Jun
24
2019
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MONDAY, 6/24/19

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

Bro. Jerry Hovel sent me an update last night saying that our morning service yesterday was well attended while our evening service was poorly attended.  Honestly, it is about what I expected.  I am very grateful to those members of the Friendship family who were faithful to attend the services.

Bro. Jerry also told me that Jonny Gaston did a very nice job of sharing the Word.

Matt Everett’s dad continues to have some issues but the medical folks think they are getting a handle on things.  Keep praying.

The team in Guatemala had a really long day.  They left the mission house at 6:00AM headed to a town near El Rodeo to distribute food to two hundred families.  They arrived shortly after 8:00AM and the folks were waiting.  Pastor Max preached and then the families received the food.  This is in a very poor area that is still feeling the negative effects of the volcano eruption last year.  It is a very hot place too.

The team then went to Antigua for lunch and some down time before returning back to GRACE Mountain in order to attend the service at the GRACE Community Church.  Jeff Holified did a very nice job of sharing the Word.  Lana, Darin & Rebekah shared a couple of musical specials too.  Good service.

The team then fed the church family.  Nicely done!

After supper a meeting was held to talk about the school and the need for sponsors beginning in January of 2020.

Tomorrow will be a morning of building followed by an afternoon off before having supper in Antigua.

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

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Jun
23
2019
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SUNDAY, 6/23/19

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

A final reminder to the Friendship family – there will be no 8:00AM service today.  Our day begins with Sunday School at 9:15AM followed by worship at 10:30AM.  We will then have our evening worship service beginning at 6:00PM.  I pray that the members who are in town will be faithful to attend the services.

I was wrong!  (What else is new?)  Nanette Fontenot did not have surgery on her hand.  That could possibly come later.  My apologies for my mistake.

The team in Guatemala had a good Saturday.  Pastor Jordan Lollar is coordinating the house building side of this team and he told me that twelve houses have been built, nine have received the concrete and seven are completely finished.  This team is having to build some custom homes but their attitude has been wonderful.

Another group of children from our feeding center ministry went to a local water park Saturday morning.  Deidra will post about that but I am told it went well.

Early and long day is planned today.  Details later.

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

 

 

 

 

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Jun
22
2019
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SATURDAY, 6/22/19

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

There will be no early service on our campus tomorrow.  Sunday School at 9:15AM followed by worship at 10:30AM.  The evening service will begin at 6:00PM.

The team in Guatemala built six houses yesterday with three of those receiving concrete and having the fronts put on.  Around half of the team went to the water park with sixty of the children from our feeding center.  Deidra is blogging about that on shininglightabroad.com.

All is well in Guatemala.  Thank you for praying.

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

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Jun
21
2019
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FRIDAY, 6/21/19

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

Good morning from GRACE Mountain.  Bro. Jerry sent me an update last night with not much to report which is a good thing.  Nanette Fontenot recently broke her hand and had to have surgery.  Matt’s dad remains in the hospital.  Pray for these folks.

Our Sunday morning at Friendship this Sunday, 6/23, will begin with Sunday School at 9:15AM followed by worship at 10:30AM. There will be no early worship service.  Regular schedule in the evening.

All forty four team members are now present and accounted for in Guatemala.  The Ethelsville Baptist and Thelma Baptist folks arrived yesterday afternoon and then the remaining team members arrived at 11:00PM last night.  We thank God for traveling mercies.

Yesterday two houses were completely built and a ton of food was cooked.  The house locations were close by GRACE Mountain and the food is for ministry today.  It was a good day for the team.

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

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Jun
20
2019
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THURSDAY, 6/20/19

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

I “thought” I posted an entry yesterday but if I did it is not on my computer this morning.  I have “thought” things before and been wrong!

I really do not have any updates from home so let’s go with the “no news is good news” scenario.  I do know we need to keep praying for Matt Everett’s father.

I appreciate Bro. Jerry Hovel teaching in the two services yesterday.

Nine folks from the States arrived in two waves yesterday – three around 3:00PM and six others around 11:00PM.  Twenty two folks have already arrived in Atlanta this morning and will soon be headed South.  Thirteen folks will leave from Pensacola this afternoon while two others will do the same from Mobile.

Friendship family, please note that we will not have our 8:00AM service this Sunday, June 23.  Otherwise we are on a regular schedule.  Please pass the word.

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

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Jun
18
2019
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TUESDAY, 6/18/19

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

Matt Everett’s father continues to be hospitalized.  Please keep praying for him, the family and the medical folks in charge of his care.

Edwina Perkins had a surgical procedure done yesterday morning.  Pray for Edwina.

Pastor Jordan Lollar’s father-in-law has been in the hospital recently.  He was admitted again yesterday and placed in ICU.  Pray for him, Lana, and the rest of the family, please.

Very important – the Friendship family will only have one morning worship service this Sunday, June 23, and that will be our 10:30AM service.  Yes, we will have Sunday School at 9:15AM and our evening service at 6:00PM.  Please pass the word that we will not be having our early service this Sunday!

I took off yesterday afternoon because the corn patch was calling my name.  Thankfully, it was also calling Luke Green’s name as he came to help me.  Thank you Luke!  We pulled six of eight rows and then Lisa, Dana, Daphne & Ann put it up.  It was a very full afternoon of work but I enjoy it.

