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February 12, 2017. We had a wonderful day of worship. The weather was a little overcast, but that did not put a damper on anyone's spirit. We enjoyed the singing, praying, and preaching, then had a delicious lunch and time of fellowship. Elder Todd preached from Galatians 3:7 on the subject of the "children of Abraham." He used several other verses from the second and third chapter of Galatians then used Genesis 12:1-4; 15:7; 21:33-34; 22:1-14; and Hebrews 11:8 and 17. He showed that Abraham did not always look to God to provide, but he did when God told him to leave Ur of Chaldees and when he was told to sacrifice Isaac. At those times, Abraham was following God. If we have faith, then our lives can mirror Abraham's. As our lives unfold, we sometimes forget that God is doing His work whether we are aware of it or not. It is when we are directed to the mountains of god's presence that we see what His work has accomplished.


January 8, 2017. It is the first service of the new year and very cold. The temperature was in the 20's this morning and is now hovering in the 40's keeping some people away this morning. We had a small but happy congregation and were Blessed with a good service. After singing and prayer, Elder Todd opened the sermon with Acts 1:7-8 and discussed "Seasons" God created the earth and set in motion the seasons. We have seasons in nature and we also have seasons in our lives. We have seasons of joy and seasons of sorrow. He also used the scriptures Genesis 1:14, Isaiah 45:18, Psalsm 19:1, and Psalms 104:19-24.
Please pray for Brother Donald and Sister Evalyn Brock who continue to deal with infirmities. Sister Thelma Harrison who is dealing with vertigo, Sister Dot Morrison, Judy Bell, April Phillips, and many others.


On December 11, 2016, we met at Prosperity and enjoyed good fellowship, good singing, and especially good preaching. We sang song number 12, "Self Righteous Souls," number 20, "Hail the Blessed Morn," and other Christmas songs. We were pleasantly surprised with a visit from Elder James Smith. Daddy offered prayer followed by preaching by Brother Jimmy. He used John 1:14 as a text to preach on "The Word was made Flesh." He established that it was necessary for Jesus to die, for by no other way could sin be covered and redemption be given. he also used Psalm 2:12 and Psalm 45:11 and other scriptures. Daddy followed Brother Jimmy using Galatians 4:4 as his text, preaching on the subject "When the Fullness of Time was come." He expressed it was an acceptable time, from Isaiah 49:8, and the appointed time when the vision would be accomplished, and they were to wait for it Habakkuk 2:3. He used several other scriptures, but primarily, Luke 2:21-39, and Luke 2:49 to show that there were those waiting to see the salvation of God, namely Simeon and Anna. He showed that Jesus fulfilled the law, even as a child, and said He must be about his Father's business. In the closing remarks, Daddy pointed out that it was then, as it basically is today, a few old people waiting on the Lord and pointing to that which is the most important! Simeon was old, and ready to die, and Anna was 84.
After the services, we ate a marvelous lunch after singing "Happy Birthday" to Sister Joy Green and Brother Elwyn Childs.
Please continue to pray for Brother T.H. Wiggins, who had a stroke, Elder John Phillips, who is facing heart surgery, Sister Mable Martin, Sister Myrtle Martin, Sister April Phillips, Sister Louise Dean, Sister Evelyn Brock, Sister Mary Smith, Sister Thelma Harrison, Brother Mike Harrell, Brother Jerry Adams, Whitey Bush, and Willard Poe, who was attacked by a deer. (for details, see Brother Kermit Gilliard)


On November 13, 2016, we had a wonderful day of fellowship and worship at Prosperity today. We want to pray for Sister Margie's sister in law, Fanny Boutwell, in the hospital in Thomasville and her niece, Anna Pollock, in Bainebridge. Sister Ruth Tison, from Providence fell on Friday and is okay, but bruised. Sister Evelyn Brock, Brother Donald Brock, Sister Thelma Harrison, Sister Dot Morris, Sister Myrtle Martin, Sister Mabel Martin, and many others continue to need our prayers
Daddy's message was from Isaiah 9:6 on the government of Jesus Christa as our Prophet, Priest, and King. Then he went on to describe the transition from the old administration of death to the new administration through Jesus from II Corinthians 3:7-9

