Feb
28
2011
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WHERE’S WILL?

The following conversation took place yesterday morning in the 20 – 29 year old Sunday School class:

Pastor: We are having a work day tomorrow beginning at 8:00AM.  If possible, please join us.

Will Reynolds:  Wow, I would love to come but I have to be at work.  However, if you (Pastor) will meet me here at 6:00AM then I can work for a couple of hours before going to work.

Pastor:  Not a problem.  I will see you at 6:00AM tomorrow in the CAB.

Will:  Uh. . . . . .

Needless to say, I arrived in the CAB at 5:50AM today and I am still looking for Will!  He should change his last name to Switzer!

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Feb
28
2011
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WORK DAY A HUGE SUCCESS

A really big “thank you” to the men and women who showed up for the work day this morning – it was a huge success!  We are now ready for the walls to be put in place, followed by the electrical work being done, and then the sheetrock guys can begin to hang the sheetrock.  Those “seasoned” adults really know how to work!

The CAB is closed to any, and all, activity this week except for renovation work.  This includes the normal Wednesday night activities/classes.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

We praise the Lord for His blessings in the effort today.  We serve an awesome God!

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Feb
28
2011
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MONDAY, 2/28/11

If you find February of 2011, please let me know where it went!  Wow!

First, the doctors determined that Miss Edith Kelley does has some blockages in her arteries but also decided surgery would not be the best option at this time.  So, they will treat her with medication.  She is at home.  Pray for her.

Vivian Lorge (Christy Wynn’s daughter) was involved in a four wheeler accident this past Saturday afternoon.  She was treated at the hospital where she received fifty or so stitches.  Pray for her as she recovers.

Miss Kathleen Henderson (Joey Switzer’s grandmother) will have surgery tomorrow.  Pray for her.

Keep praying for Carla Kyser in her battle against cancer along with all others who are battling cancer.

Mr. George Douglas (Dee Dee’s dad) continues to need our prayers too.  Nancy West’s dad is at home in Texas and she said his outlook on life is good.  He will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  Herbert Benefield is having a lot of problems with his neck.  Bro. Sonny Bates is trying to see the doctor for a possible gall bladder surgery.  He was in our service yesterday morning but unable to attend last night.  Pray for these men.

We were blessed by the Lord with a good day yesterday as we saw four public decisions in our 10:30AM service and two more last night.  We saw five professions of faith with each one of those desiring to follow the Lord in believer’s baptism this Sunday evening – praise the Lord!  Also, Dylan Westbrook came forward to say that God has called him to the ministry in some capacity.  Praise the Lord!  We thank God for these decisions.

This morning at 8:00AM we will have a work effort to demolish the east end of the CAB.  I am praying for a good number of folks to show up so we can get the job done fairly quickly.  Special thanks to those who got the rooms ready to be demolished.  John Curl & Kenny Lingle will paint the west end rooms tonight.  Folks, I really appreciate the “mind to work” approach you have.  (I only wish Joe David Bailey & Jason Bowling lived closer as I know they would be present for this work effort!)

Congratulations to the Danville Lady Hawks for winning the regional at Wallace and getting to Birmingham.  Is Paul Wilson a coaching machine or what!

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

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Feb
25
2011
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FRIDAY, 2/25/11

One of the doctors thinks Miss Edith Kelley may have a bad heart valve.  They will probably do a heart cath at some point today and feel they can correct the valve during the cath.  Pray for Miss Edith.

Miss Bea Unrue is supposed to have surgery today too.  Pray for her.

There will be a funeral service this morning for Betty Creech’s maternal aunt.  Betty’s mom is the last of four siblings.  The funeral service will take place in Richton, MS.  Pray for the family.

Yesterday, Bro. Jerry Hovel, Steve Morris, & Logan Wainwright cleaned out the storage room on the east end of the CAB.  They did a great job which now allows us to “demolish” that room on Monday morning beginning at 8:00AM.  Others have been getting their rooms ready for the demolition as well.  Remember, we need the rooms ready to be demolished on Monday and we need a good group to help us beginning at 8:00AM.

The final game of the Upward season takes place tonight.  The awards ceremony will take place tomorrow at 1:00PM.

It was sad to read about the Amish children who drowned in the swollen river in Mayfield, KY.  (I think of Bruce Gill each time I hear of Mayfield)  Pray for that family as the search teams look for a fourth child.

I know Mobile really thought they were going to get the government contract yesterday.  However, politics are . . . politics!

Congrats to Coach Paul Wilson and the Lady Hawks on their win yesterday.  One win away from Birmingham.

