Men from the North Delta Baptist Association (Mississippi) spent the week with us here in Lakeshore. We enjoyed a great time of fellowship while getting a long list of tasks accomplished around the church property. Among other things they hung some large wall sized mirrors in the baptistery changing rooms and constructed some very helpful shelving in our workshop. My good friend Mike Boren, who serves with me on the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, led the team. These men have been with us here in Lakeshore before and often do mission trips, especially around the state, whenever needed. Its great to be a Mississippi Baptist!
Today we hosted a “Grow Your Own Food” event at the Mercy House. Christian Stephenson, Mississippi State University Hancock County Extension Service agent, gave the main talk. He covered inexpensive ways to create good soil, save money by planting seeds, selecting financially beneficial crops, and other topics related to starting a garden. He answered a host of questions from overcoming tomato blossom end rot, to plant spacing, his favorite tomato varieties, and other things. We also heard from Jennifer O’Banner on the nutritional benefits of eating fresh vegetables from your own garden. Everyone in attendance received a free cook book. I gave a short introductory talk on some of the reasons why I want to promote more gardening in our comunity. I think it was a good event and we hope to do more of these kinds of things in the future.