October-We met at Prosperity today. We had a wonderful day of sweet fellowship and worship with God's saints. We remember many sick Sister Dot Morris, Sister Mable Martin, Sister Myrtle Martin, Sister Judy Bell, Sister Cleo Lynn, Sister Thelma Harrison, Sister Evelyn Brock, Brother Donald Brock, Brother TH Wiggins, and many more.
After Prayer by Brother Elwyn Childs, Daddy used the recent hurricane to introduce his subject of "Troubled Waters." His text was Psalms 46:1-5 and he also used Isaiah 46:10-11; Isaiah 57:15-21; Ecclesiastes 1:7-8; and others relative to the subject. He also used the experiences of the disciples when Jesus calmed the seas and the Apostle PauL when he was on the ship to Rome during the great storm when Jesus also calmed the seas, and he also talked about his experiences at sea while in the Navy.
We had a wonderful lunch and sang "Happy Birthday" to Brother TH Wiggins-94, Sister Cleo Lynn and we remembered Sister Cleo's daughter Sandra, April Phillips, and Trent (Tim and Joy Green's grandson) who also had birthdays.

Providence


Saturday, February 18, 2017. We are thankful that the dining hall did not suffer any damage and we are still able to meet. Today was a glorious day! We had a good congregation and enjoyed singing, praying, and preaching. Elder Todd preached from Romans 5:15 on the subject “By One Man”. By one man, Jesus Christ< came the free gift which was eternal life (Romans 6:23). It was unspeakable (2 Corinthians 9:15). Sometimes, like Paul, those with it are caught up to the 3rd heaven and hear unspeakable words (2 Corinthians 12:4) and sometimes experience joy unspeakable (1 Peter 1:8). This one man, Jesus, was set over the works of the hands of God (Hebrews 2:7). God’s children are the workmanship of God created in this one man, Christ Jesus, unto good works (Ephesians 2:10). God has ordained peace for them because all their works are wrought in them (Isaiah 26:12)


Sunday, February 19, 2017. We had another good day at Providence full of singing, praying, and fellowship. Elder John Phillips preached on he preached on the subject of peace saying that Paul almost always started his epistles by saying grace and peace to those he was speaking to (Philippians 1.2). Paul also said it was a peace “which passeth all understanding” (Philippians 4:7) Elder Todd followed him picking up on the theme of peace (Proverbs 16:7) “When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (Proverbs 16:3) “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”


February 5, 2017. The second storm that hit Worth County was more forcefull than the first one. The devastation to the whole community was much worse. The church was damaged again, even tearing up our newly shingled roof. There were trees blown over, the pumphouse is gone, the outhouse was damaged, some of the gravestones were damaged and the church building has structural damage. The front wall of the church is moved a foot away from the building. We are again thankful to God for the help of the members and the community. Please pray for direction as we work to repair the church.
We are thankful to God that we are able to still meet at the church. Even though we met in the dining room, it was a spirit filled service. We enjoyed singing, preaching, and fellowship. Elder Todd preached from Genesis 1:9 on "place." The Lord divided the waters and the dry land appeared, that is one place. We are placed here on the earth, God gives us a place to rest in the church.

January 1, 2017. The Riveiro family was out of town at a family wedding. When we returned, Elder Todd reported that it rained most of the day, and the congregation was small but the Lord blessed us with a good service. After prayer by Brother Bob Meeks, Elder Todd preached the first sermon of the year on the subject of "seasons". He began with Psalms 16:5 where David said the Lord instructed him in the night seasons. He spoke about God putting the lights in the Heavens to divide the day from night, and for signs and seasons. Genesis 1:14. He explained that God has a people which He gave a law and ordinances, along with men having wisdom to lead them in the right path during all seasons. Exodus 18:22. Preachers must preach in season or out of season and that doesn't leave the rest of us out because all of our rejoicing is but for a season. There will come times when our heart is heavy but what we owe unto our God is still due, so we must press on by His Grace. II Timothy 4:2 and I Peter 1:6.

