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Stmday morning June 24th saw First Church reach another milestone in
her service of Christ, For the first time in her fifty-nine

year'

history one of her own members has entered the service of Christ as
a foreign missionary. At the morning service Nancy Shewmaker told the

congregation of her decision to go to the African Congo. She will be

associated with the Ron Butler and Roland Harshe families.

Her

church responded with pledges for about 2/3 of her living link s\^port and #300.00 of her travel funds. She plans to leave for the Congo
July 24th if travel funds are on hand. If any member of First Church
has not yet committed themselves to help^ please, give this serious
thou^t. REMEMBER, YOUR PLEDGE IS HER LIFE LINEi

; MORE ABOUT NANCY

3igu r es ^une 24th

j Nancy Shewmaker is a native of


1 East Chicago, graduate of Wash-

Bible School Attendance

128

Morning Worship
Evening Worship

132
32.

"Reach for A Star" --be in Bible


School next Sunday morning,

1 ington High School, Ball State


; Teacher's College, and has had

i one year graduate study at Cin-

j cinnati Bible Seminary. She became


i a New Testament Christian through

j the efforts of Mrs.Opal Ross and

REl>lEMBER"we will assemble in the

1 others, being baptized into Christ

auditorium at 945am PROMPT for

1 at First Church on August 28th,

Promotion services.

Keep skid chains on your tongue;


always say less than you think.
Cultivate a low persuasive voice.
How you say it often counts more
than what you say.

I i960. Her spirituality and earnest


1 desire to serve the Lord were
\ apparent at once to those who got
1 to know her well. Her decision to

j to go to the Congo is a product


I of much prayer and self-searching,

j It is the duty and obligation of

j all who have committed themselves


1 to her support tobe faithful.

. JjNDJAMA
HARBOR
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CONGO
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Pledges to the monthly

'm-fii

living link support of oiu:


own

missionary to the Congo

have reached $7^.00 per


month. It seems assured that

God is going to provide

the

means for Nancy Shewmaker

to begin her life work in

this great mission field.

While God makes all things possible by His maarvelous providence, there
are many things we can do. As Nancy's home congregation, here are a
few of the things we can yet provide;
1. AS MUCH OF HER TRAVEL FUNDS AS POSSIBLE. Make an offering in the
receptacle on the back table every time you pass it.
2. PERSONAL NEEDS WHICH WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE OR HARD TO GET IN THE CONGO.

She has listed some of these;Slips, canvas shoes, material and patterns

for clothing to be made there; paJamas(Long or 3/^ sleeves). Materials


should be dacron, nylon,etc. NO RAYON OR WOOL.

3. HOUSEHOLD NEEDS, Knives,(Paring and butcher knives ceinnot be bought


in the Congo); cooking utensils, eg; egg beater,etc.;measuring cups
and spoons; 2 wastecans (plastic); Tablecoths(plastic or cloth);sheets;
pillowcases;2 or more quilts or blankets(cotton or dacron);iron skillet
and lid;metal salt & pepper sjhaier;towels and wash rags;sauce pans;
scatter rugs;mixing bowls. Nancy's personals sizes; Shoe-7^ or 8AAA;
blouses,32;skirt,10;dress,9;slip,32; sweater,38. CAN YOU HELP SUPPLY
HER NEEDS. Bring them to the church suitably wrapped.

2 196^

KAUCY SHEWMAKER READY TO IGO TO


AERICA.

All Nancy's support has "been


pledged^ner travel funds are on
hand and she awaits the final

word for all the mission personal


to leave.

A bit of history regarding our


work in the Congo--The first

work was in 1897

Bolenge.The

present work is a result of work


aarried on intermittently since
that time. Its greatest in petus
was under the leadership il'
Humphries. The present mission
workers are; The Howard Cro^^l

family; the Ronald Hanshe fanii?-y;


The Ron Buoler family; Miss Zol:t

Brown, Nancy Shewmaker and several


^new recruits.

