From Sue Gable
Both Pastor Gable and I are very grateful for all the cards and gifts you gave us for our birthdays last week. You all have been SO VERY FAITHFUL year after year. I wish I could say that I was as faithful in writing thank-you cards but many of you know I need improvement in that area.
We had a busy month of January at HBC. The Lytle’s Junior Church 26-verse memorization reward trip to the Crayola factory was held on the very first day after the visitor’s center had been closed for an extended holiday. It was like they had opened up just for us. We practically had the whole place to ourselves! We went from one craft station to another, had a fun lunch, and then went upstairs to the hands-on museum. I believe all the kids had a good time, I know I sure did!! (I always was a fan of all those many different crayon colors and that was when the box of 64 was the largest you could get. Now I think they have at least 96! God was SO good to give us so many different colors.)
Last week we started a Sunday evening prayer time 15 minutes BEFORE the service, men in one room and women in another to pray for our needs as a church. I believe this will be a really good thing for unity and has gotten folks to church earlier than ever before.
My daughter Sarah has felt led to share the Bible studies that she was doing with Judy with all the ladies of the church. Thus we are starting a ladies study on the first Wednesday of every month. I am going to use my gift certificate to the book store that I received for my birthday to purchase my own copy of the study on the book of Philippians.
This Sunday we are looking forward to having the Wilhites with us for the day. You all have had them for the past weeks—now it is our turn!
Thanks again for your prayers,
Sue for the 7 Gables and Haven Baptist Church