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We're back! We had a wonderful mission trip to Nicaragua, as the 23 team members will testify. God is amazing. Some who had never been to Central America before were a little bit anxious as we drove through Managua from the airport. That feeling had completely changed by the time we drove through Managua a week later headed for the USA. Every one of us is very thankful for the opportunity to have gone.
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission
Radford will complete its quarter of leading devotionals at Oakwood Manor in March. Thaxton will lead them in April. Diamond Hill will host the March birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Palestine will host it in April.
A new ministry is forming at Mentow. Called "Connections," it's a way for women in all walks of life to beat loneliness. The first monthly "Connections" potluck lunch will be in the church fellowship hall on Thursday, March 4, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Widows, stay-at-home moms, retired women, and those with flexible schedules are invited to share in this time of food and fellowship. We have so much to offer each other, so please join us! Just bring a beverage and a dish. Children are welcome. For questions or directions, call Amy Burton at 540-297-4381.
A Virginia Baptist
World Mission Initiative Project
Virginia Baptists, now, more than ever, your help is needed among the peoples of the war-torn country of Liberia.
Through "Seeds of Hope" God has blessed your efforts in recent years and has multiplied your sharing of hope through life-giving seeds to our friends in Liberia. Through this tangible ministry, Dr. Emile Sam-Peal, Executive Secretary of the Liberian Baptist Missionary and Education Convention, has repeatedly told us that the small, relatively inexpensive packets of seeds purchased here and sent to Liberia have yielded significant, life-changing results.
Saturday, March 27, 2004, 10 a.m.
Sedalia Baptist Church
(Covered-dish luncheon; Sedalia will provide the meat.)
Theme: "Arise, shine; for your light has come…"
Transformers will not be coming to Bedford County in 2004. On February 9, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors declined to partner with Transformers or Strawberry Baptist Association citing separation of church and state.
Friday, April 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Bonsack Baptist Church
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.
Quaker will have revival services March 21-25, 7:00 p.m. Rev. Jack Stuart will be the guest evangelist. Special music each evening. Nursery provided. For further information, call Pastor Grover Stevens, 540-297-7359.
Shady Grove has called Joseph Shrewsbury as Youth Director. Joseph brings with him serveral years of youth oriented church experience. The Youth Group meets Sunday evenings at 5:30 and Wednesday evenings at 6:45.
Trinity is accepting resumes for a part time secretary. For additional information, contact the church office at 540-586-8010. Mail resumes to the church at 947 Lyle St., Bedford, VA 24523.
April 4 Jerry Parr (Suck Spring)
April 9 Jackie Carver (Palestine)
April 11 Nick Shaffer (Radford)
April 13 Gary Fowler (Flint Hill)
April 4 Jerry & Liz Parr (25 yrs.) (Suck Spring)
March 1 Tim Mathia (Pastor/Mentow/1 year)
We offer sympathy to the family of Mrs. Dorothy Napier at her passing on February 20, 2004. She was the wife of Cam Napier who pastored several churches in Strawberry in the past.
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