Feb
27
2009
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FRIDAY, 2/27/09

Jeff Camp, son of Miss Kittie Camp, was taken from Montgomery to Birmingham yesterday because of some complications from his surgery of a few weeks ago.  He was admitted to the hospital and will stay until the find the cause of his problem.  Pray for Jeff & his family. 

Our dear friends from Holland, MI, Ross & Kathy Genzink are grandparents!  Their oldest daughter, Jenna, gave birth yesterday to a girl named Elliott (probably spelled incorrectly by me!) and she checked in two and a half weeks early but weighing 7 pounds & 4 ounces.  Congratulations to Jeremy & Jenna Kreuze on this new addition to their family! 

I have always looked at Ross & Kathy as parent figures in my life and I guess now they will move to being grandparent figures!  Wow, they are getting old in a hurry! 

The family of Lillian Brinkman will host an 80th birthday party for her tomorrow, 2/28, from 2:00 – 4:00PM in the fellowship hall.  You are invited and the request is no gifts! 

The past twenty plus years have seen Morris Bryant and me travel to the AHSAA state finals basketball tournament.  The past dozen or so years it has taken place in Birmingham.  We traveled to B’ham yesterday in time to catch the 4:00, 6:00, & 8:00PM championship games.  My source for passes dried up this year but Craig Moss came through in flying colors – he is an important man in Hoover, AL!  So, the next two days will see us watch basketball from 9:00AM until about 10:00PM – awesome! 

Tony & Dawn Hacker have been actively helping fill the open spaces on the June 18 – 25 GRACE trip.  I think we still have some openings so please contact me if you are interested in joining us.  We will be joined on that trip by Pastor Abel Garcia and about 11 others from his church.  Pastor Doug Chappelle and his daughter, Callie, will also be joining us. 

We will have a brief meeting this Sunday evening, 3/1, immediately following the service for those folks going on the July 23 – 30 GRACE trip.  This is important so please attend. 

We will be observing the ordinance of baptism in our 10:30AM & 6:00PM services this Sunday. 

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

   

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Feb
26
2009
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THURSDAY, 2/26/09

The Lord blessed and we had a great time of fellowship on the trip to Colorado.  He gave us traveling mercies on the way home and we thank Him for His goodness to us.  I was very thankful to see almost 90% of our church member ski retreat participants in our services/classes/Bible studies last night.

Miss Kathleen Richards has been diagnosed with a possible health problem that will receive further examination next week.  Please pray for her as she awaits her next doctor’s appointment.  Of course, Miss Kathleen is our oldest church member at 96 years of age. 

Mr. Charles Taylor, Diane Cordelle & Keith Brown’s maternal grandfather, remains on life support in a local hospital.  Pray for Mr. Taylor and the family during this difficult time. 

Scott Older’s step-father, James Parker, is in a Tennessee hospital after having some physical problems earlier this week as he & Sandra were there on vacation.  Pray for James and his family. 

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

 

 

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Feb
23
2009
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MONDAY, 2/23/09

This entry is coming from Winter Park, Colorado where thirty of us have been since Saturday on a ski retreat.  We have had a good time thus far with one day of beautiful sunshine, warm temperatures, and great skiing followed by today with snow, snow, and more snow.  The skiing was good in spite of the continual snowfall. 

We have been joined by Spencer Cole from Danville, AL and he led our musical worship in a service last night.  I brought a message from I Corinthians 12.  It wasn’t a regular church service and it wasn’t designed to be one but it was good to spend time together in worship and the Word. 

I haven’t gotten an update from home so I am assuming that “no news is good news!” 

Thanks for reading this entry and I will post a regular entry Wednesday night. 

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Feb
20
2009
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FRIDAY, 2/20/09

Please pray for Melinda Eckert as the surgeons close the hole in her heart this morning.  This is something that she has had since birth but it was only recently discovered. 

Jack Sims had knee replacment surgery in the early part of the week and is doing good in his recovery.  I expect that he will probably be discharged from the hospital today but that is purely speculation.  Pray for Jack in his recovery.

Mark Mast e-mailed me this morning to say that it is 25 degrees below zero at their house this morning – wow! 

We have an opening or two on the June 18 – 25 GRACE trip.  If interested, contact me personally. 

