Weekly Article - 9/29/21

Golden Valley Christian Church


            Midway is one of the United States’ territories.  It is a distant part of the Hawaiian chain of islands.  Midway is an atoll, which is a narrow ring of coral reef, circling a body of water.  During World War II, Midway became famous because of a major Naval battle between the Japanese and American fleets.  The American military had built an airfield, later called Henderson Field, and a communication center on this tiny plot of land.  After the attack at Pearl Harbor, where the American Navy was nearly decimated, the Japanese Navy gained superiority.  When the Japanese decided to capture the Midway Atoll, the American Navy was prepared for the attack, destroying or crippling four of the Japanese aircraft carriers, a cruiser, and hundreds of airplanes, plus nearly three thousand Japanese lives, taking back the superiority of the Naval warfare.  This was the “Battle of Midway,” and was depicted in a Hollywood film by the same name.  It was also the turning point in the war with Japan.  Today, approximately forty people live on this atoll, and it is designated as a wildlife refuge, mostly for birds.  The turning point for the Israelites was the entrance into the promised land, as told in Joshua 1:1-9; 3:14-17.

            The chronological life of Christ is the Bible study topic, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.  The GV Charity Crafters meet on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM.

            Mike Pabarcus, a representative of Mission to Russia, was the guest speaker at GVCC last Sunday.  He gave a short message and an update of this mission, which GVCC supports.  Mission to Russia is a devoted project of Ron and Ginny Cook, of Valley Center, Kansas.  Besides founding a church in Kostroma, Russia, a school was also established, called Light to the World Christian Academy.  The original church is now planting other churches in Russia.  The Academy is full, and every year, there are many more applications than they can accept.  Thus, there is a great need for the expansion of this Christian school.  In his message, Dr. Pabarcus encouraged us to be “light in the darkness.”  In order to live our lives as a true Christian, we must follow Jesus’ example, loving others and sharing the gospel (Matt 5:13-16).

            Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 AM, and the morning worship service is at 10:30.  Our interim minister is Elmer Fuller, and our website is www.goldenvalleycc.org, where you will also find links to access our Facebook page and YouTube sermons.  We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.

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