Jul
31
2009
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UPDATE ON JAMES MERRITT’S SERVICE

I just met with Gloria Merritt to discuss James’ arrangements.  The arrangements are still pending but it appears the visitation will take place Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00PM and the service Tuesday morning at 10:00AM.  The visitation and service will take place in our auditorium.  James will be buried in the Oddfellow’s Cemetery in Bayou La Batre.

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Jul
31
2009
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FRIDAY, 7/31/09

I am back from Guatemala and will be posting here each day, Monday – Friday.  You can read the recap from our latest GRACE trip by clicking on the GRACE blog tab on this site.  Chris either has already, or will be, uploading some pictures. 

Rita Boutwell e-mailed me last night to say that James Merritt passed away yesterday.  He was in the hospital but his passing was not expected.  I just spoke to Rita via the telephone and the arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Gloria will be meeting with the funeral directors today.  Pray for the Merritt family. 

The visitation with the Rivers family took place last night and the service for Mrs. Lenore Rivers will take place this morning at 10:00AM.  Pray for the Rivers family. 

Mary Cook e-mailed me to tell me that the doctors have determined that James’ father, Lonnie, does not have bone cancer.  Praise the Lord!  Keep praying as the doctors try to determine why he is losing blood. 

This is a big weekend for the Friendship family as we have a Sunday School workers training tomorrow, a fiesta for our Spanish ministry at 6:00PM, our first Spanish service at 2:00PM on Sunday, and An Evening of GRACE beginning at 5:00PM on Sunday.  The evening of GRACE will feature the preaching ministry of Pastor Mel Hacker and Pastor Bob Harvey along with the music ministry of April McNiel & Jaclyn Weaver.  I believe it is going to be an awesome evening! 

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

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Jul
29
2009
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RIVERS ARRANGEMENTS

The visitation with the Lenore Rivers family will take place tomorrow night, 7/30, from 5:00 – 9:00PM at the Mobile Memorial Funeral Home followed by a 10:00AM service on Friday, 7/31.  Please continue to pray for this family.

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Jul
28
2009
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MRS. LENORE RIVERS ENTERS HEAVEN

Word came to me via e-mail this morning that Mrs. Lenore Rivers passed away during the night.  I do not know any of the arrangements but do ask that you pray for the Rivers family during this time of sorrow.

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Jul
25
2009
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SATURDAY, 7/25/09

Received an e-mail last night asking us to continue to pray for young Ben Glass.  Another tumor has been discovered and they will do surgery next week in Birmingham.

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Jul
23
2009
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THURSDAY, 7/23/09

Please check the GRACE blog.  Thanks!

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Jul
22
2009
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WEDNESDAY, 7/22/09

Chris Taylor is killing me!  He “upgraded” our blog site and if you could see what I am having to navigate just to post this entry then you would be amazed.  I had to call my fighter pilot friend, Gavin Duff, from Faith Baptist in Bartlett, TN just to figure out how to get started!  Why can “simple” not be sufficient?  Why would this post need to know my age, height, & weight?  Why when you “misrepresent the truth” about your weight does it deny you access to post?  Why can’t this server just charge us like Pastor Jack Bailey’s does?  Why do I have to wear 3-D glasses to post?  Wow!

Al Michael’s asked that famous question, “do you believe in miracles?” as the Americans were putting the finishing touches on beating the Russians in ice hockey.  (I love ice hockey – Tim Mast & I!)  I do believe in miracles!  Saw two yesterday! 

First, a member of our GRACE team presently serving in Guatemala entered another post on the GRACE blog – hooray!  Miss Kittie wrote a nice update about the events of their last few days.  Thank you Miss Kittie!  They are having a good time and have built 13 houses and ministered i.e. food & clothes in two villages – awesome!   (By the way, Bro. Jerry gets a failing grade on the blog thing.  I think he went to the Pastor Ryan Johnston school of blogging!) 

Second, and this is a larger miracle, Pastor Jack Bailey’s second son, Pastor Michael Mason, entered two posts on his blog site yesterday!  Incredible!  Of course one of those was “his” preaching schedule which is beside “his” picture but. . .   I will never understand why he doesn’t put a picture of his wife on that site instead of a picture of himself!  Crazy stuff! 

Speaking of Pastor Jack, unlike him, I am thankful to Al Gore for inventing the internet so I can blog!  I may wear a green shirt today!   

Continue to pray for James Cook’s dad, Mrs. Rivers, Carla Kyser, Miss Joyce Bosarge, Daniel Baggett, Gunner Law, Terri Webber, the GRACE team in Guatemala, the Fab Five, et cetera. 

Also, pray for Dale & Karla Bosarge as they will be ministering in 1st Baptist of Wetumpka next Monday night, 7/27.  Clint Landry is the Minister to Students there and they are having Marvelous Mondays during August. 

We are on a regular schedule today/tonight at 10:00AM, 6:00, 7:00, & 8:00PM (Soy & Deidra’s).  The students are meeting at 5:00PM to watch DVD’s of their camp experiences. 

Thank God for the teachers from the Friendship family who received notice yesterday that they have been hired for the upcoming year.  Some of them will become tenured with this new contract.  Praise the Lord! 

