Elvis Henry Huffard (1918-2000) was born April 24, according to Terry Gardner on the Friends of the Restoration group on Facebook.
Please pray for dona Ritinha, whose husband has just passed away. We’re awaiting word about the burial, which will likely occur tomorrow. She is a faithful Christian who participates in our home group studies, and has remained faithful in spite of her two daughters falling away. Her husband was not a Christian.
Also, our friend and former neighbor, Edson, has been in the hospital for over a week, with a stroke, diabetes, and an unknown bacterial infection. He’s a bit younger than I. I visited him today. He’ll be hospitalized until after the new year, doctors say. His son Caio and our boys were good friends.
A blessed Christmas to all.
[I meant to send this to my GoSpeak site, but posted it here by mistake. But perhaps it will result in more prayer!]
Brother Rice was a missionary in Asia for many years. Though he may have had his excesses as editor of “Contending for the Faith” magazine, he did not fear speaking out against assaults on the church by false teachers.
See more information on therestorationmovement.com webpage.
Mac Ice posted a news note from a 1933 issue of Gospel Advocate about a brother Lewis Oldham speaking 50 times in two months on (his?) work in China.
Have any of us had such a hectic schedule as this? We come from a long line of missionaries who travel around making appeals. Does this make missions a peripheral activity in the brotherhood?
Lance and Kristen Mosher are preparing to join the newly established work in Poriua, New Zealand, and they need financial support. You are invited to visit their website to learn more about them and their plans: http://themoshersinnewzealand.yolasite.com/ Lance has developed good teaching materials that can be viewed at http://www.topicalbiblestudies.com/ He is currently serving as an evangelist for the Lord’s church in Finger, TN, and in the past six months alone he has baptized eight souls into Christ. The Moshers will be working under the oversight of the elders of the Chalmette, LA church of Christ. Contact details are as follows: 45 Church Street, Finger, TN 38334. Phone: 731-215-7191. E-mail: email@example.com Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
Kevin Moore has an amazing article, special to The Fellowship Room, on “Obstacles or Opportunities?” Truths we know, but he has an amazing way of expressing it, all the way from New Zealand.
Is this God’s way of telling us that what we’re attempting to do is not His will? Or could it be something else trying to hinder us? It can’t be the former, because we know what the divine will is – go, preach, make disciples. So we press on.
Be sure to give it a good read, maybe even a second or third.
- Why Do I Feel The Way I Do? (gospelprogress.com)
- “When Life Doesn’t Work Out the Way You Had Hoped!” (thejenkinsinstitute.com)
- God still moves mountains (chuckwebster.org)
In his Forthright Magazine column, FHU prof Stan Mitchell, who grew up in Zimbabwe, writes about missionary Roy Palmer.
He always had an idea; he was always dreaming a dream.
Not all of his dreams worked out. Men he trusted disappointed him. Not everyone saw his vision as clearly as he. Often they scoffed at his ideas. He made mistakes, even enemies. His body grew old. But never his ideas.
God give us more dreamers like him.
- How Christians impact each other (forthright.net)
From Belgium, Roy Davison has confirmed his participation in the group, as have Robert and Michal Swain of Gospel Opportunities based in Vilonia AR. We’re glad to have them join Barbara Oliver, Mike Brooks and me as we get underway.
Robert and another brother left today for Costa Rica. Yesterday Michal fell on ice at church and broke her fibula near her ankle. So our good sister Barbara took the two to the airport today. On her way back her car slid into a ditch, though Michal says she is fine. I’ve received an email from Barbara, and she seems to be OK. Anyway, pray for all these!