Dec
09
2016
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FRIDAY, 12/9/16

“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 – Romans 8-10

Per Bro. Jerry Hovel there are no significant changes in any of those I mentioned in the blog yesterday.

I failed to mention Tim Knighten having the feeding tube placed this week.  I think that was on Tuesday but my days are all running together.  Peggy said it was an “experience!”  I ask you to keep praying for Tim, Peggy and the family.  (Tim, forgive my slothfulness!)

I received another prayer request that has to remain confidential at this time.  It is a very serious situation.

The GRACE Ministries team had another really good day yesterday.  Carbon copy of the previous two days.  This team has been excellent in their attitudes, work ethic, and flexibility.  (The only complaints thus far has all related to Bernard Suthoff – just saying!)

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

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Dec
08
2016
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THURSDAY, 12/8/16

“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 – Romans 4-7

Miss Kathleen Henderson has been moved to a rehab facility.

David Bosarge’s mother remains in the hospital.

Miss Myra Herod’s daughter, Brenda, has been moved out of the ICU.

Belinda Baggett had surgery yesterday morning and deacon Jeff Holifield went to pray with her before the surgery.  I appreciate him doing so.

Bro. Jerry says we had a good attendance in our morning service yesterday and a small attendance in our evening service.  Some of that can be attributed to so many of our folks being involved in the Christmas fellowship at the convalescent home last night.  I appreciate Bro. Jerry preaching/teaching in my absence.

The GRACE Ministries team in Guatemala had a really good day yesterday.  A group of guys went and completely finished all six of the houses that were started on Monday.  Another group stayed on GRACE Mountain and worked at the feeding center as well as preparing for the evening meal.  The rest of the team hosted two more block parties.  Tico Vargas did a nice job of sharing the Gospel with those children.  Of course, the evening saw us host thirteen families from the feeding center for supper.  Jonny Gaston has done a great job of sharing with these families each of the past three nights.

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

 

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Dec
07
2016
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WEDNESDAY, 12/7/16

“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 – Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1-3

The attack on Pearl Harbor took place almost nineteen years before I was born.  However, it is a day that is etched into my memory.  So, today I remember that fateful day as this is the seventy fifth anniversary of that attack.  I realize many of our younger generation do not think much about that attack but it is a very important day in the history of our country.  I salute those USA military personnel who served in the second World War.  What a great generation!

Miss Kathleen Henderson remains hospitalized.

Belinda Baggett and family have been attending our services for a few weeks.  She is scheduled to have an outpatient surgery today.

Rita Broome sent me a message saying there were ten salvation decisions at McKemie place last night.  Praise the Lord!

Regular schedule today/tonight.  Bro. Jerry will teach in my place and Jim Chinners will teach all of the students.  The fare for the 7:30PM Bible study is Pizza Hut pizza.

Things are going well for the GRACE Ministries team in Guatemala.  They saw over two hundred children yesterday at the two block parties and were able to give some (most?) of those children the only Christmas gift they will receive this year.

The evening saw another fifteen families gather for a meal and then each family received a basket of goodies i.e. food staples and some special treats.  I wish each supporter of GRACE Ministries could be present to see/hear these folks as they share their gratefulness for all that is being done for their families.  Good stuff!

The team did receive some sad news in that Marc Van Dam did not get home before is brother passed from this life yesterday morning.  Pray for the Van Dam family as they walk through this valley.

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

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Dec
06
2016
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TUESDAY, 12/6/16

“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 Corinthians 10-13

Happy 81st birthday to Lisa’s father, Charles Clark!  So sad that I cannot be there to celebrate it with him (or something like that!).

I arrived in Guatemala a bit late but safe and sound.  Had to stay in the city for a little extra time to change the ticket so Marc Van Dam could fly home today.  One of his brothers is not expected to live much longer due to a malignancy.  Willard Garnett and I took Marc to the airport early this morning.  Pray for the Van Dam family.

The team started/built six houses yesterday.  We hosted fifteen families for supper last night.  It was a good day/night of ministry.

Today, the team will host two block parties and then host another fifteen families tonight.

In Grand Bay, Randall & Rita will lead the ministry at McKemie Place tonight beginning at 6:00PM.  Pray for that service.

