LCR Communications

August 2019 Holman’s Update

August 10, 2019 The one-volume publication of the first five books of the Old Testament in Anufo has been completed, and the team has taken delivery of the books! Praise God. Thank you for praying! We hope to have our own copy for you to see when we come to visit. Pray that the stories of God’s chosen people and his dealings with them in these books will touch the hearts of the Anufo, including those who still follow their traditional religion and those who follow the other majority religion in the area. Tom is helping the Anufo team with exegetical issues in 1 Samuel. Second Samuel is also ready for checking. He is also helping the L team in Nigeria make 1-2 Timothy and James ready for printing as well as making preparations to check the rest of Matthew with them in October. The Waja team and I are making progress on 1 Corinthians because the internet connection has been good lately. Pray for good health and strength for them as they work on 1 Corinthians and other books in preparation for our visit there from October 3-26. Warmly in Christ, Mary Mary and Tom Holman


Barb’s time with Neighborhood Camp

A Special Thank You—from Barb Tuttle My time with Neighborhood Camp: what a group of faithful people at our church along with a group of neat kids! Thank you for the joyful notes, pictures, gifts and kind words. I’ll never forget my fun and joyful time. Blessings to Pastor Karen, Intern John, and each and ever one of you!


Outreach for Hope Bike Ride

Around the Corner with John the Intern

Biker rides (walks) in… Congratulations on a successful neighborhood camp this summer!  Isn’t it wonderful that Outreach for Hope sponsors such a great activity for so many kids…not only at our church but around the area.Did you know that there is an Outreach for Hope activity coming up – can you guess what it is? John – I’m guessing a bike ride??

The Outreach for Hope bike ride is coming up on Saturday, September 7.  This ride accounts for nearly half of the annual revenue needed to fund over 20 ministries.  And this year, there is a Racine/Kenosha area ride in Petrified Springs park. You can ride the entire 12 mile course or a portion of the course, enjoy a picnic lunch and fellowship with other participants.
John – sounds like fun, but what if I’m not able to ride?
Volunteers are needed to help with registration, distributing lunch and guiding riders along the trail.  Or you can sign up as a virtual rider.  Generous sponsors will be donating funds for everyone who registers as a volunteer or a virtual rider.
John – I’d love to help, but I have other plans that day.
No worries, we have an answer for that too!  You can make a donation or sponsor a rider or donate to their fundraising page.  Thanks to matching funds, each dollar donated is doubled and additional funds are donated for everyone who sets up a fundraising page and for each pledge to donate.
John – it sounds like fun, but does a bike ride really make that much difference?
The fundraising goal for this year’s bike ride is $110,000.  That may seem like a lot, but over the last 11 years, the bike ride has raised over $850,000.
All the specific information can be found on the Outreach for Hope website or just ask Pastor Karen or Intern John!


Important Announcement

Just a  note to our Congregation members:
There has been a rash of fraudulent texts and calls claiming to be clergy, specifically YOUR clergy person. It has happened to a few of our members through my cell number and I’ve seen many other pastoral colleagues making similar announcements about this scam as well.

Know this: We (Pastor Karen or Intern John) will NOT text you to request gift cards for someone in need. If you do get a text from “one of us”, with this request, please ignore and call or email us immediately. Our normal process for giving is directly through the church or through our approved giving portals. Thank you!!! Pastor Karen & Intern John


May 2019 Holman’s Update

Message from the Holman’s May 16, 2019
Thank you for your faithful prayers for us and for Bible translation. I am currently preparing to check 1 Corinthians with the Waja team. It’s one of the most difficult books to translate, so please pray for wisdom and insight for me and the team. Also pray for their internet connection. Currently I can’t even reach them by phone! Tom is helping the L team make the final corrections before they publish a trial copy of Acts. The Anufo team have Judges and 1 Samuel ready for us to check. Pray for good progress.
Yours in Christ,
Mary and Tom Holman
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