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- January 11,2012 Page 3 ALMANAC THE ILLUSTRATED BIBLE Almanac sponsored by Albany Stoves Inc. I ,te*Nl$1 V|l I.e. I er itu res I_ ,,, )41-928[4986 I - -- High Low Precip Sunny, with showers and clouds I Jan. 3 80 32 . 10 starting over the weekend. Forecast Temperatures -sales &ser ice Highs in the high 40s. Lows in sweeps Jan. 4 57 39 .01 m Installations Inspections Jan. 5 56 44 .05 Jan. 6 53 32 .03 Jan. 7 49 36 .02 Jan. 8 45 31 .00 Jan. 9 47 33 .00 Precipitation to date: 00.21 Jan. 12, 2011:00.82 the 30s and low 40s. Weather information courtesy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Call 367-5132 for updated stream flow information. Lake Levels Foster Reservoir: 616.1 Green Peter Res.: 935.9 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree'),.. .,,that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ ]esus, that we might receive the promtse of the Spiritthroughfaith. ~GA ,ATLgN.S 3:1314 t* _ - -_-_- _ -_ - __-__ --_- -__ : - -_-_ _--__- _-___" From page 2 in 1981 to work at Clear Lumber. where he worked during the sum- mer while in high school. He credits Jim Stock and the others there for helping him de- velop his work ethic, he said. Clear Lumber was part of his formative years. He worked there for about a year before entering a discipleship training program in the Mennonite Church. From there, he assisted his brother-in-law Joe Sanchez at a church in Tonopah. Nev., a town that then numbered about 6.000 in population. He also worked as a trash collector in the mornings and as a teller at the Bank of America in the afternoons. Tonopah is down to about 1.500 today after elements of military test sites were closed and contract work moved, Myers said. That was the area where the stealth bomber and fighter were tested. He remained there from 1985 to 1995. He returned to Oregon in 1995 and was on staff at a local church for about five years when he transi- tioned to more global missions. His calling was "a combina- tion of a few things. I grew up in a pastor's home. My mom and dad were very given to the church." Like his father, he enjoys in- Photo by Sean C. Morgan Gary Myers, here with a map of Luzon, in the northern Philippines, is headed there this week to help train local Christian leaders. Local colleges announce Honor Rolls The following Sweet Home- area students at Linn-Benton Com- munity College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during fall term, September to December 2011 (not including pass/no pass or incomplete Senator to visit Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a tO%vn hall in Linn Coun- ty at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the IBEW Central Electrical Training Center, 33309 Hwy 99E, Tangent. He will update constitu- ents on his work in Washing- ton, D.C. and answer their questions and invite sugges- tions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America. .credits): Lisa R. Anthony, Chelsea M. Baker, Tammy D. Batten, Shaun L. Bickford, Dayla R. Cherry, Elya Christman, Tanna R. Clark, Jesse C. Clayton, Angela C. Clegg, Charles T. Corey Jr, Jason R. Dearborn, Brigitte J. Fagan, Marta J. Francisco, Heidi J. Hegge, Chaffy J. Hemphill, Rachel A. Jackson, Derek L. Jaques, Jennifer L. Joslin, Darien N. Lopez, Keenan Martin, Shenea L. Matthews, Scott N. McKee, Michael E. McQueary, Victoria Miller, Terra L. Nelson, Michaella Parks, Danyelle N. Peter- men, Sandy C. Reynolds, James D. Robinson, Robert E. Ross, James J. Rotenberger, Mallory R. Surplus, Ronald Turner, Katie R. Ufford, Jill J Free Pregnancy Tests J 367-2447 ~u=.,~/~ 1344 Main St. V v Open Mon.&Wed. 12-5 www.possi blypreg na nt.org M. Wilson and Taylor Wilson. Three Sweet Home-area stu- dents were named to the Western Or- egon University President's List for the Fall 2011 quarter. Finishing with a 4.0 GPA was Sarah Anne King. Finishing with GPAs in the 3.5 to 3.99 range were Lacey Nicole Av- ery and John Charles More. vesting in people and their poten- tim for leadership, Myers said, and he grew up in a strong church en- vironment. At the same time, boundaries and borders frustrate him. he said, and a job had to be more signifi- cant than the money. He became increasingly interested in cross- cultural, overseas and church-re- lated work. As he entered his 40s. "it was on a flight from Rwanda to Johan- nesburg," he said. "At that mo- ment. I felt like God was calling me to give my life to serve the church in specific church leadership, to Gospel proclamation and building spiritually strong church leaders. That grippedmy heart." Experience and details since then have confirmed his convic- tion. he said. The challenge going into other cultures is not to impose the west- ern church on the people, he said. The missions leaders have plans, but they have to work with the lo- cal culture. "I want to be careful not to superimpose what I think is best over the top of the Filipinos," My- ers said. He must be careful not to push Ocampo aside. Ocampo is an experienced church planter in the Philippines, Myers said, and he's also planted a church in Israel He said he sees his role as similar to that of the Timo- thy, Silas or Barnabas, who assisted the Apostle Paul in the Bible. "I am absolutely totally ex- cited," Myers said. "I feel like I'm leaving home to go home." He attributes that to God, he said. "If we submit, I think we find our greatest joy in that." He loves the Philippines, he said. "The people are very warm- hearted. I find them to be especial- ly hospitable, and for the most part a very polite culture." Filipinos tend to be very_ fam- ily-oriented, he said, and that has substantially imPacted how he sees his own family. He returned from his last trip with a new appreciation for his own family. NE TAKE THE BUS! Foster ] Sweet Home ] Lebanon I Albany Stops Include LBCC, Walmart & The Heritage Mall kinn Shuttle & Sweet Home Dial-A-Bus 541.367.4775 linnshuttle.com The landscape is banana trees. bamboo and acacia trees where he is headed, and up in the mountains, it's jungle, Myers said. He finds the rice paddies as beautiful as rye grass fields here at home. "The flowers are unique and beautiful." he said. "It's a tropi- cal setting, so there's tremendous beauty in all of that." The sun is up at 6 and down at 6 all year long, he said. while the- temperature is about 85 degrees with humidity in 90s. For more information about Myers and his work, visit his blog at philippinesnw242.com or email him at ~-mail.com. His church may be located on the web at valleylife.org. 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