Archive for May 2022

Chaffee Road Church of Christ

May 30, 2022

This past Sunday, Martha and I, along with our daughter Rebecca, visited the Chaffee Road Church of Christ in Jacksonville, Florida. We attended the Bible class and afterward worshiped with our brethren there. The occasion of our visit was to touch base with the congregation, which has been helping to support us and enable our stateside ministry and foreign mission work for about 15 years. I was afforded a few moments following the worship period to speak about our six weeks earlier this year in Guyana, South America. Later, I showed the elders my PowerPoint presentation and added some additional details about our missionary labors, not only in South America but also in Asian countries. (On a side note, Chaffee Road appears to be an admirable depiction of a fairly evenly integrated congregation and eldership.)

A few weeks earlier, I was privileged to present during Bible class my PowerPoint presentation about our foreign travel to Guyana February and half of March in 2022. In the worship period, I preached one of the lessons that I presented 13 times during our Guyana mission trip; it was entitled, “Christianity in a Hostile and Challenging Environment.”

The theme of this year’s mission trip to Guyana was “None of These Things Move Me,” based upon Acts 20:22-24. Covid-19 has been and continues to be a challenge facing the worldwide community, though hostile and challenging environments also confront people on a personal level with significant difficulties arising within families, at work, relating to health, death, grief and economics. We all need encouragement from time to time. Our team of Martha and me, as well as Guyanese brethren Nigel Milo and Mohamed Ally, were afforded opportunities to present a series of lessons at 13 venues, plus additional speaking opportunities beyond our workshops.

We were and are thankful for Christian families and churches of Christ who make our work possible. Historically and pre-pandemic, we have traveled with the Gospel to various sites in India, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore and Sri Lanka. Through the generosity of fellow Christians, we are able to print and distribute tracts and books in a variety of languages, give away large print Bibles and facilitate funds for two TV programs (Hindi language broadcasting from New Delhi, India and English language airing from Georgetown, Guyana). May God be glorified and precious souls be edified with God’s Word!

Cabin Fever Escape

May 21, 2022

Martha and I haven’t posted much on Facebook for quite a while; Martha has posted more than have I. However, I thought I would share an exquisite picture we took a few days ago when Martha and I escaped from her cabin fever. The night before, I asked YouTube about attractions near Ocala, Florida where we live. Consequently, Martha and I went to the Juniper Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest. The first picture I took was the most stunning. Additional outstanding pics appear by turning one’s Internet browser to “Juniper Springs Ocala National Forest.” A little further east on SR 40, we stopped by a restaurant on the banks of the St. John River for tasty fish dinners. Afterward, traveling in the direction of home, we stopped at the Mill Dam Recreation Area. A warm breeze caressed us as we sat on a park bench gazing at the waterfront.

Pretending we aren’t diabetics, we stopped for some soft-serve ice cream in Silver Springs on the eastern edge of Ocala. What happens escaping cabin fever – a lazy day together – doesn’t count. We topped off the day enjoying our own little paradise in our backyard pool – the perfect party for two.

Many people travel from across the nation and from around the world to vacation in Florida; that being the case, we certainly need to take advantage of the fact that we live in Florida. We have enjoyed several nearby Florida destinations and will look to do so even more, especially considering the price of gas, meals out, etc.

May Edition of Gospel Gazette Online

May 4, 2022

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