“You do not know what will happen tomorrow.

For what is your life?

It is even a vapor that appears for a little time

and then vanishes away.”

~Jas. 4:14~




Pray for Jana P. Benoit as she is now on bed rest. She’s expecting her second son in September.

Pray for those who will participate in On Mission in Kentwood today.

Thank God for the youth from Simpson, La. who led the sports camp last week. The children reported a good experience. Pray for “eternal” results.

Please pray for Bucharest Christian Academy! Below is a note from BCA’s school director, Jennifer Lipp.

July 25, 2008

Dear Family and Friends,

1 Last Day May 2008 021.jpgnew family enrolled in BCA this week.

1 teacher resigned (she and her husband were reassigned to ministry in another city).

4 positions are still actively being recruited for (secondary science and social

studies, business manager, and administrative assistant/receptionist).

9 teachers need more financial support before returning to BCA in early August.

26 days left until the 2008/2009 school year starts at BCA (August 20).

75 students (approximately) will be walking through the doors on that day…expecting teachers (or at least their parents will :)).

?? number of times I have laid all of this before God, asked for wisdom, reminded Him of His faithfulness to us in the past, and told Him we are trusting in Him for the future!

GOD… Able. Sovereign. Good. Trustworthy. Faithful. Thanks for your continued prayers for our needs-I look forward to seeing how He provides! And, if you or someone you know would like to invest in the lives of amazing kids like the ones pictured here, please let me know. I can guarantee you grateful parents, (mostly) compliant students, and great colleagues!

With expectation and joy,

Jen 🙂

Pearl Bush Pearson
(June 22, 1924 – July 25, 2008)

Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal. Died at 7:38 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2008 at her daughter’s residence in Baton Rouge, LA. She was a native of Bush, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA. Age 84 years. Visitation at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. on Monday until religious services at 2:00PM Monday. Services conducted by Fr. Joe Camilleri. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Survived by daughter, Sheila Ann Pearson and her finance’, Brett Hoggat, son, Clyde W. Pearson and his wife, Lynne P. Pearson, 2 granddaughters, Shelley P. Alexander and her husband, Scott Michael Alexander, and Kristi P. Rounds and her husband, Chad Michael Rounds, 3 great-grandchildren, Payton Michael Alexander, Emma Claire Alexander, and Ave Madelyn Rounds. Preceded in death by husband Clarence B. Pearson, 8 siblings, parents, Henry and Irene Bush, Pallbearers will be Clyde W. Pearson, Scott Michael Alexander, Payton Michael Alexander, Chad Rounds, Brett Hoggatt, and Keith Hoggatt. Our sincere gratitude and thanks to Brett Hoggatt who gave so much of himself the last 3 weeks of her life. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.


An angry motorist went back to a garage where he had purchased an expensive battery for his car six months earlier. “Listen,” the motorist grumbled to the owner of the garage, “when I bought that battery you said it would be the last battery my car would ever need. It died after only six months!”

“Sorry,” apologized the garage owner. “I didn’t think your car would last longer than that.”

We live in a day and time when we expect everything to come with a lifetime warranty. We don’t want our battery to ever wear out. We don’t want our car to ever wear out. And yes, it’s even true that we don’t want our bodies to wear out. But each and every day we are reminded of what Peter said:

“All flesh is as grass,

and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.

The grass withers, and its flower falls away,

but the word of the LORD endures forever.”

~I Peter 1:24-25~

We live in a world composed of that which is temporary. Nothing which is material will last forever. All will eventually fade. All will eventually pass away. Only that which has its foundation in God and His Word will live on.

May you live your life so as to be grounded in that which will never be destroyed!

Have a great day!

Alan Smith
Helen Street Church of Christ
Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Anna Lee

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