Union Springs News • Willie Ann Johnson
“God is sending us what we need”
You would think we are having Dog Days with all the rain but Grier’s Almanac says that Dog Days begin July 28 and ends Sept. 5. When I was growing up I always heard that they begin the first week of July and ended the first week in August. Now I’m confused. Dog Days or not God is sending us what we need and will stop the rain when he gets ready. Man can always make a mess of anything, that is why I trust God and believe His word.
Our Nursing Home Ministry went very well Saturday. Due to the pouring down of rain I want to especially thank Mother Rainwater for pressing her way from Monroe to be with us. She left in time not to drive in a hurry so did I and God kept a shield around us and protected us to get there. Evangelist Stokes came also.
Condolences go out to Evangelist Stokes in the death of her sister and a nephew. Her nephew’s memorial service was Saturday at the Springs. Pastor T. spoke words of comfort to the family. Her sister’s service was Tuesday at 12 p.m. at Knox Chapel Baptist Church in Monroe. To the bereaved families God never makes a mistake. Continue to trust God.
Our ushers and greeters celebrated their anniversary Sunday. Their theme was “Saved to Serve.”
Devotion was led by the Mother’s Ministry. Praise and worship followed. Ushers and greeters marched in. The program went forward with our guest church and pastor present Present Glory Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Brince Benford; ushers and deacons and church families. Thank you all for coming Mother Doris Shepherd of the Springs gave duties of an usher. Pastor Benford spoke from 1 Corinthian 12: 27-28 thought! “Climate Control.”
The ushers must make sure everything is in order and must have a relationship with God. Read Galatians 6: 22-23 then you are ready to be an usher. If you don’t fit in those verses you might want to rethink that position of an usher. Praise God! Job well done Sister Sherry Alexander president of the usher board.
After service the ushers, greeters and pastor went out to feast together at the Golden Coral in Conyers.
The choir went to Rev. Williams’ program, “Women in White.”
We are getting ready for our revival date to be announced later.
Keep all the sick, shut-ins and bereaved in your prayers.
Thought for today: If you repay evil for good evil will never leave your house. (Proverbs 17: 13)
Printed in the July 26, 2012 edition.