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Mission Printing, Inc.
2707 Medlin Dr.
Arlington, TX 76105

Board of Directors
Tom Garner, President
Jack Brady, Vice–President
Doug Jarvis, Secretary
Roy Thomas, Treasurer
Tom Sarratt, Jr.
Richard Renfro

Vendall W. Dollarhide
home 817-656-0830
cell 817-504-1834

Office Administrators
Mary Carroll
newsletter, email,
department communication,
volunteer supervisor, etc.

Jessie Lee Caskey
mail, supporter
communication, supplies,
promotion, etc.

Alice Walker
bookkeeping, call center,
proofing, etc.


7:00 AM–2:00PM

Postal Changes Bring
Dramatic Cost Increases To Mission Printing

As you might be aware on May 14, the U.S. postal service will be raising its rates on domestic mail. You might not be aware that it is also making major and far reaching changes that will impact mail service across the globe and therefore to our ministry.

Mission printing currently, and for the past many years, has been shipping its material to areas throughout the world by surface mail. No matter the destination, the USPS had one shipping rate ($1 per lb.) for international surface mail. That is drastically changing. All international mail will not be by air transportation. Also, there will no longer be a flat rate based on weight. Countries will have rate categories assigned to them. These new rates will be anywhere from $1.60 to $3.75 per lb. This will cause Mission Printing to experience an annual postage increase of approximately 168%!

In order to get a better representation of what these changes mean to our work, consider the following comparison. The figures in the box below would arise if we took the low end of the new rates ($1.60) and the average of the new rates ($2.68) and apply them to our shipments in 2005 and 2006.

2005 shipments: 74,802 lbs.

present rate cost @ $1.00: $74,892
new rate cost @ $1.60: $119,827.20
new rate cost @ $2.68: $200,710.56

2006 shipments: 67,972 lbs.

present rate cost @ $1.00: $67,972
new rate cost @ $1.60: $108,755.20
new rate cost @ $2.68: $182,164.96.

INCREASE OF $120,000!

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As you can see, our shipping expense is going to increase dramatically. We are currently consulting with W.B.S. and other church sponsored ministries throughout the brotherhood in order to find possible solutions to lower our expense. The work of bringing the gospel to lost souls across the globe just got a little tougher.

We need everyone's support and prayers that Mission Printing will continue to be a powerful force and tool for the kingdom of God and that Satan will not be able to use this obstacle to his advantage!

It is the intent of Mission Printing that the gospel in its purity, power, and perfection will continue to be spread into all the world, from from any false theories or doctrines. The future holds many uncertainties, but we plan to pursue this work as long as our support continues and the Lord provides a way. After all, the Lord left His church in the world that we may see that it goes to “the uttermost part of the earth.”

We will not waver in our dedication to Christ and the lost souls for which He died!

Jesus exclaims in John 4:35, “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” Christ also states, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37–38).

Mission Printing's family is comprised of these laborers and we need your help in the harvest fields today and the days to come!

Vendall W. Dollarhide

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Board of Trusties Selects New Trustee

Mission Printing is excited to announce the selection of Brother Richard Renfro of the Belt Line Road Church of Christ in Irving, TX as a new member of our Board of Trustees.

new Mission Printing board member Richard Renfro

Brother Renfro has been married to his wonderful wife, Carolyn, for over forty years. They enjoy their two beautiful daughters and their families. Bro. Renfro has been playing senior softball throughout the country since retiring. Richard is one of three elders who shepherd the flock at Belt Line Road Church of Christ. He and Carolyn have been members of the Belt Line congregation for the past 50 years and are two of the original members. Belt Line has been very active in participating with the work at Mission Printing since its inception.

