HCU News for September 24, 2012
President Jones continues preaching a gospel meeting with the Florence Boulevard Church of Christ through Wednesday of this week.
Alumnus Dr. Justin Imel reports a good beginning to his new work with the Dale Ridge Church of Christ in Cloverdale, Virginia.
We welcome alumnus Isaac Gnohou back to the US. He and Nina will be here from the Ivory Coast for a couple of months visiting supporters. We appreciate the Woodlawn congregation for its longtime, faithful help to Isaac.
We welcome Reuben and Evelyn Emperado & Marcario “Jun” and NeNe Arcilla to Florence. They are from Cebu City in the Philippines. They have been instrumental in winning many souls, planting many congregations, and training many preachers in their region.
We also welcome alumnus John Dean Muppidi who arrived in the US from India yesterday. John Dean does outstanding work in evangelism, preacher training, leadership development, and orphan care in southern India.
Larry Davenport sent a kind thank you card to campus for all the help with SHINE. There were five public responses. Attendance figures for Sunday – Tuesday were 425, 128, and 131.
“Pray for America,” a non-partisan prayer service will be hosted by area churches of Christ at the Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ building on Sunday night, September 30, at 7:30. Willie Hamblen will deliver his excellent message, “Mobilizing Believers.” All are encouraged to attend. For more information call 256.762.1846.
The fall HCU Benefit Dinner series will begin October 2nd in Mobile, AL at Central Church of Christ and end November 1st at the Lewisville Church of Christ in Dallas, TX. While in Dallas, we will have the opportunity to worship with good friend and former HCU Dean, Cory Collins at Keller Church of Christ.
Don Williams will be teaching a 10-week Grief Support Class in the fellowship building of the Shiloh Church of Christ on Tuesday nights, 6:30 to 8:00, October 2 through December 11. The class and all handouts are free. We highly recommend Don’s excellent class.
Heritage Christian University Chapel (9/25-9/28)
Tuesday (9/25) - “Financial Matters for Ministers: Retirement and Healthcare” (Jim Collins)
Wednesday (9/26) - “Philippine Institute of Biblical Studies” (Reuben Emperado)
Thursday (9/27) - “Luther’s 95 Theses” (James Farris)
Friday (9/28) - “Good News Medical Clinic/Island Evangelism” (Jun Arcilla)
Please keep praying for the evangelistic campaigns set for the week of October 21. John Davis, John Henry, and Jake Leonard will lead the group working with the Richlands Church of Christ in Richland, North Carolina. Will Martin will lead the group working with the Westvue Church of Christ in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Willie and Betty Hamblen and Bill Bagents will be teaching in Cape Town, South Africa during campaign week.
Reserve the dates:
April 17-19, 2013. HCU will host the 32nd Annual India Evangelism Workshop.
June 12-14, 2013. HCU will host the National Jail and Prison Ministry Workshop.
Keep in your daily prayers: Emmanuel Adegoroye, David Arny, Bob Bauman, Dot Bishop, David Blackwell, Jonathan Brewer, Eden Burleson, Bob Comer, Austin and Betty Davenport, Jerry Davidson, Nita Dempsey (grandmother of Molly Daily), Julie Frederick (daughter of John and Kathy Lawson), Sara Goldman, Randy Imel, Melanie Irions, Faye Johnson (Corandle’s wife), Lori Kashorek, Clara Credit-Kemp, Martha Polk, Ralph Richardson, Avery Shappley (daughter of board member Robert Shappley), Gail Stevenson, Marah and Lily True, and Shirley Trousdale (grandmother of Ashley Hudson).
Thought for the week: “When David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel” (1 Chronicles 23:1). It’s good to recognize our mortality, to know that even if we live many years, this earth is not our home. It’s good to pass the torch to the next generation in a timely and faithful manner. Part of that is setting up the next generation for success through wise management and faithful stewardship. A bigger part is challenging the next generation through word and deed to follow God faithfully in all things. We don’t control the future, but God lets us influence it. That is a MAJOR blessing.