May
05
2016
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THURSDAY, 5/5/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading –  Psalms 1-2; 15; 22-24; 47; 68

Really blessed day in our services yesterday.  Our “potluck with the pastor” went very well with great attendance, great food and great fellowship!  Excellent morning!  Special thanks to Carol Lucky for coordinating the sides (wow, what a ton of food) and to Junior Bosarge, Warren Guidry and Phil Sims for frying the fish and hush puppies.  Those guys can flat out fry some fish!

John Milton Ladnier & Warren Guidry then fried the fish for our 7:30PM Bible study folks and we had a very nice crowd there too.  Special thanks to these two guys!  Also, we “borrowed” sides/desserts from the morning service folks and it was all excellent!  Involved in both feedings was my wife, Lisa, and she did an excellent job.  She is an amazing lady!  (Good looking too!)  So, I give “thanks” to many folks but, as always, we give God the glory!

As far as I know, Kelli Stork remains hospitalized.  I will be checking on her today.

Doris Perryman’s husband is in the hospital and it is my understanding that he is not doing well.  I will check on him today too.

Chris Byrd’s grandmother is scheduled to have surgery this morning.  She is in her eighties so pray for her.

Courtney’s dad, Calvin, remains hospitalized but is showing signs of improvement.

Carla has scans today and tomorrow while Becky will have a scan on Friday.

Peggy Knighten will have a heart cath tomorrow morning.

My aunt, Alice Gettig, did well through her surgery.  It was about a four and one half hours procedure.  Thanks for praying.

Need to hear from folks today who plan on being at the “breakfast for mama” on Saturday from 8:00 – 9:00AM.

“Mother/daughter banquet” tonight beginning at 6:00PM (previously announced time by me was wrong!) in the fellowship hall.  All women are invited to attend.

Minor work day this Saturday from 9:00AM until probably 10:00 – 10:30AM.  Chain saws, pole saws, trucks & trailers needed.  (Jeff Holifield, are you checking on the specifics for this?)  Deacons are leading this effort so contact Raymond Wilkinson or Jeff Holifield for details.

Marisa Felps is our church hostess and is coordinating the reception for  Bro. Chris & Nicole Taylor on Sunday evening, 5/15.  If you would like to help, please contact Marisa.  (I am specifically speaking to those on the youth committee as you have asked about this matter)

Nanette Fontenot did not attend the church service last night.  She is mad at me!  Said I did not visit Kelli yesterday so she was not going to attend church last night!  The girl has issues!

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

 

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May
04
2016
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WEDNESDAY, 5/4/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading –  2 Samuel 5:11-6:23;1 Chronicles 13-16

One of my aunts, Alice Gettig, is having major surgery in Kalamazoo, Michigan today.  It is expected to take five to seven hours to complete.  Would you join me in praying for her?  Also, another aunt in Michigan, Nancy, took a fall and broke her hip.  She had hip replacement surgery last Friday.  Prayers for her are appreciated as well.

Lisa and I visited with the folks in the convalescent home yesterday morning and had some delightful visits.  Everyone seemed to be doing well.

We also visited with Miss Kathleen Henderson in the hospital.  She said that she was going to be discharged later in the day.  I do not know if that actually happened.  Her concern was getting out of the hospital so she can attend our church services.

I visited with Kelli Stork in the hospital.  She is not feeling well so my visit was very short.  As a matter of fact, I do not intend on visiting her today because she needs quietness and rest.  (Volcano Nanette will erupt on this one but so be it!  She was livid at me yesterday for not visiting her daughter first!  Also wants to know what I am getting her for Mother’s Day?  Really?  Wow!)

Learned that Harold Dueitt, Sr was in the hospital and had a nice visit with him and his son, Harold.  He was later discharged and is now in the convalescent home.

“Potluck with the pastor” today following our morning service.  Fish fry.  Baloney sandwiches for those who do not eat fish!  The food will be great but the fellowship will be even greater!

Need to hear today, 5/4, from those planning to participate in our “parent/child dedication” service which will take place as a part of our 10:30AM service this Sunday, 5/8.  E-mail me or call the church office, please.

“Mother/daughter banquet” tomorrow night, 5/5, in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30PM.  All ladies are invited to attend!

“Breakfast for mama” this Saturday, 5/7, from 8:00 – 9:00AM in the fellowship hall.  It would help if you could let us know of your intentions to attend by tomorrow, 5/5.  Send me an e-mail, please.

