We received news this morning of the death of Virginia Dill. Virginia was a long time member of Baptist Temple. I officiagted her husband, Eldon's service years ago. She was a stalwart prayer warrior for our church and a cheerful spirit. I will miss her. She had been homebound for quite a while at Senior Citizen Village due to osteoporosis. Her mind and spirit remained keen till the end. The service will most likely be next Monday.
It was a joy to welcome new members over the last couple of weeks:
Shayre Zamora came by statement.
Jeff Sims cam on profession of faith seeking believers' baptism.
Charles Johnson came by letter from a sister church.
Finally, we opened a men's discipleship home on Saturday - just in time. God is working through New Hope ministries under the direction of pastor Darryl Curry.