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For This Child I Prayed
    May 8, 2016
    1 Samuel 1:27
    Terry Cosby


Where's My Soup
    May 1, 2016
    John 10:7-10
    Terry Cosby


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ission  Wee Can Know Report And Thank You
 oment  Posted May 12, 2016

The Global/National Mission Sub-Committee chaired by Vicki Thompson evaluated and chose to accept the Wee Can Know ministry in 2013.  Bill Burris is the Chapel's liaison for Wee Can Know. They spoke to the Chapel in May of 2013. They are located in New Orleans and work with children to teach them about Jesus.  They are also instrumental in training others to establish "Good News Clubs" that target children in Day Care centers and the school systems. They have provided help to our community and continue to offer any assistance they can to help reach children in the Lake Whitney area. 

In addition to the annual funding that is approved by the Chapel, they have also received Special Blessing money.  Phil and Debbie Smith, the founders of Wee Can Know, are converting a shed on their property into an office.  The Chapel's Special Blessing money has been helpful in that effort. They have also received assistance with labor by students on spring break and a group from Arkansas to help with the building project.  Another local NOLA Men's Ministry is scheduled to help with the construction part later this month.  If you would like to know more about Wee Can Know you can contact Bill. Below are their latest report and a thank you for the Chapel's support.



      
ission  Isaiah's Place Baptisms
Hosted by Tree Lake Church
 oment  Posted May 12, 2016

White Bluff Chapel provides a variety of sponsorship to Isaiah's Place.  In addition to the Chapel's financial support, Chapel members contribute their time and efforts in various ways.  The Local Mission Sub-Committee Chaired by Becky Watkins sponsors Isaiah's Place.  Diane Frederickson is the Executive Director of Isaiah's Place and the Chapel's liaison.

Diane commented that Isaiah's Place has partnered with the Waco Deaf Youth Ministry for several years.  On Sunday May 1 Tree Lake Church hosted an event where four students from Waco were baptized.  Billy, Kelly, Chy and Mikal were baptized and are now in training to be mission leaders in the deaf community.  Shelby interpreted the worship singing. 

Diane also reported Isaiah's Place recently planted a pink blossomed oleander in memory of Billy and Kelly Calk's grandmother.  These two students live in Whitney and attend Waco Regional Deaf School.  They spend lots of hours enjoying programs at Isaiah's Place.

If you want to find out more about Isaiah's Place or consider volunteering you can contact Diane.



      
ission  Scholarship Recipient Thank You
 oment  Posted May 12, 2016

We continue to receive thank you letters from the students the Chapel chooses to award scholarships.  This letter from Blaine Eubank, formerly Blaine Tull is a  wonderful example of what the Chapel's efforts can obtain.  Blaine's mentors are Mike and Liz Umble.  As you can see by her letter they have had a positive impact on her as well.

Hi there! 

My name is Blaine Eubank, formerly Blaine Tull, and I was one of your scholarship recipients from the Class of 2011. I thought it would be great to send an update and let White Bluff Chapel know what a wonderful blessing your help has been to me and my family! As a senior in high school, college was just a dream for me, an ideal that, honestly, I didn’t know if I would have the opportunity to obtain. However, with the generous scholarship that White Bluff Chapel as well as the help Mr. and Ms. Umble afforded me, I am now a college graduate! I graduated in May of 2015 with a bachelor of biological sciences and a minor in chemistry. I worked extremely hard throughout my undergrad career to obtain and keep a 4.0 GPA, and by the time I graduated, I had achieved this and so much more! Not only did I graduate from The University of Southern Mississippi with a 4.0 GPA and highest honors, but I was also on the President’s List every semester of my attendance and afforded The Outstanding Senior Award for the college. In addition, I assumed the roles of Student Government Representative for The College of Science and Technology and President of the Biology Club. These efforts, along with my community and campus involvement, allowed for me to also be recognized as a Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities recipient.   

Amazingly, this wonderful experience is not the end for me. I have been offered a position in the very prestigious master of physician assistant studies at The University of Texas Medical Branch located in Galveston. This next journey will begin in July- our white coat ceremony will be on July 1st and classes will begin on July 5th. Following a rigorous 26 month program, I will be a licensed physician assistant capable of practicing medicine. 

