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2nd Timothy 2:15

"The proper place for a ship to be is in the water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will sink. The proper place for the church is in the world,

BUT IF THE 'WORLD' GETS INTO THE CHURCH,

THE CHURCH WILL GO DOWN IN DISGRACE!"

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog;we look forward to reading your comments. DVDs of our services are available upon request. We covet your prayers and friendship. In His Service and For His Glory, Pastor Bill & Kathy ...
"Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness...But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."-Joshua 24:14-15

Saturday, December 31, 2011

January 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  2012!

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Pastor Bill interacts with church during fellowship time- The hall has been set up and is ready for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning church service. Kathy is playing music as the folks come in for the AM service.,
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The Clubhouse is set up for Christmas Eve                Phyllis, Carrie, Dallas  and friends getting   
and Sunday Service.                                                 prepared for our Christmas feast!
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Talking with Diane Dorothy  the “Music Lady”       A  “Sweet” smile from Barbara on the desert line
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Peggy led the kitchen crew to a Very                      Spencer & Linda; Derold & Irma and others
good meal                                                               enjoy the Christmas meal & fellowship
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Jim and Sharon                                                         Fred and Larry

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Amber & Julie enjoying the day                                        A great time at HO HO KAM!
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Pastor Bill offering the blessing to the Lord for our feast, thank you Lord!

POINTS TO PONDER!

When Church becomes a convenience

One of the great tragedies of our day is that the church is no longer relevant with most Americans. Even those who consider themselves believers, church is becoming more of a convenience than a conviction. To a large extent it has become a social club where people gather with friends for a time of socializing, rather than a place of Bible study and Worship. With many it is little more than an entertainment center, where they can tap their feet to the beat of the drums. To others it's simply a place for weddings and funerals and special days for children. And to a large extent it's being supported by fish fries, bean suppers and rummage sales, or what ever loose change someone may have in their pocket on Sunday morning. Some people only go to church on special Holy days such as Easter and Christmas and even then rarely put anything in the offering plate.

The hypocrisy of it all is that we complain to high heaven that the Supreme Court has taken prayer and Bible reading out of public schools and government buildings, yet many who complain allow dust to accumulate on their own Bibles and rarely ever utter a prayer up to God.

Here at HO HO KAM, we offer church service at 9:00 AM in the club house, teaching the Word of God without compromise to all who will attend. We also offer a Bible study on Wednesday morning at 8:30 AM, in building # 1 as well as prayer meeting in our home at #152, and, EVERYONE is welcome

Many today moan and groan about the direction of our country and yet for some unimaginable reason we fail to see any correlation between the irrelevancy of the church and the immorality of society. In essence, the church, as salt, has lost its savor and our light is little more than a flicker. I'm afraid a lot of our convenience worshippers are in for a sad and rude awakening, two minutes after they breathe their last breath.
 

NEW YEARS EVE PICNIC AT MOUNTAIN PARK

December 31, 2011 was a wonderful day for a picnic in the park followed by a scenic hike in the dessert.  We live in a beautiful area! 
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Wishing everyone a blessed New Year!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

December 25


MERRY CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE:  7 P.M.

CHRISTMAS MORNINIG SERVICE:  9 A.M.

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It Doesn't Have to be a Silent Night

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This song brings to mind that in this season we need to lift up our voices in praise to the King and for intersession in prayer for those in need. Written and performed by Bro-ken. 12-18-2011 
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Bro-ken is a band of our son, Jim Perry.  He plays lead guitar and sings back up in this song.  We hope that it is a blessing to you as you listen, as it surely was for us.  We appreciate comments.

NEWS FROM THE PERRY’S

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The year 2010 ended with me and Kathy enjoying a quiet time of sitting by a fireplace watching the beginning of another year, and with great expectations as to what the Lord will do with this up coming year. As we give thanks to Him for His blessings.

This year seems to have flown by, as have so many others before this. While doing the work of the Lord, even the challenges become blessings. This year found us with the challenge of planting a church ministry at the HO HO KAM RV Village in Coolidge. Along with the challenges of moving into the park, in starting a new ministry, comes the blessing of getting to know wonderful people like Jenny, the manager, Deloris, Larry and Loretta and many others. In our short time in the park we have seen the sad evidence of sin, as we witnessed the sadness of death. But we have also had the privilege to witness the miracle of a soul’s Salvation, a baptism, and to see the church fellowship grow.
clip_image012In May we enjoyed a visit from our son Eric from New Jersey, as well as a visit from daughter Jennifer, her husband Ronnie and our granddaughter Kiley from Colorado. And it was our pleasure to have various visits from Fred and Debbie Bell, a niece (seems more like a daughter) and nephew from California. In October Kathy’s sister Carol and husband Victor from Wisconsin came down- it was a joy and our pleasure to show them our little part of the world, South Arizona. What a fun year this made for us.
In June, we made a trip out to Newburgh Seminary in Indiana, where Kathy received the Master of Arts Degree in Church Administration. On our way out, we stopped by in Arkansas for a very enjoyable visit with my (Bill) sister-in-law Shirley Perry. We also took the time to stop in for a visit with friends Jimmie and Francis Lucy in Fulton, KY, a nice visit. It was after returning from Newburgh, that Kathy was appointed to the grading staff of the Seminary.

