Pastor and Mrs. Bennie Hopkins were in Birmingham recently where they attended the Mid-Winter Board Meeting of the National Baptist Convention USA Incorp.

A planning session was held for the National Baptist Congress which will be held in June and also for the National Baptist Convention which will be in September. The board meeting was said to have been very informative.

Members of Stallo United Methodist Church seemed very impressed after hearing a message brought by Bro. Tony Luke recently. His scripture was Matthew 13: 3-8.

There were several visitors who came to be in worship service with them.

The Laymen Department of the Mount Olive District is sponsoring a Christ Alive Crusade this week which began on Tuesday night, Feb. 4, and will continue through Friday night, Feb. 7.

On Tuesday night the Mount Talley Baptist Church was in charge of the service. On Wednesday night, Feb. 5, the Mount Pleasant #2 Baptist Church of Noxapater will conduct the service.

Thursday night, Feb. 6, the Friendship Baptist Church of Louisville will conduct.

The crusade will climax on Friday night with all churches in the district being combined.

The crusade is being held at the Mount Olive/Bethel Harmony District Building on Armstrong St. in Louisville. Service will begin each night at 7 p.m. Bro. Billy Metts is president.

Mrs. Gazell Walker is at her home in Chicago after spending several weeks in a rehab facility. She asks that we continue to lift her up in our prayers.

Our prayers also go out to the family of Katherine Stribling Loper. The funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Midway Baptist Church in Decatur.

Remember all bereaved families in your prayers.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Doris Lyons whose birthday is today, Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Sakina Hoskins and also to Howard Nichols Jr. Their birthday will be Feb. 6

Happy birthday wishes go out to Taneshia Moore whose birthday will be Feb. 7.

Happy birthday wishes also go out to Walter Christ. Her birthday will be Feb. 11.

Belated birthday wishes go out to Adria Holmes, Rhonda Nichols and to Willis Lyons. Their birthday was Jan. 31.

Belated birthday wishes go out to Hayes Maxey. His birthday was Feb. 2.

Belated birthday wishes go out to Javion McKinney, whose birthday was Feb. 4.

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Rufus and Janeth Burnside whose 19 wedding anniversary will be Feb. 11.

Belated anniversary wishes go out to Rev. and Mrs. Charles Griffin. Their 39th Wedding Anniversary was Feb. 1

We commend Courtney Love and Ken McKinney on making honor roll for the fall semester at Jones Community College. Courtney is the daughter of Neil and Patricia Love. Kendrick is the son of Carolyn McKinney and Ken McKinney.

Several residents in the Stallo community attended the installation service at the Greenfield Baptist Church on Sunday evening where the Rev. Liminski Patrick became pastor.

It was a blessed day for Pastor Patrick.

Let's remember him in our prayers as he begins his tenure as pastor.

Several individuals have requested prayers for loved ones with special needs regardless of the situation. Just pray for all of us.

Thought for the week: God may lead us into troubled waters to deepen our trust in Him.

God bless you and have a good week.