It appears that the presidential candidate for the Republicans has been set.  I guess things could change but that does not appear likely at this point.  This does not surprise me as it seems folks are tired of career politicians.  Guatemalans elected a comedian as their president as they had grown tired of politics as usual.  When does the college football season begin?

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

 

 

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May
03
2016
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TUESDAY, 5/3/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 106-107

Miss Kathleen’s procedure went well.  It was longer than the doctor expected but he did what he had hoped to do.  She had three blood clots in one leg and they took care of those as best as they could.  She remains hospitalized.  I will visit with her this morning to get an update although she was awake and alert very soon after the surgery yesterday.

Gary Huhn’s heart cath revealed no blockages and all is well.  The doctor said the stress test gave a false reading.

Courtney Cavin’s dad was admitted into a hospital in Birmingham.  They have sort of started all over doing various tests.  He continues to be a very sick man.

Nanette Fontenot sent me an e-mail last night saying that their daughter, Kelli, has been admitted to the hospital again because of headaches.  This is a recurring problem for Kelli.  Pray for some relief.  (Yes, Nanette wanted to know if “we” could go visit Kelli together but I told her that I also needed to visit Miss Kathleen figuring that would settle the issue.  Said she did not mind making that visit with me too!  Wow!)

Mariam Moates sent me an e-mail saying that her husband, Jimmy, has been sick in recent days.  They are now going to do a PET scan within the next month.  Pray for Jimmy to feel better.

Katelyn Jackson Johnson is traveling home today.  Pray for her safety in travels.

We had a nice attendance for our prayer time last night.  Thank you to those who take part in this ministry.

Also had a productive meeting last night with a group of six church leaders last night regarding our student ministry.  We will be having a meeting on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30PM for those involved/interested in our student ministry going forward.  That meeting will take place in the auditorium.

We have now had a total of two folks sign up for the “breakfast for mama” this Saturday, 5/7, from 8:00 – 9:00AM in the fellowship hall.  We need a pretty good estimate on a total by this Thursday in order to buy the proper amount of food.  Please e-mail me (tcturrentine@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.  (Stop reading and do this right now, please)

“Potluck with the pastor” takes place tomorrow immediately following the morning service.  Fish fry with the fish and drinks provided.  You are asked to bring the sides and desserts.  Carol Lucky is coordinating that part of the meal so if you have a question please contact her directly.  We hope to have a really nice number.

“Parent/child dedication” this Sunday, 5/8, in our 10:30AM service.  If you are going to participate, I need to hear from you no later than tomorrow, 5/4.

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

 

 

 

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May
02
2016
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MONDAY, 5/2/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading –  Psalm 133

Tuesday, May 3 – Psalms 106-107
Wednesday, May 4 – 2 Samuel 5:11-6:23;1 Chronicles 13-16
Thursday, May 5 – Psalms 1-2; 15; 22-24; 47; 68
Friday, May 6 – Psalms 89; 96; 100; 101; 105; 132
Saturday, May 7 – 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17
Sunday, May 8 – Psalms 25; 29; 33; 36; 39

What a blessed day in our services yesterday.  It was a delight to recognize our senior adults in the morning services (they do not listen very well!  LOL!).  Congratulations to Oscar Petersen (92) and Miss Kittie Camp (88) for being the oldest man and woman present in our 10:30AM service.

Our praise band did a very nice job of leading us in worship during the evening service.  Zach Huhn did a nice job of sharing about his mission trip experiences.  Several folks asked me about the possibility of our praise band being used more often in our services.  Thanks to these guys/girls for being obedient.

Of course, the big news of the day/nigh was the resignation of our Minister to Students, Bro. Chris Taylor.  He and his family will be taking a sabbatical of probably one year’s duration.  They strongly feel this is the Lord’s leading in their life.  So, Bro. Chris will preaching in our morning services on May 15 as we honor the class of 2015 and we will then have a fellowship for him, Nicole, Truett & Tag following our evening service that Sunday.  He has served in his present capacity for seven years and three months.  We wish him and his family well in the years ahead.  Bro. Chris is a great guy!

Gary Huhn will be having a heart cath this morning.

Miss Kathleen Henderson will be having surgery this morning.

Courtney Cavin’s dad, Calvin Crist, was taken to UAB yesterday.  He continued to have some problems so his wife just decided to take him to the emergency room there.  I have not heard from Courtney this morning to know the outcome of that visit.

Eddie Albritton sees the doctor tomorrow to hopefully find out why his hip is bothering him so much.

