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September 1, 1987

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2B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, September 1, 1987 Church notes Special Singing A special song service, w~ll be held Saturday nighL September 5, 1987 at 7.'00 p.m. at the Open B~b!e Cm~rch at Vago and on Sunday, September 6 at approximately J O0 p.m. at the l~ornecoming of the Band of Hope Baptist Church near Renick. featured stagers wdt be the Cockerham Family of Julian, =North Carolina. Everyone is welcome to attend both services. Hallelujah Sunday The beginning of the First Church of God Sunday School year will be September 6, Z 987, at J 0.00 am. The title we have gwen this is "HALLELUJAH SUNDAY". To celebrate, a special event has been planned, and you are needed hell~rnake P, a great day. We wilt be looking forward to seeing you "CHURCH WI THOUT "'U" DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING." If you are missing, it won't be the same. COME. BRING A FRIEND. BLESS US WITH YOUR PRESENCE, AND HELP US CEL EBRA TE" Homecoming-Band of Hope The annual homecommg of the Band of Hope Baptist Church near Renick on the Friars Hill Road will be held Sunday, September 6, beginning with Sunday :School at 10:00 a.m. A picnic lunch will be held at noon with special singing by the Cockerham Famify of .Julian, North Carolina to follow at approximately ] :00 9.m. Everyone is welcome. !..,.,,oo/ ARE YOU PAYING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR INSURANCE? CALL ME FOR A NO COST/NO OBLIGATION RATE QUOTE ON ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS! Jack L. Hewitt Insurance 105 N. Court St. NATIONWIDE Lewisburg, WV 24901 INSURANCE,,.= 645-1490 Natlo~w=de ~s o~ yc~t s,oe ~ l I IIIII Announcing an offer you 11 have BRING IN THIS AD BLOCK FOR A FREE atom TAX RECORD BOOK. THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE absolutely no interest in 8 No interest charges until February 24, 1988. And no monthly payment until April 1, 1988. That's the deal when you use the John Deere Credit Card or Finance Plan to buy a new 210, 212, 214 or 216 Tractor -- 10, 12, 14 or 16 horsepower. A 20 percent down payment is required. See us soon. Offer expires November 1. Nothing Runs Like a Deere ..... {~ } Z(.~ Miller Implement Inc. ~' ~,~,~,~ \ Lewisburg, W. Va. 24901 Heart to Heart By PASTOR M. EARL McGUFFEY How do you look at afflictions that come your way? If you are a Christian you are to view them through the eye of faith. The Apostle Paul was a man who suffered much for the Lord, but he was able to say, "all things work together for good to them that love God..."(Rom. 8:28). He knew that God was too wise to make a mistake and that He loved him too much to be unkind to him. He never viewed God as one who worked against him. In II Corinthians 4:17 he said, " For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." He knew as the. Psalmist that "many are the afflictions of the righteous" (Psalm 34:19). But he also recognized that these afflictions had a purpose. God was working for him, not against him. If we would learn to live by faith and' see even our afflictions as instruments used by God for our much as we need faith. We must learn to trust our all-knowing Heavenly Father. In His time He will give us answers, but until then we need faith. As I think about these things, it reminds me of an incident that happened in our family years ago. It was winter and a deep snow had fallen during church one Sunday night. As we walked home, my wife suggested that we make some snow cream. Our youngest son, Jared, helped me gather some snow into a large pan by a using a spoon to scoop up the freshest snow. He wanted to eat the snow when we got into the house, but I told him he would havetowait until Mommy made the snow cream. He had never had snow cream before so he did not really know what to expect. As Mommy stirred in the sugar and vanilla and cream, Jared went to his bedroom to get ready for bed. When the snow cream was ready, Jared came in to sample it. Rev. and Mrs. Allen Wilson, Nazarene Ronceverte on September 6th. Ronceverte church Nazarene Missiona " Special guests at this Sunday's morning worship Ronceverte Church of the Nazarene will be missionaries to Rev. and Mrs. Allen Wilson. The couple is currentl~ Virginia's Nazarene churches and sharing mission ex gnnrl "t re Io us be But when he looked ntothe pan, it field. ___ L would su he ..........virttnric~u~ throuohg the har(d times, looked_ ..... entirely different from the Since entering missionary work in 1957, the Wilsons We do not need the answers as wrote t~urry snow. He refused to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. In Colombia., taste it and said repeatedly "Me no Wilsons are now on furlough this year. Rev. Wilson curl lika that!" Finally, I had to hold him Mission Director and District Superintendent in Colombia. to force some into his mouth as he Allen Wilson was born in Indiana, received his bachelor s .,'~'~ ~ ,~ IM continued to say, "Me no lika that. ' Olivet Nazarene University (Kankakee, Illinois) and earned hi| _. ~.,/|l~t'~ ~J,~l~l~ R As soon as the snow cream was in Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary (Kansa "r. 1_:..~ L~'L ...... N his mouth his expression changed Allen was born in Ohio and received her bachelor's degree J'|~'|~~~|~~ H completely. He quit struggling and The public is invited to the special service this Sunday, Se ,d,~,,,~,of~'.~am~l~ ~ smiled as hesaid,"Mmm, me lika at 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 610 West Mai . m.,,,o~ ./lp*'.c~ IpmvKt= [11 that!" Ronceverte Jon ~~fi:~chimne R That story so aptly describes ~'~1~ ~' ,R::;~b~,,i,i,,El Christians as we respond tothe Ji~" - = athan Keit/ No'M S"S C'