If any of you lacks wisdom,
you should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault,
and it will be given to you.
Koltyn Gafford is better and back at home. Thanking God for his improvement.
Tammy Meadows had surgery yesterday in Hammond. Please pray for a good recovery.
Majel Dean is fine. It was Susie Sharkey who had to be taken back to the doctor. Susie is home now and doing better.
James Allen has been hospitalized. Pray for him and his caregivers.
Pray for Jill Brister’s brother, Darin Fontz, and his family.
Phillip Strickland is doing better with his treatment. He was able to come pick up his daughter from missions class. We had a few minutes to talk. Please continue to pray for this family.
David went back to the local eye doctor yesterday. Things have switched around. Now, his eye pressure is good, but his vision is not as good as it was Friday. The specialist also called to check on him and changed his medication again. We are hanging in there with all the appointments. God has carried us through these many months. Pray for David and his doctors.
The Children in Action class collected money for making purchases for victims of the tornado in Hattiesburg. Some adults helped by making purchases too. Yesterday, David and I had the privilege of delivering a vehicle full of toys, toiletries, cleaning supplies, food, etc. to New Testament Baptist Church which is on the next street over from William Carey University which was closed due to all the repairs going on there. The NTBP sustained serious damage, but the people were serving a hot meal to storm victims and preparing for today’s give-away. They were so pleased with our delivery. I showed them one of the totes that the CA children signed in class last week. Their hearts were touched.
The area sustained significant damage to most buildings and was being patrolled by state police units to help save what the tornado did not take away from the people. In talking to some church members, we learned there had been four deaths in that area.
I’m thankful for….
- Children and church members who gave to help others.
- Baptist churches working together to help a community.
- New Testament church being on the giving side when they certainly deserved to also be receiving side of the disaster.
- The death toll there was only four despite all the damage.
- Our opportunity to be blessed by being there and praying with the people.
Our Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief teams are out and helping. Pray that God will lead you to volunteer is you have been trained. If you are not trained, find another way to help. Pray for all the volunteers who are helping.
Read the Bible – Numbers 1-4, Psalm 40, and “Numbers” video
Baptist Press – bpnews.net
Friday Morning Bible Study – John 18
Saturday – Valentine Banquet at 6 P.M.
“We Tested Our Tornado Plan” by Waylon Bailey – http://waylonbailey.com/2017/02/08/we-tested-our-tornado-plan/
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,
and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more,
and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
~ 2 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)~
“My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
- Lyrics – http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh452.sht
- Background – https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-my-faith-looks-up-to-thee
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YX12bTxPlo
Enjoy the crispness of the air this morning as you thank God for another day.