|Materials Furnished To Men In Africa|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 15 September 2010 09:22|
Dear MTZ Reader,
Below are two emails. One from Elder Sam Bryant, the other from Elder Vernon Johnson. I received the following via email yesterday. Bro Sam, in his email, shares some updates about the work in Africa. I am certain you will find the account encouraging! He also shares a current need for assistance in mailing brethren in Africa sound, Primitive Baptist literature and sermons. These brethren are not begging for your money. But, if our Gracious Lord places it upon your heart to contribute to this cause, many will be blessed.
******Elder Sam Bryant's email******
Beloved in Christ,
****** Brother Vernon's list of materials is below******
Dear Bro. Sam,
As you requested below is a list of the materials I am sending to the men in Africa who have shown an interest in the Primitive Baptist faith and believe they are called to preach:
Notebook # 1 - This I refer to as a bible study notebook and contains the follow general topics:
a. Purpose and utility of the scriptures.
b. Essays on the attributes of God.
c. Doctrines of Grace (Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Unconditional Election, and Preservation of The Saints. Also there are essays on the subjects of Foreknowledge, Predestination, Effectual Calling, Justification by the blood of Christ, and Glorification of the Saints. Moreover, essays on the three types of Justification (by blood, by faith, and by works), different callings in the scriptures, different elections in the scriptures.
d. Purpose and utility of the gospel.
e. Several essays on various topics under the general heading of Kingdom of God.
f. The ordinances, offices, manner of worship, and government of the New Testament churches.
g. Articles of Faith
Notebook # 2 - This notebook contains my notes on the books of Matthew, Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians
Notebook # 3 - This notebook contains the following studies:
a. 12 marks of the New Testament Church by Elder Hassell
b. Elder Joe Holder's book that he wrote covering the teachings of the book of James.
c. Elder Michael Gowens notes on the book of Hebrews.
d. Elder Michael Iveys pamphlet on Repentance in the Pulpit and the Pew.
e. Elder Michael Gowens dissertation on Temporal Salvation.
f. Elder Michael Iveys essay on Overruling Providence of God.
g. My essays on the Signs and Wonders of the bible.
Notebook # 4 - This notebook contains the following studies:
a. Elder Joe Holder's pamphlet on Faith.
b. Elder Joe Holder's pamphlet on Love, Fear, and Trust.
c. Bro. Tom Hagler's book on How One is Born Again.
d. Elder Michael Gowen's Notes on the book of Luke.
In addition, I send the men an MP3-CD Player so that they can listen to sermons on CDs in MP3 format.
I send 19 CDs of sermons that contain approximately 1600 sermons by a great number of Primitive Baptist Elders. About 700 of the sermons are by Elder Sonny Pyles. Approximately another 70 sermons are by Elder Lonnie Monzingo, Jr., About 200 of the sermons are by Elder Joe Holder, About 100 of the sermons are by Elder Buddy Abernathy, another 60 of the sermons are by Elder Ronnie Lawrence. In addition there are sermons by Elders Sam Bryant, John Conley, Ed Kirkpatrick, Michael Ivey, Michael Gowens, Tim McCool and numerous sermons by many elders taken from Elder Keith Ellis' website and also sermons recorded at Denton Primitive Baptist Church.
To most of the men I send KJV bibles to meet the needs of their congregations. In Zambia I frequently send song books as they are an English speaking nation.
When men have progressed in their studies with good understanding of the doctrines of grace and fundamentals of the church I send additional notebooks to them:
Notebook # 5 - My notes on the book of Revelation
Notebook # 6 - This notebook contains the following topics:
a. Writings of Elder Joe Holder on the book of Daniel.
b. Writings of Elder Joe Holder on the book of Collossians
c. Writings of Elder Wilson Thompson entitled "Simple Truth."
Notebook # 7 - This notebook contains the following:
a. Elder Philip Conleys first book entitled Morning Thoughts
b. Essay by Elder Michael Ivey entitled "Bible Doctrine of Original Sin."
c. The book by Bro. Tom Hagler entitled "Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth."
I am still putting together a large number of writings for future notebooks.
As you requested my cost for sending the packages to Africa are as follows:
1. A package containing the first four notebooks, an Mp3-CD player, and 19 CDs cost $55.95 to mail in a large flat rate box by U.S. Postal service. This is considerably cheaper than by any other means that I have found.
2. The MP3-CD player cost about $20.
3. Each notebook consists of about 350 pages (175 sheets of paper as I print on both sides). The cost of the notebook is approximately $1-$2. The cost of the dividers is about $1.50. The cost of the print paper is about $1 per notebook. The cost of the toner is about $1 per notebook. The cost of maintenance of the High Volume HP LJ printer I approximate to be about $2 per notebook. Total cost per one notebook is about $7. For four notebooks this totals to $28.
4. Cost of Jewel cases for 19 CDs is about $5. Cost of each CD is about $.15 Total cost of 19 CDs is about $3.
5. $55.95 + $20 + $28 + $5 + $3 = $111.95 RT $112.
The cost of sending bibles is as follows:
I can purchase KJV bibles for about $2 each. These are paper back bibles and the print is 8 point. For those who require giant print bibles the cost of the bibles goes to about $5 each. I can get approximately 13 KJV bibles in a large flat rate box. The total cost to send the 13 bibles is $55.95 + $26 = $ 81.95 RT $82.
I am currently sending out about 15 packages per month @ $55.95 per box mailing cost and in addition the cost of the contents.
I hope this helps.
My mailing address is:
3670 Lee Johnson Farm Rd.
Farmersville, Texas 75442
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