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Sept. 21, 2017

TURN YOUR LIGHT ON

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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

Almost every child has experienced fear of the dark. I remember hiding under the covers because I didn't like the looks of the two-inch metal Venetian blinds covering the  window in my bedroom. A streetlight outside shined through the closed slats just enough to give them the look of a demonic grin. They did not bother me during the daytime, but the darkness of the evening changed the benign blinds into a beckoning beast. 

 

Some of my friends had similar evening challenges. They believed that there were monsters in their closets or under their beds. The same rooms in which they happily played during the day were transformed into chambers of terror by the arrival of evening shade. The onset of darkness brought with it fear, and fear worked to fill our minds with foolish imaginations. 

 

Most of what we see and hear in the news media these days is darkness. Despair and hopelessness fill the airwaves twenty-four hours a day. Protests, riots, looting, and destruction are regular guests in prime-time. 

Fear is on the march, and law-abiding citizens suffer attacks on their businesses and homes because they advocate traditional values. Darkness is attempting to control and manipulate the hearts of men and women in our nation, but no matter how dark it may seem, the dawn is about to break!

 

When the first rays of the sun stream over the horizon, the light drives back the darkness with ever increasing power. The smallest ray of light penetrates even the deepest shadows and drives them away. Just as the rising of the sun dispels the darkness of night, the Word of God drives out the darkness and fear that attempts to dominate the hearts of men. The Bible tells us in John 1:1,5 "In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God....The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." The SON is rising!

 

Jesus IS the Word, and His Word contained in the Bible has all the power necessary to destroy the darkness and fear that besets our nation. The Word that we speak from our mouths is more than enough to turn our country around. We are instructed by our Savior and King "Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:15-16)

 

Shining our light is so much more than doing acts of charity. It is speaking the Word of God, which brings light in darkness, exposes the plans of the enemy, and lights up the path of success in life. As Psalm 119:105 reveals "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."  The light of God's Word never fails to deliver us from darkness and assures our place in the family of God. "..,for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 

 

We need not fear the darkness, for the Word of God is infinitely more powerful. "For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night...,But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation." (1 Thess 5:5,8) Dealing with the darkness is simple: TURN ON THE LIGHT! Shine the light of the Word into every situation in life. Don't hide under the covers anymore: expect the darkness to flee!  "Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people." (Phil 2:15) Turn on the light - turn on YOUR light!

 

Pastor Ramon

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Sept. 14, 2017

A Solid Foundation

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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

Many people have returned after evacuating their homes in Texas and Florida to  discover massive amounts of debris that will have to be removed. The process of cleanup will last days for some, and months for others. The passage of storms Harvey and Irma uprooted trees, turned buildings and homes into matchsticks, and left piles of broken automobiles and boats at parking facilities and marinas. Restoration will be difficult and time-consuming, but not impossible.

 

Houses and buildings which have not moved from their foundations will be repaired and restored. Those who have moved off their foundations or whose foundations have been cracked or eroded  will be condemned and destroyed. Structures with compromised foundations are a danger to life and limb because they are no longer stable. Instbility can result in a complete or partial building collapse later, months or years after the storm has passed. 

 

Beyond physical storms like hurricanes and tornadoes, everyone experiences the storms of life. In the same way as wind and water test constructed foundations, the storms of life reveal the condition of the foundation of our personal lives. The challenges of life break upon the lives we have built, and test the foundation we have built upon. Jesus spoke of this in Luke 6:46-49 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not practice what I tell you? Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words and obeys them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and yet could not shake it, because it had been securely built and founded on the rock. But the one who has merely heard and has not practiced what I say, is like a foolish man who built a house on the ground without any foundation, and the torrent burst against it; and it immediately collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” 

 

Those who have built their homes upon solid foundations successfully weather hurricanes, floods, and other vagaries of this natural world. There are times of cleanup and restoration, but a building set on an enduring foundation will survive and remain viable long into the future. Human lives are exactly the same. Lives built upon a solid foundation will not only survive the storms of life, but continue to thrive and experience the blessing of the Lord long after the storms have passed.

