Maranatha Class News – January 29, 2012

Here’s the news from Maranatha Class this week . . .

NEXT WEEK’S SPEAKER – We are thrilled to have Ed Payton, a Walter Brueggemann scholar, right here in our midst! Ed will be offering lessons over the next 2 Sundays from the works of this renown Old Testament scholar and theologian. Dr. Brueggemann will be the Barton-Clinton-Gordy Lecturer at the end of February.

Janet Purinton and Meredith Davidson & Richard Wansley – Thank you so much for your effort!

Birthdays (No Anniversaries this coming week)
Brenda Spencer – Jan. 29
Sarah Maldonado – Jan. 30
Susan Rose – Jan. 30
Paul Giessen – Feb. 2

Ray and Megan Gamero with kids Genevive and Josephine and Brian Hill

~ Super Bowl Auction Party is next Sunday!
~ Work Area on Missions is sponsoring a mission trip to Bolivia in July, It is a medical and construction trip. The cost for each participant will be $1000 (WAOM is picking up $1000 of the cost). There is a table in Bishops Hall for sign-ups and information
~ This is the final week for the canned food drive for the NE Oklahoma Food Bank- donations can be left in Bishops Hall
~ Lights on for Cookson drive begins next Sunday
~ The next class social will be February 11 – a Valentine’s Dinner at Ti Amos
~ Warren & Lynette Bennett Danskin shared information about a cruise to the Baltics they will be hosting starting September 6. Bishop Will Willimon will be the guest lecturer. There will be an informational luncheon on Feb 5, at Noon, in the Little Dining room off the kitchen.

Joys and Concerns
~ Lynn Russell asked for prayers for Jim Griffin who has cancer

Steve Nelson spoke about the new hand-illuminated Saint John’s Bible. A recording of his talk will be available on the Maranatha Class website.

Next Week
Hosts – Sharon Early and Bev & Mark North

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Engineers in Action

A note from Steve Jacoby.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Jacoby, Steven R. <STEVEN.R.JACOBY(at)>
Date: Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 4:44 PM
Subject: Engineers in Action

William – it has been a busy week and I am a bit slow in getting back to thank the class for its hospitality to Dr. Ruben Mamani, our office manager and mission coordinator in La Paz, Bolivia for Engineers in Action.  If you could distribute this with your weekly newsletter about class activity this it would be appreciated.  A couple of folks asked for a link to the EIA web site.

The base site is –

If you want to understand best what we do, I suggest you read some of the intern testimonials at –

If you would like to correspond directly with Dr. Mamani, his email address is –
Dr. Ruben Mamani <ruben775(at)>

Again thanks for your interest and support.  We will have a couple of our other engineers in Oklahoma October 20 to October 30 and will available to make presentations to interested groups after the 26th. If you are aware of any connections that we can make for projects or funding, we would welcome any input.  As I indicated in our brief presentation, we have found a significant model and have been very successful, but the ability to grow and meet the need is limited only by the ability to fund additional engineers.  Our growth from an initial budget of only $10,000 for year one to $250,000 in 4 years has been fantastic and has met many needs, but sadly many children and families continue to need our help.

Lastly, don’t let our name scare you away if you have an interest in helping.  Our work runs so closely tied to the Oklahoma Bolivian Mission and you do not need to be an engineer to become involved.  We have many non-engineering members or supporters.

Steve Jacoby

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