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- ALCAP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: URGENT UNPRECEDENTED DEALINGS AT THE STATE HOUSE
- 2021 VBS INFO AND TRAINING VIDEOS
- SECRETARIES/MINISTRY ASSISTANTS LUNCHEON MAY 13, 2021
- 9th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 26, 2021 AND OTHER NEWS
- CAMP WHISPERING PINES NEWS, EVENTS, AND URGENT RELIEF FUND
- FULL TIME HOUSE RELIEF PARENTS NEEDED AT THE ALABAMA BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME IN MOBILE
ALCAP Legislative Update: URGENT Unprecedented Dealings at the State House
| In my 14 years at ALCAP I have never been so angered as I am right now!
| We have learned that the Speaker of the House, Rep. Mac McCutcheon, has instructed the Chairman of the House Rules Committee to put SB46, the “medical” marijuana bill, first on the Special Order Calendar in the Alabama House of Representatives tomorrow/today (May 4, 2021).
| This is unprecedented! The calendar had already been voted on by the Rules Committee, but now the Speaker has overridden the committee and is calling for debate and a vote TOMORROW/TODAY (depending on when you are reading this email alert)!
| On top of that, the House is positioning itself to vote on a comprehensive gambling bill (SB319) on Thursday of this week (May 5, 2021) — a bill that, if passed by the people as a constitutional amendment in November 2022 because they will mistakenly believe it is “just a simple lottery,” will dramatically transform our state for generations to come. The result will be multiple, full-fledged casinos up and down the state, online sports betting and all of the evil that will accompany such activity (such as increased crime rates, prostitution and human trafficking).
| In addition, good bills such as SB10 that would protect children from receiving hormone blockers and surgeries that would alter their gender before they are old enough to make a decision for themselves, are being held up and not allowed to be debated or voted on by the House.
| All of this is being done in the shadows, behind closed doors, with opponents not being allowed in the State House due to “COVID-related protocols”!
| Click here if you know your State House Member's name. Click on their picture and fill out the form to continue with your message. Click here if you do not know the name of your State House Member. Enter your zip-code. You will be directed to a page where you must scroll down to find your State Legislator.
| Governor Ivey, if gambling is rampant in Alabama, it is because you and your immediate predecessor removed the ability of the Attorney General to use state troopers to stop the spread of illegal gambling activities. Once you legalize more forms of gambling, more and more people will begin to gamble, especially young people. You don’t stop gambling activity by legalizing it!
| Joe Godfrey, Executive Director
| ALCAP Contact Information:
| Cheryl Corley, Administrative Assistant
| Click here to donate to ALCAP (501c4) Donations are not tax-deductible
| Click here to donate to American Character Builders (501c3). Donations are tax-deductible.
2021 VBS Info and Training Videos
| Click on “Playlists” to see all the available videos.
| In addition to the 22 Destination Dig training videos there are several posted for Concrete & Cranes and General Helps.
VBS 2021 Destination Dig
UNEARTHING THE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS!
EXCAVATE THE TRUTH
Grab your pickaxe and shovel!
| "VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where discovery awaits at Destination Dig. Kids will unearth more than dirt as they dig up exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus! Along the way, they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13, that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts." --https://vbs.lifeway.com/vbs-programs/vbs-2021-destination-dig/
VBS 2020 Concrete and Cranes Training Videos
| “As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion.”
Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon May 13, 2021
9th Annual International Ministries Benefit Golf Tournament and Other News
9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT
Saturday, June 26, 2021
TimberCreek Golf Club, Daphne
| It is not too early to put together one or more teams to enter this tournament. We also depend on sponsors and/or hole sponsors to help us raise funds for International Ministries’ three areas of emphasis: International Churches, the International Language School, and Ministry to Seafarers. We are grateful to Rev. Art Burroughs and Rev. James Mercer for organizing and leading this important benefit.
| In addition to organizing Golf Teams (4 people teams), we ask Churches, Sunday Schools, and Small Groups to please encourage private businesses and social groups that have contact with to consider becoming sponsors.
| For additional information, donations and team registration visit im.mobilebaptists.org or contact Art at 251-232-5070, James at 251-423-0772, or Gerald Burch at 251-378-1116.
HISPANIC CHURCH PLANT UPDATE
| God has graciously provided for three years of startup support for the Hispanic Church Planter, Dr. Ramon Vielza. Rev. Vielza, his wife, and daughters are excited about serving the LORD here and hope to begin work by the first of June. Many of our churches have stepped forward to commit to helping pay the Vielza’s salary and support for the first three years. The Vielza’s will need core members to commit to working with them as they survey, do groundwork, and begin gathering Spanish-speaking groups. We believe the LORD will start one or more churches from the groups.
Special Need and Building for Lease
| This past 2020 year, we were blessed to have several churches cut and trim the 5 acre yard at the IMC free of charge. Already this year, the grass growing season has begun. At a bare minimum, we need volunteers who can cut and trim every three weeks. If you can help and/or know someone that can help, please contact Gerald Burch, at 251-661-7111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we cannot get volunteers, we appreciate an estimate for cutting and trimming.
| International Ministries Center/facility for Lease
| The IMC has been for sale for several years. During this last calendar year, we had buyers make legitimate offers only to have them cancel due to failure by the Mobile City District Commissioner to grant the necessary zoning changes. We are interested in leasing it to a church or Non-Profit until we can get approval for a sale. Interested parties should contact Gerald Burch, at 251-661-7111 or at email@example.com.
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Camp Whispering Pines is available for all your groups, small and large. Contact us today at 251-866-7868.
Summer 2021 Camps Open to ALL
June 8-11, 2021
For all children who have completed Grades 1st-5th
$140 PER CAMPER
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
with a $50 deposit per person is
HOOPLA DAY CAMP
June 14-18, 2021
for students who have completed Grades K-5th
Includes Lunch, a Snack and all activities
Girl's Summer Mission Camp June 21-25, 2021
| Veritas 2021
June 27-July 1, 2021
For all youth who have completed Grades 6th-12th
$199 per camper
Deadline to register
with a $50 deposit per person:
This Camp Relief Fund is essential for the camp to survive. CWP will run out of money next month. If your church has not yet partcipated in the Covid related Relief Fund, please do so now.
THANK YOU to all who have given thus far.
Please click here to download a letter about the finances at CWP. If you have any problems or questions about the letter contact me at 866-7868.
Dino Danzey, Interim Director
Your Help is Needed
| Camp Whispering Pines needs volunteers to help with lawn care, cleaning and maintenance. CWP is located at 7740 Union Street, Citronelle, 36522. Please call Beverly at 251-866-7868.
Seeking Full-Time Camp Director
| Camp Whispering Pines, a 265 bed ministry of Mobile Baptist Association in Citronelle, AL is accepting resumes for Camp Director. Seeking a gifted administrator who is committed to evangelistic ministry, preferably with SBC seminary degree and minimum three years camp management experience. Visit campwhisperingpines.com for job description, candidate requirements and additional information. Email resumes before April 30, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Time Relief House Parents Needed at the Alabama Baptist Children's Home in Mobile
| The Alabama Baptist Children's Home (Mobile Campus) is in desperate need of full time relief house parents for the boys' and girls' homes.
| Contact Haley D. Walker, LMSW, the Area Director of Southwest Alabama.
| Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes