The Hidden Battle
the world, a war is being fought. It’s not a war that you will see on
CNN, or on the cover of Time magazine. It isn’t even one you can see
with your physical eyes. It is a spiritual war, where the gospel of
Jesus Christ is spreading into and throughout all the nations while the
world and unseen spiritual forces battle back to keep out the light.
Who are on
the front lines of this war? Our brothers and sisters in Christ. In
this past century alone, more Christians were murdered for their faith
than any other century in human history, an estimated 200 million. The
persecuted church suffers in the forefront of this war in order that the
church might be established where the gospel is either non-existent or
oppressed by other religions.
Indonesia, to India, to the Horn of Africa, believers are economically
marginalized, denied education for their children, beaten, tortured,
raped, imprisoned and sadly even murdered for their faith. The
oppression is limitless, and usually unseen by the world. For more
information on the persecuted church visit
called the body of Christ to stand up for our hurting brothers and
sisters. How do we help? 1. Stay Informed 2. Act 3. Give 4. Pray.
Barnstead Christian Church will be setting aside Sunday, February 17th
as a day to learn more about the persecuted church and pray for our
brothers and sisters in Christ. The Center Barnstead Christian Church is
located on Route 126, next to the Town Hall. For more information
please call the church at 269-8831.
January 7th meeting of the Barnstead Youth Baseball Association (BYBSA),
the board members in attendance discussed the decreasing level of
volunteer participation in running the Association’s programs. Several
board members have recently retired due to family or job demands.
Several others are in their final year on the board, with no children in
the program. The workload to run BYBSA successfully is falling on fewer
and fewer volunteers.
make light work.” BYBSA must find new blood to reconstitute the Board at
a level of participation that will not overburden a few with the many
tasks needed to run our programs successfully. We ask that anyone who is
willing to volunteer some time please attend the next Board meeting at
the Barnstead library on February 4th at 7:00 p.m.
discussed its alternatives if sufficient volunteers don’t “step up to
the plate” at the February 4th meeting. Since the workload is too much
for 5 people, our options seem to be either to:
Suspend operations until a sufficient number of committed members
reconstitute the Board. This would mean that there would be no baseball
or softball in 2013 and perhaps beyond;
(2) Drastically revamp operations to cut out non-critical tasks. These would
include discontinuing the concession stand, sponsorship and fundraising
functions. This would mean a significant rise in signup fees to replace
the funds raised by the discontinued functions.
(3) Consider merging our programs with another town.
close to 200 kids through our programs annually. We believe that there
should be a sufficient number of parents out there to ensure that BYBSA
can continue to operate in-town and serve our kids as in the past.
Dailey passed away on January 22, 2013 at the N. H. Veteran’s Home in
Tilton NH at the age of 82. Bob was a graduate (1948) of Lowell High
School where he was a football captain during his senior year. He was a
WWII Navy Veteran and after his discharge he studied and started his
career in mechanics. He was employed at the New England Telephone
Company and after many years with Ma Bell he retired and relocated to
Center Barnstead, NH and Boynton Beach, FL.
Bob and his
wife Milly traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe, from Ireland to
the entire Eastern Block. Bob was an avid Patriots fan and never missed
a game. In retirement, he started a golf league and was president of the
men’s club in Boynton Beach, FL.
married in 1956 and was happily married for 56 years to Milly (Gawlik)
Dailey. Bob is survived by his wife and three children, Kathleen
Schubert and her husband Barry of Derry, NH, Owen Dailey and his wife
Lynda of Peterborough, NH and Colleen Dailey of Plaistow, NH; four
grandchildren, Jennifer Mullin of San Francisco, CA, Alex Schubert of
Las Vegas, NV and Robbie and Tracie Dailey of Peterborough, NH; his
sister Rosemary Trainer of Chelmsford, MA and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Owen Dailey (died during the
Philippine Invasion), Jack Dailey of Randolph, MA and his parents Rose
and John Dailey.
in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.