I recently had an encounter where my Faith was tested. While at a local grocery store, I was in line behind an elderly lady whose grocery cart was overflowing. After the cashier had bagged her groceries, it seemed like her cart was even fuller. After I completed my transaction, I proceeded to exit the store ahead of the elderly lady (I only had three small items).
There was a downpour of rain occurring when I got outside and the elderly lady exited the store behind me. This lady had no umbrella or raincoat and was about to walk right out in the rain, until I asked if I could help her. As I was preparing to put her many items in her vehicle, someone walking by held their umbrella over her head while she walked to her vehicle.
To make a long story short I got completely soaked but, by putting into action what I have studied in the scriptures I “kept the Faith” and took the time to help somebody. As I reflect back over that encounter, I am convinced that the elderly lady demonstrated Faith by daring to come out in that horrible weather alone, without anyone to load her groceries. She knew that God would provide a “ram in the bush” to help her, which was me :)
Wesley Ray UMC:
*On Sunday, July 11th Pastor Terrence August presided over both the worship and communion services. His sermon was based on scripture from the book of Psalms 24:1-7. Pastor August reminded us that we need to: acknowledge that we are God’s possessions, we must go before God’s presence daily and we must realize that God is superior. ***God is in control!
First Baptist Church (Varnado):
*On July 25, after morning worship service, a Youth Lunch will be held. It will include: devotion, food, snacks, karaoke and volleyball.
Varnado High School VHS:
*Prep Day for 7th and 8th Graders is scheduled for Wednesday July 21st from 9-11a.m. Sixth Grade Boot Camp is on Thursday, July 22 (9-11a.m.). All activities will take place in the cafeteria. Call the school @ (985)732-2025 or visit www.vhs.wpsb.org for additional information.
*Band Camp is scheduled for July 26-30 from 9-11:30a.m.: Contract Mr. Andrew Hinton, Band Director @ (985)732-2025 for additional information.
*Congratulations to the Varnado High School Class of 1996 on the celebration of 25 years of having graduatied from high school! (Silver Anniversary)
Wesley Ray Elem. (WRE):
*The 2Face Gorilla Riderz organization held a “Back 2 School Giveaway” for free school supplies, on Saturday, July 17th. Many thanks to this organization and its sponsors for investing in our children.
***Birthdays: Happy Birthday to Mrs. Inez Pigott (RIP), Tremain Butler, Frank Harry, Sr.
***The “Track Side Sno-ball Stand” is a new business located in Angie. It is openTuesday-Sunday from 2pm to 6:30pm. In addition to snowballs, their menu includes soft serve ice cream and malts.