The brethren in Zion, Illinois have been supporting the preaching of the gospel overseas for many years. Within the past few years we have helped support men in India, China, South Africa, Nigeria, The Philippine Islands, Malaysia, Romania and the Czech Republic. We would like to introduce you to four of the men we are supporting on a regular basis.
Brother Bauer also preaches on the African continent -- he lives in Pinetown, South Africa. Although the political situation in South Africa is somewhat more stable, Doug has had to preach under very difficult circumstances.
Brother Smelser preaches for the Northwest Church of Christ in Germantown, Maryland (NW Washington, DC area). Dale preached for the brethren here in Zion many years ago, and is held in high esteem by all of the brethren here.
Brother Kerume is a native-born Nigerian preaching in his homeland. He lives in Benin City. Things have been improving in Nigeria over the past few years, but mail service is still slow and it is often difficult to communicate with brother Kerume. Lord willing, brother Keith Sharp will be able to visit with David Kerume in early 2006.
Brother Buchanon has been preaching the gospel for nearly forty years. His last full-time work was with the Eastside congregation in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In 2001 he resigned from his work there to devote his full energy to foreign evangelism. We have helped support him on his trips to Zimbabwe, the Philippine Islands, Belize in Central America, Scotland and a few other places.