We are on a regular schedule this Sunday.  Hope to see many members of the Friendship family in attendance.  I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus.

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Feb
24
2011
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THURSDAY, 2/24/11

The prayer list is long today.  First, I am told that Vera’s sister, Juanita McRoy, got a good report from her heart cath.  Praise the Lord!

Polly Kearns’ great-granddaughter was in an out of town hospital but I think she went home yesterday.

Miss Edith Kelley (Bro. Kerry’s mother), George Douglas (Dee Dee’s dad) and Christy Wynn’s dad  were all admitted to the hospital yesterday.  Not sure what is going on with Miss Edith or Christy’s dad but Mr. Douglas continues to battle his cancer.

Rachael Jackson’s grandmother was supposed to be discharged from the hospital yesterday too.  Ted Ezell, Merwyn Gunter, and Martha Patrick all remain in rehab facilities.

Bea Unrue is supposed to have surgery this Friday.

Deanna Rhyne is in Texas.  Her brother’s fiancee had a fourteen year old son who was killed in a hunting accident yesterday.  Pray for that family.

I appreciate Bro. Robbie Howard and Dale Bosarge for filling in for me yesterday/last night.  Lisa and I finally got home around 9:30PM.  Again, thanks for praying for Hien.  We are blessed!

For once, I agree with Mark Cuban.  How can a team, the Hornets, owned by the league take on additional salary?  IMO, that is crazy!

Good luck to the Lady Hawks and Coach Paul “Wooden” Wilson this afternoon.

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

BTW, two Upward games tonight – 6:00 & 7:00PM.

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Feb
23
2011
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HIEN IS A US CITIZEN (ALMOST)

Hien passed her citizenship test by correctly answering nine of ten questions.  Praise the Lord!  Now, we are simply waiting until 2:00PM when she will be sworn in as a part of a mass ceremony.  Hopefully, Lisa and I will be able to be in the room during that ceremony.  Thanks to those who prayed for Hien.  Again, a special “thank you” to T. Garrett Wright for making this happen.  If you need anything in the legal world, contact TGW – he is the man!

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Feb
23
2011
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WEDNESDAY, 2/23/11

Good morning from Norcross, Georgia.  Lisa, Hien, and I are in a hotel here and will be leaving in a bit in order to drive to the U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services offices so Hien can take her US citizenship test.  We think she is more than ready and we anticipate her becoming a citizen today.  Pray that her test and interview will go well and then pray that they will allow her to be sworn in today thus eliminating the need for a return trip.

We have to give major props to T. Garrett Wright for getting all of this together.  He began months and months ago working on getting Hien a passport from Vietnam and getting her set up for this interview/test.  T. Garrett is amazing when it comes to getting things done!  Lisa and I really appreciate his diligence!

Betty Creech’s maternal aunt passed away yesterday morning.  I do not know the arrangements but do ask that you pray for Betty’s mother and the family.   I think today is the day for Vera Bosarge’s sister, Juanita, is having a heart cath today.  Pray for her.

It will be a regular day at Friendship with Bro. Robbie Howard preaching in the 10:00AM & 7:00PM services.  I pray the members of the Friendship family will be faithful!

Sammy Bowden, Carl Ray Moulds, and Roy Porter are to be thanked for their efforts in doing more electrical work on the east end of the CAB and bus barn yesterday.  Mr. Porter came as a first time guest this past Sunday and volunteered his time/expertise two days later.  Thanks, men!

We are going to have the work day in the CAB on Monday, 2/28, beginning at 8:00AM.  We really need about 15 – 20 folks, men & women, to help us remove paneling, sheetrock, light fixtures, nails, et cetera.  If possible, we need all of the rooms on the east end of the CAB cleaned out before Monday morning.  We hope to get in and get out in a couple of hours but that does depend on how many folks show up.  As Miss Kittie says, “many hands make light work!”  Make plans to join us and bring hammers, nail pullers, et cetera.

By the way, if anyone wants to take a shop vac and work in the rooms on the west end that would be awesome!  John Curl & Kenny Lingle are supposed to paint on Monday night so any time between now and then is good!

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

P.S. – Jack, I will take care of the fax tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay!

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Feb
22
2011
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TUESDAY, 2/22/11

As far as I know, there are no changes with the folks from Friendship who are recovering from recent hospital stays/surgeries.  I did find out that Rachel Jackson’s grandmother is back in the hospital.  It is possible that she could have a heart cath later this week.

