Collierville Workday

Posted April 7, 2018 by Louis Rushmore
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Today, Saturday, April 7, 2018, we were blessed with volunteers from the Collierville, Tennessee Church of Christ coming our way. Those who didn’t take the “shortcut” arrived around 9 a.m. at the World Evangelism Building in Winona, Mississippi. The others arrived about an hour later.

We packaged, inventoried and loaded into a cargo trailer, thousands of dollars and many hundreds of pounds of literature. In about two weeks, Martha and I will haul it to a shipping agent in Nashville, Tennessee for shipment to Guyana, South America. The wholesale value of the books and tracts amounted to over $17,000. Once in Guyana, brother Nigel Milo and the Amelia’s Ward Church of Christ in Linden will see that the literature makes its way to nearly 100 congregations of the Lord’s church scatted throughout the nation.

Our dear brethren worked the warehouse, including restocking shelves, inventories and compacting boxes to make room for a tractor-trailer of The Voice of Truth International and Global Harvest coming next week. Even the little ones helped with shredding paper and moving broken-down boxes. It was an all hands on deck, from which activities we forced ourselves to pause long enough for pizza and salad for lunch. We had brownies for dessert.

We are fortunate to have the encouragement such as this and physical help. That and the financial participation with us in our efforts for the cause of Christ make what we do stateside and abroad possible. Thank you.

April 2018 Gospel Gazette Online Published

Posted April 4, 2018 by Louis Rushmore
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Today, Wednesday evening, April 4, 2018, I just published to the Internet and publicized the April edition of Gospel Gazette Online. Tell someone about this great, valuable resource for personal study, presentation preparation or for use in church bulletins. This is the 20th year that we have been making this Internet publication available monthly and without charge to users worldwide. Thousands of articles on a myriad of subjects can be found in the Archive. Enjoy!

2018 India Missions Conference

Posted April 3, 2018 by Louis Rushmore
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The 2018 India Missions Conference is rapidly coming upon us: April 17-19. It will be hosted on the campus of Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama. Follow this link to the current schedule. Everyone is invited to attend and participate.

http://www.gospelgazette.com/india_missions_conference/2018/2018_india_missions_conference.pdf

March 2018 Rushmore Newsletter

Posted March 29, 2018 by Louis Rushmore
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While Martha and I were yet in Guyana, South America, we prepared our most recent newsletter. I sent it digitally to a printing company in Minnesota. We arrived back in the USA on March 6, though we did not arrive back in Winona, Mississippi—our stateside base of operations—until Saturday, March 24. Our newsletter was waiting for us on a bench in the carport.

All day Monday and into the evening, Martha and I processed the newsletter for non-profit, bulk mailing. Sister Sherry Morgan helped us for several hours. Tuesday morning, we took it to the local post office, before leaving town for dental appointments in Jackson, Mississippi—two hours away.

(As it turned out, we were late for our appointments. As we change back and forth between time zones, our digital calendars get confused, and we were two hours off regarding our appointment time. Whoops! Fortunately, the dental office accommodated us nonetheless. On our way homeward, we bought an overwhelming amount of groceries and household supplies, since we had been absent from Winona since December 21.)

The front-page article of our March newsletter features an outstanding, self-taught Guyanese Gospel preacher. Despite being acquainted with brother Thomas George for several years, I really got to know and appreciate him much more this year since he was my co-speaker for our workshops and seminars throughout his nation. I count him as a dear friend and coworker in the Christian ministry. Read the article to see how he will be mentoring 16 Amerindian congregations that are certainly off the grid, so to speak.

The second page highlights the project to acquire a robust ATV for use by another Amerindian preacher to travel to distant congregations in the mountainous jungle where there are few or no roads. Currently, hours to days of walking one-way is necessary to carry the Gospel to Christians and non-Christians in that remote part of Guyana, South America.

Always a pleasing read, Martha’s article summarizes our stateside and overseas mission travels. We are grateful for brethren who make our efforts for the cause of Christ possible. May God richly bless each one.

The Rushmore Newsletters can be accessed at the following URL:

http://www.gospelgazette.com/Newsletter/index.html

Three Days for Us, the Second Time

Posted March 22, 2018 by Louis Rushmore
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Wagon, ho! Right after Martha’s medical appointment on Tuesday, March 20, we headed out of Ocala, Florida toward Winona, Mississippi. With our little trailer in tow, we began our trek back to home base for the first time since our recent 35-day jaunt to and around Guyana, South America.

Along the way, though, we opted to take parts of three days for ourselves; we did that once last year, and we thought a repeat performance was due. So, we paused for three nights in Panama City Beach in a hotel on the seashore. Cold, nevertheless, Martha got her fix of seeing sand and the water of the Gulf of Mexico. We snapped a few pictures, chiefly of the ocean at sunset.

In the morning, we hitch the trailer once more to our van and leave for Mississippi. The plan is to stay overnight in the Jackson area so that Martha can attend the annual ladies’ day of the Siwell Road Church of Christ on Saturday. Then, that evening, we will make the last two hour’s journey to return to Winona.

I’m still battling chest congestion and heavy coughing, but Martha seems to have recovered from her brief similar illness. I always have significant difficulty recovering from any chest congestion and cough; I sometimes have coughing bouts without being ill.

We are looking forward to resuming life in Winona, Mississippi. Presently, I’m working on the April issue of Gospel Gazette Online. Last touches to preparation for the upcoming India Missions Conference are ongoing. As soon as we arrive back in Winona, we need to process and mail our newsletter. Weeks ahead will also see us haul literature to Nashville, Tennessee for shipment to Guyana, South America, and we will make appointments for me to speak at various stateside congregations.

Many Christians and congregations make it possible for us to do what we do, especially in foreign missions. Thank you.

Wildwood Church of Christ

Posted March 11, 2018 by Louis Rushmore
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Delighted to assemble with the Wildwood, Florida Church of Christ, it was also my privilege to teach Bible class on Wednesday, March 7. In addition, today, I was happy to preach during morning worship. The lessons respectively were: “The Authority of the Bible” and “The Holy Spirit: A Divine Person.”

This congregation is an exceptional body of Christ with capable elders, preachers and other brethren. It certainly feels like home, a safe place for children of God.

Read It Before You Can Hold It, Again

Posted March 10, 2018 by Louis Rushmore
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Volume 96 of The Voice of Truth International magazine is available on the Internet now. However, the printed version will not be available to hold in one’s hand for two or three months yet. “Behold” rather than “hold” this latest edition of The Voice of Truth International by following this link: http://www.gospelgazette.com/Library/Voice%20of%20Truth/VOT_096.pdf. To read current articles or archived articles over 20 years of either Gospel Gazette Online or The Voice of Truth International, follow these links: www.GospelGazette.com or www.TheVoiceOfTruthInternational.com. Enjoy!