Editor’s note: The contributor is a member of a Church of Christ in San Antonio. We have used a pseudonym for her name and her son’s name to maintain security requirements.
Based on an account by Diane Roffee
SAN ANTONIO — We all pray for our children’s safety, but for me it became very personal once again recently.
As the world watched and prayed for the Wild Boars soccer players who, with a coach, had become trapped in an extensive cave system in Northern Thailand, the rescue took an unexpected turn for me. My son, Todd, was one of the hundreds of emergency workers who rushed against time to find, stabilize, and bring out the twelve boys and their assistant coach. The cave exit had become blocked on June 23 after seasonal rains that came early raised the water level. (more…)
SAN ANTONIO — At the West Laurel Street congregation’s gospel meeting this year, hearers will go back to the beginning for a scriptural look at man’s fall from grace, his first encounter with Satan and God’s attempt to find and reconcile man to Himself. The Annual Fall Gospel Revival Meeting will take place at the building from Sept. 23-26, Sunday thru Wednesday. (more…)
SAN ANTONIO — The Siburt Institute for Church Ministry recently announced that the South Texas Elderlink conference is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the MacArthur Park church of Christ building here. Speakers from the Institute will lead the sessions, which are designed for church leaders and their spouses. (more…)
by Maria Espinoza
San Antonio — Shouts of “Paletas! Come get a paleta!” were heard from the front porch of the Church of Christ Student Center on August 27-28. Volunteers called San Antonio College students over for the frozen Mexican dessert on a stick, and many came in during lunch. These days marked the beginning of the school year at SAC. (more…)
NEW BRAUNFELS — The congregation here plans to be the church in this community during a Big Serve outreach and a later special invitation day this fall.
The members will meet for communion at 8:30 on one upcoming Sunday and then leave the building to take the body of Christ to the residents. According to Elder Victor Martinez: “At New Braunfels Church of Christ, we will forgo gathering corporately on September 9, and head out to serve non-profits and others around our city by being the hands and feet of Christ. (more…)
SAN ANTONIO — In this area, a Bible study that offers the next step up from Sunday school takes place every Thursday during the fall quarter at the Northern Oaks’ Enhanced Bible Class in the annex. Minister Mel Hutzler invites all to come each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the warm fellowship and the free potluck meal and to stay for the course sessions.
The 7 p.m. class this year focuses on the Holy Spirit. A lesson over the Book of Daniel follows at 8 p.m. Area ministers and church leaders take turns teaching during the term. For location and contact information, see the Northern Oaks church of Christ listing in this issue’s Church Directory. (more…)
by Maria Espinoza
SAN ANTONIO – As our city is celebrating 300 years, so “An Evening of Spiritual Harmony” will be shining for the 14th time at the Northside Church of Christ, 19818 US Hwy 218N. The uplifting, inspirational singing begins at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 22. (more…)
NEW ORLEANS —Local preacher, Dr. David Srygley, has taken his love for the Bible global. Srygley, who until recently served as the pulpit minister at the Arlington Heights Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, has been appointed as Chief Academic Officer for NationsUniversity. NationsUniversity is a non-profit, Christian university accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a commission approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
“I am excited to work with Dr. Mac Lynn to build upon NationsUniversity’s 20 years of success,” states Srygley. “Getting high quality, post-secondary biblical studies to students who are faced with barriers of all kinds will continue to be challenging work, but I look forward to all that it brings.” As CAO, Srygley will also continue to improve the academic offerings of the institution and explore new avenues of service to students around the world. (more…)
SOUTH TEXAS — Area brethren and their friends are invited once again to address “one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord” with their hearts (Eph. 5:19, ESV) at the First Sunday Singing on Sept. 2. The San Pedro church of Christ in San Antonio will host the event. The sing-along usually begins at 3 p.m. and is followed by a time of fellowship afterwards. For information, call the church office at 210-822-3305.
by Marsha Dowell
Several years ago our son Chris, a youth minister, was at a youth retreat with his wife Stephanie when he received a phone call telling him that their house had burned down. The preacher told him over the phone, “I’m not going to lie to you; there is nothing left, so prepare yourself.” (more…)
SAN ANTONIO — “Bible Bowl can be so much fun if you get involved in studying God’s Word!” With this encouragement, Minister Mark Hammitt of the Weber Road congregation invited all to plan to be among the nearly 150 students who come to the November 3 competition in Corpus Christi. (more…)
ABILENE — The dearly loved and highly respected Foy Wallace “Wally” Bullington died here on Friday, July 20, following an illness. The Abilene Christian University Athletics Director Emeritus and former head football coach was 87. (more…)
SAN ANTONIO – Allen Lay warned members that his hidden talent was “Certainly not singing,” but the elders selected him along with four others to serve as shepherds anyway. On June 24, Lay, Sid Dowell, Mark Garrett, Frank Houston and John Keller’s service as elders was recognized between the two assemblies of the Northwest church of Christ. (more…)