First Baptist Church
From my heart. . .

Thank you to all of you who prayed for me and encouraged me during my recent test. I could literally sense your prayers as the sense of calm and peace flooded over me – I just knew that I was being prayed for. Your prayers and an AWESOME God gave me all the assurance that I needed to PASS that test – Praise the Lord!!!

So many of you have asked what my goals were now that I have passed this test, that I thought I would address that question for all of you by letting you know that Jay and I are here until God moves us or until you find a new pastor.

I realize that we are here to serve as your interim pastor and want to be respectful of that calling, but we also sense that God is moving here at FBC Haynesville and we are excited to be a part of what God is doing here!! Henry Blackaby once said in “Experiencing God,” ‘God is always at work. If you want to truly experience God, then just look around, see what God is doing and get in on it. ‘(my paraphrase) AND that is what we intend to keep on doing.

In other words, there is no plan to leave FBC Haynesville until God moves us – it is that simple. So, I guess you are stuck with us as long as you will put up with me or until God brings your next pastor to shepherd the church. And besides, you have made our stay here so inviting and welcoming that we have truly been overwhelmed by your kindness and love. Who in their right mind would want to leave that?!?!

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. (Eph 3:20-21) ______________

Please be in prayer for those who have been affected by the flooding in south Louisiana and also for those who have been impacted by the earthquake in Italy. Hope to see you this Sunday! Bro. Ronnie


In order to make sure everyone has time to get to our Youth Bible study on Wednesday evenings, our Youth Bible Study will start at 6:30 rather than 6:00 through October. We will go back to our regular time of 6:00 beginning in November. On Wednesday, August 31, we will be having registration for Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills. Registration will be from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM that evening. All children who are in Pre-K through 6th grade will be able to participate in Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills. Parents, we ask that for registration that you do not drop your children off but instead please come with them so that you can register them. We will be using the same Bibles as we did last year so registration this year will be $10 for those who will be new to Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills to cover the cost of purchasing more Bibles. If you have any questions regarding Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills please contact me at the church at 624-0214. This coming Winter, our Youth will be attending a conference in Branson, Missouri, called Xtreme Winter Conference. The dates of the conference are December 27th – 29th. We will either leave on the 26th and come back on the 29th or leave on the 27th and come back on the 30th. The cost of this trip will be $175 per student plus money for 9 meals and extra spending. We will have one fundraiser in October to help the students attending this event raise money to pay for their way to the conference. The deadline to sign up for Xtreme Winter will be Wednesday, October 12th. Bro. Jeff


Coming Events:

Time to Nominate Deacons. Turn forms in by September 7th.

Children’s Home Fall Food Roundup Pickup Date: Monday September 12, 2016

Deacons the week of August 28, 2016 Dave Acklin and David Franklin

Nursery Worker

We do have a nursery worker (Jodi Clements). She works on Sunday morning, Sunday Night and Wednesday evening.

Wednesday Night Meal

Wednesday Night Meal August 31, 2016 Smothered Pork Chops, Pinto Beans, Potato Salad, Rolls, and Chocolate Cake Hostesses: Beth Franklin and Pat Walker

********* Homebound Deliverer Alice Cale


Jean Bailey Leslie Bays Carol Bourn Kim Brownmiller Charlie Buford Bonnie Burgess Marilyn Bush Colynn Butler Maria Butler Heather Coleman Dr. Shelby Cowling Jack Cox Scarlett Crowell Dub Dubberly James Duck Gary Egger Dean Fanning Helen Forgey Hilda Furlow Cynthia Haynes Patty Helms Waimone Hollenshead,Jr. Glenn Hooks Camie Jackson Jean Jackson Kenny Killgore Joe Lee Linda Lowry Jimmy Joe Maddox Jerry McGee Bruce Merritt Dana Perkins Henry Pratt M. D. Ray Stacy Rogers Christina Sebastian Stephanie Sanders Helen Sharp Renee Shaw Lori Johnston Sims Linda Sneed Marilyn Stanberry Iretta Stanford Barbie Gandy Still Don Stinson Neal Taylor Lorrie Thomas Brian Thomas Hilda Vail Michael Waits Ann Walker Judy & Jeff Waller

MILITARY Justin Andreas Chris Hollenshead Craig Towles Jerry Young

Police Officers South LA Flood