Nov
11
2020
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WEDNESDAY, 11/11/20

Happy ninth birthday to our granddaughter, Lizzi!  Lisa and I are blessed to be in Guatemala in order to celebrate with her today. Lizzi has adapted very well to living in Guatemala, is bilingual, and is a great big sister to her younger two sisters.  I hope Lizzi has a great day today!

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

Many thanks to the Veterans who are members of the Friendship family along with all other Veterans.  We salute you and appreciate your service to our country!

The visitation with the Mena Bosarge family takes place in our auditorium this morning from 11:00AM until the noon service time.  Pray for Junior, Jennifer and the rest of the family.

“Caring for Castlen” is our emphasis for the rest of this month!  Please bring tennis shoes, socks, underwear, et cetera and place them in the foyer of the auditorium.  Have questions?  Contact Daphne Hutto or Amy Huhn.

Larry Crawley, Witney Edwards, Bro. Abel Garcia, Ross Genzink, Nate Miersma and Amy Reynolds will board flights this morning in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo & Mobile heading to Guatemala City.  Pray for their travel experiences to be seamless.

The container still has not left the port.  Pray that it can leave today or tomorrow.

Lisa and I arrived on GRACE mountain safe and sound yesterday afternoon.  It was so good to see Gina, Deidra, Lizzi, Sydney & Audrey.  Thank you for praying us through!

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

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Nov
10
2020
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TUESDAY, 11/10/20

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

This entry will be short and sweet as Lisa and I are sitting in the Mobile airport about to board a Delta flight to Atlanta.

Cecil Guidry was discharged from the hospital late yesterday morning.  She is doing good and has such a positive attitude.  Keep praying!

Carol Lucky was admitted to the hospital.  Keep praying for Carol.

Max Peacock continues to recover at home.  It is a slowly but surely process for Max.  He too has a great outlook.  Pray for Max.

I posted the obit for Junior Bosarge’s mother.  No morning service on our campus tomorrow.  The visitation with the Bosarge family takes place from 11:00AM until the noon service.  If you can help with the feeding of the family, contact Tina Wilkinson.

We had seven folks take the COVID test yesterday in preparation of going to Guatemala.  Lisa and I both tested negative and are heading out today.  The others all are scheduled to depart tomorrow.  Delta actually took the flight to Guatemala City off the board for tomorrow which affected three of our team members.  The Lord blessed and they are all back on schedule just in a different way.  Pray for the others to get negative test results today and for all of us to have safe travels.  Pray that Delta accepts our test results and will let us board today in Atlanta.  If they do not, pray for the gate agent.  I am not responsible for Lisa’s actions!

Remember, we are “Caring for Castlen!”  We need items brought to the church either tomorrow night or Sunday.

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

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Nov
10
2020
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OBITUARY FR MENA LOUISE BOSARGE

Mena Louise Golemon Bosarge Johnson, age 89, a resident of Irvington, AL, passed away Nov 7, 2020. Born June 11, 1931 and died Saturday, November 7, 2020, she was a longtime member of Coden United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brasille Golemon and Susie Williams Golemon; husband, Clarence Levi Bosarge; sister, Susie Annette Higgins; brothers, William Golemon, Curtis Golemon, Ollie Golemon, and baby brother, Charles Golemon. She is survived by her husband, David Johnson; step-son, Dave Johnson (Amanda); sons, Clarence Levi Bosarge, Jr. (Anna Carol) and Jimmy Bosarge; daughter, Beverly Bosarge Johnson (Randy); brothers, Shereley Golemon (Linda), Morris Golemon, Dave Golemon, Bobby Golemon, and Troy Golemon (Betty); grandchildren, Samantha Johnson Gray, Jennifer Johnson Everett (Matthew), Krista Johnson Stacey (Richard), Brent Bosarge (Le Anne), Nicholas Bosarge (Colleen), Aaron Bosarge (Bridgett), Dennis Bosarge (Amanda), Jeffrey Bosarge, and Shane Bosarge (Cassie); special niece, Mena Golemon Carmen (James); other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends. Pallbearers are grandsons, Brent Bosarge, Nicholas Bosarge, Aaron Bosarge Andy Bosarge, Shane Bosarge, and Jeffrey Bosarge. Funeral service will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, Grand Bay, AL on Wednesday, November, 2020 at 12 PM with visitation at 11 AM. Interment will be held in Odd Fellow Cemetery.

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Nov
09
2020
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MONDAY, 11/9/20

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

Junior Bosarge’s mother passed from this life this past Saturday afternoon.  The family will be meeting with the funeral home today to make arrangements.  This is also Jennifer Everett’s grandmother.  Pray for the family as they walk through this valley.

Cecil Guidry remains hospitalized.  She is doing well but has hit a couple of “bumps” in the road.  She “may” be discharged today.  If not, most likely tomorrow.  Keep praying for Cecil.

Received a call last night around 9:30PM saying that Carol Lucky was being transported by ambulance to the hospital as she was having difficulty breathing.  Pray for Carol & Terry.

Angela Bentley’s father suffered a heart attack and is in the hospital.  The owner of the company where Eddie Albritton works suffered a heart attack yesterday and is in the hospital.  This is his second heart attack in recent weeks.  Pray for these two gentlemen.

Larry Crawley, Witney Edwards, Bro. Abel Garcia & Amy Reynolds are all scheduled to leave this Wednesday heading to Guatemala.  Ross Genzink from Michigan is also scheduled to depart on Wednesday.  Our daughter, Gina, is already in Guatemala.  Lisa and I are scheduled to fly out tomorrow.

So, all seven of us will be getting nasal swabs today.  Pray that we will all test negative which will allow us to make the trip.

