Friday, June 5, 2009


Pastor Ronnine Barefield with some of the congregation.
He and the church Unity Baptist was so hospitable to Norma and I.
They paid for our stay in a State Park close to the church.

Some more of the crowd on Wed night. They had me
on a last minute basis and did not have time to promote.

Norma in front of the Union County Court House in downtown Ripley

The men had a skeet shoot on Sat morning and invited me
I helped Pastor Barefield shoot the holes in the donuts. LOL

This member is in his 80's and is a great shooter.

He had a shotgun with a fiberglass barrel. A lot lighter.
It was great fellowship, shooting and food.

SUNDAY MORNING MAY 31 AT MARTIN BAP IN NEW ALBANYPastor and Mrs. Russell They have done a great job with the church
and are starting a boys home,and get their first
boy this week. Pray for this ministry.

Prayer room before services. Most unusual with the cross.

Some of those attending. The Lord saved 2 that morning

This cross was cut from one big cypress tree.
It is beautiful. Must have taken a lot of work.

May 31 Sunday night. The Lord came down at New Life in Madison MsThe woman between the Pastor and I got saved.
The one by Norma was saved but had a glorious
reeducation to the Lord. I tell you the Spirit of God
was so strong in that service you could just feel God's presence.
It was like that service in Abilene Ks where 48 got saved in one service.
Except only one God got saved and one re-dedicated, but no less
of the moving of God on hearts and the altar filled.
Some of the attendance that Sunday night. One soul
saved was worth not having time for lunch an driving
the over 200 miles to Madison from New Albany.
Our fellow church members from Texas Ave. Baptist
in College Station showed up in the service. Justin and
Courtney Chambers just moved to the area after graduating
from A&M and getting a job in the Jackson Ms. area. They
are looking for a church and got to meet the Pastor and his wife

After services, we all went to Applebees and fellowshiped.
The Pastor Frye and is wife on the right, and Harold Parks
his Assoc and is wife on the left. They are doing a great job
with a small church that just got it's building this year and
already has had 17 saved. The Pastor and the church is on
fire for the Lord and that church will grow, I promise you.
Pastor Butch and Bro. Harold and their wives have the same
positive "Lets get souls saved" attitude that Lee Pearson had
when he started Grace Baptist in Rosenberg Tx where Norma
I were charter members. Look for the Lord to do great
things with this church and it's congregation.

Thank you so much for praying and supporting this ministry.
You have a part in the souls saved by these churches because
of encouraging them in the work of the Lord.

Gene and Norma Howard

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