My wife, daughters and I would like to take this time to wish you all a Happy New Year.
May next year be more profitable for the Lord than this one.
Pastor & Mrs. Payne & Girls
We would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.
Remember why we have CHRISTmas.
Pastor & Mrs. Payne
Today is my Spiritual Birthday.
The reason for the picture...
When I got saved I was sitting on a chair just like this one.
It is great that God gave us a chair in the church house just like this one.
I am sitting in my office listening to the birds sing (to me), I am reminded that GOD IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME. I see the fall colours and am reminded that GOD IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME.
Then I hear the hurrying of the vehicles go by missing God's Goodness.
I am saddened by just how many times that I miss God's goodness because of the day's tasks have me scurrying around and missing that GOD IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME!
Please take time today and remember that...GOD IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME!
This weekend we have one of our wonderful missionaries Sarah Glover with us.
Her ministry has been well worth the investment.
(My wife and daughters at the river with Sarah)
Joanna took her journey to Heaven Friday evening at 6:42. Her sister Jennie wrote the following:
“Dear Joanna Jackson is with her Saviour tonight - whole, healthy and happy. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. My precious baby sister is now in the presence of her Lord and Saviour. Life will never be the same without her here, but Heaven definitely became a sweeter place today.”
Thank you for all the time and life you invested in prayer for Joanna. Her testimony, up until she finally met Jesus face-to-face, was all wrapped up in the verse she claimed for her cancer diagnosis, "According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death." (Philippians 1:20)
I know that many of you will want to express your love for her in some tangible way. Joanna penned these words long before this day ever came, “In lieu of flowers, please have people give money toward the handicap ramp, and get that thing built ASAP. We NEED it!” Her words say it all.
As it stands right now, Joanna’s funeral service will be held next Saturday afternoon, August 31, at 2:00, here at Timberline.
Timberline Baptist Church
512 Canon Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
The viewing will be Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the church.
If you would like to express your condolences to the family, you may write to them:
Mick & Beverly Jackson
7548 Colorado Tech Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Again, thank you for all the love you have expressed and prayers you have offered on behalf of Joanna and her family. "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." (1 Thessalonians 4:13)
Thank the Lord, we’ll never say good bye in Glory!
Pastor Dan Parton
Timberline Baptist Church
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Pastor Payne and his wife started LBC and he has been the Pastor of it sense it's inception.