Goracke Update


We are preparing to leave tomorrow morning (Friday) for two meetings with two definite supporters. The first is with the Eastwood church in Hutchinson, KS. They have given me both the am worship time and a special afternoon "Mission Study" time to preach and give our presentation about the Singapore work.

From there we will go to Shawnee, OK to meet with George's friend (reference/lead), who has informed me of his and possibly other individual committments. From there we will probably visit the Memorial Rd church in Edmond, OK who helped us with a one time gift.

Also we are trying to arrange other meetings with interested churches in MO, KY, AL and possibly others. We have one "definite anytime" meeting invitation with a church in KY, but would really like to firm up other opportunities to make the trip more economical as well as fruitful from other visits along the way.

Prayer Request from the Goracke's

Dear Family & Friends,

I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the response to my phone meeting from this past Friday evening concerning the financial support possibility that I wrote and asked you to be praying about. That Friday meeting extended into a second phone meeting on Monday morning, by which time I was able with the help of dear friends, to get our packet information into the hands of the considering party. After that meeting, like many of you, I waited as patiently as possible until I received a phone call from the considering party late this afternoon (Tuesday).

In answer to all of our prayers, this party has committed to a generous one time offering with the consideration of contributing even more in the future after a face to face meeting. So it is our plan to visit with this party soon and to attempt to arrange as many other meetings as is possible with other interested churches and Christians.

Lima Report March 2008

I have a story to tell you. It begins in a small group in the house of Ezequiel. Ezequiel is a faithful brother that has a dream of seeing his entire family come to Christ. He is both wise and patient and ever ready to share his faith. He is a man of character and prayer who shares the counsel and love of Christ and enjoys the respect of his family.

Massie Down Under

Dear Ones,

We are experiencing remarkable success in our teaching. The courses that Ed and I are teaching are being received with such enthusiasm. One of the men told us yesterday that he had become weary with his preaching and had almost given up. He said that he had lost proper perspective and just felt like he was muddling through. He was excited to report that the things he was learning this term were refreshing him and he is now excited about sharing them..

Stamatis Status - April 1, 2008

Deborah and I celebrated the anniversary of our 18th year of marriage yesterday. As usual for me at these moments I pause to think about the road we have traveled in our sojourn here on earth. I was again reminded that life is a progressive process of transitions. This reality is evidenced by the events that have impacted our lives over the last month.

Pictures from Deaf Conference at Tulsa

The pictures took at International Souls Winning Workshop at Expo, many deaf came from Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Fla and few states I don't remember. It was so great to be gathered all deaf learning all various workshop and eventually the music they had interpreters for all of us.

Some of you know deaf preacher Carl Moore, he will soon move to Tulsa, will his work for the deaf church at Park Plaza Church of Christ. This is my third time I visited, really enjoyed myself...

I suggest for you to go there next year they will be held in end of March.

Jean Self


March 2008 Report

Life is not always fair! We often hear someone say, especially kids, "that’s not fair!" As adults, we try to explain the why’s and wherefore’s at those times. When we hear of illness or loved ones who die, even grown-ups think life is not fair: that person was so young, so healthy, so vibrant, or so important to his/her family, the community, the church. In the Bible, the word "fair" almost always refers to the female gender, fair damsel (I Kings 1:3), she was fair to look upon (Esther 1:11), or to fair weather (Job 37:22), and usually as an adjective, never an adverb. In most cases, we use fair as an adverb, something unjust!

Prayer Request

Please lift up the following request.

Prayers for Alumni

Just wanted to remind all of our Alumni that you were remembered today in chapel. We still continue the tradition of praying for you each and every Monday.

God Bless,
Jeff Rader

Goracke Update - March

Dear Family & Friends,

Incredibly, another month in this year is almost gone! But it has certainly been enjoyable to finally see spring arrive… even though in this part of the country most people would never agree that it is really here. We had 3 inches of snow after the first day of Spring officially arrived and it is still possible that our April showers might be snow showers. The temperature continues to get below freezing every night, but the days are warming up fast! On to the news of this past month!



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