Oct
31
2011
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MONDAY, 10/31/11

I begin by saying a huge “thank you” to the Friendship family for the gift for pastor appreciation.  Wow, Lisa and I are blown away and are very, very grateful!  We love attending the services at the Brooklyn Tabernacle and we also love visiting NYC.  I am very undeserving of such kindness!  Thank you seems very inadequate but it does come from a grateful heart!

There are no significant changes in the folks we have been praying for in recent days.  You can read Pattie’s update on Gage from Friday’s post.  Judy told me that Louise’s blood pressure has been up over the weekend (she probably feared they were going to play a tape of me preaching!)  Keep praying for these folks and their families.

Amy Huhn’s mother, Gloria Morrison, receives another treatment today.  Earl Gunter receives radiation every day this week.  Carla Kyser has another treatment on Thursday.  Pray for these folks and all others who are battling cancer.

Diane Bryant’s dad, Jim Brannon, is scheduled to have back surgery tomorrow.  Pray for him.

Our Hallelujah Festival takes place tonight from 5:00 – 8:00PM.  You are asked to pray for this ministry opportunity and, if possible, come help.  There is a place for you to serve.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the men and women who showed up for our work day this past Saturday.  We had a great number present and much was accomplished!  Thanks to Marisa Felps, Cecil Guidry, and Betty Creech for cooking breakfast – it was great!

I cannot believe that the Rams beat the Saints yesterday – where did that come from?  Pastor Terry Rainey & Pastor Eddie Burdette probably missed their respective services yesterday as their beloved Clemson Tigers went down on Saturday night.  I just hope that I do not feel their pain this Sunday!

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

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Oct
28
2011
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FRIDAY, 10/28/11

Did you hear it late last night?  That scream?  That was Miss June Bailey in Rocky Ford, Alabama as David Freese hit the walk off homer for the Cards to defeat the Rangers in Game 6 of the World Series.  Pastor Jack is recovering from surgery and she probably forgot to give him his meds last night in her excitement!  (That groan that you heard simultaneously came from the Fort Worth area and was Wes Bates)  I watched a few pitches earlier in the game but read today that it is an instant classic.  Game 7 is tonight.  I do not have a dog in the fight so the outcome matters not to me.

Mission of Hope tonight for the Friendship family.  Bro. Kenny Lingle leads this ministry for us and Bro. Carl Ray Moulds will be sharing the Word tonight.  The bus leaves the church at 6:15PM and the service begins at 7:00PM.  You are invited to be a part of this service.

A major work day tomorrow for us beginning with breakfast at 7:30AM.  The work will begin around 8:00AM.  Again, we need to work the flower beds, mow/clear some of the back property, power wash the sidewalks, et cetera.  We will finish by noon.  I pray that we will have a good participation.

Another facet of tomorrow’s work day will be getting ready for Monday night’s Hallelujah Festival.  This will include decorating the CAB.  Again, workers are needed tomorrow and Monday night for this ministry opportunity.  Need more info?  Contact Bro. Benny McGath or Miss Vera Bosarge.

We are on a regular schedule for this Sunday with the morning services, Sunday School and evening activities.  I pray that many members of the Friendship family will join us.

It was good to see the “U” get beat last night in college football.

Gotta go work in the yard.  I am so ready for a good frost!  I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus!

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Oct
27
2011
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THURSDAY, 10/27/11

Happy birthday to my younger brother, Freddie.  He is now ten years older than our sister.

The family of Louise Morris has respectfully asked that no one except immediate family members visit with her from this point forward.  This includes everyone.  For example, Lisa went with me on Tuesday to visit Louise and that will now no longer be the case.  I know you will join me in respecting/honoring their wishes.  Keep praying for Louise.

Marisa shared in prayer meeting last night that Carla will have another chemo treatment next Thursday.  Brenda Timberlake shared that her sister, Lisa Thompson, was not able to receive her treatment yesterday because of a low blood cell count.  Earl Gunter’s radiation treatments seem to be going well.

Pattie Suthoff is doing such a good job of keeping us updated on her grandson, Gage, via the comments on this blog.  I appreciate her doing that and ask that you keep praying for Gage and family.

Pastor Jack Bailey had surgery yesterday.  According to Joe David, Miss June is going to keep him sedated until his appointment with the doctor tomorrow.  If the Cards are involved in a close game tonight, she may forget about him.  Worse, if they lose, she may really forget about him – LOL!  Pray for Dr. Jack!

Our “potluck with the pastor/open house” was a huge success.  Lisa outdid herself with a major assist from Ann & Marisa.  I appreciate everyone who took part in the meal.  We were blessed to have you in our home.  (By the way, we will not have another “PWTP” until January because of Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Do not forget the work day this Saturday and the Hallelujah Festival on Monday.  Workers needed for both ministry opportunity.

