Earth angels visit Open Door Church

Published 4:31 pm Friday, November 5, 2010

The B-Team Angels from Arab, spread joy, sunshine and love everywhere they travel.

If you watched television in the ’80s, you may recall The A-Team, a group of ex-Special Forces soldier who worked to clear their names of crimes they did not commit. They acted on the side of good and helped the oppressed.

A Christian group of ladies from Arab, have termed themselves “The B-Team Angels.” Their purpose is to spread joy and the love of Jesus Christ. Their ministry is built on the foundation of God’s love, they being proxy for his hands, feet and mouth.

When asked why not A-Team, they respond, “The A-Team is God’s guardian angels. They do exist and help those on earth.”

The angels have spread their wings all over the U.S., visiting nursing homes, hospitals, churches, senior centers and civic groups. They utilize puppets, humorous skits, vocal performances and inspirational speakers to encourage the brokenhearted.

Though they don’t actually fly to engagements, they do ride in style. The angels travel in a white, six-door limo. They give God glory for providing the transportation.

The Joy Makers of Open Door Church hosted the angels Oct. 23. Before the program, B-Team Angel “groupie” Phyllis Davis tried to describe what I would witness. “They are so wonderful, I can’t put it in words. I wish I had the nerve and confidence to minister the way they do.”

The angels marched in to “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Angel Paula Joslin introduced the group, then described the looks they receive when they pile out of the limo at churches and restaurants.

“We wear our angel attire because our suitcases carry our props,” Joslin said. “Once at Cracker Barrel, a man kept looking at us and shaking his head. When he could stand it no longer, he walked over and asked why the get-up. The clothing works to our advantage, it gives us the opportunity to introduce Jesus Christ.”

The angels performed several skits and songs and gave touching testimonies of God’s faithfulness. Citing Romans 5:3-4, angel Barbara McClendon testified, “God allows problems to direct us, correct us, protect us and perfect us.”

McClendon interpretive signed the beautiful words of Stacy Beam’s “I Pray for Angels” to conclude the program.

Davis is right. Words cannot describe this heaven-sent group of earth angels.

Terry and Shirley Hosmer co-pastor Open Door, located on Second Ave. in Calera. Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m., Bible study is at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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