I pray that this Friday finds you well, warm, blessed and encouraged and know that I am praying with and for you, especially our seniors along with our sick and shut-in members.
Today, I want to send a special “shout out” to our very own Sister Jackie Haynes the principal of Blake Senior High School. This past Tuesday, Sister Jackie was promoted at the Hillsborough County School Board. We are very happy for Jackie Haynes and our prayers are with her in her new assignment.
On Monday, February 16, 2015 we began studying “40 Days in the Word” in our Small Groups (CELL). I am asking each member to be involved in a Small Group for the next 40 days as we pray and fast during the Lent season. We will begin our Lent fast on Monday, February 23, 2015 starting at 1pm.
Don’t forget on Sunday, February 22, 2015 each member and Small Group (CELL) is asked to bring a covered dish for our Annual Black History Month Culture Feast. Also, on Sunday you are encouraged to wear your African attire.
Please continue to pray for our sick and shut-in who are depending on our prayers. We thank God for the great praise report from Evelyn Gyden. Pray for our seniors and those who are at home Bertha Kemp and Evelyn Laster. Mother Lee Dessie Burney, Lottie Hamilton, Gladys Whaley, Shirley Sledge, Edith Castro, Hilrie Kemp, Ralph Underwood and Mother Thelma Horton. Please pray for Janet Jackson she needs our prayers.
In preparation for the preached word as we begin our series on “First Fruits” giving, let me encourage you to read 1 Chronicles 29:2-3;6-9 also read Romans 11:16 as we prepare our hearts for giving our First Fruits offering.
In closing know that I love you, pray for you and that I am still glad to be: