Sunday November 4th we were ministering at Calvary Baptist Church in Sparta. Currently Calvary has called a pastor and they are awaiting his coming. Jeremy Cochran and his wife Amber will be arriving November 30th and starting their ministry on Sunday December 2nd. He is leaving a ministry position at First Baptist Church in LaSalle, IL to come to Sparta.
On Sunday I taught Sunday School and preached for both the AM and Afternoon Services. Carole provided keyboard assistance for the afternoon service. The church family provided an excellent carry-in dinner for the noon meal giving us an opportunity to fellowship with a more personal basis with members of the congregation.
There is much work being done to renovate the parsonage which is next door to the church. The members of the congregation have provided the funds and manpower to prepare the house for the Cochran family.