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LATONIA CHRISTIAN
VOLUME

SEPTEMBER 17, 1962

22

NUMBER 28

HARSHES IN CONGO THIS

GOD'S
RICHEST
BLESSINGS

WEEK, GOD WILLING


The Ronald Harshe family left
the Greater Cincinnati Airport
The right hand of Christian Tuesday, September 4 at 2:15 on
fellowship was extended Aug. an American Airline flight for the
30 to Mrs. Anna Peck, 2410 Congo.
They arrived in Leopoldville
Phelps Lane, Ida Spence; Mrs.
Elizabeth Griffith,
2415 Todd about 6:00 p.m., September 5. Th^r
"The Lord Added

Come to Those

Who Worship Reverently


In His Sanctuary

should arrive in Stanleyville on

Drive, Ida Spence.

We extend a cordial welcome Saturday, September 8, God will-

to these sisters of Mrs. Leo Co^ iSS:

SERMONS FOR SUNDAY

into the fellowship of Latoi^

10:30 A. M., "Thou Shalt Not Christian Church.


Commit Adultery."
7:30 P. M. "Jesus and the Sea
of Galilee."
COLORED
SLIDES

taken

by

your minister

will be

shown Sunday night.

'

Miss Nancy Shoemaker, new mis

sionary recruit, Mrs. Ronald But

ler and daughter, and Miss Phyllis


Rine were on the same flight.
What a great day of rejoicing

USHERS AND GREETERS

will occur when this missionary


9:30 A. M.
North Door: Mr. and Mrs. Char group meets Howard Crowl and

Ronald Butler in a few days in


les Roberts.
the Congo^
South
Door:
Mr.
and
Mrs.
Oh
W. B. S. C.
M-ay and Support
les Garnett.
Pray for our missionaries daily.
9th St. Tower Door: Brethren
The Whole Bible Study Course
Be faithful in your stewardship
Cliff Sorrell and Chester Doan.
for:

Educational Building: Mr. and of material things that we may

9/9: "Amos, the Prophet and the Mrs. Edgar Williamson.


meet our living-link support of
Prophecy." Memory verse: Amos
Parking Lot: Mr. and Mrs. Ever Brother Harshe promptly.
4:12.

9/16: "Obadiah, the Prophet and


the Prophecy." Memory verse:
Obad. 15.

Juniors Are Champions

ett Mains.
WHY WE SUFFER

10:30 A. M.

North Door:
Charles Roberts, "I am not sick because I failed
Joseph Yaden.
To do the things I should;
South Door: Ray Carroll, Ken I am not sick because I lust

neth Mullins.
7:30 P. M.
North Door: Howard Cotton.
Trinity Methodist Aug. 30 by the
South Door: Fred Frederick.

For things that are not good.

The Junior Softball team beat

score of 13 - 7 for the elimination

championship of the Covington


Y. M. C. A. Church League. The
team

has

won

the

season

and

elimination championship for the


third straight year.
Congratulations
to

Keith

Rodgers,

Coaches

I am not sick for reasons that

Some people may believe;


But for some chosen purpose that

Vespers 7/12
North Door: Glenn Kite.
South Door: Fred Frederick.

Read Names:

Some do not quite conceive.

Dewey Newport, For suffering can be beautiful,

William Griffith.

If drawn to Christ you'll be;


For even He upon a cross

and

Did die for you and me.

Jack Rodgers,

and Rod Glacken, and to each Sept.


boy who faithfully gave his best 9Jeremiah 7, 8, 9, Revelation
during the season.
lO^er. 10, 11, 12, Revelation
11Jer. 13, 14, 15, Revelation
TODAY'S CHUCKLE
12Jer. 16, 17, 18, Revelation
13Jer. 19, 20, 21, Revelation
When meat rationing came in, 14__jer. 22, 23; 24, Revelation
a farmer reported to his local 15Jer. 25, 26, 27, Revelation
board that he had several hundred 16__jer. 28, 29, 30, Revelation

pounds of beef in cold storage. A


few days later he received an of

So when the suffering's over


14. And you're cleansed by God a15.
bove,
16. Don't forget it was obtained by
17. His everlasting love.
18.
Submitted by Birdie HuH
19.

20.
21.

