2020 Guyana Workshops

Posted February 11, 2020 by Louis Rushmore
Categories: Bibles, Guyana, Ladies' Class, Lessons by Martha, Literature, Magazines & Books, Mission Trip, Travel

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Each year for several years, I have been traveling to Guyana, South America once or twice a year to conduct workshops and Gospel meetings across this nation. Guyanese preachers and I together major in edification of our brethren (1 Corinthians 3:6) and minor in evangelism (Mark 16:15-16). Edification is crucial for personal, congregational and brotherhood maturity among foreign nationals for them to participate in a meaningful way in growing the Lord’s church internally and externally among them. In earlier years, my late wife Bonnie accompanied me here and taught ladies and children. Since 2017, my wife Martha and I continue to labor in this ministry together and alongside Guyanese preachers.

The workshop theme this year is, “If Not Now, When?” The corresponding topics address laying the groundwork for and progressing toward the appointment of elders and deacons in the churches throughout the country, encouraging brethren to assume congregational responsibility for their finances, preparing more fully to rely primarily on themselves for their own edification, and analyzing and implementing methods for the churches of Christ throughout Guyana to accept a greater role in evangelizing their own country. Happily, many congregations are already actively working towards these goals, and so far, the lessons have been well received.

Out time here is from January 31 through March 2. We have completed programs in Lethem near the Brazilian border and in Port Kaituma near the border with Venezuela. At the latter location, we had two venues—one in the town and one along the bank of a canal to the Kaituma River. Tomorrow, we leave our base in Linden for two more workshops, like the sites two which we’ve already traveled, distant from each other and in opposite directions.

Wednesday and Thursday, we will lodge in New Amsterdam; Thursday we have a workshop hosted by the Cotton Tree Church of Christ. Friday night, we will lodge at the other end of the coast in Parika. Saturday, we have a workshop scheduled for Richmond across the 20-mile-wide Essequibo River; that evening, we will make the several hours’ drive back to Linden.

In the weeks ahead if our Lord permits, we will have programs near Georgetown the capital, Paramakatoi in the mountains near Brazil, outside Mabaruma near Venezuela and Kildonan once more in the southern coastal area.

This year we minimized the amount of clothes and foodstuffs and maximized the number of Bibles, books and tracts in our luggage. This year, too, I’m taking fewer pictures than in prior years (as well as in the Asian countries to which I go); it’s a matter of been there—saw that before. The more I come here or go to be with brethren in Asia, it is like going home, not to say that I don’t appreciate our home in America. Martha and I solicit your prayers and encourage your participation with us.

We are most fortunate to be coworkers with brother Nigel Milo, his wife Jasmine and son Zab. This year, my additional Guyanese co-speaker is brother Frederick Darrel, preacher for the Kitty Church of Christ in Georgetown. Together, we aim to glorify God, edify brethren and reach lost sous with the Gospel of Christ.

January 2020 Gospel Gazette Online

Posted January 11, 2020 by Louis Rushmore
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The January 2020 edition of Gospel Gazette Online is ready. Subscribers and non-subscribers alike are invited to take advantage of the new articles as well as the thousands of archived articles therein. Use these pages for personal study, class material, sermon preparation, church bulletins, etc. Tell your friends about this remarkable, free biblical resource. Www.GospelGazette.com

The Last Several Days

Posted January 3, 2020 by Louis Rushmore
Categories: Family

The last several days have been dear to me as I have enjoyed each of my children and grandchildren, too. Martha and I hosted Rebecca as well as  Raymond & Crystal with their three young ones. We all spent some time together with Robert, too, at a local eatery. In addition, we were blessed with time well spent on more than one occasion with Martha’s son Jim, his wife Denise and their teenagers. Now, it’s just the two of us once more.

Back to doctor visits for Martha and me for various things. I’m still recovering from surgery on my ring finger of the left hand; the nail and an internal tumor were removed. Hopefully, that will solve some of the pain in my left hand, and unfortunately, the steroid injection has yet to mitigate the companion pain due to an injured ulnar nerve. Martha continues with her tests and such. We certainly must be doing our part to help doctors make their boat and maybe airplane installment payments!

As often is the case, I am behind in publishing Gospel Gazette Online and working on The Voice of Truth International magazines. January 31, Martha and I are to fly to Guyana, South America, where we will remain through March 2. We have an ambitious schedule that will take us throughout the tropical nation to encourage brethren and help equip them to edify themselves, edify their country and lay groundwork for installing elders in the future. We covet your prayers.

Packed Two Suitcases Tonight

Posted December 11, 2019 by Louis Rushmore
Categories: Bibles, Guyana, Literature, Mission Trip

Earlier tonight, I packed two suitcases in anticipation of Martha and my travel January 31, 2020 to Guyana, South America. Together, they hold 40 NKJV Bibles and 200 Ready Reference booklets. The luggage will cost $40 each for a total of $80 as second checked bags for Martha and me; the first bag for each of us will cost $30 each or a total of $60 for 8 Bibles that didn’t fit in the other bags, some food and clothes.

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas looms in the near future, but we are mindful of our impending annual mission trip to the 10 regions of the tropical country of Guyana. We are scheduled to return to the USA on March 2.

This year, the theme is, “If Not Now, When?” Topics that will be discussed concern foreign brethren taking responsibility for evangelizing their own nation, edifying themselves, beginning to assume a greater role in financial accountability and laying the groundwork for appointing elders sometime in the future. Two Guyanese preaching brethren and I will share the speaking, and Martha will teach Christian ladies.

We solicit your prayers, and anyone wishing to participate financially may send a check to the Siwell Road Church of Christ, 4075 S. Siwell Rd., Jackson, MS 39212 with “Rushmore Mission Trip” written on the memo line. The elders of this congregation oversee our mission work and hold funds for us to this end.

The Voice of Truth International #103

Posted December 10, 2019 by Louis Rushmore
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Good news folks! The Voice of Truth International #103 is available online immediately for your personal study, class and sermon preparation, and use in bulletins. The Voice of Truth International #101 is in printed circulation now, and Volume #102 is in production. Only online can you access Volume #103, because it will not be available in printed form until months from now. Follow the links below to go to Volume #103 now or to additional editions and about three dozen books, all in PDF files. Good news folks! All of these are available without charge to you.

 

The Voice of Truth International #103
https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/Voice%20of%20Truth/VOT_103.pdf

The Voice of Truth International & Books in PDF
https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/

The Rushmore Newsletter

Posted November 12, 2019 by Louis Rushmore
Categories: India, Mission Trip, Myanmar (Burma), Overseas

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The Rushmore Newsletter for November 2019 has just been published to the Internet. Nearly 800 email notices are being sent at this moment to members and friends among the churches of Christ so interested brethren may access it online. An additional 1,000+ members of the church and congregations of the Lord’s church will receive printed copies through the US mail over the next several days. Martha and I welcome your questions, comments and participation in our labors for Jesus Christ stateside and abroad. You may access the November edition of the Rushmore Newsletter directly at https://www.gospelgazette.com/Newsletter/2019/November.pdf.

November Gospel Gazette Online

Posted October 27, 2019 by Louis Rushmore
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Friends, we are happy to present to you the November 2019 edition of Gospel Gazette Online. As always, users incur no charges. Thereby, readers from all over the globe take advantage of the several monthly articles, as well as the thousands of archived articles. Please use these pages for your devotional studies, bulletin articles, and class and sermon preparation. Your edification is sufficient reason to continue this literary effort—now in its 21st year. Be kind to your friends, fellow students, coworkers and neighbors; acquaint them with Gospel Gazette Online at www.GospelGazette.com.