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Albert E. Farley

ST. MARYS, WV 26170 Congratulations on the increase in subscriptions. No surprise to me as you offer such a great paper. Enclosed find addresses for two subscriptions. I wish you even greater success in your paper. I find it a great encouragement in soundness of doctrine ... Freda M. Roden, 704 4th St.

FLATWOODS, KY 41139 We have a Seminar with Lonnie Smith of East Tennessee School of Preaching, September 24-26. Theme: "Handling Life's Problems." Friday 7:00 PM; Saturday 1:00 4:00 PM; Sunday Bible Class 9:45 AM; Worship 10:45 AM. John M Brown, 2100 Argillite Rd., PO Box 871. (606) 836-4207.

GRANTS, NM 87020-0474 To WVC Volunteers, Thinking of you. May the greatest gift of love live in your heart always. In Christian love and friendship. I worship at Gallup Church of Christ in New Mexico. Thank you for your great efforts. Sister in Christ, Marie Talbert, - PO Box 474.

WADSWORTH, OH 44281 The elders of the Wadsworth Church of Christ announce that the church will host the 7th Annual West Virginia School of Preaching Lectureship at Wadsworth, September 10-12. Theme: "Beneath The Cross of Jesus." Speakers: Denver Cooper, Matt Thomas, Robert Rushmore, Rodney Nulth, Jeremy Main, and Charles Pugh. For more information contact the elders at 236 West Good Ave. (330) 334 1178.

CRUM, WV 25669 Our Fall "Homecoming" Gospel Meeting will be September 19-26. Speakers: Rick Morris, Albert Farley, John M. Brown, Jan Cisco, Bob Kessenger, Rick Tincher, Hoover Spence. Service time will be 7:00 each evening. I spoke at West Ripley August 27 and am scheduled to be at Betsy Layne, KY October 8-10, and at Romney, WV October 17-21. We have sent out seven issues of The Mountain Messenger ... for the past 3 issues, we have sent out over 5,000 each time. You may visit our web site at:

WALDORF, MD 20602-1837 The Waldorf Church of Christ invites you to attend our Second Annual "Let the Bible Speak Lectureship," October 2, 2004. Theme: The Authority Of The Bible. Speakers include: Jimmy Gribble, Portsmouth, VA; Ray Murray, Baltimore, MD; Neal Pollard, Mechanicsville, VA; Gene Miller, Shock, WV. Contact: Richard Vanhorn, 30 Village St., 301.843.8636.

PHILIPPI, WV 26416 Union has three boxes of Sacred Selections in good condition that we would be happy to give to anyone who would come and get them. We bought Praise For The Lord. R.D. Ice, RR 1 Box 275C. (304) 457 5604.

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA Please my brother in Christ, I know that it cost you a lot to print such a doctrinally sound journal, but the truth is that I am a young man of 29 years working as a gospel preach in my locality here. I am not able to afford to pay the cost. I am pleading for a free subscription. Just think of it. Your journal is a way to reach the world with the gospel. You as a person may never come to my city to preach the gospel, but if your journal reaches me here regularly, your evangelistic efforts has reached my state as well, the journal will help me in my study, in the teaching of Bible study classes in my congregation, and it will also help me in teaching the lost and confronting religious dogma. The truth is that you can never know what good your journal will do to me and those that I teach the gospel until we get to Heaven ... I thank you for helping me in this way. Andrew Osatohamwen, Church of Christ, PO Box 12071. (Editor's Note: We are honored to send the paper to our brother in Nigera.)

BIG SPRING, TX 79721-2745 Please renew this subscription for one more year. You are doing a wonderful work. I wish the churches were doing as well in other parts of the world as they are doing in W.Va., Ohio, and other parts of your area. Charles Poisall, PO Box 2745.

PHILIPPI, WV 26416 The Philippi Church of Christ will be conducting a Gospel Meeting from September 26-29. Ron Holbert will be speaking on Sunday. Jeff Wyeth will be speaking on Monday and Tuesday. Aaron Justice will be speaking on Wednesday. Meeting theme is "God is Calling" with services at 7 pm nightly. Call 457-5375 for more information.

STATTANVILLE, PA 16258 Dan Smith, who has been preaching fulltime for 52 years, is retiring the last of October and, along with his wife, Jean, will be moving to Searcy, AR, to be close to their children. Their son, Steve, who preaches at Proctorville, OH, will have their 3 children at Harding University this fall. Some of them will be staying with Dan & Jean. An open house gathering honoring Dan & Jean will be held October 9th at Haugh Hall, behind the church building in Summerville, PA. Dan was baptized at Summerville in 1946. All are welcome to this open house October 9th or cards can be sent to Mr. & Mrs. Randal Sherman, 403 Pine Street, Stattanville, PA 16258 (Att. Dan Smith). Ph 814 764 5213. Dan and Jean's address is 15556 Rt. 322, Clarion PA. 16214. After October 20th it will be 268 Fairview Rd., Searcy, AR 72143. Phone number until the last of October is 814 764 5268. Dan plans to conduct 3 or 4 Gospel Meetings a year.

