Here is an update recently sent from Alton Norman, the minister working with the Owingsville church of Christ. They are a group of people that are working hard to reach the community of Owingsville, KY. Holly Hill has been supporting them for a few years, and it has become a great fellowship between the two congregations. Here’s Alton’s letter:
I bring you greetings from the brethren in Owingsville. We continue to work together in harmony and with one accord as we serve the Lord in this place. Since our last report we have enjoyed one baptism and one restoration to the Lord. Currently we also have two people enrolled in Bible Correspondence Courses and pray much lasting good will come from these studies.
We continue to send Heart to Heart to about 1,700 homes in Bath County and hear compliments from our regular readers. In addition to this Alton writes an article for two local newspapers each week. These writings produce good contacts and to have an impact on the community for Christ.
In September we had Bryan Dill from Frankfort hold a gospel meeting for us. He spoke on “Now is the time”. His lessons were very good as he encouraged each member of the church to “redeem the time” as we serve God each day. More recently we had Jack Hall, an elder from the Richmond congregation, speak on leadership for our men’s day. Jack’s lessons will have a lasting impact on the congregation here. Jack also returned on Nov 7th and spoke to the entire congregation about “Leadership Without Elders” and how important each member of the church is to the success of the Lord’s work in Owingsville. He left us with a great challenge for the year 2011 and we expect great things to happen as a result.
We continue to be thankful for your support and know that without you we would not be able to do the things we do for the Lord. Thank you for your fellowship in the furtherance of the gospel in Bath County, Kentucky.