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Table of Contents Features 14 East Texas Locals Love GraceWorks Life Lessons from Backpacking 30 16 Elnora Williams Member Helps Create New GABC Scripture Phone Line Whos Cookin 2 FALL 22 Surv

27 Pamelas Story The Super Sowell Seven 18 38 62 Extraordinary Car Collection Used for Gods Glory Wayne DAnn Rauh Finding the Perfect Place to Serve Together 13 Why Do You Want to Help Us Randy

Surveyor magazine Fall 2017 Staff Ken Warren, Senior Editor Paula Ayers, DesignerPhotographer Mary Ann Lackland, Editor Impressive Image Works, Printer FALL Surveyor 1 Soar on Wings Like Eagles

Soar on Wings Like Eagles Christian University Awards Pastor with Honorary Doctorate Degree God did not create you to peck around in the dirt and dust of mediocrity. He created you to soar to the leve

W e have so many wonderful blessings ahead for our church through the rest of 2017 and into next year. Ive said it many timesGreen Acres is truly blessed to be a blessing. Let me bring a few upcoming

I think we need a Year of the Bible because in this life we only deal in two eternal realms the souls of men and women, and the Word of God. Long after this world and universe as we know it have cease

CrossWalk covered parking garage 600800pm 9035251116 Booths Free admis Fun l food for sal Carniva e Candy ily the whole fam sion for 8 FALL Surveyor

Saturday, September 30 author and motivational speaker Neal Jeffrey Special Guest N KE Bushmans Celebration Center, Bullard eal Jeffrey is a former AllAmerican quarterback at Baylor University a

Celebration of Life Embrace Grace Celebrates First Adoption W hen a young single mom makes the decision to provide for her son through adoption, its a moment worth celebrating. Embrace Grace, a GABC

Mother to Mother An Adoption Poem Mother to mother, Our love is one Brought together By a common son. With lovefilled tears, You let go of your boy And my heart overflowed With the purest of joy. I l

GLOBAL MISSIONS New Courses Help Recognize Gods Purpose in the World Today Made for More God has a worldsized role for every Christian in His global purpose. Perspectives is a nationwide 15week cou

Why Do You Want to Help Us T Gospel Village Seeks Village Friends to Connect People to Ministry They started delivering Meals on Wheels and participated in some summer mission trips, but they also

EAST TEXAS LOCALS LOVE GRACEWORKS and GABC Does Too W By Ken Brumley, Pastor, GraceWorks Ministry GraceWorks Counseling Ministry 5755 Eagles Nest Blvd. 9035331817 hen GraceWorks began 15 years ag

Ken Brumley Pastor, GraceWorks Ministry Ken has served Green Acres for over 25 years. He has provided pastoral and marriage and family counseling since 1985. Ken has a masters degree from Southwester

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Member Helps Create New GABC Scripture Phone Line In Doing Church As a Team Update January 2017, Pastor David presented, Doing Church As a TEAM DCAT. Hundreds of church members took up his challeng

The Super Sowell Seven Whoever receives one such child in my name welcomes me. Matthew 185 W hen Gods people get organized around a cause that is dear to His heart, something powerful begins happe

Jeff and Christi Sowel l and family The SuperSowell7 Is God asking you to do more for His children ETOCN can help with adopting, fostering or sponsoring a child, along with becoming more informed ab

Sundays September 10 17 partner prtner n. Business Partners in Community Service a colleague in a profession my business partner my better half my golfing buddy P one that is united with another

Stephen Ministers Compassionate and Confidential Listeners Therefore, encourage one another and build up each other. Ali Hill 1Thessalonians 511 David Harwood A Sue Burrow Gail Evans began crushi

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J Whos Cookin CrossWalk Cafe ames Harp thought taking a job as lead cook at the GABC Food Services Ministry would be like his previous work punch in, work, punch out and go home. What he didnt kno

Couple Has Estate Sale to Raise Money for Missions I Surrender All by Shirley tiz Richard Or A 24 FALL bout the middle of May, God revealed to me that I treasured too many of the things that had

Hours of prayer preceded the sale June 1617, and it turned out to be a twoday revival We advertised where the money would go and people were most generous. We shared testimonies with people who love t

Finding after Loss Hope On Joy Haddon, Betty Knight, Cristal Stowe and Cari Jones October 5, 2016, my identical twin, Nancy Sutsch, died. We always shared life together, knew each others thoughts,

When Pamela first walked into East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network, she had no idea how her life would change. She just knew she needed help. Pamelas Story S he had some medical issues and nee

GABC Missions Education Opportunities Teach your child this year how to reach the world for Christ Register at www.gabc.orgresourcesregister or 9035251173. GAs RAs Elementary Girls and Boys Sunday N

What You Need to Know about Money Is it time to learn practical steps to beat debt, take control of your money, build wealth, give generously and secure your familys future Sunday evenings, begin

LIFE Lessons from Backpacking To answer these questions, you first need to know why GABC charters a Troop of Boy Scouts in partnership Scout Oath with the Boy Scouts of America. It is On my honor I wi

and love our neighbor as ourselves. With this in mind, the first promise a boy makes when reciting the Scout Oath is to do his duty to God. The Scoutmaster can enlighten the young man as to exactly wh

Highlights from the Galactic Starveyors VBS 95 kids learned about God as the Creator who loves them Wonderful adult volunteers made a difference Ventriloquist John Yates was hilarious Our kids rai

GABC South had a busy summer on mission. This years goal was to expand missions involvement, giving the GABCS family more opportunities to get out and serve both locally and out of the area, explains

The Summer of I Send Me nstead of saying send someone else to serve Him in missions, the students in the HUB Student Ministry at GABC South told God, Send me. As Pastor Dustin mentions in his arti