Our final week of the Upward basketball season has begun.  There were two games last night and there will be two tonight, two Thursday night, and one Friday night.  Kristy has done a really nice job of coordinating this ministry and has kept such a great attitude through it all.  Raymond Wilkinson has once again proven to be a very, very valuable asset to this ministry.  What a great guy!

The decision has been made to refrain from all renovation work in the evenings this week – just too complicated with the Upward games taking place.  However, I am hoping that we can get some doors hung, et cetera during the day.  Our next work effort (east end) will take place next Monday, 2/28, time TBA.

Sad news out of California and New Zealand – a church bus was involved in an accident in California with the driver being killed and twenty three others being injured.  The earthquake in New Zealand killed 65 folks.  Join me in praying for these folks and their families.

A study now says that you can be better protected from Alzheimer’s by learning a second language.  Here is my question – if you live in Morgan County and learn to speak Lawrence County, does that count?

Word has it that Melo has been traded to the Knicks.  Hallelujah!  Why?  Because I am sick of hearing/reading about it!  Actually, I am not a big NBA fan minus the Lakers.  I did not watch it but the dunk contest was rigged!  Anyone who can dunk three basketballs in one jump has to win it all!  The only other guy I know who can do that is Rex Looney!

Lisa and I are leaving for Atlanta late this afternoon.  Charles Stanley is looking at retirement and . . . .  Details tomorrow!

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

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Feb
21
2011
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MONDAY, 2/21/11

God blessed and we had a good day in our four services, Sunday School, and Discipleship Training yesterday.  The attendance in our early service was very strong and our evening attendance was very good too.  Again, I am thankful for folks who are faithful!  I do think it is a sign of spiritual maturity.  We give God the glory!

Larry Brown, son-in-law of Lillian Brinkman, is having a knee replaced today.  Martha Patrick, Ted Ezell, & Merwyn Gunter all remain in a rehab facility.  Charles Clark’s brother, Howard, and his sister, Virginia Thornton, remain hospitalized.  Charles & Ann have gone to Brandon, MS and Laurel, MS today to visit with them.  Linda May is still recovering from her recent surgery. Carla Kyser is to have some more tests today.  Nancy West’s dad continues to need our prayers too.  Pray without ceasing.

It was thought that Sonny Bates may have to go to the hospital last night but he did not.  He will see his doctor today.

We will NOT be able to get the folks back in the west rooms on the lower level of the CAB by this Sunday, 2/27.  Problem is that we were thinking Dave Westhouse and Westhouse Home Improvements would be helping us and they did not show up!  Actually, there are Upward games each night this week and it will not be possible to be in there working each night.  However, we still plan on having a “demolition day” on the east end next Monday.

Got to go check my Facebook!  I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus!

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Feb
18
2011
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FRIDAY, 2/18/11

Clara Broadus was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon.  Martha Patrick was put into a regular room.  As far as I know, everyone else remains about the same.  Carla Kyser had some tests done yesterday and is scheduled for more next week.  She has been experiencing some pain so pray that they can get her some relief.  Miss Jackie and her family did well through the funeral visitation/service and appreciate your prayer support.  Ty Bailey did well through his surgery too.  (Joe David wants us to take a love offering for them but it is not happening!)

As far as I know, Lisa’s uncle Howard Clark & her aunt Virginia Thornton remain hospitalized in Brandon, MS and Laurel, MS respectively.  Pray for them.

Harold Mast, father of Jill, Shari, Kathy, Kurt, is in the hospital in Holland, MI.  Pray for him.

A few news items for today – the governor in Ohio was ticketed in 2008 for failing to yield to a parked emergency vehicle.  He paid the $85 fine.  However, on 1/21/11, he was speaking to a group and brought up the incident calling the police officer an “idiot!”  He has now apologized for his choice of words as the “heat” has been applied!

Two TSA agents were arrested for allegedly taking $40,000 cash from a checked bag in a New York airport.  Here is my question – why would someone check a bag with $170,000 cash inside?

Otis Campbell (name changed to protect the person in question) waltzed into an Ohio police station asking to visit with an inmate.  He presented a business card with a lawyer’s name but he was not the lawyer.  Obviously (Otis) was drunk!  My question – did the person in question have T. Garrett’s business card?

Workers in El Paso, Texas were called to a home to repair pipes that had burst during a recent cold spell.  They found a reported almost $1 million dollars in the wall.

On to more important stuff – Bama beat LSWho in basketball last night.  Hooray!

I pray that you will have a great weekend with Jesus.  Go to church!

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