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FEATURE PHOTO (above): Faculty and staff members of York College pitched in during the recent Alumni and Friends Workdays on campus. For 10 years, alumni and friends led by Scott and Lisa Eckman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have shown love to students by spending several days in service before the fall semester begins. This year, a crew of 70 volunteers striped parking lots, spread mulch and pulled weeds. The volunteers “gave all of campus a touch of  TLC before student move-in,” York spokeswoman Chrystal Houston said.  Groups from two Iowa congregations — the Harland Church of Christ and the Clear Lake Church of Christ — “were instrumental in this work,” Houston said.

Some of the volunteers from the Clear Lake Church of Christ in Iowa take a break from working to pose for a photo.



MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Youth groups from three Churches of Christ were among volunteers who helped Agape Child & Family Services this summer.

Teams from the Highland Church of Christ in Cordova, Tenn., the Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Brentwood, Tenn., and the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City painted, cleaned up and beautified areas in which Agape provides services to needy children and families.




ABILENE, Texas — Megeste Pierre plans to use his ACU education to help in his homeland of Haiti.

Pierre, 31, recently completed his master of divinity degree to go along with his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and minors in political science and business administration.

After the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, Pierre’s family established The Goodness of God Orphanage. He’ll use the knowledge gained in his ACU studies to run the school and minister to those he serves.

His mother died when he was young, and he lived in an orphanage for a while.



DENVER — Bear Valley Bible Institute’s 19 incoming freshmen this fall include students from Argentina, China, Ghana and Uganda as well as Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia and Wyoming.

In all, the school has 58 students this semester, 35 enrolled full time, Bear Valley Church of Christ minister Neal Pollard said. Since 1965, the institute has trained “preachers of the gospel, evangelists with a precious message to share with a lost and dying world,” according to its website.

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