Around the World, October 2014
SOFIA — A team from the West-Ark Church of Christ in Fort Smith, Ark., traveled to this European capital for a gospel campaign and “friendship evangelism,” said Hristo Arnaudov, minister for the Renaissance Church of Christ in Sofia.
The young team members from Arkansas “visit Sofia every year and have already established quite a few friendships and acquaintances with young people in Bulgaria,” Arnaudov said. As a result, several young Bulgarians attended this year’s seminar — on the topic “Outlive Your Life.”
TALLINN — About 180 children and adults from this northern European nation — plus the U.S., Canada, Russia, Israel and India — were “Standin’ in the Need of Prayer” at the 20th Baltic Christian Youth Camp, also known as “Balchyoca.”
Austin SUVA — Mike Austin taught the Gospel of John to five congregations in this island nation of the South Pacific during a recent trip. Austin, who works with South Pacific Bible College in Tauranga, New Zealand, also traveled to American Samoa, where he taught conflict management for three days during the ninth annual South Pacific Lectureship.
GALMAN DU PLAA — Though not as dangerous as the Ebola virus, the Chikungunya virus has caused widespread suffering across this Caribbean nation — and has disrupted students’ lives at the Center for Biblical Training, near Cap Hatien.
HAIFA — The recent fighting in Gaza claimed the life of at least one Jewish disciple of Christ, said minister Joseph Shulam.
ANCONA — Titus Robison and his family recently completed a mission trip to Italy, working with Churches of Christ throughout the country.