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Around the World: Foot washing in the Philippines, a youth camp in Nigeria and more quick takes

Around the World is our monthly rundown of news briefs, links and quotes from Churches of Christ all over the globe. Got an idea for this column? Email Erik Tryggestad at erik@christianchronicle.org.

Featured image (above): Mitch Wilburn, preaching minister for The Park Church of Christ in Tulsa, Okla., speaks on the Mount of Olives, a limestone ridge just east of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Wilburn and Park elder Don Millican helped bring the stories of the Bible alive as they taught during a recent tour of Israel by a group of church members.

PHILIPPINES

LUZON — Members of the Tuao Church of Christ in this northern Philippines island took turns washing each other’s feet during a recent Sunday service.

Church members cited Jesus’ example from John 13, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

A few days later, the congregation distributed 80 pocket-size New Testaments in the local language, Ilocano, during a school assembly for parents. The Philippine Bible Society provided the New Testaments.

NIGERIA

Prince Ugbe

OBUDU — The Darrell Memorial Bible Institute, which trains preachers to serve Churches of Christ in this West African nation, focused on the next generation of believers recently. The institute hosted its first Christian youth camp. About 160 youths and 25 adults participated, director Prince Ugbe said.

Students at the institute plan a weeklong evangelism campaign in the town of Bebi, about 16 miles east of Obudu. The campaign will include “door knocking, public, open-air teaching and indoor classes for the elderly and children,” Ugbe said.

UNITED KINGDOM

BIRMINGHAM — “The Beginning of All Things” was the title of a recent online seminar hosted by the Great Barr Church of Christ.

Christians logged in from about 30 computers and mobile devices, including one from the U.S., according to a report by coordinators Sola Adeosun and John Onyebuchi.

Graeme Morrison of the Corby Church of Christ spoke on “evidences to support the origin of life and the universe in general using both science and the Bible,” the coordinators said. Mike Glover of the Aughton Church of Christ focused on the “eternal love and kindness of God toward mankind as demonstrated in the sacrifice of Jesus.”

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