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The Israelites had many struggles as Moses led them out of Egypt and into the Promised Land, but God was always there to see them through. He even provided manna from heaven to feed them while they were in the dessert. Then a critical crossroad came in their journey. Theywere REV. poised on the edge of the Prom- DEAN ised Land and Moses sent Out 12 representatives to spy out the country before the Israelites invaded. When the spies return, they gave this report in Numbers 13:27-28, 30-33: And they told him, "We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw descendants of Anak there."- But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, "Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it:' Then the men who had gone ui9 with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are:' So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, "The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, JEFF and so we seemed to them" Ten of the twelve spies lost heart. They were afraid because the task before them seemed so difficult. Only two spies-- Joshua and Caleb--trusted God enough to believe God would help them conquer the Promised Land. Unfortunately, the story ends with the Is- raelites wandering aimlessly in the dessert because they didn't trust God like Joshua and Caleb. They wandered around until all but Joshua and Caleb died. Then, Joshua and Caleb led the next generation of Israel- ites into the Promised Land. If only they had believed in God's providence. Many today are poised at a crossroads. Many are making decisions on where to go to college, what classes do I take, what direction does my business go next, or what direction do I lead my family in? Just as God was with the Israelites in the des- sert, He has been with us in our "desert time" as well. Now we have the challenging work of making the hard choice in life and following through. There are nu- merous needs as well: financially, logisti- caUy, and personally. Let us not lose heart like the ten spies but remain finn in our faith as we trust God to guide us through. I have found this principle is so true: Whether you are facing a giant in your personal life, at church, at work, or any- where, 99 percent of your success depends on your attitude. If you believe God will provide, you will find a way; but ifyou don't believe, you will give up. Don't give up! You can believe in God! Remember, He said that His grace was more than sufficient in all things! Have faith and a God-loving attitude! You never know who your life is speaking to. ]eff Dean is Senior Pastor at The Sanctur- ary Baptist Church, 12643 Highway 87, ]uliette. The Pastor's Corner is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministerial Association, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at The Pickled Okra, 33 W. Johnston St. on the Square. Email church calendar news to Diane Ghdewell at news@mymcr.net by Monday at 10 a.m. Church information Js published free of charge as spclce permits. June 10-13 and up on Wednesdays at 6 Wrights Grove kptist New Pine Grove Baptist p.m.: June 6- Paint Nite; June has 139th Anniversary holds VBS 20- Yard Games; June 27-The Wrights Grove Baptist New Pine Grove Baptist . Water Fun; July 11- Knot tying Church family will celebrate Church, 2445 Highway (taught by the Boy Scouts at its 139th Anniversary on 42 South, Forsyth will have RCBC): July 18- Sports Night; Sunday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School from July 25-Craft Night; August 1- The messenger will be David Sunday, June 10-Tuesday, June End of Summer Pool PartyBenton of Greater Liberty Hill 12 from 6-8:15 p.m with a Baptist Church, Atlanta. Din- short program on Wednesday, June 11-15 net will be served. June 13 at 6 p.m. The theme is First Baptist has VBS "Game On VBS." There will First Baptist Church of Forsyth, St. James Baptist be a light supper served each 95 West Morse Street, will celebrates Pastor's evening, have Vacation Bible School AmnDiversary Monday-Friday, June 11-15 St. James Baptist Church, 110 June 10-15 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. 'Game James Street, Forsyth will cel- First Baptist of High Falls on, Gearing up for life's BIG ebrate the 8th Anniversary of ho~l~ VBS game!' 2 Peter 1:3. 