Sunday Morning Bible Study 915am Sunday Worship 1030am Youre Invited Wednesday Evening Dinner 530pm Cost 2 Bible Study 600pm WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FOR STUDENTS At The HUB, we spend a ton of time in ser

KIDS When God Answers in Obvious Ways VBS Coordinators Back row Kimberly Montgomery, Jennifer Roeland, Robyn Gallatin, Leslie Bunt, Jennifer Lutz, Ashley Hollis with special helper Bennett Hollis Mid

Summer VBS Success Story By Jennifer Grigsby, Minister to Children Whatever you ask in My name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will

Finding the Perfect Place to Serve Together L ooking for a place to serve, but dont know exactly where to start We have just the place for you in VIPs. So, what exactly is a VIP VIP stands for Volun

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KIDS Fusion Fall Retreat Pine Cove Christian Camps 3rd 5th grades Join us for a great time of fun, fellowship and growing in faith This year our children and staff will travel to Pine Cove Christian

Mothers Day Out 20172018 Babies PreK Mondays andor Thursdays, beginning Monday, September 11 See the Mothers Day Out information at to register and review all the associated costs.

T Meet Our New AWANA Coordinator he Childrens Ministry is thrilled to announce Jennifer Lutz as the new AWANA Coordinator, and she is just as excited about her new position at church. Im honored

20172018 1 2 3 3 Ways to Register By mail GABC Kidz Praise, 1607 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75701. Online registration begins August 1 www.gabc.orgregister. Register online to avoid long lines on kickoff

Spiritual Warfare for Women Is spiritual warfare different for women than for men Well, yes and no. The no answer is that all believers are told to resist, stand firm, remain alert and dress in the ar

God uses all things, even spiritual warfare to draw us closer to Him. Im eager to share some of the insights Ive gained, and the solid principles Ive tested and proven true. We need to know who the en

Women and Spiritual WARFARE September 5 Womens Lecture and Learn Opportunity 9301130am 700900pm Childcare available. Registration online. Deadline is September 3. Bethany Suite Childcare not availa

MOPS is a group of moms with children from birth to five years old who seek to encourage and equip other moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders in relationship

Register at www.gabc.orgregister Childcare available. Space is limited or www.facebook.comWeMinistry 9035251141 Womens Fall Bible Studies Touching Your Childs Heart for Eternity T

Sunday Evening Bible Studies Beginning September 10 8 weeks 530pm Lighthouse How Our Technology is Changing Us 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You Womens Ministry Danger of a Digital Diety with Car

Empowered to Connect All A Support Group for Adoptive and Foster Care Families parents need supportespecially those with the special blessing and responsibility of being adoptive or foster parents.

As adoptive parents, we sometimes struggle making connections, building trust and meeting needs. ETC gives us a deeper understanding of our children, helping them to grow, heal and thrive. This traini

Student Ministry Walter Ballou 9035251190 www.gabc.orgstudents Student Minister Jason Humphrey 9035251190 www.gabc.orgstudents High School Minister Meghan Goad 9035251190 www.gabc.orgstudents Girls

Family Saves Money for a Year to Donate to Ministry M ission Tulsa holds a special place in the hearts of many students and families, but count the Montgomery family as one that has seen it transfor

Code Name Barnabas Project Students Learn the Power of Encouragement on Mission Trip First Thessalonians 511 says, Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. spo

Saturday November 11 1000am200pm Lighthouse Parking Lot Our qualified volunteers will be checking fluid levels, testing batteries, tire pressure, vacuuming and performing a general checkup on your veh www.facebook.comgroupsreallifesingles 9035251123 RealLife Singles Ministry 35 Divorce Care NEW Sunday Wednesday Evenings at 600pm Starting September 6 and 10, Adult Ed

Saturday, September 23 600pm Galilee Room Bring your favorite dessert and come join the fun If youve never participated in a digital scavenger hunt before, youre in for a treat Digital Camera Scaveng

The WIRED Young Single Adult Ministry chose the beautiful mountains of Winter Park, Colorado, for their annual summer retreat. Special guest speaker Sean Rafferty presented the life of Joseph to demon

Wired Singles Ages 2234 Upcoming Events September 9 From the latenight talks on the 18hour ride, to grateful hands raised in the worship sessions, to the mountain top hikes...Gods presence was known i

Jerry Janice Yandell W hen the Forerunners celebrated couples who have experienced 50 years of marriage this past May, it was a night to remember. The 50th Anniversary reception and renewal of vows

John Thelma Ruth Childs Rufus Jan Jordan hands and renew their vows. This was a very moving and emotional moment. Many brides had kept their wedding dresses all these years, and the crowd enjoyed a

Extraordinary Doing Church As a Team Update Last year when we were promoting Doing Church as a Team, a wonderful couple in our church, Wayne and DAnn Rauh heard a call from God to use their unique co

Car Collections Glory Used for God Wayne and DAnn Rauh FALL Surveyor 63

the vast majority of the collection belongs to DAnn. Wayne jokes, You can see who really likes the Viper The Rauhs will receive one of the last two Vipers in production this summer from Dodge, and the

in Oklahoma. I knew that was the only way he would ever changeand stay changed. I couldnt change him, she says. Wayne agrees. I knew my life needed to change, but I couldnt get there. No matter what I

Meet us in the Choir room, Worship Center, at 700pm to prepare for our Christmas Celebration. All welcome Mark Your Calendars Celebration Choir and Orchestra Performance Sunday, December 10 at 900am

Meet GABCs New Minister of Instrumental Music W Billy Bob Dempsey and his wife, Cindy, have two children Jonathan 22 and Nicki 20. hen you see our GABC Celebration Orchestra playing on Sunday morni

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