In late February 2012, Preacher and Chris took four of our young ladies to a youth conference at the Victory Baptist Church in Milton, FL, where we heard some great preaching and teaching. We went a day early and enjoyed some good fun at Pensacola Beach. God has given us some good young folks at Progress Baptist with a heart to serve the Lord, and we are thankful for what He is doing in their lives.
After the evening service, the church family enjoyed a good time of food and fellowship to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Stacy Raynes to William Stewart on October 8, 2011. Afterwards the ladies and several of the young folks moved back into the auditorium where Stacy and Will were showered with gifts, notes, and words of encouragement and blessing as they prepare to start their life together. It was a very nice evening for Stacy, Will, and the church family.
On September 10, 2011, we had the privilege of hosting a \"Patriot Day Picnic\" for public servants in the greater Hendersonville area. Over 120 folks come throughout the late morning and afternoon. It was a blessing to say \"thank you\" and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with these folks.