Mar
26
2015
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THURSDAY, 3/26/15

Today’s Bible reading - Deuteronomy 5:1- 6:25 Luke 7:11-35 Psalm 68:19-35 Proverbs 11:29-31

We had a really good day in our services yesterday morning and evening.  The Spirit was excellent and the attendance was very good.  Thank you to those who are faithful to attend!

Scott Fontenot will have a heart cath tomorrow.  (Nanette sent me an e-mail sharing this with me asking me to come down and pray with her yesterday?  Folks, any man married to Nanette for the past thirty something years would need a heart cath!  I am surprised Scott has made it this long!)  Pray that the doctors can get a clear picture of what is taking place in Scott’s heart!

Dave & Becky were in the service last night.  Becky remains positive.  I continue to pray “big” for her and her situation.  Dave’s mother was not discharged from the hospital yesterday but should be today.  Becky begins chemo treatments on Monday.

Attempted to visit with Junior’s mother yesterday but the physical therapists were working with her.  She remains in ICU.  Keep praying for her.

As far as the Friendship family is concerned, we are hospital free for the time being.

The west side of the auditorium was asphalted yesterday.  Looks good.  Do not know how much they will be able to do today because of the possibility of rain.

The women’s ministry is going to Mt. Vernon tonight to minister to the women in the rehab home there.  They will leave the church at 5:00PM and all women are invited to join them.

The monthly Mission of Hope service takes place tomorrow night, 3/27, beginning at 7:00PM.  Bus leaves the church at 6:15PM.

High attendance day this Sunday, 3/29.  Pray, attend, and bring others with you.

I pray that you will have a great Thursday with Jesus.

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Mar
25
2015
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WEDNESDAY, 3/25/15

Today’s Bible reading - Deuteronomy 4:1-49 Luke 6:39-7:10 Psalm 68:1-18 Proverbs 11:28

I spoke with Max Peacock via the phone yesterday afternoon and they were in the process of discharging him from the hospital.  So, as far as I know, Max came home yesterday afternoon.  Keep praying for him in his recovery.

Junior Bosarge’s mother was having a procedure done when I visited there yesterday.  She remains in ICU.  Keep praying!

Becky Sellers will have a port put in place today in order to begin her chemotherapy treatments on Monday, 3/30.  Dave said she is as positive as ever and ready to be a survivor of this disease.  Folks, pray big!

Dave Sellers’ mother is still having a problem with fluid on her lungs.  She is scheduled to be discharged from the hospital today if all goes according to plans.

Kayla Hatcher had a paternal aunt to pass away last night so pray for that family.

The Lord did it!  I had a confidence He was going to!  Last night, we had our highest attended prayer meeting of the year!  Praise the Lord!  We even had a Methodist amongst us!  Thank you to those who attended last night.  Thank you for praying!  Pray big!

Our TNBA went well last night too with twelve guys showing up.  Bradley did show up but he did not play on a winning team until I showed up and got him on my team – just saying!

Regular schedule today/tonight.  Meatball subs are the fare for our 7:30PM Bible study at the house.  I hope many members of the Friendship family will attend our services/classes today.

The asphalt work could prevent us from parking in certain places today/tonight.  Please be understanding as this work is taking place.  If the plan works, all parking should be available this Sunday, 3/29.

I pray that you will have a great Wednesday with Jesus.

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Mar
24
2015
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TUESDAY, 3/24/15

Today’s Bible reading - Deuteronomy 2:1- 3:29 Luke 6:12-38 Psalm 67:1-7 Proverbs 11:27

Visited with Max Peacock yesterday afternoon.  First, he was very grateful to the guys who worked at his house yesterday morning.  He spoke from a heart of deep gratitude.  Second, there is a good chance that he will be discharged from the hospital today and go home.  He is still retaining some fluid but not nearly as much as before.  Max is ready to go home!

Junior Bosarge’s mother remains in ICU.  She was some better yesterday morning.  I will visit again today to get an update.

Becky Sellers meets with her surgeon today.  He will have a fairly major say in when she begins treatment.  Pray that the meeting goes well and that she can begin soon.

I will get with Dave Sellers today to get an update on his mother’s situation.

The asphalt work began yesterday morning.  I spoke with the owner of the company and his plans are to have all of the asphalt in place by the end of the day this Friday.  They will then do the marking/striping next week.  I appreciate Larry, Terry and any others who spent time with them yesterday.

Prayer meeting in the auditorium tonight from 5:00 – 7:00PM.  Come and go or come and stay.  Just pray!  Please enter/exit using the side door on the West side of the building.

