Jan
30
2009
1

FRIDAY, 1/30/09

Eddie Crocker, Sonny Bates’ nephew, passed away yesterday morning.  Pray for the Crocker family.  I will add to this post later today as I am being paged to get on the plane in Houston.  Pray for us as we travel today and the group traveling tomorrow. 

Pastor Travis, we got the meds and have them with us – thanks! 

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

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
29
2009
3

THURSDAY, 1/29/09

We had a good day in our Wednesday Bible studies/prayer meeting/classes.  It was a joy to baptize Konner Ferguson in our 7:00PM service.  Thanks to Austin Jackson & Daniel Smullen for their help after the young adult Bible study last night. 

Bro. Jerry & Bro. Kerry drove to Trussville yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral service last night for Betty Loyed, Kayla Huffstutler’s grandmother.  Eddie Crocker, 59, Sonny Bates’ nephew, was placed in ICU yesterday but was then moved to a regular hospital in order for his family to be with him.  The medical personnel say there is no hope as his leukemia has resurfaced and he is now in a comatose state.  Pray for Eddie and his family. 

Tina Sprinkle’s surgery was much longer than anticipated but the doctor was satisfied that her problems have been corrected.  She will be in the hospital for a day, two, or three depending on her ability to walk a certain distance. 

Marisa Felps e-mailed me to say that Carla’s treatment went okay as they gave her a lower dosage on Tuesday.  Shea Childress got sick again during her treatment and also had to have a wisdom tooth cut out.  Joyce Bosarge is at home with no significant change.  Jimmy Crawley remains at home too. 

Martha Patrick’s brother-in-law, Tolbert Bennett, is in an ICU in a local hospital.  He is an active member of 1st Baptist Moss Point. 

Pastor Jack Bailey and the folks at Danville Baptist had a good four days of services as God moved among them.  I don’t know the preaching evangelist but Rex Looney was the worship leader.  I praise God for the things He did in the life of Danville Baptist this week. 

Jon Cowart will be in our student Bible studies for the next two Wednesdays.  It doesn’t change what I said about him yesterday in regards to what a good job he has done with our students. 

Wow, in 25 hours Lisa & I will depart for Guatemala.  Basically, that means that I have 52 hours of work to get done between now and then so I am up until I take my seat on that plane in Mobile tomorrow.  We will celebrate Hien’s (pronounced Hennie) 17th birthday tonight even though her actual birth date is next week.  I may post in the morning and I may not.  I will be switching to the GRACE blog beginning Saturday and have plans to blog daily from that point forward.  Pray for this GRACE team of 47 as we go do construction and medical.  The Friendship CRC team returns home tomorrow. 

Jamie & Jessica Hall are doing the Faith Academy run for us this morning so I am off to Pensacola and Renfroe’s pecans.  I pray that you will have a great Thursday with Jesus! 

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
28
2009
0

AMY SEAB UPDATE

Amy is in labor & delivery at the hospital waiting to be checked by her doctor.  I will update on this same post should there be any changes in her situation today. 

9:30AM – This message just came to me from Miss Kittie:  Sarah Nell just called.  The doctor came in.  Amy is having contractions, but he put her on drip and will observe her for several hours, and hope that the contractions will stop.

Late afternoon – the contractions stopped so the doctor sent Amy home with more medications designed to keep her from going into labor. 
 

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
28
2009
1

WEDNESDAY, 1/28/09

Tina Sprinkle is scheduled for surgery early this morning so please pray for her.  In my opinion, she got good news yesterday when they moved her “up” to 7:30AM from 9:00AM.  You always want to be “first” on that list! 

The funeral service for Kayla Huffstutler’s grandmother will be tonight in Trussville.  Pray for her family as they go through the visitation and service.  The private burial will take place tomorrow morning. 

Amy Moulds Seab has been placed on complete bed rest by her doctor as she progresses in her pregnancy.  She is due March 6.  Pray for Amy & Adam as they anticipate the arrival of their second child.  Could it be another set of octuplets in the same calendar year?  Wasn’t that amazing?  Who is John & Kate?

Continue to pray for Shea Childress, Carla Felps, Joyce Bosarge, and Jimmy Crawley as they battle their respective cancers. 

Bro. Johnny & Miss Judy Tucker have asked us to pray for their granddaughter, Bonnie Clair, as she is battling an infection (psuedomonas) right now.  This could require a month long hospitalization.

Jon Cowart has been leading our students in worship for a little over a year now.  With the calling of a fulltime student minister, Jon will no longer be coming here on Wednesday nights.  I appreciate the work Jon has done in helping our students in the area of musical worship.  Actually, Chris is the one who got Jon to come as they were classmates at USA.  Thanks Jon for all you have done! 

Our students are selling gourmet apples for Valentine’s Day.  They are taking orders through this Sunday evening, 2/1.  If you want to order one or more, call the church office today or tomorrow.  Or, you can see one of the students this Sunday.  (The students going on a GRACE trip this summer are the ones selling the apples) 

Chris tells me that only two spots remain for Wild Week.  First come, first served! 

