Thursday, July 3, 2008

July 2008 Report

Dear Christian Friend,

The long, hot days of summer have certainly arrived – especially in our offices upstairs. There the temperatures have been fluctuating between hot and hotter. But we hope some cooler weather will soon be installed. The New Hope Road Church of Christ of Dacula, Georgia, has donated a replacement for the air conditioner unit that died in May.

Jimmie Hill received good news on his MRI – the lesion was not a brain tumor as originally feared. Thank you for your prayers! He still has some problems requiring additional testing so we ask that you continue to remember him to God.

John and Libby Grubb’s campaign in Taiwan was also good news. John taught classes and preached in Gospel meetings in both Taichung and Hualien. They have now returned safely despite the typhoon that threatened the island.

A check of the statistics on our Internet sites is very encouraging news. In the first six months of 2008 we have already had 81,270 visitors to our websites spreading the Gospel of Christ in English, Chinese and Indonesian. During the same six-month period last year our visitors numbered 60,646, so this aspect of our work continues to show tremendous growth. Internet access is spreading as well. From January through June our visitors have come from 178 different nations around the world, many of them areas where Gospel missionaries cannot go. To God be the glory!

Unfortunately, we also received some sad news in June. Our part-time secretary, Julie Rawlins, has decided to relocate to another state so she will be leaving us in July. But thankfully she gave us plenty of notice and is already training her replacement, Kristen Underwood. Kristen, her husband, Martin, and their 14-month old daughter, Addy, worship at the Chestnut Drive Church of Christ in Doraville. So while we are sad to be loosing Julie, we are also glad to welcome Kristen to our Truth for the World staff.

This work must continue to be a team effort to be successful. Thank you for being a part of our team.

Staff of Truth for the World

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