 

Jesus said that the man who laid a foundation upon the rock was one who heard His words and obeyed them. He still speaks His words to us today through the Bible. Reading the Bible alone is not enough: Jesus expects us to hear His words and act on them. The Bible does not say "faith comes by reading the word". It does say "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God". (Romans 10:17) Faith comes by hearing, and hearing, and hearing again what the Bible says. Hearing the Word, and acting on the Word by doing what it says builds a strong life foundation that cannot be moved by any circumstance that we experience. Sickness cannot destroy our foundation of healing, poverty cannot destroy our foundation of prosperity, and turmoil cannot destroy our foundation of peace. When we dig deep and build a Word foundations in our lives we will never be moved!

 

A foundation of human learning and understanding, psychology, and worship of the mind cannot withstand the storms of life. Only by constantly hearing and acting upon the word can we build the foundation necessary to withstand the storms of life. This requires a daily encounter with the word of God by hearing what it says. The most effective way to hear the word of God is by speaking it out of our own mouths. Romans 10:8  tells us "But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” that is, the word of faith which we preach" 

 

Education and intellectual development have little value when dealing with the storms Satan brings against human beings. He is wiser in the system of this world than all doctors, lawyers, educators, and politicians combined. The only learning that can successfully defeat Satan and his plans is that which comes through hearing and acting upon the Word of God. Let us re-commit ourselves to speaking and acting upon the Word of God found only in the Bible. I used to sing a song with the children in Children's Church. It went this way "the B – I – B – L – E, now that's the book for me. I stand alone on the Word of God, the B – I – B – L – E. it is the only foundation that can survive the storms of this life. As Proverbs 10:25 says "When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever." Think ábout it!

 

 

Pastor Ramon

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Aug. 29, 2017

Infant Saved From Surf

By COLLIN BREAUX

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 “To have an infant on my board not breathing is gut-wrenching,” Beach Patrol Deputy Ray Maulbeck said. “We were fortunate to be there.”

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Ask Ray Maulbeck what happened Sunday around 3:30 p.m., and he’ll tell you it was “divine intervention.”

Maulbeck, a Beach Patrol deputy with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), was one of several first responders who rescued an infant and two adult women from the Gulf of Mexico. Maulbeck, who’s worked in surf rescue since 1969, brought the child and their mother to shore Sunday after noticing they were 150 yards out behind the Princess Condominiums on Thomas Drive.

He said he was patrolling the area due to rough surf conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey and recalled the scene in a Monday interview with The News Herald.

“To have an infant on my board not breathing is gut-wrenching,” Maulbeck said. “We were fortunate to be there.”

Maulbeck was “beachside behind the condo when he noticed a red plastic inner tube being windblown out into the Gulf,” BCSO wrote Monday in a Facebook post. That was when he sprang into action.

“People came up to my truck and said there’s an infant"  

“I said, ‘Ma’am, you’ve got to rescue breathe for this baby,’ ” Maulbeck recalls telling the mom.

When the two ended up back on the sand, they were helped out by Aya Matsumoto, a German doctor on vacation who worked to clear water from the kid’s lungs. The incident caught the visiting doctor by surprise since she was enjoying a day in the sun before her impromptu assistance.

“I was not expecting that,” Matsumoto, who was there with her sister and boyfriend, told The News Herald. “For me, my sister, my boyfriend, the others — we were like a team. We communicated really well and everyone knew what they were supposed to do.”

Matsumoto said she didn’t perform CPR since the child had a pulse and was breathing. However, she helped put an oxygen mask on the infant when EMS came.

While Maulbeck brought the child and mom in, fellow Deputy Steve Batchelor rescued the other adult female, who also was brought to shore and declined medical help. Local nurse Pam Wallace and Bay County Fire and Rescue Lt. Daniel Simmons also aided in helping the rescued people.

The child was expected to be released from the hospital Monday, according to a conversation Maulbeck said he had with the family.

“They said they were thankful” for the rescue, he said. “It’s a rewarding feeling to help and I’m glad everyone is going home. I was relieved when the child coughed and gagged.”

He then entered the water with his rescue board and saw something no one wants to see — an infant face down in the water. Though he said the mother “was screaming,” he managed to put the two on his board, which carried them back to shore and safety.

“I said, ‘Ma’am, you’ve got to rescue breathe for this baby,’ ” Maulbeck recalls telling the mom.

When the two ended up back on the sand, they were helped out by Aya Matsumoto, a German doctor on vacation who worked to clear water from the kid’s lungs. The incident caught the visiting doctor by surprise since she was enjoying a day in the sun before her impromptu assistance.

