Jimmy and Kathryn Baker spent 4 days in Starkville with Jimmy’s daughter, Kathy Dawson, who had surgery on Monday, Feb. 21.
Martha Owen spent three days with her son, Junior, and his family in Iuka. Martha brought Maggie Owen, the three year old home with her, and they spent three more days together.
Ernestine Principi, Chris Long’s grandmother, died Friday, Feb. 25 at the New Albany Hospital. She had moved here from Memphis about 4 or 5 years ago to be near Chris so he could take care of her. Everyone knew her as Granny. She was a delightful lady and will be greatly missed. She was buried in Memphis on Monday, February 28.
Allie Newby had an emergency appendectomy on Saturday, Feb. 27 in Oxford.
Johnny Knighton’s Sunday School Class went to eat at Seafood Junction in Algoma on Saturday, Feb. 26. Fifteen attended.
On Sunday, Feb. 27, Melissa and Mark Powell, and their children Alyssa, Melody, and Anna moved their membership. They have recently moved here from Greenwood. Melissa is Margaret Murphree’s niece. We welcome this new family into our membership.
Sunday night the Mission Team gave a presentation of their trip to the Philippines. From our church Harold and Patsy Grisham, Jimmy and Kathryn Baker, Becky Metts, and Bro. Louie Williams made the trip.
It rained all the days the team was there except one. The schools were flooded so they only got to go into one school.
They showed the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Eleven thousand prayed to accept Christ.
The people were very gracious, kind, and loving. The team was amazed at how open the people were to listen as they told about Christ.
The people love the sport of basketball. Everywhere they went they saw goals but no nets. The team is considering taking basketball nets on a return trip and using this as a ministry to reach the people.
On an earlier trip Martha and Raymond Owen had purchased a projector to use while they were in the Philippines. This time they decided to present the church with the projector and to leave it with them. This act of kindness really touched the people.
Bro. Charles Rogers also shared some of his experiences while he was on this trip. He wore the shirt he had been given by the Philippine people that was made from pineapple. It was a very interesting presentation, and I think we can all say that the trip was a big success.
Thought for the week: “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1 NIV