January 14, 2008
I guess I better explain myself! I called Jeremy Hall a very unusual young man and I have been questioned about what I meant by that so here goes:
Here is a guy that had the proverbial world by the tail–in carnal or secular terms. He was “successful” , had friends, well he had it all!
He woke up one day and the Lord was working in His life and he knew that there was more to life than what was happening in his life. He got right with God! He is one of the kindest, gentlest, men that I know. He is so in love with God and His work. He is so hungry to learn and grow!
Yep, I said he was an unusual young man and I meant it! He shouldn’t be! It ought to be common amongst us but it is not! How many of our people are hungry to grow and learn! How many of us are so excited yet humbled about the fact that we are allowed to preach!
Vision Baptist Church supports Jeremy as a missionary to Peru. I am excited for everything I see God doing in all of the men that I am privileged to work with! I am excited that God is giving Jeremy a wife–I love my wife, Betty, and I from the day our oldest son, Chris, was born wanted all my children to have the privilege of having a good spouse and being as happy as I have been. Jeremy–I am glad God has given you that precious little girl! I am glad that you are so tender and in love with my Lord Jesus Christ! I hope you never change! You are an unusual young man but I hope not for long–I hope God gives us a thousand more
January 10, 2008
January 4, 2008
Below is obituary for Pastor J. B. Jordan. Many of you probably knew him over the years. He was a great friend to missionaries. Rev. J.B. Jordan, age 76 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe & Bessie Jordan and great grandchild, Brandalyn Mobley.
Rev. Jordan was a licensed and ordained minister for 50 years and pastored Victory Baptist Church for 20 years, True Way Baptist Church for 2 years and other Baptist churches. Survivors include: wife of 53 years, Paula “Hunkie” Jordan of Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Kim Jordan of Woodstock; daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Hal Rey and Kathy and Daniel Samples all of Cumming; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Janice Jordan of Franklin, GA; sisters, Videra Bone of Mableton and Bobbie Nell Alexander of Dallas; sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Glenn Townsend of Powder Springs; 2 grandchildren, Christi & Brian Mobley of Duluth and Caleb Samples of Cumming; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 11:00 am at Cumming Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Howard and Rev. Daniel Samples officiating.
Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 3, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, January 4, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia will be in charge of arrangements
Vision Baptist Church is praying for the Jordan family.
January 1, 2008
January 1, 2008
Underachievers are the best, most dependable workers. This may seem counterintuitive but the key here is that while some achievement is necessary and good for productivity, a lot of it is dangerous to you and everyone around you. And if you have a wide enough perspective, you’ll see it’s also an exercise in futility.
The assumptions underlying this statement can be found among Bennet’s “Principles of Underachievement:”
- Life’s too short.
- Control is an illustion.
- Expectations lead to misery.
- Great expectations lead to great misery.
- Achievement creates expectations.
- The law of diminishing returns applies everywhere.
- Perfect is the enemy of good.
- The tallest blade of grass is the surest to be cut.
- Accomplishment is in the eye of the beholder.
December 31, 2007
I got the following from Jeff Bush’s blog. One of the best lists that I have ever seen for missionaries:
(J. Hudson Taylor’s Missionary Equipment)
1. A life yielded to God and controlled by His Spirit
2. A restful trust in God for the supply of all needs
3. A sympathetic spirit
4. A willingness to take a lowly place
5. Tact in dealing with men
6. Adaptability toward circumstances
7. Be real in service
8. Steadfastness in discouragement
9. Love for communion with God and for the study of His Word
10. Some experience and blessing in the Lord’s work at home
11. A healthy body and vigorous mind