“I was not expecting that,” Matsumoto, who was there with her sister and boyfriend, told The News Herald. “For me, my sister, my boyfriend, the others — we were like a team. We communicated really well and everyone knew what they were supposed to do.”

Matsumoto said she didn’t perform CPR since the child had a pulse and was breathing. However, she helped put an oxygen mask on the infant when EMS came.

While Maulbeck brought the child and mom in, fellow Deputy Steve Batchelor rescued the other adult female, who also was brought to shore and declined medical help. Local nurse Pam Wallace and Bay County Fire and Rescue Lt. Daniel Simmons also aided in helping the rescued people.

The child was expected to be released from the hospital Monday, according to a conversation Maulbeck said he had with the family.

“They said they were thankful” for the rescue, he said. “It’s a rewarding feeling to help and I’m glad everyone is going home. I was relieved when the child coughed and gagged.”

 

Aug. 25, 2017

PCB Blast Crime Report

By ZACK McDONALD

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Posted Aug 24, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 5:45 PM

We live in a safe community,” Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman said in an interview with The News Herald. “There’s not a place in this city I wouldn’t walk down the street alone at night.”

PANAMA CITY BEACH — A report that found Panama City Beach was one of the most dangerous cities in the nation has drawn sharp criticism from local officials.

Safewise, a Salt Lake City-based home security company, recently released the report, called “The 30 Most Dangerous Cities in America — 2017.” It draws on FBI crime stats from 2015 and concluded Panama City Beach ranked 22nd in the country for violent crimes and property-related crimes per capita. The report prompted Panama City Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman to defend the performance of his police department Thursday before the Beach Council.

Whitman presented the council with context to the company’s findings. He did not dispute the numbers, but he said Safewise did not take into account the influx of about 14 million visitors each year.

“We live in a safe community,” Whitman said in an interview with The News Herald. “There’s not a place in this city I wouldn’t walk down the street alone at night.”

In its report, Safewise included all cities across the country with populations of more than 10,000 people. With the Beach’s population of about 12,500 in 2015, Safewise concluded the residents of Panama City Beach were more likely to be a victim of a crime than those of Detroit or New Orleans or New York City. It found that for every 1,000 people, about 11 suffered violent crimes, and out of every 1,000 people, about 88 fell victim to property crimes.

Based on those stats, Panama City Beach placed 22nd in crime nationwide, sandwiching it between Anniston, Alabama, and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Also among the named cities was Branson, Missouri, coming in at 10th. But noticeably absent were large metropolitans known for being crime hot spots.

Emily Long, spokeswoman for Safewise, said its methodology is meant to “level the playing field” among different cities, but many large metros escape the list due to their higher populations, she said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This also means that although the total number of crimes committed in larger cities is higher, you are statistically less likely to experience a crime in major metro areas because the population is so large,” Long wrote in an email. “As far as the list containing tourist destinations, police departments don’t differentiate between crimes committed against residents and visitors — and it’s certainly possible that in some places tourists are targeted for certain crimes.”

Long said the chances of being a victim in the 30 cities listed still was relatively low. The company’s goal is not to condemn the listed cities, she added, but to promote a “conversation about how we can work together to make our communities safer.”

 

 

 

In his presentation, however, Whitman estimated that with the given influx of 14 million visitors each year, violent crimes likely touched the lives of about two people per every 1,000, and about 20 people of every 1,000 fell victim to property crime. Whitman also said crime rates have been declining in the past few years.

“The majority of our rates went down,” Whitman said. “Some thefts are up for 2017, like auto thefts, but that’s the way it goes.”

Annual reports released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), which the FBI bases its reports upon, confirm the crime rates during the past five years in Panama City Beach have steadily decreased. From 2012, combined rates have slid from about 11.5 violent and property crimes per 1,000 people to about 9.8 crimes per 1,000 people, using the same calculation of total crimes over population. It’s unclear why Panama City Beach was listed as “previously not ranked” when its crime rates have been higher in the past.

Whitman said because of the murkiness surrounding the crime stats, he tries not to focus as much on those numbers as he does on the clearance rate, which means a complaint resulted in an arrest.

“That’s why I don’t come out and pound my chest when the numbers are down,” Whitman said. “Our clearance rate is more important to me.”

