s part of the leadership in an area denomination. Praying that she responds well to the gospel and then uses her influence in leading souls out of that denomination. Waiting to hear back from a soul concerning scheduling. It is looking like I may be studying each day this coming week with a different soul. Love it! Two of those studies will be about salvation. The others will be BTTB 1.”
Oak Hill church of Christ, Rome, Georgia: Steve Murdock (elder) reports, “We’ve had twelve Bible studies, 50 compassion cards, 30 attended congregational training, and two baptisms. Two families that were approached last week by the campaign attended worship this past Sunday!” Matt Wallin (deacon) reports, “Ashlei and I had a study with a woman named Rebecca today. She was at a house where Scott Cain knocked. It was amazing. She said things like, ‘No one has ever showed me that before.’ And ‘I grew up Baptist, but I’m willing to change.’ We have a second study scheduled for Monday, and I think she is going to hang out with my wife and another mom from church at the building on Wednesday. Pray for her, and for us!”
Cowetta church of Christ, Oklahoma: Keno Shrum (preacher) reports, “Greetings Rob, I pray you’re having much success in Alaska. About one-third of our congregation have been down with Covid-19, but almost everyone has fully recovered by the grace of God. We are getting back in the swing of things with our personal evangelism. Today we sent compassion cards to a young lady and her husband. She is pregnant with their second child and has been having some health issues. Her name is Baylee, his is Jared, and they do not attend anywhere. I would ask all readers of RTL to please keep this young couple in your prayers that through the mailing of compassion cards, we will be able to engage them in a Bible Study.
We also mailed out cards to a young lady who lost her mother to cancer. Please remember Maddi in your prayers as well. The third card recipient had a workplace accident and totaled his dump truck. He is a personal friend of mine and was raised in the church but fell out around 30 years ago. My prayer is we can restore Kurt with the help of compassion cards. This week we will begin Lesson 1 of BTTB with a lady I mentioned several weeks ago. It was scheduled but had to be postponed due to our covid situation.”
Siwell Road church of Christ, Mississippi: Derek Broome (preacher) reports, “It has been another great week at Siwell Road. We made some great contacts with the New Movers baskets we delivered. Several people opened up to us at the door. It was great. Our card care groups are going great. We had a visitor on Sunday that was so appreciative for all of the cards that they had received from the week before. He said that he had never received so many cards before in his life. Through kindness and compassion doors are being opened for the gospel.”
Forestburg church of Christ, Texas: Mark Lindsey (preacher) reports: “Our Baptist church visitor came back Sunday afternoon and brought a friend. We were starting the Back to the Bible sermons, so they followed along and took notes. They commented on how good it was to hear a sermon only from scripture. They said they would be back. We have hit them with cards.”
Eisenhower church of Christ, Odessa, Texas: Allen Weakland (preacher) reports, “In March of this year, Cory Boyles was baptized into Christ after Oliver Hernandez studied with her using the book Muscle and the Shovel. In May of 2021, Beth Ann Easlon was baptized into Christ by her father-in-law Don Easlon, and then in June, Alex Martinez was restored after several studies.
“We are presently working with several families as we try to restore them due to the pandemic. We were visited this past Sunday by a young couple that Beth Ann knows, and they commented about how Eisenhower is different—they stated that ‘this church actually uses the Bible.’ Please be praying for Caleb and Julia York. We will be entering into a series of lessons for the month of September to solidify the need for Bringers, Teachers, and Keepers. We will be handing out the bookmarks for the congregation to write down contacts. In fact, several members reached out to a young lady who is pregnant, and as they talked, she asked them if they could pray for her and her pregnancy because she is having difficulties. They sat down and prayed with her. I informed the congregation of this open window, and we are now striving to contact this young women for more information.”
Caddo Mills church of Christ, Texas: Jason Sparks (preacher) reports, “The work is progressing. The church culture is beginning to shift, and there is excitement in the air! We divided into teams to write cards each week and the teams started Sunday. Sunday evening, we wrote 25 compassion cards to get into the mail this week!”
Lafollette church of Christ, Tennessee: Ben Shaffer (preacher) reports, “We continue to work in our community for the Lord. We currently have five Bible studies going. Two of the studies are being conducted by an elder, and one is being conducted by a faithful sister. It is great to see the evangelistic attitude spread in the congregation. We are hopeful for God’s increase in these endeavors. I was fortunate to attend the American Mission Campaign in Rome, Georgia, and I look forward to implementing some of the door knocking techniques in the coming weeks. Hope all is going well in Alaska. May God bless you in the good work you are going.”
Willow Avenue church of Christ, Cookeville, Tennessee: Don Blackwell (preacher) reports, “Jonathan presented the HTHSOE strategy to the congregation tonight, and I continued with part 2 of BTTB. We had one baptism last week: Hope Taylor.”
Chase Park church of Christ, Huntsville, Alabama: Pat Cowen (preacher) reports, “Lord willing, we will be coming to the conclusion of several of our studies this week. We started a new study with a dad and daughter last Friday, and they came to services and Bible class Sunday morning; they wanted to study again right away.”