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A Word from Our Superintendent
 
It is a new year, extremely cold and there has already been a dusting of snow on the ground in the Nashville area.  I want to inform you that Terry Allen, our District Youth & Christian Education Director, submitted his resignation last week to the Executive Presbytery, to be effective at District Council, April 11, 2011.
 
Most of you are aware that Terry has been in a transition season, seeking the Lord for direction in ministry. He will be joining Calcutta Mercy Ministries, raising funds for the powerful ministry of Calcutta Mercy Hospital and for providing food for the kids of Calcutta, India. We are very excited for this door of ministry opportunity that the Lord has opened and challenge everyone to support them.
 
For almost eleven years Terry and Samalee have served our District with excellence. We will properly honor them at both Fine Arts and District Council for the great work they have done.  In the mean time, take a minute to drop them a note to show your love and appreciation for them, as well as the incredible impact they have had on the students of Tennessee and the Kingdom of God.
      TAllen@tnaog.org   and   SamaleeAllen@gmail.com
      
I thank God for the opportunity of serving beside this couple and I know that our Lord and Savior has much in store for them.
 
Your fellow servant,
Terry Bailey, Superintendent
 
Prayer Needs
The following individuals are in need of special prayer for various needs.  Let’s take time to call their names in prayer.

  • Shirley Bowen – healing (knee replacement)
  • Gerald Downs – healing (stroke)
  • Gaylon Echols – healing (ruptured gallbladder)
  • Hollis Greathouse – healing (cancer)
  • Bud Hudspeth – healing (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Roxie Jochem – healing (cancer)
  • Joe Dee Kelley – healing (strokes)
  • Jonathan Mahan – healing (gallbladder surgery)
  • Rose McCullough – loss of father
  • Carl Mueller – healing (cancer)
  • Sam Rasnake – healing (cancer)
  • Matt Roelandts – medical leave         
  • Janna Songer – mother has brain tumor

Upcoming Events
 
TN District Prayer and Bible Camp Meeting is January 26-28, 2012.  (Registration is required.)
The speaker is Rev. Martha Tennison, who is sure to bring a fresh & powerful Word from God.  The cost is FREE, so mark your calendar and plan to start the new year off right by attending this event.  It will be held at Bellshire Assembly of God in Nashville and online registration is available.  If you have questions, please contact Shannon at sbrown@tnaog.org or by phone at 615.431.0871, ext. 237.  To register, visit our website www.tnaog.org.   
87th Annual TN District Council is April 9-11, 2012. 
It is being hosted by Cathedral of Praise in Cordova, TN.  The guest speaker is Bryan Jarrett, Lead Pastor of Northplace Church in Sachse, Texas.  To learn more about Pastor Bryan, visit www.northplacechurch.com.  Online registration and full registration packets will be available February 1.  

Announcements
My Best Card of the Year – submitted by
Bob Brown, TN District Honorbound Director
Attached to this email message you will find a document with a note from our District Men’s Ministry Director and a letter he received concerning Light For The Lost.  Please take a minute to read this encouraging attachment.

Giving to Jackson Conference Center
As we give to Jackson Conference Center, it’s important that it is clearly understood that the funds received are being used for overall operations of JCC.  This is our property and belongs to us as a District.  The JCC budget is separate from summer camp operations.  With your gifts to JCC we maintain the property and make capital improvements whenever possible.