pray for Gene WInfrey

Pray for me, my back is giving me so much trouble. I am going to try to see a Doctor net week, but prayer is the answer to many of our problems. Gene

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CSX Railroad Jobs

If you know anyone that needs a job please share with family, friends, etc.

— On Mon, 8/30/10, Richardson, Demetra A <> wrote:

From: Richardson, Demetra A <>
Subject: CSX Railroad
Date: Monday, August 30, 2010, 4:02 AM

Another job posting that was forwarded to me; pass on to anyone whose interested.




Great jobs for young men who aren’t in college, and strong young women also!
This is Obama money for "infrastructure" the jobs are located all over, paid
training in Atlanta . This is an awesome opportunity, please pass this on.
These jobs pay good wages.

Training: You will attend two or three weeks of training at the Railroad
Education & Development Institute in Atlanta , GA. CSX will pay for travel,
lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.

Track Worker-030702

Job Summary: Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track,
maintain existing track and right-of-way. Replace or repair track switches
with specific components. Slide and align tie plates. Drill holes through
rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold
ends or rails together. Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and
gauge Cut rails to specific lengths etc.

Pay Rate

Entry Rate $19.36/hour

Full Rate $21.52/hour

Promotional/ Advancement Opportunities: Under Maintenance of Way Collective
Bargaining Agreement, Track Workers may be considered for advancement or
promotion to other positions within the Engineering Department if

Machine Operator $23.25 – $24.81/hour
Welder Helper $21.93/hour
Bridge Tender $21.93/hour
Bridge Mechanic $22.65/hour
Foreman $22.71 – $25.53/hour
Track Inspector $23.98 – $25.14/hour

Qualifications: High School diploma/GED; 18 years of age or older; Valid
Driver’s License

At CSX, two of the company’s core values are People Make The Difference and
Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the
most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited
opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and
rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible. CSX is an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the

Apply online to this and other positions:

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Awana 2010-2011


This Wednesday, September 1st we are hosting our first Registration Party from 6:30 to 6:55 in the Grace Baptist Church gymnasium. This party is for all parents and clubbers, both registered and not registered, to check out what’s new in Awana, to meet and greet this year’s leaders, and offers the final opportunity to pre-register your children for the new club year before the actual club kick-off date, September 8th. There will also be a station where you may pay for this year’s supplies. From 7 until 8 PM we will have games and a Bible time for the clubbers.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Only by God’s grace,

Randy and Cathy C. Cochran

Psalm 121

I will lift up mine eye unto the hills from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the LORD which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

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Taglialatela Prayer Letter August 2010


John 16:7 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away…”

The greatest missionary who ever lived and ministered was Our Lord Jesus Christ. At the end of His ministry on earth, he makes the above statement. I believe that anyone who attempts to follow His example must be aware of the fact that our goal is always to create a ministry that we can leave in the hands of our disciples. In their hands, it ought to not only survive, but also flourish. This is what I thought as Sue, Ben and I left for the States at the end of June. It was expedient for us to go because our son Jonathan was getting married. But for the believers and the workers in the towns, it was expedient for them that we go, so that they could see that the ministry need not come to a standstill while we were out of the country. The Lord did not tarry long in showing them that. The circumstances were difficult, the first week that we were gone, Pedro, one of our faithful men in Tauste, died. However, Juan and Margarita were able to attend the wake and be a comfort to Pedro’s wife, Juana. In addition, Eduardo and Cesar attended his funeral, thus confirming the testimony of our love for the brethren there in Tauste. During the summer, Eduardo, Cesar, and Fernando Blanco held meetings every 2 weeks to keep the flocks there encouraged. We thank the Lord for enabling these dear brethren to minister in the name of our Lord and in the power of the Holy Spirit while we were “gone away.”

