Oct
31
2013
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THURSDAY, 10/31/13

Hallelujah Festival begins tonight at 6:00 and lasts until 8:00PM.  We may have to deal with some rain although it appears it “may” stay away until a bit after the HF ends.  Everyone invited to bring their children for an evening of fun and fellowship.

Bro. Jerry visited Miss Carol Fletcher in the hospital yesterday afternoon.  The surgery went well and she should be discharged tomorrow.

Rick Bradley, Jr. and Kayla Brown will have their wedding ceremony this Saturday, 11/2, at 5:00PM from The Old Place in Gautier, MS.  All members of the Friendship family are invited to attend.

Breakfast on Saturday morning beginning at 7:00AM.  Everyone is invited.

Work day on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 11:00AM.  Yard work, washing buses, perhaps moving some of the office equipment to the new suite, et cetera.  I know at least two guys are bringing their tractors to work on the back forty plus burn the brush pile.  We need tools to trim the hedges, sprayers for the weed killer (Marisa is getting us the killer itself), maybe one other power washer (Danny Lewis is bringing one), et cetera.

Time changes early Sunday morning so be sure to “fall back” one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

We enjoyed a good day in our services yesterday/last night.  Folks were everywhere last night.  The morning crowd was very good too.  God is good!

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

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Oct
30
2013
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WEDNESDAY, 10/30/13

Keep praying for Bernard’s family as they deal with the unexpected loss of his brother, Rex.  The obituary was posted on this site last night.

Miss Carol Fletcher will remain in the hospital for a couple of more days following her surgery of yesterday.

Keep praying for all of those who are battling cancer.  Folks are still thanking God for the service that took place this past Sunday at 10:30AM.  We are receiving calls from folks who did not attend but heard about it.  Only God!

I spoke to Lindsey Vice last night and she said they seemed to be basically “ready” for the Hallelujah Festival which takes place tomorrow night, 10/31, from 6:00 – 8:00AM.  As of right now (4:30AM), The Weather Channel is calling for a 10 – 20% chance of rain during that time.  There will be a few outside activities but most things will be inside the CAB so we should be good either way.  One of the local stations last night forecast the rain to come later in the night.  God knows!

Men’s breakfast on Saturday morning at 7:00AM.  Work day follows at 8:00AM until 11:00AM.  Our focus on the work day will be yard work (bring appropriate tools, please), washing the buses, et cetera.  (The HF team may use this as a time to store things away and finish cleaning up?)

Speaking of Saturdays, the month of October marked the 41st anniversary of the bus ministry at Friendship.  Since October of 1972, our buses have been bringing folks to Sunday School and the morning service.  We have some folks who have been involved in this ministry for many years.  Bro. Benny McGath serves as our Bus Director and I appreciate him and every person who works in the bus ministry.  Thank God for this vital mission right here at the house – our Jerusalem!

We will ordain John Vickers to the ministry during the evening service on Sunday, 11/10.  We will host a reception immediately following that service.  The ordination council will meet at 4:00PM that day.  More details to come.

Time change this Sunday which means we “fall back” one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.  That is great!

Lazaro Suruy arrived in Guatemala safe and sound yesterday.  Today, 10/30, he celebrates his 40th birthday so “happy birthday Lazaro!”

Regular schedule today/tonight.  The CAB will be closed to any activities.  All of our students (6th – 12th) will meet in the youth building.  Otherwise, normal day/night.

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

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Oct
29
2013
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OBITUARY FOR BERNARD SUTHOFF’S BROTHER

Bernard’s brother passed from this life shortly before noon today, 10/29.  Here is the obit per the funeral home:

William Rex Suthoff, age 68, of Pascagoula passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. He was born on December 6, 1944 to Adolph and Cora Suthoff. Mr. Suthoff enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden and being outdoors, but spending time with his family at Wednesday night dinner was what he loved the most. He will be greatly missed.

Mr. Suthoff is preceded in death by his parents; and son, Matthew Rex Suthoff.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joyce Suthoff; three children, Angie (Paul) Tsouris of Ocean Springs, Darren Suthoff of Meridian, MS, and Jennifer (Joseph Mason) Suthoff of Pascagoula; two grandchildren, Nikki Bonney and Wade Suthoff; one great grandchild, Keith Clark; and three brothers, Bernard (Pattie) Suthoff, William (Francina) Suthoff, and Charles Suthoff.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holder-Wells Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at noon from Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doc Tyndall officiating.

Interment will be in Jackson County Memorial Park.

