“Rejoice with those who rejoice,
weep with those who weep.”
~Romans 12:15 ESV~
Please keep Joshua and Danielle Thornton in your prayers. Josh had emergency surgery to remove his gall bladder. He will be on limited activity for the next week.
Please continue to pray for Kristy Alford and her family.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 24
- Leviticus 15:1-16:28
- Mark 7:1-23
- Psalm 40:11-17
- Proverbs 10:13-14
Operation Christmas Child
Thanks to all those who turned in items for OCC yesterday. We are so thankful for your support. Everything is being grouped and sorted into the proper groups for packing in the coming months. The boys and girls who will receive the “shoeboxes” will be so excited. I will be excited to know they have the opportunity to learn about Jesus. Shoeboxes are a means of reaching families all around the world without ever taking a step out of our area. Each one is an economical meals of witnessing to about seven people. That means a small effort on our part makes a big difference eternally in lives of people we will never meet. What an opportunity!
The family that had the tea to earn shipping money for OCC shoeboxes earned enough to ship 24 shoeboxes. What awesome support the family provides for these two young “packers”! They are planning another tea about Mother’s Day. I’ll let you know, so you can plan to attend too.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Please put infant Nora Collins Carruth on prayer list she was born last night (Friday night) weighing only 2 lbs 2 oz., she is the granddaughter of Danny & Lisa Carruth. (Greensburg)
Bill and Linda Frazier
Josiah Huckaby is home again. Keep him in your prayers.
Donald Alford went home last night. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated for Donald and his family.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 23
- Leviticus 14:1-57
- Mark 6:30-56
- Psalm 40:1-10
- Proverbs 10:11-12
Late Friday, the Hope Center’s new location in the curve south of Roseland, will be open for you to see. I’ll post more during the week.
You meet the nicest people as you shop for items for “shoeboxes”. They recognize you as a shoebox shopper because of what and how many items you buy. We met a lady, store manager, yesterday who insisted on providing someone to take our purchases to the car for us. Today, we will need help getting them from the car. I know we can depend on church friends for that. That’s another blessing.
Have a wonderful “Lord’s Day”!
“Everyone will know that you are my disciples,
if you love one another.”
~John 13:35 NIV~
Please continue to pray for Paul and Sandy Morgan. Paul is slowly recovering from his heart surgery and is now in a regular room. He is able to sit up some, but still has a high heart rate. Sandy requests your continued prayers for Paul.
Once again, the doctors say Donald Alford may get to go home today. Angela, Donald’s wife, and his three children, Janet, Willie, and Julia, have all been very faithful to stay with him and assist him as needed. I know Donald is thankful for them.
Bro. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church and our associational compassion minister announced Sunday that he and Tammy will be moving to Florida next month. He has completed his studies at NOBTS and will get to serve in his home state. He will be missed by many, but not forgotten.
Yesterday, I learned a couple from Chesbrough who are not members of our church donated LOTS of items for Operation Christmas Child. David and I got them moved and have started to go through them. What a blessing they will be to boys and girls as they receive the shoeboxes. We are so thankful for all the wonderful things Vernon and Linda Russell brought. Vernon is David’s cousin.
My sister, Julie, is making the cutest owls for the boxes for ages 2-4 children. They are beautiful and will be wonderful treasures for the children who receive the shoeboxes. Julie got in over a hundred more colorful t-shirts yesterday, so she has already started adding the cute designs to the shirts.
Thanks too the Sunday School classes that are bringing in items for the “shoeboxes”. We are making lots of early progress this year! David and I are thankful.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 19
- Leviticus 7:28-9:6
- Mark 3:31-4:25
- Psalm 37:12-29
- Proverbs 10:5
Don’t forget you can also listen to these Scriptures daily at OneYearBibleOnline.com
Love multiplies as you give it away.
“Love . . . always looks for the best.”