FAIRMONT, WV 26554 As fall approaches, I wish to congratulate all the high school graduates soon to embark on their college studies and/or careers. Here at Oakwood Road Church of Christ there is a class designed to help you be strengthened in your faith at your transition into adulthood ... If you have a child attending any of the colleges in the Fairmont area including Fairmont State University, West Virginia University, etc., please let them know they are very welcome to come and study the Bible with us ... Melvin Salal Rogers, Associate Minister, College Class Teacher, Oakwood Road Church of Christ, 1 Oakwood Road. 363-1239

FOLEY, AL 36536 I enjoyed the reprint of Brother Clifton Inman's article "Standing" in the July, 2004 issue. I was a student at OVC in the late 70's and took many classes under him. I learned much from Brother Inman and even though rightfully he has "gone home," I am sure the Ohio Valley misses this great man of the cross. I would like to focus on the last paragraph in the article. I may not be the most favorable person when I make the next comments, but I truly try to "hold up the banner of Jehovah" in my life. I also try to "speak the truth in love." For many years and even when I was there, the school was just as brother Inman stated in the last paragraph. But within the past two to three decades, the administration, faculty, and staff have not done everything to "hold up the banner of Jehovah." Therefore I wonder if the students and alumni of the past two or three decades will all totally do this? If they have been grounded properly at home, they may and might just endure. After leaving Parkersburg I attended and graduated from another Christian sponsored institution which is also leaning away from brother Inman's writings. I have endured because I was grounded properly at home. Thank you once again for the reprint and I hope to see more when I have the privilege of getting a copy of your publication. I am a native mountaineer who loves the truth and my home state. For the cross, Edward A. Hale.

SISTERSVILLE, WV 26175 All ladies are invited to our 20th Annual Ladies Inspiration Day, Sat. Sept. 25th. This year's theme is "What Hat Do We Wear?" Speaker is Lee Herren, of Englewood, OH. Registration and coffee hour from 9:00 10:00. Program from 10:00 noon. Dismissal after lunch. Oxford St. Church of Christ, 206 Oxford St. For more information call 304 652 1391.

CAMERON, WV 26033 The ladies of the Cameron Church of Christ will host their Ladies' Inspiration Day October 2, from 10:00 AM. to 2:00 PM. Theme: "Women In Full Bloom." Speakers: Terri Harris, Karen Taylor, Bonnie Rushmore, and Bobbie Goodnight. 2 Church Street. (304) 686 2614.

SHOCK, WV 26638 The 3rd. Annual Fall Retreat for Junior High Students (Grades 7-9), Senior High (Grades 10-12), and Adults, will be held Saturday, September 18, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Shock church of Christ building, located 2.3 miles above Shock, up Tanner's Fork of Steer Creek. Theme: "Because He Lives." Keynote speaker: Blaine Cook, "He Lives." Other speakers: Vernon Kerns, "Because He Lives, I Live;" Danny Lambey, "Because He Lives, I Have Hope;" Gene H. Miller, "Because He Lives, I have Peace." For more information contact Vernon Kerns, RR 1 Box 131 (304) 364 5460 or Gene Miller, HC 84, Box 80 (304) 462 0384.

SALEM, WV 26426 We are thankful to report that our 2004 SING, hosted by the Salem and Ten Mile churches of Christ in the chapel building on the campus of Salem International University was a great success. We had at least 186 present, with 25 song leaders! We also recently observed the 50th anniversary of our congregation with special services. Hoover Spence, of Mentor, OH presented outstanding lessons. We are also happy to report that sister Viola Moss, of the Weston congregation, was recently restored following our weekly Bible study at Crestview Manor in Jane Lew. PO Box 308.

GRAFTON, WV 26354 The Ladies of the Wilson Ridge Church of Christ would like to announce that they will once again be hosting a Ladies Inspiration Day on Saturday, September 18. Registration will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. The theme of this year's Ladies day is "Caterpillars or Butterflies." Speakers include Celeste Lanham and Shaunda Rauch.

We would also like to announce that we will be conducting our fall Gospel Meeting from Sunday, September 26th through Friday, October 1st. Fred Ady, currently with the Georgetown, South Carolina Church of Christ will be our speaker. Brother Ady worked with the Wilson Ridge congregation for several years and it will be a joy to have him back for this meeting. Services each night, Monday through Friday will be at 7 pm. If you need information please feel free to call 265-5676.


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