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Across the Nation, October 2015


ARIZONA
KINLICHEE — The Clarendon Church of Christ is donating sweat and money to help rebuild the Kinlichee Church of Christ meeting place.

The Kinlichee church is one of 10 Churches of Christ that meet in the Navajo Nation, which covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

“It is a small church in need of partnership and individuals with a heart for missions,” minister Jeff Foster said of the Kinlichee church, whose previous building was destroyed by fire in 2011.

Foster preaches for the Gallup Church of Christ in New Mexico on Sunday mornings and evenings. 

He drives to Kinlichee — 55 miles away — to preach each Sunday afternoon.

Will Thompson works on the construction project. (PHOTO BY JEFF FOSTER) ARKANSAS
SHERWOOD — Two years ago, the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ prayed for conjoined twins Emmitt and Owen Ezell, grandsons of church members Dean and Carol Ezell.

“We had prayed for their birth and separation surgeries and for the day to come when they could walk through our doors with Grandma and Grandpa,” preaching minister Greg Clark said.

That day came on a recent Sunday, as the twins arrived with their parents Dave and Jenni Ezell. The family attends the CrossPoint Church of Christ in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

Dave Ezell shared the family’s story with the Sylvan Hills congregation, describing their life-changing personal and spiritual journey.

The twins, with their parents and grandparents. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY GREG CLARK) KENTUCKY
Ponder

ELIZABETHTOWN —
A Kentucky state trooper killed while pursuing a suspect Sept. 13 was a member of the Elizabethtown Church of Christ.

People across the nation mourned the shooting death of Trooper Jonathan Cameron Ponder, 31.

“He was very proud to be a Kentucky State Police trooper,” Trooper Jay Thomas told KFVS. “He was new, and he was eager. He absolutely loved his job.”

LOUISIANA
LAKE CHARLES — The predominantly black Mill Street Church of Christ and the predominantly white Enterprise Boulevard Church of Christ conducted a joint assembly Aug. 30.

Enterprise Boulevard’s Jason Clark and Mill Street’s Courtney Jones shared the pulpit, delivering a back-and-forth, dialogue-style sermon.

“The theme of unity in Christ was extolled and exemplified throughout the morning,” said Doug Berry, one of the song leaders.

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