Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
February 23, 1967

News & Notes

Clyde O. Moore, 2706 Paul Avenue Lufkin, Texas 75901

Along the Far Western U.S. - Mexico Border — January through December yearly report Charles F. House, P. O. Box 641, San Luis, Arizona USA - 85349, December 31, 1966--During this year January-December 1966 along this border, there were seven restorations, one identification, plus seventeen baptisms reported to the brotherhood.

A new Church was started among the Spanish speaking people at Vista, California USA.

The church property at San Luis R. C.SONORA MEXICO became nationalized, which means that now, SAN LUIS is recognized by the Federal & Local governments of Mexico as a Church, with all rights, as provided under their constitution. The work in Mexico is very slow and very difficult. A Church building is very necessary as an aid to the native evangelists, since the Mexican people, due to their experience with the Roman church, and until taught differently by means of the Gospel, still consider the church building "holy", and the place where God, Christ, & The Holy Spirit dwell.

To all the churches and all of the individuals who have helped all of the evangelists we express our deep appreciation. MUCH progress has been made among the Spanish speaking people. It is the Gospel that has done it.

The following faithful evangelists working along the far western U.S.-MEXICO border and their regular places of work are listed below.

GABRIEL ORTIZ, evangelist - Vista, California MELQUIADES DOMINGUEZ, evangelist - Tijuana B. C. Mexico

SANTOS GOMEZ, evangelist -Tecate B. C. Mexico.

ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ, evangelist - El Porvenir B. C. Mexico ANDRES GUTIERREZ, evangelist-Mexicali B.C. Mexico.


FIDEL CISNEROS, evangelist - Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico.

Let us every one remember all of these faithful brethren in our prayers.

We would be pleased to add your entire membership to our mailing list if you will but send us the directories of the churches where you worship.

God bless you all, and thanks again and again for your interest.


THOMAS FILLMORE BOHANNAN, born to the marriage of William N. and Martha Evelyn Bohannan December 17, 1880 in Madison County, Arkansas. He was married to Clara Powell at Drakes Creek, Arkansas on February 24, 1910. She was his life's companion, preceding him in death by five months and eleven days. To this union was born four children, all surviving him. Three sons, Theron N. Bohannan, Iris N. Bohannan, and Olaf G. Bohannan, all of California. One daughter, Geneva (Bohannan) West of Hereford, Texas. He is survived by eleven grand children and eighteen great-grand children. Two brothers, W. N. Bohannan of Fullerton, California and A. N. Bohannan of Granger, Washington, one sister, Mrs. J. W. Triplett of Van Nuys, California and a host of friends. He passed from this life at his home in Van Nuys, California, November 6, 1966, at 3 P. M., at the age of 85 years, 10 months, and 20 days.

Brother Tom Bohannan was baptized into Christ in the summer of 1908 at Drakes Creek, Arkansas. He was baptized by the hands of Brother Jim Towery and humbly served his Lord for 58 years, being a faithful member of the church of Christ until his death. Brother Bohannan was an inveterate student of the scriptures and was consequently well versed in them. He had lived in various communities during his long life and served the Lord wherever he had lived. His places of residence included Elkhart, Kansas, 1919-1920; Oklahoma panhandle near Eva, 1920-1925; Moore, Oklahoma, 1927-1931; near Hereford, Texas 1931-1941. From 1941 to time of his death he resided Van Nuys, California. For about three and one-half years, he had worshipped at Winnetka Avenue Church of Christ, Canoga Park, California, where two of his sons serve as elders, Olaf G. Bohannan, and Theron N. Bohannan. His life and influence speaks for itself in a Christian family and much service to the Lord and it will continue to bear fruit for years to come.

The living example of a great and enduring faith the Lord and His church will be missed by all who knew and loved him.