Steve and Anita Matherley left our congregation to settle on the Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, where Anita is over a medical clinic on the island. Steve and Anita have established a congregation on the island and is sharing the Gospel with the people who live there. They are already seeing results from this labor of love. If you would like to contact Steve about the work he is doing on the island, you may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Anita at email@example.com. You may also reach them through snail mail at P.O. Box 211, Klawock, AK 99925-0211.
Stan and Lindy Frank have started a new congregation of the Lord's people in Maui, the Aloha Church of Christ. They are doing this while both are working as substitutes in the school system there. They have 3 children, two of them and a grandchild are living on the island and one is living on the mainland. Stan has been a missionary to Zimbabwe and England. He worked for a while in the United States as director of a private school and then went back into the mission field as a missionary in Hawaii. You may visit their website at alohachurchofchrist.com. You may also contact Stan by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This work is overseen by the elders of Thomaston Road Church of Christ, but many congregations and individuals support the work at Mzuzu Bible College. This is a mission that has been going on for many years and hundreds of people have heard the gospel because of this wonderful work. In 2019, 101 people have been baptized into Christ and 19 people restored. We invite you to read the latest reports from our missionary located in Mzuzu. Marc Veary and his wife Christine are doing an outstanding job in our effort to educate preachers to take the Gospel into the world. This work provides these men with an excellent education, practical experience and a vocation to provide for their family.
The Mzuzu Bible college has earned a reputation for being a most excellent training ground for new ministers of the church of Christ. It provides an education highly sought after by local men desiring to commit their life to teaching the Gospel.
However, as typical for most mission works, the Mzuzu Bible College, is greatly in need of financial support. We would like to expand the college to take on more students but resources will not permit that at this time. For the 2020 class we have interviewed 82 applicants for 25 openings. If would be great to accept more men into this program and be able to teach more men to teach the Gospel of Christ.
The most recent newsletters from our missionary, Marc Veary are posted below. Please take a moment to view them and consider the wonderful works that are taking place there. Please keep this work and our brothers and sisters in Malawi in your prayers.
To support the work in Mzuzu, Malawi with Marc Veary with the Mzuzu Bible College, just send a check marked for this work to:
Mzuzu, Malawi Work Project
Thomaston Road Church of Christ
P.O. Box 26307
Macon, GA 31221-2630
If you would like to discuss this work we invite you to contact one of our Elders, Tom Behel.
Curacao: Alford Lazar (the local missionary) and his wife Patricia have been in Curacao since 1992. They were married in Trinidad and immediately began this work that year. They have two children: Evan and Precious. TRCOC has participated in many campaigns to Curacao, with the most recent being in July of 2016. Please continue to pray for Alford, his family and the church in Curacao. You may visit their website at: www.curacaochurchofchrist.org or contact us at Thomaston Road Church of Christ 478-757-9435.
Annalisa has lived in Leipzig, Germany for almost five years. Because of the historic background of communism, many people do not have prior knowledge of God or Christians and it takes time to build a safe, open relationship. Her goal in Leipzig is to support the small church plant and build relationships with friends, neighbors, co-workers and students that beg the question, “Who is Jesus and what does it mean to follow him?” She partially supports herself by teaching English part-time. She is very actively involved in Bible studies, teaching children Bible class and hosting at her home, as well as helping host church events. She is fluent in German, which helps her in her day-to-day conversions with people.
If you would like more information about her work, please email her at: email@example.com
Operation Christmas Joy is directed by Larry Brady and provides homemade dresses and shoe box gifts every Christmas to Latino and Indian children ages 0 to 12 years from the Darien Mountains and to those children hospitalized in Panama City.
Also, we participate in Dresses for Panama. In this endeavor, we have ladies that sew dresses that are sent to Panama to help cloth children that are in need of dresses.
We have new boxes and bags to fill up with items for children, infants through 12 years of age. You can go to http://trcocnews.org/pdf/Main.pdf to find out what are good items to put in the boxes. They have to be turned in by August 16. If you are interested in participating but are not attending services right now, just call the church at 48-757-9435, and we will get your name and number to the person who is over this event. Also, people can contribute new dresses for girls or outfits for boys (they ask that we include undergarments with these dresses and/or outfits to make them complete). These have to be turned in by September 27. Pen/pencils and notepads are also welcomed and must be turned in by September 6.
