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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

Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR

WE CAN FEEL BLESSED TO KNOW…


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THAT THE LORD HAS IT ALL UNDER CONTROL AND IN HIS HANDS!!

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!

FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE

HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!

Pastor Bill and Kathy

Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 31, 2012

2012 IN REVIEW—HAPPY NEW YEAR

It has been a very active productive year this year.  The Lord has been blessing.

January

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL—PINAL COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GLENN B. WUTZKE

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February

FLAG DEDICATION AT HO HO KAM RV PARK

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In Memory of 1st Sgt Gordon Perry 1959 – 1985 (26 years) of Honorable Service in the US Army

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March

A Wedding in the Park—Steve and Jenny

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April

Son-Rise Service Resurrection Sunday

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May

We said farewell to friends, John and Theresa Hackett.

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Mother’s Day Celebration

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June

FATHER’S DAY

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Newburgh Graduation-Faculty and Staff

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July

As we celebrated Independence Day we considered  what America is truly about—“Liberty and Justice for all”.


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Alaska Cruise


August

Lord Teach us to PRAY!

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September

Prayer Retreat

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We Gathered with the Pastors to Pray for the City of Coolidge

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October

Pastor Appreciation Dinner in Superior

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Our Christian fellowship welcomes Phyllis back to Arizona.

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November

We met with our Missionary friends, Walt and Rosanna, at Chick-Fil-A in Casa Grande.

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December

Prayer Retreat in the Mountains

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Christmas Light Parade in Coolidge

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MAY THIS BE A BLESSED YEAR 2013—HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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A virgin shall conceive


You shall call His Name Jesus for He will save His people from their sin.

Jesus said, “If you love me,

keep my commandments.”

“Father forgive them,

for they know not what they do.”


On the third day He arose.

“He is not here, He has risen.”

“All authority in Heaven and earth has been given to me…Surely I am with you always to the end of the age.”

The Trinity in Heaven

Merry Christmas:  And may we never forget that He is the Reason for the Season.

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Merry Christmas to our family & friends!!!!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys!

A COWBOY’S PRAYER

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I love creation better as it stood that day You finished it so long ago
And looked upon Your work and called it good.
I know that others find You in the light
That’s sifted down through tinted window panes,
And yet I seem to feel You near tonight in this dim, quiet starlight on the plains.
I thank You, Lord, that I am placed so well,
That You have made my freedom so complete;
COWBOYPRAYING07That I’m no slave of whistle, clock or bell,
Nor weak-eyed prisoner of wall and street.
Just let me live my life as I’ve begun
And give me work that’s open to the sky;
Make me a pardner of the wind and sun,
And I won’t ask a life that’s soft or high.
Let me be easy on the man that’s down;
Let me be square and generous with all.
I’m careless sometimes Lord, when I’m in town,COWBOYPRAYING12
But never let ‘em say I’m mean or small!
Make me as big and open as the plains,
Clean as the wind that blows behind the rains,
Free as the hawk that circles down the breeze!
Forgive me, Lord, if sometimes I forget.
You know the reasons that are hid. You understand the things that gall and fret;
You know me better than my mother did.
Just keep an eye on all that’s done and said and right me, sometimes, when I turn aside,
And guide me on the long, dim trail ahead that stretches upward toward the Great Divide.

 

THE GREATEST COWBOY

OF THEM ALL

  MY HERO!
 
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 9

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Kathy and I want to thank you for allowing us time alone with the Lord.  Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.”


We were blessed to be able to have this quiet time alone on the mountain top with the Lord.  We do feel refreshed and ready to serve Him.  We are looking forward to it, with strength and vigor.

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1 Kings 18:21  “Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waiver between two opinions?  If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal is god follow him.” (And go to Hell!)

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Thank you Lord for the love of Your people. For the ones who truly love us as their shepherd; they love us because they truly love You, the One who sent us! And thank You dearly, Lord, for their prayers and Your direction.

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Back in Coolidge

Christmas Light Parade

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The weather was warm.  The crowd was great.  We enjoyed the parade very much.
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But let us not forget the true reason for the season, it is to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 18

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

VISION OF THE CALL-Cont’

It became even more clear as we moved into 2012, that the Lord was beginning to bring up, and, place many troubling things before me personally. At the time, I had no idea that He was letting me in on a vision for our nation, and the need today was becoming so great and so necessary.