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

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Dec
05
2016
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MONDAY, 12/5/16

“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 – 2 Corinthians 5-9
Tuesday, December 6 – 2 Corinthians 10-13
Wednesday, December 7 – Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1-3
Thursday, December 8 – Romans 4-7
Friday, December 9 – Romans 8-10
Saturday, December 10 – Romans 11-13
Sunday, December 11 – Romans 14-16

Good Monday morning from a plane setting at the gate in Gulfport, MS.  I am hopefully bound for Guatemala to join the other twenty eight folks who arrived there on Saturday.  This could be a very important trip for me so I appreciate your prayer support.  As a matter of fact, an extra prayer or two would be awesome!

Wow, what happened?  We needed rain and thank God that He provided some yesterday.  It has been said that “one drop of rain will keep forty Baptists away from church” and I think that was true yesterday morning.  We actually had more folks in attendance last Sunday (Thanksgiving weekend) than we did yesterday.  (Have not seen the numbers but I can usually tell). However, I am very, very grateful to those who were in attendance.  We had good services.  I appreciate our two man band (Levi & Alan) for leading our musical worship in the morning and then Randall for organizing and leading our evening of musical praise.  Good stuff!

Remember, no prayer time on Monday nights during December.

Lisa and I visited with Miss Kathleen Henderson in the hospital last night.  Her COPD is really giving her difficulties.  What a sweet lady.  Pray for her

They are asking for us to shut these devices down so I have to do so.

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

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Dec
03
2016
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DECEMBER 3, 2016

“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 Corinthians 15-16

Happy 33rd birthday to our daughter, Daphne, today!  Hope her day is awesome!  (Her husband, Brad, is so excited about it that he is leaving the country!).  BTW, today is also Brad’s dad’s birthday and then Brad & I share a birthday – is that odd or what!

Our December 2016 GRACE Ministries team leaves today heading to Guatemala.  Pray for these folks as they travel from Chicago, Huntsville, Birmingham & Mobile.  They will return next Saturday, 12/10, or Sunday, 12/11.

Men’s breakfast this morning at 8:00AM in the fellowship hall.

Carla Kyser was in pain yesterday.  They did remove the tube so she should be better.  She “may” go home today or she “may” keep milking this thing!

David Bosarge’s mother was much better yesterday.  Much better spirits too.

Myra’s daughter is making nice progress in her recovery.  Keep praying.

Regular schedule tomorrow morning.  No DT tomorrow evening.

The bus workers had their Christmas fellowship last night and it was nice.  Catered by the Heritage House.  I appreciate our bus workers!

We have our SS class Christmas fellowship last night and it went well.  Chris Cavin did a great job with the meat and The Lighthouse provided some great gumbo.  Bo was the star of the show.  Nanette’s daughter, Koach Korie, did not show – just saying!

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

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Dec
02
2016
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FRIDAY, 12/2/16

“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 – 1 Corinthians 12-14

Myra Herod’s daughter, Brenda, is seemingly making some improvement.  The doctors now think it will take her a couple of days but she will recover.  She has been really, really sick.  Just keep praying!

Carla Kyser’s surgical procedure went well.  She “could” come home today, “could” be tomorrow, “could be Sunday” as it just depends on how she does.  If it is up to Carla she will be home before breakfast today!

David Bosarge’s mother, Miss Maxine, will be in the hospital at least through the weekend.  She is discouraged and your prayers are appreciated.

Men’s breakfast in the morning at 8:00AM in the fellowship hall.  All men are invited to attend.

Lazaro & Glendy Suruy are set to return home early tomorrow morning.  I appreciate Clara Broadus hosting them for these past couple of days.  I also appreciate each person who has treated them to a meal during their time with us.  A blessing!

We have a team heading to Guatemala tomorrow for a GRACE Ministries trip.  Pray for them as they do ministry and then will return next Saturday, 12/10, and Sunday, 12/11.  Lord willing, I will join them on Monday, 12/5.

Regular schedule on Sunday morning.  No Discipleship Training on Sunday evening.

Our family was hosted by Pastor Shirlon Davis, his wife, Jennifer, and their children last night for supper.  What a great evening of food and fellowship.  Jennifer is an excellent cook and her chicken and dumplings are superb!  I mean superb!

Lord willing, Lisa and I will join Morris & Diane Bryant in traveling to the SEC championship game tomorrow.  It has been a long time since we have spent any time with Morris & Diane and we are looking forward to the fellowship.  We appreciate the invitation.