We have a team from the Friendship CRC of Byron Center, MI in Guatemala right now.  I am not hearing much from them but assume that no news is good news.  Pray for them! 

Mark Mast came through with an appropriate apology but I must send him some cheese!  Thanks Mark and apology accepted!

I pray that you will have a great Wednesday with Jesus.  By the way, I will be baptizing in our 7:00PM service tonight – come worship with us! 

 

 

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
27
2009
1

TUESDAY, 1/27/09

One of Kayla Huffstutler’s grandmothers, Ms Betty Loyed, passed away on Sunday night.  She lived in Moody, Alabama.  It is my understanding that everything i.e. visitation & service will take place tomorrow afternoon/evening with the burial taking place Thursday morning.  Pray for Kayla and her family during this time. 

Nothing different regarding our folks who have been hospitalized.  Carla Felps & Shea Childress receive treatments today and Tina Sprinkle is scheduled for surgery tomorrow.  As far as I know, everyone else for whom we have been praying remains basically the same.

Congratulations to our 5th & 6th grade RA basketball team.  They played in the league championship game last night and won!  They received the first place trophy!  Glen Cooper & Derek Brown served as their coaches and I appreciate those guys leading this ministry. 

Mark Mast, no apology?  T. Garrett, I try to be a law abiding citizen and haven’t gotten a citation in years! 

Rex Looney is leading the worship during the revival services at Danville Baptist Church this week.  I am getting regular updates from those services and the Lord is really blessing – basically in spite of Rex & Jack Bailey!  Pray for their services tonight and tomorrow night. 

I wasn’t surprised that Mark Gottfried “resigned” as Bama’s basketball coach but I am still concerned about how sports driven our society has become.  Win, win now, win every game or else seems to be the mentality.  The coach across town is always better! 

Speaking of sports, pray for Andy Pettitte.  He signed another contract with the NY Yankees but was cut from $16 million to around $5 million for one year.  We may take an offering for him as he is a good guy!

Hope you have a great Tuesday with Jesus.  Faith Academy is calling my name!   

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
26
2009
2

WHERE IS THE APOLOGY FROM MARK MAST?

I am not real smart but I do know my Asian holidays simply because we have one, or two, or three, or four (depends on the day) living with us.  Plus, I have an Asian son-in-law and an Asian Minister to Students.  How dare Mark Mast challenge my accuracy on this subject! 

“Ethnic Vietnamese and Chinese around the world have been preparing in recent days for the Lunar New Year, one of the biggest events of the year for celebrants.

“It’s one of the major holidays that we value,” said Van Le, chairman of the New Jersey Vietnamese-American Community Association. The Vietnamese New Year is generally celebrated on the same day as the Chinese New Year.”

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
26
2009
5

MONDAY, 1/26/09

Wow, it has already been Monday all morning!  The reason this entry is late is because it is Vietnamese New Year!  (One excuse is as good as the next!) 

The Lord gave us a great day yesterday as we had a salvation decision in the 10:30AM service (Jacob Boyd) and another one in the 6:00PM service (Mary Jo Laster) with one joining us by transfer of letter (Sue Blodgett) too.  God gives the increase and we give Him all of the glory! 

The Friendship family took a historic step last night as we called our first ever full time Minister to Students.  Chris Taylor will assume this position beginning this Sunday, 2/1.  He received a unanimous vote!  I appreciate the deacons and the finance committee for their prayers, meetings, input, and vision.  Pray for Chris & Nicole and our student ministry as we begin this new journey together! 

Miss Joyce Bosarge came home from the hospital last night.  Carla Felps & Shea Childress receive treatments tomorrow.  A hospital bed is being delivered to Jimmy Crawley’s house to help make it easier on the family in their care of him.  Sonny Bates’ nephew, Eddie Crocker, has had his leukemia return.  Tina Sprinkle will have surgery on her back Wednesday.  Pray for these folks!

We had twenty something folks come last night to help sort pills for the upcoming GRACE trip.  Thanks to each person who helped.  Pastor Travis Northcutt and his church family are shipping another load of pills to us today – what a blessing!

The Friendship family did a wonderful job of saying “welcome” to Rita & the girls last night.  Thank you for the gifts & the cards.  Thanks to Sherry Lavelle for coordinating that fellowship on very short notice.  Thanks to all who brought food too!  Rita was surprised and grateful! 

Our high school and college students who are participating in a GRACE trip this summer are selling gourmet apples.  If interested in purchasing one, or more, contact the church office. 

Our first night of another semester of FAITH is tonight.  Our 5th & 6th grade RA basketball team plays in their league championship game tonight. 

Gotta go – it’s Monday!  I hope you have a great Monday with Jesus. 

 

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
23
2009
1

FRIDAY, 1/23/09

The graveside service for Ms Betty Hill was well done by Pastor David Jones.  The Lord provided a beautiful day as the sun was shining and the temperature was perfect.  I know that Arlene Meredith & Miss Vinnie Brewer are coordinating a meal for Jodie and her family tomorrow – thanks to those ladies and all who will help with this meal. 