This had started out as a way of helping support foreign missionaries. However, after a little research, I was encouraged to dig deeper. And it wasn’t long at all, before the Lord brought my focus back to America. Back to a truth,. To a truth that this great missionary sending country, has, over the past 40 years, been transitioned from a missionary sending country, to a nation that is in desperate need of missionaries itself. This was further evidenced as I observed the closing of hundreds upon hundreds of small churches throughout rural America.


As I consider the neglect of the church in America, the cultural, as well as the spiritual war we are in, and today, is, ever, rapidly escalating, one question continually keeps popping up.“Are we, as ministers in America, as focused on introducing people to the Lord Jesus and discipleship, as we would be if we were serving as full time missionaries in a foreign land?


The Lord continues to ask, “Will you go for Me?” The call continues. “Will you go for Me?” 


We have felt the call so strong.  Now it’s time to pray and fast for the Lord’s direction for our life.  We seek your prayers as we seek the Lord. 


This will be our last general e-mail as our ministry at Ho Ho Kam will be ending on November 25.  If you would like for us to continue please let us know.  If you are truly praying people we covet your prayers as we seek the Lord’s face.


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST FOR ISRAEL

PRAY FOR ISRAEL!

GENESIS 12:3  “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all people on earth will be blessed through you.”


ROMANS 10:1  “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.”


We are called by God to pray for Israel.  Let’s all unite in prayer for Israel’s  protection and well being.  In the Name of Jesus the Christ and Lord of Glory—AMEN.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 11

Remembering Family Members Who Honorably Served Our Country in the Armed Forces. And a Special Salute to my brother 1ST. Sgt. Gordon Perry- 26 years of Honorable Active Service, with (3) three Tours of Vietnam.


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(E-8) 1st. SGT. Gordon Perry—US Army

May 30, 1936 – Feb. 28, 2012


A Poem Worth Reading

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01BillNavy1961Norfolk,VA He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past. 02JimDadNavy1
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;04MilKathy1                                    Bill Perry
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And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
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Commander (O-5) William Perry CC-USNR-R  
                
 
 
 SMSgt (E-8) Kathy Perry USAFR-R
 
All his buddies listened quietly For they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer, 
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer 07ChuckMil1
For a Soldier died today.
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,09ChuckE-9
Very quiet sort of life.
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                             BTCM (E-9) Chuck Perry USN-Ret
 
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way; 
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And the world won't note his passing, 10CarolArmyTank
'Tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth,11lwf0287
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
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From the time that they 13GordonDrillSgtwere young
But the passing of a Soldier 12GordonLucyWedding
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise                    BR 1 Jeff Dwyer       SP4  Lawrence Turner
And cons his fellow man?15LawrenceArmy3
Or the ordinary fellow<Digimax 430 / Kenox D430>
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.18JimWithMilBuddies1
While the ordinary Soldier,17JimMil1 19SteveMil1
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
                                                                   

Sgt Jim Perry   
                                                                 PR1 Steve Wells
Who won for us the freedom20SteveNavy
That our country now enjoys.
                                                      
Should you find yourself in danger,                                   
With your enemies at hand,

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Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a Soldier--
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.
                                            
He was just a common Soldier, and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us22EricNewsArticleNavy90
We may need his likes again.23EricMil1

24RonnieFor when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage          

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At the ending of his days.USSREKraus USSBerkley
Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

WE ASK THAT YOU KEEP OUR MILITARY IN YOUR PRAYERS.


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CHRISTIAN / WORLD

 

     Christians must never see political action as an end, but only as a means.  We can never seek salvation through the voting booth, and we must never look for a political messiah.  Never-the-less, Christians do bear a political responsibility, established in the love of God and the love of neighbor.

    We are rightly concerned about this world, but only to a limited extent.  Our main concern is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

    Being in the world but not of the world has never been easy.  The 2012 election underlines the challenges we now face and the responsibilities we dare not neglect.

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Matthew 6:33, “ But seek first His Kingdom, and His Righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

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