Update From Rev. Bryan Bult
Thank you friends, family, and prayer warriors! Home from the hospital now. Surgery went well. Lots of healing ahead. But wanted to reassure everyone I’m OK and that my face is intact. In fact, it might be an improvement. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your prayers, concern, and good wishes. Love to you all. I thank the Lord for you.
Update on Rev. Bult
Rev. Bryan Bult had surgery this morning and was expected to be released today. He will have follow up appointments in the morning. Please continue to pray. I will update as I hear any news.
Prayers for Rev. Bryan Bult
Pray for Rev. Bryan Bult, pastor of Fayetteville ARP Church, TN who was injured in a firework accident last night at his church. He is being prepped for surgery this morning. He has first degree facial burns and possible eye loss.
July/August 2016 ARP Magazine
Click on the magazine cover to the left to read the July/August edition of The ARP Magazine. Be sure to read the cover story on page 2 along with all Synod Coverage starting on page 6. The print magazine has a fun flip to it so you may notice some pages seem out of order on the digital magazine. Contact our office if you would like to receive a complimentary print copy.
Flood Relief for Virginia and West Virginia
Close to 9 inches of rain fell in Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Monroe counties in WV and Allegheny County in VA June 24. The ARP Churches and families in the area sustained minor damage limited to power and water outages and flooding in basements.
However, the communities of Rupert, Rainelle, and White Sulfur Springs in WV sustained heavy losses in property and life. Right now, crews from FEMA, the Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse, SBC Disaster Relief, and local churches are working to help people clear out their belongings and begin the process of repair and rebuilding.
Please continue to pray for our area and the long term rebuild. Pray for families who have lost loved ones and praise God that the loss is not as bad as it could have been.
Rev. Ike Hughes
Fairlea Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
A Disaster Relief Fund has been set up for the flood victims. Online contributions can be made by clicking the link below. You may also mail your check to the ARP Center, 1 Cleveland St., Ste. 110, Greenville, SC 29601. Be sure to write in the memo line Good Samaritan Fund. We will collect financial contributions through July 31. All contributions will be sent to Samaritan’s Purse.
Please be in prayer for those at the Horizon Conference this week. There are 288 students, 73 leaders and 29 ARP Churches represented. Horizon is the High School conference held at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. Quest, the Middle School conference, was last week with 275 students, 81 adults and 30 churches represented. Pray as the Lord works in the lives of these youth.
Also, pray for the various Vacation Bible Schools this summer at our ARP Churches.
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Day Two of General Synod
Vice-Moderator, Rev. Patrick Malphrus started the Wednesday Synod worship time by reading Luke 10:25. “What does it mean to love? We should love one another and everyone God sends our way,” Malphrus said. We need to be goers and doers.
The business section held a lot of discussion and concern over Erskine Seminary. Synod voted to support Erskine Seminary if they decide to separate from the college. Inter-Church delegates from the OPC, RPCNA and PCA were each able to speak to the floor of Synod.
Synod will conclude on Thursday with the nomination of the Moderator and Moderator-Elect. For a report of meeting highlights and motions from the 212th Synod meeting, check out the July/August ARP Magazine.