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PRAY…. Then PRAY Some More…

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

PRAY…. Then PRAY Some More…

September is here and the school year is well under way. Excitement is in the air as our varsity and JV football teams gears up for the upcoming season. The cross country team is preparing for another awesome season. The volleyball teams have been playing now for almost a month and gearing up for another district championship.

With Fall around the corner and hurricane season in full swing and with Summer finally behind us, its time to get ready for some……….. football!

People of all ages and all walks of life will be filled with some football between now and February. Each of us rooting for our favorite team at various levels. I guess we can all say, that we are Panthers fans, with no arguments, but that is where it changes for the rest of us. That’s the beauty of living in our great nation. We can root for whoever we want, whenever we want, because we have the freedom to do so.

The freedom to live and to live life more abundantly. The freedom to do as we please, so long is we abide by our nation’s laws. Free to speak and free to protest and free to disagree.

We have been granted this freedom and this life, only by the grace of almighty God. It is by His grace and His mercy that we live the lives we live. WE should never take for granted what has been given to us, His people, His church. All He asks in return is to praise Him with our hearts and praise Him with our deeds. His desire is to have a relationship with Him and to talk with Him as often as possible.

In the coming weeks we will have our annual “See You At The Pole” and with it comes the call to prayer from our students at the flagpole. Our students have the right to pray whenever and wherever they wish, even on school grounds. This is a time where students are encouraged to pray at their school flag pole and also to continue to encourage them to pray for their school and their fellow students, without ceasing.

I call on all of us adults to pray for our students. Pray that God will continue to use them to reach up and reach out. We have a tremendous harvest, right here in Maypearl and the evil one will do everything he can to stop lives from changing; stop hearts from mending; stop people from coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Maypearl has some outstanding students. Please pray that we love them more and criticize them less. Please pray that we praise them more and judge them less. Please pray that we encourage them more and discourage them less. What a better place this would be, if we just see people the way Jesus sees people.

God Bless and thank you Church for allowing me to do what I do. What a very fulfilling life I live, doing what I love to do. Pray and when you think about it, pray some more. 
John E

Holy Jeans Store Ministry

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
The Holy Jeans Store receives donations of clothes, shoes, household items, and non-perishable food items.  The clothing and household donations are displayed and sold at garage sale prices.  The money from sales is used to stock the food pantry and help pay the rent and upkeep of the store.  Our food pantry services are for the local Maypearl community.  Assistance will be given for an emergency request (from loss of job, sickness, or fire).  Ongoing clients are required to fill out an application and provide necessary documents to verify proof of residency.
Store Hours:
Monday &
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
First Saturday of the Month
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Donations accepted during store hours only. 
In the event of an Emergency Request,
please call one of the following:
Jane Askew: 972/723-7980
Doris Reed: 972/435-2020
Bea Pedrick: 469/383-5201

Debbie Martin

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach 3rd-4th Grade Girls Sunday School

Family Members: husband-Don, children- Cindy, Julie and Robert

Favorite Hymn: Blessed Assurance

About my class: I accepted Jesus as my Savior during Sunday School when i was in Kindergarten on Easter Sunday.  My joy in my Christian walk (besides singing) has been to teach children about Jesus and how to live the life the Bible teaches us.  I started at FBC in 1977 teaching 5th & 6th grade girls Sunday School then 4th & 5th grade, next 1st & 2nd grade and now I moved to teaching 3rd & 4th grade girls Sunday School.

Craig Vargas

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach 3rd-4th Grade Boys Sunday School


J. T. Gann

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach Sunday School


Debbie Inman

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach  1st -2nd Grade Boys and Girls Sunday School

Family members:  Husband-Ron, Children- Alison, Jonathan and Michael

Favorite Hymn:  Too many to list!

Favorite Verse:  Psalms 139:

“O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.  You hem me in—behind and before;  you have laid your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.Where can I go from your Spirit?   Where can I flee from your presence?   If I go up to the heavens, you are there;  if I make my bed in the depths,  you are there.   If I rise on the wings of the dawn,  if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me,  your right hand will hold me fast.  If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.  For you created my inmost being;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.   How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!   Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.  When I awake, I am still with you.  If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! They speak of you with evil intent;  your adversaries misuse your name.  Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?   I have nothing but hatred for them;  I count them my enemies.   Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Tracy Brigman

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach 2-3 Year Old Children Sunday School, Nursery Supervisor

Family Members: Husband-Ivan, Children- Tristin and Taylor

Favorite Hymn: Amazing Grace

Favorite Verse: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

About my class: Toddler Sunday School for 2-3 year olds.  Nursery is provided up to 4 years old.  Infant room is birth to 18 months or 2 years, and Toddler room is 18 months or 2 years up to 4 years of age.


Don Martin

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach Adult Sunday School

Family Members: Wife-Debbie, Children- Cindy, Julie, and Robert

Favorite Hymn: Old Rugged Cross

Favorite Verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

About my class: Let us learn to love as God loves us.


Eileen Sheffield

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Co-Teach Ladies’ Sunday School

Family members: Husband, Tony; son, Nicholas; and daughter, Kelsi

Favorite Worship Song: Days of Elijah

Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

What people should know about our class: We are the noisiest class in the church and we frequently annoy the more mature ladies class next door…but BOY do we have fun!


Beverly Haun

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach Ladies’ Sunday School

Family members: Husband, Michael; daughters, Jennifer Haun; Sarah Lock and husband, Sean; and Courtney Welch and husband, Samuel; and granddaughter, Emma Lock

Favorite hymn: Old Rugged Cross

Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5-6, which reads:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Our class is in Room A-1, so we are affectionately known as the “saucey” ladies.  Currently studying Beth Moore, “Breaking Free”.