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Text Box: MISSIONARY  LETTER
Pine Mountain Baptist Association
 
October, 2017 --- Number Twenty-Seven

 

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: 

 

We are so THANKFUL that Sarah Culpepper has received a Kidney Transplant and is well on the road to recovery!  Please continue to be in prayer for Sarah and Jimmy!

 

Let us keep the victims of the hurricanes in our prayers, especially those in Puerto Rico that are still suffering terribly.

 

Please be in prayer for our ANNUAL ASSOCIATION MEETING this October 15th at BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH, beginning at 5:30 with Dinner on the Grounds.   Pastor Sammy Turner and his “finer than fine” folks will be hosting us.  Also, the TRUCK LOADING FOR THE GEORGIA BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOMES WILL PRECEDE DINNER! 

 

We keep on our Prayer List Wayne Hollaway and his  “permanent” remission, and Sonny and Iris Harris with their health issues not to mention the almost innumerable names on our Churches’ Prayer Lists.  I am proud of how diligent EVERY CHURCH IS IN THEIR TIME OF PRAYING EACH AND EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING!

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Just prior to our PINE MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION MEETING ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH we will have our MONTHLY MINISTERS’ MEETING AT THE OLDE POST OFFICE IN WAVERLY HALL ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH AT 11:45 OR THEREABOUTS (WHENEVER YOU CAN ARRIVE).  We have had some great and grand attendance.  Please make every effort to join us!!!

 

OUR ANNUAL MEETING AT BETHLEHEM CHURCH PROMISES TO BE A WONDERFUL TIME OF FELLOWSHIP AND WORSHIP BEGINNING WITH DINNER ON THE GROUNDS AT 5:30.  LET’S DO OUR BEST TO HAVE A GRACIOUS TURNOUT FROM EVERY CHURCH IN OUR ASSOCIATION – COMING TOGETHER AS ONE IN CHRIST!  MAY WE AS CHRISTIANS EXPRESS EXTRAORDINARY UNITY WHEN OUR COUNTRY IS SO DIVIDED!

 

I received a “Call from Alabama” yesterday on behalf of First Baptist Church of Pinson.  They have about 20-30 people who will be coming to Callaway Gardens for a meeting/retreat and want to participate in some Mission Project in our Area on Saturday morning, Feb. 17th from between 9-12 noon.  Do any of you have any “Mission Projects” for 20 to 30 willing Baptists?  Perhaps “canvassing an area”??  Please let me know and/or call Tammy Benedict at 205 602 4777!

 

Please keep in mind how Jimmy Blanton of the Columbus Association is hosting a “RENOVATE MY CHURCH” Conference May 1-3 of 2018 featuring some top speakers and consultants like Thom Rainer, H.B. Charles, John Ed Mathison, Bill Purvis and Larry Wynn.  The goal is to “Help Today’s Churches Succeed Tomorrow.”  Early registration (five months out) will be 40% off.  Please join him in praying for this conference.

 

MISSIONARY REPORT:

 

On September 7th Pastor Sonny Harris and Beech Springs Church hosted our Executive Committee Meeting in which we finalized plans for our ANNUAL MEETING ON THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 15.

 

We had a small but jolly good group assemble at the BIBLICAL HISTORY CENTER ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH where we enjoyed a most inflormative tour and meal led by Hananiah (the Hebrew name for Shadrach).  He is a Jewish Christian who I have known since the co-founding of the Biblical Center not too long after the New Millennium. 

 

I attended Waverly Hall, Melody Lakes and New Life Community Bible Studies this month.  I was privileged to preach in a Sunday Morning Worship Service at Mt. Hill and teach in a Wednesday Evening Service at Antioch.

 

Joanna and I not only visited her brother and his wife out in the super scenic village of Stanley, Idaho but also had adventures in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks, actually getting “snowbound” in mid September!  While we have increasing challenges here in what was once the “Bible Belt” there is no escaping the “ever so secular naturalism” that pervades much of the West.  It is good to be home!  I look forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting on the evening of October 15th and our Ministers at our Monthly Meeting on October 12th for lunch.

                                                                                                       In Christ’s Love,

                                                      Paul R. Baxter