TNBA takes place tonight at 7:00PM.  It appears that Bradley Phillips will show up tonight.  He came once before and got intimidated so it has taken me awhile to convince him to come back.  We let everyone play!

I received multiple questions/requests yesterday about the song we have been singing for the past two Sundays.  It is from the Brooklyn Tabernacle’s latest project “Pray” and the title is “At The Cross.”  You can purchase the entire project online via iTunes or just purchase that song (I recommend the entire project).  Or, you can purchase the cd in the local Christian bookstores.

Lord willing, I will be in the prayer meeting tonight for the duration.  That is good.  It is even better when one considers that means I will not be attending the t-ball game which means I do not have to watch Pee Wee’s attempt at umpiring!  Hallelujah!

I pray that you will have a great Tuesday with Jesus.

 

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Mar
23
2015
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MONDAY, 3/23/15 (SECOND ENTRY)

Just got a call from Becky Sellers as she had finished her appointment with the oncologist.  They will do chemotherapy (starting date TBD), then radiation, then finish the chemotherapy.  The oncologist believes that will be all that Becky will need.  Join me in praying big regarding this matter!

A team of nine men led by Any Hamil went to Max Peacock’s house this morning and did a major yard clean up/mowing job.  What a great ministry by these men.  Sammy Bowden, Bobby Broome, Ross Hatcher, Stan Hatcher, Danny Lewis, Carl Ray Moulds, Phil Sims and Bobby Stork are to be congratulated on a job well done!  I so appreciate these men and their willingness to serve the Lord by serving others!  What a blessing!

 

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Mar
23
2015
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MONDAY, 3/23/15

Today’s Bible reading - Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46 Luke 5:29-6:11 Psalm 66:1-20 Proverbs 11:24-26

Tuesday, 3/24 – Deuteronomy 2:1- 3:29 Luke 6:12-38 Psalm 67:1-7 Proverbs 11:27

Wednesday, 3/25 – Deuteronomy 4:1-49 Luke 6:39-7:10 Psalm 68:1-18 Proverbs 11:28

Thursday, 3/26 – Deuteronomy 5:1- 6:25 Luke 7:11-35 Psalm 68:19-35 Proverbs 11:29-31

Friday, 3/27 – Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20 Luke 7:36-8:3 Psalm 69:1-18 Proverbs 12:1

Saturday, 3/28 – Deuteronomy 9:1- 10:22 Luke 8:4-21 Psalm 69:19-36 Proverbs 12:2-3

Sunday, 3/29 – Deuteronomy 11:1-12:32 Luke 8:22-39 Psalm 70:1-5 Proverbs 12:4

Wow, another really good day in our services.  I have already gotten comments and electronic messages from folks (Rhoda included) expressing what God did for them in the evening service.  The Spirit of God moved in our midst and for that I am very grateful!  The attendance in our evening service was strong again.  Thank you for being faithful!

Randall did an outstanding job singing “O What A Savior” during the morning services yesterday.  I so appreciate him doing this for me/us these past three Sundays.  The song, “At The Cross” is one that is allowing us to worship as a church family while expressing our thanksgiving to Jesus.  Good stuff!  BTW, it will be Randall and friends this Sunday morning singing “O What A Savior!”

I will visit Max Peacock today to get an update on his condition.  There was initially some talk of him going home today but I think that probably will not be the case.  Needs to get rid of some fluid first.

Junior Bosarge’s mother is in ICU.  She suffered a stroke on Saturday afternoon while in the hospital.  I spoke to Anna Carol late yesterday afternoon and she was better.

Dave Sellers’ mother was admitted to the hospital yesterday.  She is having breathing issues.

Becky Sellers sees the doctor today.

A group of eight or nine men are gathering this morning to do some ministry work.  I will update you on this ministry in tomorrow’s entry.  I appreciate these men and their willingness to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Phase one of the asphalt work should begin today.  Folks, it has taken us about one year to get to this point.  I appreciate Larry Whitehurst and the men who have spearheaded this project.  They have done a nice job.  Phase one is scheduled to be finished before Good Friday which is April 3, 2015.  Please bear with us as it could cause a few “changes” in parking this Wednesday and Sunday.

Griefshare meets tonight from 6:00 – 8:00PM.

Prayer meeting tomorrow night from 5:00 – 7:00PM.  I fully expect that to be our highest attended prayer meeting up to this point.  Come and go.  Come and stay.  Just pray.  There is power in partnership prayer!  “The people were together praying!”  

