November 2001
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¡Qué bueno!

It is so encouraging to see the great emphasis that the Strawberry Baptist Association is placing on missions and evangelism! Without a doubt, most of the annual meeting centered on these two important ministries. Even the strong increase in the 2002 budget reflects the commitment and faith of our churches and individual members to trust God to establish new churches, refresh existing churches, and lovingly reach out to the lost.
Focus On Our Family

Following the morning worship service on November 25, folks at Bedford will enjoy a Mexican lunch. Afterward, Steve Manuel will lead the International Mission Study for youth and adults and Tohnya DeLong will lead the children.

Big Island is now online. The email address is

How to Work with Young People - Part I

What do you think of when someone mentions the word “ministry”? Ministry is most often related to that which a pastor does week in and week out among the adults of the congregation. We think of preaching, visitation to the sick and home bound, and a visit from time to time to a lost person.

Mission Opportunities
for You in 2002

April 19-30, 2002
Colombo, Paraná, Brazil

August 2-11, 2002
(Dates are negotiable)
Bratislava, Slovakia
Teaching English

SBA's Mission

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.

Please have items for the December newsletter written and in the Association office by Wednesday, November 21.

A Place for You in WMU!
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
WMU Director
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Phone: 540-586-2956

Women on Mission: Beaverdam and Diamond Hill are sharing responsibilities for weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor for October, November, and December. Pecks will host the November birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home. Mentow will host it in December.

Wedding Anniversaries

December 4 - Jack & Carol Deans (Terrace View)
December 5 - John & Esther Woodford (SBA)

Click for November's Calendar

We extend sympathy to Rev. and Mrs. Charles Edmonds on the death of Charles' mother, Clara, on September 19. We also offer sympathy to Rev. and Mrs. Randy Hatcher on the death of Randy's dad, Tom, on October 8.


November 21 - Judy Edwards (Bedford)
December 31 - Charles Stinson (North Bedford)

Congratulations to J.R. and Vickie Hume on the birth of a daughter, Rachel Katherine Ann, on October 2, 2001, 8 lbs, 1 oz., and 19 1/2 inches long.

"If I had my child to raise all over again, I'd teach less about the love of power - and more about the power of love" - Diane Loomans

Strawberry Baptist Association
163 West Main, Bedford, VA 24523

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