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

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Dec
01
2016
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THURSDAY, 12/1/16

“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 – 1 Corinthians 9-11
Friday, December 2 – 1 Corinthians 12-14
Saturday, December 3 – 1 Corinthians 15-16
Sunday, December 4 – 2 Corinthians 1-4
Monday, December 5 – 2 Corinthians 5-9
Tuesday, December 6 – 2 Corinthians 10-13
Wednesday, December 7 – Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1-3
Thursday, December 8 – Romans 4-7
Friday, December 9 – Romans 8-10
Saturday, December 10 – Romans 11-13
Sunday, December 11 – Romans 14-16

Carla Kyser is scheduled to have surgery this morning.  The hope is to prevent the excessive build up of fluid in/around her lungs.  This will help her breathing from this point forward.

Myra Herod’s daughter, Brenda, is in the ICU.  She had been in the hospital for about week following surgery.  She was discharged on Tuesday afternoon and was readmitted yesterday morning.   She suffered three seizures in about a six hour span and has never had seizures previously.  They are trying to do a MRI but have not been successful thus far.  Pray for Brenda, her family and the medical personnel.

David Bosarge’s mother, Miss Maxine, has been admitted to the hospital again.  She was taking chemo and her blood count continues to be low.

Men’s breakfast this Saturday, 12/3, from 8:00 – 9:00AM.  All men invited.

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

 

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Nov
30
2016
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WEDNESDAY, 11/30/16

“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 – 1 Corinthians 5-8

Found out yesterday that Miss Kathleen Henderson remains in the hospital.  They are fairly certain that she will be discharged today.  I will be checking on her following our morning service.

We are on a regular schedule this morning and evening.  Hopefully, the Friendship family can settle back into a “normal” routine from now until school breaks for Christmas.  Prayerfully, that “normal” will involve being faithful to attend our services.

If you are sponsoring a resident of the convalescent home for Christmas, we need your gift brought to the church either this morning, this evening or this Sunday morning or evening.  You can simply place your gift in the foyer of the auditorium.  Please make sure the name of the resident is on the outside of the wrapped gift.  Thank you.

Our Girls In Action are once again sponsoring the GA Post Office for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  If you are going to send Christmas cards to folks within the Friendship family then please use this service.  Simply put the name(s) of the recipient on the envelope and place it in the “mailbox” in the foyer of the auditorium.  You can then put $0.47 for each card in an offering envelope and simply mark “GA Post Office” on the designated side.  All of the money will go toward our LMCO.  The deadline for placing cards in the “mailbox” will be Sunday, 12/18.

We have twelve Yankees, five folks from outside the Friendship family and twelve members of the Friendship family who will be traveling to Guatemala this Saturday in order to celebrate Christmas with the families involved in our feeding center.  Also, they will be building six houses and hosting six block parties for some very needy children in six different villages.  Folks, this may be the best trip of the year for GRACE Ministries as it is definitely different from any other trip we host.  Pray for this team.  (I will be joining this team on Monday, 12/5, as I will be here for our services this Sunday)

I am praying that we will get some rain today.  My prayers go to those families who lost loved ones in the Northeast part of Alabama early this morning due to the possible tornadoes.

Let me say “good morning” to Nanette Brooks Fontenot!  Why?  Really?

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

 

 

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Nov
29
2016
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TUESDAY, 11/29/16

“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 Corinthians 1-4

We had a good number attend our final regularly scheduled prayer time for 2016 last night.  I am grateful to those who are faithful to attend this time of calling out to God.  I will have to be honest in saying that I was tremendously blessed last night when Tim Knighten showed up just before our ending time.  He had just left from receiving his first radiation treatment and drove straight to the church.  He had gone through about six or seven hours of receiving his first chemo treatment as well.  Now, Tim did not come just because he is undergoing treatment as Tim has been one of our “regulars” on Monday nights.  Pray for Tim!

Dave Sellers contacted me yesterday to say that Becky received her final chemo treatment yesterday.  In due time they will do another scan.  Keep praying for Becky.

TJ sent word yesterday that Lindsey & Piper aka Tjetta both came home from the hospital yesterday.  He said mother and daughter are both doing well.

Thank you to each person who sent me recipes for roux and/or gumbo yesterday.  Really nice response.  I am gathering this information to share with a friend who is trying to learn how to cook gumbo.  We only have like thirteen readers and I heard from like five of them regarding this request.  That is fifty percent which is good!

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

 

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