East Ridge church of Christ, Chattanooga, Tennessee: Charles Cochran reports, “Hi Brother Rob. We had a baptism last night. I used Does It Matter? It was the husband of one of our members. The Compassion Card Ministry is going well. We have had two meetings already. Other studies are going. Also, I will finish my last lesson on Back to the Bible in a couple weeks. I had someone come up to me Sunday after I began lesson three and ask me if we could study with him! We began the lesson Tuesday night. I went as a silent partner to encourage the study. Hope things are going good for you and your family. Charles Cochran.”
Beattie Road church of Christ, Albany, Georgia: Charles Harris reports, “Thanks for the poster. We are swapping out the mask table for the evangelism table and putting masks off to the side. We’re going to use a room in Building A as Compassion Card room, and we’re cleaning out an unused office for a situation room. All of that is going well. Meeting with elders and making plans. I wanted to share some encouraging news. We had a door-knocking today at the apartment complex across the road from the building. We were able to schedule a study with one lady for today at 5:00. I just followed up with another lady over there who asked a member for a ride to services. Well, she told me she would see him in a little while at Gloria’s, the lady we are to study with. They know each other, and Gloria had invited her to study also. They know another elderly lady who may be interested in attending the study also!
We are so encouraged and prayerful about how this is working out. Please pray along with us for good soil and open hearts to the truth. Bringing Lesson 1 with them. We will keep you posted. Thank you and love you all!”
Oxford church of Christ, Alabama: Mike Benson reports, “The ladies have decided to set up two tables, rather than one. Compassion card groups/teams have been set up. The next two Sundays we will be doing compassion card training for all four teams. Compassion card ministry starts first Sunday in April. We already had one baptism, and we are poised for more!”
Burleson church of Christ, Alabama: Todd Clippard said, “Anna (new convert) continues to do well. One delinquent family was back Sunday after receiving cards. Lots of sickness has hindered us in the last week or so. I am in a meeting in Arkansas next week, so I do not anticipate much change until after I return. Spring Break is also next week, but I anticipate getting back on track the first Sunday of April. It is Easter Sunday, and we are going back full bore starting that Sunday. All classes coming back, and we are having a fellowship meal that day, too. The visitor bags are a big hit and seem to be most helpful.”
North Jefferson church of Christ, Mt. Pleasant, Texas: Kris Groda reported, “The elders will have me teaching Back to the Bible right after the Gospel meeting. Today and tomorrow we will be passing out more flyers in town and different neighborhoods. The cards program is about to kick off too—the delay has not stopped individual members sending of cards to people, just to get started. We had our best attendance in over a year last Sunday as evangelism has fired up the church. Brother Garth (one of our elders) and his wife already did Lesson 1 with Robert and Lynn. Please pray for them. I used some of the techniques you taught and found a contact at a local café. I prospected them with a lunch invite!”
Graeber Road church of Christ, Rosenberg, Texas: Andy Baker reported, “Hey Rob, Things are progressing—got the evangelism table set up . . . I forgot to take a picture. The elders and I are meeting Sunday to talk about rollout of compassion card teams (they have set those). I am preaching through Back to the Bible starting Sunday. Members are starting to gather contacts—even in the office, we got the name of our mailman who was on a ventilator in ICU for weeks. He is back on his route but feels terrible most of the time. We will start writing cards to him on Sunday, and I will deliver a basket in about a week and a half to him.”
Good evening Rob. Meet Brother Danny Stoker. He is a gentle giant with a tender heart. He became my friend; I taught him the gospel, and now he is my brother. For those who do not believe that Back to the Bible works, they just have not tried it!”
North Tuscaloosa church of Christ, Alabama: Clark Sims reported, “Good morning: God bless the study with Robin. We have been writing the Compassion Cards for a couple of weeks. We had our first organized session this past Sunday evening and will work as one group through March, and then start groups in April. We will surely send you photos. I wrote this group this past Sunday concerning the great study Calvin and I are having with Michael; we completed book 2. The next day, Michael wrote to us and said he had tested positive for Covid. So far, all are still doing well, but it has caused “isolation” for me. I am really looking forward to that third study. God bless all.”
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