Deadline to send in materials for Jan/Feb 2018 Issue is Nov. 15!
(Send NOW if possible)
When will I get the November-December 2017 issue?
It is scheduled to begin going out soon. Dated materials will be given priority.
What events go in the January-February 2018 issue?
Any event dated between January 5 and March 15 should go in Issue #6.
Good News Back from the Field!
39 Bible Study Requests! We have received 39 requests for Bible studies since last issue and have passed those along to HTH congregations. Year-to-date studies: 256.
Conversion in LaGrange, Ohio: Blake Hamm received the following note from Elaine Grover of LaGrange, Ohio, last week: “We recently had a baptism of a woman who came because of receiving House to House. She has been faithful in her attendance since then. Even if only one soul is added, it is worth the effort being made with House to House.”
Conversion in Clinton, Mississippi: Ricky Berger sent this message: ”I'm preaching in a gospel meeting in Clinton, Mississippi. One of the elders told me that they have a member who was converted by HTH; today she is an elder's wife. This elder also told me that denominational people in this area are always praising HTH. He has heard from multiple people within area denominations who have said, ‘Please do not stop sending HTH.’”
Conversion in Clemmons, North Carolina: Kevin Rutherford wrote: ”We baptized a woman from the community yesterday. She first heard about the church through the House to House mailing we do in Clemmons, North Carolina. She had been reading it for some time, then began watching our live stream, which is advertised in the House to House. Eventually, she began to worship with us, and after some Bible studies she was baptized into Christ. Thought you might want to hear a story of how your work with House to House is saving souls.”
Conversion in Albuquerque, New Mexico: While at PTP John Phyllis from Albuquerque, New Mexico, related an HTH conversion. The man and his wife had a Catholic and Seventh Day Adventist background, but both had been disenchanted with their respective religions. They had been seeking the truth for a number of years. They had received HTH in their mail for some time. One Sunday the husband decided he would visit the church that had been sending them HTH. He had informed his wife too late for her to get ready, so he came alone. He was amazed at the lesson, which was Bible-based. After the lesson, he was surprised to learn that it was a deacon who had delivered the lesson while their regular preacher was on vacation. He returned, along with his wife, and they continued attending and learning. They studied and were both baptized about four months following their first visit to the church of Christ. Two years later, she passed away. He attended PTP this year and was excited at the hope of seeing her again when they are reunited in heaven.
John also e-mailed us this update: ”Just got word today that one of his adult sons and his wife were baptized into Christ yesterday in Michigan where they live now." To God be the glory!
HTH in Mexico: Venancio Pita Valle wrote: “We inform you that we always receive your magazine in good condition. It is very interesting. We form four groups of six brothers and sisters each to distribute it. We also mail it free to a good number of people and congregations. Thank you very much brother Webster for making our work easy in the Lord. God bless you.”
HTH in France: We currently work with 14 churches in nine countries on each French issue. The churches are located in Benin, France (5 congregations), Guadeloupe, Haiti (2 congregations), the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Nashville, Tennessee, Quebec, Senegal, and Switzerland. We just sent our fifth and sixth French issues to print, and those will start arriving at their congregations soon.
The church in Strasbourg, France, recently wrote us this letter: “I am so grateful for your ministry and for the way you provide practical means for the church to grow in a society that is constantly changing and evolving. Your bulletins are extremely well done. They catch the eye and attention of the non-Christians out there. For a long time, we didn’t have tools to rival with the Jehovah Witnesses as far as publications were concerned. Now we finally have things to hand out to people that are better than theirs. It is very precious for us missionaries who often desperately lack resources for outreach. May the Lord bless you and maintain this good work.”
HTH Helps in Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey: Michael Love from the Brookhaven church of Christ in Houston, Texas, wrote to us to say, ”We want to thank House to House Heart to Heart for everything thus far. In addition, we would like the people to know that we passed out supplies to the community on September 13, 2017. The community came out and was thankful for the supplies. The church was introduced to many people whom we had never met. The Seed of God was planted with the distribution of the supplies. We pray that God will give the increase.”
Eatonton, Georgia: Margaret Mills from the Eatonton church of Christ in Eatonton, Georgia, came home from her recent trip to Polishing the Pulpit to find two new Bible study requests from their recent HTH mailing. She said, ”What a blessing to come home from PTP armed with new evangelism tools and energy to find two new House to House contacts!”
Keep sowing the seed!
Send us YOUR success stories. We hear all the time when we run into someone, ”Oh, I was going
to write you, but I never got around to it. We had a baptism from HTH. We have a study going on.
A member was restored. We added a family.” Be sure to share with others in the program so all can
be encouraged and be praying for success. Please e-mail your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Quiz Answers for Nov/Dec 2017 (Noah's Boat)
1. 120 years (Genesis 6:3)
2. Grace (Gen. 6:8)
3. Shem, Ham, Japheth (Gen. 6:10)
4. Gopher (Gen. 6:14)
5. 300 cubits x 50 cubits x 30 cubits (Gen. 6:15)
6. Yes (Gen. 6:16)
7. Yes (Gen. 6:21)
8. All, God, did (Gen. 6:22)
9. 7 (Gen. 7:2)
10. 2 (Gen. 7:2)
11. 7 (Gen. 7:3)
12. 40 days and 40 nights (7:12)
13. 600 (Gen. 7:6, 11)
14. 8 (Gen. 7:13)
15. God (Gen. 7:16)
16. All, nostrils, died (Gen. 7:22)
17. Mountains of Ararat (Gen. 8:4)
18. Raven, dove (Gen. 8:7–8)
19. Dove (Gen. 8:9)
20. Olive (Gen. 8:11)
21. Built altar, offered sacrifices (Gen. 8:20)
22. Smite (destroy) any more every living thing (Gen. 8:21)