Hazard grad releases new book
by Herald Staff
A Hazard High School graduate who went on to join the ministry and complete missionary work abroad has released his autobiography.
My Journey Through the Myopic Zone is a 264-page book written by Rev. David E. Newell, who has experienced very nearsighted vision since his birth in 1941.
In his book, Dave describes some of the challenges he faced in his early childhood, his elementary and high school years, his preparation for ministry, in his married in 1964 and in his missionary service on the islands of Bonaire and Guam, and in the states of Kentucky, New Jersey and Georgia.
This book includes many evidences of God’s unlimited grace and faithfulness, in spite of vision problems, in Dave’s unusual journey of life through the Myopic Zone.
Dave is currently a resident of Ogelthorpe County, Georgia, and the husband of Anna Gay Chapman Newell. He is also the father of two daughters, Gaylene and Holly, and one son, Philip. He is an MK (Missionary Kid), was raised in southeastern Kentucky and graduated from Hazard High School in 1959.
After receiving his B.S. degree from Philadelphia College of Bible in 1963, Dave Studied radio electronics at Philadelphia Wireless technical Institute. In 1966, he was ordained to the Gospel ministry and began his missionary service. He holds a Commercial Radiotelephone Operator License issued by the Federal Communications Commission, as well as an Amateur Radio License with call sign WA4DUP. He is a member of the Amateur Radio Missionary Service.
Dave helped establish the Pacific Independent Bible Church in Guam, and was named “Alumnus of the Year 2000” by the Philadelphia Bible University (formerly Philadelphia College of Bible).
As an accomplished artist, Dave works with oils, India ink and lecturers chalk, and he has drawn a series of cartoons, titled “Life with Amos,” for the Bonaire Feedback. He has written many editorial and articles for The Reaper. Dave also has a special interest in trains and depots, especially those related to the former Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and he is a member of the L&N Historical Society.
Dave and his wife are now serving with Neighborhood Gospel Missions in Lexington, Ga., on local from Source of Light Ministries.
To receive a copy of Dave’s book, you may contact the author at David E. Newell, 132 Taylor Road, Lexington GA 30648, or via email at denagn.@peoplepc.com.
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