Jul
31
2016
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SUNDAY, 7/31/16

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 59-63

Evangelist Johnny Tucker will be our guest preacher in all three services today.  Pray and attend, please!

The students will go play lazer tag after tonight’s service.  We have a CDL driver and for that I am very thankful!

Linda Green’s sister, Shirley, took another fall and broke her hip.  Surgery is needed but her cardiologist must give the approval.  Pray for Miss Shirley.

Keep praying for those folks battling cancer.

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

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Jul
31
2016
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JOY STRINGFELLOW HALL OBITUARY

Joy Stringfellow Hall, niece of Rita Boutwell & Diane Trotti passed away this week.  Here is her obituary:

Joy Marie Stringfellow-Hall

4/30/75-7/27/16

41 yrs old

She passed in Georgia surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday July 27, 2016. She was a native of Grand Bay, but a resident of Georgia. Joy was a loving and caring person. She worked in the medical field, sharing her warm smile and love of helping others. Joy was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. The joy of making people happy was always a mission in life for her. Joy was the life of the party and always lit up every room she was in. She was a great listener and always had time to help anyone with any problem, big or small. Joy will truly be missed and will never be replaced. Her love of life will live on through us all, she has touched us all in someway.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents Leo and Mildred Stringfellow, Faye and Will Chapman, her mother Mickey Faye Owens, and her brother Brian Stringfellow. She is survived by her husband Rusty Hall of Georgia, her son Drew Hall (Alexis Martin) and grandson Brantley Hall of Mobile, her father Charles Stringfellow (Jo-Ann Stringfellow) of Grand Bay, and many other close relatives and friends.

The visitation services will begin on Sunday July 31, 2016 at 12:30 until 2:00 pm, the funeral will begin at 2:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Home.

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Jul
29
2016
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FRIDAY, 7/29/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 49-53

Tom Thornton was discharged from the hospital yesterday.

Carla Kyser did not get a favorable report from her latest scans.  She is meeting with some medical professionals this morning to discuss a possible plan.  Folks, we really need to intercede for Carla.  Would you stop right now and offer up a prayer on her behalf?

Sanna sent me an e-mail saying her mother, Miss Barbara, is doing good following her surgical procedure.

Our friend had his aortic valve replaced and a triple by pass yesterday.  It is my understanding that he is doing good.

Still need a CDL driver to transport the students to lazer tag this Sunday night, 7/31, following the evening service.

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

 

 

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Jul
28
2016
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THURSDAY, 7/28/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – 2 Kings 18:9-19:37; Psalms 46; 80; 135

Good morning from GRACE Mountain.  Sorry this entry is late.  Really do not have any updates other than to say that we have a friend who is having surgery this morning so pray for him.  Carla Kyser had scans done yesterday.  I am assuming those results will be available next week.  As far as I know, Miss Barbara did well through her surgery.

Our GRACE team is traveling today.  Around sixty percent of them are doing so this morning and the rest this afternoon.  Pray for traveling mercies.

Remember, Evangelist Johnny Tucker will be our preacher this Sunday, 7/31, in all three services.  Pray for him.  A love offering will be received.

The Taylor family arrived home safe and sound last night.  I imagine Soy is already up and running that weed eater!

Yesterday was a long day of traveling for me as Pastor Carlos Potillo and I left the hotel at 4:00AM arriving at the bus station at 6:00AM.  The bus then left El Salvador at 7:00AM and we were able to cram a four hours trip into six hours.  I then took one of our Summer interns to the airport in Guatemala City last night leaving GRACE Mountain at 9:00PM and getting back around 11:00PM.   So, I had my share of traveling yesterday but it is all good!

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

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Jul
27
2016
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WEDNESDAY, 7/28/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 44-48

Good morning from the oldest hotel in El Salvador based on what the owner said last night.  I believe him!

Barbara Hamilton is scheduled to have another surgery today.

Bill Goff did come home per the comment by Bobby Stork on yesterday’s entry.

Regular schedule this morning and tonight.  Our Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action will present their awards during the 6:30PM service.  We are having the 7:30PM Bible study at the house.  Pizza is the fare!

Soy, Deidra and the girls are set to arrive home tonight!  It will be good to have Deidra and the girls home.  Rusty & Davy are excited about Soy coming home but they are the only two!  I can almost guarantee you that Soy will have a gift for each of them.  Just saying!

