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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, 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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Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20

ANNOUNCING PRAYER MEETING

AT #152 STARTING ON NOVEMBER 23 AT 6:30 p.m.

COME JOIN US

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HO HO KAM CHURCH SCHEDULE

  • Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 Followed by a Fellowship Hour

  • Bible Study Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. (In #1)

  • Prayer Meeting Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. (In #152)

  • (PLEASE NOTE:  There is a prayer box located in the north end of the clubhouse for your convenience.)

  • Choir Practice (In #152) Fridays 2:00 p.m.

  • Biblical Christian Counseling Available by Appointment (520-723-2952)

Timely Information

As you open your pocket books this Christmas, please keep these facts in mind:

The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans' salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses. The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits. UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE. Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause. The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of all donated dollars go to the cause.

* Subject: RE: CELL PHONES~~DO NOT CALL LIST

REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month. REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. .... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number. Help others by passing this info. On. It takes about 60 seconds.

FT. MCDOWELL YAVAPAI INDIAN NATION 30TH ANNUAL RODEO

“WE ARE STRONG, WE ARE PROUD, WE ARE YAVAPAI”

We took a day off on Friday to attend the Indian Rodeo.  If you can’t get excited at an Indian Rodeo there must be something wrong with your heart.
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From the time the cowboy brought out the American Flag through the Bull Dogging Event
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          The Bareback Riding                                                Calf Roping
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         The Wild Bull Riding                                                and Barrel Racing
There was excitement from start to finish, but we did take some time out to have an Indian Taco for lunch.  Yum!
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 13

VETERAN’S DAY 11/11/11

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As I was considering Veteran’s Day I felt this to be very appropriate.

The short list of candidates had been narrowed to one finalist. He was tall and handsome, articulate and experienced. His resume was impressive, his character flawless. Yet, with all that pedigree, the odds of his success were almost nil.

Nevertheless, on June 15, 1775, John Adams stood to his feet during the Second Continental Congress and nominated George Washington of Virginia to be Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.

In retrospect, hiring the forty-three year old former soldier and surveyor was the most important decision of the American Revolution.

Prior to Washington's acceptance speech, Congress gushed about the "large and high-spirited army" and how they would "provide any and all resources necessary." They intentionally misrepresented the facts for fear that Washington would be scared off by the impossibility of the task. 

Soon after his humble acceptance, where he declined their monthly salary of $500 in favor of expenses only, Washington discovered the ugly truth about the state of the union. The army's head-count was almost half of what he'd been promised. Furthermore, there wasn't enough food, supplies, pay, guns or ammunition to go around. And, to make matters worse, the enlistment period for most of the soldiers was about to expire.

General Washington's mammoth task was to, 1.) Motivate thousands of cold, unpaid, overworked, underfed, retiring veterans to re-enlist for more of the same; and, 2.) Defeat the well equipped, expertly trained war machine of Great Britain. That's all. 

To accomplish these goals, Washington committed himself to a four-point strategy:

1.) To surround himself with young, vibrant officers who could replicate his leadership on multiple battlefields.

2.) To demand military discipline. Most enlistees viewed military service as a secondary job and, as a result, were half-hearted about their responsibilities.

3.) To teach his troops about freedom. In every briefing he spoke of tyranny and liberty, and history in the making. He read and re-read the Declaration of Independence to them. Each day he reminded them that they were fighting to be free.

4.) To offer himself as an example. He would not ask others to sacrifice unless he was willing to do the same. Consequently, during one battle, four bullets ripped through his coat and his horse was shot out from under him. In others, he stayed on horseback for days at a time, riding from one flank to the next, encouraging the men.

In time, the American Revolution was won, a nation was founded, and a national hero was born.

Washington's leadership plan, whether he knew it or not, was biblically based. In fact it's the identical strategy that God has given to us as we lead His church:

1.) "Commit [your teaching] to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." (2Tim 2.2)

2.) "Be serious and watchful...and above all things have fervent love for one another." (1Peter 4.7-8)

3.) "Walk in a manner worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory." (1Thes 2.12)

4.) "Be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." (1Tim 4.12)

A General and a Pastor have very similar roles. Both are highly visible and yet can be very lonely. Both hear the applause of adoring troops and yet feel the pain of well-aimed bullets. Their leadership determines the destiny of lives. Generals change history. So do pastors--one life at a time.

BY RON WALTERS

Farewell to the Arkansas Travelers, Hubert & Lenore Sherrill


You will be missed!

 

ICONIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVE COMES THROUGH COOLIDGE

OLD NO. 844 OF THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD MADE A SHORT AND IMPRESSIVE VISIT TO COOLIDGE ON NOVEMBER 12 AT NOON.
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Many from the park came to watch for the train.                        Here she comes!
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This is what happens to pennies when run over by   If you missed the train, it will be back in
a freight train.                                                            Coolidge on November 15 from 11-12:30  
                                                                                  at the Central Avenue Crossing.

A VISIT WITH THE APACHE JUNCTION CHAPLAINS: 

KEITH AND SUSAN WHITE

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A NICE MEAL AT THE VILLAGE INN                 A VISIT TO THEIR MOTOR HOME
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A TIME OF PRAYER IN THE CHAPEL AT THE ROCK SHADOWS RV PARK, A 800 UNIT PARK IN APACHE JUCTION, WHERE KEITH AND SUSAN SERVE AS CRM CHAPLAINS.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 6

T’was the Month before Christmas


T’was the month before Christmas When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying Nor taking a stand.


See the PC Police had taken away

The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down

At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penney's and Sears

You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Grayson, Now Letterman, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Obama, on Kerry, on Clinton !

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded

The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say

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not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and

wish everyone you meet

MERRY CHRISTMAS


Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!



We Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!!

What a BLESSING as we come together as a congregation and lift our voices in Praise to the Lord!
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A FAMILY VISIT

Kathy and I took a little time this week to show family visitors around our area, as we made a trip down to Bisbee.
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We made a visit to a copper mine with Kathy’s sister and her husband from Wisconsin (Our guide had been an employees of this mine while it was a working mine).
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