Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish, will hold the first part of its annual mission conference on Sunday.
“World Missions: Heartbeat of God” will feature former missionaries Dennis and Nancy Cochrane, who spent many years among the Duna people in Papua New Guinea.
Dennis Cochrane currently serves as a minister-at-large for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Cochrane will speak during the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services on Sunday and again on Oct. 12.
During their years in Papua New Guinea, the Cochranes developed an alphabet for the previously unwritten Duna language, compiled a dictionary, analyzed the grammar, and prepared materials to help the people learn how to read. All of this made the eventual translation of the Bible into the Duna language possible.
For more information on conference events, call the church office at 924-4525.
Missionary visits two churches
Missionary Keith Jackson will be speaking at two Valley churches this month.
Jackson has spent several years in Zambia, Africa, where he makes his home in Kitwe, the second largest city. Jackson is preparing to return to Zambia in November, where he works in the northern part of the country serving the Bemba, Lamba, Luvale, and Ushi tribes.
Jackson will speak at the 10:50 a.m. worship service on Sunday at the Pasadena Park Church of the Nazarene, 8822 E. Upriver Drive. For more information, call the church at 926-5858.
Jackson will also speak at the 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 6 p.m. worship services on Oct. 12 at the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 10814 E. Broadway. For more information, call 926-1545.
Fund-raiser at Opportunity Christian
Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines, will hold a fund-raising lunch after the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
The church will be serving hot dogs, baked beans, cake, and a variety of beverages.
Proceeds will be used to purchase choir robes. There is not a set price for the lunch; diners are asked to to donate what they can afford.