COST & GIFTS.
The Bible Study Monthly is sent free to all who request it. We give information about costs because some readers wish to have guidance for their gifts. In view of increased costs of printing and postage and the current foreign exchange rates, it now costs approximately £10 or the equivalent in overseas currency to produce and dispatch one copy of the magazine to a UK or overseas address through one year (6 copies). BFU income is greatly augmented by readers who pay UK tax and who sign a form or write a letter to indicate that all money sent to us is a gift. This should be dated but need be done only once.
MAGAZINE & OTHER PUBLICATIONS' CONTENT.
We wish to make all BFU publications of maximum benefit for all ages and in every land to which they go. We try to use language that can be understood by this wide variety of readers and also important is the length of articles and careful updating of those reprinted. We try to maintain high spiritual values and everything published is believed to be worthy of consideration by our readers. Nevertheless not everything published is necessarily the opinion of those responsible for the editorial work.
It was an oversight that the publications list was omitted from the March/April issue and the inserted 'request form' was intended to replace the 'list'. The Lord overruled this change and within a few weeks a thousand booklets had been sent out in response to 'requests'. We much appreciate those readers who have kindly sent the cost of postage but others who cannot do this should not hesitate to 'request their needs'. It should be remembered when ordering larger numbers of several booklets that these are intended for personal contact rather than indiscriminate distribution. BFU literature is sent free and should not be sold by anyone.
READERS ARE SPECIALLY REQUESTED TO NOTE
Bible Fellowship Union is a registered charity that publishes and distributes its own literature. We do not send out Bibles or other books. BFU cannot send relief goods or stationery. We cannot send money abroad nor can we invite or sponsor visitors from overseas. There are other charities that deal with relief goods overseas and enquiries should be made directly to them.
The Christian African Relief Trust is one such charity which does a wonderful work in helping the needy in Africa and in co-operating with other charities in sending relief to other parts of the world. Its Trustees and Staff work voluntarily and they take no expenses. CART ensures that what is sent overseas really does reach those in need. CART newsletters and web-site are very informative about every aspect of its relief work with news of the benefit that the recipients are getting from what is sent. CART has accumulated great expertise in its various fields of activity, collecting, repairing, despatching in the liaison with receiving Churches. It also has a fine shop that raises money for transport costs. Contact address for CART is Mr.Guildford Tompkins. White Gate Tinker Lane Lepton Huddersfield HD8 0LR
GAINSBOROUGH HOUSE continues to serve God's people as a residential home for elderly brethren and a centre where friends can enjoy worship and study. There is also other Christian fellowship in the area. Gainsborough currently has six residents and space for five or six others. The trustees would welcome enquiries and these may be made through the Bible Study Monthly address. Maintaining this fine house with its ongoing repairs is a big responsibility and the trustees are grateful to those who remember their work in prayer. Please pray also for the residents, the housekeeper and all those associated with Gainsborough Centre. Visitors are welcome to enjoy all the facilities of the centre and full board or bed and breakfast are available. Bookings should be made through the resident housekeeper, Mrs.Corrinne Vaughan at 01963 250 684.
Please do not write or ring Corrinne except for booking
Gone from us
Sister Molly Brockis (Sudbury)
"Till the day breaks and the shadows flee away"