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Dear Friends in Christ,
     IT’S SPRING! Yes, the grass is growing, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, nature is showing us all of God’s beauty. Isn’t it great to be alive in the Lord? YES, IT IS!
     Along with Spring comes our annual Bible Reading Marathon starting Sunday evening, May 5th, at 6:00 PM. We will start the evening with worship on the steps and porch of the Lincoln Museum (old courthouse) in Springfield. There will be praising God through song and a message by Rev. William Livers, pastor of FBC Springfield. Following the message, the Bible Reading Marathon will have its first reader to start, and the reading will continue through Thursday, May 9th. To conclude the Bible Reading Marathon, we will have a time of prayer at noon. I strongly encourage you to come and let all those around the Central Baptist Association know that we are here to give our God praise and to make His salvation available to all people.
     Some great things have been happening in our association and churches. Alan Witham came to Springfield Baptist Church to lead our Deacons Training for the CBA. Two churches were present. We had a total of 10 men that participated. Thank you to New Hope Baptist Church and Mt. Freedom Baptist Church for participating in this time of discipling. Our focus was Being an On Mission Deacon, and our scripture focus was Acts 8:26-39.
     Several CBA churches are busy with fellowship, discipleship, missions, and evangelism. I have been reading several Facebook and web pages of our churches to see what is happening. I noticed Bradfordsville Baptist Church took a group of people Bowling on April 20th. Brother Bill Proctor told me that Central BC is starting to renovate the basement of their building due to flooding and moisture problems. Lebanon BC met its goal of $1500.00 for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, and they are planning a Mother’s Day breakfast. Mackville Baptist Church will have a Share Your Love Day Free Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4th starting at 8:00 AM. Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church is working on a new directory. Their Vacation Bible School will be June 23rd – 28th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM. New Hope Baptist Church will have a Mother’s Day Breakfast on May 12th. Rockbridge Baptist Church has been reading through the Psalms. They are serving those in need by providing a food pantry each month. Springfield Baptist Church has baptized several over the last month. WE GIVE GOD PRAISE! Temple BC went to Oneida Baptist Institute and served their children hamburgers, chicken strips, and French fries. Brother Jerry and Celeste Goss from Thompsonville Baptist Church went along and helped. Temple Baptist Church held revival services on April 14th – 17th. Dwight Coffman was the evangelist, and Troy Kimball led worship. Willisburg Baptist Church has been collecting food for its food pantry. Woodlawn Baptist Church is preparing for a one-day Vacation Bible School on June 15th.
     Please keep all of our churches in your prayers as we strive to minister and share the gospel to a world that desperately needs to hear it and apply it. Have a blessed Spring and may God use you in an awesome way.
Sincerely in Christ,
Bro. Jay Hatfield