Claire Belle’s mother had a chemo treatment in Atlanta last week.  Her next treatment will be in Mobile and then the next in Atlanta.  They will follow that pattern for the time being.

Carla Kyser will have scans this Thursday and Friday followed up by a doctor’s visit next Monday, 5/9.

Becky Sellers will have a scan this Friday, 5/6.

Peggy Knighten will have a heart cath this Friday, 5/6.

Courtney Hubbard will have her first treatment as a part of this new clinical on Monday, 5/23.

“Mother/daughter” banquet this Thursday night, 5/5, in the fellowship hall.  All ladies are invited to attend.

I need to hear from those folks planning to take part in the “breakfast for mama” this Saturday, 5/7, from 8:00 – 9:00AM in the fellowship hall.  Please send me an e-mail no later than this Thursday, 5/5.  Important that we hear from you.

Also need to hear from those folks planning to participate in the “parent/child dedication service” this Sunday morning, 5/8.  You can call the church office or send me an e-mail by this Wednesday, 5/4.

“Potluck with the pastor” this Wednesday, 5/4, following the morning service.  Fish fry!  Good stuff!

Prayer time tonight from 5:00 – 7:00PM in the auditorium.  Let’s have a strong May in this important ministry.

GriefShare tonight from 6:00 – 8:00PM in the choir room.

GROW visitation tonight beginning at 6:30PM.

Our deacons will be leading a ministry opportunity this Saturday morning, 5/7, from 9:00AM until probably 10:30AM or so.  Chain saws and pole saws needed.  Interested?  Contact Raymond Wilkinson or me.

Next class of beginner evangelism class taught by Jonny Gaston begins on Tuesday, May 17.  Sign up sheet in the foyer of the auditorium.

Good SNBA last night.  The team I was on did not dominate.  They stuck me with a deacon and it was all downhill from there!

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

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May
01
2016
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SUNDAY, 5/1/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – 2 Samuel 5:1-10; 1 Chronicles 11-12

Monday, May 2 – Psalm 133
Tuesday, May 3 – Psalms 106-107
Wednesday, May 4 – 2 Samuel 5:11-6:23;1 Chronicles 13-16
Thursday, May 5 – Psalms 1-2; 15; 22-24; 47; 68
Friday, May 6 – Psalms 89; 96; 100; 101; 105; 132
Saturday, May 7 – 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17
Sunday, May 8 – Psalms 25; 29; 33; 36; 39

Miss Kathleen Henderson is scheduled to have her surgical procedure tomorrow.  Not sure of all of the details but will find out today.

Gary Huhn is scheduled to have a heart cath tomorrow morning.

One of my maternal aunts, Alice Gettig, will have major surgery this Wednesday, May 4, in Michigan.  Pray that all goes well.

Courtney Hubbard will travel to Houston on May 18 for tests and appointments on May 19 & 20.  She will then return home, go back on the 22nd to have a sixteen hour treatment on Monday, 5/23.  She should come home on 5/26 and then go back on June 1 returning home on 6/3.  She will be on a two days on/five days off cycle for six weeks.  They will then scan and reevaluate.  Pray that this treatment works and that she will respond well to it.

Lisa and I attended the fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration for Pastor & Mrs. Alton Stokes (Grand Bay Church of God) yesterday afternoon.  We congratulate them on this marriage milestone.

Regular schedule this morning and evening.  Senior adult day in our 10:30AM service today.  All senior adults, age 65 and older, will be treated to a meal immediately following the service.  Also, there are a couple of meetings taking place and the folks involved in them should know all about the time, place, et cetera.

Parent/child dedication next Sunday, 5/8, during the 10:30AM service.  Participating families need to sign up by this Wednesday, 5/4.

“Breakfast for mama” next Saturday, 5/7, from 8:00 – 9:00AM in he fellowship hall.  We are asking folks to sign up by this Thursday, 5/5.  E-mail me to sign up.

We got a nice rain last night.  Thank the Lord.  If the forecasters are correct, we should get more rain in the morning.  I am sure the gardens enjoyed it.

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

 

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Apr
30
2016
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GUATEMALAN BRACELETS FOR A CAFETERIA

Last June while on our GRACE Ministries mission trip to Guatemala, our team hosted a block party at a local school in El Tejar.  The school is about a five minute drive (depending on the condition of the road) from the mission house.  It is a school for those in  kindergarten only.

