But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerulsalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
Pearl River Baptist Association
Monday, February 24, 2020
Kingdom Builders for Christ--The Local Church/Association Working Together

Ongoing Ministries

Minister’s Fellowship 

The January Ministers’ Fellowship will be held on Mon., Jan. 6, at Roseland Park . It will begin at 10:30 a.m., and go until lunch. A meal will be served. All ministers are invited to attend!  

Pastors'/Deacons'/Wives' Supper

Deacons Emphasis Week January 5-10

In order to recognize the Deacons of our Association, there will be a Pastors'/Deacons'/Wives' Supper at the LCC on Thurs., January 9, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Kenny Digby, Director of Christian Action Committee, will be our guest. We ask that you please call our office by Thurs., Jan. 2, so we can have an accurate count to prepare food. To assist in food cost, a small amount of $2.50 per person will be taken at the door. Looking forward to seeing you all!


RA Racing Day

The Annual RA Racing Day will be held on Sat., Feb. 8, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Trophies will be given for the LAD (1st-3rd grades) and Crusaders (4th-6th grades) for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Make plans now to bring your RAs with their Pine Derby Racers to compete for these trophies. Parents and Grandparents are welcome to come watch. Lunch will conclude this event.


2020 Disaster Relief Training

Feb. 8, FBC, 219 Second St. North, Wiggins, MS

Introduction to Disaster Relief: required for new credentials; Basic Chainsaw, Mass Feeding, Basic Chaplaincy, and Clean-up and Recovery

All trainings begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00


WMU:  Rita Bilbo 

Happy New Year! 2020. Does that mean we will see with perfect vision this year? I don't think so. We can have better Spiritual vision this year as we focus on God by seeking His face, doing His Will, reading His Word, and serving His people. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:9). The closer we draw to God, the better we see Him (James 4:8). As the old hymn sings, "we will understand it better by and by"                     (1 Corinthians 13:12). Then we will have perfect 2020 vision. Can't wait to SEE that day! Praise God!                                                                                          Happy New Year. Rita

New year. New opportunities to serve God in our churches and communities. Make goals in your WMU groups to be a sermon in shoes. This month we will emphasize Sanctity of Life on January 19th. On February 15th will be Ladies' Prayer Retreat. Plug in to be a part of God's service to the women of Pearl River County. Bless You.


   UPDATE:  Bible Drills and Speakers Tournament

The State Bible Drills will be held at Hardy St. Baptist Church in Hattiesburg - date and time the same. Please note this update.


 Thank You

to Karen Myers, David Alexander, and Richard Seal for you help in serving and cleaning up at the Association Christmas Dinner! Your help was greatly appreciated!



Thank You!!!

We so appreciate the churches that volunteered last year to help mow and weed eat here at the Association! The schedule is listed below, and if your church would care to volunteer, you can contact the Association office at this number: 601.798.2372  Thanks again!!!

April 3-4, 17-18; May 1-2, 15-16,29-30; June 12-13, 19-20; July 10-11, 24-25; Aug. 7-8, 21-22; Sept. 4-5, 18-19; Oct. 2-3, 16-17, 30-31



January 2020

5-10             Deacon Emphasis Week

1             NEW YEAR'S DAY; CLOSED

6             Minister Fellowship; 10:30 a.m.;  Roseland Park

9             Pastors'/Wives'/Deacons'/Wives Supper; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; LCC  

19             Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

26-27     State Evangelism Conference; Brandon BC, Brandon; 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

February 2020

6            Facilities/Operations Team Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Association Office

8            RA Racing Day; 9:30 a.m.-Noon; LCC 

8                 Disaster Relief Training; 8:00a.m.-4:00 p.m.; FBC Wiggins

10-16    Focus on Missions through WMU 

15           Children's Ministry Day (WMU Emphasis)

15           Ladies Prayer Retreat; 9:00 a.m.-Noon; LCC 

21           Association Speakers Tournament PAPERS DUE



From Carl’s Desk                                 

     Wow! Two decades have now lived in the 21st Century, 2020 Anno Domini. Twenty years, a generation of time, now  history to those of us who are alive today. many of us can remember the turning into the new century, the scare of Y 2 K - (year 2000), the chaos predicted to come all over the world, the computers running everything in our lives and the computers world-wide shutting down. Yet, the movement into year 2000 - the beginning of the 21st Century, after much preparation and anticipation went very uneventful with normal New Year's celebrations throughout the world. Thankfully, the world did not come to an end!

     As time moves into the 2nd decade of the 21st century, are you aware of our world's human population? 2019 AD ends with over 7.7 Billion -(7,613,468,100) people. In year 2000, the world population was 6,143,493,823. This is an increase of over 1.5169 Billion (1,569,974,277) in twenty years. 
     Look at world population statistics provided by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affair:
1600-500 million, 1700-610 million, 1804-1 billion, 1900- 1.6 billion, 1927-2 billion, 1951-2.584 billion, 1960-3.035 billion, 1970-3.7 billon
1980-4.458 billion, 1990-5.327 billion, 2000-6.143 billion, 2010-6.956 billion, and now 2019 ending- 7,613,463,100 billion.
     The world popluation doubled from 1600 to 1804, reaching 1 billion; in 123 years  doubled again by 2 billion by 1927; world population totaled 3 billion in 1959; in 40 year-1999 population doubled again to 6 billion; 7 billion population was  reached in October 2011, and projections are totaling 8 billion in 2023; 9 billion in 2037, and 10 billion in 2055. These projections arte given barring massive loss of life from wars, worldwide plagues, unknown events in nature or manmade that could bring massive death of humans, of Jesus Christ return - (will definitely make a population change). 
     One minght ask the question with humans dying every day, how can the popuation continue to grow? Statistics show for every death, there are 2.37 births worldwide. For the last 20 years, there has been an 82 million people a year growth.
Worldwide -
                                                                      Birth Rate                                                                                Death Rate
                                                                                 4/second                                                                                    2/second
                                                                             250/minute                                                                                  105/minute
                                                                        15,000/hour                                                                                   6,316/hour
                                                                      360,000/day                                                                                151,600/day                               
     What to do with all this realization about our world, human population growth, life and death happenings, and the decade-2020's- to come? It is overwhelming to think of the masses of people, many different countries, and over 3,000 different people groups unreached in the world. Yet, all of the 7.7+ billion need to hear the Good News (Gospel of Jesus Christ) to have an opportunity to Repent, Believe in the Redeemer Jesus, and Receive the Gift of Eternal Life.
     As we begin this new decade in the 21st Century 2020, Who Is Your One lead into a Salvation Relationship with Jesus Christ?
     May 2020 bring a great harvest of souls for Christ through us and our churches!                              

Matthew 28:19-20                               Acts 1:8

Happy New Year Greeeing for teh Arrival of 2020!

Serving Together In Christ,



































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Operation Christmas Child
Debbie Eubanks was invited to go to Uganda in May to participate in shoe box distributions for Operation Christmas Child. She found it a very enlightening experience and would like to share over the summer on Sunday nights, Wednesday nights or during the week for any special groups that might be interested. She has pictures, short videos, and items to display. Debbie can be reached at 228-832-6237 or eubanksdj@bellsouth.net at anytime.