MILESTONES, July 2013
His proud parents and brother are Boyd, Lisa and Ethan Reed.
Anna’s professor, Dr. Stephen Opoku-Duah, nominated her for the award. Anna has earned a 4.0 GPA not only in chemistry, but in all her subjects at OVU.
Besides excelling in academics, she also serves as the captain of the girls’ soccer team.
Anna plans to further her study of science by applying for Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies programs.
Allen and Robin Dutton
When they arrived, there was one congregation of about 50. Today there are four churches with about 380 in attendance. Three church buildings have also been built.
Allen is an ophthalmologist/missionary who uses a medical clinic and theology classes to spread the gospel.
Dorothy Mullins Wesley — 103 years
Alfred Mullins — 93 years
The Mullins family, originally from Tuscumbia, Ala, trace their Church of Christ roots to the end of slavery.
Their great-grandfather George Ricks became the first African-American Church of Christ minister in Alabama in 1865.
Brother Mullins was baptized in 1937 under the leadership of Brother Duel Gant at the Michigan Avenue Church of Christ in Chicago. In the intervening years, he has worshipped at the Stony Island and Chatham-Avalon Churches of Christ.
Sister Wesley obeyed the gospel in the 1920’s under the leadership of Brother Hannon. Eventually, she moved to Detroit, Mich., and is currently a member of the Conant Garden Church of Christ.
Al and Mary Jolly — 65 years
Hilltop Lakes, Texas
Before we married we promised to never consider divorce, and we never have. When I was converted and you were recommitted to Christ, we began our side-by-side walk with Jesus. Thank God, and we aren’t through yet!
Keith and Carlene Renoud – 70 years
FROM WOUNDED TO WONDERFUL
Sunday morning Wayne and I preached in tandem — he from all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28) and I that our purpose from the cross is found in being wounded that others may be healed (1 Peter 2:21-25). He and I discussed how we had both injured and been injured. Because we are learners, it goes both ways in church life. When Shane Coffman and the worship team then sang “Heal Me,” it seemed that God did.
Healing takes place when we are focused upon Jesus. Indeed it did for Wayne, for this congregation and for me. Troubles teach. Maturity develops. Endurance inspires. Never quit.