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Oct
29
2013
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TUESDAY, 10/29/13

The physical condition of Bernard’s brother basically remains the same.  It was determined that he suffered a stroke on Sunday morning.  He remains unresponsive and the family “may” make the decision to remove him from the ventilator this morning.  Pray for Rex and the family.

Miss Carol Fletcher will be having surgery this morning.

My plans were to visit Miss Bryant yesterday but those plans did not materialize.  I do not know if she was discharged from the hospital or not.  I saw Kyle & Sue last night but failed to ask them about her.

The graveside service for Miss Mazie Wilson went well as far as funeral services go.  I saw members of her family that I have not seen in years.  I was blessed to be able to have the opportunity to share for a few minutes from the Word of God with them.

I did not help with the Hallelujah Festival preparations last night but there was a pretty good turnout and it seemed they got a lot done.  As far as I know, they will be working again tonight beginning at 6:00PM.  Again, contact Lindsey or Daphne if you have questions or need more information.  The HF takes place on Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00PM in the CAB.

Work day, work day, work day!  This Saturday morning, 11/2, beginning at 8:00AM we will have a work day at the church with the primary focus being on getting the grounds ready for the Fall & Winter months.  Someone came yesterday and power washed the sidewalks – what a blessing.  We need to trim hedges, spray weed killer, mow the back forty, move the office, et cetera.  We will stop no later than 11:00AM.

The work day will be preceded by a men’s prayer breakfast that will begin at 7:00AM.  This breakfast will be open to all.  You can attend the breakfast and not stay for the work day or vice versa.  It will help if you will sign up for the breakfast so the guys can be good stewards in purchasing the food.  A list is in the foyer of the auditorium or you can call the church office to sign up.

This Sunday, 11/3, will be one of my favorite Sundays of the year.  Why?  Time change Sunday as we “fall back” one hour.  Translated – if you go to bed at 10:00PM, set your clock back to 9:00PM.  You will gain one hour of sleep this Saturday night.

E-mails, phone calls, and a visit were the order of the day for me yesterday.  I appreciate the words of encouragement.  God is good!

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

 

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Oct
28
2013
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UPDATE ON BERNARD’S BROTHER

Bernard Suthoff’s brother, Rex, remains in NICU, is on a ventilator and is breathing none on his own.  I will be meeting Bernard & Pattie at the hospital shortly.  Pray for Rex’s wife and family.

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Oct
28
2013
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MONDAY, 10/28/13

We were blessed with a really good day in our services yesterday morning and last night.  Thanks be to God!  Carla Kyser did an outstanding job of sharing in our 10:30AM service.  What a blessing to have her and Chastity Touchstone in that service.  The “pink out” went well and Carla & Chastity were very grateful for the show of support and the promise of prayer support.  Thank you for being there!

Miss Mazie Wilson (Janice & Juanita’s mother) passed away this past Friday.  There will be a private, family only service this afternoon as this was Miss Mazie’s request.  Pray for the family.

Bernard Suthoff’s brother, Rex, is in the NICU in a local hospital.  He suffered an aneurysm in his head yesterday.  I spoke to Bernard via the phone yesterday afternoon and should get more details today.

Bobby Henley gave me an update on his dad yesterday.  He came home from the hospital on Saturday but had a tough day yesterday.  Keep praying for Bob, Miss Chris, Bobby, Billy and the family.

Miss Carol Fletcher is scheduled to have surgery early tomorrow morning.

Morris’ mother, Miss Bryant, “may” be discharged from the hospital today.

Somebody forgot to mention a meeting that was supposed to take place immediately following last night’s service.  How dumb is that!  So, I have now been given the charge to promote the Hallelujah Festival via this blog.  The folks leading the HF will be working in the CAB tonight, tomorrow night, and Wednesday night from 6:00 – 8:00PM and need folks to help.  Of course, the HF will take place on Thursday night, 10/31, from 6:00 – 8:00PM and workers are needed then too.  Questions?  Need more info?  Contact Lindsey Vice or Daphne Hutto.

I have received cards, e-mails, and comments for much of the month in regard to pastor appreciation month.  I am grateful.  My greatest blessing is to see a people who are faithful and fruitful.

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

 

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Oct
27
2013
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SUNDAY, 10/27/13

Here is the obit on Janice & Juanita’s mother:

Mazie Lee Wilson
July 15, 1926 – Oct. 25, 2013
Mazie Lee Wilson, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, age 87, of Grand Bay, AL, passed away on October 25, 2013. She was preceded in death by, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 grandchild, a sister and 2 brothers. She is survived by 4 daughters, 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2pm in Oddfellow Cemetery in Bayou La Batre.