Richard retired after 35 years of traveling the world for Vought Aircraft. That experience helped him to do extensive traveling for the church to foreign mission fields. He has made visits to missionaries in Canada, Russia, Honduras, Bitragunta India, Chennai India, Kangayam India, France, England, Wales, and Tasmania Australia. The visits are helpful to see that Mission Printing's material and financial support is being properly utilized. The trips definitely encourage those with whom you visit. Richard funds his mission trips out of his own resources. Members of the Lord's body donate their "frequent flyer" miles to help him defer his cost for these trips. He plans to make some trips in the near future to see that all our efforts of spreading God's word are being well served throughout the world.  


Brother Renfro states, “I feel privileged to be one of the board members of Mission Printing and pray that I will be an asset in any way I can.” He also exclaims, “Let's do our part” to fulfill Matthew 28:18–20.


Alison Peveto
Westgate Church of Christ
Beaumont, TX

It should have been me praying in the Garden of Gethsemane,

and pleading with my Father that this cup would pass from me.

It should have been me disowned and denied thrice, by one I loved,

betrayed by a follower for a simple bribe.

It should have been me sentenced to death on the cruel cross of Calvary,

mocked by the soldiers who slaughtered me.

It should have been me, but it wasn't—

It was CHRIST!

He simply asks that I live for Him, a task so simple compared to His own.

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We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast, When others had Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess, our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what the other kids had, too.

Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them. She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.

We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work. We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie away at night thinking of more things for us to do.

She always insisted on us telling the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds. Then, life was really tough! Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when


the drove up. They had to come up to the door so she could meet them. While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16.

Because of our mother, we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever been caught shoplifting, vandalizing other's property, or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault. We never got drunk, took up smoking, stayed out all night, or a million other things other kids did.

Sundays were reserved for church and we never missed once. We knew better that to ask to spend the night with a friend on Saturdays. Now that we have left home, we are all God-fearing, educated, honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was.

I think that's what's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms anymore. Be and a mean mom and be proud of it!

“Her children rise up and call her blessed ...”

Proverbs 31:28


The Truth in Love Program
Comments on Relationship with
Mission Printing


Mark Teske
Executive Director, Truth in Love

I truly appreciate the longstanding partnership that we have enjoyed with Mission Printing and The Truth in Love program. I look forward to working together in the future as each strive to spread the gospel to a lost and dying world.

I have always appreciated the efficient us of resources that have characterized Mission Printing


throughout the years. Money that is donated to Mission Printing is used for its purpose and volunteers are effectively utilized to stretch that money as far as it can go. The amount of evangelistic material that covers the globe from this effort is truly amazing — especially when you consider how little it costs. You all have given a great example of how to run a “tight ship!”

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Ghana, West Africa

I write this letter with great joy and enthusiasm because of Mission Printing and the material that you shared with me. I was part of a group of thieves before Mission Printing reached out to my soul. Because of your ministry, I was introduced to the gospel. I now find myself among the saved, and it started with Mission Printing.

Andhra Pradesh, India

Mission Printing has sent our congregation many scriptural books and Bibles. We immediately began to distribute the material. Many people have responded and they are asking questions that we are attempting to answer according to God's will. One such question involves the ultimate plan of salvation.

I personally appreciate your work in the kingdom. In today's world, your printed material is essential to reach the people. We will pray for Mission Printing and for your continued strength.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Ennerdale Church of Christ
Philip King

I sincerely want to thank the staff, the volunteers, and everyone that supports Mission Printing. Thousands of people, including the churches of Christ in South Africa, have enjoyed and benefited from this material.

We are sincerely grateful for your partnership in the Lord's work here in Johannesburg. You are truly a great inspiration to our congregation! Thank you for loving us unconditionally and for supporting our work in the fields. Mission Printing's efforts are not in vain and you are highly appreciated.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Thank you very much for all the books that you sent for our work. Mission Printing is very important to our ministry in Nepal!

Igarra, Edo State, Nigeria
Jacob Stephan

We thank God for the work that Mission Printing is doing in the harvest fields! I wanted to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the three bags of books that you sent. The material has been vital in our work in the prisons and in the evangelism of Nigeria.

