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David Smith dies

BIG SANDY, Texas--David P. Smith of Big Sandy died July 12 after a long illness.

Mr. Smith, 58, was a graduate of Ambassador College, Big Sandy, a U.S. Army veteran, a home builder, a former city councilman and mayor of Big Sandy and a member of the Worldwide Church of God.

Survivors include Mr. Smith's wife, Linda Moll Smith, a former writer for independent Church of God newspapers In Transition and The Journal; sons Shane Smith, Rory Smith and Rafferty Smith; five sisters; and four brothers.

Write Mrs. Smith at P.O. Box 409, Big Sandy, Texas 75755, U.S.A.

Death and resurrection

FLINT, Texas--Mark Armstrong announced that the Garner Ted Armstrong television program is airing on the "i network" (formerly Pax TV) on Thursday mornings at 6:30 eastern time.

A recent program was on the death and resurrection and brought (together with responses from other stations) 576 responses, including 270 new responders.

Another recent program, offering a booklet called Is Jesus God?, attracted 250 responses, Mr. Armstrong said.

Contact the GTA Evangelical Association and the Intercontinental Church of God at P.O. Box 747, Flint, Texas 75762, U.S.A., or (903) 561-7070.


67 percent increase

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--The Journal's Web site has had 67 percent more visitors in the first eight months of 2006 than in the same period a year ago, announced Alan Ruth.

"The site has served 232,533 visitors as of Aug. 25, Mr. Ruth, The Journal's Web-site manager, said.

To place advertisements on the site, contact Mr. Ruth through

In Transition articles found

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--Alan Ruth, who manages The Journal's Web site (, announced the posting of articles from In Transition, an independent Church of God newspaper published by John Robinson in Decatur, Ind., in the 1990s.

In Transition published 22 monthly issues, from May 1995 through January 1997.

Articles newly posted include reports of a board member of the UCG recommending that local congregations accept members' tithes; a list of elders fired or retired from the Worldwide Church of God; an interview with Dr. Roderick Meredith; Hank Hanegraaff's claim that he was instrumental in the WCG's doctrinal changes; and "Did WCG Leaders Have a Doctrinal Agenda?," from the August 1995 issue.

The direct link to the IT articles is The special section of The Journal's Web site is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Robinson.

ABC of the UCG

MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God's Ambassador Bible Center, under the direction of the church's ministerial-services department, graduated a class of 53 Aug. 13.

The class is the largest ever for the program, which consists of instruction mostly centered on Bible topics for a term of about seven months.

This year's class brings to 374 the total number of graduates over ABC's several years of existence. A church spokesman commented that 45 students have already been accepted for the 2007 session.

For more information see

Another CLA

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.--The Christian Leadership Academy (CLA) has started up a new organization to preach to the general public, the Christian Leaders Assembly, announced Billy Stefek of Killeen, Texas, a CLA official.

Mr. Stefek announced live weekly teleconference messages designed for the general public at 3:30 p.m. each Sabbath. To listen in, call (563) 843-5600 and enter the code 435211#.

The connection is free; the only cost is normal long-distance charges from your phone company.

New book

BRISBANE, Australia--Australian John Morgan, a former Worldwide Church of God member, has published a new book, Flying Free, that he thinks may be of interest to Church of God members who don't attend church anywhere.

For information on buying the book on CD, go to

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