Mar
31
2007
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SUNDAY, 4/1

This is actually being written late Saturday night but I figure most folks will not read it until Sunday or Monday.  We had a blessed work day with a good number of folks participating and much was accomplished.  Thank you to each person who helped in any way!

Sherry Woods did well in surgery.  The doctor placed a plate and some screws in her leg so pray that it will help relieve the pain and heal properly.  If all goes well, she will go home on Monday.

Bro. Johnny Tucker did well in receiving the defibrillator for his heart.  He spent Friday night in the hospital.   

It is highly possible that we will need some people to help off load the contents of a trailer into the container one morning this week.  I will let you know once we have received word from Louisiana. 

Many folks have been asking about my dad and his situation.  Thank you for caring.  He had a biopsy done this past Monday and is scheduled to meet with the oncologist this Thursday to discuss the results. 

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Mar
29
2007
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THURSDAY, 3/29

It has been a real joy for me to have one of my first cousins, Tony Gettig, and his wife, Kathy, with us for the past couple of days.  They are from Kalamazoo, MI and Tony went to Guatemala with us this past February.  He is working on a promotional video for GRACE Ministries which should be ready by the end of April.  Tony & Kathy are great Christians and I am thankful for their service to the Lord!

Miss Audrey’s funeral service will take place today at 2:00PM.  Please pray for that service and for her family. 

We need many folks to come for the work day this Saturday from 8:00AM until noon.  Bring your tools, equipment, et cetera and let’s get ready for Easter weekend. 

 

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Mar
28
2007
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WEDNESDAY, 3/28

Please pray for Sarah Thornton and her family today as they have the funeral service for her brother, Ray Brown, in Citronelle. 

Also, please remember the funeral visitation for Miss Audrey Brooks tonight from 6:00 – 8:00PM in the church auditorium.  (Please note it starts at 6:00PM for the public)  That service will be tomorrow at 2:00PM from the auditorium with burial in Serenity Gardens.

We are having every Bible study, class, choir, et cetera scheduled for today with the exception of our prayer meeting in the auditorium. 

Jason Creel did well during his surgery yesterday and we are thankful. 

Please remember the work day scheduled for this Saturday, 3/31, from 8:00AM until noon.  Hope to see many of you there for that effort. 

Hope is alive!  Bring your family and friends to church on Easter Sunday! 

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Mar
27
2007
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AUDREY BROOKS ARRANGEMENTS

The visitation for Miss Audrey Brooks will take place tomorrow night, 3/28, from 6:00 – 8:00PM in the church auditorium.  The funeral service will be held in the auditorium on Thursday, 3/29, at 2:00PM

We will have our 10:00AM prayer meeting tomorrow.  Also, we will have our senior high Bible study & children’s choir at 6:00PM, junior high Bible study, RA’s, GA’s, & Mission Friends at 7:00PM. 

We will not have our prayer meeting service in the auditorium at 7:00PM due to the visitation. 

Please make contact with others from the Friendship family who may not read this blog entry.  Thanks!

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Mar
27
2007
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TUESDAY, 3/27

We just received a call from Reggie Waters who is Audrey Brooks son-in-law informing us that Miss Audrey passed away in the early hours this morning.  Audrey is a precious saint of God and will be greatly missed by the Friendship family as she was such a faithful member.  Funeral plans are incomplete at this time but the hopes are for a Wednesday night visitation and a Thursday service.  I will post those arrangements once they have been finalized.  Pray for Miss Audrey’s family. 

 Jason Creel is having surgery on his back today so please remember him in your prayers. 

The funeral service for Sarah Thornton’s brother, Ray Brown, will take place in Citronelle tomorrow morning at 11:00AM.  Please continue to pray for that family. 

Word came yesterday that a trailer will not arrive this week to be off loaded onto the container.  Maybe next week – stay tuned!

We will have our work day this Saturday, 3/31, from 8:00AM until noon.  Our hope is for many folks to help get everything ready for the Easter weekend. 

My prayer is that you will join us for Bible study and prayer tomorrow morning or evening.

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Mar
26
2007
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MONDAY, 3/26

The Lord blessed and we had a good day yesterday in our services.  Steve Osborn from Love The Child Ministries in Guatemala joined us for the two morning services and Sunday School.  As always, it was great to see him.  He is such a huge blessing to our ministry in Guatemala and I think he knows everyone in Guatemala.

Audrey Brooks remains hospitalized but Ronnie Owens was discharged.  Jennifer Jackson’s mother, Mrs. Howard, and my dad will both have a biopsy done today.  Jason Creel, Judy’s husband, will have surgery on his back tomorrow.  Sherry Woods will have another surgery on her leg/ankle this Friday.  Bro. Johnny Tucker will have a defibrillator placed in his heart on Friday.  Pray for these folks as they go through these respective procedures/surgeries. 

Warren Guidry and Carolyn Abendroth had a brother-in-law, Jerry May, to pass away last Wednesday night.  His funeral service will take place today in Beaumont, Texas.

Sarah Criswell Thornton had a brother, Ray Brown, to pass away Saturday in Smithtown.  At the time of this post, the arrangements are incomplete.  Pray for both of these families as they go through this time of grief.

