First Love 2015


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First Love 2015

Carl and Brenda Forbes have had a rough year. These proud grandparents have been married for 21 years. Carl coaches rec football in Wakulla County and works at Wal-Mart. Brenda worked at Sam’s until March. A stroke changed her life and theirs. She’s been undergoing rehab from her home ever since. Now walking with a cane and confined primarily to a wheelchair, a stroke has not diminished Brenda’s faith or her desire to serve and work. Brenda is still searching for a cure for this debilitating disease.

On Saturday, one of First Baptist’s First Love teams gave her a little hope. Byron Folsom, Charlie Silcox, Randall Griffin, Eric Hoover, and John Rice traveled 30 miles and built a wheelchair ramp for the Forbes family. This team, along with 250 other people, loved Tallahassee and the Big Bend. On Saturday, we shined the light of Jesus in assisted living centers and nonprofits, to homebound members, and to members of the larger body of Christ like the Forbes family.

Thank you First Baptist for being who you are. I’m grateful to Tom Perrin, Jr., Hannah Watt, and the First Love ministry group for their tireless efforts. And that’s not all we celebrated from the weekend. Our church offered hope and heritage to our community. We gave thanks to God for 166 years of ministry, remembered those who have died in Christ this past year, and recognized Golden Members and Veterans.

On one weekend, we had the chance to say “Well done, good and faithful servants.” This weekend, we get to say Thanks, again. Join us as we gather around the table for the Lord’s Supper, share a thanksgiving offering, and vote on the 2016 budget. Through your work, there will be many more people like Brenda Forbes who need the light of First Baptist.