“Each one, as a good manager of God’s different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he has received from God.” 

~1 Peter 4:10 GNT~




Yesterday seemed to be a big day for staff recognition in one form or another.

  • The staff of FBC, K shared their thoughts on their time spent at FBC.
  • Bro. Danny Smith and family will be leaving SCBC to retire after serving there 28 years,
  • Bro. Bob Simpson and “Miss” Mary were honored for serving at Arcola for 40 years!




Caleb Estay had surgery to removed a nonfunctional shunt at Texas Children’s Hospital yesterday afternoon.  All seems to have gone well.  He will be watched and a decision will be made concerning putting in a new shunt.  He is from a large family.  His Kentwood family includes grandparents Mike and Catherine Estay and great grandparents Rufus and Margie Williams.  Keep Caleb and his family in your prayers today.




Our neighbor, Adrian Phillips, passed away yesterday afternoon due to a heart attack.  Please be in prayer for his many family members as they make funeral arrangements and plans for a future without Adrian.  He will be missed by many friends.




Scripture Writing today – August 12 – Habakkuk 3:17-18




Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.

  • Learn how to pack a “shoebox”.
  • Get a Follow your Box label when you pay your shipping online.
  • Find your nearest drop-off location.




Don’t forget the administrator, teachers, staff, and students in the first weeks of school.  Pray for a good year for everyone.

Anna Lee