Terry A. Howie (pictured), who is a 1968 Biblical Studies graduate of Grace College and later was a staff member of Grace College and Seminary, is the new president of the Winona Lake, Indiana, town council. Here is a brief excerpt of an article on his appointment–to read the entire article click here. WINONA LAKE – Terry Howie is looking forward to serving Winona Lake’s residents in his position as the newly[...]
Dave and Sue Guiles are pleased to inform you of what appears to be the successful outcome of their son Mark’s surgery this morning. The patient is resting and recuperating. If all goes well he should be released from the hospital later this week and could be back at school by next Monday. The Guiles family thanks all of you for your prayers and requests that you continue to intercede for his full recovery.[...]
The following update on Mark Guiles, son of Dave and Sue Guiles of Winona Lake, Indiana, is currently posted on the Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) website. Mark’s father, Dave, is executive director of GBIM. Mark Guiles is scheduled for a video-assisted thoracoscopy on Monday at 8:00. This surgical procedure is designed to repair any damage resulting from the collapse of his lung last week, as well as to pr[...]
From Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey. This is an excerpt–to read the entire highlights document, click here. Fellowship Council Highlights The Fellowship Council of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches met January 21‐25 in Seal Beach California. Meetings began Wednesday evening, January 21 for dinner followed by a time for update and prayer. On Thursday, January 22, the council met to talk about the Commitment to Co[...]
GBB National, the Grace Brethren ministry for boys, has released the information for the 2009 High Adventure — a week-long canoe trip on the Rideau Canal near Kingston, Ontario, Canada! For more details, including information about how to apply for a passport or pass card to re-enter the U.S. following the event, see the GBB website. Grace Brethren Boys’s mission is to reach boys for Christ, instill Godly character[...]
The Akron (OH) Beacon-Journal today featured the retirement plans of Grace College and Seminary alumnus Knute Larson (pictured). Here is an excerpt. To read the entire article, click here. Rev. Knute Larson leaving The Chapel By Colette M. Jenkins, Beacon Journal staff writer Jeanine Larson has been saying a special prayer for her husband for the past three years. ”I’ve prayed for him to know when it was time to go[...]
Just as some people mark their birthdays or wedding anniversaries, Francois Ngoumape remembers his death day—or at least the date that might have marked his death. He believes his experience was an obvious demonstration of God at work in the Central African Republic (CAR). Read more about his kidnapping in the January-February issue of FGBC World, which is available at your local Grace Brethren church or online at http://www.f[...]
John Lythgoe (pictured), from the Pike Brethren Church in Mundy’s Corner, PA (Rick Clark pastor) has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Here is an excerpt from a blog posting–to read the entire post, click here. Once a nightclub performer, Lythgoe returned to performing gospel music in 1970 when he turned to Christ. He has been a member of various local gospel groups. He has bee[...]
A total of $170,000 was raised for organizations like Asia’s Hope and Feed My Starving Children as a result of Je’Rod and Samua Cherry’s selfless action to sell one of his treasured Super Bowl rings. The couple, who are members of Western Reserve Grace Brethren Church (Jason Haymaker, pastor) in Macedonia, Ohio (Jason Haymaker, pastor), were at Momentum East, the annual Grace Brethren youth conference, when s[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from the sponsoring organizations or at www.fgbc.org. January 5-17 – J-Term (GCandS) January 19 – Spring Semester Begins (GCandS); Campus Visit Day (GCandS) January 12-15 – National Youth Ministries Conference, Winona Lake, Ind. (CE) January 26-28 – Southwest Focus Retreat, San Juan Capistrano, C[...]
Tom and Doris Julien were recognized for serving 50 years with Grace Brethren International Missions. By Tim Robertson Times-Union Staff Writer Reprinted from the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union (with edits) with permission. Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) staff, along with local community and church leaders, gathered November 26 to honor those who served the mission for 50 years or more. In the garden in front of GBIM&[...]
Grace Brethren chaplains in the military continue to touch lives, as evidenced by recent communications from the Eagle Commission, a strategic link between the people of the Grace Brethren churches and Grace Brethren military chaplains around the world. Chaplain (First Lieutenant) Jeff Mason is currently serving in Iraq with the 157th Combat Service and Support Brigade (based in Willow Grove, Pa.). He writes regularly from the[...]
A Good Problem – No Room Marking an Anniversary Resolution Honors Mission A Good Problem – No Room Iglesia La Esperanza in Valrico, Fla., has seen great growth, both in the knowledge of the gospel and in number, according to Jesus Munoz, church planter. Many people are accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. There is only one problem-one that has its own set of challenges. They have run out of space at their current Su[...]
Have you ever put a deposit on something valuable? You pay a little now in order to enjoy the full value later. The best deposit we can make is of ourselves in the lives of future leaders. Deposit your passion, your wisdom, and your support in a younger person and watch the high-yield dividends flow for generations. Equip09, the annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, is designed to be that sort of depo[...]
Do you seek peace with God and a personal relationship with Him? In How to Start a Kingdom Conversation, published by BMH Books (www.bmhbooks.com), author Duke Heller shows the “Romans Road” instruction for gaining peace with God. It’s called that because all the essential verses are from one book in the Bible-the book of Romans, the sixth book in the New Testament. Romans 3:23 points out that all have sinned[...]
The annual Southern California/Arizona district women’s retreat was held November 14 and 15 at Calvary Chapel Conference Grounds and Bible College, Murrieta Hot Springs, Calif., undeterred by the California wildfires. Here’s a summary of the report from Sharon MacMillan that appears on the Women of Grace site (http://www.wgusa.org/). Only in Southern California can you have 95 degree weather on a bright November da[...]
Francois Ngoumape, dean of the Biblical Brethren Seminary and Bible Institute in the Central African Republic, on the day he was violently attacked near his home Attack is Blocked “One of them kicked me on my chest,” he remembers. The man began to kick a second time, but Ngoumape remembers the attack was obstructed. “It seemed like an invisible hand blocked him.” As he lay on the ground, Ngoumape rememb[...]
By Lacey Baker* In Honor of Megan Johnson You saw a seed of promise in me that needed a lot of care. So you took it upon yourself a load unnecessary for you to bear. You reached out to me with laughter, love, kindness and cheer, and helped to reach inside of me and wipe away the fear. You saw me heading down the wrong path so you cultivated my heart with conviction. Even though it caused some pain you steered me away from my s[...]
Stave and Peggy LaClair Steve and Peggy LaClair are the mission coordinators at Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Hope, N.J. In the spring of 2006, they had the unique idea to use the junk of this world for God’s glory. They asked the people of the local church to collect aluminum cans in order to save the life of a child. In September of 2006, the first load of cans was redeemed – 2,078 pounds of [...]
The Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF) has recently approved a $1.3 million loan package for Grace Brethren Village, a retirement home affiliated with the Tri-State Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches and the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Located at 1010 Taywood Rd., Englewood, Ohio, it is under the direction of Gene Geaslen, administrator. The loan will be used to refinance an existing small GBIF note with[...]
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