On August 23 & 24 the Georgia Baptist Mission Board will be holding its Go Georgia training event at FBC Statesboro. Go Georgia has been a huge benefit to many churches across our state as it brings numerous training conferences under one roof at one time. This training event is not just for ministers, but is for all those who serve in the church. I encourage you to go to the GA Baptist Mission Board’s website (www.gabaptist.org) and sign up to attend Go Georgia. On the website you will discover there are one and two day registration options. This was done in part to accommodate the schedule of our bi-vocational ministers and church members who are not able to attend both days. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity!
Emit Grove will be hosting another of our semi-annual associational training seminars on September 17 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. We will begin with a light supper to include soft drinks and snacks. Our speaker will be Bill Barker from the GBMB who serves as the director of Appalachian Mountain Ministry. Bill will be sharing with us how a church can share the Gospel through compassionate ministries. Compassionate Ministries are those things we do to show the love of Jesus to others which often opens the door for us to share the Gospel.
Again this month, I want to share with you an update on my 18 year old granddaughter, Hannah Mills. Hannah had open heart surgery last Thursday, July 25 at Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. The surgeon tried to repair her aortic valve, but that failed so he replaced it with a biologic (pig) valve. Her surgery was successful, but she had a couple of rough days Friday and Saturday. She returned home yesterday (July 28) and has to have someone with her around the clock for the next two weeks. We are trusting the Great Physician for her complete healing. Thank you all for lifting her up to the Lord in prayer, and please continue to remember her as she continues to heal.
Serving alongside you,