(Arriving at the Sunday Service)
The Southern Africa ICOC leadership conference was a huge success. Held in April, the Johannesburg, South Africa, church hosted disciples and leaders from 12 different countries for a week of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Over 200 attended the "Ministry Training Academy" for two days of in depth instruction.
Then over 2300 attended the Sunday worship service. A number of people were welcomed to the church who had been baptised the past week and Paul Smith appointed as an evangelist.
ATTN FUTURE CAMPUS LEADERS: Spots are still open for the Texas Oklahoma "Ministry in Training" program in Austin, Texas, next week.
Thank you for your generous donations to help support our disaster response efforts in Nepal.
Playwrite and evangelist Steve Johnson sent us this update: We are very excited to present the classic musical, Upside Down as part of the 2016 North American Discipleship Summit. Written by Steve Johnson and Sherwin Mackintosh, the musical captures the heart and faith of the First Century Church. There were two international productions of Upside Down in 1987 and 1994.
Last month, architect and NYC Church of Christ member, Rick Cook, was recognized in Manhattan Magazine for his earth-friendly impact on the New York City skyline. Rick, and his company CookFox Architects, designed Manhattan’s fourth tallest building, the Bank of America Tower, NYC’s first LEED Platinum-Certified commercial skyscraper.
The International Churches of Christ East Africa are excited to celebrate their 25th anniversary from April 30 - May 3, 2015. The theme for the weekend is "Shangilia," a Swahili word that means "celebration."
Situation Report #2: April 28, 2015 - As the situation in Nepal becomes bleaker, the HOPE worldwide school remains a hopeful light in Kathmandu. Volunteers at the school have been providing meals and shelter for those that have been displaced.
Assessing Next Steps In Response Efforts
Situation Report #1 – April, 26, 2015
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a 7.9 earthquake brought calamity and destruction to a heavily populated area of Nepal impacting six million people. The quake was also felt in nearby China and India, however, Nepal sustained the most damage. The death toll is reported to have reached 2,500. This number may rise as communications are restored in the more remote villages.
Providing Immediate Shelter For Displaced Families
In this episode of Sister to Sister, Gloria Baird explains how we ought to understand and accept God's various gifts. Some are easy to accept, like the gift of children. Some are not so easy, like the gift of life-threatening cancer.
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We’re excited to release the first episode in a new teaching series specifically for women: Sister to Sister. Women’s Ministry Leaders from around the world teach key principles about building a Godly life. In this episode, Jeanie Shaw talks about how to constantly set your mind on things above.
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April 11, 2015 - On Thursday, April 9, fourteen tornadoes left a path of destruction in the U.S. Midwest. DeKalb County in Northern Illinois suffered the most damage. Citizens in Fairdale and Rochelle took shelter as they had done when tornadoes had threatened before, but this time was different. Residents reported that the 200 mph tornadoes stayed on the ground destroying houses, vehicles, and anything else in their path. The latest report indicated that the tornadoes claimed two lives. Responders are continuing to rescue other trapped or injured individuals.