Coach Eric Collier and a number of other school teachers were on that team.  They were surprised to learn that the children had no place to eat their lunch.  A cafeteria could be built and a couple of restrooms that were in desperate shape could be repaired for around four thousand dollars.  So, they committed to making it happen by raising the necessary funds.

The money was given in advance in order for the cafeteria and restrooms to be ready by the beginning of the school year in Guatemala.  Coach Collier and the others have raised approximately twenty five hundred dollars.

One of the plans to raise the remaining funds is through the selling of bracelets from Guatemala.  These string bracelets can be purchased for two dollars and all proceeds go toward this project.  Amy Reynolds has the bracelets and will be available after any service should you desire to either purchase one or make a monetary donation.

While the shell of the cafeteria is now in place there is still an need for windows and furnishings.  Many of these same teachers will be going back to Guatemala this June so I suspect we have not heard the last of this school.  What a wonderful opportunity for GRACE Ministries to have a positive impact in the community where the L.G. Camp, Jr. Mission House is located.

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Apr
30
2016
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SATURDAY, 4/30/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading –  Psalms 102-104

Claire Belle’s mother arrived home from Atlanta yesterday.

Courtney Cavin’s dad was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night but was discharged yesterday.

Our bus workers will meet the morning at 8:30AM and then go visiting to invite folks to ride the buses to Sunday School and the second morning service tomorrow.  Pray for our bus workers and this important ministry.

Soccer takes place today from 9:00AM until 1:00PM.  The season is winding down as it ends in May.

Senior adult day tomorrow in our 10:30AM service.  All senior adults, age 65 and older, will be treated to a meal immediately following that service.  Those younger than 65 are invited to join them but it will be dutch treat for those folks.  Again, we are asking those folks age 65 and older to attend the 10:30AM service tomorrow.

“Potluck with the pastor” this Wednesday, 5/4, immediately following the morning service.  It is a fish fry.  Fish, hush puppies and drinks are being provided.  Carol Lucky is coordinating the sides and desserts.  Bring someone with you and come join us for the service at 10:00AM.

Parent/child dedication next Sunday, 5/8, in our 10:30AM service.  Those wishing to participate need to send me an e-mail or call the church office no later than this Wednesday, 5/4.

I want to say a word of thanks to Rick & Beth Bradley, Katie Tillman, Phillip & Claire Turner, Lisa Turrentine, Dylan Westbrook and Logan Wainwright.  These folks are teachers/members of the 20 – 29 Sunday School class and they spent an hour or so yesterday afternoon doing a ministry service project.  I appreciate their time, effort and spirit.

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

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Apr
29
2016
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FRIDAY, 4/29/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading –  1 Chronicles 7-10

Miss Kathleen Henderson was set to go for surgery yesterday morning when the decision was made to reschedule her for this Monday, 5/2.  The weather was bad and I was told the hospital was having some issues with their electricity.  Miss Kathleen took it all in stride.

Peggy Knighten will have a nuclear stress test today.  There is a history of heart problems on both sides of her family.  Pray this test will help the doctors make an informed decision.

Gary Huhn will be having a heart cath on Monday morning.

I am not sure if Esther Beritech remains hospitalized or not.

Courtney Cavin’s father, Calvin Crist, was taken back to the hospital early yesterday morning.  However, I do not know if he was admitted or not (thanks for the update Courtney!).  Calvin has been one sick man.

Les Hacker met with a representative of a roofing company yesterday.  The guy promised to have a bid in Les’ hand no later than this Tuesday, 5/3.

John Milton Ladnier was at the church around 9:00PM last night and witnessed my blood pressure going sky high!  I think he almost called 911!  Why did it skyrocket?  Because someone  left an air conditioner unit running in the fellowship hall yesterday and had the thermostat set below seventy degrees.   Want to know what really makes that bad?  That is the fourth (yes fourth) unit I have found that way just this week!  Folks, we have to be better stewards of the Lord’s money.  No thermostat should ever (as in never!) be set below seventy and all units should be turned off once you have finished using the building.  Please help us in this area.

Soccer tomorrow morning beginning at 9:00AM.  Curly, Larry & Moe have it under control!

Senior adult day this Sunday, 5/1, in our 10:30AM service.  All seniors, age 65 and above, and their spouses will be treated to a meal immediately following that service.  Others are welcome to join them but it will be dutch treat for them.

Thankfully, we did not experience the severe weather yesterday that our neighbors to the West did.  Gulfport and Biloxi really got hammered with rain and flash flooding.  Our Sunday School class had a service project scheduled for yesterday afternoon but we postponed it until today not knowing what the weather would be like based on yesterday morning’s conditions.  So, you can thank me for the absolutely beautiful afternoon we enjoyed – happens every time!  LOL!

