My Week in Brief

July 31 – Ted Darby showed me a picture of the “Blessing Box” he is building.  I love the concept.  I love the box he’s building.  I love Ted for building it.  I love the Lord for putting it on his heart.  And I’ll love you for keeping it supplied to bless people in Barnwell.  “He who gives to the poor lends to the Lord!”  (PK)

July 31 – After worship, someone quietly handed me money to pass to someone else anonymously.  I did.  I don’t know how much it was, I only heard the recipient say a humble, “Wow!”  I know the Lord was smiling!?!  I’m happy to be the courier if God lays it on your heart to give in this way.  Your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you openly.  (PK)

Aug. 1 – I just met with Claudia Burdette.  She told me of “Tranquilidad Foundation,” a home for children and youth in Quimistan, Honduras.  Sam and Roxanne Turnipseed, originally from Aiken, are the directors.  They already have five children placed with them, and need to develop a sustainable revenue stream for support.  If God is speaking to you about supporting this ministry, you can see me for more info or go to  (PK)

Aug. 2 – Staff meeting this morning really brought home to me how jam-packed August is.  Our Wednesday nights activities are kicking for children (Flight Night) and youth (the Merge), we have the Praise the Lord Music Festival, and at the end of the month, we will host another FBC Family Fun Night, Sunday, Aug. 28, 5-8 p.m. at Fuller Park.  Bring something to throw on the grill.  Drinks and chips will be provided.  We’ll have lots of fun, so it’s a great time to invite friends and neighbors.  (PK)

Aug. 4 – Today is Jeremy’s birthday.  He got to pick out where we had lunch (Mi Rancho) and his favorite ice cream (Snickers) to go with brownies made by Destiny and cookies made by Kaye Pattillo.  Jeremy is polite, kind-hearted, respectful, hard-working, and fun to be around.  I thank God for the honor of being his earthly father.  (PK)

Aug. 4 – Our friends at Bethany Baptist have invited us to Spark, a time of singing and worship that will be recorded and made available to the community on CD.  It will be Friday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.  That’s a busy time for us, so I couldn’t commit us as a church, but I know some from FBC will be interested.  Let us know if you are.  We have a list of songs so you can prepare and sound your best!  (PK)

Aug. 4 – Our Nominating Committee will officially present its report next Sunday for congregational approval.  We always desire to uncover any errors in the report in advance of the vote, so it is available for review now.  Please look over it, and if you see anything that needs amended before next Sunday, please let chairperson Emily Williams know.  (PK)

Aug. 5 – Men, we’ve had great turn-out for the last few Brotherhood Suppers.  The next one is set for Tuesday, Aug 16, 6:45 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. To ride the bus, be in the church parking lot by 6:15 p.m.  Bring canned goods for the BBBA Pantry.  (PK)

Aug. 5 – Next Sunday we commission teachers and school administrators, sending them into the academic year with God’s blessing and ours.  The following Sunday we do the same for our students.  All who know the Lord Jesus are “missionaries,” making disciples as we go into all the world.  We recognize the special place of those who have the privilege and responsibility of shaping our children.  Be sure to invite your teacher and student friends!  (PK)

Aug. 5 – I meant to take a break from “Genesis: The Story of US,” but not three years!  Let’s pick back up with the family stories of Isaac and Jacob this Fall.  (PK)

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