December 2005

Marguerite Gribble Dunning With the Lord

The website of Grace Brethren International Missions today carries the news of the homegoing of Marguerite Gribble Dunning, who passed away Thursday evening, December 29. Her passing marks the closing of an epoch. Mrs. Dunning, pictured here with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. James Gribble as the family was making its first boat trip to …

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Christian Colleges Rise in Popularity

Enrollment has increased 70.6 percent since 1990, from 135,000 to 230,000, at the 102 evangelical schools belonging to the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, according to a report by USA Today Dec. 14. During the same period, enrollments at public colleges increased by 12.8 percent, and at private colleges the increase was 28 percent. …

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Outreach to Native Americans in San Antonio Begins

Robert Soto, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of McAllen, Texas, and former GBNAM church planter, has posted a wide-ranging update on his ministry to Native Americans on the GBNAM website. Through his unique ministry of traveling and dancing Native American dances, Robert reports that nearly 2,700 people have come to the Lord in the …

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Belohlavek Reports on Progress in CAR

This year-end report from former FGBC pastor Bob Belohlavek, now working with Jim Hocking’s ICDI ministry in Central African Republic, gives encouraging updates on a variety of items, including the development of a new shortwave radio station. Over 16 wells have been completed. More than 40,000 people are benefiting every day from fresh, clean water …

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Jews For Jesus Sues Google Over Blog

Evangelical group sues GoogleJews for Jesus says blog hosted by the Internet search firm infringes on its trademark. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Christian evangelical group Jews for Jesus is suing Google Inc., saying a Web log hosted through the Internet search leader’s Blogspot service infringes its trademark. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in …

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thequest, Powell Church Give LIFE Boxes

Pastor Mike Jentes of thequest in Columbus, Ohio, reports on the following Christmas outreach: In partnership with the Powell Grace Brethren Church we had the opportunity to give LIFEBOXes to every one of the 272 students at Second Avenue Elementary School last Thursday. What a privilege to serve children and to watch them go crazy …

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