I hope you have a great Friday with Jesus. 

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Feb
19
2009
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THURSDAY, 2/19/09

I will give Steve Savarese and the other powers that be at the AHSAA credit for disqualifying the two schools involved in the fight at the basketball game this past Tuesday.  Again, what a sad commentary of our society when these kind of things happen at a high school basketball game. 

The Lord blessed and we had a good Wednesday in our various Bible studies/worship services.  I always enjoy ending the day with our young adults and we had a good number of them present last night.  They are almost always willing to share in the conversation and I feel it is a productive time spiritually. 

It is my understanding that Henry Bosarge (Tina Sprinkle’s uncle) is a little better although he remains in an ICU.  Otherwise, there are no significant changes in the folks we have been listing on this site.  Melinda Eckert is scheduled to have surgery in the morning so pray for her. 

We had a couple of folks sign up last night for the Nov ’09 GRACE trip.  We could still take a few more folks on that trip.  Also, we had two folks drop from our June 18 – 25, 2009 trip so we now have those openings.  I need to hear from you quickly for that one.  We have reservations to fly out of Mobile in June which isn’t always true during the summer months.  Give me a holler, if interested. 

The members of “Lottie’s Legion @ Friendship” are doing a good job of leading us in giving to our 2009 offering.  We are at about the 8% mark of our goal.  We have never been there before at this point in February.  Thanks to all who have given already and those who will give in the coming months! 

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

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Feb
18
2009
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WEDNESDAY, 2/18/09

The funeral service for Jimmy Crawley was one that exalted Jesus.  Thanks to all of those from the Friendship family who attended either the visitation or the service.  Keep praying for the Crawley family.

I believe that Alivia Seab went home from the hospital yesterday.  Praise the Lord!  I know Adam & Amy are glad to have their second child home.  I still don’t know if Bill Teasley went home (come on Vera!) but will find out today. 

Carla Felps Kyser had another treatment yesterday afternoon and is scheduled for more scans next week.  Please keep praying for Carla, Shea Childress & Joyce Bosarge. 

Melinda Eckert will have surgery this Friday, 2/20, to repair the hole in her heart.  Please pray for her as she prepares for this operation. 

I had a guest yesterday – Miss Kathleen Richards stopped by the church office for a visit.  What’s the big deal?  Well, Miss Kathleen is our oldest church member at 96 (97 on 5/3) years old.  She recently had surgery but is doing well.  What a sweet lady! 

Did you see the fighting between Carver-Montgomery and Valley high schools in the state basketball regional tournament?  The game was called off and now the officials are trying to determine a winner.  That’s easy – disqualify both of them!  Our society has gone crazy when it comes to sporting events and it begins at the T-ball level!  There is such a win at all cost mentality.  What a shame!  Do you really wonder why A-Rod and the others use banned substances?  Thank God for Upward!

Today is a normal Wednesday at Friendship with our morning service at 10:00AM and then the evening activities beginning at 6:00PM.  I pray that many members of the Friendship family will join us for these services/Bible studies. 

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

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Feb
17
2009
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TUESDAY, 2/17/09

Lisa and I went to Serenity Funeral Home around 5:15PM or so yesterday and I was very thankful to see a large representation of the Friendship family there to support Tyrone, Michael, & their families.  I am sure that many more passed through there before the evening was over.  I appreciate you guys ministering to this family during their time of sorrow.  The funeral service will take place today at noon from Faith Baptist Church.  Pray for Pastor David Jones as he shares the Word with those in attendance. 

Lisa and I also went to 1st Baptist last night to visit with the Pate family as Miss Bennie Dean Pate passed away.  We saw a fairly good number of the Friendship family there too.  Pray for the Pate family and Pastor Benny Still as he preaches that service at noon today from 1st Baptist. 

Margie Shefffield and Bobby Switzer went home from the hospital yesterday.  I am not certain about Bill Teasley but he was thinking he would go home too.  I have failed to mention Tina Sprinkle’s uncle, Henry Bosarge, who is in an ICU.  I saw Daniel yesterday and his dad had made some improvement.  Alivia Seab remains hospitalized.  Amy apparently sees me coming and hides each time I visit the hospital because I have yet to see her there.  Shea Childress is scheduled to receive another treatment today.  Gloria Morrison is being prepped this week to receive her first treatment next week.  I am not sure what Carla’s schedule is for her next treatment.  Charles Taylor, grandfather of Keith Brown & Diane Cordelle, is in a local hospital after being in an automobile accident.  Pray for all of these folks. 

