It was good to be back at NPBC yesterday. July 12th, we were at Worship Without Walls, and on last Sunday, my family and I had the privilege of going to my Family Reunion that was held in Lott, Texas. I had the privilege of preaching at the Church my mother was saved in. What a wonderful experience! But, it is good to be back home at New Paradise.
I stand amazed at how God continues to bless us at NPBC. Every Sunday starts out with our wonderful Transportation Ministry arriving at 7:00 a.m. in order to be a blessing to the membership in getting them to Church School safely. I consider it a blessing because in all of the years that we have had this ministry, God has kept everyone safe on the van, week after week. Thank you Deacon Little, Deacon Harrison and Bro. Sean Fuller for your faithfulness!
Church School continues to be a great benefit to NPBC! Week after week the administration of Supt. AT Monroe, Sister Bush, Denise and Akida do an outstanding job of making sure the business of the Church School is in order. The teaching staff is to be commended for their faithfulness in being prepared to present the Word of life rot the students that come every Sunday. Also, thank you to the attendees who come prepared and ready to participate in the lesson. The Church School is a very vital part of the Church. God bless all of you. Great Job Classes 1 & 2 for an outstanding review during Church School reassemble. Donnie Little and Rhonda Bateman you are doing an outstanding job with the Kindergarten & Primary Classes.
A shout out to Akida, our Facility Coordinator, Akida does a tremendous job of making sure that all of the meetings that are to take place during the week have been scheduled in order that the Duty Deacon will have a printout of everything that is to happen at the church so that the doors will be open and ready for each meeting to take place.
It is so good to see Mother Everett and Mother Lankford back at NPBC! Let me put this in order, God bless the Duty Deacon who handled the Meditation before Morning Worship Starts. God bless you Welcome & Greeters for always being at your appointed post Mother Richardson, Toni Shoffner and Jasmine Henderson. Thank you Ushers, Sound Ministry, Deacons Children’s Time with Jesus, Celebrities and Multi-Ministry Ministry. It is a blessing to see you faithfully in place week after week. Male Chorus, what can be said about you? Thank you Bro. Carl Overstreet, EO, Billy, Jean, Shirley and Men. I am so grateful for your ministry at NPBC. You are a great blessing to the Congregation. What a great joy, The Lord keeps adding to the Church Daily, Such as should be saved. We have 3 more candidates for baptism. Hallelujah! Elaine, Julio and Sheryl. They will be baptized Sunday, August 9th in Morning Worship. Let us support our new members. Sermon came from Revelation 1:9-13 “A Clear Vision of the Glorified Christ”
A great big shout out to Chairman Robert Smith, Vice Chairman Greg Drummond, Advisor R. L. Stidum and the Deacons of NPBC, Also, a great big shout out to Chairperson Mother Virginia Stidum and Sis. Ivy Jones and the Deacon’s Wives for your faithful devotion to the Lord and to the work you do at NPBC. I appreciate you.
Thank you Rev. Bryant Overstreet, Rev. Marvin Davidson and Rev. Kevin Pitre for being their and your ministry in serving the Lord and NPBC. Thank for your support. New Paradise has been blessed to have stellar leadership week after week that continues to make Sunday Morning run smoothly. Thank you Sis. Bush, the Trustees, Hospitality Chairperson, the men who patrol the parking lot; WMU, LIFT, POPN, Brotherhood, Young Men’s, Young Adults, Prayer Team, Announcement Administrators, ASL, Praise Dance, YAYC, Voices, Grief Ministry, College Ministry, VBS. I greatly appreciate all of you. We are a church where all of the pieces must be in place in order to carryout the Work God has assigned our hands to do.
A Special Thanks to those who were able to support at Grace Unity Baptist Church for their Annual Deacons & Deaconess Annual Day. We are excitedly anticipating Vacation Bible School that is vastly approaching. Please be in prayer for Sis. Toni and the VBS Workers and Staff and that God will be glorified and that we will be edified and that souls will be saved. God bless you NPBC. I love you!
Your servant in Christ,