Dr. Wade Lott
Merry Christmas! I hope that this newsletter finds you doing well as you prepare to celebrate our Savior’s birth. I think that I say this every year, but this year has flown by! I am grateful for your support of the ministry of the Tugalo Baptist Association. Once again, our association collected Christmas Backpacks for the children of Appalachia. This year we partnered with the Hebron Baptist Association and helped supply backpacks for children in Blackey, KY. We were able to send 394 backpacks to KY, 70 were delivered to the Georgia Baptist Convention, and 100 were delivered to a community in TN by one of our churches. Thank you, Tugalo Baptists, for helping to meet this need and to bless these children! Please pray for those that receive the backpacks to hear the Gospel and respond.
Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas as you celebrated our Lord’s birth. I want to say “Thank You” to all of the volunteers that served at the Tugalo Association Toy Store this year. We were able to assist around 30 families with around 100 kids this year. I am grateful for all of the donated items and for the way that the churches of this association come together to serve others at Christmas. The greatest news from this event is that one of the parents prayed to receive Christ! Thanks for all that you do to share the Gospel.
We have a couple of events coming up in January that I want to call to your attention. First is a Lunch & Learn for Pastors and church leaders. Dr. Levi Skipper, pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Clermont, GA, will be our guest speaker. Levi has developed and implemented in his church a program called “No Sweat Discipleship.” This is a simplistic approach to personal discipleship that can be used by any church. In addition, Levi has designed a website with all of the information and downloadable materials that you need to implement this program for free. If you would like to come and learn about this program, please RSVP to the association by January 10th. We will have Chick-Fil-A boxed lunches available at a cost of $7.00 per person.
Next is our January 17th Senior Adult Luncheon that will take place at 11:00am at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Lavonia. Our speaker for the day is Beth Ann Williams. Beth Ann is the Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist WMU and Women’s Ministry. She will be sharing about the work of the WMU and Women’s Ministry in the state and will be sharing how your church can be involved. Men, there will be lots of information that will be of interest to you as well. Don’t skip out because it says “WMU.” You will be amazed at all of the areas of ministry that our state WMU is doing. Please RSVP to the church by January 11th.
Thanks for allowing me to serve you as your Missionary! I pray that you have a wonderful New Year.