3 years its pastor, Rev. Antonio Proctor Vacation Bible School at First old - entering 5th grade. S~ on Sunday, June 24. Dr. Baptist Church of High Falls, Free. Register online at fbcfor- Joseph Evans, president/dean 4408 High Falls Road, will syth.com of Morehouse College School be Sundgy-Friday, June 10-15 of Religion will be the special beginning at 6 p.m. nightly. June 18-20 guest speaker at the 11 a.m. The theme is "Shipwrecked St. James Baptist holds worship service. There will be - Rescued by Jesus." Venture ~1 Revival a fellowship dinner after the onto an uncharted island St. James Baptist Church, 110 morning service. Celebration where kids survive and thrive. James St Forsyth will have of the pastor's anniversary will Anchor kids in the truth that its Annual Church Revival on be at 2:30 p.m. with special Jesus carries them through Monday-Wednesday, June guest speaker Rev. DuJuan life's storms. There will be 18-20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. " Morris, intern pastor at Trem- Bible Stories, crafts, games nightly. Rev. Eddie Collier of ont Temple Baptist Church of and fellowship designed for Towahga County Line Baptist Macon. All are welcome. preschool through youth. The Church will be the guest rues- entire family is invited to senger. June 25-29 loin in on the fun on Friday Garden Hill Baptist has evening. June 18:22 VBS St. Peter's Rock BaptistGarden Hill Baptist Church, June 10-14, 20, 27, July 11, hos VBS 88 Vining Street, Forsyth will 18, 25, Aug.1 St. Peter's Rock Baptist have Vacation Bible School Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 10496 Hwy. 87, Ju- Monday-Friday, June 25-29 holds VBS & Summer hette will have Vacation Bible from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come School on Monday through Rocky Creek Baptist Church, Friday, June 18 - 22 from 6 join.the camping adventure 225 Rocky Creek Road, - 8 p.m. All are welcome to at Camp Moose on the Loose, Forsyth will host its annual attend. For more information, discovering God's Forever Vacation Bible School June contact Ruth Middlebrook at Forgiveness. 10-14 from 6-8:30 p.m. each 478-980-5209. evening for ages 4-12. The Dayspring Presbyterian theme is "Operation Artic" New Providence Baptist has VBS so come cool off with us. Fun has VBS Dayspring Presbyterian and activities each night with New Providence Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bi- snacks included. There will be Church, 2560 Highway 41 ble School on Monday, June a Family Night program and S, Forsyth will hold Vacation 25 - Friday, June 29 from ice cream social on Wednes- Bible School Monday-Friday, 6- 8:30 pm each evening. day, June 13 at 6 pm. Take June 18-22 from 6:15-9 p.m. Children from 4K-Sth Grade Exit 193 off 1-75 and follow each night. All children ages (completed) are invited to Johnstonville Rd going west 2 through completed 5th explore exciting Bible lessons, for 1 mile and turn right onto grade are invited to come for games and fun. Join Inspec- Rocky Creek Road, church an awesome week. For more tor McTavish and Professor will be 1/4 mile down the information or to register Thornwell as they investigate road on the right, online, visit www.npbcsmarr. The Case of the Hidden Hero. The Summer-time activ- org/vbs. To register, call Dayspring at ity schedule, which includes 478-994-4503. pizza and drinks, for ages 4 June 24 Forsyth Club The Forsyth Exchange Club enjoyed a cookout at the R L Williams Boy Scout Camp. The boys talked about different trips that they have been on and prepared a slideshow for the club to enjoy. The Exchange Club presented the Scouts with a check for $500 to help with upcoming events. Pictured, left to right, are Scoutmaster Jimmy Melton, Scout Butch Ellison, Exchange Club mem- ber William Roquemore. The visits WWII turning point Sara and lee Reed of Monroe County visited Omaha Beach, near Normandy, France, including the U.S. Cemetery and the recently opened private museum, on Wednesday, June 6, which was the anniversary of the landing there by Allied forces in the WWII D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. "It was a cold and drizzly day and not difficult to imagine the weather the soldiers encountered 74 years ago, but almost unimaginable to consider the fears, the hardships and the bravery displayed in the face of such a fortified enemy" wrote Joe. "I was reminded again of the sacrifices so many have made during this war and many others so that we can enjoy the opportunities we have today. It was a very memorable day." He said the U.S. museum at the entrance to the cem- etery was a ; ery moving opportunity to learn about a few of the men and women who died during the inva- sion and what the survivors had to endure. Joe is pictured in front of the private museum, which contains thousands of artifacts from WWII, induding tanks and jeeps. Pictured above are some of the 9,000 markers that identify the graves of soldiers who died in the invasion of Allied troops. Little went as planned," but the valor of the soldiers enabled the Allies to se- cure their original objective over the next few days. alrcu Lee Smith 994-1666 Men - Fri 10 to 7 .Unless Playing Golf FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements 26 Brentwood Place Forsyth ~ 994-6483 994-6576 60 S. Jackson St, Forsyth, Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by "Servicing Each Fami/y With Equal Respect" Boarding Bathing Medical Management Wellness & Preventive Allcr Hrs. & Emergency GA 478-994-4986 readers of the, Reporter