Gideons Share Their Work Of Bible Dis­tri­bu­tion

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The Gideons dis­trib­uted 87 mil­lion Bi­bles last year around the world to share the life-chang­ing word of God. “As fol­low­ers of Christ, we take for granted that peo­ple have Bi­bles. More homes than we know don’t have a Bible in them.” The Gideons have dis­trib­uted Bi­bles in 201 coun­tries in 107 lan­guages since 1889. “Hunger for God’s word around the world is over­whelm­ing. In Africa, the Gideon New Tes­ta­ment Bible is the only book some of them will ever have.” All do­na­tions go to pur­chas­ing Bi­bles that are placed in ho­tels, schools and dis­trib­uted around the world and to the mil­i­tary. There is also a new Gideon Bible app that has the Bible avail­able in 1,225 dif­fer­ent lan­guages. They also shared a video tes­ti­mony about the power of God and His word.

As we gath­ered to wor­ship Sun­day morn­ing at Mill Creek Bap­tist Church, we were greeted by Wayne Johnson, who opened our ser­vice with prayer. Spe­cial prayers of heal­ing were re­quested for Jimmy and Jeanette Easter, J.R. Denny, Karen Sher­man and Nate Miller.

Linda Abercrombie shared a devotional, “Sens­ing God’s Peace,” with scrip­ture from Psalm 24:1, “The earth is the Lord’s and all its full­ness, the world and those who dwell therein.” Starry skies, snowy woods and lakes bring us peace and the beauty of na­ture. God liv­ing within us gives us peace and our heart’s de­sire.

Hymns of praise in­cluded “I Am Re­solved” and “There’s Some­thing About That Name” led by Becky Johnson and Karen Gard­ner. Jerry Abercrombie brought us spe­cial mu­sic about singing praise and car­ry­ing on un­til God calls us home with “Un­til Then.”

Tyrel Lett asked God’s bless­ing upon the of­fer­tory and he and Rick Lett served as of­fer­ing at­ten­dants.

We were blessed to have Allen Lewis and Robert with us from the Gideons In­ter­na­tional to share in­for­ma­tion about their work of shar­ing God’s word in the world. “If they don’t have Bi­bles, how will they know who loves them?” The Gideons dis­trib­uted 87 mil­lion Bi­bles last year around the world to share the life-chang­ing word of God. “As fol­low­ers of Christ, we take for granted that peo­ple have Bi­bles. More homes than we know don’t have a Bible in them.” The Gideons have dis­trib­uted Bi­bles in 201 coun­tries in 107 lan­guages since 1889. “Hunger for God’s word around the world is over­whelm­ing. In Africa, the Gideon New Tes­ta­ment Bible is the only book some of them will ever have.” All do­na­tions go to pur­chas­ing Bi­bles that are placed in ho­tels, schools and dis­trib­uted around the world and to the mil­i­tary. There is also a new Gideon Bible app that has the Bible avail­able in 1,225 dif­fer­ent lan­guages. They also shared a video tes­ti­mony about the power of God and His word.

“Oh, How He Loves You and Me” was our hymn of in­vi­ta­tion, and Wayne gave the bene­dic­tion.

We will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the SWC Old Timers Day Pa­rade with our en­try, “Fish­ers of Men.” Our grad­u­a­tion lun­cheon for high school grad­u­ates Grant Abercrombie and Brittany Ricker, along with col­lege grad­u­ate Tyrel Lett, will be held on Sun­day, May 6.

Sun­day school be­gins at 10 a.m. and the wor­ship ser­vice at 11 a.m. Ev­ery­one is wel­come at Mill Creek Bap­tist Church, which is lo­cated 3 1/2 miles east of Noel, just off High­way 90.

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