September 17, 2000
Volume 10, Number 38

He Refused Just One Beer

It's Friday night and the football team at the local high school team has just won a thrilling, last minute victory over their chief rivals. The win means that they now will be in the playoffs for the state championship. Many of the teens gathered at one of the student's home for a "victory party." The air was full of laughter, the rivalry was so bitter and the victory had been so sweet! Some Christians were present and when offered a beer, they did not refuse.

Christian parents were planning a party for their teenage child. It was to celebrate the upcoming graduation from high school. Some of the child's teen friends asked the parents if it would be O.K. if they brought champagne to toast the event. The parents had some reservations about it, but when their own child begged them, they did not refuse.

A Christian businessman sat across the table from an important client and all was going well. The client offered him a drink and the Christian knew that if he took it the sale he had longed for would be clinched He did not refuse.

A Christian had helped his neighbor with some yard work in the hot afternoon sun. They had known each other for such a long time and had often fished and golfed together. When they finished they went into the neighbor's house to cool off. The neighbor offered the Christian a cold beer. He did not refuse.

A report from Jim Petty, missionary to South Africa says, "One of our former graduates ftom Untali Bible School, Douglas Dabangana, was killed by the terrorists where he was preaching. A group of terrorists tried to force him to drink beer, but he refused saying he was a Christian and couldn’t, so they shot him right then, killing him."

One day the Christian young people, the Christian legislators, the Christian parents, the Christian business man, the Christian neighbor, and Douglas Dabangana will stand before Christ to give account for the deeds done in the body. Which of these would you want to be?

Dan Jenkins

A Special Welcome to our Visitors

Please fill out a blue visitor card so that we might have a record of your visit. If needed, there is a nursery available at the rear of the auditorium. Bible classes for all ages are available Sundays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. We hope that you will join us for these studies. Please come and worship with us again soon.

Youth - News & Notes

Cayo Costa State Park - October 13-16, 2000

A student won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair by demonstrating how unquestioning we’ve become with junk science and mass environmental fears. He urged people in his project to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide".

And for plenty of good reasons, since it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting ... is major component in acid rain ... can cause severe burns in its gaseous state ... contributes to erosion ... decreases the effectiveness of automobile brakes ... is found in tumors of terminal cancer patients ... and its accidental inhalation can kill you.

He asked 50 people if they suported the ban of the chemical. Forty-three said yes, six were undecided, and only one knew that the chemical was water.

"Young people, check things out before you just accept them". TW

Remember in Prayers:

Everette Riggenbach - Jim Treece - Cathy Jenson - Naomi Morton

Andrew Seaman - Leslie Johnson - Bill & Jeanne Sherman - Virginia Law

Lonny Dickerson - Viola Morinier

Surgery Update ... We have received the following two thank yous...

Dear Bro. Ted and all the Donor Brothers and Sisters,

Letter of Appreciation

Bro Ted, the donation towards my child's operation at Accra Kole-bu is at hand on 31st August,2000 through Bro. Addo. My family and I appreciate your kindness toward us. We thank all the Brothers and Sisters who through their efforts our dream has come through. May the Lord our Saviour Bless you, all what you have spent towards my child's operation may He help you to recover all (1 Sam. 30:18). The amount recieved was 3,150,000.00 cedis.

Thank you Ted and family. Thank you to all the brothers and sisters who donated toward my child's operation. May God Bless you all. Amen

Joseph Appiah-Sackey, Ashaiman

Dear Bro. Ted,

Greetings to you in the name of the crucified Lord. How is your mother, your wife and your children? I wish to express my profound thanks to you and to all the brothers and sisters for your help, kindness and concern towards my daughter's surgery.

I went to Tema yesterday to see brother Ernest Apeadu. He gave me the money you had given him to be given to me for the surgery. He gave me ˘1,260.000 cedies equivalent of $ 200.00 USD. The surgery will be done by October ending 2000. However, I will keep on giving you information about her condition.

We are praying fervently that God willing that, next year, you may come again for another fantastic seminar. I pray to God richly bless you for all your undertakings and remember His promises upon you. Proverb 19:17, Hebrews 6:10.

Thanks and God bless you. Yours Brother and friend,

William K. Dampeh, Takoradi



Building Program: Southwest Florida Water Management District has notified us of a few more needed changes. So the permitting process is continuing.
Click here for a preview of some of the work that is being done.

Ladies Class: Mondays at 11:00 am.
Song Service : Next Sunday evening.
Sunday Adult Bible Class: "A Visual Study of the Missionary Journeys of Paul" (10:00 am)

Wednesday Adult Bible Class: "Jeremiah", chapter 23. (6:30 PM)

Sunday’s Lessons:

"The Power of the Cross" (1 Peter 2:24)

"Holding onto Your Faith in Difficult Times" (Revelation 2:10)

God can do wonders with a broken heart ...
if you give Him all the pieces.

Victor Alfsen

Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Walt Thompson

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Carl Rigney

Evening Worship:

6:00 PM


Larry Jenson



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class:

Will resume Sept. 11th.

Closing Prayer:

Clarence Riggenbach


Evening Services

Bible Study:

6:30 PM

Opening Prayer:

Jim Dougan


Larry Jenson

Our Record - Last Week


Ted Wheeler

Closing Prayer:

Jim Treece



$ 1602.72
Delbert Leavens
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Kerry Keathley
Don Douglas
Weekly Average (yr):

Jim Dougan

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