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Albert E. Farley

WADSWORTH, OH 44281 – I continue to commute from Wadsworth as Jan and I try to sell our house there. We began our work with the Brookwood Way church April 1st. It is a joy to be with the brethren here again, having served here 3/1/61 to 10/31/66. Attendance is increasing and the spirit of the congregation appears to be growing. Lord willing, we will be moving into our recently purchased house by mid or late June. Friends and former members should please note that the annual Homecoming will be October 11th … Please pray for our efforts to build up the church in this area. –Don Cooper, 225 Knollwood Dr. (Editor’s note: Many of our readers are acquainted with brother Don and his wife, Jan. They have been faithful in the Lord’s work in our area for many years. Sister Jan recently had surgery. I know your prayers for her and cards to her would be very much appreciated. The church address at Mansfield is Church of Christ, 248 Brookwood Way North, Mansfield, OH 44906. 419-529-3920.

FAIRVIEW, WV 26570 – The Pumpkin Center church of Christ will host its annual Youth Sing, Saturday, June 6 at 6:00 PM. Jason Gallagher will be the speaker. Food and games will follow the SING. For directions or information, call Mark Jones, 304 449-1168.

DuBOIS, PA 15801 – The DuBois church of Christ is celebrating 65 years of serving the Lord in and around the DuBois area.  Scheduled events run from Saturday, August 15th through Wednesday the 19th.  A "Meet & Greet" social will be held Saturday evening.  Sunday's "65th Homecoming" theme will be "A Look at the Past, Present and Future."  Special guest speakers for Sunday will be S. David Newell (Fort Mill, SC), Jim Chilton (Midland, MI) and Arnie Holmes (Manchester, CT).  Brother Holmes will then hold a three day Gospel Meeting at 7:00 each evening, from Monday-Wednesday.  For more information, e-mail Keith at or leave a message at the church building (814)371-7787 and we'll return your call.  

SISTERSVILLE, WV 26175 – Members of the Sistersville congregation showed their appreciation to the Jeremy Young family, whom we have been supporting for the past nine years in their work with the Buffalo, WV church. Brother Jeremy gave an update on the work at Buffalo during the Bible study hour, and preached at both the morning and evening services. In the afternoon, a potluck in their honor was held, with gifts, cards, and gifts for their two young daughters being presented. It was a successful day that served to encourage the Youngs in their work, and also the Sistersville church. -206 Oxford St.

GALLIPOLIS, OH 45631 – Many thanks to Albert and Nancy for the many hours they donate each month in putting together a religious journal full of well-written, Biblical subjects and church news. I usually read all of mine the same day I receive it. We’ve had two restorations lately at Chapel Hill in Gallipolis. I’m looking forward to preaching at Laurel Hill, Radford, VA Sunday August 23rd. This will be Home Coming Day and many congregations will attend. A big dinner is planned on the grounds. Everyone is invited. The Mid-Western Children’s Bible Lands Tour is scheduled to visit Israel and Greece October 15-25th. We have room for a few more passengers. Write or call for a brochure. Phone: 740-446-8506. –Lewis Mikell, PO Box 302.

MANNINGTON, WV 26582 – The dates for the 2009 West Virginia Christian Youth Camp have been announced. Senior Week (Ages 14-19) July 12-18, Directors: Nick Deiger & Steve Snider; Intermediate Week (Ages 11-14) July 19-25, Directors: John Board & Dan Kessinger; Junior Week (Ages 8-11) July 26 – August 1, Directors Randy Cook & Terry Jones; All Age Week (Ages 8-18) August 2-8, Directors: Keith Ball & Mike Reese. For information, go to their website Send application registrations to Barbara Cole, 808 Sycamore Ave. Telephone: (304) 986-1004.

PLAINVIEW, TX 79072-0737 – Please keep sending me the West Va. Christian. I enjoy it very much. Inez Sooter, 806 W US Highway 70.

HEPZIBAH, WV 26369 – I appreciate this good paper. The articles are very interesting. I enjoy seeing where our brothers will be holding the meetings. Keep up the great work. –Mary C. King, PO Box 301. 

HYDERABAD-500 018 INDIA – Most Respected and Dear Sir and Brother Albert E. Farley and Sister Albert. Good morning and Greetings to your dear self and to your beloveds in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ. As you know, I am Bro. Joseph Solomon Ghorpade, age 46, a church of Christ Preacher in villages of our district in South India. I praise and honour God, and appreciate your dear self for your great on-going publishing and Circulating the great informative and thought provoking and edifying Good news paper called West Virginia Christian. I had been getting your paper freely, for the last several years resultedly it has enabled and edified many and many saints and other people. I am much thankful and Grateful to you sir, for your help by sending your paper regularly. Please know that I interpret this matter into our local Telugu local language for our people. They all said, “This paper makes us to think and reason and it is … good and with 1st century faith and Biblical facts.” We love this document … -Joseph Solomon Ghorpade, PO Box 1924. (Editor note: Our prayers and best wishes are with our brother in his faithful work in southern India. We are thankful to send the paper to him and to others. Our effort is very small compared with the great work being done by him and many others such as him in India.)

SEARCY, AR 72143 – I enjoy the West Virginia Christian, all the good articles, and news from up that way. It is hard to believe that we will be down here five years this fall. I have been preaching for a small congregation for three and one-half years. We have had 35 baptisms and 6 restorations. We had about 50 when I started with them and we have been in the 90’s. We just closed a meeting with different speakers and Duane Warden and our Steve were two of the speakers. A lot of good still comes out of meetings. The Gospel is as powerful as ever, nothing wrong with the seed, it just has to be sown. I also work with Floyd Rine in visitation for the Highway congregation. It might have been in the news up there about Floyd and Patty’s granddaughter being shot in Memphis. Their granddaughter was Micah. There were some 2,000 at her funeral at the Harding Academy on Wednesday. Remember the Rine family in your prayers. I have some meetings up that way next year if I am able to do them. I had four bypasses in 2007, and the main artery replaced. I am keeping busy at this time. God is great, and God bless all in that area. –Dan Smith, 268 Fairview Rd.

COOKEVILLE, TN 38506-8666 – Enclosed is $10.00 for 1-year renewal. I appreciate receiving WV Christian. I even learned today what a Timberdoodle is. It was a surprise to find I have seen Timberdoodles on a trip to Maine in 1984 with my deceased bird-watching husband. –Janet Randolph, 4034 Elwin Dr.

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