My good friend, Spencer Cole, coaches volleyball at Danville High.  Yesterday, they came within three points of advancing to the championship game in the 3A state volleyball tourney.  They had a very good year and I give Spencer and the team my congratulations.

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

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Oct
26
2011
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WEDNESDAY, 10/26/11

Happy birthday to my sister, Melissa!  I will not reveal her age but will say that in two more years she will reach that magical 39 count!  Melissa, hope your day is great!

Lisa and I visited with Miss Louise Morris yesterday morning.  She was awake and fairly alert.  Keep praying!  By the way, thanks to those who are helping with the food.

Keep praying for Gage and his family also.  He remains at home in Satsuma.

Why did I ever agree to have “potluck with the pastor” at our house?  It is a little after 4:00AM and Lisa is already barking orders!  LOL!  Actually, we are blessed to host this today and look forward to being joined by other members of the Friendship family.  I appreciate the help my mother-in-law, Ann, and our church hostess, Marisa Felps, are giving to Lisa.  My plans are to end today’s morning service a few minutes early and then come to the house for a great meal and even greater fellowship.  Remember, we have all of the food and we only ask that you bring the desserts!

Otherwise, we are on a regular schedule for today with the 7:00PM service along with children’s choir and the various classes/Bible studies.  I hope you will join us!

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

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Oct
25
2011
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TUESDAY, 10/25/11

Visited with Louise Morris yesterday morning.  She was awake and talked to me some but I could barely hear heard and had a difficult time understanding what she was telling me.  Keep praying.

Earl Gunter is receiving daily radiation treatments.  Pray for him.

Gage continues to need our prayers also.  Those prayers need to include his mother, Callie, and his grandmother, Pattie.

“Potluck with the pastor” takes place tomorrow immediately following our 10:00AM service.  It will be “different” in that it will take place at our house as Lisa and I will have an open house for that group of people.  We are providing the entire meal with the exception of the desserts which you are asked to bring.  Lisa and I will be honored to have you in our home!

Work day takes place this Saturday, 10/29, with breakfast being served at 7:30AM in the fellowship hall.  The work portion begins at 8:00AM.  We need pressure washers, mowers, yard tools, flower bed workers, hedge trimmers, et cetera.  Most of all, we need many hands to make light work.  We will not work past noon.

The Hallelujah Festival takes place next Monday, 10/31, from 5:00 – 8:00PM.  As always, workers, candy, and cakes are needed.  Pray for this ministry opportunity and make plans to be a part of it!

Pray for Bro. Chris and those helping him as they host the Grand Bay Middle School football banquet tonight.

Soy needs a root canal.  Said yesterday afternoon that his face hurts!  My reply, “your face has been hurting me for years!”  The reality is that a root canal is not going to help that problem!  Plastic surgery maybe but not a root canal!

Speaking of Soy, we anxiously await the arrival of Soyetta!  Deidra knows that there are limited days when she can give birth b/c of my schedule.

I do not know why but I enjoyed watching Jacksonville completely dominate Baltimore last night in the NFL game.  Also saw where the Rangers are now up 3 – 2 as they head back to St. Louis.

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

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Oct
24
2011
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MONDAY, 10/24/11

The Lord blessed and we had a good day in our services yesterday.  I thought Bro. Robbie, Bro. Jim and Bro. Jerry & Miss Gloria did a very nice job of sharing during the evening service.  Thanks to all who attended.  Thanks for being faithful!

I visited with Louise Morris yesterday afternoon after the second morning service.  She was awake but did not really talk to me but just nodded when I asked her questions.  I had a good talk with her daughter, Judy, and prayed with Louise.  I know that Miss Vinnie Brewer is coordinating meals to help during this time.  Interested in helping?  Contact the church office or Miss Vinnie.  Keep praying for Louise and her family.

Pattie Suthoff says that Gage is about the same physically.  She and Bernard spent Saturday in Satsuma and went back again yesterday afternoon.  Keep praying for Gage and his family.

I posted last week that Miss Lois Kirschenman was going to have an experimental treatment.  That was incorrect.  She is not going to receive any more treatments.  Pray for Lois and her family.

Tony Barnes was not in the services yesterday as he hurt his leg again.  He sees the doctor this week and, hopefully, they can help him.

Carla Kyser continues to receive her treatments.  Pray for her.

The deacons moved last night that the Friendship family i.e. GRACE Ministries accept the invitation to host another pastors’ conference in El Salvador next year and all years following.   The invitation for next year has already been extended.  I think this is a God thing and the church family embraced it unanimously.  Praise the Lord!  Of course, that was already true of the conference in Guatemala.

We are having “potluck with the pastor” this Wednesday, 10/26, with one twist – the meal will take place in our home so it will be a meal/open house deal.  Lisa and I will provide everything except the dessert.  The meal will consist of mayonnaise sandwiches – LOL!  Actually, it will be ham, baked beans, potato salad, bread and drinks.  Please pass the word!

