Thank You Notes, November 2013

I would like to thank all our church family and friends for the food, prayers, calls, visits and cards sent to me while I was out sick. Without our church family and prayers we could not have made it. We are truly blessed! Please continue to remember us in your prayers as we continue on this journey.

Glenda and Denny Branam


Dear Tommy,
  
Thank you for your recent gift. Your money continues to be an investment in God’s work in Kentucky and beyond. In September, your support helped Josh Speight and me to attend several important events.
  
On September 8 , I was most pleased to participate in a celebration of the life of Fred Halbrooks. Even at age 92, Fred drives from Louisville to Elizabethtown every other week in order to lead worship. He is a big supporter of CBF and KBF and I’m grateful to have him on our team.
  
Mid-September, Josh and I attended a Together for Hope Council meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. You may have never heard of Together for Hope (TFH) but you are probably familiar with Kentucky’s version. TFH is a loosely structured leadership platform that provides support, networking and voice to the ongoing work that is CBF’s Rural Poverty Initiative begun twelve years ago in some of the poorest counties of the United States. For Kentucky, this includes our partnerships in McCreary County, Owsley County, and Nada. Extreme Build is just one aspect of Kentucky’s Together for Hope initiative.
  
While in Northern Arizona, we met with Greg Long, pastor of a Navajo church. A highlight of our trip was a tour of the Navajo reservation. It’s always helpful to hear about and see what others are doing and also to hear the dreams of people in their own contests.
  
Upon our return from Arizona, Josh and I participated in the installation service of Zach Bay, the new pastor of First Baptist, Middlesboro. Zach will provide good leadership to this partner congregation.
  
Your continued support helps make these kinds of partnerships possible.

Gratefully
John Lepper

P.S. Please tell your folks how much (a lot) I appreciated their prayers during my fall! --Connie Lepper