August 2017 Newsletter






   August 2017

     As  I am typing this letter our “Hands and Feet” week is winding down and what a week it has been.  I thank Lee and Darin for their leadership this week and all those who served our youth by preparing meals, chaperoning, helping with transportation etc. Certainly, a big thank you to Janice for doing whatever was needed day and night to help everything run well.  Also, our     summer missionaries Emily and Meghan were fantastic in plugging in and ministering to our youth while pitching in serving right alongside everyone else.  And especially, thank you FLBC Youth!  You served so joyfully everywhere you went and accomplished so much in one week.         I can’t begin to express how much it meant to those you helped.  It was amazing!!!


   By now we have said our “see you laters” to Emily and Meghan our two collegiate summer   missionaries and marvel at how in such a short time they have so totally connected with our Church family.  If you have not been able to tell them in person please follow up with a note of encouragement for their wonderful service to the Lord through our church this summer!


  We saw a successful mission trip to Craig AK to help the church there with a project that has been languishing for nearly ten years and along with a work team from Mississippi helped the church move forward in a big way closer to completion.  And we have a team of six supporting Camp Woody…the Native Youth camp on Kodiak Island.   Pray that young people will come to know Jesus Christ and be saved and that everyone will be challenged and encouraged.  Pray for our young people and that they will see fruit from their labor.  


   School will be starting soon and for our families with children will return to a busier schedule.   I encourage our students to start strong, stick to the course, and finish well.  Please join me in praying for our children to shine as lights in their world.  Parents please stay connected with what your children are learning and take an active role in their education.  The Scripture makes it clear that parents bear the greatest responsibility in their children’s education.  So whether you are in the public school, Christian school, or home school make sure you are actively        involved in teaching your children.


  It is time to re-engage in the ministry of your church.  The start of the school year is a great time to connect or reconnect with a Sunday school class, think about a small group Bible study, or invest in outreach by inviting friends, neighbors, or co-workers to church. 


As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”  Acts 13:2

Pastor Tom         

 FLBC Missionaries                               

The Gelatt Family

Ghana, West Africa

Caleb Avritt,  SE Asia

Reuben Hughes,  Botswana, Africa                             

















































  September 2018