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Evangeline & Gulf Coast Baptist Associations
PO Box 81244
Lafayette, LA 70598-1244
337.237.6956 * Fax: 337.237.4319

U. S. Postage

Lafayette, LA

PERMIT No. 201


Publication of Evangeline & Gulf Coast Baptist Associations

of Louisiana Baptists


Evangeline Baptist Association

May 17-24, 2015

Volume 43, No. 5
Evangeline Baptist Association
3000 W Pinhook
PO Box 81244
Lafayette, LA 70598-1244
Phone: 337-237-6956
Fax: 337-237-4319


Bert Langley
Interim Director of Missions

James Craft &

Chris Holloway

Elizabeth Langley
Office Administrator

Melaney Dudley
Administrative Assistant

Mary Langford

DOM Lines -

Bert Langley, Interim Director of Missions

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers (ESV Proverbs 17:6).
As fathers all over the world are remembered this month, I thought I would share some of my favorite, humorous
Fathers Day statements/memories. I hope they bring back memories and a little laughter into your home as you
think of your dad:
Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. Martin Mull
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." Charles Wadsworth
A father was at the beach with his children when his four-year-old son Bob ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the
shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand. "Daddy, what happened to him?" Bob asked. "He died and went to Heaven," the dad
replied. Bob thought a moment and then said, "Did God throw him back down?"
"Small boy's definition of Father's Day: It's just like Mother's Day only you don't spend so much." -- Unknown
When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, Daddy, will you take me to the zoo? He answered, If the zoo wants you,
let them come and get you. Jerry Lewis
My father can not finish a sentence. When we were kids he would go, Girls the most important thing in life to remember is
Daddy, what is it? Whats what, honey? The most important thing in life to remember. Oh, whats that? Caroline Rhea
My father didnt tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you . Exodus 20:12

Counselors Corner -

Mary Langford, Counselor

In the counseling room I often talk with people about the model they had for being a parent, a wife or a husband.
Consciously or not, we all tend to follow what we experienced as normal during our formative years. We sometimes must
be made aware of better patterns which will enhance current relationships. Determining to make those changes is worth
the effort.
In recent days I have seen first hand another kind of model I want to emulate. I have received powerful lessons from two people
on how to die. The first was from Nancy Lemarie (member of FBC, Lafayette) who finally lost her brave struggle with a respiratory
disease. At her funeral, her husband Larry told of one of their final conversations that went something like this: Nancy: Do I get paid for
this? Larry: What do you mean? Nancy: You know, insurance.
Larry: Yes, but not until you are gone. Nancy: I want to spend it. Larry: But you cant take it with you. Nancy: I know, but I want
to tell you how to spend it. Then she proceeded to give him her plan: He was to use the money to take their two sons on a mission trip
to Haiti to further invest in the work of a missionary friend there. How the Lord must have loved that conversation!
Then my husband and I received a lengthy e-mail from an 87-year-old Australian man with whom weve had a fifty-year
friendship. He had many years as a respected chest surgeon in several countries. Now he suffers with pulmonary fibrosis, and says that
just getting through the day is a marathon. I quote now from his letter to us: The logical approach is to understand that I may have a
circulatory arrest, a stroke or a terminal pneumonia at any time. As only the Lord knows that time, it behooves me to try to fill each
minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. What I can assure you is that Im ready to answer my call. Im passing each day simply
as part of waiting. Believe me, this is as much a test of faith as anything in life. We know what we believe, but the critical fact remains
that we still believe by faith in what we cannot prove. I went through a phase when Old Nick tried his worst to tell me I was only talking
myself into faith. So God sent lovely reassuring hymns bobbing up in my mind from far afield. I was soon reassured of the reality that has
driven my life. What pleases me is my mind is increasingly involved with thinking about others and often with talking about my
faith. Shalom, dear friends. I cannot imagine better examples for us to follow, can you?



Mission Performance Program Directors Meeting; 10 am; EBA Office;

Crossover; Columbus, OH
WMU Missions Celebration/Annual Meeting; Columbus, OH
SBC Annual Meeting; Columbus, OH
GCA Brotherhood Breakfast; 8 am; Calumet
GCA Executive Council Meeting; 6:30 pm; Forest Restaurant;
GCAEddie Landry @ Bayou Vista; 6:30 pm


EBA Office Closed

Missions Development Committee; 10:30 am; EBA Office
EBA Council/Executive Board Mtg; 11:30 am; EBA Office; BUDGETS DUE!

6 Pres Riley, FBC Abbeville
Joe Garner, Christ Church
8 Betty (Mrs. Zack) Young, Retired
11 Sandra (Mrs. Roland) Fontenot, Retired
Bobby Powell, Bayou Vista
15 Elizabeth (Mrs. Larry) Langley; EBA; The Garden
Sam Brooks, The Open Door
18 Norma (Mrs. Lonnie) Cleveland, Beau Basin
19 Ric White, Highland
23 Maria (Mrs. Edgardo) Mancia, Jehovah-Jireh
24 Tracy (Mrs. James) Craft, Calvary
25 Jeaneth (Mrs. Pres) Riley, FBC Abbeville
27 Charles Gilder, Retired
28 Steven Kelly, Bayou Vista

1 Joe Jenkins, Teche
2 Judy (Mrs. Wallace) Millsaps, FBC Jeanerette
5 Gary Funderburk, The Bayou
6 Peggy (Mrs. Tony) Ronsonet, Coteau Holmes
18 Zack Young, Retired
22 Thurman Floyd, FBC Pecan Island
Sam Perry, The Bayou
24 Scott McKenzie, FBC Lafayette
25 Martha (Mrs. Joe) Jenkins, Teche
29 Johnny Ward, FBC Delcambre
Ginger (Mrs. Jessie) Charpentier,
Jenkins Memorial

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