Dec
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FRIDAY, 12/6/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Happy 84th birthday to Lisa’s dad, Charles Clark.  (Note that I did not say my father-in-law!)  At any rate, I hope Charles has a really good day.

I am going with the “no news is good news” theory as far as things back home are concerned.  That is a good thing!

The team in Guatemala had a good first day.  They teamed up with the school staff to begin the painting process on the school’s interior.  Much progress was made under the able leadership of Bernard Suthoff.

Last night, about twenty families from the feeding center came to the mountain for a program put on by their children and a meal hosted by this team.  It was a very good evening.

Today, more painting.  There will also be a program by the children and a trip to the picture show.  Another evening of hosting families will begin at 6:00PM.

Thank you for checking on this team and for your prayer support.

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

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Dec
05
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THURSDAY, 12/5/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

The visitation with Pastor Michael Liles and family begins at noon today and continues until the 2:00PM service time.  Pastor Michael’s mother passed from this life this past Sunday evening.  Bro. Abel will attend this service in my absence today.  Pray for the Liles family.

The team arrived at the mission house safe and sound around 4:00PM yesterday.  Flights were smooth and the customs experience in the Guatemala City airport was seamless.  After unloading their luggage, the team made their way to the local mall for supper and then returned to the mission house to relax and get some rest.

Today, under the direction of master painter, Bernard Suthoff, the team will begin the process of painting the interior of the school.  This evening they will host some of the families who have a child in our feeding center program.  These meals will continue through Tuesday evening.  Thank you for praying for this team.

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

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Dec
04
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WEDNESDAY, 12/4/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Good Wednesday morning from GRACE Mountain in Guatemala.

The celebration of life service for Pastor Michael Liles’ mother will take place tomorrow, 12/5, beginning at 2:00PM from the chapel at Mobile Memorial Funeral Home.  It will be preceded by a time of visitation with the family.  Pray for the Liles family.

Roy Blodgett passed from this life on Monday.  There will be a memorial service at a later date.  Pray for Sue and family.

There will be a memorial service for Gena Davis on Saturday, December 14, beginning at 2:00PM.  Keep praying for Gene and family.

Regular schedule on our campus this morning and evening.  I pray that the members of the Friendship family will be found faithful!

Deidra and I left the Atlanta hotel at 7:30AM yesterday morning and arrived on GRACE Mountain at 5:30PM.  Our flight was good and we got through customs without any issues.  We went to Pricesmart and bought the supplies needed for the team this week.  Once on the mountain we quickly unloaded, got ready and headed to the local mall to meet with two of the leaders from GRACE Community Church.  It was a good and productive meeting.  When we got back to the mountain around 8:30PM then we were both ready to call it a day.

There are twenty three folks traveling today heading this way.  They are leaving from Grand Rapids, Gulfport and Mobile.  Pray for them to have a good day of traveling.  Soy and the girls are traveling to Memphis today so please pray for them too.

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

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Dec
03
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TUESDAY, 12/3/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Happy birthday to our daughter, Daphne Hutto!  How old?  Not saying but I do remember Auburn beating Alabama 23 – 20 on Saturday, 12/3/83.  Just saying!  Hope Daphne’s day is great!

This entry is late – duh!  Can you say Lacey Ladnier?  She is always so eager to help and volunteered to write an entry today as she knew I would be traveling.  Well, here it is noon and no entry.  Katie, Courtney, Bibbi, Lacey, et cetera – women!  I apologize for their slothfulness!

My dad had his port placed yesterday and is receiving his first chemo treatment today.  So many of you have been very faithful to ask about dad and to pray for him.  Thank you.

Pastor Michael Liles’ mother passed from this life this past Sunday.  Praise for Pastor Mike and his family during this time.

