10/05/2018    Thank God for a team from CrossRoads that planned, prepared, cooked and served a meal of two cooked and chopped pigs, all the fixins' and desserts to 150 Baptist Men and Women  working out of Temple Baptist.   (Real Food for Real People)

10/05/2018    Hurricane Florence is gone.  The winds have ceased.  The flood waters have receded.  Dwellings are being destructed in hopes of reconstruction.  Six our our church families had severe enough flood damage to their homes that they had to evacuate to other places.  They are Brenda Hinson,  Lee and Sandy Millette, Jeff and Ann Werner, Eddie and Susan Jenkins,  Brian and Jessica Fuller and Judy Rubes and Walter Geist.  Thank You Father for keeping everyone safe;  for the many helping souls from CrossRoads and countless other churches, denominations, families, school kids, civic groups and first responders have who rescued, have sheltered, gutted and mucked out buildings, pulled contents to the curb, in the process of repairing,  fed tens of thousands of meals to victims and recovery workers, given the basics of daily living.  I'm glad we don't have these crises every day, but I am so glad and encouraged at the rescuing responses by so many

09/19/2018  With all the turmoil, destruction, displacements and death caused by hurricane Florence it has not been surprising to see all the different and varied ways people are stepping up to help.  The police, fire & rescue, municipalities, power crews, debris crews and private citizens have rushed to aid in a way that state and federal entities can not do as quickly.  What has been most awesome, but not surprising to me, is the army of individual churches, denominational and nondenominational disaster relief groups,  that have arrived even while the winds were blowing and the waters still rising, to feed, clothe, house, console, minister, muck out and clear debris, to pray for and pray with people...to be the body of Christ (His hands, feet, eyes, arms, back) to our neighbors in desperate situations.   The Gospel of Jesus is proclaimed and demonstrated.   Love always, Buford Lewis, retired pastor.