Friday, December 31, 2004

Children's Camp Planned for August

I have been asked to help conduct a children's camp in August for New Oak Grove Baptist Church in Alachua, Florida. The camp begins on a Sunday night and ends on Wednesday night and is held at Camp Kalaqua in High Springs, Florida. I'll be teaching the children during morning & evening chapel services. I did this camp last year for the church and we had a great time of fellowship & worship.

Please be in prayer for the church's preparations for this camp and for me as I prepare a series of lessons for the camp.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Ghana Mission Team Fellowship

Curtis Richards was one of the 2004 Ghana Mission Team members that attended a fellowship dinner tonight in Lake City, Florida. Pictured with Curtis is his wife Malinda. It was a night of good food and good fellowship at the Porterhouse Grill. This is the second time the team has gotten together since our trip in October.

Athens Baptist on Sunday

I will be preaching at Athens Baptist Church on CR240 in Columbia City (south of Lake City, FL) this Sunday at 11am & 6pm. Pastor Mike Divine and his wife will be away visiting with relatives for a few days.

Please be in prayer for these services and for safe travel for Brother Mike & his wife.

Monday, December 27, 2004

First Baptist Lake Butler on Wednesday

I will be filling in for my pastor, Rusty Womack, at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler, Florida this Wednesday night at 6:30pm. Brother Rusty will be away conducting a wedding.

Please pray for this service as well as the wedding service and safe travel for Brother Rusty and his family.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Orange Heights Services Completed

I ended my supply work at Orange Heights Baptist Church tonight. We had some great services today with one man getting saved in the second morning service! I have really enjoyed my time with the folks at Orange Heights. Pastor Lonnie Broome will return to the pulpit next Sunday.

I also was able to preach a service at North Florida Rehabilitation & Specialty Care Center today in Gainesville. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and ministry with the residents. It was also exciting to have Ken Crenshaw playing the piano for the service. Ken is a musician for Shiloh Baptist Church in Ft. White, Florida and was a member of our 2004 Ghana Mission Construction Team.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas!!!!

I hope that all of you have a wonderful, Christ centered Christmas!!!

Remember, without Jesus Christ there would be no Christ-mas!

Last Services at Orange Heights

This Sunday, December 26th will be my last scheduled services at Orange Heights Baptist Church in Orange Heights, Florida. Pastor Lonnie Broome is scheduled to return to the pulpit at the first of the new year. I will be preaching at 8:30am, 11am & 6pm.

I will also be conducting a service for the residents at North Florida Rehabilitation & Specialty Care Center in Gainesville this Sunday at 3pm.

Please be in prayer for all of these services.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

High Springs Herald has Ghana Story

The High Springs Herald has a front page story about our 2004 Ghana Mission Trip today. The newspaper is located in High Springs, Florida where Ken Crenshaw resides. Ken was a member of the construction team and also is a musician at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ft. White, Florida.

You can view the story at:

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Preaching at Shiloh Baptist Sunday

I will be preaching this Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ft. White, Florida. Pastor Mark Driskell will be on vacation and I will minister during the 11am & 7pm services. Please be in prayer for these services as well as a safe, fun & relaxing time away for Brother Mark and his family.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Float Wins Again!

The Christmas float for New River Solid Waste Association took second place honors in the annual Starke Christmas Parade this morning. The parade is sponsored by the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce.

This is the second award this float has won this month. On Friday, December 3rd it won First Place in the Commercial Division during the Lake Butler Christmas Parade (see earlier post for details). The float was also entered in the annual Macclenny Christmas Parade on December 4th.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Preaching at Orange Heights Baptist Sunday

I will be preaching both morning services at Orange Heights Baptist Church in Orange Heights, Florida this Sunday. The services begin at 8:30am & 11am. Please be in prayer for these services.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Video Interviews Completed

I completed my interview for our video about the 2004 Ghana Mission Trip tonight. Now the real work begins... choosing which photos and video clips to include in the project. Our prayer is to have the video completed after the first of the year.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

A Winning Float

The City of Lake Butler Christmas Parade was held last night and the agency that I work for, New River Solid Waste Association, won First Place in the commercial division. I am the Assistant Director of Recycling & Education, so I get to do a lot of public relations events. The Christmas parades are a lot of fun and they give us an opportunity to remind the public about recycling too.

The theme of the parade was "A Storybook Christmas", so our float featured a recycling igloo in a rocking chair reading a book to little igloos. Of course the book was the Bible which contains the REAL Christmas story. Everything on the float is made from recycled materials.

A special "thank you" goes to my staff that spent quite a few hours building the float: David McKinney, Donnie King, Paul Johnson, Bartow Lee & Darrell Williams.

We will have the float in the Macclenny Christmas Parade tonight and in the Starke Christmas Parade next Saturday morning.

I think that my "day" job is very closely related to my ministry in that God expects Christians to be good stewards of His creation and recycling is one way to do that. I often say that I am a "total environmentalist" because my secular job is to see that your environment on Earth is the best it can be and my ministry is to see that your "environment" in eternity is the best it can be.

Orange Heights Baptist Sunday Morning

I'll be preaching the two morning worship services at Orange Heights Baptist Church tomorrow (Dec. 5th) and next Sunday (Dec. 12th). The services begin at 8:30am & 11am. I'll also be preaching the morning & evening (6pm) services the Sunday after Christmas (Dec. 26th). Orange Heights Baptist Church is located at 16700 NE SR 26 in Orange Heights, FL.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Video Interviews

Kristie Fletcher adjusts the lighting prior to Ken Crenshaw's video interview on Thursday night. Crenshaw and fellow 2004 Ghana Construction Team member Curtis Richards were interviewed for the 2004 Ghana Mission Video. All of the team members have now been interviewed except for me. I'll add my narration of the trip next week. Kristie is the wife of photojournalist Jon Fletcher who has made the trip to Ghana with our team for the past two years. Kristie will be producing this years' video as she did last year.

Completion of the video is expected by the end of this year.