Bill Flanary’s sister, Bonnie Gipson, passed away on Friday, August 14th in Springdale, Arkansas. A memorial service took place on Wednesday, August 19th, at the Elmdale Baptist church in Springdale. Our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers go out to Bill, Mary K. and all in the family and friends of Bonnie.


“My family so appreciate all the prayers, the love and the concern expressed and demonstrated for my mom during her health struggles of the last year. She so enjoyed her visit here and knowing this congregation’s love first hand. She always spoke well of all of you to all her friends in California. This last Monday, she left her struggles behind in this world for an eternity of peace with God. Mom was cremated and my family will plan an interment for a later date. We cannot fully express how thankful we are, to be part of God’s family here. God bless, Ken & Gail Darnell.” Our sympathy, love and prayers go out to all those who were loved by Mittie and to those who loved her.


. . . August 30, 2015, Sunday evening after our worship hour. Hosts & hostess will be: John G. & Tina Brewer, John C. & Ida Brewer and Joe & Teri Winnett.


The Auction that benefits the Cherokee kids will take place on Saturday, September 26th at the Home. Articles like furniture, automobiles, recreation vehicles, appliances, trailers, antiques etc. are wanted, Please check the flyer on the bulletin board for details, esp. early pick up at donor’s homes.


Ladies, make your Fall plans to include Wednesday morning’s Ladies’ Class! It will start on September 9th, with a luncheon, and Bible study will start on the next Wednesday, September 16th.


The living and spreading of the Gospel takes many forms. There are many different ways that the Highland Lakes congregation has been involved recently.

Last week about two dozen good folks gathered at the building to work on processing World Bible School lessons so that they could be mailed to hundreds of hungry souls in Nigeria where hopefully follow-ups can be made by Sylvester Imogoh and other local evangelists. At the end of the morning, 1,167 mailings were ready for the post office. We can and should pray that each one sent will be received by people with a heart seeking our God.

Our congregation’s involvement in spreading of the Gospel in Southeast Asia has been going on for many years. A week ago at the 54th Asian Mission Forum in the Philippines, our missionary to the Philippines, Richard Emperado and his family and our missionaries to Cambodia, Dennis and Sharon Welch and their daughter Theary were all in attendance. We pray that God will bless them all in the work of spreading the word and are thankful we can help support their efforts to God’s glory.

This week one of the families of our congregation suffered the loss of home and possessions following a devastating fire. Quickly as word spread, God’s people here began seeking ways to help and comfort this family. Currently an effort is being made to help them by collecting funds to buy meals and necessities. Donations can be given to any of the elders or to Paula W. Your help can aid this family greatly as we strive to show the love of our God.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 (ESV) For the elders, Ken D

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