Deidra and I arrived in Atlanta a little after 10:30PM last night.  We got a few hours sleep and then caught the hotel shuttle to the airport.  We are now around thirty seven thousand feet above the earth heading to Guatemala City.  We have food to buy for the team, a meeting tonight and another meeting in the morning.  The team is scheduled to arrive tomorrow afternoon.  This is going to be a great trip!  Why am I so confident?  Soy is in the States!  Hallelujah!

I pray that you will have a great afternoon/evening with Jesus.

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Dec
02
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MONDAY, 12/2/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

The Lord blessed us with a really good day in our services yesterday.  We had a strong attendance in our first service and then good attendance in our next two services.  I loved the Christmas music during that portion of our worship services.

The Friendship family did a really nice job of bringing canned goods to be given to Pastor Mark Williams and the Faith by Works ministry in Grand Bay.  Last night, Bro. Abel introduced us to our “white Christmas” ministry opportunity which will take place on Sunday, December 22, during our two morning services.  Another opportunity for us to help the Faith by Works ministry.

Pastor Mack Morris will be our special messenger in the two morning services this Sunday, 12/8.  I sure hope the Friendship family will be faithful to attend these services.

Lord willing, Deidra and I will leave today heading to Guatemala via Atlanta.  A team of twenty three folks will join us in Guatemala on Wednesday, 12/4.  Twelve of those folks will come from the Friendship family, ten from Michigan and one from Baldwin County.  This will be a very unusual trip in that the team will basically never leave the mountain except to venture into Antigua one afternoon.  Otherwise, they will paint, paint, and then paint some more as the school building has to be ready to open on Wednesday, 1/8.   Pray for this team.

I do want to let the Friendship family know that there will be a memorial service for Gena Davis on Saturday, December 14, beginning at 2:00PM in our Preschool Building.  Gena’s wish was to have a service at Friendship and Gene is honoring that wish.  I hope the members of the Friendship family who knew Gena will attend this service.

Did I tell you Auburn would win or what?  If I tell you that a chicken dips then check under her wing for a can of snuff!  It was an entertaining game.  Congratulations to all of my family and friends who are Auburn fans.

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

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Nov
30
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SATURDAY, 11/30/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Happy 100th birthday Aunt Cleo!  Yes, Lisa’s maternal aunt, Cleo, celebrates her one hundredth birthday today.  She said to Deidra and me the other day, “can you believe God has let me live one hundred years?  He has blessed me!”  Again, she lives by herself and is self sufficient.  She is a godly woman.  She is the oldest sibling of Lisa’s mom, Ann, and Lisa’s uncle, Bobby Broome. Happy birthday Aunt Cleo!

Regular schedule on our campus tomorrow morning and evening.  We will be on a regular schedule tomorrow and next Sunday, 12/8. We will not have Discipleship Training or AWANA on 12/15 or 12/22.  We will only have one worship service at 10:30AM on Sunday, 12/29.  We will not any services, classes, et cetera on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

We are asking folks to bring at least one canned good each to one or more of the services tomorrow – morning or evening.  Place them on the altar in the auditorium upon your arrival.  These will be given to Pastor Mark Williams and the Faith by Works ministry in Grand Bay.

Deacons meet tomorrow at 4:00PM.

The Turrentine family had a good Thanksgiving/Christmas fellowship yesterday.  Eddie & Sue have a great place to host such gatherings and they are always such gracious hosts.  Dad felt well enough to attend and stayed for over an hour which is really god for him.  Uncle Herschel, age 94, was also able to attend with his daughter, Robin, her husband, Terry, and their granddaughter, Bailey.  I mentioned yesterday that our first cousin, Tony, was also in attendance.  Dad prayed a wonderful prayer of blessing over the food which will remain a great memory to those of us in attendance.  Thank God for family.

Somewhere mentioned that there is a college football game today.  I think that is correct.  Again, Auburn wins!

Lord willing, I will be in the pulpit for all three services tomorrow.  I hope to be joined by many members of the Friendship family along with guests.  “Can” you join us?

