Thank you for all of your prayers for Bro. Joe Arthur's family in this time of mourning over the death of his father Bro. J.B. Arthur.
The family is doing quite well. They are a very close-knit family and although they are sorrowful about their husband and father not being with them here any longer...they rejoice that he is with Jesus and other old-time preacher men who have gone on before. Yesterday was a time of tears and praise for the family and our church. Bro. J.B. would always sit on the front pew and root on his son Bro. Joe. He is very much missed on that pew. One of Bro. J.B.'s bibles is not sitting in the spot where Bro. J.B. used to sit. Both services yesterday consisted of Bro. Joe recalling memories of his daddy and he also preached two of his daddy's messages that he found in one of his daddy's many bibles.
We laughed...we cried...we praised the Lord and we remembered Bro. J.B. as the tremendous man of God that he was. He will be missed very much but we are so thankful that he isn't hurting anymore and he has his full vision back now and can walk without his walker now.
Tonight at Harvest Baptist Tabernacle in Jonesboro, GA there will be a viewing of the body and receiving of friends from the family at 6:00pm and a memorial service will be held beginning at 7:30pm. The Rochesters will be singing and Bro. Joe Arthur will be preaching. If you are in the area and would like to come and pay tribute to this great man of God that has gone on to be with Jesus....please feel free to do so. It would be such a blessing to the family to see the church packed out. They desire to give Bro. J.B. a send-off like the family feels he deserves. If you cannot come...and I know that most of you live too far to do so....please pray for the family. I know that would mean just as much!!