April 2009

April 2009 Lakeshore Mississippi Mission Trip

April has been a great month. Many of the house projects moved forward, and we made good time in the bunk house construction. As of today we passed the framing inspection and the rough-in electrical and plumbing inspections. Lord willing, next week we can insulate and start sheet rocking. While it was relatively quite around here – I mean by Lakeshore standards; we still had 15 groups make mission trips to Lakeshore.

  • Chapel Pointe Church – Hudsonville, MI
  • Chicopee Baptist Church – Gainesville, GA
  • Community Church – Oshkosh, WI
  • Edgewater Christian Fellowship – Grants Pass, OR
  • First Baptist Church – Pelham, AL
  • Grace Church – Lake City, FL
  • Hopewell Baptist Church – Gainesville, GA
  • Hopewell Reformed Church – Hopewell Junction, NY
  • Hunter Road Baptist Church – Catuala, GA
  • Isaiah 58:12 – Kalamazoo, MI
  • Jersey Baptist Church – Palataska, OH
  • Pine Lake Baptist Church – Jackson, MS
  • Pleasant Gap Baptist Church – Burnsville, NC
  • Plymouth Congregational Church – Oshkosh, WI
  • Trinity Baptist Church – Mentor, OH

April 2009 Lakeshore Mississippi Mission Trip

April 2009 Lakeshore Mississippi Mission Trip

April 2009 Lakeshore Mississippi Mission Trip

April 2009 Lakeshore Mississippi Mission Trip

Wayne Boyd on his new back porch

Resurrection Celebration

Easter in Lakeshore 2009

We in Lakeshore want to wish all our friends from across the country a happy Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our tradition here in Lakeshore is to move our 11:00 am Sunday service to 8:30 am on Easter Sunday morning. We have been inviting our family and friends, passing out flyers, and ran an invitation in our local newspaper. We want to get the word out and invite our community to worship together. You can help us. If you have been to Lakeshore and established a relationship with anyone in our community; please consider giving them a call, wishing them a Happy Easter and inviting them to church this Sunday at Lakeshore Baptist Church. Remind them of the special 8:30 time slot.

This blurb ran in the paper:

Lakeshore Baptist Church invites the community to join in worship on Easter Sunday, April 12 at 8:30 am. In celebration of the resurrection, the Lakeshore Baptist Church Children’s Choir will sing in the service and Pastor Don Elbourne will preach on the subject of “Incorruptible Love” from Ephesians 6:23-24. Lakeshore Baptist Church is located at 6028 Lakeshore Road in Lakeshore MS. For more information call the church office at (228) 469-0110 or visit their website at http://lakeshorebaptist.net

Please join us in prayer that God would see fit to encourage believers with the reality of God’s overwhelming grace through a clear proclamation of the gospel and that others would be drawn to our savior for their good and His glory.

Block Party

Block Party - Food Line

Block Party Grilling Hot Dogs

Most of the news I post on the blog revolves around the physical rebuilding of homes on the gulf coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but those tangible efforts only represent a portion of the overall activity God has seen fit to bless through our hands.

A couple of weeks ago, with the help of our friends from The Grove Baptist Church in Madison AL we hosted a block party complete with free food, live music, a puppet show, a pottery demonstration, door prizes, a gospel presentation, and more. Although the gnats proved horrendous that afternoon, we had a great community turn out of nearly 200 folks, not to mention the 150 or so volunteers from across the country who joined us that week. The Lord blessed us with a good time under the big top and we look forward to doing it again soon.

Block Party - Pottery