Talked to Pat Bryant yesterday and he said that Miss Bryant “may” come home from the hospital tomorrow.

We are on a regular schedule today/tonight with our “pink out” taking place during our 10:30AM service.  Hope to be joined by many members of the Friendship family.

 

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Oct
25
2013
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FRIDAY, 10/24/13

Good morning from snowy Michigan!  Wait, did he just say snowy?  I did!  Lazaro and I arrived in the Holland area yesterday afternoon to find the remnants of about 2 – 3 inches of snow from the morning.  Is that crazy or what!  Lazaro got a couple of photos of the snow but he did not stay in the snow too long b/c he was cold!

The annual GRACE Ministries pig roast went well as somewhere around 175 – 200 folks joined us.  I do not know who all helped but the food was cooked, the gym was set up and nicely decorated, et cetera when we arrived.  There was a good amount of interest in the feeding center sponsorships.  It was a good night and we thank the Lord for His blessings.

I head south today while Lazaro stays here to freeze.  Thanks to Tom & Shari Compagner and David & Donna Westhouse for serving as his hosts this weekend.  Good folks!

Mission of Hope service tonight at 7:00PM.  You are invited to attend.

“Pink Out” on Sunday during our 10:30AM service.

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

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Oct
24
2013
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THURSDAY, 10/24/13

Eula Mae called yesterday to say that Edwin’s pneumonia had cleared up and he would be moved back to the convalescent facility.  I do not know if that took place yesterday or will take place today.

Visited with Jennie Riviere yesterday morning.  She was discharged later in the day.  Do not know what the doctors ultimately decided about her situation.

Laurie Chandler’s father remains hospitalized as does Miss Bryant.

Did not know until yesterday morning that Bob Henley has been in local hospital since last week.  Joey Switzer said last night that he had a rough day yesterday.

Karen McGriff’s nephew, Drew, was life flighted from the Montgomery area to Atlanta yesterday.

Miss Kathleen Henderson has been in and out of the hospital in recent days with her COPD.

Miss Mazie Wilson is in a convalescent home facility.  The doctors think it is simply a matter of time due to the fluid retention.

We enjoyed a good day in our services yesterday/last night.  The attendance was good and the spirit was very good too.

Mission of Hope service tomorrow night, 10/25, beginning at 7:00PM at the mission.  Everyone is invited.

Our first “pink out” takes place this Sunday morning, 10/27, during our 10:30AM service.  Carla Kyser and Chastity Touchstone will be our special guests.  We will focus on the power of prayer.  Join us.

Upward basketball evaluations this Saturday from 3:00 – 6:00PM in the CAB.

Hallelujah Festival next Thursday, 10/31, from 6:00 – 8:00PM in the CAB.  Bags of candy and workers needed.

Lazaro and I are scheduled to fly to Detroit this morning and then drive across Michigan to attend the annual GRACE Ministries pig roast tonight at the Vriesland Reformed Church in Zeeland.  Lazaro will be speaking on behalf of GRACE Ministries.  I will fly back tomorrow and Lazaro will remain in Michigan until Tuesday when he flies back to Guatemala.

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

 

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Oct
23
2013
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WEDNESDAY, 10/23/13

Attempted to visit with Edwin Blackmon and Mr. Jack (Laurie’s dad) but both were sleeping.  I do know they both need our continued prayer support.

Lynne’s daughter (Bro. Robbie’s granddaughter), Jennie (probably misspelled that) is in a local hospital.  She has been having a continual problem for months so they are running tests to try and determine the root cause.  Pray for her.

Miss Bryant is recovering.  The hip replacement was not a total and the break in her wrist was not as severe as originally thought.  She is such a sweet lady.

Miss Mazie Wilson has been moved to a convalescent home facility.

All of the family except Dana & me went to the Pascagoula fair last night in order to take the kids and Lazaro.  Dale & Karla met them there.  Lazaro told me that he rode one ride and was scared.  I told him that he should have been scared if he rode a ride at a local county fair.  It made the hair on Dale’s head stand straight up!

We are on a regular schedule today/tonight.  Lazaro will be with the GA’s ever so briefly before going to the Spanish Bible study at Rita’s house.  The 7:30PM menu is roast, mashed potatoes, corn, beans, dessert and a drink.  My wife is amazing!

Our first ever “pink out” takes place this Sunday, 10/27, in our 10:30AM service.  Our focus will be on the power of prayer.  Join us!

Pray for My Hope America!

I pray that you will have a great Wednesday with Jesus.  Share Jesus with someone today!

 

 

 

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