The Word Has It
Ken Floyd, MARBC State Representative
“Strengthen me according to Your word,”
April’s Word: “Victory!”
By the year 1812, the majority of the European continent was under the control of the famed French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. In that year, Napoleon attacked Russia, which led to his downfall and abdication. He was then exiled to the little island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea. Three years later, in March 1815, Napoleon escaped from Elba and returned to France. Men gathered once again under the French flag and Europe again faced the prospects of war.
JONESVILLE, Jonesville Baptist Church (Pastor Kenneth F. Pierpont) Jonesville Baptist Church praises God for the encouragement they have recently received from a sister church in their area. A recent article in the “Hillsdale Daily News” highlights this special partnership: “Cambria Baptist Church, led by Pastor Don Harkey, has recently taken over the guardianship of the Jonesville congregation. The church had been struggling in recent years with declining membership as families moved from the area, leaving an aging congregation. Pastor Harkey, who recently celebrated 36 years in the pastorate at Cambria, plans to lead the Jonesville congregation as his health permits. We at Cambria are in total agreement that it is of vital importance to have Jonesville Baptist succeed as a body of believers who can be of benefit to the Jonesville community,‘ Harkey said. Just as God has blessed our church in a rural area in Cambria, we know He will do the same in Jonesville. Our purpose is to preach Gods word in a loving and Biblical manner and to have a spiritual and moral influence on that area of our county/ Others from Cambria Baptist are also helping the struggling church, filling in as teachers and giving some reassurance where needed.” Lets praise God for the wonderful testimony that this partnership brings to this community and pray for this special work in Jonesville. May more of these partnerships take place in the MARBC!