NEW ALBANY, INDIANA
James Missick (wife Delores & daughter Faythe) is the first African American pastor in the Central Region of the Advent Christian denomination to be installed as the pastor of an all-white church.
His installation program included the president of CACMS, Ray Bazanson; President of Prairie States Conference, George Griswold; Pastor David Dean of DeKalb; Pastor Steve Epting of Hope Church and Superintendent Bill Norwood.
Pastor David, the 2018 president of the Advent Christian Conference of Myanmar, is also the leader of the Fellowship Bible Church of Myanmar, which has a busy ministry in and around Yangon. His ministry also has church planters in several other parts of the country and the Myanmar Bible College, based in Yangon.
CLIFTON FORGE, VA.
Oak Grove Advent Christian Church held their annual homecoming, as well as hosted the Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing on September 30th. Rev. Grover Nicely and his wife, Ruth, along with their church family, always have a wonderful luncheon after their homecoming morning worship service. Everyone eats too much … fabulous food … and then we sing! It is always a blessing to be invited to Oak Grove and enjoy their hospitality. Love surrounds you! Folks from Central AC Church, Victory Chapel AC Church and Lone Star AC Church enjoyed the luncheon and the hymn sing fellowship.
More than 300 students and staff from Aurora University participated in the Fall Morning of Service sponsored by the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action. Students began their day with breakfast on campus, and then volunteered at 12 different sites in the city of Aurora and the surrounding area. Students helped by cleaning up trash along roads near campus and working in a local community garden and the Kane County Forest Preserve, along with other projects.
The next Morning of Service will be held in the Spring Semester.
INDIA – YESUWAY JEEVAN MISSION MINISTRY PARTNER (YJM)
YJM Ministry Partner, Pastor B. Balu Nayak, receives award for social services to Thei community.
Pastor B. Balu Nayak, leader of Balunayak Banjara Tribal Ministries in Mahabubabad in the Telengana State, recently told National Missionary Immanuel that on August 30 “… by God’s grace and all your support I was awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial Award” at a function in Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. He was awarded for the “best social services continuously in the Mahubababad District.”