Pastor David told me that his (Nadine’s too) father did well in surgery on Wednesday.  I spoke to Donnie & Marisa yesterday morning and Carla is getting better but now is the time for another treatment – she and Shea Childress both have another treatment next Tuesday.  Miss Joyce Bosarge is getting a break from her treatment so she is feeling better.  Tyrone Crawley told me yesterday that his dad is continually getting weaker.  Pray for all of these folks.

I was surprised yesterday morning when I read that James Willis left the Auburn University coaching staff to take basically the same position on the University of Alabama coaching staff.  Here is a guy who played for Auburn and has coached at Auburn for years and now he has left to go to Alabama – wow!  (I know some may mention Bro. Oliver but it isn’t the same setting)  In my opinion, it is a picture of our society (and church) today – no appreciation for what you have “done” for me but a focus on “me” and what can you do for “me” today.  Words like gratefulness, loyalty, and commitment have become words of the past.  Enough of the soapbox . . . . “hold the rope!” 

Speaking of surprises, we are going to host a “Welcome to Friendship” fellowship/housewarming for Rita Arriola and the girls this Sunday evening, 1/25, immediately following our evening service.  They still need a lot of stuff to furnish their house so I would suggest cash, gift cards to Wal Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, et cetera or you can bring a gift i.e. towels, mixer, blender, sofa, et cetera.  We will have this fellowship in the fellowship hall (creative, isn’t it?) immediately following the service.  Sherry, we need some light refreshments for this fellowship.  Not every member of the Friendship family reads this blog (I can’t imagine why) so please spread the word!  Remember, it is a surprise!  (if our out of town readers such as Pastor Travis, Ross Genzink, Brett Hart, T. Garrett, Clint Landry, whomever want to send a gift, make it cash and send it to me!) 

My plans are to ask the Friendship family to extend the official call to become (continue to be) our Minister to Students to Chris Taylor this Sunday evening.  We will announce this as the reason for the fellowship.   

The folks from Moline CRC should have gotten home from Guatemala last night.  They had a good week of ministry.  The folks from Friendship CRC in Byron Center, MI should be on a plane this morning headed to Guatemala.  Pray for them as they travel and begin a week of ministry. 

Lisa has four tickets to tomorrow’s Senior Bowl.  If you are interested in using these tickets just give her a call at 865-4517.  If you have State Farm Insurance with her they are free – if you have (gasp!) insurance with some other company – they are free!  The seats are in Section U, Row 31. 

Pray for our Upward ministry tomorrow.  I hope to see you in our services this Sunday! 

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

 

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
22
2009
0

THURSDAY, 1/22/09

It is my understanding that the funeral service for Ms Betty Hill will take place this afternoon.  However, I do not know for certain if it is a private service or open to the public.  Regardless, pray for Mr. Tom Hill, Jodie Crawley, and the entire Hill family. 

Praise the Lord – Britan Gillespie’s surgery was over in a much shorter time period than expected and the results were something the doctors had not anticipated.  The “tumor” turned out to be a “clump” (my word) of white blood cells which means there was no problem at all!  Amen and amen!  Thank you for praying! 

Praise the Lord – Jeff Camp’s surgery went well too as the doctors were satisfied with the results!  Of course, Miss Kittie was relieved! 

I do not know about the outcome of Mr. Jones’ (Nadine Holifield’s father) surgery of yesterday.  Gloria Morrison did well in her surgery and was possibly going home yesterday afternoon.  Carla Felps Kyser, Shea Childress, Joyce Bosarge, & Jimmy Crawley all still need our prayers as they battle cancer.  I learned yesterday afternoon that Tina Sprinkle will have back surgery next Wednesday, 1/28.  Bill Unrue was in yesterday morning’s service and is doing well following his cataract surgery.  Ty Rivers’ baby, Ivy, in Texas needs our prayers as she weighs 3 pounds.  Grandmother Linda & Aunt Tina will travel to Austin this weekend to visit Ivy – pray for them as they travel. 

I posted that Rachel Jackson’s father, Mr. Hill, had surgery but that was wrong.  It was Teddy Ray’s father, Andrew Jackson.  He is doing well. 

Our GA’s did a wonderful job last night of sorting and bagging the meds for our upcoming medical GRACE trip.  Thanks to those girls and their leaders.  Remember, this Sunday, 1/25, is the last day to donate those supplies.  The box is in the foyer. 

Faith Academy beckons!  I hope you will have a great Thursday with Jesus!

 

Written by Teddie in: Daily |
Jan
21
2009
0

JEFF CAMP IN SURGERY TOO

Jeff Camp, Miss Kittie’s second son, is presently in surgery in Birmingham.  Please pray for him as he goes through this surgery and pray for his mother as she anxiously awaits to hear from her daughter-in-law. 

Also, the funeral service for Miss Myrtle Baugh is set for this morning at 10:00AM at Serenity Funeral Home.  Pray for the Baugh family. 

Written by Teddie in: Daily |

Powered by WordPress | Aeros Theme | TheBuckmaker.com