March 23-24 (Friday/Saturday) Deacon training for FBC Leakesville, MS and the George-Greene County Baptist Association (Leakesville, MS). Pastor Adam Wyatt and Dr. Jerry Watts, director of missions. Friday 6:30. Saturday 9-noon.
March 25 Teach Sunday School at FBC Jackson MS.
March 27 Tuesday— morning. Speak/draw at the Teen Challenge women’s ministry meeting. 2630 Courthouse Circle, Flowood. 9:30 am. Dr. Bobby Stults, director/chaplain.
March 31 (Saturday) draw at the Easter Egg hunt for the Meck family in Jackson. 10 to noon.
April 1 Sunday –– Teach Sunday School class at FBC Jackson MS.
April 10 (Tuesday) Meadowview Baptist Church, Starkville, MS. Noon. Doing the monthly seniors meeting. Then, in the afternoon, I’ll be viewing the new BSU center there at Mississippi State University, and hopefully sketching a lot of college students.
April 14 (Saturday) draw for a wedding in Mobile, AL. Wedding at 3:30 (Actually, at the FBC of Semmes, AL. Reception at the Kalioka Stables in Eight Mile, AL.)
April 15 (Sunday) draw children during SS at Mobile’s Cottage Hill Baptist Church.
April 16 (Monday) I’m drawing employees of my CPA’s firm in Metairie, LA. Larry Holmes always makes the last day of tax season fun in his office. He says if people haven’t done their taxes by then, tough luck!
April 20 (Friday) Draw children at the Madison Library 10 am.
April 22-26 (Traveling Sunday, conference Monday-Thursday) Alto Frio Baptist Encampment near Leakey, TX. Senior Adult Retreat. Kim Aly St. Clair, my contact. Dr. D. L. Lowrie is the other speaker. (Conference ends Thursday before noon.)
April 27-28 (Friday-Saturday) Deacon Leadership Training for Franklin County Baptist Association in South Mississippi.
April 29 Sunday, Morning: preach at Concord Baptist Church, Matthew Emfinger, pastor. McCall Creek, Mississippi.
April 29 Sunday, Evening: speak at a banquet in McComb MS for Osyka Baptist Church. Dr. Gene Richards, interim pastor.
May 5 Granddaughter’s college graduation. Mississippi College.
May 6 Sunday — Preach for Senior Adult Sunday — First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, MS. Dan Howard, pastor. William Smith, music. Arriving at 8 am for a Sunday morning breakfast at the church, then preaching in the 11 am service.
May 10 (Thursday) Broadmoor Baptist, Madison, MS. Sketch ministers and pastors for the “Team” conference sponsored by the MS Baptist Convention Board. From 9 to 3 pm.
May 11-13 (Friday through Sunday) Central Baptist Church, Jacksonville, TX. Dr. Mike Miller, pastor. Fri/Sat Family conference. I’ll be sketching everyone and speaking several times: Grandparenting by faith, Losing a spouse in death, panel discussion on challenges to modern families. And preaching on Sunday morning.
May 16 (Wednesday) Draw children at the Madison Library. 3:30 pm.
May 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday) FBC Lake Providence, LA. Saturday, deacons in the morning and a banquet that evening. Preach for the Sunday morning service. Pastor Justin Clark.
May 26 (Saturday) Family reunion in Winston County, Alabama.
May 27 Sunday — Valley Grove Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, AL. Pastor Greg Beasley. Morning and evening services.
May 30 Heading toward Florida for a grandchild’s high school graduation on Saturday June 2.
June 10-13 Southern Baptist Convention. Dallas. I’ll be sketching at the NOBTS booth in the exhibition hall on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday (until noon).
(Future meetings of the SBC 2019 June 10-12 in Birmingham, AL. In the year 2020 June 8-10 Orlando, FL.)
August 18-23 (Sunday through Wednesday revival) York Baptist Church, York, AL. Pastor Leon Ballard
September 8 — draw for the wedding of Whitney Lingafelter in Springfield, IL. Possibly preaching somewhere in the area on the 9th.
September 16 Sunday — Centreville (MS) Baptist Church. 10:30 am. Dr. Dennis Johnsey, pastor
September 27 (Thursday) Host “Dialogue Group,” made up of a number of local minister friends.
September 30 (Sunday) First Baptist Vernon AL. Pastor Randy Tolleson. Preach Sunday morning, followed by lunch at the church. Try to sketch as many as possible.
October 5 (Friday) Draw at the retirement celebration for Dr. Bob Terry, longtime editor of The Alabama Baptist. The Club, Birmingham. 5:30 pm.
October 21-24 Sunday-Wednesday Revival — Rockford Baptist Church, AL. Pastor Dr. Jeff Fuller.
October 25 Thursday Brookhaven, MS Fall meeting of Lincoln County Baptist Association. (Nicholas Hodges; Union Hall Baptist Church)
November 16-19 weekend. First Baptist Greenwood, Arkansas. Leadership Summit on Sunday night. Preach Sunday morning; possibly some other things. Dr. Ronnie Deal, pastor.
December 4 (Tuesday pm) Ministers and Spouses Christmas Dinner — McComb, MS “Pike County Baptist Association.” Dr. Steve Clark, DOM.
December 6-7 (Thursday and Friday) I’ll be in Louisiana for the “Ministers’ Retiree luncheon” on Thursday 11:45 am for the Bienville/Webster-Claiborne Association, and Friday night’s ministers/spouses Christmas banquet 6 pm. Dr. Randy Hales, director of missions.
And the year 2019…
February 23 –– Mid-Winter Writers Conference in Pell City, AL. Rita Moritz, my contact
April 7-9 Sunday-Tuesday Speaking and drawing for the “Office Personnel Conference”, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Michigan District. (Will be somewhere in the state of Michigan, to be determined later)
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