Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week 5]

Port Said Stadium RiotOn February 1st last year an Egyptian soccer match turned violent when fans of the opposing teams began to attack one another. The riot resulted in the death of 79 persons and well over 1,000 injured [source].

Unfortunately, this tragic story is back in the news this year as new riots have erupted as 21 people have been sentenced to death over last year’s Port Said Stadium disaster [source].

During the 5th week of 2012 there were a number of interesting Digital Sojourner posts including:

  • In A Galilean Happy Meal in The Hands of The Master brother Long Vo takes a look giving to the Lord’s even even during times of financial hardship. Drawing from his own personal experience and the Biblical account of the young boy who gave his 5 loaves and 2 fish to the Lord, Long challenges us to generously give to the Lord despite our own personal financial difficulties.
  • It has been said that a local church that does not have a presence online, is a church that to many people doesn’t exist. To this end brother Rey Reynoso offers some helpful advice on How to Build a Church Website
  • Brother Crawford Paul shared 4 Tips on Making Effective Videos to Promote the Gospel. As the importance of media grows for effectively reaching lost souls on the Internet, Crawford offers some very helpful tips for those who would endeavor to produce gospel oriented videos.
  • The most viewed article ever on Digital Sojourner was posted this week last year. The post Home Call: Dave Reid eulogized brother Dave Reid who unexpectedly died in a skiing accident. Many, including my wife who year earlier sat under his tutelage at Emmaus Bible College, have many fond memories of “Dr. Dave” and his ministry.

What was your favorite Digital Sojourner post of 2012 Week #5?


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Home Call: Dave Reid

Dave Reid April 3, 1937 - January 31, 2012

Our dear brother, Dave Reid, was called into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ yesterday. “Dr. Dave,” as he was fondly known, died in a tragic skiing accident in Utah. He was very active in the Lord’s work both on and offline.

Dave taught the Word of God at Emmaus Bible College from 1975-2003 where he was well respected by the student body and faculty alike. My wife, who was privileged to take one of his classes at Emmaus, recalls “…his enthusiastic personality and teaching style. I vividly remember how he brought the Old Testament to life, often referring to his visits to Israel.”

Much of brother’s Reid ministry has been preserved and is available online. Several of Dave Reid’s sermons are posted on the Voices For Christ website. You can also explore 39 years of his bi-monthly publication “Devotions for Growing Christians” on the www.growingchristians.org website.

To read more memories of Dr. Dave visit the Remembering “Dr. Dave” page on the Emmaus Bible College website.

Please pray for Dr. Reid’s family and loved ones during this very difficult time.


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