May the good Lord continue to bless Mission Printing for the assistance which you provide believers in order that they may grow and reach out to the lost.

Tulsa, OK
South Brooks Church of Christ
Marcheta Felts

Through one of our Bible class members, Mary Sarratt, we received 25 copies of the excellent study “The Overcomers” by Milo Hadwin to help us as we study Revelation. This is an outstanding resource and we look forward to the next three months study. Thank you so much!

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“I thank our Father for ministries like Mission Printing.”

Baguio City, Philippines
Midtown Church of Christ of Christ
Jonathan “JoJo” Ramos

I thank our Father for ministries like Mission Printing. You are constantly spreading the truthfulness of the gospel of Christ in all the nations and equipping the saints with the pure teachings of the New Testament.

We are asking you to help us by sending more printed material that can help us enrich our understanding and knowledge of God. We also are in need of material that will help us preach the truthfulness of the gospel of Christ to our friends and loved ones.

In our mountainous province, where the workers are very few due to the terrain, it is advantageous to distribute printed material to the people. We let God's word pierce their hearts and nourish their souls.

We have used your material that gathered from other congregations and from our congregation's bookshelves. I have personally learned a great deal and have matured in part of the efforts of Mission Printing. I thank God for that.

Brother Ron Pottberg, WBS, mentioned your name to me when he visited our Bible study center and saw our Mission Printing display. We give the material to those searching for the truth, visitors, and anyone that asks.

Thank you for hearing our plea and answering it.

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Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines
Central Luzon School of Preaching
Jovencio A. Gundayao

We are praying to our father in heaven that you are seeing much fruit from the great work that you are carrying out in the harvest fields.

I am working as an evangelist with the Tarlac Church of Christ and also helping several congregations in the northern area of Luzon. I am also working the preaching school which is self supporting.

We saw three of our students graduate in March from the two year program. After graduation, the young men began two months of field work in northern Luzon. The congregations do not have a preacher or the funds to support one, therefore, we will be helping them for the next couple of months. The fieldwork consists of gospel meetings, leadership seminars, house–to–house visits, distribution of tracts, and enrollment of students for WBS courses.

In connection with these activities, we request Mission Printing's assistance. WE need and can use any material which you are able to send. Any material that Mission Printing sends will be greatly appreciated.

We are aware of the crucial role of printed material in the proclamation of the gospel!

Andhra Pradesh, India

We are praying continuously for Mission Printing and all of its workers and supporters.

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New Karu,
Nassarawa State, Nigeria

We greet Mission Printing in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Thank you for all your effort towards the continuous spreading of the gospel of Christ to all corners of the earth by all means accessible to you!

Limpopo Province, South Africa
Emmanuel Netshivhambe

We received all of the material from Mission Printing today. Thank you very much. We will begin to distribute all of the material to the ten preachers that we have around former Venda.

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Kalomo, Zambia
Midways Church of Christ

I appeal to Mission Printing for help in the task of ministering the gospel to the nation of Zambia. I have enjoyed your books that I have come across; therefore, I decided to contact you and plead for your partnership in our work. Our potential is much greater with Mission Printing's help.

Chitimba, Ruwphi, Malawi

I thank your for hearing my requests. Your material truly helps me to spread the gospel to our country. Could you please send me more!

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Central Habana, Cuba

Thank you very much for you willingness to help me grow spiritually. While working on my physical education degree, I realized the calling of the God in my life and the need to mature it. That is when I was blessed to discover Mission Printing.

Monrovia, Liberia

We wish to extend our appreciation and love to Mission Printing for the wonderful work that is being done to spread the gospel to every part of the world. We rejoice at our relationship with Mission Printing!

St. George's, Grenada

I am a member of the church in St. George's, Grenada. Some of our women are engaged in visiting the hospitals and hand out many of Mission Printing's books. We are in desperate need of more!

“Thank you very much for your willingness to help me grow spiritually.”

