For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the LORD, “
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Pray for Koltyn and his family as they transfer from Baton Rouge to New Orleans today. Koltyn will have rehab at Children’s Hospital.
Mrs. Kathryn called to tell me the date of her brother’s surgery. On January 26th, he will be having a surgery to prevent serious problems. The surgery will be long and complicated. Begin now to pray for him and for his family.
Pray for Jimmy as he continues to deal with some new cancers on his head.
Pray for Lauree as she battles seasonal health issues.
Gail learned her broken nose from her recent fall is still in place so surgery will not be necessary. Pray she continues to heal in a timely way.
Gail’s sister got a good report on what appeared to be a mass, but is not. Thank God for this good report.
Mrs. Bernice Lee
Continue to pray for “Miss” Bernice and her family. I learned yesterday that she is the oldest member of New Zion Baptist Church. She is in Greensburg.
Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you!
Thank-you to all those who help with various mission projects. Currently at FBC, K, we are receiving gifts for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, items for Hope Center, kitchen items for Camp Living Waters, and Operation Christmas Child. In addition, gifts have been given to a missionary family and a young missionary teacher. Thank-you to members who have a heart for missions and helping others in so many ways.
Support for Bereaved Families
This is one of those weeks when several people we have know have passed away. First, we went to honor a friend a little older than David. His family stuck close to him and helped him get through some difficult days. Many friends lined up to show their love and support for the family at the funeral home.
Last night, we went to the wake for a younger man who passed away suddenly. Again the lines were long and the support was overwhelming. Many of the people were also there for the wake earlier in the week. I’ve never seen so many people stand in the cold and later the “Disney-style lines” back, forth, and around inside the whole funeral home for a couple more hours as I saw last night. Love was again so apparent.
We have another friend who passed away this week. Again, I expect long lines of friends who will be showing their love and respect. As many of you know and I know too, the love and encouragement of others means so much at a time such as this. Let me say I am overwhelmed with love for people of this area who take take and put forth such effort in times of death. Keep on showing your love for others while they are living and to those who have lost a family member.
Third Thursday at the Cabin
We’re looking forward to having another gathering in the cabin at 6:30 tonight. We’ll be blessed by each of you who comes and joins in the Christian Fellowship.
Lottie Moon Offering
Baptist Press – https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/14aea12837efaa50
Friday Morning Bible Study
Tomorrow morning, we will be studying Proverbs 31. You are invited to join us as we study these Scriptures.
Devotional, Scripture, and a Song
- “Kindness Gone Viral” – http://odb.org/
- Jesus loves all of us as little children.
13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. ~Mark 10: 13-16 NIV~
I pray that you…may have power…to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. ~Ephesians 3:17-18~
- “Jesus Loves Me” – http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/j/e/s/u/jesuslme.htm One of the special nights we have had is when we sang this and other songs as people from another country sang the same songs in their native language. We had unity in Christ at the same time we had so many differences. What a blessed experience! What an experience that teaches us of the Christianity that unites us when so many things try to divide us.
Read the Bible in 2015 – Job 3-4
Thank-you for opening this blog, reading, and praying! You make a difference in many lives!