Monday, March 31, 2008

Central Bible Chapel Ladies' Conference

Ladies' Bible Conference and Tea
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Central Bible Chapel, Millbrook, Alabama
9:30 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
featuring ministry on the practice of
Brunch and Luncheon/Tea will be provided.
Nursery and children's activities will be available.
R.S.V.P. Kathy Leach (334) 365-3374
Central Bible Chapel is hosting a Ladies' Bible Conference on Saturday, April 5, 2008 and invites area ladies to be there. It will be a one day conference featuring ministry and helpful how-tos on hospitality, an important practice for every Christian home and family. The speakers will be Christian women from around the Southeast who have "practiced what they preach!" Kem Schneider of Marietta, GA, and Vickie Gaynier of Millbrook, AL will be two of the speakers and will also serve on the panel, along with Shorty Bonner of Needham, AL for the Questions and Answer session.
Nursery and children's activities will be available, and accommodations will be provided for any who wish to stay overnight (Friday and/or Saturday). Please contact Kathy Leach at (334) 365-3374 or Tabitha Abele at (334) 414-9159 to make arrangements for accommodations or for directions.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Prayer Request

We received today this news through brother George Khalil, an elder in the assembly in Nazareth.

Dear friends

I received some very disturbing bad news this morning from Suhad: Fuad Nabil Ayyad, a member of the Christian community in Gaza, was kidnapped by an unknown group from Palestine Square in the center of Gaza City yesterday. An unknown group also tried to kidnap Fuad's father before last Christmas, but he got away. His father is the second cousin of our dear martyr Rami.

Let us surround Fuad, his family and friends with prayers. Pray for his safe return, and that he will not be harmed in any way. Pray also that God will fulfill all the needs the family has in this very difficult situation.

And pray for the whole small, struggling Christian community in Gaza. The light of Christ is needed more than ever in Gaza, a place that seem to grow darker and darker. Let's pray that the life-changing Light of the world will shine brighter and brighter in this very troubled region, into the hearts of more and more people that now are living in deep despair.


Mountain Top Update

Below is another update from Andy Hylton, Executive Director of Mountain Top Youth Camp on Sauratown Mountain, NC.

March 30, 2008 7:30 PM

Hi Brothers and Sisters,

God has seen fit to answer many of our prayers - thanks for your intercession on our behalf.

We had rain for about an hour this morning. - PTL - This continues to slow the fire's progression.

As of this evening we can now say that a complete fire break (combination of hand digging a line and a bulldozer cutting a path) completely surrounds the fire area. - PTL

As crews are freed up from other areas, more man power has been allocated to our cliffs area - PTL - This remains a main area of concern. - Pray

About 4:00 pm today fire crews were able to provide a good water source on our cliffs to allow pumped water to this area. - PTL

This will allow the crews to be ready in the morning to go into the fire areas and apply water to the "hot spots" that still burn and can be rekindled. - Pray

So keep praying - our request:

* Pray for more rain

* Pray that all hot spots will be extinguished

* Pray for wisdom for those making decisions

* Pray for the salvation of the unbelieving workers

We hope to send out another positive praise report tomorrow.

Thanks again for your prayers!

Psalm 50:23 "Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me."

Mountain Top Update

We value and need your continued prayers...

This whole fire ordeal has been like a roller coaster in that reports are up and down - we continue to experience the results of a wildfire being unpredictable.

At night fall last evening (Friday) we felt the fires on MTYC property were under control. This means that the visible flames of the moving line of fire were out and we had some what of a make shift fire break (hand dug/raked line) around the fire area. This left "hot spots" (areas still
burning, but not advancing). The fire official's game plan last evening was to reinforce the fire breaks and start working the interior hot spots.

Unfortunately the winds rekindled the fires near our cliffs. The fire had burned up to the left side of our cliffs before being "contained", at least not actively advancing. Praise the Lord for the rain - pray for more!

Where the fire now burns on our side of the mountain is only accessible by foot and there is no good water source.

Pray for wisdom for the fire fighters. Also, pray for their strength as this battle is now into the fourth day. Pray for the winds to cease - this poses one of the worse threats.