I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus.

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Mar
22
2015
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SUNDAY, 3/22/15

Today’s Bible reading - Numbers 33:40-35:34 Luke 5:12-28 Psalm 65:1-13 Proverbs 11:23

Visited with Max Peacock yesterday afternoon.  Once again, he looked better than I have seen him look since his surgery.  He was sitting in a chair.  He is retaining fluid so they are now giving him medication to help eliminate that problem.  His spirits are better!  Keep praying!

Thank you to those who attended the visitation and/or service for June’s mother yesterday.  Good crowd.  Good service.  Keep praying for the Shofner family.

Regular schedule this morning and tonight.  In hopes that many members of the Friendship family will be in attendance.

Asphalt work begins tomorrow.  May be some parking “limitations” this Wednesday and next Sunday.  Please excuse us and bear with us as we work to improve our parking lots.  Thank you for understanding.

I pray that you will have a great Sunday with Jesus.  Go to church!

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Mar
21
2015
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OBITUARY FOR MISS MARIE SHOFNER

Mrs. Hassie Marie Dees Shofner, of Mobile (Dawes), AL passed away on March 19, 2014 at the age of 94. She graduated from Monroeville High School in Monroeville, AL. Mrs. Shofner was a pioneer of Dawes Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 60 years among other duties. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton McCoy Shofner and her son, Roy Glenn Shofner. She is survived by her daughter, June Marie Strickler (Stanley, deceased) and a son, Cecil Monroe Shofner (Rebecca), a daughter-in-law, Mary Alice Rousseau Shofner. Nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren and numerous friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM from First Baptist Church of Dawes. The family will receive friends at the church 1:30 PM until service time at the church. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be members of First Baptist Church of Dawes and honorary pallbearers will be Marie Shofner’s Adult Sunday School Class.

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Mar
21
2015
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SPECIAL THANK YOU!

At 8:30AM today the sod (11 pallets) had all been put in place as a great group of guys showed up and got it done in a hurry!  Special thanks to project coordinator Tyrone Crawley and the following men – Chris Cavin, Will Reynolds, Eddie Albritton, Phillip Turner, Rusty Suthoff, Ryan Hatcher, Dave Sellers, John Ladnier and Bob Evans.

Tim Knighten and his sidekick, Pablo, showed up at 8:00AM to do some much needed concrete work.  So, a special thanks goes to them also.

The Friendship family is very blessed to have such willing workers.  They always respond to the call.  I am proud to be the pastor of such wonderful folks!

BTW, the asphalt work is scheduled to begin this Monday, 3/23.  Supposed to be finished before Good Friday.  Praise the Lord!

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Mar
21
2015
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SATURDAY, 3/21/15

Today’s Bible reading - Numbers 32:1-33:39 Luke 4:31-5:11 Psalm 64:1-10 Proverbs 11:22

Help needed – we will be laying sod at the church beginning at 8:00AM today.  This will finish the drainage project that began months ago.  Any, and all, help will be appreciated this morning.  I really appreciate all that Tyrone Crawley has done to lead this project.

The visitation with the Marie Shofner family takes place today at First Baptist Dawes beginning at 1:30PM until the 3:00PM service time.  Pray for Miss June Strickler and the family during this time.

Miss Lillian Brinkman came home from the hospital yesterday.  She is doing well.

I did not visit with Max yesterday but am going by the “no news is good news” philosophy.  I have plans to visit him at some point today.

I spent a large part of yesterday afternoon planting the garden.  Charles laid the rows off yesterday morning and then Soy ran the planter.  Only planted seeds and hope to plant some plants at some point next week.  Praying the Lord’s blessings on it!

Soy did a ton of mowing yesterday afternoon while I finished the garden.  I only had to do some push mowing and weed eating in the late afternoon.  I appreciate his help as it put me ahead for today with the work day at the church followed by the funeral service.  BTW, he killed two snakes while mowing.  I guess they were enjoying the hot temperatures.  What kind of snake?  Soy said boa constrictor?

Regular schedule tomorrow morning and evening.  Lord willing, I will be preaching in all three services.  Hope to be joined by many members of the Friendship family.

I pray that you will have a great Saturday with Jesus.

 

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Mar
20
2015
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ARRANGEMENTS FOR MISS MARIE SHOFNER

The visitation with the Marie Shofner family will take place Saturday, 3/21, from 1:30 – 3:00PM at the First Baptist Church of Dawes.  The service will begin at 3:00PM in the church auditorium.  Continue to pray for the Shofner family.

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