A work day will take place next Saturday, 10/29, beginning with breakfast at 7:30AM.  We need power washers, yard tools, stuff to work flower beds, et cetera.  The weather forecast calls for cool and clear so it should be a great day.  We will finish before noon.

Bro. Chris made 8,706 free throws this past weekend.  That was great even though it was short of his goal of 10,000.  I think he is going to try again this weekend?

Wow, the Michigan State game had an incredible finish this past Saturday night!  Are you kidding me?  The Lions are on a downward slide at the moment and if Stafford’s injury is bad then it could get even worse!  June Bailey is not happy today as the Cards lost again last night but Wes Bates is thrilled!  Wes & Rebekah actually attended the WS game on Saturday night!

Hope you have a great Monday with Jesus!

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Oct
22
2011
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SATURDAY, 10/22/11

I had the privilege of visiting with Louise Morris today.  I made the visit brief as she is very weak but we did have a conversation.  She and her family definitely need our prayer support.  The family appreciates your understanding of their limited visitors request as Louise is so weak.

It is around 6:00PM as I am sitting on the back patio typing this entry.  I do not know how many free throws Bro. Chris has made up to this point but early this morning he had exceeded my expectations.  Hopefully, he will reach his goal of 10,000.  To me, that would border on a miracle.

Hope to see many members of the Friendship family in our services tomorrow.

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Oct
21
2011
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FRIDAY, 10/21/11 (SECOND POST)

I am sitting in the Atlanta airport at 8:00PM (Eastern time) waiting to board a 9:55PM flight to Mobile.  Thought I would give a couple of updates.

Edna did not have to have surgery as they were able to get the bone back in place.  We are grateful.

Bro. Jerry said Louise Morris was awake/alert today but is very weak.  The medical folks do not think she will be here much longer.  Louise is one of the finest ladies I have ever known!  Pray for her and the family.

Bro. Jerry Whitmore e-mailed me to say that he & Miss Gloria, Jim Chinners, and Bro. Johnny Tucker had all arrived at the Mobile airport on time (2:10PM) today.  Praise the Lord!  Bro. Jack & Joe Bailey were supposed to arrive in Huntsville at 4:00PM and I assume they did.  Terry Rainey, Eddie Burdette, Mark Mast, & Terry Nappier (I have been spelling his name wrong – my apologies!) all landed in Atlanta.  Terry & Eddie have a three hour drive home, Terry Nappier should be flying now and I think Mark should be in the air too.  Keep praying for safety in travel.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Oct
21
2011
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FRIDAY, 10/21/11

Edna Glover broke her wrist.  The doctor will put her to sleep this morning to reset her hand.  Pray that will go well.

Bro. Jerry & Bro. Kerry went to visit with Gage, his mother, and Pattie last night.  They continue to need our prayer support.

Bro. Kerry visited Louise Morris and said she was awake but did not have much to say.  Keep praying for Louise.

Tonight begins the quest by Bro. Chris to make 10,000 free throws in 24 hours – not happening!  It all starts at 11:11PM and ends at 11:11PM tomorrow night.  Pray that everything goes well and lots of funds are raised for local missions.

The fourth pastors’ conference in Guatemala is now history.  All of the men and Miss Gloria did a great job!  We were blessed with some really neat gifts from the participants.  Pastor Jack Bailey said it was the best pastors’ conference he has ever been a part of in Guatemala.  Thanks to all those who helped make it possible.

Six folks left the mission house at 4:00AM this morning and the other five of us will leave at 8:00AM.  I do not get back to Mobile until 10:18PM while Mark Mast arrives in Minneapolis at 10:30PM.  He will then have a six hour drive on Saturday.  Pray for safety in travel for all of us.

AU and Bama have big games tomorrow.  Should be fun.  USM plays against SMU.  (Put that in for Chris & Courtney)

I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus.  Hope to see you in church on Sunday!

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Oct
20
2011
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THURSDAY, 10/20/11

Earl Gunter did well through his surgical procedure yesterday and will begin radiation today.  Pray that his goes well as he will receive radiation five days a week.

Mac McGriff’s mother has been diagnosed with a tumor and will be having surgery next week.  I am not for certain but figure that surgery will take place in Birmingham or Montgomery.  Pray for her.

Bill & Bea Unrue’s daughter-in-law, Arlene, fell and broke a hip and arm.  Pray for her.

Miss Louise Morris awakened yesterday and carried on a conversation with Bro. Jerry.  She needs our prayers.  Keep praying for Gage too.

The rains in Guatemala were very severe night before last and all of yesterday morning.  Yesterday afternoon and last night were good weather wise.  The sessions were well yesterday and last night.  Bro. Johnny is doing well physically.

Mark Mast & Terry Napier will be preaching today.  Pray for them as Mark preaches about resolving conflict and Terry shares about helping heal those who are hurting.

Bro. Jack is a happy camper as he knows the Cardinals won last night which means his wife, Miss June, is thrilled!

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

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