Proverbs 27:23 “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.” When we returned, I felt that it was important for us to take the advice of the writer of this proverb and learn the state of our “flock.” First, we spent some time with Paco, our newest convert. He has started physical therapy for his arm, and his back is healed enough that he can walk and drive while wearing a type of corset brace to support the spine. He has started job hunting, and so I spent most of one day helping him translate some things for a job possibility. More than anything, I was happy to hear him say that he continues to read through his Bible, has been attending church while are gone, and believes that God will give him the job that He wants for Paco’s life. Thank you to all who have been praying for him!! A few days later, we went to visit our little group in Tauste, they were extremely excited to have us back. They also wanted to know when we are going to start our regular Bible studies again. Karina wants to thank everyone who has been praying for her, she received approval for her visa so that she can now live and work here legally. Azucena shared with us how the Lord has been working in her over the summer, helping her to be more patient and gracious with her co-workers. In addition, she is very thankful because her relationship with her youngest daughter, Jessi, has improved greatly. I believe that it is due to your prayers for her and her family. She also told us that both her other daughter’s boyfriend (Brian) as well as her oldest son (Joaquin) are very interested in taking English classes with me. Please pray for these great opportunities that the Lord has placed before us, surely as a result of faithful prayers for our Tauste church. Lastly, we had an opportunity to see several of our folks from Cariñena in the Zaragoza church on Sunday. Adoracion was happy to see us, and continues faithful in her desire to know and serve Our Lord. In addition, her granddaughter, Laura, was there with both her boyfriend, Stiven, as well as his sister, Jennifer. We thank the Lord that there continues to be a group of young people in the town who are interested in the things of God. Thank you for praying for these folks, it is a blessing to see how our great Shepherd knows His sheep and how they continue to follow HIM.

Joshua 23:11 “Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.” The young people in Zaragoza continue to be a huge encouragement to us. Several of the young men and women who are in our Friday night Bible studies participated in evangelistic campaigns in Galicia (northwest Spain), and later in Barcelona. One of the young ladies also spent a month in the Ivory Coast working as a medical missionary. The guys have already been asking when we are going to start the studies again. The Lord has shown us how important these young people are for the future ministry in Zaragoza, in the towns, and in all the world. For that reason, we are not ignorant about how desperately the enemy wants to distract and separate them from God’s work and will. I was able to spend some time with some young men in both our home church, as well as a couple of our supporting churches, talking to them about this same problem in the US churches. Please pray for David and Jesusin, the other leaders of our Spanish youth group, as well as myself. Our goal is to be like Joshua by exhorting these young people to honestly and sincerely evaluate their walk with God on a regular basis. It is the only way they can truly love Him with a love that will sustain them in their walk with the Lord, despite the difficult times and constant distractions that come in our Western societies.

Once again, we would like to thank all of you who pray and support our family financially. We praise the Lord that your faithfulness allowed us to participate in our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding, and to share in their joy. Several people made the comment that they had never seen a bride and groom so happy on their wedding day!! We praise the Lord for the testimony of God’s love that Jon and Stephanie have for each other. Please pray for them, that their marriage will be as great a testimony to others, especially to those who do not know their God as Lord and Saviour!

Jim Taglialatela and family

Sent by First Bible Baptist Church

Rochester New York

Pastor George Grace

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From Our Missionaries 08/27

S. David Smith, Brazil sends two requests: Pray as their Brazilian pastor and David work out the details of the team responsibilities once the two pastors that are moving to Londrina to help in the current ministry, join their church planting team. Pray also for their church anniversary that will be held September 17 thru 19, 2010. Dr. Robert Lehn and his wife from Martinez (Augusta), Georgia will be present with them and Dr. Lehn will be preaching a weekend conference.

Keith Ford, Caribbean Islands, Grand Bahama, and The USA – sends “a special prayer need” for his wife, Jane. On her birthday (08/03) she collapsed in a parking lot and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Tests revealed that her kidneys were ready to fail, she had infection in her bladder, and she was highly dehydrated, plus she is very allergic to the strong gout medication she was given. The medication makes her muscles weak she lost the feeling in her legs and collapsed. After three days in the hospital she is now at home in bed trying to regain her strength as she slowly recovers. Mr. Keith asks prayer for her to recover with strength and to be back in the work for the Lord and are thankful for prayers on her behalf. He also asks prayer for his own physical needs (he too suffers much pain in his “old body” and has lost weight having to eat his own “not-to-good” cooking) but “most of all that more souls will be saved and the Lord be Glorified.” In his prayer letter he requests prayer for the funds to continue to come in to complete the construction of the New Testament Baptist Church in Grand Bahama. In the Caribbean Printing Ministry he is need of a collator to put four books together and desires prayer as he does his best to get all of the printing done. He also is praying for more churches to support the ministry as a few have stopped support.