September found us once more out in Branson, MO with Chaplain’s University, at the University of the Ozarks, where I (Bill) was given the honor of appointment with CRMI as a member of their board of directors. During our stay, we were invited to stay with John Moore, MD, and his wonderful wife Cathy, where we were treated more like family than guests.

In December, we received an early Christmas present (I think), as we were asked to come on staff with Christian Resort Ministries International (CRMI) as; Directors of Training, (Bill) Training Director, and (Kathy) Director-Training Technology. We are trusting the Lord Jesus to supply as we seek to meet the challenge, as well as the blessings of this new responsibility, as we, also, continue to minister as Pastor/Chaplain at HO HO KAM village. We are seeking the Lord’s direction, as we Pray, and seek to design training that will be suitable to meet the needs of CRMI. We ask for your prayers.

We are now looking forward to getting to know many of the part time (snow birds) residents of the park, as we seek to serve the Lord, as we serve them. We understand that this is a work of the Lord in progress, and we are enjoying every step of the way.
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May we forever keep in mind that Jesus Christ is the REASON FOR THE SEASON!
In His Service, and for His Glory,

Bill & Kathy Perry
http://perrysperiodicals.blogspot.com/ E-Mail: ChaplainHoHoKam@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Prayer Request

Dorothy Swift, the wife of Chaplain Bob Swift, one of our chaplains at the San Pedro Resort Community in Benson, AZ, is going through some medical problems and requests prayer.  We praise the Lord, Jesus Christ, as we lift her condition up before Him. 
In His Service and For His Glory
Pastor Bill and Kathy

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18

TIME: 7:00 P.M.

PLACE: HO HO KAM CLUBHOUSE

ALL ARE WELCOME 

ANY QUESTIONS:  CALL PASTOR BILL AT 520-723-2952

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CHRISTMAS PARADE AT HO HO KAM

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On behalf of CRMI Board of Directors, the Training Department, and the RV Chaplaincy in Arizona, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We further thank you for your prayers, your support, and pray that you will continue to support us and pray for us as we move into 2012.  May the Lord Jesus Christ get all the glory as we seek to serve Him.
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IN MY SEAT

Please view this to the end. That's where it all comes together.
It is about a pilot who was supposed to be on American Airlines flight 11 the morning of 9/11. If you remember, Flight 11 was the first Boeing 767 to fly into the World Trade Center. It is WELL worth watching. I initially thought it was going to be another heart rending story about 9/11 or a video centered around the airline industry. It takes a turn half way through the video and OH, what a turn it takes. Incredible!
I hope that you enjoy its message.
http://www.youtube.com/user/peterscheibner#p/a/u/0/cLj4akmncsA
IN MY SEAT-A PILORT’S STORY

 

WHERE HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR TURST?

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11

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WHICH IS THE TRUE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS?

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Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a True Caring Christmas Tradition


As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor!

This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!  It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?

Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?  Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.  Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.  Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamin’s on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.  There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint.

Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.  How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?  Thinking about a heartfelt gift for Mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.  My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young person who is struggling to get his or her repair business up and running. 

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.  Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands. 

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or a babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine. 

THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.  This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that to a large degree what Christmas is about?

Prayer Concerns!

As we move into the Advent Season let’s remember to Pray for our unsaved friends here in our Village as well as around the world.

Satan becomes even more active this time of the year, as he wants to take our mind off the true REASON FOR THE SEASON, and that is, GOD COMING, STEPPING INTO HISTORY in the form of the man called Jesus. Satan will do everything he can to distract us from that truth.

Pray for Kathy and me as we are confronted with anti-Christian sentiment. Remember what the Apostle James tells us in James 4:7-8 (NIV) “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you.”

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS AT HO HO KAM VILLAGE

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Our home is starting to have the look of Christmas, and the aroma of Christmas cookies is in the air.
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The club house is getting a bit of a face lift, as the signs of Christmas is everywhere!
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We have our Christmas tree up and looking pretty good, with lights on the outside also
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The village neighborhood is truly beginning to LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!
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Also, in the Coolidge City Park “Joy to the World, the Lord has come.”
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 4

A VISIT FROM A FELLOW CHAPLAIN

Keith and Susan White from Rock Shadows RV Park in Apache Junction paid us a visit on November 29.  It was our privilege to share a meal, fellowship, and prayer time with this wonderful couple of God.
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ORDINATION CEREMONY OF SHANE LEWIS

1 Timothy 3:1  “Here is a trustworthy saying:  if anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.”

We were privileged to be a part of the ordination of Shane Lewis as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Coolidge.  It has been our pleasure to become acquainted with, getting to know and love Shane and Tina and their children.  We believe that Shane and Tina will be a blessing to the First Baptist Church as well as the Christian community of Coolidge.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

November 27

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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One of my favorite ladies who attends our church service and Bible study is this 92 year old spitfire full of vim and vigor, none other than Delores.—Truly an inspiration—Thanks for being you, Delores.  Etta-Marie from Canada enjoys the Thanksgiving meal with Delores.

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A time of Thanksgiving Celebration as we share a meal with our friends Larry and Loretta and many others as well as new friends in the park, Tom and Diana from Indiana.

Many today are expecting to experience the Lord’s blessings, without first practicing His precepts!
John 8:31-32,(This is the Lord Jesus Christ speaking)  “…. ‘ If you hold to My teachings’ (follow My instructions), ‘you are really My disciples’ (you are one of Mine). ‘Then you will know the truth’ (My Word is Truth), ‘and the truth will set you free’”(you will know that I am really God).
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