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

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Jul
21
2009
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PRAYER REQUESTS

Just received an e-mail from Mary Cook sharing that James’ father, Lonnie Cook, has been diagnosed with cancer.  They discovered this from a bone marrow test but I don’t have any further details as to the type, prognosis, et cetera.  Mary will update me and I will pass it along through this blog.

Miss Lenore Rivers is at home in her battle with cancer but her physical condition continues to decline.  Please pray for her and for her family.  Hospice is involved in this situation but the primary care is being given by her family members. 

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Jul
21
2009
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TUESDAY, 7/21/09

Monday was a good day!  I try to attend the Mobile Baptist Association’s pastors’ conference each Monday and I was able to do so yesterday.  I do it just for the fellowship and to be encouraged with a brief message from the Word. 

Great news – Amy Huhn’s mother, Gloria Morrison, was declared “cancer free” by the doctor yesterday!  Isn’t that awesome!  She will go back in three months for another examination but, needless to say, they are rejoicing! 

There have been no significant changes regarding the folks I listed in yesterday’s post.  I would ask you to pray for T. Garrett as he is in the final days of study before taking his state bar (I think that is what he is taking) to become a NYC lawyer.  His sister got the looks and sweetness so hopefully TG got some brains.  Honestly, I think he got his mama’s brains because she doesn’t have any! 

I think we still have a GRACE team in Guatemala but I am not sure.  They have all abandoned me for the past couple of days in regards to electronic communication – even Deidra.  I did get a brief e-mail from John King and one from Louise Mason but neither mentioned our team.  Do I have the correct week?  Again, no news is good news!  (I guess)  Pray for that team!

Pastor Robbie Howard resigned from his church this past Sunday, 7/19.  He has decided to retire from the active pastorate.  I am not really sure why as he celebrated his 81st birthday yesterday, 7/20!  A belated happy birthday to Bro. Robbie and congratulations on his retirement.  He will be moving to Grand Bay and his plans are to be involved in Friendship whenever he isn’t preaching.  He is a preaching machine! 

Have I mentioned “An Evening of GRACE” on 8/2?  Don’t miss it! 

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

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Jul
20
2009
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MONDAY, 7/20/09

We had a good weekend!  God is good!  I am grateful for the moving of the Holy Spirit in our worship services.  Thanks to Kerry Woods, Brad Hutto, and the student ministry band helping lead our musical worship along with our regular instrumentalists.  We are blessed with good folks willing to serve however and whenever.  I don’t take that lightly! 

Word has it that the GRACE team being led by Bro. Jerry is doing well.  Carlee Whitmore gave us one brief blog entry on Friday night and Deidra (who is clueless) updated briefly yesterday afternoon.  Keep praying for them.  I have always lived by the “no news is good news” theory. 

Vicki’s nephew, Gunner Law, did well during surgery and is home.  Kathy Wadkins cousin also did well but I don’t know if she is at home.  Little Ben Glass received his brace and is doing better per Joyce.  Maxine Ervin Dupont’s grandson, Daniel Baggett, suffered an injury that has cost him the loss of one of his eyes.  It had to do with a see-saw bouncing up and hitting him.  He is 28 years old.  Maxine’s granddaughter, Kimberly, (Anthony’s daughter) is in her late twenties and she suffered a stroke late last week.  She is hospitalized in Texas.  Dee Dee Douglas’ father, George, continues to battle his cancer as does Carla Kyser, Joyce Bosarge, Max Peacock, Gloria Morrison, and Johnny Gulley.  Pray for these folks. 

“An Evening of GRACE” is going to be one of those services that you don’t want to miss!  I promise you that!  If you do miss it, you are going to hear the reports and then wish you had been present.  So, keep 8/2 clear on your calendar and join us from 5:00PM – 7:00PM.  It is going to be great!  Pray for that service with Pastor Mel Hacker, Pastor Bob Harvey, April McNiel, & Jaclyn Weaver. 

Pastor Jack Bailey called me this weekend.  Basically, he wanted some tips on blogging.  I am trying to help him.  Mama used to take Eddie & me to hear Pastor Jack preach when we were just toddlers!  Jack preaching and Rex Looney singing – those were the days! 

Mark Mast asked about Samuel coming to Canada to join them on their annual canoe trip.  I was just about to purchase his plane ticket when I read that Bro. Johnny Tucker was going to be their speaker – that ended that!  They will probably serve “stoked up” eggs for breakfast! 

Thanks to Greg Boutwell for the “all sweet” watermelon.  That is going to be awesome!  Also, thanks to Tim Knighten for merely “blowing his horn” as he passed by Thursday morning while I was push mowing our yard!  His advice yesterday was for me to purchase a riding mower.   

By the way, it was nice to have Kerry Woods future son-in-law, Kevin, in our services yesterday.  Plus, Kayla Brown has gotten another unsuspecting one in her clutches and he was with us too.  I was pretty impressed as he is from Arkansas and had most of his teeth!  LOL! 

It’s 2:30AM and I am headed to Wal Mart as I need to save some money.  Anybody need anything while I am out?  

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

 

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