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A lifelong resident of Chicago, Alan Bain grew up in the Northwest Church of Christ, where he now serves as an elder. He preached his first sermon at age 15 for the church — now a trilingual congregation that shares the Gospel in English, Spanish and Korean. The church also support a missionary and a school in Honduras. Click here to read our 2010 Churches That Work feature on the trilingual congregation. Bain first learned of the Chronicle from his parents, who were avid readers in the 1960s. He and his wife, Michelle, have supported the Chronicle for 30 consecutive years.
The newspaper “gives us a perspective that the church is indeed worldwide — and is not limited to our own country, our own city, our own congregation,” Alan Bain said.
Why do you read The Christian Chronicle?Alan: “I think it gives a balanced approach on the different issues facing the church. I especially enjoy the international outlook, whereby the newspaper broadens our vista in respect to the church. I think often we get focused on the local congregation and the issues and the problems there, but the Chronicle opens our eyes to efforts around the world.
“I know we could receive it for free, but I felt that we needed to pay the equivalent of a subscription for something that is worthwhile. I think it’s a blessing to the brotherhood as a whole.”
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