I wasn’t sure if the scholarship committee ever met up, but I hope that through my journey, you may all see what an impact you are making in the lives of young kids. I’m not sure I would be where I am today without all of the financial help that the White Bluff Chapel Scholarship provided me. Even if “success” stories like my own aren’t discussed, I at least wanted to thank Mr. and Ms. Umble both for their generous help over the years! Thank you for giving me the opportunity and confidence to be successful. I am very eager to begin this new journey. 

Very Best Wishes,

Blaine Eubank



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Susie Spelunker's At It Again
Posted May 12, 2016

If you were at Chapel service on May 1 you had a chance to watch and laugh at Betty's interview with Susie Spelunker.  It's all about this year's VBS scheduled to run from Wednesday June 22 through Sunday June 26.  You can be assured that Susie will probably show up again to spread the word.

Just a reminder you can sign up children and register to be a volunteer via the website.  It went active this past Sunday May 8.  Read the first issue of the Spelunker Special from Susie to learn more.

VBS Child Registration Form
VBS Volunteer Form


Learning To Fish! New LWMA Center Will Bring Opportunities
Posted May 12, 2016

This following item was posted as a letter to the Editor in the local paper on May 4, 2016.  Since the Chapel supports LWMA through the Local Mission Sub-Committee Chaired by Becky Watkins repeating it here on the website seemed appropriate.  Betty Newman is the Chapel liaison for LWMA.

Imagine your family, your children, your partner, or your parents enjoying a well-balanced meal prepared in your home. Imagine these foods, your clothing, and the roof over your head being provided by the wages you're earning in working your job. Imagine your children succeeding and on their way to their jobs, taking care of their families.

This is the future that volunteers of the proposed Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance (LWMA) Center envision for all people in our community. This center will house an enhanced Our Daily Bread food bank and so much more. The new building will almost double the current space for storage and distribution of food and dry goods, freezers, prep tables, reception and interview desks, and food bank and benevolence offices.  There will also be space for short term operations, such as, the School Supply Program in August, the annual Food for Families drive every November and the Angel Tree Clothing/Gifts, Senior Gifts and Christmas Meal Boxes distribution in December.  The property will have sufficient parking and be able to accommodate large delivery vehicles. In addition to space for the building and parking lot, a portion of the land will be used for a Community Garden to grow fresh produce by and for our clients.

Although one of the project goals is to provide additional food for clients and to do so with increased efficiency, a major long-term goal includes the education of clients to improve life skills and to enable people to decrease their personal need for assistance.Counseling and cooking classes will provide a medium whereby our clients will be empowered to depend on the food bank less and less. Community employers will be encouraged to advertise job postings on a new big screen monitor in the waiting area. Another goal will be to increase volunteerism in existing clients and area residents. New ways of serving will include plans for a community garden, and both clients and volunteers with a passion and talent for gardening will be encouraged to engage themselves in this community self-improvement project.

The project's fundraising campaign began in the spring of 2014 with the goal of obtaining 100% of the project costs through cash donations, grants and in-kind contributions and services without benefit of any loans or promissory notes. We are about half way there and offer a great deal of thanksgiving to all who have contributed their efforts, time and financial resources. We invite all to join us on this journey toward our financial goal and the day when we put a spade in the ground for building construction.

For over 20 years and continuing today, the LWMA and its volunteers strive to meet the needs of area residents who have trouble making ends meet, including the disabled, whether it involves month to month assistance or just a helping hand for a month or two while they get back on their feet. The new LWMA Center will provide the opportunity to improve people's lives in long-term, sustainable ways, as expressed by the saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

Please join us in offering this prayer, Philippians 4:6: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

On behalf of the LWMA Executive Board
and the new LWMA Center Project Committee,

Connie Lange Merrill


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What We've Done


Mother's Day Luncheon
Posted May 12, 2016

The Chapel hosted its annual Mother's Day luncheon on May 7.  This year 45 ladies attending were treated to great food, music and fellowship.  Linda Turner opened the event with a prayer. 

Mary Parish made delicious salads: tossed, chicken, tuna and macaroni.  Guests also enjoyed a fruit platter and cheesecake along with Kay German's famous homemade rolls.  Mary and her committee always provide a wonderful meal for all occasions. 

This year's entertainment was provided by Peggy Mitchell and Kathleen Knightstep.  After sharing some of their memories they sang two songs: que sera, sera and Precious Memories.  They were accompanied by Betty Newman.

The ladies in attendance each received a sweet angel as a memento of their day.





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