August 7, 2018
Real Life is well underway with a wonderful opening night attendance of 329. This number does not include many of the volunteer workers who have graciously volunteered their time and efforts. 1 know that next week’s article, by Bro. Doug as I will be out on vacation, will have some amazing totals. However, this week I'd like to take just a few lines to thank a few of the outside sponsors, some of who have assisted in this annual event for many years now. A Big thanks goes out to our local association, the SETBA, who have once again gone above and beyond in helping finance Real Life. As much as 30% of the entire expense has been picked up by the association! This is an amazing gift! I am very grateful to be a part of a local association who is willing to invest back into the local church. I'd also like to thank the following ...
* Circle Drive Baptist Church in Bridge City, who have generously provided 10 round tables to help with the feeding of our guests.
* Serve Pro in Beaumont, who provided 2 indoor 1-ton Artie Chill units to help keep us cool.
* Ridley's Vacuum in Houston, who provided fans and dehumidifiers
* Johnny Montagne and Economy Insulation- who provided dehumidifiers
With these generous donations, we have been able to provide a much cooler environment for our guest. Most of all I am very thankful for all of you! Many of you have prayed, taken vacation time, worked overtime, and served one crazy event! May God be glorified for your efforts!
July 31, 2018
Real Life is here! Yes, you read that correctly. I cannot believe that its already August! It is not too late to make a last-minute donation to help defray the cost of Real Life. We are still taking lemonade mix, snack cakes, cookies, and individual bags of chips! Many of you have chosen to donate money, which of course is always accepted as we will be glad to do the shopping for you!
This year we will have an enormous amount of student ministry experience teaching and leading students from all over SETX! Not only that, we have assembled a team that comes from many regions throughout SETX. This will hopefully ensure that we will have representatives from many new churches in attendance, along with being able to help minister to students from all backgrounds. The following is a list of those that will be in attendance and teaching.
Cody Hogden – Pastor (FBC Orangefield),
Michael Rodriguez- Worship (Common Ground, BC)
6th/7th grade- Kerry Overton (FBC Winnie),
8th grade- Terri Foneville (Circle Drive, BC)
9th grade- Justin Marcantel (Pine Forrest, Vidor)
10th grade- Adam McIntyre (7th Street, Nederland)
11th grade- Nicholas Coleman (Little Cypress Baptist)
12th College- Josh Roam (FBC Hampshire)
Adults/Invitation leader – Doug Shows, (FBC Bridge City)
Added together, this will represent over a century of youth ministry experience! While we have had many great teams over the years, this one is right up there with the best we have ever had! I am truly excited to see what all God can do with such a group! We have also had several businesses to team up with us this year as well, some as far away as Houston! I will be mentioning these businesses in a later article. I am also thankful for the SETBA, who has now for the second year in a row, sponsored our efforts with a sizeable donation! Thank you FBCBC for your continued support of this event! Without you, this type of event would be nothing more than a dream. Thank you for your continued commitment to God and of course His will for Real Life!
Stay tuned for upcoming Student Ministry Activities
Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:15 am
Wednesday Worship, 6:30 pm