Jan
05
2019
0

SATURDAY, 1/5/19 (SECOND ENTRY)

Andy Hamil’s surgery was deemed a success.  Praise the Lord.  I appreciate deacon Sonny Bates covering for me as I was on the road.  I am also grateful to the other members of the Friendship family who in attendance.  Andy will be in the hospital for  another day, two or three.

Uncle Will’s service was nice.  Graveside only with absolutely beautiful weather.  Thanks to those who prayed.

 

 

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
05
2019
0

SATURDAY, 1/5/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

Bro. Andy Hamil is scheduled to have hip surgery this morning.  He fractured his left hip in his fall yesterday morning.  Pray that all goes well.  Pray for Miss Betty as she waits beside him.

I posted the arrangements in an earlier post for Tim Knighten’s dad.  Pray for Tim and family as they walk through this valley.

Lisa and I will travel to Columbus, Georgia today for my Uncle Will’s visitation and service.  We will meet my dad, older brother and his wife in the Montgomery area and then travel together from there.

As far as I know, Danny Lafferty was sent home yesterday.  Keep praying for Danny and remember that we will receive a love offering for Danny & Anita next Sunday, 1/13.

Basketball today beginning at 8:00AM and our bus workers meet at 8:30AM.  Pray for these two ministries.

Regular schedule for the Friendship family tomorrow morning and evening.  Deacons meet at 4:00PM.  Buildings and Grounds committee meets at 5:00PM.

We have now received fifteen thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars in January toward the building of the school in Guatemala.  We have also received an additional two thousand nine hundred fifty dollars in pledges.  That totals eighteen thousand seven hundred dollars which when matched will be thirty seven thousand four hundred dollars.  Praise the Lord!

I am an Alabama fan and I am tired of seeing Monday’s night game advertised over and over and over and over!  Just play the game!

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

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
04
2019
0

OBITUARY FOR TIM KNIGHTEN’S FATHER

Leslie Elam Knighten, age 75 Native of Pascagoula, Mississippi current resident of Pace, Florida.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Knighten; parents, Peggy Knighten and J.B. Knighten.

He is survived by two sons, Mark Knighten (Sherry) of Gautier, MS and Tim Knighten (Peggy) also of Gautier, MS; several grandchildren, Mark Knighten (Rebecca), Kyle Knighten (Jennifer), Katie Kalb (Brett), Gabby Knighten, Shelby Knighten, T.C. Phillips, Bradley Phillips and Kara Phillips; great grandchildren, Thomas Knighten, Johnathan Knighten, Skylar, Paisley and Easton Knighten, Joseph and Josie Sprinkle, Landon Wiles, Hunter Kalb and Ava and Braxton Phillips.

Leslie was a member of Wallace Baptist Church. When he was in good health, he loved to fish, camp and attend bluegrass festivals. He also enjoyed the company of his two poodles which he referred to as his babies Rosie and Prince.

Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is on Monday, January 7, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at Wallace Baptist Church the Service is also Monday, January 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at Wallace Baptist Church, Burial will be at Harmony Cemetery in Quitman, Mississippi on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
04
2019
0

PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR ANDY HAMIL

Bro. Andy fell at home this morning.  As I am typing this he is being transported by ambulance to the hospital.  It “appears” that he may have broken a hip.  Pray for Andy & Betty, please.

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
04
2019
0

FRIDAY, 1/4/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

Pray for Tim Knighten and family today as they continue the process of making the arrangements following the passing of Tim’s father last night.

Larry Whitehurst will travel to the Mayo Clinic at the end of this month for a MRI and to meet with the various doctors.  Keep praying for Larry.

Bobby Jack called me yesterday to say that the surgeon said the pain and discomfort being experienced by Bobby Joe is pretty much common because of the severity of the surgery.  Bobby Joe meets with an oncologist on 1/10.

Danny Lafferty is set to be released from the rehab facility today.  Pray for his continued therapy.  Remember the special offering for Danny & Anita on Sunday, 1/13, in all three services.

Lord willing, Lisa and I will leave early in the morning to travel to Columbus, Georgia for my Uncle Will’s funeral service.  I have been asked by my cousin, Jamie, to preach that service.  Prayers appreciated.

