Summer is over

The cheese wagons sent their smoke signals up again this morning, letting us know it’s time for school.  I have mixed feelings about that.  I’m glad to get back into a routine, but I enjoyed the time with my children during the summer.  Can you believe the summer is gone?

It has been a really busy summer.  I’m so excited about all the things God is doing in our church.  Usually during the summer the attendance in church drops, but that has not been the case at First Baptist Henryville.  I want to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication this summer.

I want all of you to be praying about the Awana program that begins September 12th.  I know that you may be surprised to hear me say this, but I will say it anyway.  I’m really really excited about what God is going to do in the lives of these young people.  I want to encourage all of you to be praying for Susan, who is the director, as she is training all the teachers involved in this program.  We went to the training Saturday, and I was so impressed with the strategy and philosophy behind this program.  I can’t wait to see what God does in the lives of these teachers, parents, and young people.  Pray for all of them.

We will also be starting a marriage and family series on September 12th at the night service.  Service time will be changing to 6:15 till 7:45.  I know that this will cause some to have heart palipitations, but I want you to understand that it’s only 30 minutes longer.  Just think though, your church is going to be full of people who are un-churched.  Be in prayer for me as I’m planning the marriage and family series.  I would love to hear your thoughts and concerns.  I would love to know of any topics that you would love to hear covered in this series.  So send me an e-mail, leave a comment, call, text, or leave it in my mailbox outside my office.

I will close this letter by welcoming Cade and Amy Campbell to the staff at First Baptist Church Henryville.  Cade will be preaching this Sunday night.  I would encourage you to come hear him break the bread of life.  I promise that you will be blessed.

In Christ,

Toby

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