Tell Me – Tell Someone Rally

“It’s not a Baptist thing. It’s a Jesus thing.”
Dr. Jim Futral of the Mississippi Baptist Association visited Webster County on Monday as part of a three-month tour around the state to encourage individuals, churches and communities to tell others about Jesus Christ with a special evangelism campaign.
Dr. Futral visited Walthall Baptist Church last week to highlight the special campaign with Webster County residents. Futral has been touring the state with his message of encouragement and evangelism since January. His tours will conclude at the end of March.
“What would happen if we started praying for the people God wanted us to pray for,” Futral said “being strategically sensitive to God’s leading about the people you would pray for. Asking God to work in the circumstances of their life.” Continue reading

Bland discusses Christ’s human side on the cross at today’s Lenten Lunch

IMG_0164Rev. Hugh Bland of Walthall Baptist Church was the guest speaker at today’s Lenten Lunch  at Eupora’s First United Methodist Church. Rev. Bland discussed Christ’s human side as the Last Words of Christ on the Cross Series continues with the words, “I Thirst!” Bland asked the audience to consider the most thirsty you have ever been and magnify that with the pain and agony Christ was in. He also suggested Christ’s thirst was not only a physical thirst, but a spiritual thirst. Gail Dorroh of Walthall Baptist Church performed two songs at today’s event.

Join us next week as Lenten Lunch continues at 11:45 a.m. April 1 with Rev. Rochelle Ashford-Minor of Liberty UMC as the guest speaker. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend.

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See these photos in the April 1, 2015 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2015/04/01/bland-speaker-at-lenten-lunch/

Mission trip gave Easley an appreciation for home

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“Over The Water Charlie” shares his experience as a summer missionary to Grantham, England at Tuesday night’s Spring Meeting of the Webster County Associational Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) as part of the Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer.

The “mission field” was a rundown government apartment complex in Grantham, England. The children were filthy. They had very little parental guidance. They literally had nothing.

Charlie Easley join a group of 12 Mississippi State University students through the campus Baptist Student Union on a week-long mission trip last summer to make an impact for Christ on the lives of these children and their families. Easley shared his story as part of the Spring Meeting of the Webster County Baptist Association’s Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) at Walthall Baptist Church. The meeting was held in conjunction with the national Annie Armstrong North American Week of Prayer held March 1-7. Continue reading

Local pastors share a few tips for a great marriage

Woman Receiving Engagement RingEverything is planned for the big day. Friends and family have congratulated the happy couple and wished them the very best of luck for a great marriage.

All of the luck in the world can not guarantee a great marriage, and some of the advice couples receive may or may not be sound. Many romanticized what marriage is all about, and then are shocked when things do not go as planned.

And while marriage is one of life’s biggest adventures, a little guidance is sometimes needed to help build a life together that will last.

Marriage counseling is required for most couples getting married in local churches. We asked a few local pastors to share some of their best advice for couples in marriage counseling.

Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora said marriage was a big part of God’s original plan. Continue reading

Top three posts for February

2015-02-06 17.02.391. The top blog post for February was the photos of the Deer & Chicken Dinner fundraiser at Walthall Baptist Church…see more photos from this event at https://gwenwsisson.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/what-great-food-at-walthall-baptist-church-friday-night/.

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2. The second most popular post for the month of February was from my dad’s retirement reception in Gonzales, La. … see these photos at https://gwenwsisson.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/celebrating-dads-retirement-this-month-from-kansas-city-southern-railroad/

313. And with all of their success at the State Beta Club Convention and in other state-wide competitions, the top three post for February was about Long Time Coming… see their story at https://gwenwsisson.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/long-time-coming-perform-gospel-favorites/.

 

What was your favorite blog post in February 2015?

What great food at Walthall Baptist Church Friday night….

What wonderful food at Walthall Baptist Church Friday night. The church held their annual Deer and Chicken Supper fundraiser to help pay down the note on the church sanctuary. The food was FANTASTIC as always!

 

See a few of these photos in the February 18, 2015 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2015/02/18/wbc-deer-chicken-dinner/

These girls have Haiti in their hearts

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Haley Harrison, Paisley Bell and Madison Smith with some of the children they shared their Christmas holidays with at The Good Shepherd Orphanage in Haiti. (Photos submitted)

From their very first trip to Haiti, they knew they would never be the same.

It was in 2011 when Haley Harrison, Paisley Bell and Madison Smith took their first trip with a group from Walthall Baptist Church to the small country that had suffered so much destruction. Just a year before, on Jan. 12, 2010, the country of Haiti had suffered a 7.0 earthquake, that left 220,000 people dead, 300,000 injured and rubble everywhere.

The three girls have returned to Haiti every year since, including a special trip over the Christmas holidays this year to stay at The Good Shepherd orphanage. Continue reading