enjoy the Mountain Messenger. It is very informative. Thanks. Martha Glasscock, Box 292, Railroad St.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23188 As the new year begins we are anticipating God blessing us with more and more opportunities to share His Word with the lost. Already this year, a young man dropped in on a Sunday evening service and came back every Sunday evening thereafter. He came the first time on Sunday morning about three weeks ago. After a personal Bible study on Wednesday night, he was baptized into Christ on the following Sunday. He did not come the first time because someone invited him, but because he was looking for something that was lacking in his life and found out that that which was lacking was Jesus. Brethren, if we fervently and constantly ask God to send people to us that are seeking the truth, He will answer our prayers. Anytime you are in the Williamsburg area visiting the birthplace of America, please stop in and visit with us. Bill Butterfield, 277 Merrimac Trail.

MARSHALL, MI 49068 Thank you for your good work. -Jim Barr, PO Box 31.

BELINGTON, WV 26250 The Belington church of Christ will host a Gospel Meeting April 2-7 with John Board speaking. For more information call 823-1459.

HYDERABAD-500 018, INDIA Greetings from us to you all in Christ ... Myself and our team of 20 preachers have enjoyed magazine good and great information and greatly edified in the Word ... kindly keep myself into your regular mailing list, this good publication is shared among 20 co-preachers of Ranga Reddy district, in Andhra pradesh India ... The churches of Christ in Ranga Reddy District, sends regards and best wishes ... I wish you all best wishes and good health and all the best in the Lord Jesus Christ ... His lowly servant, Joseph Solomon Ghorpade, church of Christ, P.O. Box No 1924.

PHILIPPINES Philippine Churches Coming to Aid in Leyte. (Feb 22, 2006) Times of tragedy bring out both the best and the worst in people. In Leyte, I heard and saw some bad things, but good deeds abounded. The nearby communities are helping each other ... The churches of Christ in the Philippines have also poured out their support. Many have called, texted, and/or e-mailed me to ask how they can help ... If you would like to help, please contact me at or Chito at - Salvador Cariago.


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