Around The State

Albert E. Farley

GALLIPOLIS, OH 45631 – Last October 21st I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Immediately, I began making reservations to be treated at The James Cancer Center Hospital, Columbus, OH. A team of four doctors decided I should be treated with Radiation. From January 5th through March 18th, I made eleven trips to Columbus to receive treatment. On March 18th another X-ray was made and the doctor said my lungs looked good. During this very difficult time, I received many cards, letters, and phone calls from places where I’ve preached through the years. All were praying for my recovery. I want to express my sincere thanks to all of you who sent messages and prayers. Hopefully, you are reading West Virginia Christian and will see my note of thanks. Radiation has weakened my energy level for the next six months or more. Hopefully, I shall be able to preach at Gallipolis, OH Sunday, April 24th; Rosemar Rd., Parkersburg, WV May 10th; West Union, WV June 26th, July 17th, and Aug 7th. I will be 89 years old May 14th. –Lewis Mikell, PO Box 302.

PRICHARD, WV 25555 – I was 91 on March 13, just recovering from a broken hip. I certainly have been blessed for all those years. Thank you for your magazine. –Virginia M. Carey, 95 Hope Farm Ln.

PIKEVILLE, KY 41502 – The Main St. church of Christ has announced their 2011 Youth Rally, April 29 – May 1. Theme: MYTHBUSTERS: The Truth for our Youth. Keynote speaker, Ben Wright. Speaker/Song Leader, Chris Gallagher. –PO Box 2747.

SMITHFIELD, WV 26437 – We at Pricetown are getting ready for our spring meeting with brother Sam Bartrug, which will begin April 11. This will be a 10 day meeting and will run through Wednesday, April 20. The week day time will be 7:00 PM. Sunday meeting time, Bible Study 10:00 AM, Worship 10:35 AM. Evening worship 6:30 PM. We hope that many will come and take part in this meeting. –Leroy Burdine, PO Box 59.

MANSFIELD, OH 44906 – The Lord blessed our work in Mansfield during 2010 by increasing our number by five baptisms. Unfortunately, we lost one dear brother who died in August. There have been other signs of growth in the congregation during that time. Our Annual Homecoming was well attended. Brother Dana Slingluff, who spent many of his youthful years in Mansfield, was our speaker. We will host our first Friday Night Sing on May 20th. Our Homecoming is being combined with a Gospel Meeting October 9-12 with brother J. D. Conley doing the preaching. As a familiar hymn teaches, “There is much to do, there’s work on every hand.” With God’s help we hope to see further increase in the church here, spiritually and numerically. –Don Cooper, 95 Lynn Dr.

GALION, OH 44833 – “Though our time was much too short, we did enjoy meeting you, Nancy, and the rest of the brethren at Salem … We really appreciate the WV Christian paper and the effort that is evident by everyone involved in spreading the word of our Lord. We pray with you that He will continue to bless that work which is so needed in these days.” – Yours in Him, Lawrence and Beulah Montgomery. - 3905 County Road 31.

GROTON, CT 06340 – Please renew my subscription for another year. Always look forward to reading your good papers. The articles are always interesting and informative. God bless and keep up the good work. In Christian love, Carnegie Wagner, 40 Country Club Rd.

Church building furniture needed

 The Owenton, Kentucky, church of Christ is a new church plant and is in need of a pulpit, Lord’s Table, and register boards. If you know of a congregation who is remodeling or for some other reason wants to get rid of these items, please email Bill Dayton, the evangelist. or call Jerry Carmichael at 859-824-6200. Thank You. Bill Dayton.


 To help commemorate the Laings 100th Homecoming we are having a Cat’s Meow plaque made up and are now taking orders for it. The cost is $16.00. If you would like to order one please email me so I can mark your name down also please tell me how many you would like. … The Laings Homecoming will be July 15-17, 2011. July 15 will be an area wide sing at 7:00 PM. –Mark T. Tonkery, PO Box 24, 44427 State Route 255, Woodsfield, OH. 43752-0024.

EAST POINT, GA 30344 – Enclosed are … money orders to help with your good works. I hope Christians are edified and many lost are saved by reading West Virginia Christian. All is well here; I am retiring on June 3rd. God bless you all! -Ray Jackson, 1068 Jefferson Ave.

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