Partners, March 2014
HEALING HANDS INTERNATIONAL
DAGOU, Haiti — The Dagou Church of Christ can supply the people of its community with clean water, thanks to Healing Hands International.
The nonprofit, supported by Churches of Christ, recently dug a water well on the church’s property — the 500th in the ministry’s history.
The drilling program began in 2001 in Ethiopia. Healing Hands now owns three drilling rigs and has dug wells in 10 countries around the globe.
“Through the grace of God, we’ve been able to provide clean water for more than a million people, opening the doors for the good news of Jesus Christ to be shared,” said Ashley Reeves, marketing coordinator. The nonprofit also has distributed more than 2,500 Sawyer water filters in communities where wells could not be drilled.
PALMETTO BIBLE CAMP
MARIETTA, S.C. — For nearly 50 years, God has used Palmetto Bible Camp to change lives and make a difference to thousands.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains and against the backdrop of a beautiful lake, the camp is among the most scenic places in the Carolinas, leaders say.
Recently, though, a portion of the dam that regulates the water level in the camp’s lake collapsed.
“What was once a picturesque lake and baptistery is now a small pond,” said Kent Massey, a camp board member.
Repairs to fix the problem may run as much as $100,000, Massey said. Donations can be sent to PBC Bookkeeper, 126 Chatham Circle, Madison, AL 35758.
CAMPUS MINISTRY UNITED
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — More than 500 college students attended the recent Family Vacation 2014.
The event was sponsored by Campus Ministry United and featured the theme “We Are Young.” Lessons were inspired by 1 Timothy 4:12 and dealt with topics such as godly conduct, sexuality, discipleship and evangelism.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Faulkner is introducing new online graduate degree programs in biblical studies. The new programs include the university’s first doctorate degree in biblical studies.
“The Ph.D. in Biblical Studies offers the best possible opportunity for Faulkner University to position itself as a leader among sister universities by offering (doctoral-level) academic training in biblical studies,” said Scott Gleaves, dean of the College of Biblical Studies. “The program is designed to merge distance education with biblical studies using the latest in collaborative technology.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aspiring school principals can earn scholarships toward Lipscomb degrees that will help them serve future generations, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Ayers Foundation.
Recipients of the scholarship, called Ayers Leadership Fellows, will receive aid for up to half the cost of enrolling in Lipscomb’s redesigned educational leadership master’s or education specialist programs. Graduates will receive additional support from the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation at Lipscomb.
The program “will serve as the model for how to select, prepare, assess and network new principals in our region,” said Candice McQueen, dean of Lipscomb’s College of Education.
K – 12 CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
BEAMSVILLE, Ontario — To celebrate Tallman Auditorium’s 35 years of service, the Great Lakes’ community gave or pledged more than $160,000 Canadian to resurface the auditorium’s roof and replace its heating units.
GIVE ME THE BIBLE
PALESTINE, Texas — The East Texas “Give Me the Bible” television program will celebrate its 25th anniversary in April.
The program has touched thousands of lives, said Dan Manuel, one of the regular panelists of ministers featured.