Around the World, January 2015
LA PLATA — Minister Joel Banks and members from the Caballito Church of Christ in Bueno Aires take turns making the hour-long drive to a new congregation in La Plata, which meets in houses, to encourage their efforts and help with worship services.
“Momentum seems to be on the upswing, as well as a vision for evangelism outside of Caballito,” said Banks, adding that he hopes the La Plata congregation will one day be a self-supporting church.
SUCRE — A mission team in this South American city recently asked Christians to fast and pray alongside them for 60 days as they collected funds for their first church building.
“God not only provided an affordable place, he provided a place that is shockingly low for Sucre,” Meyers said. “This means the extra money can go into savings for the new building. … This happened while we were praying and fasting. God is so good.”
MARSEILLE — Recent changes within the French government have permanently left students with no school on Friday afternoons — and nothing to do.
ATHENS — Philadelphia 2014, an annual women’s meeting hosted by the Omonia Church of Christ, had more participants than expected — but no shortage of food. This year’s theme was “The Most Beautiful Relationship” from Ephesians 4:31.
TOKOROA — More than 300 people, representing 40 churches, attended a recent family camp at Phu Kradueng National Park, said longtime missionaries Kim and Rebecca Voraritskul. Two people were baptized, and several more expressed the desire to be baptized after they returned home, the missionaries said.