“I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
that you should be for salvation
to the ends of the earth.”
Today, I’m going to start with a thought my daughter-in-law, Becki, shared on her blog. She periodically writes thoughts, mainly about her family, in a very special way. Read for yourself.
RelatedPeople often tell me how cute Peyton is and and as her moma I happen to agree with them. Of course when they say she also looks just like me, well…that is just icing on the cake! I mean, if she is cute and they think she looks like me…well you do the math! But seriously, I like knowing that there is a resemblance between me and her. It shows that we are related.
After hearing someone make another comment yesterday about Peyton and I, I started thinking, as tickled as I get to hear that about Peyton, how much more tickled is God when He hears that about one of His children. I want people to be able to see the resemblance between me and my heavenly Father. I want them to know that He and I are related. I just hope that He doesn’t view me as the “odd ball” family member we all seem to have.
When people look at us, do they see a strong resemblance to the Father? Do they see a little resemblance? Do they see any resemblance at all?
Cottage Prayer Meetings Tonight:
- Mary Young
- Andy and Betty Taylor
Many people in our church and community are in need of our prayers. I’ll remind you of a few, but please prayer for the ones I list as well as others.
- Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell
- Mrs. Margaret Callihan
- Glenda Schilling
- Joan Hagan
- Mr. Charley Kuss
Some names from outside our community that you can also include on your prayer list
- Mrs. Frann S. Clark
- Mr. Riley Clark (Veteran’s Home)
- Mrs. Lucille Pledger (moved to nursing home last week)
- Rev. and Mrs. Landrum Salley
- Mrs. Betty Bethel
LAST FRONTIER. Beggar children, ages 8, 9 and 11, walked several miles to get to a believer’s house. Their clothes were soaked from the long walk in the rain, as their only umbrella was broken. They had no shoes, yet their smiles were bright and wide. The believer was happy to see the children. She had not seen these children in awhile. They and other beggar children like to come to her house to get food, water, and sometimes a bath in clean water with soap. They don’t have enough money to go to school. They are unable to read. She sat with the children under the porch roof in small chairs, reading to them and serving them as the heavy rains fell outside. She prayed with them as well as gave them books and crayons. They had never had crayons before and looked at them curiously, needing a demonstration. “Lord, help these children to know You!” the believer prayed silently. Please pray with her for these children and others like them to know Jesus.
FOCUS ON WEST AFRICA: CARRYING LIVING WATER TO A THIRSTY PEOPLE. God is using churches of all sizes to evangelize and plant churches in West Africa. He continues to call out laborers into the white harvest fields of this region of the world. During the West Africa Summit in April 2008, forty-five churches made decisions to partner at some level in West Africa. Please begin now to intercede for the next West Africa Summit that will be held at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, on Nov. 5-7. This summit has great potential for increasing partnerships between Southern Baptist churches in the United States and unreached people groups in West Africa. Ask God to once again stir the hearts of His people to bring the Good News to those without a witness in West Africa. As you remember this summit, ask Him how you, too, can be involved. http://www.gowestafrica.org/
MUSLIMS: PRAYING BEYOND THE WALL. As Muslims continue to celebrate Eid up-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the month of fasting, pray that many will realize that all their personal efforts to win God’s favor have been futile–for man’s righteousness is as filthy rags to our holy, righteous Creator. Pray for these people to begin to seek Truth: from friends who are believers, through evangelistic literature or Scriptures they have been given, through radio or television programs, or on the Internet. Pray for Muslim men and women to seek and find righteousness, everlasting hope, and true joy in Jesus Christ–a true and eternal reason to celebrate! http://btw.imb.org/
BRAZIL. Please pray now for two very important ministry events taking place this month and next. First, pray for the Tent of Hope ministry project that will take place this month, beginning on Oct. 5. The Tent of Hope ministers to the hundreds of thousands of religious pilgrims coming to Belem during the festival of Cirio. Some walk barefoot or crawl many miles to participate in this yearly event. Pray for those from the IMB, the Brazilian Home Mission Board, and other Great Commission Christian groups taking part in evangelism and social-ministry impact events. Pray especially for the three-day My Hope Brazil (Billy Graham Association) preparations and programs to be televised on Brazilian national television on Nov. 6-8, and for many Christian homes that will invite lost friends to watch the programs with them!
