Grace and Peace,
Two Thousand Twelve has been mighty quick, so far! My-oh-my, there have been conferences and meetings at the LBC level and associational events, galore. Your church has had a full schedule to keep you engaged in your specific field of service. And, no doubt, you have had, as I, plenty of personal and family events.
In our LBC, we have hosted the Evangelism Conference here in central Louisiana, participated in the Courthouse Prayer meetings, and in the ALPC conference. The evangelism conference also included a feature for our area churches. Fourteen churches agreed to host an area evangelist to conduct a one day "Harvest" event prior to the Conference. The emphasis on "It's Time" for spiritual awakening has drawn many of our area churches into deep times of prayer and Bible study. The ALPC event was well attended and beneficial. Thanks, LBC, for all you do to aid our churches in kingdom work.
Locally, your associational ministry has been fully engaged. We have conducted special events for Sunday School, Senior Adults, Vacation Bible School, and the first of several Missions Celebrations. In addition to the association events, your Director of Missions has been in our churches for forty-five...Sunday, Mid-Week, Revival, and special services. Naturally, there have been specific calls for help with pastor search committee training, ordinations, and various needs that seem to inevitably "pop up."
I want to update you on your associational office here at the Baptist Mission Center. The "Door and Window Project" has been completed and we now have six months of experience for analysis. The electricity bills for the six months reflect a savings of 35%!! Thank you for the effort to keep your associational office in good shape.
Personally, I want to thank our churches for the wonderful reception at the Baptist Mission Center to meet Linda and to honor us with your presence in celebration of our marriage. Further, every church in which she has accompanied me for a visit has been extraordinarily warm and welcoming! You have been a big part of making this Arizona transplant feel welcome! God has been wonderfully gracious to us in our marriage and in Linda's acclimation to central Louisiana. We thank our God for every blessing!
Hope to see you soon! I'll be looking forward to an occasion to worship with you and your congregation real soon! Call on me...I am at your service.
May 3 - Baptist Mission Center Trustee Meeting
May 6 - Riverview Baptist Church AM service
May 7 - N. Rapides VBS Clinic at Philadelphia Baptist
May 13 - Mother's Day - Open Date
May 15 - NRBA Admin Team
May 17 - CLBA Admin Team
May 18-19 - Louisiana DOM Association Retreat
May 20 - Georgetown Baptist Church AM and PM services
May 27 - Georgetown Baptist Church AM and PM services
June 3 - New Prospect Baptist Church AM and PM services
Open Dates: June 10, and 24.
June 17 - New Orleans for SBC Crossover, D.O.M. meetings, and SBC Annual Meeting.