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Going Into Guyana

By the time you read these words, Lord willing, I will be in Guyana along with Dr. David Darrah and Rob Willingham (one of our deacons) from the Smithville congregation. Three others are making the trip this time — John. Green, an elder from the Keltonburg church of Christ, and Jerry Nash (preacher at the Dibrell church of Christ and proprietor and caretaker at Short Mountain Bible Camp) and his son Quentin Nash (a student at Freed Hardeman University). Our mission trip began when we left Smithville at 3 a.m. this past Thursday and will end when we return Tuesday August 17, arriving back in Nashville about 5 o'clock in the evening. After landing in Georgetown, Guyana Thursday about 11:30 p.m., we will travel about 65 miles down the coast to New Amsterdam, a city of about 30,000 on the Berbice River just a short distance inland from the Atlantic Ocean. While there we will work with the New Amsterdam church of Christ. The congregation where Samuel Singh serves as minister (the church in Smithville supports Brother Singh $100 per month). We will conduct a week long gospel meeting style campaign in the evenings and also classes for youth. Dr. Darrah will be conducting a medical clinic for week days (Monday Aug.9-Friday Aug.13), one at a local Lion's Club building, two at a member's house in a local neighborhood, and two at the church building. In addition we will dispense 100's of pairs of eye and reading glasses that have been donated and/or purchased.

Thank you for sending us to Guyana. Words from the apostle Paul in Romans 1:8 make me think of many of you: "I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world." Sacrifices have been made by many of you so that we could go. I am grateful to the elders for their continued interest in and support of world evangelism, and to each and every Christian who gives a dollar or says a prayer or speaks a word of encouragement to this effort. Brethren, pray for us. And as always, to God be the glory.- Dan Gulley 8/4/10T

Dann Gulley
Smithville church of Christ