We had a glorious day in the Lord today, December 17. We had a special visit from Elder Jerry Lightsey and his family. There was a good crowd and we enjoyed the singing, preaching, and fellowship. Elder Jerry Lightsey preached using 1 Peter 5:7 for his text on the subject "Casting all your cares upon Him." He said we can come boldy to Jesus anytime and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16. He also used Psalm 34:18, Psalm 126:5, II Corinthians 12:9-10 and others to show that God is always with us in all our weaknesses and through Him we have strength to overcome every adversity and still rejoice. Elder Walter Todd followed, preaching from Galatians 3:25, Galatians 4:1-6, and other scriptures to show God sent His Son to redeem, or save, His people from their sins. Before Faith came we (the Children of God chosen in his Son) were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterward be revealed. That Faith is Christ!
At conference, the church voted to set aside Brother Lamar Knight as a deacon.

Please keep the following in your prayers: Elder John Phillips, who is having heart surgery on January 5 in Macon; Elder Wendell Horten, who is in ICU in Tifton for Pulmonary Fibrosis; Sister Linda Todd, who had cataract surgery; Brother Hal Bailey, Sister Mary Medders, Elder Cleston Brookes, and others.


Sunday December 18, 2016. We were very blessed today with a wonderful service. We had several visitors and an uplifting song service followed by a comforting message from Elder Walter Todd about "Gifts." He spoke of the wise men from Mathew 2:11 and the gifts they brought to our Lord. He talked about the gifts, or offerings, brought to the Temple. Some were of great value and some were not. Jesus pointed to the rich men casting their gifts into the treasure then to the widow woman casting in her two mites. Jesus said that her gift was worth more than theirs because that was all she had! To whom was it more? To our Lord, Jesus. Some of them pointed to the Temple and how it was adorned with "goodly stones and gifts." Jesus responded that the days will come of that Temple when not one stone will be left on another Luke 21:1-6. There is a gift that is above every gift and that is Eternal Life Romans 6:23. "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." It comes from God the Father through the Son to the recipient by way of the Holy Ghost/Spirit. When we send a gift to a loved one through the Postal Service, or some other carrier, many things can happen to prevent the delivery, but not so with God! The gifts and calling of God is without repentance, which means it is irrevocable. Romans 11:29.
There was much rejoicing because after singing and preaching, Garrett Brooks came forward asking for a home in the church and to be baptized. He is the son of Janice and Scott Brooks. His daddy spoke for him, since he is only 8 years old and shy. Scott Brooks, dad, spoke of the love that Garrett has for God and the church. The church welcomed the young man with the right hand of fellowship, and the baptism will be scheduled for a future date.

We had a wonderful day at Providence. We had lots of young people because of the attendance of the Rhodes family and the Brooks family which we appreciated very much. We missed Amanda and Stephen, who were not there because their girls were sick. It was brought to our attention that the following need our prayers: Sister Frances Green, Brother Billy Green, Brother Bobby Tison, Brother Hal Bailey, Sister Mary Medders, Sister Carol Anne's grandson, Elias Roberts and her brother JB Davis, Sister Wanda Rhodes and her friend Barbara Fussel, Curtis Rhodes, Julie Rhodes.
Daddy preached that all shall be taught of God using (Titus 2:11-12; John 6:38-39, 45; Jeremiah 31:33-34; and some others.


On Sunday, December 4, we had a great day at Providence. God blessed us with a small, but joyful congregation. After singing, prayer requests were made for Billy Henley, cousin of Janice Brooks, who is facing a diagnosis of cancer, Elder John Phillips who will have a heart catheterization on December 8, Sister Vickie who is sick, and Brother and Sister Green who are still battling illness. Please continue to pray for Sister Mary, and Brother Hal who continue to recover.
Daddy preached on the subject of "Resurrection" using many of the 40 verses in the New Testament having that word in them. He proved through them that the resurrection of the body is of both the just and the unjust and all in the graves at the second coming of Christ will hear the voice of the Son of Man and come forth. The dead in Christ will rise first followed by those yet alive and meet their redeemer in the air and be carried to heaven conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. The unjust will come forth to face the judgement that sends them to everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
At the end of services, Elder Cleston Brooks and Brother Scott Brooks came forward asking for a home in the church. They were received on Confession of Order and given the right hand of fellowship. There was much rejoicing


