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From within the borders of our "Jerusalem," cries go up every minute to whomever might hear and offer a glimmer of hope. There is a young mother who is desperately struggling to raise her children without the help of a husband. She has so many regrets of things done in the past and is powerless to change her hopeless future. She cries herself to sleep at night and stumbles through her waking hours with great fear and worry. How will she ever survive?
Interested in participating on a Mission Trip to France September 20-29? During the day the team will prayer walk and distribute gospel material in mailboxes. At night the team will participate in evangelistic services at Le Chesnay Baptist Church in the suburb of Versailles (southwest of Paris). Approximate cost per person of $1,600 includes airfare, hotel, meals, travel in country, and insurance. If interested, contact Kathy L. Smith, 540-297-9283, as soon as possible. Additional participation is dependent on airline seats available and a valid passport. Those signed on are: Daisy Ferguson, Allison Carver, Eve Goode, Kathy Smith (Palestine), and Kathy Wheeler (Mineral Springs).
If you could help support the team financially, send your contribution to the Strawberry Association Office and mark it "France Mission Trip." Your financial and prayer support is greatly appreciated.
Bibleman has unfinished business in the Southwest Virginia area and will be coming to the Roanoke Civic Center on Saturday, September 6, 2003, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will utilize our counselors, ushers, security, and a host of other volunteers. The Festival Children's Committee, who is anxious and ready to go, will be leading in the planning of this exciting event.
Please be praying and planning to bring as many children as possible to the Roanoke Civic Center, Saturday, September 6. We encourage you to implement Operation Andy through your church. Ask children to pray and invite their friends that do not know Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior. Our work is not finished. Let's rock our area for Jesus! n
Are your teams ready? Our mission trip to CenterFest is September 27. In preparing for this special opportunity, a rally is planned for Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m., with a repeat/make-up rally on Friday, September 19, 7 p.m. We will provide a light snack supper and ask that your church bring a strawberry dessert. Your teams, workers, clowns, puppets, and drama people need to attend only one night. Locations will be announced in the September newsletter and e-mails to pastors. If you can attend, contact Rita Calhoun, 297-5271, Matt Stafford, 586-8953, or the SBA office.
The 2003 SBA Annual Meeting will be at Beaverdam on Monday, October 27. Following is a list showing the number of elected messengers each church is entitled to: Beaverdam-10, Bedford-12, Bethel-4, Bethlehem-4, Big Island-8, Diamond Hill-4, Flint Hill-10, Glade Creek-7, Hunting Creek-9, Mentow-12, Morgans-11, Mount Hermon-8, Mount Olivet-7, Mount Zion-9, Mountain View-4, North Bedford-10, Norwood-4, Palestine-9, Pecks-5, Quaker-8, Radford-10, Rainbow Forest-7, Sedalia-7, Shady Grove-10, Staunton-4, Suck Spring-5, Terrace View-4, Thaxton-9, Timber Ridge-10, Trinity-10, Walnut Grove-4. This is based on giving to the association budget from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003. If church records indicate a different number of messengers, please contact the associational office. Please note: Only SBA officers are automatically messengers.
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Rainbow Forest will provide devotionals at Oakwood Manor in August; Bedford will provide them in September. Morgans will host the August birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Thaxton will host it in September. .
Under the Lordship of Christ, to equip, support, and involve our family of churches in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of a changing community and world.
Mentow is seeking applicants for part-time staff positions of Music Minister and Youth Minister. Please send a résumé for either position, with cover letter summarizing your training and experience, to Mentow Baptist Church, 3282 Mentow Drive, Huddleston, VA 24104. Attention: (Appropriate) Search Committee. Job descriptions may be obtained by calling 540-297-4051.
Rev. Larry Ross, Director
1560 Oakwood St., Bedford, VA 24523
email@example.com v 540-587-8962
CANCELLED: Men's Ministry Training at Bedford Baptist on Saturday, September 6.
Friday, October 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cave Spring Baptist Church
4873 Brambleton Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24018
Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Introduction to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Unit Training (Shower)
Cost is $10 per person. To register or receive more information, contact Cave Spring Church or the SBCV
September 11 Rick & Cheri Dellinger (Music Evangelist)
September 1 Mike Jones (Sedalia)
September 12 David Henderson (Bedford)
September 15 Steve Manuel (SBA)
September 1 Jerry Parr (Pastor/Suck Spring/10 yrs.)
September 11 Seaburn Daniel
Congratulations to Marc and Cari Jantomaso on the birth of their son Nehemiah. He arrived July 6 and weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Momma and baby are doing fine.
I would be happy to sing for your church or organization at any time. You may go to my website at www.geocities.com/karenmariemusicministry and view pages with my biography, lyrics, and even listen to a few songs. I sing for love offerings only. My songs are gospel, a few bluegrass, and some oldies. You may leave a message by fax or phone at 540-586-5752.
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