August 23, 2015
NOTE OF APPRECIATION – Karen W. wishes to thank the church for our prayers and concern during her recent cancer surgery.
CONGRATULATIONS to Michael & Alexis G. on their wedding. They took their vows here at Grace Bible Baptist Church yesterday. Rev. John & Sherry G. and Mike & Joy D. are the parents.
MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST – Join Pastor Earl this Saturday morning for prayer, encouragement, and fellowship. The men will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 8:30 a.m. (full breakfast will be served).
BACK TO SCHOOL – Please remember our students in prayer as they resume their school and college studies.
LADIES’ FALL RETREAT – “Bee-lieving God,” October 2nd & 3rd at Greenwood Hills Bible Conference Center. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Martha Spacek.
S.O.S. – Hazel R. is recuperating from surgery at University Hospital. She suffered a broken hip, shoulder and arm in a recent fall.
SEPTEMBER START DATES
IT’S 4uMOM – September 14th at 6:30 p.m. (Note: no childcare available)
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY – September 15th at 10:00 a.m. with Instructor Mrs. Natalie Johnson
AWANA CLUBS – September 21st, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
(AWANA Leaders & Workers meeting – September 14th at 6:30 p.m.)
PRAYER LIST – Gary M., Lelia H., Tim B., Laurel C., Linda H., Judy A., Gene H., Michael K., Kellie D., Kim C., Karen W. & Wanda J. – cancer. Bill S., Terry V., Keith D., Marion B., Evelyn G., Heather M., Mark G., Jacinda M., Deven V., Julie S., Todd C., Dorothy E., Bruce L., Bob H., Dolores K., Catherine M., Brandon W., Vivian D. & Leroy R. – health concerns.
MISSIONARY NEWS – THE FINKS – This past spring was a time of packing, organizing, and deciding what needed to be done with our possessions before leaving on furlough. We thank the Lord for all who helped us get ready for our travels. We celebrated with both national and missionary believers in each of the churches. What an encouraging time we had. Pastor Iosif and the national church members “outdid themselves” with many acts and expressions of love toward us. They truly are “our family” in Christ! The Lord has done a mighty work among this people group, and it is such an incredible and humble blessing for us to be a part of what He is doing for His glory. Please continue to pray for our churches (Osorhei, Cheriu, and Martihaz), Pastor Iosif, and our Missionary Team still on the field. The Osohei Renovation and Expansion Project has now completed church and classrooms downstairs and the upstairs Institute. We plan to train-up national leaders by educating, edifying, and encouraging them here at this Institute. We thank you for making this happen! We are now in the States reporting to our supporting churches. It has been a wonderful, yet extremely busy time. We have rehearsed God’s goodness with His work in Romania in 14 of our supporting churches so far. We have also met with 23 pastors or missionary committees regarding our ministry, along with hours of calls. What an encouragement each has been to us! Thank you for upholding us in prayer.