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

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Nov
29
2019
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FRIDAY, 11/29/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Good morning from Hartselle, Alabama.  I know this entry is a bit late and I apologize.  Actually, Bibbi Bosarge (is that BB or BJ?) had said that she would give me a break from writing and post an entry in my absence.  She promised to have it posted by 6:00AM.  Once I saw that she did not I decided to give her an extra hour and then would do it myself if she had not posted.  Folks, you just cannot find good help these days.

Miss Maxine Dupont, Buddy Brewer, Myrtle Bowden and my dad all still need your prayers.  Miss Maxine should go home tomorrow, Myrtle is in the midst of her chemo treatments and Buddy & dad will soon begin their respective chemo treatments.

We are on a regular schedule on our campus this Sunday morning and evening.  Deacons will meet at 4:00PM.  I know we will have some folks out of town but I do pray those of us in town will be faithful to attend the services.

Please take note and/or remember that we need everyone to bring canned food to the services this Sunday.  Take them out of the bag and place them on the altar steps, please.  These cans will then be delivered to Pastor Mark Williams and the Faith by Works ministry in Grand Bay on Monday.

Also, a “white Christmas” is coming to Grand Bay very soon.  Details TBA by Bro. Abel.

Pastor Mack Morris will be our guest messenger on Sunday morning, December 8, in both services.  Pray, attend and bring others with you.

My Thanksgiving day consisted of mowing, hauling off leaves, getting stung by a pygmy wasp, lunch with the family, and then traveling to Hartselle with Gina.  Gina and I were blessed to stop by and visit with Decker Terry on our way North.  It was a good day.  (FYI, Ann cooks the best dressing in the world!  Just saying!)

Today, we will have the Turrentine Thanksgiving and Christmas all wrapped up in one.  Should be a great day and we are blessed to be joined by our cousin, Tony Gettig, from Michigan.

I have had one Alabama fan contact me to share that he feels Alabama will win the game tomorrow by six points.  Have I mentioned that I think Auburn will win the game?

Not sure if I will post an entry tomorrow or not.  Please remember the canned goods for Faith by Works.

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

 

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Nov
28
2019
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

Short and sweet this morning with a simple message of let’s just focus on the many blessings God has bestowed upon us.  Be thankful.  Enjoy God today.  Count your blessings.  God is good.

I pray that you will have a great Thanksgiving Day with Jesus!

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Nov
27
2019
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Cowardice and Capitulation: The Shocking Things Chick-fil-A Funds

There’s a lot of talk about Chick-fil-A. Most of it is generated by the #fakenews establishment that wants nothing more than to demonize an organization that, historically, has publicly professed its Christian faith that is inseparable from its business practices.

“[We are] based on biblical principles, asking God and pleading with God to give us wisdom on decisions we make about people and the programs and partnerships we have. And He has blessed us.”

Those were the words of Chick-fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy, to the Baptist Press back in 2012 as he confirmed his biblical belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Days later, a disgruntled activist violently took out his disagreement with Chick-fil-A by trying to kill as many people as possible inside of Family Research Council’s (FRC) D.C. headquarters. According to the FBI interrogation, Floyd Lee Corkins chose FRC as a target because “Southern Poverty Law [Center] lists anti-gay groups. I found them online.” So, Corkins stormed inside FRC’s building, armed with a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and 50 rounds of ammunition to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.”

His heinous attack was stopped by FRC’s security guard, Leo Johnson—a hero who was shot while stopping the terrorist attack. In 2012, Corkins was sentenced to prison for 25 years.

In 2017 Chick-fil-A donated money to the same corrupt SPLC that still outrageously lists FRC as a “hate group.”

The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s recent announcement about its future funding again reaffirmed its redirection and capitulation. It just so happens that the same three groups targeted for years by LGBT organizations as anti-LGBT “hate groups” just happened to be the same ones that would no longer be funded: The Salvation Army, Paul Anderson Youth Home and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Chick-fil-A’s press release acknowledges that these groups were “characterized as anti-LGBT groups” but never dispels that. They give excuses, basically, as to why they had funded these three remarkable organizations but would no longer continue to do so.

