September 2018 Newsletter

Petit Jean Baptist News

“Come to the Mountain for His Word”

September, 2018

Get Ready, Get Set, Give Thanks!

Almost all the back to school sales are over. The children are excited to be back in school. Football games are being played. The daily temperatures are turning cooler again (we hope). In retail back to school and Labor Day promotions have been moved to the clearance aisle and space has been made for Halloween sales and soon to follow for sure is Christmas with a small corner scrunched in for a time of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has now been pushed aside to celebrate Black Friday.  …And if you miss giving thanks whether in November or any other month, week or day you will have a black day.

We have many things to give thanks for every day, so remember to count your many blessings to see what God has done!  Let us join the writer of Psalm 9:1 who said, “I will praise Thee, O LORD with my whole heart; I will shew forth all Thy marvelous works!”


We Lift Up In Prayer

We have many on our prayer list who are dealing with heart problems, battling cancer or just need a special prayer:  Phyllis Adams,  Pauline Belk, Fern Bess, Paul Bess,  Linda & Phil Chapman, Glen Cromer,  Lattie Debarr,  Gwyn Gasaway, Lew Gasaway, Agatha Gasaway, Dina Gasper & Ellen Long,  Ben Lancaster, Sharon Leon,  Barbara Scott,Jay Scroggs, Bro. Bill & Reta Scroggs,  Loyd Vance, Unspoken Requests, Our Missionaries, Our Military,  All Law Enforcement Officers, Our Local & National Leaders, The United States of America and her people.


Gracious Heavenly Father, we come to you thanking you for each day you give us and for the many blessings we enjoy.   We pray that you will wrap your loving arms around each one in need of your healing touch and grant them peace and health, according to your will.   In Jesus name I pray.  Amen   

Happy Birthday

Sept. 22   Bubba Vance

Happy Anniversary

Sept. 1  Carroll & Nadine Satterwhite

Sept. 5  Bill & Ann Vance



Our kids are back in school soon and need your help.  The Morrilton Schools are collecting “Box Tops for Education”.  These are found on several kinds of cereal, some cake mixes, soup cans and a variety of other places.  A baggie has been placed on one of the bulletin boards in the hallway.  There you can see just what we are asking you to save and a place for you to deposit them.    



We are now working on our Dixie Jackson mission effort.  Dixie Jackson, the woman for whom the annual Arkansas Missions Offering was named was a beautiful example of living the Gospel.  Access to formal biblical training was limited in the town of Dardanelle, Arkansas, where she and her husband, James lived and raised eight children.  However, she was passionate to learn and wasted no opportunity to study Scripture on her own.


Mrs. Jackson’s greatest fulfillment came from traveling the state, training women, and spreading the word about Arkansas Baptist mission efforts. With help, Mrs. Jackson established a Week of Prayer for Arkansas State Missions. This was so successful that it was repeated yearly with an offering eventually being added. Today we celebrate the Dixie Jackson Offering for State Missions in memory of this incredible woman.