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

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Jul
26
2016
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TUESDAY, 7/26/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 40-43

Bill Goff’s heart went back into rhythm without any procedure.  He was thinking that he would be discharged from the hospital yesterday.  Not sure if that took place or not.

Tom Thornton’s surgery was delayed a little but when all was said and done he did well.  Plans call for him to have his other hip replaced in approximately three months.

Carla Kyser’s cancer markers had increased.  Therefore, the doctor has decided to not give her a chemo treatment tomorrow but to do scans instead.  That should help them chart the next course of action.

I failed to mention our prayer time in yesterday’s blog.  However, we had a really nice group show up to pray.  Good stuff!

I left home around 3:00AM today in order to drive to Pensacola, FL to catch a flight to Atlanta.  I am not waiting to board a flight heading to San Salvador.  I asked Rusty to drive me to PNS as I was physically tired.  He agreed thinking that Soy would be on the inbound flight.  Once he figured out that Soy was not going to be arriving he made up some excuse as to why he could not take me.  That Rusty is a good friend!

Daphne alerted me to the fact that we have a new blog reader.  I “think” that pushes our total to thirteen readers but that may me incorrect because I also think that Gena Davis and Sandra McElwee have abandoned the ship!  Pretty much just like a Baptist church!

I am thinking that a hotel room costing eighteen dollars is probably not going to have internet access.  I am in hopes it has a bed and hot water!  So, you may not hear from me again until I get to Guatemala tomorrow afternoon.

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

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Jul
25
2016
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MONDAY, 7/25/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 37-39; Psalms 76

Tuesday, July 26 – Isaiah 40-43
Wednesday, July 27 – Isaiah 44-48
Thursday, July 28 – 2 Kings 18:9-19:37; Psalms 46; 80; 135
Friday, July 29 – Isaiah 49-53
Saturday, July 30 – Isaiah 54-58
Sunday, July 31 – Isaiah 59-63

Bill Goff is in the hospital and is scheduled to have a procedure done on his heart today.

Tom Thornton, Sarah’s husband, is scheduled to have a surgical procedure done this morning.

Kelli Stork came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon.  She is not any better but without the medication she needs there was no reason to remain in the hospital.

I think Miss Helen Ruth Brinkman came home from the hospital over the weekend.

We were blessed with a really good day in our services yesterday.  The praise band did a very nice job of leading our musical worship in all three services.  I received numerous comments from folks about how much they enjoyed the musical worship.  Dale did a nice job of sharing the Word with us last night too.  We thank God for His blessings.

There were thirty one students in the service last night who then joined Josh and others for a time of fun and fellowship in the CAB following the service.  Good stuff!  This Sunday, 7/31, our students will be going to play lazer tag.  There is a cost involved and students need to contact Josh, if possible, beforehand.  A CDL bus driver is needed for this outing and it would help tremendously if one would step forward today so that matter can be settled.

The meeting yesterday afternoon went well.  The Trustees will be bringing a motion to the Friendship family to raze the West house.  This motion will come with the blessing of our Finance Committee too.  Our property insurance situation is an ongoing process.

Lord willing, I will be in Guatemala this Sunday, 7/31.  Evangelist Johnny Tucker will be filling our pulpit in my absence for all three services.  I pray that the members of the Friendship family will be found faithful in their attendance.  We will receive an offering for Bro. Johnny and his ministry.

I mentioned the situation in Elmore County yesterday regarding one of the public schools and their band playing “Amazing Grace” as a part of their halftime show for the football games.  The superintendent originally said they could no longer play that song but reversed course yesterday.  Betty Clair’s parents told me yesterday that they predicted he would take this action because of the type person he is and they were correct.  They were very complimentary of the superintendent.  Ross sent me a photo of the superintendent’s statement on the matter as he shared that he supports the playing of this song.

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

 

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Jul
23
2016
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SATURDAY, 7/23/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 31-34

I have to begin by saying a huge “thank you” to Teresa Ladnier for driving the bus for our student outing last night.  Teresa has such a sweet spirit and is always willing to help.  Josh and his mother, Sherry, served as the chaperones and twenty one of our students had a good time bowling (game rained out) and hanging out in the CAB.  A good evening of fellowship!

Speaking of bus drivers, Carl Ray Moulds has been “available” all Summer to drive some children from our community to various outings.  He also drove our students to their work site this past Monday.  So, a big “thank you” to Carl Ray as well.

