Saturday, April 28, 2012

TAKING OUR COMMUNITY BACK EFFORT EXPANDS!!





It was an incredible day of cleaning up our lovely city here in Laurinburg, North Carolina!! East Laurinburg Pentecostal Holiness Church, which committed itself recently to taking the community back from polluters, litterers, drug dealers and more, was joined by several other churches, friends, and community leaders!! There were many volunteers from East Laurinburg Pentecostal Holiness Church. Headed by Gray Ammons and Major Broughton, this group took on a one mile stretch of Old Lumberton Road, the second group headed up by Pastor Edds, and Minister Ed Howard targeted Main Street (starting a Church Street) to the railroad crossing. Biggs and Atkinson Streets, all side streets and alleys and parking lots were cleaned up. We collected 925 pounds of trash!!! Main Street is shining and so is Old Lumberton Road!!


Thank God for our new partners!! We were joined by five outstanding young men from Grace Baptist Church, one adult and three youth from Northview Harvest Ministries, eight from The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, two from the Church of the Living Word, one from Multitudes Church and two from Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. There were 33 volunteers on our two teams!!!

Business owners who worked in the clean up of Main Street were Stephania Smith of Coffee, Tea and Thee, Terry Gullman of Hi-Lites, Tamera Tiejen of Bella Notte, and Jeanette Herlocker of The HelpLine. Chief of Police Johnny Evans, Minister Eddie Howard of Men of Valor Ministry, Rev. Richard Butler of Northview Ministries and Andrew G. Williamson, Jr of the Laurinburg City Council worked side by side with us all!! 

Some observations were made by our group during the cleanup that will help keep Main Street pristine. They are:

Each store owner should daily sweep and clean up the entrance to and the sidewalk in front of their business. Clean up behind the store building also. Behind one legal office, we found hundreds of cigarette butts, and a tremendous amount of trash.
It would be greatly beneficial if businesses that have parking lots or spaces would clean up these lots at least once a week. At one business, we picked up many, many plastic tips for small cigars plus many liquor bottles. This is not good advertising!
It would be great for the city to sweep Main Street once a week with the city sweeper/cleaning truck. This would keep the streets and curbs clean.
There was much debris underneath the beautiful benches on the Main Street sidewalks. We found a broken coffee maker and pot under one of the benches. We picked up much trash under the benches but there are much leaves and dirt. It would be a great help if the city workers who clean up Main Street would sweep and clean up under these benches at least once a week.
There are weeds growing along the sidewalk on Main Street and in some of the planters. We pulled up several of these. I encourage business owners to take pride by keeping these weeds pulled up. The city street workers could spray these weeds with an herbicide, which would eliminate the problem.
Citizens who are walking down the streets should take responsibility by picking up trash they see along Main Street and putting in the trash cans. We all have a responsibility to keep the city clean.
In other areas of the city and county, churches should adopt the streets, roads or blocks on which they are located. We have over 200 plus churches in our county. If all would do this, much of our county would be clean. Come on pastors, let's get our congregations motivated in keep God's earth clean!

Laurinburg is a beautiful North Carolinian city and Scotland County is picturesque. Tragically, both are being buried underneath trash being thrown down by people who care for no one but themselves. It is going to take all responsible citizens, governmental agencies, churches and civic groups consistently working to keep our city and county clean. Let us all ban together and continue to take our community back!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The MOST Important Video About Israel You'll Ever See!



The actual land of Israel is responding to the return of the Jewish People!!  Incredible things are happening. The land is blossoming like the rose.  The waste places are being rebuilt.  Prophecy is being fulfilled!  The Messiah is coming soon!!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

The COMING STORM


                                        












When a sleeping child must be awakened, a loving parent takes
him by the shoulders and gently shakes him. If the child doesn't
wake up immediately, the shaking becomes a bit firmer. The
parent insists, because he knows the child will suffer if he doesn't
wake up on time.

That is precisely what God is doing right now-both to America
and to the world. At first, He shook us very tenderly but now His
shaking has become violent, because He has not succeeded in
awakening us.

The Lord began to literally shake the earth with earthquakes in
the late 1980s. A quake in Armenia wiped out almost that entire
province. A quake in Japan measuring 6.9 nearly destroyed an
entire city. Then came the horrible quake in San Francisco, with
more following almost daily in that area. Quakes hit the West
Coast constantly, from northern California to San Diego and
down into Mexico.

Isaiah prophesies that God will one day rise up and shake the
whole earth: "Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty . . . and
turneth it upside down. . . . All joy is darkened, the mirth of the
land is gone. . . . When thus it shall be in the midst of the land
among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree"
(Isaiah 24:1, 11, 13). God is going to shake the earth as if it were
an olive tree-till every bit of fruit falls.

Ezekiel says that when God's fury arises, He will shake all that
can be shaken: "All the men that are upon the face of the earth,
shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown
down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to
the ground. . . . And I will be known in the eyes of many nations,
and they shall know that I am the Lord" (Ezekiel 38:20 and 23).

The writer of Hebrews says: "Yet once more I shake not the earth
only, but also heaven. . . . That [only] those things which cannot
be shaken may remain" (Hebrews 12:26-27).

God is going to shake everything in sight so that He is revealed
as the only unshakable power!

"Jesus Loves Me" By The Barrett Sisters




"Jesus Loves Me" By The Barrett Sisters
The Barrett Sisters appeared with the Gaither Homecoming Singers and brought the house down.  God bless them!!

I'm Going to Fly Away - The Barrett Sisters



I'M GOING TO FLY AWAY - THE BARRETT SISTERS


The Barrett Sisters are my favorite Gospel Singers!  I had the privilege of meeting two of them at Deloris Barrett Campbell's home in Chicago, Illinois.  God bless them.

Friday, April 06, 2012

"REVIVAL FALLS IN KENTUCKY WHEN PASTORS REPENT!"



"REVIVAL FALLS IN KENTUCKY WHEN PASTORS REPENT!"
God showed up when the LEADERS repented for their programs and structures - and God did some amazing work cleaning up the drug problem. On that issue a great fire started burning! But God sent Doug Perry to Manchester, Kentucky a year or so later to urge them to not just repent for the drug problem, but repent for their faction, division, denominationalism within the Body of Christ and THEN see how much God showed up!