WEEKLY NEWS, JULY 14, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS

We are rejoicing with Troy & Leana Futrell at the safe delivery of great-grandson James Edward Johnson, son of Hannah & Evan Johnson. Hannah had a difficult pregnancy until the very end, and we thank God that she and baby are doing well, and so are daddy and great-grand parents Troy & Leana! James Edward weighed in at 4 lbs. 3 oz. and he was 17 inches long. He will have to spend a little more time in the hospital. Our heartfelt congratulations and God’s blessings on the family!

VISITING FOR THE MASTER

The Visitation Program Team, led by Cary & Brenda Miller, will meet on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.

HELPING HANDS PANTRY

Needs – Plastic bags, shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste

Thank you!

WEDNESDAY EVENING SUMMER SERIES (JULY)

July 17 — Joe Winnett

July 24 — Joe Winnett

July 31 — Singing

ICE-CREAM FELLOWSHIP

Our ice-cream fellowship will be this evening, Sunday, July 14, 2019 after our evening assembly. Some of us have already cranked up the ice-cream freezer, and others may have bought some delicious ice-cream from HEB. Both are welcome, so are sprinkles, other toppings and/or cookies, brownies, and/or cakes. Everyone is invited!

A MESSAGE

Some of us fondly remember former members Dorothy & Carroll Norman. Both moved to Oklahoma a number of years ago, where Dorothy passed away. Following is a message we received from Jan Nuckols, the Normans’ daughter:

“My mother, Dorothy, so appreciated you all and Dad continues to remember many of you, members! (Even though he is now 95 — friends start to decrease at that age!). He is at a retirement center, called Spanish Cove — and adapting.

Thank you, Jan Nuckols (daughter)”

The note resumes: “Thank you so much for continuing to send my Dad the Highland Herald. He has presently transferred to: 11 Palm, Room 22, Yukon, OK 73099.”

BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

Cambodia Prayer Requests

“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved”. Romans 10:1 (ESV)

Paul’s earnest prayer was for those he so desired to be saved. Our brethren, whom we help support in SE Asia, including Sharon and Dennis Welch, are earnestly praying for and asking us to be praying for the people of Cambodia that they might see the beautiful salvation of Jesus. What follows are three of their recent prayer requests. Please be praying diligently for God to make Himself known in Cambodia. For the elders, Ken D

Beautiful Kulen. True Cambodia is absolutely breathtaking – will you pray and be a part of calling out true beauty here, today?

The Khmer word, “ធម្មតា” (pronounced “tomadah”) means “normal” or “that’s just how it is”. When injustices are committed or horrible things happen, we often respond, “ធម្មតា”. Even so, as we pray Jesus will breathe new meaning into this powerful word! As we trust Jesus more than the “ធម្មតា” around us, Jesus will revive and unify His church ’til we brim and overflow with resurrection life! Friends, we can live into a “ធម្មតាថ្មី” – a new normal – that displays the goodness, healing, and power of God like never before! Will you pray God’s “ធម្មតាថ្មី” to rise here in Cambodia, today?

The saying, “មានរូ បមានទុក្ខ ” (pronounced “mien roop mien thoak”) is one of the most important ideas in Khmer Buddhism. The literal translation is, “if you have a body, you have suffering”. There is a sense that people are utterly stuck and cannot escape suffering here – will you pray for the game-changing unveiling of Jesus’ love, salve, and salvation, to bring healing and real comfort, today?

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