NBFAP Weekly Newsletter

Volume I Issue XII

What's Happening This Week...

Monday December 14:

  • Intercessory Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm: The Intercessory Prayer team will be meeting at the church this evening. All are invited for a time of prayer.


Wednesday December 16:

  • Bible Study 7:00pm
  • Orders for "I Love My Church" T-shirts is still going on. The shirts are $9, please place your order following service. You may also place your order after Sunday service.


Friday December 18:

  • Choir Rehearsal 6:30pm: If you desire to be apart of the choir please come out. Please see Elder Hayes for more information.


Saturday December 19:

  • Baptism Class 9:00am: If you desire to be baptized, please see Elder Washington to sign up for the class.
  • Dance Rehearsal 10:00 am: if you would like to become apart of the adult dance ministry please come out.
  • Women's Christmas Party 12:00pm: The Christmas party will be held at the church. Please bring a gift with the minimum value of $20 for the gift exchange. Please wear an ugly Christmas sweater, the best sweater wins a prize. You may bring a finger food dish.
  • Apostle Daniels' Birthday Dinner 4:30pm: The dinner will be held a PF Changs downtown Austin. The dress attire is dressy casual.

Birth Announcement

Let's welcome our two newest members! Jewel Elise Anderson and Kai Marquel Rocquemore born December 10, 2015. Jewel was born at 6 pounds 11 ounces 19 inches long and Kai was born at 5 pounds and 18.5 inches long. Both babies and the mothers are reported to be doing well. Congratulations Sis. Anderson and Sis. Journie Jolley!
Kai is on the left and Jewel is on the right
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Getting To Know Your Ministry

In addition to a to featured ministry of the month, there will be a featured member of the month as well. This month's featured member is Min Nekisha Carter.
Hello, my name is Nekisha Carter. I am a married woman of God with two beautiful children by the names of Anayia, and Josiah. Nya is 10 years old and JoJo is 4 years old. My husband is Theodore Carter. I am from Warren, Arkansas . I've been in New Beginnings International Ministries for 12 years. First joining in Germany. I served in the United States Army for 12 years. I am active in the Praise and Worship Ministry and I also serve as the Director of the Dance Ministry. I have been in the Dance ministry since 2005, I've been active in Praise and Worship since 2005. My hobbies are dance and writing. My dream(s) and/or aspiration(s) are to be everything that God called me to be, to teach, and to dance .

The Things We Left Behind

Think about the last time someone made you upset usually the response would be if this were 5 years ago… Many times when things happen to us and people cross us the wrong way, we revert back to how we use to be instead of who we are now. As believers of Christ we all have accepted Jesus into our lives and said He is Lord of our lives. That statement right there seems easy, but sometimes its not so simple. We go through our day to day lives and we forget that we have a Savior to fight every battle and take care of every need. It is our human nature to depend on the fight or flight instinct. When something happens we tend to react quickly and go into survival mode. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 it says that if you are in Christ you are a new creation. In this context new indicates your change of character, your identity, and your way of life. So ask yourself, if you are a new creation why are you reflecting your old ways? The day you accepted Jesus into your life the old you died. Therefore when things happen your response should be to pray, seek God, and fast. These are the things that Jesus did and our life should reflect Him.


I encourage you today to let go of those things that you used as a defense mechanism and allow God to be your defense mechanism. Though it will not be easy and you will have to submit and die to your flesh daily, the end goal is that you resemble Christ. It is true that we should not forget where we came from, because our testimony is evidence of how God can perform miracles and how we became a victorious people. So instead of boasting on what we used to do, those things we left behind should no longer define who we are because Christ defines us. Our life now is a testimony to the non-believers.


Andrea Bullard

Remember The Deployed

If you would like to keep in touch with the members of the body who are currently deployed or if you would like to send a care package, the addresses as well as the email addresses are listed below. Please keep all of the deployed military members in prayer.


Erica Raby

CW2 Raby, Erica

46th Transportation CO.

Unit # 15382

Box117

APO, AP 96257

edestini@yahoo.com


Brent Raby

SSG Raby, Brent

602nd Support

Maintenance Company

APO, AE 09330

slimsojar@yahoo.com


Casey Guidry

SPC Guidry

602nd SMC

APO AE 09330

cnguidry60@gmail.com


Latoya Ruiz

Unit 15855

APO AP 96224

blkaricanmom_06@yahoo.com


Deacon Prince

worship_him79@yahoo.com

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Help Wanted

If you are interested in submitting a featured piece in the weekly newsletter you may send your piece to Sis. Andrea Bullard at andrea.daniels25@yahoo.com. Your piece may be poetry, spoken word, art, an article, or a testimony of good news!