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Monday, April 30, 2007

Why Did the Little Boy Fall Out of Bed?

Revival at Pine Grove Baptist

David (Bubba), Jerry, Benjy, and Mark kicked off the revival at Pine Grove with a beautiful rendition of the old the hymn To God Be the Glory sung a capella style. Great job guys!
A little boy told his mom that he had fallen out of his bed in the middle of the night. When his mother asked why, he responded, "I guess I fell asleep too close to where I got in."
Dr. Clarence Cooper preached a strong message about faithfulness Sunday evening, as he reminded us that it is required of a steward that he be found faithful (1 Cor 4:2). Using the story of the little boy who fell out of bed, Dr. Cooper challenged us not to be found asleep too close to where we got in.

Bro. Tim Mims (pictured here with Benjy) and his family have been at Pine Grove for about ten months, and they seem to be making the most of their opportunity to serve among this precious body of believers. There is an excitement among both the staff and the church members. I’m sure we’ll be seeing good things happen in the Pine Grove community as a result of Bro. Tim’s enthusiasm.

More photos of this event: 2007 Ministry Photo Album.

Gideon’s Steak and Shrimp Banquet

Earlier this month, Benjy was invited to sing and lead the music for the Pastor’s Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Gideons at Pearl River Community College. The food was great and so was the turn out. Benjy recognized many of our local pastors, and he enjoyed their good fellowship and the powerful testimonies given by the speakers. We were surprised to learn that the Gideons deliver 1,000,000 Bibles per week! That's 18 tractor trailer trucks full. What a powerful and effective ministry!

Special 5th Sunday Celebration

We've had several opportunities to worship with our friends at Derby this year. Most recently, Benjy did a morning concert as part of their special 5th Sunday Celebration. After the concert, we enjoyed dinner on the grounds and the sweet fellowship that is so typical of this body of believers.

More photos of this event: 2007 Ministry Photo Album.

Derby Deacon Ordination

Last month, Benjy was invited to sing at the ordination service of our good friend, Brian Anthony (shown here with pastor Dwayne Norman).


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I Heard That Bro. Benjy's Voice is Really Mellow

"I heard that Bro. Benjy's voice is really mellow, so I went home and looked it up. The dictionary said mellow means ripe and nearly rotten!"

Giggles erupted all across the church as Billy poked fun at Benjy and various other church members at the Central Baptist revival.

Tue. night was children's night, and oh, how the children (both young and old) loved Billy and his antics! Ms. Cathy and Billy shared a special Easter story with the children in the fellowship hall before the services, and made a special guest appearance in the sanctuary later in the evening. If you are interested in having Billy visit your church, send us an email, and we'll get you in contact with Ms. Cathy.

April has been a wonderful month for our ministry as we saw 22 precious souls saved! There were 11 public professions of faith during the Central Baptist revival, and 11 more made professions after Benjy preached an Easter morning sermon at Morton Church of God (near Jackson, MS).

More photos of this event: 2007 Ministry Photo Album.

We are so proud of McKenzie for completing the True Love Waits program which was sponsored by our home church and lead by our wonderful youth pastor, Bro. Shad Kennedy (pictured with McKenzie). About 50 youth participated in this six-week program and received their True Love Waits ring in a ceremony at the end of last month.

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