Ben Vickers helped unload the contents of the trailer into the container this past Saturday and his help was greatly appreciated.  Plans call for another trailer load to arrive either Thursday or Saturday morning.  Check this blog for the day and time.

It is my hope that a good number of folks will be present this Saturday to help us work on the church grounds as we prepare for Easter weekend.  Bring your tools, equipment, et cetera and join us from 8:00AM until noon. 

Hope is alive!  Let’s busy ourselves in bringing folks to the services on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus! 

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Mar
23
2007
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FRIDAY, 3/23

Word came yesterday that a trailer will arrive here tomorrow morning, 3/24, around 8:00AM and the contents of that trailer will need to be off loaded into the container on our back property.  So, if four or five guys could give us a hand it should not take long at all to have the driver back on the road. 

The question has been asked about our putting things for GRACE Ministries on the container.  At this point, it is unclear whether there will be room available.  We are loading and shipping this container to help Dr. Mike Clark and Casa Aleluya.  If space becomes available, we will announce it. 

Ronnie Owens received less than positive news after his surgery on Wednesday but that changed for the better yesterday.  His oncologist came by to tell him of a new treatment option which he wants to begin as soon as Ronnie recovers from his surgery.  Ronnie was encouraged and asks for your continued prayer support. 

Word came last night via an e-mail from Derrick & Jodie that the Capshaw team is having a good week of ministry in Guatemala.  They are scheduled to return home this Sunday so please keep praying for them too.

Please keep our work day scheduled for 3/31 on your calendar.  We will work from 8:00AM until noon. 

My prayer is that each member of the Friendship family will be involved in our Bible studies and worship services this Sunday.  Hope to see you there!

There will not be another post until Sunday night or Monday morning unless something happens within the Friendship family which needs immediate attention or prayers.

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Mar
22
2007
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THURSDAY, 3/22

The doctor did not deliver good news to Ronnie Owens and his family yesterday as they found a serious malignant condition during the exploratory surgery.  As a matter of fact, they did not proceed as planned in the surgery.  I do not know what the next step will be but do ask that you pray for Bro. Ronnie, Miss Mary and their family.

Margaret Davis suffered a “stroke in her right eye” late Tuesday afternoon which caused temporary blindness in that eye.  She was hospitalized but is now doing much better.

Word came from the hospital yesterday that Miss Audrey Brooks is doing better.  She remains in CCU but did make some progress and for that we are grateful.

It is still not clear whether we will be unloading a trailer into the storage container this Saturday morning or not.  Contact me if you are willing to help. 

On a personal note, an oncologist in Decatur, AL told my sister late yesterday afternoon that he is ninety percent certain that our dad has lymphoma.  A CAT scan was done this past Monday and that is what he is using to base his diagnosis.  A biopsy will be done in the coming days.  So, we simply ask that you join us in praying about this too. 

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Mar
21
2007
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WEDNESDAY, 3/21

Congratulations are in order for our own Michelle Rolls as it was announced in today’s Mobile Press-Register (Section B, Page 5) that she has been elected as President of the Press Club of Mobile.

Faith was able to win the softball and baseball games last night versus Cottage Hill but that is not the important thing.  I was proud of the students (FA & CHCA) who are members of the Friendship family for the way they conducted themselves and for their efforts on the field.  I look forward to joining them in Bible study tonight.  (By the way, CHCA did best FA on the field in baseball a few games ago – just trying to be fair in my journalism!) 

I will preach Mary Burkholder’s funeral service this morning and then will attend a funeral service this afternoon at Forts Lake Assembly for Jason Creel’s grandmother.  Pray for these families. 

Ronnie Owens will have his surgery today.  I will update either later today or in the morning.  Audrey Brooks continues to need our prayers too.

We are in the beginning stages of helping load a container which will be sent to Casa Aleluya in Guatemala.  I believe a load of goods will arrive this Saturday morning and we could use a few guys to help us offload them to the storage container.  Let me know if you would be willing to help. 

The following Saturday, 3/31, we will have another work day.  All hands are needed! 

Hope is alive!  Have you invited anyone to join you in our services on Easter Sunday?  If so, great!  If not, there is still time! 

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Mar
20
2007
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TUESDAY, 3/20

As has been expected for several days, Mary Burkholder (Alisia Crawley’s mother) passed away this morning around 7:30AM.  There will be a visitation tomorrow morning, 3/21, from 9:30AM until 10:00AM at Serenity Funeral Home in Theodore.  A service will take place at 10:00AM from the chapel of the funeral home.  Thanks to those who are ministering by taking food to this family during this time.  Please pray for the entire Burkholder family.

Miss Audrey Brooks seemingly took a turn for the worse during the night and is listed in critical condition.  She remains in the CCU at a local hospital.  Please pray for her along with her family. 

Faith Academy versus Cottage Hill Academy – today the softball and baseball teams from these two schools compete on the playing field.  We have members of the Friendship family representing us at both schools so we can simply wish them all well.  Hopefully, they will be well played games and Christ will be exalted. 

 

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