May 2005

Chaplain Asks Prayer for Family of Slain Mullah

Grace Brethren military chaplain James Schaefer (standing, right) asks prayer for the family of an Afghanistan mullah friend (seated) who was recently murdered. Here is Chaplain Schaefer’s message: I am saddened to report that my dear friend and Afghan religious leader, Mullah Fayez, was murdered today in Kandahar. I met with Mullah Fayez, the senior …

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Osceola Float Distributes Candy, After All

The Grace Brethren Church of Osceola, IN, thought they wouldn’t be able to distribute candy from the church’s float in yesterday’s annual Memorial Day parade. (South Bend Tribune photo by Greg Swiercz) But it all worked out well, after all. Here are several paragraphs from the Tribune story. To read the entire article, click here. …

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Two Urgent FGBC Family Prayer Requests

Here are two urgent prayer requests from FGBC family members. The first is from Steve Galegor, Jr., who works as a Grace Brethren North American Missions church-planter in New York City: Please pray for us as we face a terrible family event. Yesterday, Melanie’s dad, Lyle Galey, collapsed and suffered a heart attack which prolonged …

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Natorg Heads Meet, Share, Pray

Leaders of the Grace Brethren national organizations met this week in the conference room of the BMH/FGBC office for their twice-yearly overview of church health, Fellowship progress and priorities, and general sharing. Those participating included (clockwise, from left) Tim Boal of Grace Brethren North American Missions; Tom Avey, Fellowship Coordinator of the FGBC; Ed Lewis …

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New Evangelism Book Noted in Review

“How to Start a Kingdom Conversation,” BMH Books’ new release on personal evangelism by Dr. Duke Heller of the Worthington, OH, Grace Brethren Church, recently received a nice review and “push” on one of the nation’s best-read Christian websites, www.crosswalk.com. Dr. Ray Pritchard, pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL, and a regular …

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