Why I support The Christian Chronicle — Jim and Leah Keyes
Did you know that 114 individuals, couples and families have…
Did you know that 111 donors (individuals, couples and families) have contributed to The Christian Chronicle for 20 consecutive years — or more?
Mary Louise Bridges is one of them.
The Illinois native, who worships with the Woodson Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn., has lived out her faith for most of her life.
A friend introduced her to Churches of Christ, leading to Bridges’ baptism at age 18. Despite the dismay of her parents — who believed she had joined a cult — the new believer persevered and became an integral part of her church family.
Bridges’ exceeding love for people is evident — not only through her active participation in church activities but also in the care she displays for her family. That family includes six children, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, spread from East to West Coast.
For 41 years, Bridges has taught God’s Word to students around the globe through the World Bible School correspondence ministry. Two of her students in Kenya went on to become preachers in the East African nation. They’re also lifelong friends with their teacher, Bridges says.
Bridges has read and supported the Chronicle for 25 years. She encourages fellow Christians to pay special attention to the newspaper’s coverage of global crises — from floods in south Texas to famine in Malawi — and to pray fervently as believers respond with relief supplies and God’s love.
“Sometimes the Chronicle reports on Kenya and other places where I’ve sent World Bible School material,” she says. “I like to read of those things, but I just enjoy everything. I enjoy the updates.
“They are right on top of what is going on in the world today. I like to read from the Christian’s viewpoint. I also like Erik Tryggestad’s articles very much. I just read the whole thing from front page to back page. It’s very interesting.”
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