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Eternal Words
    April 15, 2018
    John 6:66-71
    Terry Cosby


Obituary
    April 1, 2018
    1 Corinthians 15:50-58
    Terry Cosby


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ission  Men's Ministry Cleburne Project
 oment  Posted April 12, 2018

The WBC Men’s Ministry teamed up with Six Stones Ministries on March 20-24 to bring joy and encouragement to a very appreciative Child of God. Six Stones Ministries works in conjunction with the City of Cleburne on their CPR (Community Powered Revitalization) blitz twice each year. Residents of Cleburne in need of assistance apply with the city to receive help during one of the CPR blitz projects. An investigative committee decides which applicants will receive assistance, and the one that our WBC Men’s Ministry was assigned to proved to have a very interesting story.


Phil Boswell grew up in Cleburne, got drafted to serve in Vietnam, received an honorable discharge and came home to Texas, but not Cleburne. Three years ago Boswell inherited his childhood home in Cleburne when the last remaining family member died. One problem: the house had been vacant for 15 years, was in a serious state of decomposition, and was currently inhabited by an army of critters. With little or no disposable income, Boswell started living in one room while decomposition continued on the rest of the house. He is a very personable fellow who found the Lord and was baptized two years ago. He is now starting to reap the rewards of his faith. Six Stones Ministries chose Phil Boswell’s home to be the recipient of a make-over for this season’s blitz.


The White Bluff men arrived on Tuesday morning and went to work. They are very fortunate to have men in the group who can look at a construction project and immediately know how to fix it and what is needed. The rest of the team is quite good at following directions. By Thursday evening they had replaced the floor in 3 rooms; replaced the kitchen ceiling and reattached the cabinet doors; replaced the wall covering in the shower; and reframed and replaced the back door.  It was great team work by the Chapel's Men's Ministry.  Workers in addition to those pictured include Andy Dayton, David Wood and Jim Strouse.


The actual blitz began on Friday. Rick Faught changed hats, becoming Site Captain with four other volunteers. They removed and painted shutters, painted porch supports, and loaded up all the trash created by the first 3 days of work. Saturday, 20 volunteers showed up. They mowed, trimmed, and chain-sawed stumps and limbs. They raked and filled 40 bags of leaves, tilled the front flower beds, put 20 bags of mulch out and then painted the porches to match the shutters. This turned out to be a fantastic fixer-upper and not only transformed the neighborhood but showed the community and one homeowner the power of Christian service and love.

The owner, Phil Boswell, presented the team with a letter of thanks.  You should read his letter; it is quite a touching testimonial.



      
ission  Jody Yarbro's Latest Mission Trip to Guatemala
 oment  Posted April 12, 2018

Dr. Jody Yarbro recently led a team of 31 dental and hygiene students, 12 dentists, and 12 interpreters to the Central American country of Guatemala. They treated over 800 children and their teachers in which each received oral hygiene instructions, cleaning, fillings and extractions as needed.

The photographs show the process the team goes through to minister to the teachers and children.  Note the scenes of dental students and Jody praying at the start of the day; a dental student praying with a young girl before dental treatment; school kids waiting in a hallway for the dentist; and children waiting in the schoolyard to receive treatment by the dental team.





      
ission  Isaiah's Place Newsletter
 oment  Posted April 12, 2018

by Diane Frederickson

Isaiah's Place has been hosting several Aggie groups this spring. That has enabled IP to move forward with their bunkhouse remodel. The "apartment" look and layout of the bunkhouse will be more family friendly and more comfortable with new beds, appliances, and furniture. The first reservation for usage of the new facility is for June, with Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church Youth Camp coming.

During Spring break they had the local deaf youth and a youth group from River of Praise Church.  Both groups participated in soap-making.  This was followed by a food challenge which created a variety of very good lunch choices. Their desserts were amazing! ASL (American Sign Language) is always used to be assured that Isaiah’s Place is welcoming and inviting for their deaf friends.

IP hosted a student and staff member from CAD in Waco (Christian Academy for the Deaf). They have new ducks and chickens currently, which are a big hit! The CAD visitors took soap they had made back to CAD and were going to use them plus the skill of soap-making as a fundraiser for their school.

IP has been hosting a pastor and his family at the camp since Christmas. Gary and Allison Hopkins are RV'ers. She is an ASL interpreter that Director Diane Frederickson had met in 2004 when Allison volunteered at one of the IP Family Retreats. Her husband, Gary is talented also with computer hardware. They have 5 children. This family has certainly been a blessing to IP.  

It's time to schedule your Deaf or Non-Profit event or retreat. Check with Isaiah's Place to save your date! 



What's Happening


Vacation Bible School Round Up
Posted April 12, 2018

Come learn about White Bluff Chapel's amazing ministry for our kids April 22nd 11:30 in the fellowship hall immediately following the new Member Fellowship.  Kae and Ben Keith will be serving BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, BBQ Beans, Cole Slaw and Potato salad.

If you want to be a part of this year's VBS adventure, Wonderful. However, you do not have to be a part of VBS to attend the Luncheon.  You only have to love Gods children and listen to how we teach our kids about Him. This luncheon is to rally support for this program from all members of WBC whether or not you volunteer in Children's ministry. There is much to do in the way of prayer and supporting this ministry project the kids will be doing that week. 

We hope to see all members Sunday at 11:30 after we welcome our new members. 


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On the Road Again


WBC Members Travel to the Holy Land
Posted April 12, 2018

by name

Kay German, formerly of White Bluff, now lives in Midlothian. At her new church there, Kay signed up to go on their Holy Land Tour. As luck would have it, several members of White Bluff Chapel took advantage of the opportunity to join Kay's group, including Becky Watkins Jacobus and Tom and Lois Partridge. Our Ann McAlpin, former Associate Pastor at White Bluff Chapel who now lives near Seattle, also travelled with the group.

Below is an excerpt from Ann McAlpin's journal in which she describes a particularly moving experience she had at the Sea of Galilee.

A Special Moment for Me in the Holy Land

by Ann McAlpin

2-23-2018

"First stop of this morning was at the Sea of Galilee where Jesus asked Peter if he loved him. Our guide said that in this area many fish are always easily caught. She suggested that the miracle was not that many fish were caught there that day but that they were caught after no fish had been caught there all the previous night by experienced fishermen. She compared the charcoal fire where Peter denied Jesus with the charcoal fire by which Jesus stood as he called out to the disciples to cast their nets on the other side of the boat.

Our guide also reminded us that all Jews repeated the Shema each morning and night – 'Love the Lord your God with all your mind, all your heart and all your strength.' (Note the 3 ways.) Peter surely made the connection between his denial of Jesus and this prayer when Jesus asked him 3 times – 'Do you love me?'

This site was very special for me as I looked out over the sea and felt the power of Jesus' love. It was almost as if Jesus asked me, 'Do you love me with all your mind, with all your heart and all your strength?' And as I answered each time, the question to me was – 'Do I feed his sheep with all my mind, all my heart and all my strength?'"


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