Dr. Wade Lott
As I begin this article this month, I want to say thank you to everyone that attended and helped lead our Fall Associational Meeting. We tried something different this year by holding the event on a Sunday evening, and your response was overwhelming. We more than doubled our normal attendance at a Fall Meeting and we had an incredible time of worship. Thanks to all of the choirs that came together to sing, thanks to Caleb Jones and the Ebenezer Worship Team, and thanks to Pastor Andy and Ebenezer Baptist Church for being such gracious hosts.
As you read through this newsletter, you will notice that we have a couple of mission opportunities coming up in the next couple of months. The first opportunity is the Backpacks of Hope (formerly called Backpacks for Appalachia). The backpacks will be used to minister to families in Appalachia, as well as in South Georgia in some of our most poor counties. Please bring your packed and boxed backpacks to the Association Office no later than November 2nd and we will deliver them to the drop-off site in Cleveland. If you need more info about the backpacks, you can go to https://missiongeorgia.org/backpacks-of-hope and find instructions.
A second mission opportunity that is coming up in December is the Tugalo Association Toy Store. This is an opportunity for your church to help provide Christmas toys for families that are less fortunate than others. We encourage our churches to collect new, unwrapped toys for children ages birth-16 years of age and deliver them to Martin Baptist Church or to the Association Office by November 29th. The toys will be distributed on Saturday Morning, December 2nd at Martin Baptist Church. You can volunteer to help set up for the event, you can serve as a “shopper,” or you can serve as a counselor for the event. If you would like to serve, please contact the office and let us know.
Finally, as we head into the season of Thanksgiving, please take time to reflect upon the blessings that God has bestowed upon you and your family and use that time the thank Him for His grace, mercy, and love. I hope that you have a blessed Thanksgiving and I look forward to seeing you soon!