FRIDAY, 5/15/20

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”  (Psalm 46:1)

This entry may seem a bit selfish so I will apologize upfront.  Selfish because it will basically focus on what the Turrentine family is going through right now.

I do ask that you pray for the Dyess family and the Albritton family today as they will both have celebration of life services for their respective fathers.  Stacey & family will gather at the graveside in Mississippi at 11:00AM today.  Eddie & family will gather in our auditorium at 3:00PM.  That will be preceded by one hour of visitation.  Pray for Stacey, Eddie and their respective families.

If you are helping feed the Albritton family today, please have your food on the church campus no later than 3:00PM today.  Thank you.

Keep praying for Stella Brinkman.

Lisa and I had a whirlwind of a day yesterday.  We left Grand Bay at 7:15AM and arrived at my parent’s house at 12:15PM.  I spent a little time with family before mama, my three siblings and I left to take care of some business and then we went to the funeral home to make the arrangements.  We then came back and the four siblings sat down and discussed dad’s will among other things.    Lisa and I then left my parent’s house just before 6:00PM and arrived back in Grand Bay at 11:00PM.

So, why did we not just take the necessary clothes and such to stay for the entire time?  Fair question!  My plan was to go up and back on Thursday.  Upon learning of dad’s passing the thought was we would have a visitation on Saturday night and a service on Sunday afternoon.  We would drive home on Thursday night, I would preach Eddie’s Albritton’s service and then we would head North again.  Not so fast my friend!  Over an hour into our trip yesterday morning I found out that the funeral home could not do a Sunday service.  Therefore, our best option was a Friday night visitation and a Saturday service.  That meant that we had to come home after making arrangements and then head back up today.

I am writing this blog shortly after 11:30PM.  Our plan is to leave Grand Bay around 3:30AM heading North.  Why so early?  We will have Jayden with us and I hope he can sleep several hours to help shorten the trip for him.  Pastor, that is crazy!  Yes, that is definitely me!  (I am young, I am young, I am young!).

The arrangements are as follows:  visitation with the family from 5:00PM until 8:00PM tonight, 5/15.  Service tomorrow, 5/16, at 2:00PM.  Visitation and service both at Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle, Alabama.

My dad’s request was for donations to be made to Shining Light Abroad Ministries instead of flowers.  Mama is asking that those donations be made in dad’s memory.

I am thinking/praying it through but it is very possible I may miss this Sunday at Friendship in order to spend some extra time with my mama and siblings.  If you have a problem with that then please contact Will Reynolds and Jason Taylor as they are in charge of handling complaints this week!  Seriously, I appreciate the support that has been given to me through this situation.

Wow, I have been bombarded by e-mails, iMessages, text messages, phone calls, et cetera.  Humbling!  Makes one grateful to have such wonderful friends.  God is good!

Pray for us as we travel today.  Pray for my mama.

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

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