We had a wonderful meeting on Saturday, November 18, with Elder Jerry Lightsey and his family. God truly blessed us to have a good congregation, inspiring song service, and uplifting message. Elder Lightsey took his text from Galatians 5:1 "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled with the yoke of bondage."
He continued to paint a picture of the children of God under the Old Testament, in bondage to the law, and now we are free indeed under the New Testament of Grace in Jesus Christ! It was a wonderful service followed by fellowship and a delicious dinner provided by the family of Mike and Karen Roberts. We could not have had a more blessed day.


We had an amazing day at Providence on November 19 with Elder Jerry Lightsey and his family! All who came enjoyed good singing, preaching, and fellowship. We had a delicious lunch thanks to Mike and Karen Robert's family. We were well blessed. Thank you to all who attended and made the day so special.


On Sunday, God continued to bless us with a wonderful service. We are once again asking for prayers for the Brooks family. Elder Cleston Brooks continues to live in the nursing home in Sylvester, and needs God's mercy. Scott's cousin is battling cancer. Sister Ruth Tison had a fall, and is bruised, but nothing was broken. We are thankful she is healing. Please continue to pray for Brother Hal Bailey that the infection will finally go away, for Sister Mary to continue to get stronger and adjust to her limited vision, for Brother and Sister Greene who are so faithful, but still dealing with illnesses, and all of us in our daily lives.
Daddy's message today was from I Peter 3:8 "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous."
He continued to talk about showing that love and when we have to correct, do it with courteousness.

Union Hill


Sunday March 26, 2017 We had an enjoyable day at Union Hill. It was good to see Brother T. H. Whiggins out again. He needs prayer due to a temporary relocation to an assisted living home. Sister Dot is having minor surgery on her foot. Elder Todd preached on the subject “testimony of the conscience” from II Corinthians 1:12. He also referred to (1 Corinthians 8:10-12; 2 Corinthians 4:2-7 and 5:14). To show how the conscience affects what we do he referred to (John 8:9; acts 23:1; 24:16 and Galatians 2:20). He also referred to (Romans 2:5; 9:1; 13:5 and I Peter 3:15-16)

Sunday October 23, 2016. We enjoyed a good day of worship and fellowship today. We have been praying for Sister Patsy Morris and rejoiced to see her today. Please continue to pray for her and Sister Dot Morris who had shoulder surgery. She is recovering well. Pray for Brother Kermit Gilliard, Brother Donald Brock, Sister Evelyn Brock, Brother Jerry and sister June Adams.
Daddy preached on total depravity today. He showed the 12 indictments against mankind from Romans 3:8-18, and then went to where Paul referred to the unrighteousness of man in Psalms 14:3 and again in Psalms 53:2-3. He then read from Jeremiah 31:11 who talked about those God ransomed, like Jacob, who was part of the many that Jesus came to ransom (Matthew 20:28) All being of the people He came to save from their sins

November 27, 2016.
We enjoyed a good day of worship and fellowship today. Please pray for Elder John Phillips who will go in for a heart catheterization on December 8 and may need open heart surgery. Also pray for Brother T. H. Wiggins. He had a stroke and is at home recovering. Also continue to pray for Brother Kermit Gilliard, Brother Donald Brock, Sister Evelyn Brock, Brother Jerry and sister June Adams, and many others.I offered prayer and Brother John came first in preaching from (Hebrews 12:2) as a text on the subject of "Joy of the Lord". He spoke of the greatness of the Lord in the finished work and that He was greatly to be praised as David declared (Psalm 145:3). I followed with (1 John 1:2-7) on the subject ăThat your joy may be full walking in the Lord. I pointed out that God required of Israel of old, and us, fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,ë being the whole duty of man (Deuteronomy 10:13; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). I also pointed out that for two to walk together they must be agreed (Amos 3:3)