For those defending Chick-fil-A and pretending we haven’t witnessed their progression of capitulation, the Salvation Army sees it for what it is, stating in a press release: “We’re saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations.” The Salvation Army does all three on a massive scale. But they don’t espouse an LGBT ideology.

In explaining Chick-fil-A’s funding decisions, Rodney Bullard, VP of Corporate Responsibility and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation said: “We don’t want our intent and our work to be encumbered by someone else’s politics or cultural war. If something gets in the way of our mission, that is something that we are mindful of and cognizant of.”

Has their mission drifted way to the Left? Out with organizations that do not espouse a pro-homosexuality ideology and in with those who do, like Covenant House. Don’t let the Catholic association fool you, though. Covenant House, a homeless shelter for youth, takes pride in its promotion of all things LGBTQ. They even marched in the New York “Gay Pride” parade to show their inclusivity cred. Guess the Salvation Army (which admittedly has an issue with partially supporting abortion in cases of rape, incest and “life and health” of the mother) should’ve flown some co-opted rainbow colors to keep their hundreds of thousands in funding. Whoops. Looks like Covenant is the new Salvation.

Chick-fil-A funds the deeply political YWCA, a radically pro-abortion and pro-LGBTQ organization that repeatedly partners with Planned Parenthood.

Chick-fil-A also funds the DC-based New Leaders Council that identifies as a “hub of progressive millennial thought leadership” which exists to “support one another along their individual path to a more progressive political and cultural landscape.”

Chick-fil-A has given a sizable donation ($50k) to The Pace Center for Girls, yet another pro-abortion organization. The education and advocacy group featured radical pro-abortion feminist Gloria Steinem (the “I Had An Abortion” activist who declared that birthing children is the “fundamental cause of climate change”) as their keynote speaker for their most recent girls’ Summit.

Or, how about Usher’s New Look, R&B star Usher Raymond IV’s liberal non-profit? The group’s Disruptivator Summit is all about progressive community organizing on pivotal social issues, and Chick-fil-A funds it ($38,700 in 2017).

Chick-fil-A also gives tens of thousands to Chris 180 ($27,500 in 2017, $25k in 2019), a pro-LGBT behavioral health and child welfare service agency. The organization boasts of being awarded the “Leader in Supporting and Serving LGBT Families and Youth from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).” Nothing promotes human degradation quite like the pro-abortion HRC—the multi-million dollar LGBT powerhouse that recently pushed for the legalization of prostitution in D.C.

You can always love and serve the broken without affirming the brokenness.

And then there’s Junior Achievement (JA), which inarguably does some phenomenal work with education and entrepreneurship. They’re the recipients of hundreds of thousands a year from Chick-fil-A. In 2016, though, JA joined a coalition (Georgia Prospers) of pro-LGBT organizations in their “Too Busy to Hate” campaign to politically oppose religious liberty legislation (specifically the First Amendment Defense Act) from passing in Georgia.

So much for “not being encumbered by someone else’s politics or cultural war.” These groups, and many more funded by Chick-fil-A, are clearly political on the Left. Of course Chick-fil-A funds a lot of great initiatives, but they’re being publicly dishonest about their corporate evolution. And the millions of families who’ve supported them over the years, because of the fast food chain’s principled stand, deserve to know the COWardice that the company has shown in the face of LGBT activism.

(An opinion column by Ryan Bomberger |Posted: Nov 26, 2019 8:44 AM)

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Nov
27
2019
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PRAY FOR BUDDY BREWER

I learned yesterday that Miss Vinnie Brewer’s son, Buddy, has been diagnosed with cancer.  He will soon have a port put in place and will then begin chemotherapy treatments on December 12.  Pray for Buddy and his family during this time.  (I wanted to get permission before putting this online and Miss Vinnie granted me that permission today as she desires prayer support)

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