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Eyes & Ears of Moreno Valley

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Bishop Keith Butler wrote this: “POWER TO BE PATIENT,” one of the reasons why people don’t work in patience is that they are too lazy to do spiritual work – to daily give thanksgiving to God, pray in the spirit, meditate the word, confess the word over themselves, walk in love, be open to the Holy Spirit, and give. Because of this they do not have enough power to be patient. When they don’t inherit the promise, they say, “I don’t know why God let this happen to me.” It wasn’t God’s fault. They were the problem. The good news is that if you are the problem, you can turn it around and be the answer. Hebrews 6 talks about a man named Abraham, who didn’t start out walking in faith and patience but learned to operate that way. As a result, he was blessed in all things.

“Where Dreams Soar”

Moreno Valley: On Sunday evening, August 8, 2011, one of the city’s longtime residents, Mrs. Lovell Counts went home to be with the Lord. Camillie was the wife of the late United States Air Force retired Master Sgt. James H. Counts Sr. They were the love of each other’s life. Camillie greatest joy was cooking, serving her family, guest, and church. I know a lot about Camillie because we grew up and went to school in San Aangelo, TX. She was a lot of fun as we walked home every afternoon and attended football games. The one thing we never complained about was being ill just to miss school. Both of our parents would give us some horrible medicine. When we were ill we were just ill. I could go on about this beautiful lady I knew, whose smile was off the hook, but most of all from childhood until God called her home, we were friends. On August 23, 2011, her celebration of life was what a king’s kid would have had. Her Pastors Bishop Lacey Sykes, Jr. gave a wonderful homegoing message and Pastor Julio Andujo’s opening prayer was awesome. Camillie leaves to carry on the Counts’ legacy: James H. Counts Jr. (Sondra), Teresa L. Hawkins (Jimmy), Floyd E. Counts (Maria), Darrell N. Counts; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother Lonnie Green and sister Nadine Kimmon, friends and church family. So long Camillie from me and the one that shared the table with me my son Greg Barnes, sister Alberta Hill, Carol James, Alma Simmons, Lora Jackson, Debra Spencer and Calab Henderson. See you later my friend.

Moreno Valley Youth Fest will showcase youth oriented business on September 10, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Moreno Valley Community Park, 13800 Frederick Street. For more information call (951) 413–3280.

Moreno Valley: The Moreno Valley Black Chamber is recruiting clients for the Family Adult Literacy Program and Technology (FALPT) for low-income persons ages 16 and up. The program entails 60 hours plus GED and will start Tuesday, September 6, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a great program for anyone that lives in Moreno Valley. Underwritten by Verizon, Edison, and Brandman University where the classes will be held. For more information contact Linda D. Wright President/CEO at (951) 443–0226

Bishop Craig W. Johnson and the Cathedral Of Praise International Ministries family will host the first “WOW” service this year, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the worship center, 1521 Riverside Ave., Rialto. Special musical guest will be Pastor Walter Rogers and G.O.P. the guest speaker is Second Presiding Bishop of Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, Bishop Neil C. Ellis of Nassau, Bahamas.  For additional information contact the administrative office at (909) 874–8676. Sorry about last week’s column. Contact The Black Voice News office when you need information (951) 682-6070.



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