Sunday, January 30, 2005

FBC Lake Butler Added to Schedule

My pastor, Rusty Womack, has asked me to fill in for him on Wednesday, March 9th at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. The service begins at 6:30pm at 195 E. Main Street in Lake Butler, Florida.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Mayo & Glen St. Mary Added To Schedule

Today I've added two new preaching engagements to the schedule for next month. The first is on Sunday, February 13th at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 816 SW CR351, in Mayo, Florida. I'll be preaching the morning & evening worship services at 11am & 6pm. I preached revival services there last September and we had a wonderful time of worship & fellowship. Pastor Ted Rushing and the congregation made me feel like part of the family.

On Sunday, February 27th I'll be preaching in supply for Pastor Tim Patterson during the morning (11am) and evening (6pm) worship services at First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, Florida. I gave a devotion during a senior's luncheon several years ago at this church but this will be my first time preaching there and I'm looking forward to ministering to them.

Please be in prayer for these services.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Alachua Youth Revival Scheduled

A very good friend of mine, Mark Spradley, has recently been called as the Minister of Youth at Forest Grove Baptist Church in Alachua, Florida. Today he called me to schedule a youth revival beginning Sunday night August 21st and ending on Wednesday night August 24th. I'm looking forward to ministering to the youth at Forest Grove. Please be in prayer for these services and for the Lord to give me just the right messages for them.

This is Mark's first full-time ministry position. He has previously served bivocationally as Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church of White Springs (FL) and Wellborn Baptist Church (FL). Please pray for him & his family as they move into full-time service for the Lord.

Friday, January 21, 2005

"Friend Day" Scheduled in Georgia

Pinetta Baptist Church in Ocilla, Georgia will be having "Friend Day" on Sunday, March 20th at 11am. Pastor Jeff Wells has invited me to preach this service. I'm looking forward to making a lot of new friends in Ocilla on "Friend Day"!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Brinson Revival Preparations

I spoke with Pastor Ellis Hartwick of Brinson (Georgia) Baptist Church last night and final preparations are underway for revival services next month. Lisa Donalson from Fellowship Baptist Church in Brinson, Georgia will lead music & worship for the services. Posters should begin appearing in the area within about two weeks.

The services will begin on Sunday, February 20th at 11am & 6pm and will continue Monday-Wednesday night at 7pm.

Please be in prayer for these services and all of the preparations.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Mission Fair in March

My home church, First Baptist of Lake Butler, Florida, will begin "40 Days of Purpose" the last Sunday of this month. Each week will have a special emphasis as believers seek God's purpose for their life.

On Sunday, March 13th we will hold a Mission Fair before and after the morning service. I will be coordinating the fair which will feature information booths about our church's mission projects in Honduras, Montana, central Florida, Ghana, West Africa and local efforts in Union County. You will be able to see photos of activities, learn how you can assist, and even taste some food found in the region.

I'll add more info on this as it becomes available or you can call Pastor Rusty Womack at (386) 496-3704.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

March Mayo Meeting Scheduled

I received a call from Glenn Luttrell, pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Mayo, Florida, to lead revival services in March. The series of meetings will begin on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 and will continue at 7pm nightly through Saturday, March 26th. The final service will be on Easter Sunday March 27th at 11am. Not only will this service be the final revival service and an Easter service, but it is also the church's homecoming service.

Riverside Baptist Church is located on County Road 151 off State 27 near Mayo. Please be in prayer for this series of meetings.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Valentine Banquet

I was contacted today by New Home Baptist Church Minister of Youth Bill Lawhon about speaking during a youth valentine banquet this year. It will be on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 6pm. New Home Baptist Church is located in Perry, Florida.

Please be in prayer for all of the preparations for this banquet and for the message that I should bring to the youth.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year!!!

I normally spend New Year's Day at my dad's annual cookout; however, this year my brother, John (pictured above), and I attended the 2005 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. John received a couple of tickets for Christmas and invited me to go. We both missed the great food that is always enjoyed at the cookout, but we really enjoyed the game too. Both of us are Florida State Seminole fans and the Noles beat West Virginia 30-18.

I really had a great time watching the game and the fellowhip with my brother. I hope that the start of 2005 was a great time for you too.

Praise the Lord for a new year that will be filled with opportunities for each of us to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let's make the best of every opportunity.