I cannot emphasize enough how gracious and helpful Todd Stork has been in getting us tested.  Todd is one of the finest young men I know.  Always has been such a gracious spirit.  He and Jim Holland are directly responsible for Lisa and I being able to get our test and results today.  The others will get their test results tomorrow afternoon.  Thank you, Todd, for your spirit of helpfulness!

The Lord blessed us with a good day in our services yesterday.  The freedom to preach was abundant.  Thank you Jesus.

Hurricane Eta has delayed the container in Guatemala being taken to GRACE mountain due to the road conditions.  Pray for it to be moved within the next day or so.

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

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Nov
05
2020
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THURSDAY, 11/5/20

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

Cecil’s surgery was a success.  Blo Joe and Joey are supposed to be able to visit her in the intensive care unit this morning.  Keep praying for Cecil.

Thank you to Rita Boutwell for coordinating the ministry of feeding the Gazzier family tomorrow.  If you can help and have not signed up, please call the church office this morning.  Also, thank you to each person helping in any way.

Our numbers were down in the auditorium yesterday morning and last night.  Not sure why but I am grateful to those who attended.  I am rejoicing always!

I am asking the Friendship family to step up big time during November as we are “Caring For Castlen” and “Sharing With St Elmo!”  Bring the needed items and place them in the foyer of the auditorium.  You can do this any service on a Sunday or Wednesday.

Regular scheduled on our campus this Sunday morning and evening.  Lord willing, I will be in the pulpit for all three services.  I hope to be joined by many members of the Friendship family and guests.

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

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Nov
04
2020
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WEDNESDAY, 11/4/20

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

First and foremost on our prayer list today is Cecil Guidry.  She is scheduled to have triple bypass surgery beginning around 11:00AM.  As has become the normal, no one will be allowed to be with her.  Pray for all to go well in the surgery.  Cecil has been a part of the Friendship family from the very start and has been an active member.  I love Cecil.  Our older girls call her Aunt Cecil.

The service for Jim & Annie Gazzier takes place this Friday, 11/6.  Rita Boutwell will be coordinating the ministry of feeding the family following the service.  We need help with the food.  If you can help then please call the office today or in the morning.

“Caring For Castlen” is our focus during November and into December.  Daphne Hutto is spearheading this ministry.  There will be a list shared this Sunday of the needs in order of priority.  Tennis shoes in sizes twelve through an adult nine are on top of the list.  Socks & underwear are next.  I am asking members of the Friendship family to purchase some of these items and bring them to one of our services this Sunday.  You can place them in the foyer of the auditorium.  We are going to emphasize this for the next three Sundays.  Friendship family, please respond in a huge way!

Regular schedule on our campus this morning and tonight.

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

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Nov
03
2020
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TUESDAY, 11/3/20

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

The church auditorium will be open today from 8:00AM until 7:00PM for anyone wanting to come there to pray.  It seemed that a pretty good number of folks came by and prayed yesterday.  Thank you to each person who is praying.

Our campus will be busy today as we are a voting place.  Therefore, I would suggest that folks avoid coming to the office unless absolutely necessary as the traffic volume will heavy.

Cecil Guidry is scheduled to have triple heart bypass surgery tomorrow.  Pray for Cecil and pray that all goes well.

The funeral services Mr Jim & Miss Annie Gazzier will take place this Friday, 11/6, from the Kenmar Funeral Home in Bayou La Batre beginning at noon.  There will be an hour of visitation with the family prior to the service.  Pray for the family.

Our church will be feeding the Gazzier family following the service.  Contact Tina Wilkinson if you can help with the food.

There may have been more but I know of at least three, two men and one woman, folks who spent time yesterday cleaning up our campus from the effects of Hurricane Zeta.  I so appreciate this labor of love by these folks.

Regular schedule on our campus tomorrow morning and evening.

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

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Oct
31
2020
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SATURDAY, 10/31/20

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

Happy birthday, Coach Saban!  (Most folks are unaware that Coach is one of the thirteen readers of this blog)

“Fall” back one hour before going to bed tonight.  Yes, you supposedly “gain” an hour tonight.  My favorite Sunday of the year when it comes to time.

“Trail of Truth and Treats” on the back forty today from 3:00 – 5:00PM.

Regular schedule on our campus tomorrow.  Deacons will meet at 4:00PM.  November mission team will meet at 5:00PM.  AWANA ministry at 5:00PM and children’s choir at 6:00PM.

I received a phone call last night with some great news – we got a green light!  What?  Think container in Guatemala.  There was a ten percent chance we would get a green light.  How many folks know that God works extremely well when the situation seems dire?  Thank you to all who prayed.  It appears the container will be on GRACE Mountain on Tuesday or Wednesday.  Praise the Lord!  To God be the glory!

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

 

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Oct
29
2020
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FRIDAY, 10/30/20

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

This entry is being written shortly after 10:30PM on Thursday night, 10/29.  Why?  Because I presently have access to the internet and that may not be the case in the morning.

Just drove to Highway 90 in Grand Bay (downtown) to see if Lisa’s office has electricity.  It does.  As a matter of fact, every business and residence I passed between here and there has electricity with the exception of two houses.  I am happy for those who now have had their electricity restored.  Good stuff!  Many of our neighbors in Irvington & Bayou La Batre basically never lost their electricity.  Good for them!

Trail of Truth and Treats tomorrow afternoon on the back forty.

“Fall back” one hour this Saturday night, 10/31, before going to bed.  This is my favorite Sunday of the year when it comes to time.

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

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Oct
29
2020
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CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED TODAY, 10/29/20

The church office will be closed today, Thursday, 10/29, as there is no electricity on our campus.

Not sure about soccer tonight but that area is a mess.  Bro Abel will make that call this morning.

Regular schedule this Sunday morning and evening.

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