JANITORIAL HELP IS NEEDED!
Due to Vicky’s injury we need volunteers to help clean the church building for the next 5 weeks. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the auditorium.
EATING OUT TOGETHER
We will be eating out again on Thursday, February 7th, at El Bracero in Kingsland. Time to meet will be 5:30 PM. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the back of the auditorium.
HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs – Plastic bags, shampoo
Visiting those in need.
Maintaining our lawn and shrubs.
See Cary Miller.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE
Fifty-five Alive Defensive Driving Course To Be Offered
AARP’s driving course will be offered to any who wish to refresh their knowledge of current driving rules and skills on the road. This course is designed to help older drivers prepare for ever-changing laws and ways of coping with today’s road changes. The four-hour course will be presented in our fellowship room on Thursday, February 7th. Time: 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Completion of the course will give you a 10 percent discount on your liability auto insurance for a period of three years. The cost for AARP members is $15.00 or $20 for none-AARP members. We will also offer the course to those in the community who wish to take it. Call the church office to sign up.
LADIES DAY OPPORTUNITY
5th Annual Ladies Day at Cherokee Home for Children
Saturday, February 16, 2019 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Diamonds Are Forever Presented by Christina Batten
~ A Christian marriage and family therapist with a life of hard times who watched God create her into the diamond she is today ~ The Home needs to know the number of attendees by February 11th. So please let Brenda Miller know, before that date, if you want to go.
Our fellow workers in the Philippines, the Emperados, will be in the States this spring for a furlough and we pray we will get to spend some time with them in a few months. Till then what follows is part one of their recent 2018 report. Please keep them in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D
Dear family and friends, Howdy! We hope this newsletter finds you all having a great week. Emperado’s are doing well. Richard was traveling most of December, in fact he made it home late on the 23rd, right before Christmas. January has been a rough month as we dealt with sickness, but we are all doing better. Kids are busy with college, gearing up for midterm exams next week. Richard is traveling again. Wish I had an app for my phone that could keep track of him sometimes!
Samboan Church Planting This is the second church planting we have had in 2018. It took place in the week of December 10-16. The MOSES team joined up to help another missionary, Ryan Campbell, who is from Texas, to plant a church in Samboan, Cebu. Samboan is the last town in southern Cebu, where we always take the ferry to cross to Negros. We have traveled through this town 100’s of times crossing back and forth from Cebu to Negros, and vice versa. This town is one of the gateways to the south. Everyday there are many boats crossing to Negros and Siquijor Province, as well as Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines where President Duterte is from. It has never crossed my mind to plant a church in Samboan, because it is not a capital city. However, early this year, Ryan Campbell and Roel, his Filipino partner wanted to have a meeting with me. They had heard about the church planting work we were doing, and wanted us to partner with them, and help plant a church there. Ryan has a dream and a plan to plant five churches in five years in southern Cebu, starting with Samboan. To me, this is a dream come true. I have always been praying that others will catch on and desire to plant churches in other cities and towns that the MOSES team cannot cover, since we are primarily focused on capital cities. The church planting in Samboan went well, in sunshine and in rain. We had two baptisms during the week. One of them was the owner of the beach resort where we had stayed and held our meetings. The Cebu workers will continue to do follow up visits with contacts and help nurture the young church in Samboan. Please be praying for this young church, and all who are working to help it grow.
Love, Becky, Richard, Jennylyn, Jennylou, and Grant