~1 Corinthians 13:7~
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 10
- EXODUS 30:11-31:18
- MATTHEW 26:47-68
- PSALM 32:1-11
- PROVERBS 8:27-32
Operation Christmas Child
- David and I keep on finding good buys and cannot resist them!
- David is packing pencil packs (pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, highlighters, glue sticks, etc) and loving it.
- It is uplifting to walk into church on Sunday afternoons and find OCC items that were left that morning.
- The definition of encouragement – volunteers! I’m being encouraged!!!
- Doctor days are also “shopping on the way home” days. We can usually stop at a couple of places and find something there waiting for us to purchase for OCC.
- Thanks to all the classes for shopping as suggested. We got socks, flashlight batteries, pencils, etc. yesterday.
- I’m smiling because the shoeboxes reach an average of seven people when they are delivered. They also reach lives as we shop and pack the boxes here.
- I’m looking for an old, but functional toaster oven so I can melt broken crayons. If you have a toaster oven you don’t need and any old crayons, please let me know.
- Operation Christmas Child, February 2020
|Nursery & Preschool
||Pencil sharpeners (Dollar Tree)
|College and Career
||Plastic animals, large (Dollar Tree)
||Boy’s underwear (Size 2-16) More for older boys
|Joy, Friendship Circle. & Bank
|New Creations & Renewal
||$1.00 solar calculators
|Rebekah & Seekers
||Spoons for eating
|City Hall & Faithful
||“Barbies” (Dollar Tree)
The spoons can be found at Dollar General 3/$1.00. Someone asked me for their class.
FBC, Kentwood had two great services yesterday. We watched one on our computer from home and enjoyed being present at church for one. Good job, Bro. Darryl!
The senior adults of FBC will be traveling for lunch together Wednesday. If you can join them, please check with the church office for details.
Mrs. Shirley Simmons, a long-time home economics teacher at KHS, passed away. I had the pleasure of working with her. She was a great and caring teacher, a fine Christian lady who lived as an example every day, and someone who brought a smile to your face. She will be missed.
“Physical training is good,
but training for godliness is much better,
promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
~1 Timothy 4:8 NLT~
We are looking forward to the Valentine Banquet tonight at church. Many thanks to all the youth and adults who work so hard to make this a successful fundraiser for out youth.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 8
- Exodus 28:1-43
- Matthew 25:31-26:13
- Psalm 31:9-18
- Proverbs 8:12-13
We, like many of you, have several friends/family members who are fighting health battles. One way we can be helpful is to pray for them and have FAITH.
F – Facing
A – All things,
I – I
T – Trust
H – Him
Don’t let all the rain take the “Sonshine” from your life!
Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace.
Smiley Conerly has been in and out out the hospital in Hattisburg a couple of times this week. Please pray for Smiley and Carol Jean.
Donald Alford is stronger, but still hospitalized at St. Tammany Hospital.
Kathy Boone Dykes is home and recovering from surgery. The doctor thinks all is good at this point, but the pathology report will “tell the tale”.
Fay Gehringer is having a laser procedure on her eye early this morning. Pray all goes well with the surgery.
KIrk Hendry had five holes in his heart mended yesterday. Join me in thanking God for the report of a successful procedure. God send Kirk’s mother-in-law to our house yesterday morning to give us a full report and to calm our concerns.
Andy Taylor is on the verge of pneumonia. Pray for him and for Betty as she cares for him.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 6
- Exodus 23:14-25:40
- Matthew 24:29-51
- Psalm 30:1-12
- Proverbs 7:24-27
Carol Ann Cleveland is a friend and former classmate of mine. Two of her grandchildren have packed shoeboxes for years. This year, they are have a tea to help raise funds for their shoebox purchases. The tea will be east of Amite at The Gatherin Place, an old house they use like we use our “cabin”. I encourage you to attend to support them and to enjoy the fun they have planned for you that day. This sounds like a fun activity and an opportunity to support these young people as they share Jesus through their “shoebox” ministry. Their flyer is attached below.