Lubbock, TX
David & Maxine ?Fultz

We appreciate the great work you all do. May God continue to bless you in it.

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Ballard, Jerry

Bradshaw, Curtis & Wilma

Bates, Sandra Jean

Drake, Calvin & June

Bills, Evelyn Smithson

Cotham, Perry

Bradford, Chauncey

Coker, Norma

Brooks, Norma

Cathey, Emery & Ann Zene

Brown, Mary Helen

Bradshaw, Curtis & Wilma

Bryant, James

Roberson, Marcus

Burgos, Hector

Garner, Frances

Caskey, Flavil

Caskey, Louise

Caskey, Guy

Scott, David & Linda

West, Everett & Wanda

Coker, Ernest

Coker, Norma

Compton, Byron & Marie

Johnson, J.Y. & Jackie

Compton, Danny

Johnson, J.Y. & Jackie

Crutsinger, Joe

Durham, Ernest & Jean

Deaver, Roy

Cotham, Perry

Dixon, Mickey & Kathryn

Odom, Grace

Embrey, Tommy

Garner, Frances

Fawn, Cynthia

Chandler, Charles & Sue

Goff, Ruby

Arterburn, Alma

Carroll, Bruce & Mary

Green, Burton

Dixon, Mickey & Kathryn

Odom, Grace

Henslee, Gene

Chandler, Charles & Sue

Memorials & Honors
February 16, to April 12, 2007

Holmes, Darold

Ballew, Roy, Evelyn & Robert

Coleman, Don & Frances

Gray, Mary Archie

Horn, Don

Horn, Loyce

Hutsell, Esmer

Berry, Michael

Farquhar, Jean

Friends @ Handley church of Christ

Hamel, Russell & Janelle, Little Russell

Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. Carrol

Westfall, Steve & Pam

Westfall, Steven & Angela

Ingram, Laura

Tarver, Cleo & Judy

Johnson, Terry

Johnson, J.Y. & Jackie

Johnson, Tom & Gladys

Johnson, J.Y. & Jackie

Jones, Billy

Tarver, Cleo & Judy

Kimmel, Bill

Friends @ Highland Church of Christ

Coleman, Don & Frances

King, Clyde

Johnson, J.Y. & Jackie

Kurkendall, Maurine

Cotham, Perry

Lawrence, Louise

Hartin, Hubert & Walterrene

Nelson, Agnes

McCalip, Al

Hobby, David & Karen

McLeroy, Lorene

McClain, Gary

Cannefax, Ron & Helen

McCubbin, Orville

Thornton, Charles & Norma

Mills, Lamar

Braziel, Sherry

Dry, Johnnie

Pressley, Loy & Kaye

Snyder, John & Frances

Pace, Eugene

Garner, Frances

Parson, Wayne & Dorthy

Coleman, Don & Frances

Pearcy, Loraine

Shour, Carol

Pearcy, Odeal

Conyers, Thomas & Betty

Dawdy, Dot

Shour, Carol

Peterson, Cackie

Garner, Tom & Ouida

Rhea, Charles

Farquhar, Jean

Robbins, Ron

Garner, Frances

Satterfield, La Rue

Knick, Curtis & Mac

Sauls, MildredHartin, R.W.

Friends @ Handley church of Christ

Scott, John

Caskey, Jessie Lee

Coker, Norma

Dawdy, Dot

Fry, Robert & Dorothy

Scott, David & Linda

Hobby, David & Karen

Seymour, Ernest

Busby, Mary

Smith, Grace Tutor

McNeil, Dick &s Barbara

Springer, Kenneth

Fultz, David & Maxine

Springer, W.R.

Fultz, David & Maxine

Stokum, Mrs.

