By Marie Walker
Brother Mike Honzell was back in the pulpit Sunday. Last week he was in the hospital and one of our deacons, Kelly Hardee, filled the pulpit and did a great job. Wednesday evening, Jeff Maloche filled in. Brother Mike delivered a great sermon Sunday.
Another one of our deacons, Melvin Stewart, took a fall Saturday in his bathroom and is in the Coushatta hospital. He is OK but will be in rehab a few days according to his wife, Ruey.
I’m asking for prayers for those who are ailing including my grandson, Matthew Coleman, who works on a shrimp and oyster boat. Sometimes they are on the ocean weeks at a time. A while back, he was stung or bitten by something and his hand was extremely swollen. He spent days in the hospital. He went back out and came back in this week and is in danger of losing at least one finger. He said, “Grandma, there is nothing there but the bone.” The infection has spread to other parts of his body. I tried to encourage him to pass on that kind of work but he said he loved it and came up for ship captain. He may lose at least one finger.
Sunday, Kelly Hardee spoke on Elijah and sang, “Calvary is the Reason Why.”
The Superstars met Saturday for pre-registration and a fun time with food, bounce house and games. Superstars at United Baptist will begin Aug. 23.
The fall festival at the church will be Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. Join us as we will have a chili cook-off, bake off, trunk-or-treat, costume contest, hayride, dunking booth, cake walk and pumpkin carving contest.
It is St. Jude time. The great granddaughter of Mildred Roberts and London Bridges spent about three years in St. Jude with leukemia and will be part of a fundraiser in her hometown and will also be in the beauty contest. She is now 4.
The Campti branch of the library will close Monday and Friday for Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-4. New library cards will be issued Sept. 5 from 3-5:30 p.m. There will be popcorn, balloons and face painting. The craft club will meet Sept.11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. Story time will include coloring and crafts Wednesdays Aug. 13, 20, 27. There will be computer classes Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Wiley Vercher recently had a birthday with children and grandchildren and great grandson Eli Thornton attending. Eli has overcome serious problems since his birth. He is now walking and talking. This is another example of all things being possible through God.
Bro. Honzell baptized Anthony Mitchell Sunday. We welcome him into our fellowship.
The Baptist Association prayer breakfast will be at Trinity Baptist Sept. 6 at 8 a.m.
The fourth Friday fish fry at Clara Springs will be Sept. 22 and Oct. 27. There will be no fish fry in November and December.
Collection week for Mexico missions will be Nov. 13-16. They need clothes, coats and food. For more information call (318)586-4621.
First Baptist in Natchitoches will host a foster care adoption meeting Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.
The associational meeting will be at Natchitoches First Baptist Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Clara Springs children’s camp will be Jan. 12-13 and for youth Jan. 14-15.
The week of prayer for Georgia Barnett missions is Sept. 10-17.
Evangelist Bill Brit, who held a revival at Westwind some years ago, has continued his work and has been successful.
I heard a report on the percentage of death from drugs in this country and it is scary. Just look at the many deaths of our famous entertainers. We all know those whose lives are affected.
Ronnie Black was born and raised here and was not pleased when he thought he would have to relocate . It worked out that he can stay with his grandmother on Cloud Crossing Road during school. He will graduate from Lakeview.