Oh, how I have enjoyed watching the Olympics. It has been a joy to hear and read the testimonies of many athletes concerning their faith in, dependence on, and thankfulness to God. Perhaps you too heard the three women who had just won the medals in the 100 meter hurdles tell about how they had spent the day at a prayer group preparing for a race where they would be competing with one another. If I do not meet her here, I know that one day I will be able to say thank you to Brianna Holling and her friends. How wonderful to pray, worship, and testify. How wonderful to share the Good News.
School is open. Football is here. It is time for us to be praying for important events coming in October.
One is the countywide revival October 24, 25, and 26. You will find a prayer list, the names of the preachers and more to help you prepare for this event.
Another is the annual meeting of the association on October 10th and 11th at Flatwoods and Mineral Springs. Featured will be the son of Ernie and Renay Carroll, former associational missionaries here. We will be kicking off the celebration of the bicentennial of the Gospel Light to Pickens. How it was kindled here, burned brightly, was taken to other places, and what we need to do to pass the light on to the next generation.
At the recent Community Relations Board meeting at the prison, the Warden shared pictures of the tornado damage. How grateful we should be that no one was injured and no prisoner escaped.
Third, our communities of Carrollton, Panola, and Aliceville will be having festival events. In each location Christians will be giving testimonies and sharing the Good News. Pray for effectiveness. Wonderful opportunities await us.