Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Plan of Salvation

What do you understand it takes for a person to go to Heaven?
Consider how the Bible answers this question: It 's a matter of FAITH

We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God's forgiveness. Read Ephesians 1:7a

Forgiveness is available. It is

It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
  • Because of who He is: God is loving and just. His judgment is against sin. Read James 2:13a
  • Because of who we are: Every person is a sinner. Read Romans 3:23
But how can a sinful person enter heaven, when God allows no sin?

T is for TURN
Turn means to repent.

H is for Heaven
Heaven is eternal life.
How can a person have God's forgiveness, heaven and eternal life, and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord? By trusting in Christ and asking Him for forgiveness. Take the step of faith described by another meaning of FAITH: Forsaking All I Trust Him.

Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and have displeased You in many ways. I believe You died for my sin and only through faith in Your death and resurrection can I be forgiven.
I want to turn from my sin and ask You to come into my life as my Savior and Lord. From this day on, I will follow You by living a life that pleases You. Thank You, Lord Jesus for saving Me. Amen.

After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, tell a Christian friend about this important decision you have made. Follow Christ in believer's baptism and church membership. Grow in your faith and enjoy new friends in Christ by becoming part of His church. There, you'll find others who will love and support you.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Patience is welcoming trials and tribulations as friends and allowing them to perfect our character. The word patience presupposes an adverse situation that must be endured. Thus, patience is accepting a difficult situation from God without giving Him a deadline to remove it.

How patient are you?
  • Do you realize that the final results of life's situations are in God's hands?
  • Do you take time to listen to God's voice when you pray?
  • Do you wait for God to answer your prayers in His timing?
  • Do you fulfill your responsibilities while waiting on the Lord or others?
  • Do you look to the face of God while waiting for provisions from His hand?
  • Do you joyfully endure pain and suffering?
  • Do you patiently instruct those for whom you are responsible?
  • Do you rejoice in trials instead of becoming bitter?

May we have hope in the Lord, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4)

Monday, July 12, 2010


On Saturday, July 10th, we left Celebration Church in New Orleans and headed back to Florida. Before we left New Orleans we toured the French Quarters for several hours. This is not one of my favorite things to do but it seem that our group enjoyed going through the French Market and seeing the sites of the French Quarter. We also got to eat one last meal in New Orleans, I love that food! Cathy and I had a roast beef poboy (sandwich) and a stuffed articoke. We travel from New Orleans to Marianna, Florida this evening. Our group is doing well, but every one is very tired. In the morning we will leave and take off to LaBelle. Please pray for us because every one is tired.

On Sunday, July 11th, Paul Martin will be preaching the morning service at 11AM and Brother Lonnie Howard will be preaching at 6pm. Please be praying for these two men as they share God's word this Sunday. You can also support them by your attendance this Lord's Day.

I hope you have a Great Day in the Lord!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Today has been a great day. Today is our last day on the mission field in New Orleans. It has been hard to say good bye to everyone. Tonight we have Family Night at Celebration River Parishes where we have been doing VBS. The children will be singing and then we are having Hot Dogs, Popcorn and recreation time for every one. It should be a fun time by all.

Our lives have been touch this week by the people we have come into contact with. The group I was with, worked in a Senior Adult Day Care Center and these people were such a blessing. One lady was 104 and still pretty active another lady was 97. The stories they told were great and we came to help them but they bless our hearts so much. We have made some new friends in these Senior Adults in Kingsley House.

On Saturday we will doing some sightseeing in New Orleans and then leave and start our way back to LaBelle. Please pray for our travel on Saturday and Sunday. We hope to be back in LaBelle on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Our construction teams were very busy yesterday. One of our teams was sent to Slidell to work in a warehouse loading building supplies while another team worked in a warehouse in St. Bernard unloading building supplies. Some of our guys were doing some plumbing work in different parts of the city. The group that at the Adult Day Care Center did a craft project with the Senior Adults. We helped them make prayer journals and it took awhile, but they enjoyed themselves very much. After lunch they played Bingo with incredible precision and enthusiasm. We took a nap:)

Last night at VBS we had two young girls get saved in our 3rd, 4th, 5th grade class. Our attendance in running around 35 students and we are having a great time. We are looking forward to our two last days in New Orleans.


Yesterday was a great day for us in New Orleans. Our two construction teams went down to St. Bernard Housing Project for orientation and then began work. They also split our two teams into three teams. Some of our guys was doing plumbing and electrical work and our other two teams were doing sheetrock work.

The group that I was with went to the Kingley's House. We worked with lower income Senior Adults. They call it Senior Adult Day Care. They feed them breakfast, lunch and a snack before they go home. Seven of us went to this ministry. We read Scripture, sang hymns, played games and just talk to them. Many of them were willing to talk to you and tell you stories. Today we are going to take some of our VBS crafts and share them with the Senior Adults. It is such a blessing working with this people.

Please continue to prayer for us and we are praying for our church.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Orleans Mission Trip Report (NOMTR) 1

We arrived in New Orleans yesterday afternoon. Seven of our team members meet us in New Orleans. Last night we went to Celebration River Parishes in LaPlace. We had 20 children last night for VBS. The church was excited to have us help them with VBS. They fed us Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. Last night after VBS we went to get coffee and beignets., It was GOOOOOD!

Today it is raining but we are schedule to send two teams to St. Bernard Parish for construction work (hopefully inside work today). Our other team is going to Kingsley which is an Adult Day Care center. Tonight we are going back to Celebration River Parishes to do VBS. Part of our team last night went in the neighborhood around the church and past out flyers about VBS so we are hoping for more students tonight.