Last weekend I went up to West Virginia for the conference meeting at Camp Whitney in Clendenin. I left on Friday morning to spend some time with Rev. Michael Todorovich, pastor of the Clendenin AC Church. I had spoken to Pastor Todorovich on a number of occasions about the ministry of the church after the flood about a year ago and their recovery at the church. It was a real blessing and a showing of the hand of God that Michael (Mike) and his wife Cindy were living and pastoring in the area. Both of them served in the National Guard and serve in the area of relief for natural disasters. It was amazing to spend time with Mike, traveling around the community and seeing how people responded to him with such love and appreciation. The church has helped so many people and made contacts through this difficult time. I am not going to post any pictures of the church and how beautiful it looks because they are planning a special Homecoming celebration soon. God has blessed them with so much through this time and it is a powerful testimony of how God can work in difficult times to bring out blessings and testimonies.
Pastor Ayers & Deputy Robert Hefner
Reverend Gene Ayers of Central Advent Christian Church in Clifton Forge, Virginia was recently surprised during the 2017 annual School and Campus Security Training conference held in Hampton, Virginia. Pastor Ayers was honored at the D.A.R.E. in-service portion of this conference as the 2017 inductee of the Virginia D.A.R.E. Hall of Fame. There are six previous inductees in the Hall of Fame, which began eight years ago.
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Kimon Ministering at the Maunalani Nursing and Rehab Center
News from True Life in Christ, Hawaii
We are approaching the end of summer, with the new school year starting. That means the regular bus schedule is now running, so Chin Lee is able to come home an hour earlier; although the highways are much more clogged up in the mornings. All this to say that we are still living out on the Eastern tip of the island of Oahu, having yet to find an affordable place in town. That makes it that much more difficult for Kimon to find the extra time necessary to do some street evangelism in town due to the commuting time back and forth.
Resource Center: Bibles for Move Up Sunday
This fall, many churches are planning a way to acknowledge kids’ and teens’ moving up within the church. Whether a child is starting preschool Sunday school or a teen is entering the youth group, these notable times afford a great opportunity for getting Bibles into the hands of kids. Here are my top picks divided by age category:
Preschool Bible – Up to age 6
“The Beginner’s Bible” serves as a colorful and engaging introduction to the stories of the Bible. The sentence structures are simple, which makes this a great resource for beginner readers. Little ones will love hearing these stories read aloud and will also enjoy reading independently!