May, 2018 --- Number Thirty-Four
As the Apostle Paul would say (and did say to the Churches in Galatia) –
“To the churches in Pine Mountain. Grace to you and peace from God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father. To whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS:
Please continue to be in prayer for Hamilton Baptist Church and their future plans.
Please be in prayer for BILL BLACKMON and “HARVEST TIME COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH” WHICH IS MEETING TEMPORARILY IN THE PINE MT. COMMUNITY CENTER. BILL’S CELL NUMBER IS 770 873-0124. HIS WIFE IS GENEVA. EMAIL ADDRESS: BLACKMONBILL@GMAIL.COM.
Please be in prayer for the RENOVATE CONFERENCE sponsored by the Columbus Baptist Association at Morningside Baptist Church that begins tomorrow - May 1st!!!!
Please be in prayer for our National Day of Prayer!
Please be in prayer for our Associational Children’s Camp at Pine Eden Retreat Center, June 4th thru 6th!
Please be in prayer for our NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD “FREE LUNCH” at Whistling Pig in Pine Mountain on Thursday, May 10th at 11:30 p.m. We hope to have some pastors from the Troup Baptist Association join us!
THE FREE LUNCH WILL INCLUDE RIBS, GRILLED CHICKEN, OR BARBECUE PORK WITH ALL THE SIDES AND DESSERT. WE WILL HEAR ABOUT THE LATEST/BEST STUDIES AND MATERIAL FOR SHARING THE GOSPEL AND MINISTERING TO OUR PEOPLE.
The Executive Committee Meeting, originally scheduled for May 10th, has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 28th at Mountain Hill Baptist Church.
I attended Easter Service at Hamilton Baptist Church; it may soon become a satellite campus for Cornerstone Church in Columbus. The next morning I had the pleasure of being a guest on Pastor Gary Hartman and Brother Ken Grubb’s radio show. That is always a pleasure and privilege! During the month I was able to attend Wednesday Evening Bible Studies at Midway, Bethany, and Mountain Hill. April 8th marked my very first visit with Bill Blackmon in the Harvest Time Community Baptist Church’s Morning Worship Service. After Bill’s most Biblical and practical message he asked me to share a few words with his congregation. We hope to finalize church sponsorship for this new mission in the near future now that Bill has been approved by the North American Mission and Georgia Baptist Mission Boards as a Church Starter – pending the sponsorship of one of our churches. Brother James Taylor made me feel extra welcome in New Life Community Baptist Church’s Sunday Morning Worship Service on April 22nd when they closed the service by singing their usual “Amen” but this time they changed it to “Ahmen” just to please and tease me. It was a hoot! I have to confess that the “Amen” seems to suit better than the “Ahmen.” Aaaaaamen! I was involved in five lunches this month, one being our always convivial Monthly Ministers’ Meeting at the Old Post Office Diner in Waverly Hall with our host/chef, the Right Reverend Lee Thompson. PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO ATTEND OUR MAY MONTHLY MEETING AT THE WHISTLING PIG WHICH WILL BE HOSTED BY NAMB! The time will be 11:30 a.m. and it is a FREE AND DELICIOUS LUNCH ON THURSDAY, MAY 10TH!!! By the way, I was most blessed to enjoy “High Tea” at Pastor David and Sharon Timms’ home this afternoon where I met his parents from Zimbabwe and his sister from Australia! Wonderful People. His parents travelled 25 hours to get here! That makes me feel exhausted just thinking about it!
In Christ’s Love,
Paul R. Baxter