Only by God’s grace,

Cathy C. Cochran

Psalm 121

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From Our Missionaries 08/30

Elijah Koske, Kenya asks prayer for his son Bethuel Langat who will take his final exams at the end of this year. He also requests prayer and financial support that they might be able to build the much needed Bible school facilities and move out of the local church building currently being used. They have the land; just need $5,000 to build one classroom (they need four), one dormitory for $6,000 (they need two), the library $5,000, a dining hall $5,000, and administration building $5,000.

Bobby Sizemore, Rock of Ages left for Brazil on Monday, scheduled to visit at least four prisons where he will be allowed to visit all day long and to have multiple services. He asks our prayers that there will be no problems to hinder God’s Word shared with the approximately 5,000 inmates in these facilities combined. He asks prayer for financial support to be raised for Brother Reinaldo Mendes who is willing to move to this area, where there are a total of 6 prisons and approximately 8,000 prisoners all within a 20 minute drive of each other, to minister full time. This brother is currently being trained as he learns the English language by interpreting for Bobby in the prisons and churches and is doing a very good job.

Gene Johnson, Evangelist asks specific prayer for Southgate Baptist Church in Augusta, GA which is struggling to keep doors open and meet their financial obligations (attendance has dropped from 700-800 in 1982 to around 30). Personally, he mentions, but didn’t ask prayer, that he had an electrocardiogram done at the VA Hospital in Augusta, has been re-scheduled for another visit on September 9th for a stress test and a follow up the next day at the Cardiology Clinic for results, so we probably should pray about this situation.

Only by God’s grace ~ Cathy C. Cochran ~ Psalm 121

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

~ 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Please pray for healing for Everette Bird who is hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia. He has been on IV antibiotics since Friday 8/27 and today (Monday 8/30) the x-ray showed "worsening." Also pray that he will be healed of dementia which causes him to be very frightened and agitated when being cared for. Also pray for healing for Grover Ricker who has cirrhosis of the liver and for Carl Ricker who has cancer of the liver. Thank you for your prayer support.
Jimmy Ricker
Greeneville Tn

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From A Missionary

Edgar Asuncion, Cambodia sends three prayer requests: first is for at least 4 more tables at $60 each so that more children can sit down to eat (they just don’t have enough right now). Second request is for their 1992 Towner which accommodates 30 standing children. It is in need of about $250 in repairs so that they don’t have to continue to push it every day to get it started. Third is for the needs for the remaining five weeks of their Daily Vacation Bible Hour. During these weeks they “fetch the children, bring to church and teach them Bible stories and do some activities with the goal to bring them to the knowledge of Christ and to disciple them.”

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From Our Missionaries

Gary Hale, Dominican Republic requests prayer after taking a group on their third official mission trip which resulted in many considering full time ministry and others anticipating the next trip. His prayer: “that the Lord of the harvest would send forth laborers – send our church!” Also pray for his wife, Allison, as she seeks to guide the Palms School (through 5th grade) in its second year, as well as for the future site of the Palms School on the ministry’s 46 acres – they need to build! Also, pray for the safe house that Allison started along with other Dominican ladies from the church as it continues to make an impact in reaching women on the street with the gospel, discipleship, and training in job skills. Additionally, pray for her team’s outreach, “Operation Scarlet Thread” as they go out each Thursday to reach these women on the street.

Kevin Pestke, Zambia lists the following requests:

  1. For all those that attended conferences to continue in the things they have heard and learned
  2. For our move to Chipata in September and all that needs to be done and purchased before then
  3. For the preparations of Bible Institute here at Kafulafuta as we open our 3rd term in just a few days
  4. For the Lord to send more labourers
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Urgent Prayer Request for Mike

Urgent Prayer Request for Mike Ingram

Mike Ingram, was admitted to Kennestone Hospital’s ICU on August 11 with extremely low oxygen levels. Two weeks prior, he was in the hospital due to shortness of breath, treated for pneumonia and sent home on oxygen. The doctors now say that he did not have pneumonia. In order to determine what was causing his oxygen levels to drop so drastically, a lung biopsy was needed; however, Mike has not been strong enough for the procedure.

Yesterday Hospice was called in. Today he has taken a turn for the worse; the doctor says it could be any time and said all family members should be called. Please pray for Mike. He is 70 years old and as far as anyone knows, he has not been saved. Pray that God will convict his heart and he will accept Jesus as his Savior before it is too late. Mike is the step-father of my late husband’s two daughters. Please pray for this family.

Gail Huff

Please pray for healing, wisdom for the doctors, and the peace and
comfort that only He can provide!

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