Regular schedule this Sunday – morning and evening.  Deacons are asked to meet at 4:00PM.  The Buildings & Grounds Committee is asked to meet at 5:00PM.

Well, Lisa and I were so very happy to see December 12, 2018 come as that meant Deidra and the girls would arrive from Guatemala.  We are not so very happy for tomorrow to come as it means that Deidra and the girls will leave here to spend a week with Soy’s parents and will then depart from there bound for Guatemala.  Who ever knew that twenty four days could pass so quickly?  We are very thankful to each person who has loved on our daughter and her family during these twenty four days.  We are even more thankful to each person who has invested in their lives through prayer, love and finances over the past eighteen months as they have ministered in Guatemala.  Our ultimate “thank you” goes to the Lord Jesus for calling them, using them and keeping them.  Thank you Jesus for these precious days with family!  (Please note that I do not count Charles or Soy in the “family” number – just saying!)

We have twenty seven more days under the “dollar for dollar” matching program to give to the construction of the school in Guatemala.  Yes, up to one hundred thousand dollars will be matched dollar for dollar during the month of January.  Someone gave fifty dollars yesterday which became one hundred dollars because of the match.

One can purchase a ticket in the lower level end zone for Monday night’s CFB championship game for $228 with all fees included.  The scalpers are probably not going to come out on the plus side on this one.  Am I going?  No.  As I have written earlier, Eddie & Sue along with Lisa and I are going to Peru the following week so I do not want to be gone back to back weeks.  Plus, I leave for Guatemala on the last day of the month.

The forecast lows in Grand Bay for the next three nights are forty, forty one, and forty nine degrees – talk about Winter!  Folks, this old boy likes cold weather during the Winter months and we simply are not getting any cold temperatures this Winter.

Want to get an e-mail notice when a blog entry has been posted?  Send me an e-mail and I will add you to the list.  (We now have nine of our thirteen readers using this service which equates to ninety one percent)

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

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
03
2019
0

THURSDAY, 1/3/19 (SECOND UPDATE)

Received word from Peggy Knighten that Tim’s father, Mr. Les Knighten, passed from this life shortly after 6:00PM tonight.  Pray for Tim, his brother, and the family as they walk through this valley.

Terry Brooks had three stents placed in his heart arteries today.  It is possible that he was discharged this afternoon but I do not know if that happened.  Pray for Terry.

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
03
2019
0

THURSDAY, 1/3/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

Terry Brooks is scheduled to have a heart cath this morning.  Pray that the doctor can get a good look and then for wisdom if anything needs to be done.

I did not make it to the hospital until around 3:30PM or so yesterday and Elaine Brown had already been discharged.  I am happy for her.  Pray that she can completely recover from the surgery and the heart issues she has been dealing with recently.

Visited with Danny & Anita Lafferty yesterday.  He was a happy camper as he is set to be released from the rehab on Friday.  He will then have home health for a while followed by outpatient therapy.  Remember, we will receive a special offering for Danny & Anita on Sunday, 1/13, in all three services.

Roy Blodgett took a fall and had to be admitted to the hospital.

JoNell Barnes has gone back to Birmingham to be with her daughter, Carol.

Keep praying for Tim Knighten’s father, Les Knighten.

I have not spoken to Bobby Jack regarding Bobby Joe’s visit with his surgeon.

Jeanette sees the doctor again tomorrow to have the stents (I think that is what they call them) removed.

We had a good first Wednesday of 2019 yesterday.  Our morning attendance in the auditorium was better than our evening attendance.  I am very thankful to folks who are faithful to attend on Wednesdays.

The momentum for the construction of a school in Guatemala continues to build.  We received a one thousand dollars pledge yesterday and received word that a five thousand dollars check is in the mail.  So, that equates to being twelve thousand dollars once it is matched.  Praise the Lord!

Ticket prices for the national championship game on Monday have dropped to around two hundred dollars upper level.  Several reasons – game is in California, folks cannot afford to attend both a semifinal game and the championship game, the nation is tired of Alabama vs Clemson every season.  They should change the venue to Ladd Stadium and it would be a sell out.  Just saying.

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

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
02
2019
0

WEDNESDAY, 1/2/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

Edna Pearl sent me a message yesterday to let me know that Elaine Brown has been moved into a regular room.  I plan on visiting Elaine today.  Keep praying.

