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Local Churches Reporting this Month:



Bessemer


Canaan


Goodwater


Lebanon


Moulton


West Lawrence


Red Bay

From Around the State…



Goodwater

Autumn blessings from Goodwater!

We are so very thankful that the Lord has been taking care of Brother Cogburn. He has been preaching with the anointing of the Holy Ghostplaying guitar during song service. continue to remember Brother Cogburn and Brother Westbrook in your prayers.

We would like to say "Welcome Back to Alabama" to the Horne family! are so glad you all are staying with us in Alabama! We are so blessed to have you all.

Some of the ladies met at the churchSeptember 16th for a Dorcas Club meeting.made crafts to sell and auction at our upcoming Mission Day fundraising event. had lunch also and enjoyed the fellowship. Sister Tennie Ridlespurge will be speaking for us at our Mission Day event on October 7th and Bishop James Horne and Brother Steve Ridlespurge will be conducting the auction. Please make plans to be with us!

We are looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us at Goodwater! Pray for us as we pray for you.

—Jennifer Tenold, Reporter


Canaan

This has been an exciting month for us at Canaan. We’ve had some wonderful outpourings of the Holy Ghost. Our Pastor, Brother Rick, has been healed of his seizures that have really bothered him for many years. Also, God has healed him of kidney disease. Brother Rick thanks you for all of your prayers.

Sister Janet Talley visited us on the 17th and sang a special. The Holy Ghost moved in a wonderful way through her. As the Holy Ghost moved throughout the people, one of our regulars, Jerrel Horsley, who had been coming with wife Katrina for a while now, made a very unexpected move and came forward to the altar and was saved. God knew the right song and the right person to use. This led to a churchwide revival feeling throughout our people. Just awesome!

We are already underway for October Missions and have raised about $400 so far. We know God will help us reach our goal of $1000 or more, "for the people had a mind to work” (Neh. 4:6).

We also want to welcome Sister Pam Stewart who had lost her way but has found the Lord again. That deserves a big “AMEN!” We appreciate all of your prayers for her spiritual freedom, but she does need a physical healing as well.

The pastor spoke a very timely message to the Church this past Sunday night. It was themed, “Time to Move Forward, Can’t Stand Still.” He used several scriptures from Jesus’ words in Matthew 24, 25, and 26 concerning what is happening in our world today, but made a statement that really resounded with us. Jesus said that when we see these things, THE END IS NOT YET! We still have work to do.

As I end this, we are preparing for the Ministers’ Convention. We will be blessed to have you at Canaan. We will treat you so many ways you will have to like one of them.

–Laura Flippo, Reporter


Moulton

Greetings from Moulton.

Several of our people were able to attend the Generalthis year. Some of the ones who didn't get to go, gathered at the church on Sunday morning and watched the Assembly. Some were able to watch it on the Internet at home. The ones able to attend came home ready to start work on the coming year.

This past week we had VBS with the children. Sister Emily Graves was in charge. She did a very good job.children were all excited and the adults seemed to enjoy it as well.

A lot of plans are starting to fall in place for things that need to be done in this coming year.

Please remember us in your prayers and we will do the same for you.

—Judy Denard, Reporter


Bessemer

God has been so good to us at Bessemer. We are blessed to have our wonderful pastor, Brother Jerry Cox, and his family back with us for another year. They are such a blessing to each and every one of us.

One thing that has happened this past month is that several members at Bessemer were able to harbor refugees from the recent hurricanes. It was a blessing for some of our church members from Texas and Florida to be able to have safe places to go to wait out the storm.

We had a nursing home service directed by Brother Ken Carpenter. It was a blessing to the patients as well as the church members here.

Please remember Stella Hill in your prayers, as well as Sister Booth, Sister Parker, Brother and Sister Pendley and Sister Dudley. We thank the Lord for all He continues to do for us .

–Kate Horne, Reporter


Lebanon

Greetings from The Church of God at Lebanon. We have been busy doing some work on our building. We still have quite a bit to do. The Lord is blessing us. Sister Lynda Cook, our Sunday School Superintendent, has challenged us to read the Bible all the way through this Convention year. We ask that everyone will be praying for one of our members. Sister Mary Kilgore is having some health issues and she needs a touch from the Lord. Pray for us as we pray for you. Love and prayers for you all.

—Shiloh Cook, Reporter


Red Bay

Greetings from Red Bay!  We've missed the last few months so we'll try to catch up. Eleven from Red Bay were able to attend a wonderful State Convention and five attended our General Assembly, which was also a great blessing.

Susan’s mom went to be with the Lord September 7th, due to complications from a stroke. Thank you each and every one for all your prayers during this time. The doctors said my Dad had a mass behind his right eye, but the next day after the MRI the doctor said it was all clear. Thank you, Lord! Dad has started chemo and is weak, but God is strong. We have several needs here, but God is faithful. Again, thank you all for your prayers and concern. Jesus is the peace giver and sustainer.

Some of our folks were able to attend the revival at Michie, Tennessee, with our General Overseer, Brother Pimentel, and were blessed.

“As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him” (Psa. 18:30).

Please remember in prayer: Ray & Ilene Sims, and Windal & Jearldean Puckett.Please pray for us, as we pray for you all. God bless you.

—Gary W. Puckett, Reporter

West Lawrence

Greetings from West Lawrence.

Everyone who was able to go to Family Camp was blessed. The Spirit of the Lord was there in a special way. Some of our people were able to attend the State Convention. The Lord moved in a wonderful way.

We are happy to have Brother Dustin and his family back for another year. Brother Dustin feeds us with his anointed preaching and Sister Marie and the children bless us with their singing.

We were glad to have Brother Glenn Hendrix with us for a Sunday School boost.

I thank all of you who pray for me. The Lord has blessed me and helped my kidney functions to be a lot better. Please continue to pray for all the sickness in our church, especially for Bill Hearod. He has been in the hospital. God bless everyone.

—Patricia Sutton, Reporter