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Weekly Announcements

April 19, 2015

REV. & MRS. JOHN GORHAM are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Jeffrey, to Maria E.  Marriage date is July 25, 2015.

CHECK US OUT!  NURSERY recently renovated.  Come and see after the service.

CHRISTIAN CONDOLENCES are extended to Kim & Aaron B. and family.  Services for Kim’s mother, Carol F., were held at Grace on Thursday.

HEARTFELT THANKS sent from the B. family for your prayers and expressions of care and concern at the homegoing of Kim’s mother.

THIS MORNING we welcome Garfield M. and Sarah R. into the membership of Grace Bible Baptist Church.

BAPTISMAL SERVICE will be held on the evening of May 3rd.  All candidates desiring to follow the Lord in Believer’s Baptism, please meet with Rev. John Gorham at the close of this morning’s service.

UPWARD SPORTS Basketball and Cheerleading Season is coming to a close.  Come out and support our young athletes at the final games this Saturday, 9:30 to 3:00 p.m., in the gym.  All are welcome!

DAISY MINISTRY for young ladies 10 years old and up will meet Saturday, May 2nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

PRAYER LISTJack C., Gary M., Charles H., Margaret M., Irene G., Bob H., Bruce L., Glen C., Dolores K., Gertrude B., Carol A., Nancy S., Kevin S., Willie B., Kristen W., Richard S., John M., Jean S., Eve W., Harmoni J., Bill R., Herlinda G., Deborah A., Paul J., Rev. Moon, Marian R., Jim J. & Helen T. - health concerns.  Laurel C., Linda H., Tim B., Luke H., Judy A., Audrey P., Michael K., Gene H., Karen W., Wanda J. & Keith F. - cancer.  Rev. Ed T. - recent surgery.

MISSIONARY NEWS – THE SHADES – I have just returned from ministry in Ethiopia and Kenya.  In Ethiopia, we held a conference for Pastors in Addis Ababa.  In Kenya we visited our SOL-East Africa offices and ministered to the staff, then visited several schools where the students use our lessons.  We then enjoyed ministering to two groups that have newly been engaged by our East African team:  an export garment industry where 6,000 people are employed and many are being introduced to our Bible lessons (the manager is a born-again believer), and also the staff of one of the highest ranking officers in the Kenya Police.  Later we went to Mtito to a major truck stop with literally hundreds of tractor-trailers parked or refueling.  A local Bible Institute we visited has formed a group (The Charioteers) who regularly witness to the drivers, and many have been won to Christ.  We then ministered at a Pastor’s Conference near Mtito and visited several schools introducing our lessons.  On Saturday, our free day, we did a safari into the Tsavo National Park and Wildlife Reserve, one of the most beautiful and exhilarating experiences I have ever had, filling the heart with awe and wonder of our marvelous Creator God.  Back in the States we are working on the Arabic Bible for MBBs.

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