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

  1. Very true;

    Happy New Year, both of you are doing wonderful works for the Lord

    Wishing you all the success in this upcoming year 2012

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  2. Hi Bill and Kathy,
    I couldn't agree more with you on your statements. It seems Church has become a spectator event without any working knowledge of God's plan for our lives.

    Work is a four letter word for too many who name the name of Jesus but live the life of Riley.

    But then that is why we teach..... and teach and teach.....

    God help us to reach this mind blinded generation, numbed with pleasure and the self will.

    I wish Christmas was more successful for all...... it was meant to be.

    love and pray for you both and your ministries........ (many it sounds like)
    pj and L

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  3. Amen, Bro. Bill. You're so right. So sad.
    Great pictures!

    Blessings for 2012 .

    LaVon and Don

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  4. We are doing well and do feel so blessed - thanks for the encouragement - i still do enjoy your blog. Praying for you both in your new positions!!!!

    Blessings,

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