How Many Americans Really Attend Church Each Week?

The following should come as a wake up call.  I copied this from the following blog http://theologica.blogspot.com/2005/06/how-many-americans-really-attend.html because I was afraid that they may take it down sometime and I want you to see the material.  He links to another web site you would enjoy looking at http://ww.theamericanchurch.org/facts/1.htm.  Our work is cut out for us both …

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College Students

The following information comes from http://268blog.blogspot.com/2006/10/numbers-matter.html  “In case you didn’t know, census results put the number of college and university students in the US near 16.6 million. That includes full-time, part-time, undergrad and graduate students. But the more stunning number comes from the Freshman Norms, the CRIP survey given each year to tens of thousands …

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American Teens

Fifty-three percent of high school teen girls are sexually active. Over half of all teenagers are active alcoholic drinkers. Thirty-three percent of high school students smoke regularly. Fourteen percent have tried marijuana. Every day 1,106 teens have abortions, 135,000 carry a gun to school, 10 are killed by guns, 54 are infected by AIDS, and …

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4 MISSIONARIES ON TRIAL FOR INCITING VIOLENCE IN KENYA

Four Christian missionaries in Kenya have been charged with incitement to violence for distributing pamphlets considered anti-Muslim. U.S. nationals Andrew Saucier and Paul Garcia and Kenyans Michael Mullei and Patrick Mutinda were arrested on Oct. 18 in Ngong after distributing pamphlets outside a primary school the previous day. The literature read, “Prophet Mohammed is not …

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International Construction Team photos from trip to Arequipa!

David Lundy, International Construction Team leader for Businessmen Committed to World Evangelism, lead a building team of 3 men with offerings from Businessmen to Arequipa to build a roof for Pastor Percy Lopez and his church.  Here you will find some pictures of their Dedication Sunday of a couple of weeks ago.  I thought you might like to see what …

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International Construction Team plans to help in Burkina Faso!

 The following note comes from David Lundy.  David directs the International Construction Team with Businessmen Committed to World Evangelism.  It is exciting to see what God is doing with this group of dedicated men.  Feel free to contact David or John via the BCWE web page. Everyone, I wanted to get everyone updated with our next …

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Suggested Reading List for those preparing to serve God on the mission field!

The following is a list of books that I would suggest to any and all people involved in or considering serving God in World Evangelism.  I am in no way implying that I agree with all that is written in these books.  Each person who would consider a position that is so important should be able to “Prove …

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Congratulations to Charles and Carolyn Gardner for 53 years of marriage!

I just want to thank God for His goodness in the life of my parents.  They just celebrated 53 years of marriage.  I thank God for parents that taught and trained me to serve the God of Heaven.  I was in church everytime the doors were open.  I learned more at home about the Bible …

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Robbed on the way home from the Pastor’s School in Arequipa

I just got the following leader from Pastor Samuel Lagos. I had the privilege of meeting him when I was preaching a youth congress in Santiago, Chile with Missionary Jason Holt.  He wrote the bus for many hours from Santiago, Chile to Arequipa, Peru.  He states that God did a great work in his life.  He lost …

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Thank you for praying for Thaddeus Irvine

Many of you may have prayed for a man in Missionary Travis Snode’s ministry.  He is doing much better and I just wanted to  share this picture and the note that his wife just sent.  Please keep praying. Prayers have definitely been answered for Thaddeus Irvine. He has indeed been graciously looked after by Almighty God.  It …

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Andria and Andrew are getting ready to come home from the hospital!

The morning after Mom and Andrew spend some quiet time together before leaving the hospital. A close up of Andrew Paul Gardner! Dad, mom, and Andrew spending some time alone. Jacob and Hannah meet their new little brother. You are looking at a miracle family.  There was no way Chris and Andria could have children …

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Covenant eyes!

Our church staff use a program called covenant eyes to monitor our internet activity.  It is a wonderful way to have accountability.  Here is what they say on their web page: Parents, Men, Women, Churches, Businesses, Students… Stay Accountable Online With Covenant Eyes! Monitors Internet use and reports to your Accountability Partners (at no charge …

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Read a very interesting article on How to enjoy Bible Study!

I challenge you to take a few minutes and read this article on How to Enjoy Bible Study.    This is the first paragraph.  I promise you that it is worth your time. There’s nothing I enjoy more than studying the Bible. Yet it has not always been that way. My real passion for studying Scripture …

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