Good News!

Old Union Church of ChristSunday, April 13th, Bonnie and I worshipped in the morning with the Old Union Church of Christ. We went out early enough to take some pictures of the quaint, country setting in the early morning light and the new, leafy green of the trees and bushes. That evening, Bonnie and I worshipped with the Siwell Rd. Church of Christ in Jackson, MS; we had some details to attend with the elders respecting our mission work that they oversee. Monday and Tuesday evenings, Bonnie and I attended the Gospel meeting hosted by the West President Church of Christ.

Wednesday afternoon April 16th, Bonnie received GOOD NEWS at her oncology checkup. Her blood analysis and physical examination were just fine! That evening, we attended Bible class once more with the Siwell Rd. Church of Christ, whereupon I taught another lesson from the Book of Job to the adult auditorium class.

Saturday, April 19th, Bonnie and I headed for Huntsville, AL to the home of brother Lindell and sister Sharon Smith; he is an elder for the Farley Church of Christ where I was to speak the next morning (Easter Sunday, by the way). Lord’s Day morning, I made my PowerPoint presentation about our 2014 Guyana mission trip, and for worship, I preached “Understanding How God Communicates with Mankind, Today.” Though the congregation does not regularly support our work, their annual help when we visit makes it possible for our work to progress.

The in between days (days between cited dates) and today, we worked on the next issue of The Voice of Truth International; we are running behind, and I have not even started the April issue of Gospel Gazette Online yet. We along with Jerry and Paula Bates (newly returned to the USA and the office after an extensive overseas mission trip) plus Betty Choate prepared for the 2014 India Missions Conference. The World Evangelism team and Heritage Christian University in Florence, AL are cohosting it. We loaded our van, pressed some clothes once back at the house and otherwise prepared for a Tuesday morning departure from Winona to Florence. The program will run Tuesday night through Thursday; there will be a Florence area restoration history tour on Friday.

The highlight of the past several days has to be Bonnie’s good checkup. She continues to recover from pancreatic cancer. Though often tired for the past couple of weeks or so, all appears to be well, and Bonnie is regaining her momentum. Hand in hand, we continue to pilgrimage on God’s green earth with our sight trained on the heavenly horizon. Not only do we hope to arrive at and pass through the white pearly gates someday to walk the streets of gold, we earnestly desire as many as possible to make the same journey with us. We are pilgrims, not homesteaders!

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