In Charles Sheldon’s book “In His Steps” we find ourselves in the town of Raymond where life is much like it is in other towns around the country. People have responsibilities and go about their busy affairs day in and day out. Sheldon introduces us to many of the upstanding and church-going citizens of the community, and we get a peek into who they are, what they think, and the role religion has on their experience.
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On September 28, Strawberry Baptist Association will set up a booth at CenterFest in downtown Bedford. We will be offering free cold drinks and a baby changing area for the many thousands of visitors who attend the celebration.
September 18, 2002
Students use this time to gather around the flag pole at their schools to pray for their fellow students, their teachers and administrators, our nation, and our world.
Visit our Youth Page!! Click SBA Youth Ministry Page!
You are invited to the Announcement Celebration for Southwest Virginia Festival 2003 with Franklin Graham, Thursday morning, September 5, 2002, 9:00-10:30, Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30. Festival 2003 will begin Friday, May 2, and conclude Sunday, May 4, at the Salem football stadium.
We extend sympathy to Mrs. Karen Rood, secretary at Thaxton, on the death of her husband, Glenn, on Wednesday, August 21.
Would you be willing to become part of an Internet prayer team? The idea is to allow visitors to place a prayer request on our Website that would immediately be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. This mailbox in turn would automatically and confidentially forward the requests directly to you. You would then add these items to your personal daily prayer time.
Please consider the great need of this ministry. If you are willing to commit to prayer, let us know at email@example.com.
We continue to pray for broken spirits; broken and contrite hearts among our congregations. God is at work in our county planting churches, reaching internationals, evangelizing communities, and growing disciples. Where is God calling you to minister?
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Bedford is leading weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in September; Beaverdam/Diamond Hill will lead them in October, November, and December. Thaxton will host the September birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Timber Ridge will host it in October.
Rev. Larry Ross, Director
1560 Oakwood St., Bedford, VA 24523
firstname.lastname@example.org * 540-587-8962
RA Congress/Family Missions Rally & Football Game
Friday, November 1 & 2, 2002
Bon Air Church, Richmond and
(Registration Deadline: October 18, 2002)
Cost for 2-day event: $20 per person
For more details, call 800-255-2428.
On August 3, our team left on a mission trip to prayer walk through Muslim communities in an area called Île de France. This area runs northwest to northeast of Paris, France. We stayed in a hotel owned by a Muslim family, just one of the many for whom we would be in prayer.
Monday through Friday, we traveled out to a different city north of Paris to spend time walking and praying. The SBC area strategy leader and our other missionaries serving in that area work with approximately 1.5 million Muslims who have primarily immigrated from North Africa. Kids clubs, Bible studies, sports events, and other activities are planned and organized to share the gospel with these people. Our team helped with the distribution of 800 children's books (French and Arabic) and 38 Jesus videos (French, Arabic and Kabiel).
Bedford offers THANKS to Thaxton for sharing their WONDERFUL Vacation Bible School decorations. It was great to have such fine works of art for the children in our community to enjoy twice.
Bethlehem will host “The Light Singers” on Saturday, September 14, 7 p.m. This group of students from Liberty University performs internationally during Spring break and the summer months. More
October 8 - Norman Gooding (Retired)
October 11 - Rick Dellinger (Music Evangelist)
October 16 - Grover Stevens (Quaker)
October 21 - Daniel Wheeler (Radford)
October 24 - Ken Butterworth (Diamond Hill)
October 15 Bruce & Dodie Barrett (Suck Spring)
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.
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