 

 

Aug. 24, 2017

All In

 

Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

 I've never been a gambler. I have played card games that many people wager money upon, but I have never risked financial seed in a game. I cannot consider myself an authority on games of chance, but I do have interest in the psychology behind them. One such game is Texas Hold 'Em Poker, which I have watched on television. Players often risk tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars solely on their ability to read the intentions of their opponents. The most dramatic moment in the game is when a player goes "All In", putting his entire investment in the game on the line. He may have the cards to win, or he may be bluffing. HIs fellow players must make the decision whether he has the goods or not, and play accordingly, either folding or calling him to reveal his cards. 

 

Even if we are not gamblers, we all have moments when we must decide whether we are "All In" with God. Will we completely trust our lives to Him, or try to bluff? It may be easy to say that we trust Him, but do our actions line up with our words? We know this for certain: God holds the winning hand, and He will call. He says in Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live" God gives us the choice of life or death, blessings or curses. The decision is ours. Will we stay in game?

 

 The good news is that God is always "All In" for us, and this is evidenced by what He says in His Word. Psalm 103:1-3 tells us "Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not ALL His benefits: Who forgives ALL your iniquities, Who heals ALL your diseases" Our Heavenly Father is "All In" for our forgiveness and our physical healing. He went All In again?t Satan when he put the most valuable thing He had, His only begotten Son Jesus on the cross. The devil called, and God raised Jesus from the dead. GAME OVER! Satan realized too late that what he thought was his greatest victory was his final and permanent defeat. "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory." (1 Cor 2:7-8) God never bluffs, He always holds the winning hand!

 

 God's will for our lives is prosperity and health. 3 John 1:2  says  "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in ALL things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." He is "ALL IN" for our freedom, prosperity, health, and success. I leave you with this question. Will you be "ALL IN" for Him? "So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life." (Mark 10:29-30)

 

 

Pastor Ramon

 

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Aug. 23, 2017

OYSTER FARMING

 

Floats keep the cages suspended at the top, but beneath the water’s surface, they hold thousands of growing oysters. Floating in the water column, they largely are protected from predators.

 

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Put two oysters on a plate, and J. Michael Stewart can tell you which one was farm-raised and which one is wild.

“There’s a huge difference,” said Stewart, the owner of the restaurant J. Michael’s. “The farmed ones are consistently the same size and always good. The wild caught, there’s so much trash mixed in.”

In addition to the size, farm-raised oysters have a deeper cup, are easier to open, grow more quickly and don’t have any gonads, which some say can ruin the flavor of the oyster in the summer months.

“In the wild, the gonads can become 40 percent of the oyster’s body mass during spawning,” said Honor Allen, the national oyster shucking champion. Because the farm-raised oysters don’t breed, “they are consistently saltier, and in that circumstance, the farm-raised oyster will taste better.”

Stewart called them the “oyster of the future,” noting he sells them in the restaurant whenever possible.

But farming oysters is still a relatively new concept for this part of the country. Reports of oyster farming go back to Ancient Rome, but Florida didn’t allow entrepreneurs to start their own farms until 2014.

 


 

Johnnie Smith, the owner of West Bay Oyster Co., was one of the first in the state to put in his paperwork. He works primarily as businessman in Alabama now, but he grew up in Bay County, shrimping with his family to earn some money. Oyster farming, he said, brings him back to something he loves — the water.

“This is relaxing for me,” he said.

His operation in West Bay is relatively small, a few dozen cages bobbing at the surface of the water. Floats keep the cages suspended at the top, but beneath the water’s surface, they hold thousands of growing oysters. Some are smaller than the fingernail of your littlest finger; others are ready to go to market.

The cages are “very labor intensive,” Smith said. Every weekend, he drives from Alabama and is out on the water by the time dawn breaks to scrape growth off the outside of the cages before the sun becomes too hot and to sort the oysters, discarding ones that died and putting like sizes with like sizes.

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Floating in the water column, his oysters largely are protected from the predators that plague wild oysters — blue crabs, stone crabs and oyster drills — but there are some things from which they can’t be protected, like fresh water.

“Too much freshwater for too long, and you lose everything,” said Smith, who dealt with that very issue after a tropical storm last year.

Still, he said, farming is far easier than tonging for oysters, an age-old practice still done in Apalachicola, where oystermen scrape the bottom to pull up blocks of oysters that then need to be chipped apart.

“I know enough about tonging to know that I don’t want to do that,” said Smith, who used to hear stories about the craft while working as a commercial scalloper.

