Around the World, February 2015
SOFIA — Bob and Jean Eckman of the Nottingham Church of Christ in England helped fellow Christians distribute gift boxes to children in this Central European nation, including those at a refugee camp for Syrians. The Nottingham church gathers toys and clothes for the boxes each year.
A man they met in the camp “became separated from his wife and daughters at the border with Turkey,” Bob Eckman said, “and he had to then walk across Turkey on his own to the Bulgarian border. He has no idea where his family is or if he will see them again.”
ANN’S GROVE — Teach Guyana Ministries, supported by the Prattville Church of Christ in Alabama, uses video conferencing to teach churches throughout the South American nation.
VILNIUS — In this northern European nation, members of the Vilnius Church of Christ use the popular video chat program Skype for Bible instruction. Gary Burke, elder for the Connecticut Valley Church of Christ in Windsor, Conn., leads a weekly lesson for Lithuanian Christians via Skype.
PIEDRAS NEGRAS — For the past decade, members of the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City have given time, money and prayer toward the construction of a school and church building in this border community, just west of Eagle Pass, Texas. Mexico’s intense drug wars became a danger, and the church stopped sending work groups, said elder Max Pope.