September 7, 2014
FROM CRISIS RELIEF INTERNATIONAL - “We have lost the city of Qaraqosh [the largest Christian city in Iraq]. It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically ... Our team is unmoved and will stay.” From an exiled Iraqi archbishop: “Your sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future ... You are in danger.” Pray for the relief team and for deliverance of people in Northern Iraq from the ISIS extremist goal of “mass conversion or death.”
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY - Ladies, join Mrs. Natalie Johnson this Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. as our weekly study resumes on September 9th.
NEW MEMBERS - This morning, we welcome Mallory & Ethel N. into membership at Grace Bible Baptist Church.
AWANA LEADERS’ MEETING - September 8th at 6:30 p.m. AWANA CLUBS begin meeting in the Gym on September 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
GRACE KUNG FU CLASSES resume in the Gym this Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:20 p.m.
Seniors For Christ Meeting - September 13th, 1:00 p.m., Church Fellowship Hall
Single Women for Christ Meeting - September 20th, 1:00 p.m., Donna C.’s home
Daisy Ministry - September 20th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Church Fellowship Hall
High School All-nighter at Baptist Bible College - September 26th-27th (leaving from Grace at 3:00 p.m.)
Men’s Prayer Breakfast - September 27th, 9:00 a.m., Church Fellowship Hall
PRAYER LIST - Chester W., Barbara S., Bonnie M. & Ernest P. - recent surgeries. Luke H., Shirley F., Tim B., Ron & Betty H., Skip H., Judy A., Balfour S., Rose Marie K., Sheree G., Gail P. & Gene H. - cancer. Don C., Dee H., Glen C., Ginger B., Cindy J., Anna S., James F., Catherine C., Juanita B., Dick S., Edna T., Carol A., Cierstan R., Rob C., Gertrude B., Celestine W., Nancy S., Kimberly W., Betty B., Linda H., Annie G., Betty C., Angela W., Kevin S., Pat B. & Charlene B. - health concerns.
MISSIONARY NEWS - THE DEVALVES - We are grandparents for the first time! Tera Evelynne was born on August 8th to our daughter Suzanne and husband Theo. Tera is the name of the town where we served for so many years when Suzanne was young. We were honored when Joel, a fine Christian man, and Jenny, an Australian missionary, asked us to do pre-marital counseling, something we had never done before. We celebrated their marriage with them in June. Just before leaving for our vacation, we had an end of year party for our EAMAC students. Many will graduate soon and others will move on to internships in other countries. We were pleased that many asked for copies of the Bible study notes. When we resume Bible study in September, only a few of this group will be here and we will welcome new students. PLEASE PRAY: For Jenny & Joel as they start their new life together; for Suzanne and Theo as they adjust as a family and raise Tera to love Jesus; that EAMAC students will apply what they have learned in Bible study to their personal and professional lives; and for an end to the Ebola crisis. PRAISE GOD that Nancy and her co-worker were able to get all houses set up in time for new staff who arrived in July and August.