Terry Brooks will have a heart cath tomorrow morning.  He saw a doctor in December and he scheduled this for Terry.  Terry received two stents last January.  Pray that all goes well.

Bobby Joe Felps has an appointment with the surgeon today as he continues to experience pain.  He will also see an oncologist on the tenth of this month.  Pray for Bobby Joe.

As far as I know, Danny Lafferty remains in a rehab facility.  Pray for Danny and family.  Remember, we will receive a special offering for Danny on Sunday, January 13.

The arrangements have been set for my Uncle.  There will a service for him this Saturday, 1/5, at 1:00PM in Columbus, Georgia.  Prayers for his family are appreciated.

Regular schedule for the Friendship family this morning and evening.  No choirs until next Wednesday, 1/9.  We will begin our prayer lists with a clean slate today/tonight and build them from there.

We had another person make a financial donation to the construction of the school in Guatemala yesterday.  Spoke to another person on the phone who said they would be giving in January too.  Remember, we have a dollar for dollar match during the month of January.  It would be nice if folks like Ross Genzink, Tom Compagner, Eddie Turrentine, Jordan Lollar, Steve Compagner, Dean Kapenga and others outside the Friendship family would step up and accept this challenge.  Just saying!

We had five more people ask to begin receiving this blog via their e-mail.  Combine those with the three already receiving that service and we are now at fifty percent of our thirteen readers.  Nice.  E-mail me if you want to receive the blog notices via e-mail. Deidra is one of the ones who signed up and she loves it!  Says it is one of the best things to ever happen in her life!

Well, I finally watched a bowl game outside of the playoffs.  I am a SEC homer so I was pulling for Georgia in the Sugar Bowl but that did them no good.  The reporter tried to bait the Texas quarterback after the game but he used wisdom in not being trapped.  I did watch some of the LSU game earlier in the day and was glad to see them win.  No conference can really brag after this bowl season.  Either the ACC conference or the SEC conference will have the ultimate bragging rights following next Monday night’s game.

I am ready for Winter but it does not appear we will see any temps below forty degrees over the next ten days which is not good in my book.  Oh well, the Lord knows.

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

 

 

 

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
01
2019
0

TUESDAY, 1/1/19 (SECOND ENTRY)

My cousin, Tony Gettig, who lives in Michigan has produced a video about the January matching challenge for the construction of the school.  Soy has already put it on his FB account.  Deidra is working on getting it on their website (shininglightabroad.com) and her blog.  If you have FB then please share it however that works.

I really appreciate Tony and his help with this project.  We gave him very short notice, paid him nothing and he did a very professional job.  The dude is really good!

Folks, I really believe that together we can, with God’s blessing, reach the challenge of giving and/or pledging one hundred thousand dollars by January 31, 2019.  Let’s do it to the glory of God!

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |
Jan
01
2019
0

TUESDAY, 1/1/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

Happy New Year!  I got to working on some stuff and stayed up until well after midnight.  I do not really remember the last time I was up when the new year came in.  It really does seem that time passes more quickly the older I become.

Visited with Elaine Brown yesterday afternoon.  She was in ICU but was gracious enough to speak with me and to ask us to keep praying.  So, please do.

Continue to pray for Tim’s father, Les Knighten.

The church office is closed today.  It will open tomorrow at 8:00AM.

Regular schedule tomorrow morning and evening with one exception – no choir until next Wednesday, 1/9.

A challenge has been issued for folks to give to the building of the school in Guatemala.  Every cent given or pledged during the month of January will be matched dollar for dollar up to one hundred thousand dollars.   Folks, this is an incredible offer.  Yesterday we received over fourteen thousand dollars and the anonymous donor has agreed to include that amount in the challenge.  So we now need eighty four thousand five hundred dollars to match this challenge.  God can do this – through us!  There is going to be a video/audio blog on shininglightabroad.com either today or tomorrow.  It is only a tad over three minutes long so watch it and then share it with others.

I have learned how to add folks who would like to receive this blog via e-mail.  If interested, please send me an e-mail and I will add you to the list.  The daily blog will then be sent directly to your inbox once I post.  Three of our thirteen readers are already using this service and they like it!

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

 

Written by Teddie in: Uncategorized |

Powered by WordPress | Aeros Theme | TheBuckmaker.com