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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

Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 25

FROM BAD TO WORSE

Exodus 5:1-14, 22-23                                                             Moses
Exodus 6:6 “I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians…and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.”

       It happened again.  I got the urge to clean my office.  Before I could resist.  I had created an even bigger mess than I started with.  One pile turned into many piles when I started sorting books, papers, and magazines.  As the mess mushroomed, I lamented that I had started.  But there was no going back.

     When God recruited Moses to rescue the Hebrews from slavery, their situation went from bad to worse as well.  There was no doubt that the job needed to be done.  The people had been crying out to God to help them (Ex. 2:23).  Reluctantly, very reluctantly, Moses agreed to appeal to Pharaoh on behalf of the Hebrews.  The encounter did not go well.  Instead of releasing the people, Pharaoh increased his unreasonable demands.  Moses questioned whether he should have started (5:22-23).  Only after a lot more trouble for a lot of people did Pharaoh let the people leave.

     Whenever we set out to do something good, even when we’re certain that God wants us to do it, we shouldn’t be surprised when the situation gets worse before it gets better.  This doesn’t prove that we’re doing the wrong thing; it just reminds us that we need God to accomplish everything.

    -Julie Ackerman Link (From Our Daily Bread September 24, 2011)
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After being Chaplains to the HO HO KAM Village for six  month now, the BLESSING is ours;

We are Praising the Lord:

         For the calling us to HO HO KAM --for the Welcome we received from Jenny and  the
         HO HO  KAM Village Community, we do feel so affirmed and  blessed. We Love You!
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         For the blessings we have seen, and, been a part of over the past 6 months.
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         For blessings as we have settled into # 152, getting to know our neighbors.
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We continue to Pray!

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        For our entire HO HO KAM park family, and what the Lord will be doing in the future.
        For Leona, Joe, Jenny, Linda, Nadine, Fred, Larry, Loretta,  and others, for their needs.

        For the many residents returning to the park for the winter season.
        For the full-time residents as our winter guests return.

        For those who don't know Jesus as Lord and Savior, that they may come to know Him.

       For Christian Resort Ministry International (CRMI), for their ministry to resort parks.
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That the Lord Jesus Christ Himself will continue to be our Faith, our Rock and Protector.
        That we would be wrapped in His love of protection from all evil as we serve.
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        That  the Lord Jesus Christ will use us in a Mighty way as we continue to serve Him
        without compromise, while seeking to minister to ALL our residents.
    For our Country- For our military- For Coolidge and the local area.
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   NOTE – NOTE – NOTE!!!

  Time Change

   Bible Study will be on Wednesdays, 8:30 AM at #1
   Starting September 28th.
   Come and Learn What God is doing in the World Today!



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Continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in the desert.
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 18

BIBLE STUDY STARTING SEPT 23!


We will be starting a Bible study on Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m. at # 1.  Please let us know if you will be able to make it.  We will discuss times and days during our first session.
Come join us!  All are welcome!
You can reach us at chaplainhohokam@hotmail.com or by phone 520-723-2952.
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A wonderful experience of training as Barbara Ruesch “signed” us up.
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Always a hot cup of coffee, a bagel, toast and fruit galore. Sally and Barb setting up for our lunch; a person could get “fed up” pretty easy!
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We were taught “how to lead like Jesus” by Luke Kuepfer during day one and two.
On day three and four Ron Lint taught “Apologetics” or how to defend the truth of the Bible.
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Our “table mates” were Dr. Dan and Laura Griffin  and Paul and Mary Anne  Ellsworth. We were blessed
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We were blessed to be a part of the 54th year celebration of Dan & Laura’s wedding. CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!
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Touring the campus as we did our walks each morning was great, but the best yard sign was found in the yard of Dr. John and Cathy Moore.
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At the home of John and Cathy Moore, where we stayed for the week, we felt more like family than guests.
We were BLESSED to leave Branson with a number of new found friends, and surely among them were Dr. John and Cathy Moore- Thank you for your hospitality and friendship.
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Continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in the desert.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 11

BIBLE STUDY STARTING SEPT 23!


We will be starting a Bible study on Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m. at # 1.  Please let us know if you will be able to make it.  We will discuss times and days during our first session.
Come join us!  All are welcome!
You can reach us at chaplainhohokam@hotmail.com or by phone 520-723-2952.
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We arrived in Branson safely in time for the 9-11 remembrance  at the University of the Ozarks
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Our education started with our board meeting and planning meeting at the College of the Ozarks Baptist Student Union Building,
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where Dr. Perry was appointed on the directors board- What an honor.
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Dr. Dan Griffin leading us in prayer- with teaching on John’s Gospel
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We took some time to go for walks around the campus- we met a pair of swans, who gave us a hardy welcome. The chapel on campus was constructed by students of the college.
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We had the opportunity to go sight seeing, and what a sight it is. Water, the many oak trees, and the damn in the fore-and back ground.
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This view is for Amber and Julie Miners, with what ever good or not so good memories of “the Super Eight”. We spent the week with John  More, M.D. and his wonderful wife Cathy. What a joy to get better acquainted with this wonderful Christian couple, WE WERE BLESSED. Pastor Bill standing in front of the More’s home.

Both Kathy and I look forward to our our return to Coolidge, and seeing you all again.

WE WILL BE HAVING CHURCH ON 9/18 at 9:00 am Lord willing.

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Continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in the desert.
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