Now in his third year farming, Smith said he’s finally at the point where he’s about to turn a profit. Startup costs are high, he said, noting he had a family friend, Justin Braden, act as a partner. And even when he does start making money, he still says “most guys doing this” keep their day jobs.

Smith views farmed oysters as “a part of the future.” He doesn’t believe tonging will be replaced, but he hopes farming takes some pressure off the wild stocks. Apalachicola, he said, where the stock collapsed amid the state’s “water wars” with Georgia and overfishing, is an example of a place that could benefit.

Joseph “Smokey” Parrish, a Franklin County commissioner and seafood seller, said nearby oyster farming — which mostly happens east of the mouth of the Apalachicola River — will help to “supplement” the area’s oyster industry but won’t ever replace it.

The farms “are not going to be able to meet the supply,” he said. “They’ll never be able to match the public bars when everything is right.”

Besides, he said, the water makes the taste, and those being grown in nearby Alligator Harbor never will have the same flavor as a true Apalachicola oyster.

In total, the Florida Department of Agriculture counts 13 submerged land aquaculture leases and 12 submerged in perpetuity leases between Pensacola and the Apalachicola River, farms that are predominantly growing oysters and hard shell clams. They could not break the data down further.

People like Smith and Stewart expect to see farm-raised oysters become more and more common.

“There are some people who say they will never try a farm-raised oyster,” said Stewart, who buys all of Smith’s oysters. “But if they do, they are going to like it. I’m going against the wind right now, but I think it will surprise a lot of people how good they are.”

Aug. 17, 2017

GREATER IS HE

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Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

This past weekend a demon-controlled man ran his vehicle into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville VA, killing one and injuring several others. There is no defense for, or excuse for his actions. Earlier this summer, a man opened fire on a Republican baseball team practice, critically injuring a congressman and injuring others to a lesser degree. There is no defense for, or excuse for his actions. 

 

Typically, the news media and the political left are using the Charlottesville incident to blame the president and advance their agenda. They were very quiet when a congressman was almost killed, and the story quickly faded from the headlines. Both life destroying attacks  were clearly carried out by individuals motivated by hatred for those with whom they disagree. The problem of political violence has been in the world for thousands of years, and is not likely to disappear anytime soon. Society struggles to deal with these events, and government seeks solutions in law and regulation. Almost everyone deplores this kind of violence, and wants it to end, yet  it will never stop until the root of the problem is understood and removed.

 

We must look beyond policy disagreements 

and the politics of race in order to deal with individuals who feel compelled to maim and murder for their cause. What is it that really drives their actions? Since God created us in His image, our life motivation should be love, not hatred. How is it that beautiful baby boys and girls grow into monsters consumed by death and destruction? How do human minds become so dark and filled with pain that the only recourse is to destroy the lives of others?

This is not normal behavior for individuals who have received life from God Himself. 

 

The answer is actually quite simple, and does not require a degree in psychology to grasp. As much as our Heavenly Father loves us, Satan hates us. He thrives on death, destruction, and human misery. Jesus addressed this in the Gospel of John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." Stealing, killing, and destroying is the purview of Satan, ABUNDANT LIFE is the promise of Jesus. 

 

Satan blinds and controls the minds of those who coldly deal out death and destruction. They are dominated by a cruel will which insists on  the torment of others. Paul wrote "Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe." (2 Cor 4:4) Murderers and terrorists are in His control, and their violent rages cannot be stopped by law or government. That is not to say there is no hope to solve this ptoblem. In fact, there is GREAT HOPE, but not one founded in human reason. Satan can out-think and out-perform any human mind, so to fight him in the arena of reason is both perilous and pointless. If we want this violence to end, we must choose another way.

 

The answer to the challenge of political violence can only be found in warfare that we can win with weapons the devil doesn't have. 

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 tells us "We do live in the world, but we do not fight in the same way the world fights. We fight with weapons that are different from those the world uses. Our weapons have power from God that can destroy the enemy’s strong places. We destroy people’s arguments and every proud thing that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ."

 

Jesus defeated Satan and every demon that works for him when He rose from the dead. Jesus is the Head of the Church, and made this statement:"I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." (Matt 16:18) Christians are the Church, and we must take a stand against Satan and the demon spirits controlling those who are planning murder and mayhem. The Name of Jesus is more than enough to force the devil and his accomplices to cease their activities against our Nation. Flesh and blood is not the problem, Satan is. Remember this "You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world!" (1 John 4:4)

 

Pastor Ramon

 

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Aug. 15, 2017

Couple Lost $1.5 Million inScam

WASHINGTON – Aug. 14, 2017 – A couple lost $1.5 million in the purchase of their dream home in Washington, D.C., because of a real estate scam that is nabbing more victims across the country.

