Upcoming Concert

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FREE CONCERT & CAMPAIGN RALLY Zach Bates for Anderson County Mayor will be hosting a concert & campaign rally on Thurs., March 20. The concert will feature grammy award winning artists: fiddler Andy Leftwich and guitarist Cody Kilby (members of the Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Band) The concert is FREE and is open to the public Thursday, March 20,  …

Invitation

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Our family will be at the brand new church building of Southside Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Seats on Friday, January 11th, at 7:00 pm. The address is 1819 US Hwy 601  Yadkinville, NC. We would love for you to join us if you are in the area!

Merry Christmas

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We tried to post this several days ago, but had trouble getting it to show up… Sorry for the delay and post dated message! What a special time of year… A closer look at Christ’s love, memories with family & friends, the joy of giving & sharing, festivities & celebrations, Christmas hymns & manger scenes… What an opportunity to spread …

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS

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At Christmas time, we are always on the lookout for gifts we can give that have purpose or meaning. Giving gifts to express our love can be so fun and rewarding…But I often hear people talk about the frustrations they feel from the holiday season taking on more of a form of commercialism and less of the more meaningful aspects …

Jubilee Shalom Duggar

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As the Duggar family attends the memorial service of their precious baby Jubilee Shalom, that was born prematurely during Michelle’s second trimester, our prayers are that many will be encouraged by their faith in the Lord through this storm in their life. It was Michelle that was able to offer our family much comfort after our first miscarriage and we …

ROMANIA

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Alyssa, Tori, and I were invited to accompany a team of students travelling to Romania on a week long ministry trip. It was a tremendously moving experience as we became aware of the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of precious people from other backgrounds and cultures. While there, we visited schools and were invited to teach character lessons. We also …

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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In a recent sermon, Gil stated that our relationships are the most valuable thing we have:          First, our relationship to God          Second, our relationship with family          Third, our relationship with others We can lose our house, our health, our finances, our reputation… but with the hope and assurance and comfort of these relationships, we can still endure …

A CAUSE TO REJOICE!

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We are extremely excited about the Duggars wonderful news of the new baby God has graciously formed. So many have been helped by the Duggars example of patience, sacrifice, self-less love, and Christian faith (including us!) We rejoice with the family and pray earnestly for the safe pregnancy and delivery of their 20th child! We are challenged by their contagious …

Birthday Surprise

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  Little did I know what a huge surprise my family had in store for my 45th birthday! Gil & I had planned to drive to Chicago to pick up 3 of our girls who had gone on a short mission trip to Romania! Gil took me to the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Holland Michigan State Park for …