From Your Missionary:
In & Out of our Churches: It has certainly been a blessing to be able to visit and preach in many of our 30 churches. I have had wonderful experiences while being in & out of different churches. I want to share two that stand out in my mind today. First, I happened to drop in on Spring Hill Baptist with Bro. Mike Benefield on a Sunday Evening, They have installed a baptistery and it was such a blessing to able to witness the first ever Baptism service inside their church. Then secondly while visiting Vacation Bible School at Unity Baptist where Bro. Gary Holcomb is pastor, I was sitting in the Fellowship Hall when a class of young boys came in for snacks. I asked one young man if he was having fun at VBS and he looked and me and said, “Yes, Sir! Jesus just saved me!” That is what it is it is all about. We have a wonderful family of 30 churches here in the Sand Mountain Baptist Association of all sizes and locations and God is working in all our churches.
Website: We have recently made changes to our website! This been a work in progress for several weeks as we’ve strived to create a website that will be more interactive, user-friendly, and informative. There will continue to be “tweaks” along the way to further customize the site. We want to be able to use the website and our social media to help promote our churches and to help people be informed. I want to thank Sarah Guinn and Michelle for their work on the site.
MANNA on The Mountain Associational Revival: Our Associational Revival is just a weeks away. We have a great line-up of singers and preachers; Robert Smith, Charles Carter, Junior Hill, Bob Pittman, and Don Graham will be preaching. Singing this year will be The Voices of Zambia and The Taylors from North Carolina. I have been blessed to be in service with The Taylors many times and I can tell you that they are the real deal and you will not want to miss them. Please pray for lives to be changed, souls to be saved, and that the financial needs of the meeting will be met. Ask and plead with God to send revival to the churches of SMBA. Wednesday August 3 marks the beginning of 40 days leading up to the meeting. Consider having a Special Prayer service for our Association Revival. You may even consider having a joint service with churches in your area. You may want get together to have a Prayer Rally for Revival that Wednesday night or the Sunday night prior. Whatever you feel led to do, please pray. Then please promote the Manna on the Mountain Associational Revival. Let your people know about the meeting and encourage them to attend. When we come together, God can move.
Christmas Backpacks: Just a quick word from me to encourage you to promote and participate in this worthy Mission endeavor. We have a lot of items that have been donated to us to use in helping fill the backpacks, come by the office anytime and fill up a box!