MTYC is not in immediate danger - although the unpredictable fires still burn.

The Lord is answering prayer. What takes man so long - God can do with a rain shower. Mark 10:27 - With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Thank you for your calls, voice mails and email - they are not a bother, but rather a great encouragement - please understand if we are not able to respond in a timely manner in light of the situation.

God is protecting MTYC!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Prayer Request

Mountain Top Youth Camp is located on 175 wooded acres on the northwests lope of Sauratown Mountain near Pinnacle, N.C. There is a fire climbing the south slope, nearing the top of the mountain. More than 10 fire departments are battling the blaze. Please pray for protection for a group of believers who are heading to the mountain as volunteer fire fighters. Also, pray that the camp buildings will not be damaged by the fire.

Visit Mountain Top Youth Camp at

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Christian Bittick

Shequita Brown's 5-month old nephew, Christian Bittick, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis today. His parents are Louis & Tina (Shequita's sister). Your prayers are coveted. He is presently in Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

Hope Bible Chapel Conference

Here is the schedule for Hope Bible Chapel's 7th Annual Conference, taking place this week:

Wed-Fri - 7PM
Sat - 9:30AM to 10:30AM; break; 11:00AM to 12:00PM; lunch; 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Sun - 9:30AM - Lord's Supper; 11:00AM - Family Bible Hour

Brother Mike Attwood of Washington, GA will be speaking.

Ben Hamel

This was received from Ben this morning:
"For some time now you guys have been praying that I would meet another believer here. Well I have. His name is William Lawson. I've known him for a few months now but it just dawned on me the other day (I'm a little slow) that your prayers have been answered. Unfortunately for Lawson he had to leave his family and come join me here in Iraq. He is doing well though.

Please continue to pray, not only for Ben, but William and his family as well.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Roy Aafedt Update

Back in December I had a brain aneurism and Gary Clark got emails going out to the praying saints. I am here to tell you that if it was not for all those prayers from all the saints all over the country I truly don't believe that I would be sitting here emailing you today. I have become a more than ever believer in pray and the power of it. We often never hear of the positive things that happen from prayer and I personally wonder sometimes whatever happened to that person.

Well, I just want to thank everyone that prayed for me because the Lord Jesus Christ was listening and I am proof of it. There is only about a 17% survival rate from the surgery I had, and I have no long-term after effects from the surgery. That is just unheard of, according to my doctor. I personally believe I am here today in the condition I am because of prayer. I want to thank you and all the saints for taking time to pray for me and my family in a time of desperate need. "May the Lord repay you for what you have done" (Ruth 2:12).

In Christ our Lord

Roy Aafedt

Fargo ND

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Giving Thanks

Join us as we thank the Lord for answering prayers and giving Gunter Akridge complete remission from cancer. We are thankful to Him for His goodness and blessing toward Gunter and his wife Bethany.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Please remember Doug & Nathan Jaquish before the Lord as they travel this week. Doug has been in Armenia & Georgia, and is now in Azerbaijan. He will return home this coming Wednesday. Nathan left today (3/8/08) on a scouting excursion which will involve helping in areas in Mississippi still suffering the effects of Hurricane Katrina. He will return home Friday. Please keep both before the Lord, and pray for safe returns.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hughes Trip

Dear All,
Got word from Josh around 9:30PM that they had arrived in Wichita, safe & sound. Thought you would all want to know our prayers were answered positively. Continue to remember them as they establish themselves in their new home.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Jesse and Joy Johnson

"the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes." Ps 118:23

Dear Family and Friends,

Jesse and Joy asked me to announce the birth of their son

Micah Benjamin Johnson
7 lbs 13 ounces
20 inches long

born in Nairobi, Kenya
at 2:51 PM (6:51 AM EST)
today February 28, 2008

Baby, mother, father and brother are all doing well. Zach got to hold him and looked at Micah with awe. He was very relieved to see that his mommy was fine now. Jesse's parents arrived from Tanzania on Monday and Zach is very happy to be with them.

Praise God with us for the blessing of Micah's safe delivery! Thank you for your prayers!


Ruth Clark
(Joy's Mom)