A group of about a dozen men gathered this past Tuesday morning at the HUB in Hall Summit. It was the monthly prayer breakfast. And it appears the event is a pretty well kept secret in the parish. So the Journal went to see what went on.
Brother James Hester of Social Springs Baptist Church was the moderator. Other attendees are local pastors or members of churches in the parish.
The food was great. The coffee was even better. And the fellowship was the highlight of the morning.
A lot of the discussion centered on the Red River Crusade that was held at the fairgrounds recently. The men discussed the highlights of the event, such as the moving of a large truck pulling a flatbed trailer for the stage into position. It had been raining and the truck got stuck and remained there for several days.
Planning and laying the groundwork for next year’s crusade was done at Tuesdays meeting. The emphasis is on getting more churches from the parish involved in the planning so they would also be involved in the crusade itself.
Wayne Spears presented the latest on construction of the chapel at Abbey Lane Retreat, south of Coushatta. He said the chapel should be finished soon. And Spears announced plans for construction of a prayer garden behind the chapel with a life-size statute of Jesus struck in bronze.
As I was leaving, everyone said to be sure to invite all men who read the Journal to come to the next prayer breakfast. The date is the first Tuesday in August or August 1st. They are skipping July because of the Independence Day holiday