Jul
31
2017
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MONDAY, 7/31/17

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 54-56; Romans 3

I do not have an update on Robert Baria but do ask that you keep praying.

Esther is said to seemingly be having some problems with her heart following her surgery.

Tina Wilkinson & Mary Jackson will both be having surgery later this week.

Art Elliott will have some tests done this week.

Tommy Watson remains in rehab at least through tomorrow.

Bro. Jerry tells me that our attendance was down some yesterday but that the services were good.

Bobby & the boys continue to roll.  Will they make a trade today?  Will the Dodgers?  One month and two days before Bama tees it up to open the 2017 season.

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

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Jul
30
2017
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SUNDAY, 7/30/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 51-53; Romans 2

I wrote yesterday that Robert Baria had been moved to a regular room.  What I did not know at that time was that he had already been placed back in ICU.  Robert is very sick.  He has a long road to recovery.  Pray for him and his family.

As far as I know, Esther Beritech is doing good in her recovery.

Regular schedule this morning and evening.

The blood mobile will be at Friendship today.

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

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Jul
29
2017
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SATURDAY, 7/29/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 49-50; Romans 1

Esther Beritech’s surgery did not start until 4:30PM yesterday and finished around 6:30PM.  Three by passes were done and, as far as I know, the surgery was a success.  I want to personally say thank you to Bro. Jerry Hovel, Sheila Booker, Myrtle Bowen and Larry & Judy Whitehurst for being with Esther and family at some point during the day.  (If there were others then I will recognize them once I a made aware of it).

Robert Baria is in a regular room.  Slow progress but progress.  Amen!  Keep praying for Robert, Roseanne and family.

Tommy Watson will be in the rehab facility until at least next Tuesday.

Stella Brinkman was moved to a rehab facility.

Regular schedule tomorrow morning and evening.  Bro. Jerry Hovel will be preaching in all services.  I am praying that the Friendship family will be faithful in all areas as we end our church and fiscal year.

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

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Jul
28
2017
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FRIDAY, 7/28/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 46-48; Acts 28

Esther Beritech will be having open heart surgery today.  I am not sure all this involves but do ask you to pray for Esther.  She is a faithful attender of our Sunday morning services.

Do not have any updates on the others but I always go by the “no news is good news” philosophy.  Just pray for those folks we have been listing.

All is well in Guatemala.  Doing a GRACE blog at some point each day too.  It is really great to have Caroline Ford on a trip again.  It has been too long!

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

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Jul
27
2017
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THURSDAY, 7/27/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 43-45; Acts 27:27-44

Charlie Wainwright’s surgery was successful as far as I know.  He was home by noon.

Robert Baria’s family continues to be encouraged by what they are being told by the medical personnel at the hospital.  Prayerfully, Robert will awaken soon.

Stella Brinkman did not get moved to the rehab facility yesterday but should make that move today.

Debra Elliott shared with the church family yesterday that Art has been diagnosed with a malignancy.  Pray for Art & Debra as they walk through this situation.

Bro. Jerry tells me our services were well attended yesterday.  Music to this pastor’s ears!

We have folks flying from Mobile, Pensacola, Huntsville and Chicago today all heading to Guatemala.  Pray for all to go well, flights to be on time, et cetera.  This will be a team of fifty – oh my!

Bobby and the boys won again last night and still have a commanding twelve and one half game lead in their division.  I am nominating Bobby for third base coach of the year!

One month, six days and thirteen hours until Bama kicks off the 2017 season but who is counting?

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

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Jul
26
2017
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WEDNESDAY, 7/26/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 40-42; Acts 27:1-26

Charles Wainwright is scheduled to have surgery this morning.  Bro. Jerry will pray with him before surgery and then Carl Ray Moulds will sit with the family during the procedure.  I appreciate these men doing this.

Good news regarding Robert Baria’s situation.  The doctor told Roseanne yesterday afternoon that Robert is being over medicated which is why he cannot wake up.  They are beginning the process of weaning him off the meds and the vent.  Keep praying!

Stella Brinkman should be moved to a rehab facility today.  She is having problems with her blood sugar level being high but still should be moved.

Regular schedule this morning and tonight.  I think the fare for the 7:30PM Bible study is tube steaks.  Whatever it is will be good because that is just how Lisa is.

I had a very uneventful day of traveling yesterday.  The turbulence on the way from Atlanta to Guatemala City was pretty bad so much so that the attendants kept having to sit down but we made it.  My ride from the airport to the mission house was not there initially but all is well that ends well.  It was great seeing Lizzi, Sydney, Audrey, Gina and Deidra!  How about seeing Soy?  Did you seriously just ask that question!

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

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Jul
25
2017
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TUESDAY, 7/25/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 37-39; Acts 26

Lisa and I visited with Robert & Roseanne Baria yesterday.  Of course, Robert is not awake so we visited and prayed with Roseanne.  She knows Robert is a very sick man but remains totally optimistic and is fully trusting God.  Pray for Robert, Roseanne and the family.

We attempted to visit Stella Brinkman but they were in her room doing some tests.  We visited with her daughter, Marie, in the hallway.  Marie said the tests were to see if Stella was all there mentally.  I told Marie that I could save them some time and money on that one!  Pray for Stella as they hope to move her to rehab soon.

I had a brief visit with Tommy Watson.  He was in good spirits and was about to go to another session of therapy.  They “may” extend his time for another week.  That decision will be made this week.  Pray for Tommy.

Charles Wainwright finds out today about the scheduled time for his surgery tomorrow.  Pray for Charles as he certainly is not one to be down and not able to work.  We probably need to be praying for Marie – LOL!

