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Pastor Wilbert and Lady Sylvia Johnson celebrate their first anniversary of pastoring at Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Despite all of the crazy wild things that are happening in the world today, it is still God’s world, and He is still in control. However, we must be in control with our actions and speech, but speak the truth of God’s word for it is true.
Sunday was a blessed day for me and some others. We attended my nephew’s, Pastor Wilbert and Lady Sylvia Johnson’s, first anniversary celebration of being a pastor, held at his church, Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Childersburg. I was so proud of Wilbert that I had to hold back tears the entire service. If you knew his story, you would shed tears of joy, also.
My nephew and I shared most of our lives together. We were raised in the same home until we became adults and went our separate ways. Wilbert is more like a brother to me than a nephew. I left home and went to New York. Wilbert left and traveled all over, Chicago, California, New York, Georgia, etc. We both settled back to Alabama, and God called Wilbert to preach.
He has been preaching most of his life, and the family was just waiting for that day to come that God said, “OK, Wilbert, I called you and not your family.” Wilbert is a great singer and musician, also.
The celebration was a great one with Pastor Autry Powell, a dear longtime friend of Wilbert. Powell is the pastor of Elam No. 2 Baptist Church in Kellyton.
Oh, what a word this man of God gave us, coming from Acts 12:5-12. “Pray for the man of God” was his topic. There is no pastor who doesn’t need prayer. Prayer is a powerful tool, and it will work for you. “No prayer, no power.”
Pastors are called, and they must be bold, fearless and brave. God wants bold pastors, showing or requiring courage.
Elam’s choir always sets my soul on fire when I hear them sing. My chosen grandson, Jaden Tuck, truly blessed me playing the drums like never before. It was good seeing him taking a break from college to faithfully help his choir.
I cannot express the sadness I feel at the loss of Mrs. Carol Hammond, a very classic lady who never lost her youth and kindness. She taught my daughter and nieces in school years ago, and they thought the world of her. Our sincere prayers go to her daughters, Kim and Karen, and her entire family. To her son-in-law, Judge Carlton Teel, we love you and Kim with all of our hearts. Just remember that Carol shared her heart and love with many people.
We pray for all who are going through a trial right now. I am thinking of you with love in my heart, Mrs. Carrie Lawrence, Mrs. Lillian Leonard, Mrs. Lynn Taylor, and nurse Dianne Mitchell.
Happy birthday to all November babies.
“God cannot let His people’s prayers go unanswered.”
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – II Chronicles 7:14
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