Around The State

Albert E. Farley

MILTON, WV 25541-0821 – I appreciate so much the fine work that you do. I feel there is a great and continuing need to “get the word out” and you are doing your part, it seems. The articles in the April 2009 issue of the West Virginia Christian and especially the comments you made at the bottom of page 1 are reminders to us of the urgency to be about our Father’s business. It seems many choose to ignore the call to sow the seed and they wonder why there is no growth. We have lost something vital during the last fifty or so years. Perhaps I can help a bit in getting circulation up to your desired goal … Denver Thomas, PO Box 821. (We truly appreciate bother Thomas’ work in Milton. He renewed three and sent three new subscriptions.)

EAST POINT, GA 30344 – Brother Farley, Enclosed are three … money orders to help with the good works that you all are doing. In these times of political uncertainty, I believe we need to be more diligent than ever before. – Ray Jackson, 1068 Jefferson Ave.

VALLEY BEND, WV 27293 – The Valley Bend church of Christ will conduct a Gospel Meeting May 10-15, with Michael E. Phillips, preaching. Services times: Sunday 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 6:30 PM. Monday through Friday, 7:00 PM. For information: 304-338-2782.

LOUISA, KY 41230 – The church of Christ, located in Cedar Heights, Fort Gay, WV, will conduct their Gospel Meeting May 10-14, 7:00 each evening Monday through Thursday. John Board, of Elizabethtown, KY will preach. For information, call (304) 648-5531.

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.

SALEM, WV 26426 – The Salem church of Christ will conduct their Spring Gospel Meeting May 31 – June 5 with Jim Farley, of the Fort Gay church of Christ, preaching. Service times: Sunday 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 6:00 PM. Monday through Friday, 7:00 PM. Location: One-half mile South of US Rt. 50, at the Corner of Rt. 23/Water St. and Kyle Ave. For information, call 304-782-2921.

GRAFTON, WV 26354 – The Wilson Ridge church of Christ will conduct their Spring Gospel Meeting May 17-22 with Terry Jones of the Pennsboro church of Christ. Service times: 10:00 am Bible Study; 11:00 Worship; 6:00 Evening Worship. Monday through Friday, 7:00 PM. The Wilson Ridge building is located 5 miles north of Grafton on 119. After passing the Grafton Drive-In, turn right at the top of the hill onto Wilson Ridge Road. The building is located one mile out Wilson Ridge on the left.

An Opportunity to Help in Costa Rica

by Phil Grear

 It has been my privilege for the past two years to work with brother Gilbert Astorga in mission campaigns in Costa Rica. Brother Astorga is a dedicated servant of God who is currently working fulltime with the church in Alejuela. He and his dedicated family are much loved and respected among the churches in Costa Rica. His son, Joshua, has been our translator on both trips.

 The church in Alejuela is a congregation of about fifty, meeting in a small room under a house. They are paying $300 per month for this facility, which is not at all adequate, but they lack the funds for a larger building. They desperately need classroom space. It would take $25,000 to make down payment on a suitable facility. They could then use current $300 rent as a payment on their own building. They are working hard themselves to provide this building and have saved $13,000 on their own. Several of us who know Gilbert have committed ourselves to raising the remaining $12,000 by December 31, 2009. This will allow us to take the money to them when we return to Costa Rica next January. We would appreciate your help with this effort if possible. The elders of the Alkire Rd. church in Grove City, OH have agreed to oversee this effort. If you can help, please make checks to the Alkire Rd. church of Christ and earmark it “Costa Rica Building Fund.” Address is: Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Rd., Grove City, OH 43123. This is a worthy cause, and the money will be well used. –2863 East High St., Springfield OH 45505.

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