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Albert E. Farley

CLARKSBURG, WV 26301 The Ten Mile church of Christ, on the Marshville Rd., N of US Rt. 50, will conduct their Gospel Meeting May 6-10, with Bob Vincent, of Tipp City, OH. Topics will be "Victory Over Worry," "The Blessed and Only Potentate," "An Extraordinary Book," "An Open Conversion," "Wisely Watch and Wait," "A Strange Prayer," and "Four Things Missing in Heaven." Services on Sunday 10 AM and 6:30 PM. Monday through Thursday 7:00 PM. For more information contact Bud Emerson, 1417 Davisson Run Rd.

FAIRVIEW, WV 26570 The Pumpkin Center church of Christ will be hosting the 33rd annual Youth Sing on June 2. The speaker for the evening will be James Cook, a student at Freed-Hardeman University and a member of the Oakhurst congregation. The sing, beginning at 6:00 PM will be followed by refreshment and sports activities. Pumpkin Center is located on Route 218, north of Fairview. For more information, please contact me at 449-1747. Submitted by Tom Hinkle, 46 Pumpkin Center Rd.

VALDOSTA, GA 31601 I pray this finds you doing well. I'm doing okay for my age! Except for remembering things. The good folks here at the Children's Home really look after me. I am so blessed to be here and have so many looking out for me 24-7! I look forward to the paper every month. You have always done such a good job and may God keep blessing you so you may continue ... I still miss Ronald so very much. I get to go to the cemetery every day if I wish. It is within walking distance for me and helps me a lot. Betty Stephens, 36 Dennard Dr., Apt. C.

CRUM, WV 25669 The Crum church of Christ will conduct a Gospel Meeting May 6 through 10 with Rick Tincher of Mt. Vernon, OH, and Tim Mefford, of Lake City, TN. Services on Sunday 10 AM, 11 AM, and 6 PM. Monday through Thursday 7 PM. For more information, contact Jim Farley, 304 393-2033 or 304 393-4912.

MARION, OH 43302 - Albert, the Lord's work is never finished ... yesterday is gone forever, tomorrow may never come, today is ours. What are we doing with our time? A sobering question ... Keep preaching the pure gospel through the printed page and Christ will be glorified! Your brother, Bill -4384 Baer Rd. (These are precious words, indeed, from my elder brother in Christ and in the flesh as I observe my 65th birthday. Editor)

PURSLEY, WV We have just completed fifteen months of labor with the wonderful people of the Pursley church of Christ, here in Tyler County. When we began our time together in January, 2006, we were having from 15 20 in attendance. Last Sunday we had 84 with 54 back for the evening service. We are averaging about 60 70 for Sunday AM worship. Our offerings have grown from about $275.00 per week to about $900.00. Several have been baptized and some others have returned who are former members here. The future is very bright and promising at Pursley. Our building is fast becoming incapable of meeting our needs, and we have plans now for renovation and building an addition. Please keep us in your prayers as this church, which is more than 100 years old, finds new life and greater purpose. It is a beautiful thing to observe the power of the gospel and to be a part of a loving, thriving church ... We are blessed to be a blessing! -Tom Butterfield, 901 Tyler Highway, Sistersville, WV 26175.

MARTINSBURG, WV - I enjoy reading the WVa Christian and appreciate the many instructional and inspiring articles by our brethren. I especially value the article (March 13 issue, Vol. 14) by Brother George Erwin regarding gambling. I believe we all should study these scriptures he offers and keep them in mind as we face the increase of interest in gambling in our state. He covered the subject in language that is in no way offensive and that should cause all of us to think. God bless you and all who give us the WVa Christian. Sincerely, Melba Deitrick, Central church of Christ.

GALLIPOLIS, OH 45631 Have just returned from a two months stay in FL. While there I preached at Dunnellon and Lecanto, FL. Traveled from FL to Floyd, VA for the funeral of Bro. Carnice Mannon, who died Feb. 23rd. Bro. Mannon served as preacher and one of the elders for the Laurel Hill congregation for around 40 years. I shall preach at Spring Dale, WV Sundays April 1 and 8. Then I shall resume part-time at West Union, WV, Sunday April 22. Have a meeting scheduled with the church at Floyd, VA May 20 23. Lewis Mikell, P.O. Box 302.

VIENNA, WV Yesterday (April 4) marked the final sessions of the Ohio Valley University Annual Lectureship for 2007. From every indication it was the finest we have experienced in many years. Daytime attendance far surpassed that of recent years. All presenters were prepared well, delivered great messages, and conducted inspiring classes. I heard nothing but praise from those in attendance, many of whom traveled many miles from distant states to avail themselves of this wonderful time of study and fellowship. People came from the deep south, the northeast, the east coast, and the far west. We sat at the feet of seasoned veterans and were introduced to some of the most promising, bright, young scholars among us, many of whom are graduates of OVU. There was a sweet spirit of love and oneness among all those who came to learn and to spend time with fellow Christians. It was everything a true lectureship should be and I'm certainly glad I had an opportunity to be there throughout. 2008 will be the year, the Lord willing, we share in the fiftieth annual lectureship and plans are already under way. The dates are set for April 6-9. Please mark your calendars now and don't miss this one! -Tom Butterfield, Director of Church Relations, Ohio Valley University.


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