Sunday afternoon, September 3, was a special evening at Pensacola Beach for Olive Baptist Church and the Gospel. More than 500 of our church members gathered at the pavilion on a beautiful Lord’s Day afternoon. Kirk Sullivan, vocalist with 4Him, was awesome as he sang and led us in music and worship. Then we moved to the water’s edge. I had the privilege of baptizing 38 people there in the Gulf of Mexico! As the beach was bustling with Labor Day visitors, Olive was out making a very positive statement for the Good News of Christ. Thank you to those who assisted in one of our church’s largest baptism services.
We are to be on mission with a public faith. In September we will be working toward our October 1 Mission Day emphasis. Be praying about your involvement. Then all during the month of October we will be in the area around the church facility prayer walking and sharing the Gospel. These are important days.
Monday afternoon, Mr. Clyde Baker, Liz’s stepfather, went to be with the Lord. So many of you have been praying for Liz while she has been away to be with her mom during Mr. Baker’s decline. Now as our family moves into this time of loss and grief, please lift us up to the Lord as we seek His grace, comfort and peace. Your love for our family is one of never-ending support and consolation. Please pray for me as I prepare my message for the funeral.
Mr. Baker’s funeral is 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, at the church listed below:
First United Methodist Guntersville
539 Gunter Ave.< Guntersville, AL 35976 In lieu of flowers the family requests making donations to the mission program of First United Methodist Church Guntersville.