PRAY TO THE LORD OF THE HARVEST (Matthew 9:36-38): JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (joh-HAHN-is-burg). A heavy burden is on the hearts of Eastern Metropolitan Evangelism Team members for the northern areas of South Africa where a multitude of people live who need Jesus. A volunteer team from Alabama joined Wade Coker on Sept. 25 and will continue ministering through Oct. 2 in the Malamulele area of Limpopo province among the Tsonga-Shangaan people. The team worked with three struggling churches to train them during a two-day conference. Now they are going out in the neighboring villages, proclaiming the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Please ask the Lord to work through His servants to strengthen these churches and to draw many to faith in Christ. Pray that the Lord will call out missionaries to serve in this area where there is no IMB missionary presence. email@example.com
Please pray for womens fellowship meeting on 2nd October 08.
please pray for ministry at Shenoy nagar& Red hills in Chennai India.
please visit my webpage http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Bro. E.K. Nathaniel
October 1, 2008
WASHINGTON–U.S.-Muslim engagement key to security, prosperity. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29038
MASSACHUSETTS–Boston-area Arabic Baptists ‘reaching out.’ http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29039
MICHIGAN–ELECTION 08: Mich. voters weigh legalizing embryonic stem cell research. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29040
LOUISIANA–Bayou community welcomes Baptist help. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29041
TEXAS–In Galveston, Baptists help kindle hope. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29042
TENNESSEE–Financial freedom gets New Testament boost. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29043
TENNESSEE–Navy chaplains’ requests yield Bibles, books. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29044
TEXAS–FIRST PERSON (Keith Collier): Hurricane relief showcases cooperation. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29045
KANSAS–FIRST-PERSON (Phil Boatwright): DVD addresses tough faith questions. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=29047
Virginia Massey Guy
(October 9, 1936 – October 1, 2008)
Mrs. Virginia Massey Guy was born on October 9, 1936 and passed away at 6:25AM, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at the St. Helena Parish Nursing Home, Greensburg. She was 71, a native of Mississippi and a former resident of Denham Springs and resident of Greensburg.Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
An on-line Guestbook is available at http://www.mckneelyvaughnfh.com
A J Hart
(March 24, 1956 – September 25, 2008)
A J Hart
Mr. A J Hart was born March 24, 1956 and passed away at 12:17PM on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at the North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He was 52, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Independence. A J was the son of Mrs. Helen Johnson & late Ernest Hart of Independence. He is also survived by 3 sons, Brad Hart, Scotty Hart, & Jason Hart of Brookhaven, MS; 3 sisters, Frances Failla, Independence, Geraldine Howell, Loranger & Mary Hart, Hammond; a brother, Willie Hart, Independence; 2 grandchildren, & numerous nieces & nephews.
Preceded in death also by his 2 sisters, Peggy Hart & Sandra Sue Hart.
Visitation will be at the McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, on Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 6:00PM until 9:00PM and on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the Little River United Pentecostal Church, Tickfaw, from 1:00 PM until Religious Services at 2:00PM with Rev. Adriene Spikes, officiating. Interment in the Church Cemetery.
An on-line Guestbook is available at http://www.mckneelyvaughnfh.com
McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite is located at I-55N & Hwy 16W behind Coggins-Gentry Ford.
Frances Smith Corkern
(December 6, 1944 – September 29, 2008)
Died at 6:44PM on Monday, September 29, 2008 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was a native of Tylertown,MS and a resident of Independence, LA. Age 63 years. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. on Friday until religious services at 12 Noon on Friday. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, LA. Survived by 2 daughters, Peggy Sue Landers and Donna Marie Landers, 2 sons, James Ray Johnson and Thomas Earl Johnson, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Frances Ann Johnson Golmon, parents, Roy Earl and Ollie Estell Smith, 3 brothers, Roy Earl Smith, Jr., Chester Clark and James Smith, 1 sister, Elowese Clark.
Have a terrific Thursday!