Wedding Bells
Mr. William Noonchester and

EXPANDED SESSIONS

ficial note demanding why he had

Miss Betty Raye Cooper, Latonia

Cradle Roll: Mrs. William Sage- Lakes, were united in marriage


ser, Mrs. Denver Finnell.
by Brother Hill
at the church
The farmer's reply was terse:
2-3 Class: Mrs. Fentin DeMoss, ^ptember 1. Witnesses were
"It was necessary to kill the whole Mrs. Donald Lewis.
James E. Noonchester and Mary
steer at one time." The AnahBeginners: Mrs. Harold Halfhill, Byrd. The Noonchesters will re
accumulated so much meat.

gram.

Mrs. Paul Howell.

side at 422 Greenup St.

V7hile we are expressing our thanks to the


ones who gave special service during the
meeting we do not want to overlook some
who helped in various ways before this
time. We would like to mention Jean Stoddard

who painted the large sign for the building;


Hack and David Marks who helped erect it;
Clarance and Doris Marks who mail the Harbor

Light each week; Bob Leath for keeping our


church clean nightly. Hope we haven't
ctten YOU!

Bomili,Rep. of thb C

Dear Christian Friends in East Chicago;

Knowing of your concern I write to let you know that we arrived


safely at Boraili on Sept.20th.This was approximately 2 weeks later
than we had expected but during our delay we were able to become
accustomed to the climate and the people and even had time to begin
a class on the Swahili language. We can now see the Lord's hand in
the change of our plans.

Upon our arrival we were greeted by many natives, who smilingly


said "Hayambo" or hello and extended their hands in friendly greet
ing.'....The missionaries already on the post had worked hard to make
living quarters ready for us and as liveable as possible...So I m
rooming with the two Harshe girls but will soon have a room of my own
in their home. Our home has six rooms and an outside kitchen

and

lavatory. The walls are made of mud and white-washed with iakesi or
lime and the floors are cememnt. As we get the furniture scrubbed
and arranged in the rooms, the house is becoming more of a home.
The mission itself was a delight to my eyes.The grounds look like
a landscaped park with its tall white harked rubber trees, flowering
fruit trees and stately palms...Color is everywhere, greens are gree
ner, reds are redder

One thing that digressed me a great deal eas the attitude of the
Native Christians. When the drum heats at 6.C0pm we left what we were

doing and attended our first of many church services. The people here
have set up a schedule whhre they meetContinued
togethernext
everypage.
morning at 7.00am

for teaching and every evening for prayer.It really me to discover


that these people have heen prayerfully concerned about oui* coming
for a long time. Our first prayer meeting was filled with thankful

prayers for the return of the missionaries and the mademoiselles who
came with them.

The people desire the best but also have a hard life,for since ind
ependence, food is scarce,salaries are low, and prices are high.There
are also many temptations which befall the native Christians. Please

pray for them that they remain steadfast to Christ.


Most of my time now is spent in preparing for the Harshe*s educa
tion...learning the Swahili language, and meeting with the other
missionaries to plan the programming for the coming year.

I am thankful for the remembrance of your interest and support for the
Lord's work here, please continue to pray that the Light of the Gospel

might reach the farthest corner of this dark coj^ine^^_^d bless you
all.

In Christiga'i^ve^'"

'(/I

Nancy Shewmaker.

The full letter from Nancy is posted


Visitors Sunday

SUNDAY Oct. 21st.

Bible School Attendance

150

Morning Worship l66


Evening Worship ^1

Mrs. H.E.Geyer,Jr.,4lOlt Deal St,


Mrs. Clarence Sutherland,iiOOl Grace
Mrs. Roy Streeter,Michigan City
Mrs. Ruth Biggs,Rochester,Minn.

SPECIAL APRICAN MISSION NITE

This Sunday at 700pm.Future Home

ELDERS AND DEACONS MEETING MONDAY

Builders Class in charge--See the


TV award winning film-ManganfiO_

NITE AT 7'30pm. Bring your child


ren to the partv while vou meet.
YOUR CHURCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS--

Mill
mmm i b

Yes, we need someone who


will volunteer to help with
a YOUTH PROGRAM. Experience

unecessary..a desird to help


young people is necessary.If

you are willing to make this contribution of yourself for Christ, His
Church and our young people, will you please speak to Brother Walther
or the chairman of our elders, Weddell Thornton.