John Milton Ladnier showed up with a boat load of garden goods late yesterday afternoon.  The man is amazing when it comes to his garden and his generosity.  Thank you John!

Lisa and I are scheduled to fly out today heading to Guatemala.  We will be joined by nine others tomorrow and then thirty something more folks on Thursday.  Pray that all of our travels go well.

Regular schedule on our campus tomorrow morning and evening.

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

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Jun
17
2019
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MONDAY, 6/17/19

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

We were blessed with a really good day in our services yesterday.  The group from Kansas was a blessing in the morning and evening.  Thank you to Dale & Zach for handling all of the details for this team.  Thank you Randall for your flexibility in arranging the worship schedules.

Aninha’s sister, Lucy, did a very nice job of sharing in our evening service about her missionary experiences in Brazil.  Pray for Lucy.

Miss Lillian Brinkman was in our early service yesterday.  The lady is amazing!  Keep praying for her.

Martin Brinkman was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon.  He is going to have some ups and downs during his recovery largely in part because he is only eleven years old.  Totally understandable.  Pray for him.

Matt Everett’s father has been losing more blood.  It is possible that he will be having surgery today.  Pray for Mr. Everett.

Tough loss for the Auburn baseball team last night.  Not sure if their pitching depth can hold up to get through the tournament now.  However, that is why they play the game.

Leslie Hacker’s Braves just keep on keeping on.

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

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Jun
15
2019
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SATURDAY, 6/15/19

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

Young Martin Brinkman, 11, underwent around a three hour surgery yesterday afternoon and, per the surgeon, it was a success.  The good news is that Martin will not have to wear a head restraint but will instead only have to wear the neck brace for six weeks.  The surgeon definitely knows that Martin is blessed as he said most folks in his situation have a much worse outcome.  It appears that Martin will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow.  Thank you for praying.

There will be a car wash in front of the State Farm office in Grand Bay today.  I am dubbing this the “Bob & the three blondes” car wash.  All proceeds will toward ministry efforts in Guatemala next week.  They will also have sweets, lemonade and freshly picked blue berries for purchase.  Jennifer Brinkman is one of the three blondes so she will not be present but the other two will there.  The star of the show will be Bob!

Regular schedule for the Friendship family tomorrow morning and evening.  No Discipleship Training.

The Braves are smoking hot having won eight in a row and now have a two and one half game lead in the NL East.  Leslie Hacker is a happy camper these days!

Joey Guidry sent me a text yesterday trying to explain why he has not invited me to join him going snapper fishing.  Long story short – red truck!  Not saying anything but Grant Tillman is fishing today!  Just saying!  (Katie’s first cousin is having major surgery and she is on the island – are you serious!)  By the way, Katie’s parents, Scott & Diane, were at the hospital yesterday during the surgery.  Let me just say this – I like Scott!

My schedule got changed yesterday due to the surgery.  Obviously, Lisa and I did not travel out of town.  She has a list one mile long for me to get done today.  It is going to be a sun up to dark thirty day for me and I hope to see Martin in the hospital too.

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

 

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Jun
14
2019
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FRIDAY, 6/14/19 – SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST

The neurosurgeon came to see young Martin Brinkman this morning and has decided that surgery is necessary.  So, the plan is to do surgery at some point after lunch.  Martin will be in some type of head/neck restraint for like six weeks or so.  Martin is eleven years old and is not excited about this whole ordeal.  Would you take a moment and pray for Martin, the surgeon, Martin’s parents and family?

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Jun
14
2019
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FRIDAY, 6/14/19

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

Happy Flag Day!

Martin & Jennifer Brinkman’s son, Martin, suffered a neck injury late yesterday afternoon.  He was taken to the hospital and was moved to a different one during the night.  A neurosurgeon will examine him this morning and make a decision as to the next step in the process.  Pray for young Martin.

Miss Lillian Brinkman is home but still needs our prayer support.

Matt’s father remains in the hospital so keep praying.

Martha Terry was discharged from the hospital late Wednesday afternoon.  Decker, Ron & Peggy, Sherry and the others now have a full time giving care to Martha but they do an excellent job.  Decker & Martha are people of great faith in Jesus.  Pray for them!

Keep praying for Lydia and the baby in Guatemala.

I have not heard anything from Larry Crawley but do ask that you pray for their mission work in Africa.

Speaking of mission trips, we have a group leaving next week to do ministry in Guatemala.

The Friendship family is on a regular schedule this Sunday morning and evening.  We will be recognizing the fathers in our morning services with special recognition given to the oldest father present in each of those services.

Lisa has me in the yard all morning and then we will head to Brandon, MS for a funeral visitation.

Edd Gillespie graciously offered to take me snapper fishing today.  I had to decline the offer due to the funeral visitation.  I very much appreciate Edd’s invitation and graciousness to me.  I would call out several others who have not been so gracious but I will not because if I called out Johnny Five then I would have to call out Joey Guidry and that would mean calling out Grant Tillman and then Tony Hacker too.  I just do not operate like that!

The Warriors went from absolutely loaded to limping.  Congratulations to the Raptors on their championship.  Let me list all of the Raptors fans I know –

Leslie Hacker’s Braves have opened up a one and a half game lead in the NL East.  Bobby and the boys are struggling a bit right now.

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

 

 

 

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