Paul, Grady, & Ruth

Turner, Lorene

Paul, Grady, & Ruth

Walker, Gordon

Cruse, Rober & Shirlee

Walker, Jimmy

Caskey, Jessie Lee

Garner, Tom & Ouida

Webb, Dean & Joy

Walker, Ryan

Caskey, Jessie Lee

Garner, Tom & Ouida

Henson, Harold & Sybil

Warner, Ima Jo

Caskey, Louise

Williams, Bobbie

Alonzo, Debra

Armstrong, Melvin & Evelyn

Ashworth, Ilene

Barnes, Gladys

Beverly, Billie

Beverly, Letitia

Brown, Estelle

Brown, Marvin & Linda

Easter, Jane

Gleghorn, Vera

Haddock, Jean

Hicks, Mark & Melissa (Beverly)

Jefferson, Betty

LaFerney, Jack & Frances

Melton, Max & Juanita

Meyer, Donna

Pond, Nancy

Price, Roberta

Prude, A.C. & Carolyn

Renfro, Richard & Carolyn

Ross, JC & Dessie

Scott, Mary

Selby, Stan & Doris

Shipp, Evelyn

Stull, Virginia

Swinney, Carol

Taylor, Robert & Cathy

Twentieth Century Book Review Club

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Vaughn, Keith & Cindy

Wade, Myrtle

Weise, Nikki

Wise, Mary

Zaun, Marinell

Yeldell, Pearl

Harris, Joyce

Holveck, Morris & Jean

Thornton, Charles & Norma

Young, Gracie

Cotham, Perry

Zandi. Cynthia Fawn

Garner, Frances


Jesse Lee Caskey

West, Everett & Wanda

Bill & Mattie Kimmel

Friends @ Highland church of Christ

Anniversary Honors

Guy & Wyvonne Robinson (60th)

The Dollarhide Family

Birthday Honors

Judy Branham (19th)

Vendall, Elizabeth, Caleb, Tyler, Courtney

Texana Burton

Lewellyn, Jess & Ann

Elizabeth Dollarhide

Vendall, Caleb, Tyler, Courtney

Rusty Russwurm

All the Russwurm Family

Memorials & Honors
February 16, 2007 to
April 12, 2007

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“We are bound to thank God always for you brethren, as it is fitting because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith ...”

II Thessalonians 1:3–4a

(24k) Belt Line Road church of Christ

Mission Printing has been blessed by God to have the Belt Line Road Church of Christ as part of its family. this congregation truly has a deep seated love for Christ and the proclamation of His message. The Belt Line congregation focuses its attention and energy on seeking the lost and sharing the gospel with the prayer that the Lord will add the increase.


The Belt Line Church of Christ is a body of believers that teach and follow only the pattern set forth in God's word. They are never willing to compromise or settle for anything less than what God has set forward. This Christ–centered congregation knows that the word of God is the only guide by which someone finds salvation and the eternal home in heaven. Passion for spreading the undefiled and pure truth of God's word is exemplified by the Belt Line Road Church of Christ. This passion is based on their uncompromising love for their neighbors, no matter when they may be found.

Belt Line has been a crucial facet of the Mission Printing family nearly from its inception. Two of Belt Line's members, Roy Thomas and Richard Renfro, are part of our board of trustees. Many of their members work weekly on collating material from Mission Printing. This dedicated congregation purchased their own saddle stitchers to aide in the work. One of their members, Dorris Walker, works at our building on Mondays and Wednesdays. He picks up material to be collated and takes it to the Belt Line building where many of the Christians joyfully work on the books.

Mission Printing is being effective in proclaiming the truth and fighting false teachers because of congregations like the Belt Line Road Church of Christ. The Mission Printing family offers its gratitude and love to this incredible congregation!

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If you are not on our regular mailing list and you make a memorial donation, you will receive the issue of the newsletter in which your memorial appears. If you wish to continue receiving the newsletter, please let Mission Printing know by contacting Mary Carroll. If we do not hear from you, your name will be removed from the mailing list. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. We are attempting to remove any expense that is not needed. Thank you for your support and prayers.


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