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Friday, November 25, 2016

Allen's Thanksgiving 2016

We had a wonderful time with family members at Jeffery and Dori's yesterday. The Tillman's and Darden's joined us for Thanksgiving. This is the third year we've done this. Thank the Lord for His many blessings. Here are some photos of our gathering.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dear Saints,

I'm in love with our Lord Jesus Christ. I'm thankful for the gift of the Holy Spirit that lives in my heart. When I see you joy fills my soul for the walk you have with Jesus. I've seen you grow in the Lord during these last years. We are strong in Jesus! I know when we abide in Jesus and He abides in us we can do great works for His Kingdom.I'm thankful for so many things God has done for me. Here is a list of Blessings:

1. Salvation
2. Maturity
3. Faithful wife
4. My three sons and their families.
5. My church family
6. The love you share with us.
7. The call upon my life to Preach the Gospel.
8. Souls that have been saved during my ministry.
9. My Preacher Boys!
10. The support of my church family.

I could go on and on about God's blessings and His wonderful touch upon my life the last few months. Cancer took a bite out of me, but God looked down from Heaven and touched my weak and dying body. He has given me strength to carry on the ministry He called me in at Catawba Baptist Church, Lancaster, SC. He saved me, sat me upon the Rock of Ages, and gave me a voice to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. My prayer is to finish strong in the Ministry. Thank you Jesus for the call upon my life to Preach. Jesus, I love you!

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

This is a photo of me at the age of 27 when God called me to preach. Glory!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Upward Soccer Opening Day

We had a great time at our Upward Soccer Opening Day. Tommy Campbell did a great job putting this program together this year. We had many church members to come out and celebrate with us. It's a church team effort to make Upward Sports work for us as we share the Gospel of Jesus with children and family members. Thanks to all who gave their time and service today. We are so blessed. Check out these photos of our Opening Day of Soccer:

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friend Day February 7, 2016

I have great joy in Baptismal services at church. Tomorrow morning we will baptize three precious souls into our church family. God has blessed South Florence through the years with many souls being saved. The work of the Holy Spirit in His services has convicted and saved many lost souls. When we look around our church today we see many who have grown and matured in the Faith. When we do the will of God we will see the fruit of our work in His Services. God honors dedication and commitment from his saints.

Don't forget to invite and encourage your friends to attend Sunday school and worship with you this month. Friend Day is February 7 at 10:00 a.m. We want set a new goal of 350 in Sunday School on Friend Day. We are celebrating at 6:00 p.m. with our annual Super Bowl dinner and talent show. There's work to be done and friends to reach for Christ. Share the gospel as you go this month with the people you cross paths with and win some.

Thank you Lord for all your Blessings!

Just for Jesus,

Pastor Allen

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015 With the Allens, Dardens and Tillmans.

We give you Thanks Lord God for all your blessings. We are so grateful for your continuing touch upon our families. We can't thank you enough for the everyday blessings. We thank you for the ones you have saved and the ones you will save. Jesus, you are Awesome!

We had a great day shooting the guns and telling old stories of old. We had almost all of our families with us this Thanksgiving Day. This is the third year we have gathered at Jeffery and Dori's home to celebrate with our families. As you look at the photos of our day you will see love and laughter among our families.

Hanna is spending a few days with us. She and Nana are putting up the Christmas tree today. She is such a blessing to have with us. The excitement is in the air for Christmas and telling the old story of the birth of our Lord Jesus. Make this Christmas season one to remember by going to church each and every time you have service at your church. Invite your friends and family to go with you. They may receive the greatest gift ever, by receiving Jesus as their Savior. Jesus is the reason for the Season! See you Sunday morning.

Check out our photos for the Thanksgiving Day at the Allen's.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Week @ Pigeon Forge, TN

Some of the places we visited at the mountains.

                                          Water dancing to music at the Inland.

                                             Blue Grass at the Inland

                                          Sky Wheel at the Inland
                                          Zip line at the Inland

Forty-Sixth Wedding Anniversary @ Pigeon Forge, TN

Nancy and I spent the week in Pigeon Forge, TN on our 46th anniversary. We have enjoyed our week and the many beautiful sights. We caught a few shows and spent some time at "The Island" which is new for us. Here are some photos of our trip.

                                           The Sky Wheel @ The Inland

Friday, August 14, 2015

Photos @ VBS


Mrs. Janet Ham leading VBS

Meal Time

Coming in for the evening meal.

Children having fun at playground.

VBS @ South Florence Baptist Church

We had a wonderful week of VBS at South Florence Baptist Church. We had an enrollment of 206 with an average of 171 nightly. Excitement filled the air each evening with a meal and classes. Our teachers were awesome and worked hard to tell the old old story of Jesus and his love. A big thank you to our cooks and fellowship workers. Janet Ham, our VBS Director is a great leader and serves our Lord well. We are so blessed to have such a talented group of workers. I want to thank all the children for coming and the parents also. We were able to plant seeds into the hearts of all that came to VBS. Sometime in the future we will see the fruit of our labors. Glory! Here are some photos of the VBS week.