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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 13

updated: July 8, 2019

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Teenager survives broken home through love of church

BRISTOL, Va. (July 9, 2019) -- Nate Roark was sleeping in the same room when his father died from renal failure. "I woke up to hear him coughing his last few breaths," says Roark, who was 12 at the time. Five years later, the 17-year-old survivor of a broken home is an aspiring preacher and recent winner of the Denman Evangelism Award. Roark was surprised by the award on June 11 at the Holston Annual Conference, when his name was called out in front of an audience of about 1,800 in Lake Junaluska, N.C. As an active United Methodist, Roark ... Read more

Commentary: The state of evangelism in Holston Conference

BRISTOL, Tenn. (July 9, 2019) -- In 1744, John Wesley was asked a series of questions on his expectations of preachers. His answers became known as the “12 Rules of ... Read more

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Here are some of the links and stories in the July 11, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Teenager survives broken home through love of church> Commentary: State of ... Read more