Thursday, May 7, 2009

May 2009 Report

Dear Christian Friend,

Someone once said, “Spring is a heart full of hope and a shoe full of rain.” What a wonderful description! Well, we have certainly had enough rain to fill several shoes, and hope is needed every day. So is there anything hopeful at Truth for the World this month? Yes! Things like:

• The campaign to Iceland. William & Katrece Howard and Jimmie & Linda Hill just spent two weeks in April edifying the brethren on this island at the top of the world. They taught on such topics as the authority of Christ, evangelism, the responsibility of the congregation, and the role of women in the home and the church. We hope that this young congregation can become strong in the faith so that future efforts can spread the Gospel to this nation of more than 300,000.
• The Gospel meeting with the Baldwin Church of Christ in Milledgeville, Georgia. The Truth for the World staff will be preaching a series on What Is Truth? for this five day meeting May 17 – 21, 2009. If you are in the area we hope you can come.
• The campaign to Malaysia and Singapore. John Grubb leaves on May 29th for almost 2 weeks of work with our Chinese brethren. He will be speaking on the Chinese Asian Bible Lectureship at Johor Bahru, preaching at several congregations around Malaysia, and attending the Four Seasons College Lectureship in Singapore. We hope he has a safe and productive trip.
• Getting letters like this one from a teacher in Nigeria –

Praise God, I caught a big fish. A Muslim leader and scholar and his wife obeyed the gospel after reading one of your tracts “Jesus or Mohammed”. He was baptized with his wife on January 11, 2009. His name is El-Marout Owolabi, he has 18 followers who has also shown wiliness for baptism. I have started a home Bible study in his house, in two weeks time we will start church in his house. Please pray for this efforts.

Our days are looking very hopeful. This must be Spring.

Staff of Truth for the World

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