Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Please pray for the Dillons. “Miss” Ruby has been admitted to North Oaks with some dehydration and an infection. She’s in room 4102. Mr. “Cete” is with her.
I have an update on Kayla J. Evans and her baby girl, Finley. They are both doing well at this point.
Russell Wiley Crawford
December 09, 1939 – November 27, 2017
A resident of Spring Creek passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence. He was born December 9, 1939 in New Orleans and was 77 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Spring Creek Baptist. He is survived by wife, Marilyn Kelting Crawford; daughter, Becky Crawford; son, Randy Crawford; 2 grandchildren, Chase and Kaysie Crawford; sister, Carol Fairburn, all of Spring Creek. Preceded in death by parents, George and Flora Crawford; sister, Margaret Roberts; 2 brothers-in-law, Fred Roberts and Gerald Fairburn; nephew, Scott Fairburn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene and Lucille Kelting. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Russell. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Work is progressing on the Two Rivers Associational Annual Lottie Moon Tea. Let me invite all ladies (3-103 years old) to come to First Baptist Church, Kentwood at 2 P.M. Sunday. In additional to some tea and other treats, you’ll hear a missionary who has returned to the states and witness the musical talents of the children and youth of our local churches. The ladies will be decorating their tables Saturday morning. I know they will be beautiful! If this is your first holiday event, it will put you in a Christ centered focus for the Christmas season. If you miss it, there will be no second chance. I’m looking forward to seeing you Sunday at 2 P.M. We are thankful to have our children and youth help with serving of food, as well as singing.
The children of FBC, Kentwood will have missions tonight and work in a little last-minute practice time for the tea. We begin in the sanctuary at 6 P.M.
The ladies will have their regular Bible study, of Ezekiel, Friday morning at 10 A.M. The prophesy is interesting. We are comparing those days to the present days and praying for our nation and world to turn back to Jesus.
The “shoeboxes” we packed are getting the Christian literature that will introduce them to Jesus added this week and boxes divided up for their final destinations as well as packaging for overseas shipping. The boxes might travel by plane, ship, boat, wagon, bus, car, truck. camel, horse, on even be carried in on the backs of people. All opened boxes will bring joy and an introduction to Jesus!
Sunday, we will begin our Week of Prayer for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. We received slightly more than our goal for the Georgia Barnett Offering for North American missions. I look forward to exceeding this goal too! We will again have our Missions March as introduced to us by Dr. Tom Higginbothan, a former IMB missionary who served as interim pastor at FBC, Kentwood a few years ago.
Sunday is the deadline for bringing in STAMPED Christmas cards for the prisoners at the parish jail. David and I will personally deliver the cards to the jail next week. No number of cards is too large or too small! We’ll pray each one impacts a family with the true Christmas message this holiday season.
It’s a great week! Follow Jesus in the Christmas season this year! Merry Christmas!