Gospel Workers Continue to Help Ukrainians, 100-Year-Old Church Time Capsule, & Preparing for Battle
Gospel workers continue to help Ukrainians as they struggle to face the dire circumstances of war. It was Sept. 28, 1923. First Baptist Church of Greer, S.C., was building a new sanctuary. The miscellaneous tidbits are among memories the congregation sought to preserve in a copper box concealed in the cornerstone’s masonry. And, Daniel lived a life of faithfulness, and he had seen and experienced incredible things.
Gospel workers continue to help Ukrainians as they struggle to face the dire circumstances of war. Russia continues to pound the resisting nation. SendRelief continues to send aid and offer humanitarian help to Ukrainians.
In the midst of the difficulty, reports of spiritual awakening and revival are great in Ukraine as many are turning to God for hope.
Find out how you can help at SendRelief.org.
It was Sept. 28, 1923. First Baptist Church of Greer, S.C., was building a new sanctuary. The miscellaneous tidbits are among memories the congregation sought to preserve in a copper box concealed in the cornerstone’s masonry.
First Greer members Mildred Van Patton and Frances Harley, now 102 years old, were toddlers enrolled in Cradle Care and would join the church as they grew.
A hundred years later, First Baptist Greer chipped away the brick and opened the time capsule Sept. 27 in advance of a yearlong celebration of the sanctuary’s centennial that was completed in 1924.
Books, church bulletins, coins and a copy of Sept. 28 1923, edition of The Greer Citizen, the local daily that charged $2 for an annual subscription were in the time capsule.
The church plans to refill the capsule and reseal it for generations to come. They’ll include many of the 100 year old items but also add an iPhone with photos of the church and community…and they’re planning to put a charging cable in there as well.
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Daniel lived a life of faithfulness, and he had seen and experienced incredible things. Now as an old man only a few years from his death, there was more for him to experience. Daniel knew the right thing to do whenever he encountered that which was bigger than himself; he took his concerns to the Lord. Like Daniel, prayer ought to be our first recourse during moments of trouble.
The world is at war. Every human being is involved in the conflict. This isn’t a war of country against country; it’s a spiritual battle. As believers, we often don’t think in these terms; however, only by recognizing we’re in this fight can we stand against Satan and his wiles. God equips and strengthens us to stand strong. We aren’t meant to fight alone.
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