The couple put down $200,000 on the home and waited for closing. They then received an email that appeared to be from their title company with directions to wire the remaining funds for the purchase. The couple replied to the email to double-check the instructions. When they received a reply, they proceeded to wire the remaining $1.3 million to what they thought was a legitimate bank. But when they went to sign the papers at settlement, they realized they had been scammed.

"When you have a young child, and you move into your house for the first time, and you close on that house – that should be a really special moment. Not a moment when a massive amount of money is stolen from you," Michael Nadel, the couple's attorney, told NBC News 4 in Washington. "So the whole experience has been marred."

The couple was still able to purchase the home thanks to inheritance money, but they're suing the title company and others in hopes to recover the stolen funds.

The FBI is investigating the incident and says the computer servers of the title company, Federal Title and Escrow, were likely hacked. "Federal Title's internal review has determined that no other customers were affected by this attack," a company spokesperson told the television station.

Such scams are becoming more common. The National Association of Realtors® has been issuing warnings to members about scams where hackers are breaking into the email of real estate professionals in order to provide clients with fraudulent wiring instructions for their downpayment or closing funds. Emails containing "new" wiring instructions may appear to come from the customers' agent, title representative or attorney.

Urge your clients to call first if they receive such an email. Also, they should not go by the phone number on the email but look up the number to make sure it's the correct one.

Source: "D.C. Homebuyers Lose $1.5M in Title Scam," NBC-4 (Washington, D.C.) (Aug. 9, 2017)

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Aug. 10, 2017

Tourist Count Is Up 10.4%

 

PANAMA CITY BEACH — A tax charged on hotel stays in Panama City Beach increased by 10.4 percent in June compared to the same month last year, a sign of robust tourism growth, officials said.

The bed taxes, which are charged on hotel stays and short-term rentals, are up 13.5 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2016. Its the fifth consecutive month of double-digit increases in bed tax revenues.

With the sustained growth, PCB is on track for another record breaking year in 2017, tourism officials said.

“Everywhere you go in Panama City Beach, you see visitors and residents alike having fun and enjoying all that makes our destination so special,” Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe said in a prepared statement. “Tourism is truly the lifeblood of Bay County’s economy, and our entire community should take pride in the success we are having as a world-class, year-round vacation destination.”

Aug. 10, 2017

You Have All You Need

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Dear Beachside Family and Friends;


There are times in life when we encounter problems that seem to have no solution. We spend hours thinking and praying, trying to figure things out. After all this effort, we may find ourselves in the same place we started from, dealing with the same challenges. In times like these, we need God and His Word more than ever!


Jehoshaphat, King of Judah was a righteous man. The Bible records that he served God with all his heart, like his ancestor David. He was prosperous in every way, and God blessed the nation of Judah because of his obedience. His success in God attracted the attention of a number of neighboring nations, who allied themselves together to attack and destroy Judah. The enemies' armies were far greater in number and power than the army of Judah, and they faced an impossible situation. In the midst of this very serious problem, they made a very important decision. Jehoshaphat, whose name means "God is my Judge", made this statement to God and the nation: "O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” (2 Chr 20:12)


Instead of trying to figure everything out on their own, the nation of Judah took their eyes off the problem, and turned their eyes upon God. They stopped focusing on the challenge, and focused on God and His Word. When they did so, God granted them incredible deliverance from their enemies. They didn't even have to fight. God fought for them, and all they had to do was pick up the riches their enemies left when they destroyed each other. (2 Chr 20:24-25)


The solution for any problem can always be found in God. We need to avoid the temptation to become so focused on solving our problems that we become controlled by them. Like the nation of Judah, we must focus on God and His Word. He is bigger than any problem! When our eyes are on Him, we receive the information necessary to be victorious in any situation. 


We will gather together Sunday at 9:30 AM for prayer and 10:00 AM for worship. If you are encountering challenges in life, problems that are larger than yourself, JESUS IS THE ANSWER! Join us and discover how focusing on a BIG GOD makes even the largest problems become small and powerless. As evangelist R.W. Shambach once said "You don't have any problems-all you need is faith in God!


Pastor Ramon

 

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