Our help is needed NOW! This Christian organization under the direction of the Red Boiling Springs Church of Christ in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, works to help stop human trafficking. These girls are provided a safe place to live, taught the Bible, are given a vocational training, and are helped to find a place to work. Here are the facts about human trafficking:
· 80 % OF VICTIMS ARE FEMALES
· Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of sexual trafficking
· Human trafficking is the second largest growing crime in the world next to drug trafficking
· About 17,000 enter the U.S. each year and are sold into prostitution. They cannot go to authorities due to being illegals in the U.S., or their passports and identification papers have been taken by the criminals
· There are 27 million girls enslaved across the globe
· 50% of victims are younger than 16 years old
Want to know more about human trafficking, the wonderful job that Ron Brown (who worked for many years with orphans teaching about Christ and helping those with medical needs and now is with this organization) and his co-workers are doing under the leadership of the Boiling Springs Church of Christ? Do you want to help save these girls not only from a world of prostitution but also to help save their souls by reaching them with the gospel? This organization works to help these young girls come to know Christ and to understand that there is a better life than being trapped into the dangerous and evil ways of the world.
Go to https://www.save-asian-souls.org/Home to donate to a wonderful cause or you may send a check to Thomaston Road Church of Christ and we will get the donation to the Save Asian Souls organization.
Rosemary Perry has been serving in youth and children's ministry since 2011. In 2014 she began serving in southern Africa with a mission team in Mozambique for three years. Now in South Africa since 2017, Rosemary now serves at Door of Hope Children's Mission, a home of safety for abandoned children. Door of Hope cares for 70 children at a time, seeking to balance the focus of care for physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the children. Rosemary teaches preschool and works with a team of caregivers to care for 11 of the children. Some of her day to day volunteer responsibilities include teaching preschool, helping the children to meet their developmental milestones, reading books and Bible stories, preparing them to transition into forever families through lots of heart to heart conversations. Additionally, her work includes teaching the children to be kind friends, singing and playing together, cooking and cleaning, and teaching them to be more aware of God and His constant presence.
Child abandonment is a widespread issue in South Africa. An estimated 3,000 children are abandoned every year in trash cans, public toilets, train stations, and in open fields. Rescued babies are brought to Door of Hope and cared for until they are able to unite them with biological or adoptive families.
Rosemary strives to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the city of Johannesburg. Her passion is to share the simple yet profound gospel of Jesus' love and faithful presence with these little ones and all those in her community.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." -James 1:27
If you wish to contact Rosemary or wish to receive her newsletters, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Thomaston Road Church of Christ, one of the outreach ministries we have is our Care Building. This ongoing ministry provides food and necessities for those who are in need and less fortunate than many of us. God has blessed each of our lives, and we are happy and privileged to give to others. Jesus once said during His ministry, "It
At Thomaston Road Church of Christ, one of the outreach ministries we have is our Care Building. This ongoing ministry provides food and necessities for those who are in need and less fortunate than many of us. God has blessed each of our lives, and we are happy and privileged to give to others. Jesus once said during His ministry, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). Please continue to pray for this ministry as we strive to bring honor and glory to God's name here in the Macon, Georgia area.
Please contact our church office at 478-757-9435 for times the Care Building will be open.
Every year the Thomaston Road Church holds Christmas Care on the third Sunday of December. This year we served a little over 100 families with a bag of groceries that constitute a Christmas dinner with either ham or turkey. The families were able to get a gift for each child in their immediate family. Most of the families are ones that h
Every year the Thomaston Road Church holds Christmas Care on the third Sunday of December. This year we served a little over 100 families with a bag of groceries that constitute a Christmas dinner with either ham or turkey. The families were able to get a gift for each child in their immediate family. Most of the families are ones that have made contact with us through the Care Building ministry. It is a wonderful opportunity to share and hear of God's love for us!
This is an event that our members look forward to every year because we are able to share the love of Christ with those in our community through our sharing. We have an opportunity to provide a Christmas dinner for many families who would not otherwise have one. God has provided so much for us and we are glad to be able to give to others in need. Through doing so, we hope that those we serve will see the light of Jesus shining through us as we sing songs, reach out to them with the gospel, and fellowship with each one of them.
The Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia is a "Home Away from Home" for families of critically ill children located within walking distance of the Children's Hospital at Navacient Health and serves families of all hospitalized children from central and south Georgia. For families with ill or injured children, the house offers a car
The Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia is a "Home Away from Home" for families of critically ill children located within walking distance of the Children's Hospital at Navacient Health and serves families of all hospitalized children from central and south Georgia. For families with ill or injured children, the house offers a caring, comfortable, and supportive place to stay. Individuals, organizations, and churches in Middle Georgia provide a home-cooked meal every night of the year. Thomaston Road has accepted the opportunity to help with the McMeal Program. We provide a hot, home-cooked meal monthly for 25-35 people with a small group consisting of 4-6 participants who prepare it. Also, our ladies who work at Rose's Cottage (a "cottage" located at the Bible camp on the church's property) make quilts that they present each December to Ronald McDonald house for children who are hospitalized and whose parents are staying at Ronald McDonald House while their child is hospitalized in Macon. The blessings received are far greater than given.
During this pandemic, we are worshiping AS FOLLOWS:
Wednesday connection on trcoc facebook live and Youtube live at 7 pm
and SHEPHERDS' MESSAGE SATURDAY AT 2 PM., if needed