The forecast for today is absolutely wonderful.  I hear the weed eater and mower calling my name.  Lisa made me buy groceries early yesterday evening in order to be ready to work in the yard today.  Says I have to tend to the garden tomorrow.  Folks, she is a slave driver!  Soy got a start on the grass cutting yesterday afternoon and I am thankful.

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

 

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Apr
28
2016
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THURSDAY, 4/28/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading –  Psalms 81; 88; 92-93

Miss Esther Beritech remains hospitalized.  Otherwise, we are presently hospital free as it relates to the members of the Friendship family.

Miss Kathleen Henderson will be having a surgical procedure done today.  Not sure if this will cause her to be hospitalized or will be done as an outpatient.  Regardless, pray for her.

Reb shared in yesterday morning’s service that their daughter, Holly, has finished her radiation treatments and is continuing her chemo treatments every third week.

Good day in our services yesterday/last night.  We were down a bit in the college portion of our 7:30PM Bible study and those absent missed an absolute feast prepared by Lisa.  It included homemade banana pudding.  Really nice job by Lisa!

Senior adult day at Friendship this Sunday, 5/1, in our 10:30AM service.  Meal afterwards for all of our seniors (65 years of age and up) in a local restaurant.  Seniors, come join us.

Parent/child dedication service on Sunday, 5/8, in our 10:30AM service.  Please sign up for this service no later than Wednesday, 5/4.

Well, the votes have been tallied and it appears that Dana Taylor wins the award for having the most pairs of shoes among the female membership of the Friendship family.  How many pairs?  Not going there!  Dana Faucett definitely wins the award for having the fewest pairs of shoes!  What does all of this mean?  Relates to the message in the auditorium yesterday morning and last night.

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

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Apr
27
2016
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WEDNESDAY, 4/27/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading –   1 Chronicles 6

Miss Jo Nell Barnes heart cath revealed no problems that cannot be handled by medication.  They will continue to monitor her to find out if other problems exist.  She was discharged from the hospital yesterday.  (I am not going to mention that I sent Peggy a text asking for an update and she never replied!  I was expecting that since she did not answer my phone call early yesterday morning!  Just saying!)

Miss Esther Beritech is in the hospital.  This is because of some problems from an earlier surgery.

I do not really have any “new” updates on those folks battling cancer.  Claire Belle’s mother will be staying in Atlanta a couple more days which is longer than originally expected.  I do know we need to keep praying for all of these folks.

Miss Kathleen Henderson is scheduled to have a surgical procedure tomorrow.

The doctors have determined that Charles Suthoff does not need surgery.  That is the good news.  The not so news is that they feel one of his medications is causing his problem but he cannot be taken off that particular medication.  So, we need to pray for the Lord to touch him.

We are on a regular schedule today/tonight.  Lord willing, I will be in the pulpit for both services and will then be facilitating one of the 7:30PM Bible studies.  My wife tells me that the menu will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, dessert and drinks.  (Possible macaroni & cheese too)  I can promise you that it will be done right since Lisa is doing it.

Senior adult day this Sunday, May 1, during our 10:30AM service.  I am asking all senior adults to attend that service.  A meal will be provided afterwards in a local (Wade, MS) restaurant.

Our parent/child dedication service will take place on May 8 during the 10:30AM service only.  Parents participating need to call the church office no later than next Wednesday, May 4.

If we had to choose a “volunteer” of the week right now, Junior Bosarge would win hands down!  He spent about six or seven hours on his mower working on the back forty yesterday.  His shirt was white when he started but with the wind and dust that was not the case when he finished!   Area he mowed looks really good.  Thanks Junior!  I so appreciate all of the folks who volunteer at the church and we would have many “winners” every week if we gave out awards!

By the way, our “dynamite” trio has asked that the area they will be working on this Saturday not be mowed/bush hogged.  I think they want to see the tall grass go upward of something.

Terry & Carol Lucky provided me with another instrumental cd for our prayer time.  We have equipped this one with a built in tracking device!  Plus, thanks to today’s technology, if you physically touch it then it automatically records your finger prints and sends them to a special data base we have established.  (Amazing what can be done today!)  So, we are able to follow the cd plus have a record of each person who touches it!  Just do not say you were not warned!  (We have retired FBI folks in the Friendship family!)

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

 

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