I am sitting in the Mobile airport as I write this entry.  Waiting for a flight to Atlanta and then a connection go Guatemala City.  I will spend the afternoon in the city buying supplies for the team and then will meet with an architect tomorrow as we look to add to the feeding center.  Of course, I also get to see Lizzie, Sydney & Audrey which trumps everything else.

Had a full day yesterday getting some financial stuff done, visiting the hospitals, going to Lifeway, et cetera.  Whenever the “work” day was over I went home to begin packing.  Not so fast my friend!  Lisa says, “you did not weed eat at my parent’s house on Saturday!”  Well, you already know the outcome of that one.  I finished that task and she says, “you need to mow our yard!”  I said, “it was mowed on Saturday!”  Well, the yard got mowed!  She said I was not going off and leaving the place a mess!  Folks, I am telling you that the woman is a slave driver!

Nanette came to the platform after the service on Sunday night and unloaded on me – big time!  What did she say?  Folks, this is a family friendly blog!  Just suffice it to say that she is not a happy camper!

The gate agent is calling!  I pray that you will have a great Tuesday wth Jesus.

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Jul
24
2017
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MONDAY, 7/24/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 35-36; Acts 25

Tuesday, July 25 – Psalms 37-39; Acts 26
Wednesday, July 26 – Psalms 40-42; Acts 27:1-26
Thursday, July 27 – Psalms 43-45; Acts 27:27-44
Friday, July 28 – Psalms 46-48; Acts 28
Saturday, July 29 – Psalms 49-50; Romans 1
Sunday, July 30 – Psalms 51-53; Romans 2

The Lord blessed us with a really good day in our services yesterday – morning and evening.  We give Him the praise.  Our 2017-18 budget was adopted by the Friendship family.  I am very grateful to the members of our Finance Committee for a job well done.

“Send Zach Back” was a success.  Thank you to those who gave to support Zach.  I appreciate Zach sharing in our service last night.

Kenny Lingle, Sanna Collier and Coach Collier all did a nice job of sharing in our evening service about their experiences while in Guatemala on our last GRACE Ministries trip.  Momentum is already building for our June 2018 trip.  Sign up begins soon.

Robert Baria has been placed back on the vent.  What a roller coaster ride for Robert and his family.  He remains in ICU.  Keep praying for Robert and family.

Stella Brinkman is doing better.  She is now in PCU.  Mariam shared with me last night that Stella “could” be moved to a rehab facility today.

Tommy Watson remains in rehab.  They will reevaluate this Friday.

Charlie Wainwright is scheduled to have surgery this Wednesday, 7/26.

Esther Beritech is scheduled to have surgery this Friday, 7/28.

As you know, I traveled to Hartselle, Alabama and back on Friday.  One of our sweet ladies sent me a message to let me know that she would be praying throughout the day for my safety in travel.  Once I was safely home she sent me another message sharing how thankful she was to God for His watch care over me.  I am very grateful to God for prayer warriors such as this.

Folks, we are living in the last days!  This past Saturday, Charles actually mowed more grass than I did.  I spent hours on the weed eater and he was mowing away.  By the time I moved to a mower almost everything on the hill had been cut.  Jesus is coming soon!

Bobby & the boys have righted the ship and now have won two straight and upped their lead to twelve games.  There is some concern over Strasburg’s early departure from yesterday’s game.  Equal or more concern in Dodgerville over Kershaw’s early departure.

Lord willing, I leave for Guatemala tomorrow.  (Can you say happy about seeing the girls?)  I have much to do today including seeing the folks in the hospitals.  I also have more weed eating to do.  Have to pack.

My tomorrow will be a travel day and then hopefully shopping for supplies in the city.  I have a meeting with an architect on Wednesday as we look to enlarge the feeding center and to add another apartment.

Pray for our team as they will leave on Thursday from Mobile, Pensacola, Chicago and Huntsville.  This will be a team of forty eight.

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

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Jul
22
2017
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SATURDAY, 7/22/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 31-32; Acts 23:16-35

This entry is late.  I apologize.  (It will also be short!)

Since I was on the road all day yesterday, I do not have any updates.  Sorry about that.

Regular schedule tomorrow for the Friendship family.

Meeting at 4:00PM in the auditorium to discuss the proposed budget.  Vote, with no discussion, in the evening service.  Also will vote on jump starting the special fund with $10,000.

Message in the morning will be taken from Acts 20:35.  Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Bobby and the boys have lost two in row and the Dodgers have matched that streak!  Not good!  The Nationals still have a ten game lead in their division and the Dodgers hold a nine and one half game lead.  Bobby needs to get all of this straightened out!

Lisa is on the island.  Did not let me go but left me here with strict instructions to get the yard work done today.  Slave driver!

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

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Jul
21
2017
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FRIDAY, 7/21/17

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” I Peter 4:10

Today’s Bible reading – Psalms 29-30; Acts 23:1-15

Visited with Tina Wilkinson yesterday morning and she was about to be discharged from the hospital.  She was a happy camper.

Attempted to see Tommy Watson but he was in therapy so I left a card.

Visited Stella Brinkman.  She was still in the ER due to no rooms being available.  However, Katie sent me a message saying that Stella is now in ICU.

Visited with Robert Baria.  Roseanne was not there at that time.  I saw Robert open his eyes so I put on all of the required garb to enter his room.  However, he had fallen asleep by the time I got in there and I could not awaken him.

I think the service for Larry Moss was good.  The meal was very good and I appreciate Lisa, Daphne and Jennifer Davis coordinating it.  I also saw Kayla Hatcher helping.  Thanks to everyone who attended the visitation/service and to those who helped with the meal.

As you are reading this, I will most likely already be driving to Hartselle, Alabama.  I am meeting my parents for breakfast, picking up Titus from my niece’s house and then heading back to Grand Bay.  Seven hundred miles in one day – no problem!

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

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