One change in tomorrow’s plans – the 4:00PM meeting will take place in the open area of the CAB instead of the auditorium.  This will allow our praise band to use the auditorium to get ready for the evening service.  Otherwise, we are on a regular schedule tomorrow.

Nanette Fontenot sent me an e-mail last night (which is not unusual as she pretty much sends me one every night) to tell me that Kelli Stork is not better.  They were informed last night that the hospital does not have any more of the iv medicine she needs and will not have any until some point in August – are you kidding me?  That scenario plays out regularly in countries like Guatemala but in the USA?  Kelli is probably no better than she was when she was admitted on Wednesday.

Miss Helen Ruth Brinkman is in a Florida hospital but may be discharged today.  If so, she will go back to her son’s home.  The Brinkman family from Grand Bay went to visit her this past Wednesday and said she knew everyone and was doing ok.

After seeing Pastor Joe and the Danville crew off yesterday morning and once the rains stopped, I was able to spend the rest of the day working in the garden, mowing and eating weeds.  I literally worked until dark thirty.  Much more to do today.  BTW, Rusty “helped” me yesterday (riding mower only).  He then complained that I got grass on/in his car.  I have a solution to his problem – he can mow his own yard!  What a novel idea!

Lisa made me go to Walmart this morning and is now barking for me to get the yards finished – wow!

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

 

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Jul
22
2016
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FRIDAY, 7/22/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 28-30

Urgent plea – we need a CDL bus driver for tonight as our students have plans to attend the Mobile Baybears baseball game.  They need to leave the church at 5:15PM.  I am not sure what time the game ends but it is my understanding they will come home as soon as it does.  If you can fill this need, please send me an e-mail or call my wife, Lisa, at 865 4517 this morning.

Mission of Hope service tonight at 7:00PM in the chapel on the mission’s campus.  Not sure if the bus is going to be available as the air conditioner is not working.  Carl Ray Moulds will be the one making that call.  He can be reached at 865 6104.

Hilda Gunter came home from the hospital late yesterday afternoon.

Tommy’s mother also came home from the hospital.

Kelli Stork remains hospitalized.

Randy Collins is in the hospital but was in hopes of being discharged today.

Regular schedule this Sunday morning and evening.

Pastor Joe David Bailey and his team will leave this morning heading for home.  It has been a good week.  Josh Schlehuber has done a nice job with our students.  Sherry Schlehuber has done a nice job of cooking for the team.  Our ladies did a nice job of providing cookies, cakes, et cetera.

As a matter of fact, here is the card Pastor Joe gave me last night – “Friendship family, wow!  What an outpouring of generosity & love.  We cannot thank you enough for the cakes, cookies and all other sweets you filled us with.  Thanks for being so hospitable in allowing us to stay in your facilities.  Thanks for allowing us to serve alongside you in your home town.  We are so grateful for the relationships we have formed over the past few years.  Thanks for putting up with us.  We hope to continue this bond & partnership in the Kingdom Work in the future.  Your church is one of the most giving churches I’ve ever encountered.  May God continue to bless y’all in your walk with Christ.”  

Have I mentioned that we need a CDL driver for tonight?

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

 

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Jul
21
2016
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THURSDAY, 6/21/16

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

Today’s Bible reading – Hosea 8-14

Hilda Gunter did well through her procedure yesterday.  Plans call for her to be discharged from the hospital today.

Tim Knighten had to have the kidney stone surgically removed because of the size and location.  It took them awhile to get him into the operating room but he did well and finally left the hospital around 6:00PM.

Tommy’s mother is in a room and wants to go home.  She was convinced that she was going home today but the doctors says it will be a few more days.

Kelli Fontenot Stork is in the hospital battling headaches again.  This is a constant battle for her.  Pray for relief.

Jo Nell Barnes has a granddaughter in a Birmingham hospital and she is in really serious condition.

I do not have an update on Rita & Diane’s niece in the Georgia hospital.

Today is the final work day for the Danville & Friendship student groups.  Pray for it to be a good day of ministry.

Have not heard from Jonny but do know he is ministering in Baton Rouge.  Pray for him!

Service at the Mission of Hope tomorrow night (Friday) beginning at 7:00PM.  Bus leaves the church at 6:15PM.  Pray for this service.

Josh has plans to take our students to a Mobile Baybears game tomorrow night.  We need someone with a CDL to drive the bus.  It would be sweet if someone would volunteer today.

Regular schedule this Sunday morning and evening.

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

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