“Focusing on God leads to victory”
By Willie Ann Johnson
We are back with this uncertain weather, but Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day. After our nursing home ministry, which we had a great time, we are always glad to have visitors who wants to join in with us and Dea. Cal Sims from Rutledge Baptist is so faithful when he is there to always do a song from the hymnal. The song was “No Not One,” thank you Dea. Sims you are always welcome to join in with us. Praise the Lord. Also from the Springs were Mother Rebecca Hubbard, Sis. Willie Ann Johnson, Sis. Denise Jackson, Sis. Clara Kendrick, Sis. Maryann Bailey, Sis. Arimather Smith and Sis. Romona Robinson. Thanks to God for giving all of you a mind to come out and help support this ministry. We did room visits with one of our member’s Bro. Ervin Evans. We had devotion with him and he enjoyed it very much singing alone with us. Ervin looks great! Thank you Lord. I also visited Mrs. Ruth Smith. She’s always glad for me to stop by her room.
We have several college students who have done very well this semester. They are Courtney Watts, Chaquana Mathis and Darrius Hubbard, all home from Benedict College; Gabby Martin and Sandra Lockhart, both home from Gordon College, and Danielle Briney home from Middle Georgia College. Also our high school students graduating on Friday night Trey Terrell, Roshanda Lovejoy and Janie Reese. Those passing the Georgia high school graduation test are La Darrius Thomas, Martnize Walker and India Jordan.
My granddaughter Mon'et Roberts also passed. She scored very high on the Georgia High School graduation test with proficiency and high honors in all subjects. Mon'et is classified as a junior but can attend college this fall. She continues to put God first and He’ll do the rest. Congratulations, keep up the good work. Thank you Lord.
We at the Springs love our pastor and first lady not for what they do but for who they are, lovely and caring people. Sunday after early morning services they gave the members an appreciation fellowship cookout due to we’ve had many to join the church family. This gives us time to get to know each other by fellowship together from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. To the chefs and the kitchen committee a job well done and the food was awesome. Everyone had a joyful time. May God continue to bless you Sis. Toni and Pastor T. Thanks to both of you for your love and kindness.
Wishing Terri Veasley and daughter Layla Grace a happy birthday.
Our pastor’s text came from the book of Nehemiah 4: 6, “Finishing the Task.” Nehemiah and his work crew in action, great progress is being made in building the wall despite the anger of some neighboring officials. Some people can not stand to see others succeed. Sanballat saw his new neighbor Nehemiah starting to build a wall and he could think of nothing better than to get angry and mock him. Isn’t that like somebody you know. Sanballat was probably jealous. Sanballat wanted to become governor of Judah himself. Nehemiah had every reason to give up on his dream to build the wall of Jerusalem but he didn’t because he knew God was on his side. Continue to read Nehemiah 4: 6 -10. When you feel like quitting remember God promised us your gifts to the fullest and return again and again to pray. Thank you Jesus.
Keep all the sick, shut-ins and bereaved in your thoughts and prayers.
Event: Youth Day Sunday.
Thought to remember: “Focusing on God leads to victory.”