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

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Feb
16
2009
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MONDAY, 2/16/09

The arrangements for Jimmy Crawley are as follows:  visitation with the family tonight, 2/16, from 5:00 – 8:00PM at Serenity Funeral Home in Theodore, AL.  The service will take place tomorrow, 2/17, at noon from Faith Baptist Church in Grand Bay.  Pray for Bobby & Deidra as they travel from Alaska today, pray for the entire Crawley family, and pray for Pastor David Jones as he prepares to preach the service tomorrow.

Alivia Seab remains hospitalized in an ICU.  I was unaware of this until yesterday.  Carl Ray said last night that she may be allowed to come home either tomorrrow or Wednesday.  Amy has been discharged from the hospital but is staying in a courtesy room in the hospital.  Pray for Alivia.

Bill Teasley was admitted to the hospital Saturday night.  He is again having difficulty breathing.  They thought he would be discharged yesterday but that did not happen.  Pray for Bill.

Margie Sheffield and Bobby Switzer remain hospitalized too.  Margie is recovering from her heart surgery of last week and they are trying to determine why Bobby’s blood count is so low.  Tom Hill, Jodie Crawley’s grandfather, is home from the hospital but is in need of fairly constant care.  Shea Childress, Carla Felps, Joyce Bosarge, and Gloria Morrison all continue to battle their respective cancer so pray for them. 

It was good to see Bro. Jerry Hovel and Tina Sprinkle in our services yesterday as they continue their recovery from surgery.

We had a good day in our services yesterday as God blessed.  The family portrait in our second morning service was great.  What?  Had to have been there!    You came in good numbers last night to the service and I am thankful!

Danville Baptist has called Joe David Bailey as the Minister to Students/Associate Pastor.  I spoke to JD via the phone last night and he is looking forward to this new step in his life.  Pray for JD as he works with Pastor Jack – he’ll need it!  Worse yet, he will be working with Mandy Bowling – ouch!   

It’s Monday!  FA calls!  We have our FAITH ministry tonight.  I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus! 

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Feb
14
2009
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JIMMY CRAWLEY ENTERS HEAVEN

Jimmy Crawley, father of Tyrone, Terry & Michael, passed away this afternoon.  Arrangements are obviously incomplete as the family waits to see when Bobby can get home from Alaska.  Pray for the Crawley family.   

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Feb
13
2009
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FRIDAY, 2/13/09

I stand corrected!  In case you haven’t noticed, that is becoming my theme!  According to Aunt Tiffany, Shea Childress did get a good report from the doctor this past Tuesday.  However, she was not able to receive her next treatment due to a low blood count.  (I can only assume that Myrtle’s hearing aid was not turned on or the battery was dead in the service on Wednesday morning)  The oncologist is continuing the treatments as a precautinary measure.  Thanks for the correction Aunt Tiffany! 

Bobby Switzer, Joey’s dad, was placed in the hospital last night as his blood count is way low.  He had gone for a test and they called to tell Miss Shirley to get Bobby to the hospital immediately.  Pray for him. 

As far as I know, everyone else we have listed in previous days is basically the same.  I am almost scared to share any updates due to the verbal lashing that I have received from Kim French & Tiffany Fox over the past two days.  I sure am glad this site monitors the comments – wow! 

It is shortly before 3:00AM and I just read the account of the Continental plane that crashed and burned in Buffalo, New York late last night.  It appears that 49 folks lost their lives in that crash – 48 on the plane and one in the house struck by the plane as it crashed.  We certainly want to pray for those families. 

LifeSouth will be in the west parking lot at Friendship this Sunday, 2/15, for a blood drive.  It begins at 10:30AM for folks who attend the early service and Sunday School.  I think they will be here for 4 hours. 

The “Taste of Friendship” is coming Saturday, 3/7.  Get your tickets to this great event which helps our students go to Wild Week this summer.  Great food and great fellowship! 

Pray for Danville Baptist as they vote this Sunday regarding a Minister to Students/Associate Pastor. 

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

 

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