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Church taking a holiday
|Christians are voicing great concern about the nation-wide
issue of Christmas. Yet it will be interesting to see how many churches meet
for worship on the very day already established throughout the world to
celebrate Jesus’ birth!
If Christians were sincere about proclaiming the life-changing message of Christmas, we would want the nation to find us gathering to worship rather than neglecting to worship our Savior on His special day. Whom do we put first in our lives?
Witness through stamps
|I ordered several dozen 2006 wallet-sized calendars to
include with our Christmas cards. Since your subscription list is so much
larger than our card list, I would like to share our inscription with your
Spizz and Doris Pollard – BC = Before Christ; AD = Anno Domini, year of our Lord. Time is based on Jesus, our Lord. For a long time, we have been saying that if you really don’t believe in God, then quit breathing His air and drinking His water. Now, if you don’t believe in Jesus, then stop using calendar dates.
Once again, a good witness for any Christian is to use the Madonna and Child stamp on all mail sent during December. They are available now. These are U.S postage stamps and are good for all mail, not just Christmas cards. Next year they will cost more, but still no more than other stamps for first class mail.
The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) in Phoenix, Ariz. urges everyone to say, “Merry Christmas.” It’s OK to say it. Call 1-800-TELL-ADF. Most citizens, including many school and other government officials, seem to think that such public expressions are wrong – even illegal. Not so. And the ADF and American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) in Washington D.C. have proven it in court many times, including several times before the U.S. Supreme Court. These two organizations – and I’m sure many more – are ready and able to help with these constitutional cases.
So, Merry Christmas.
|A.W. “Spizz” Pollard
Childcare in Germany
|April 12-18, 2006, are important dates for IMB missionaries
in Western Europe. On those dates the missionaries throughout the region will
meet together in Germany for training, worship, and fellowship. Regional meetings
such as these are very special to missionaries—a time to renew friendships,
network, be encouraged by colleagues, and see the bigger picture of the work
throughout the region.
Western Europe has a special need for the April 2006 meeting. Maybe you can help. Forty volunteers are needed to care for the children of IMB personnel in Western Europe during the conference. The days will be busy as you provide loving care and spiritual nurture to the children, but the rewards will be great as you see the children grow in the Lord and as you receive their love.
If your church would like further information about sending a volunteer team to provide childcare at the Western Europe regional meeting, please contact Janey Barton at email@example.com.
The impact of a life
|Thank you for the article (“Florida native Adrian Rogers
longtime Bellevue pastor and SBC leader, dies at 74”) on Dr. Adrian Rogers.
I’ve listened to him on the radio and watched him on TV (whenever I’m unable to attend my church) for so many years.
Only Heaven will be able to reveal the people whose lives Dr. Rogers touched. He is another one of the great teachers whom I will be able to meet one day.
May God give Mrs. Rogers and their children the comfort and peace they need as they grieve.
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