November 16, 2014
CHRISTIAN CONDOLENCES to Rev. Aaron Finley and family upon the homegoing of his mother, Shirley, last week. Funeral services were held in New York on Thursday.
THANKSGIVING BASKETS – Canned goods and non-perishable food items will be distributed to those in need for the holidays. You may drop off donations in the coatroom.
THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE – November 27th at 10:00 a.m. A service of songs, praise and testimonies uplifting Christ. NOTE: There will be no Wednesday evening service on November 26th.
CONGRATULATIONS to Matt & Shannon R. upon the birth of their son. Ryder James arrived by c-section on November 12th weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. Mother, baby and family are doing well.
SYMPATHY is extended to the family of Bettie D. upon her homegoing last week from cancer. Your prayers during her illness and passing have been appreciated.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE – Our Choir Christmas Cantata will be performed on December 24th at 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and loved ones to share in the true meaning of the Christmas season.
NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE with guest speaker Dr. Tom Wallace, December 31st, 9:00 p.m. till midnight. Plan to bring in the New Year with us in God’s house. All are welcome.
PRAYER LIST – Jesse H., Sharon B., Cierstan R., Bruce L., Glen C., Cindy J., James F., Juanita B., Dick S., Gertrude B., Carol A., Edna T., Nancy S., Kimberly W., Betty B., Linda H., Annie G., Betty C., Angela W., Kevin S., Pat B., Marian R. & Donelle R. - health concerns. Michael K., George C., Tim B., Anthony S., Skip H., Ron & Betty H., Luke H., Judy A., Balfour S., Gene H., Bob H. & Sheree G. – cancer. Parthenar O. – recent surgery. Vilma B., Helen T. & Rev. John M. – upcoming surgeries.
MISSIONARY NEWS – THE HAYNES FAMILY – The last two months have been very busy and have included a lot of time with Paraguayans. In September, I was able to travel to the Chaco to see the Chaco rally (a famous race) which was a great opportunity to see the culture and gain ground in some basic conversational Spanish. The last few weeks of October, NTM hosted a Foundational Bible Teaching Workshop. We focused on and discussed things pertaining to teaching foundationally (Genesis-Revelation) to unreached people groups. People from all over Latin America attended. I had the opportunity to teach two short sessions on worldview and on maturity in the life of believers. I learned so much from the workshops and came away encouraged. We have had communication issues with our internet for over a month, but recently our wonderful host family provided us with a temporary option that we just started using. Hopefully a more permanent option will be available soon. Please pray for progress in our language study and our first language evaluations this month. Also pray for another language helper as we lost one of our three helpers to a full-time job. Continue to pray for us as we attempt to model the life of Christ to our kids.