“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him, but God hath revealed them unto us by His spirit,” I Corinthians 2:9-10. This was our key verse Sunday morning, as we studied on the gifts of the Spirit, given unto the church. We had a good morning service, with Brother Dewitt preaching from Matthew 16:18-30, John 15:18-27 and I John 4:4. His message was on forgiving others when they sin against us and we’re told to forgive, seventy times seven, or always be ready to forgive those that trespass against us. We had a good service, lots of congregational singing. The afternoon of the 4th, at 2 p.m., the singing was held at the Gentry Church, with several attending. The next singing, will be held in June at Faith Rock. They will skip May because of Memorial Day.
Sunday night, Sister Loretta, preached on putting on the whole armor of God to withstand Satan’s attacks. Sunday night is always a very spiritual service, with visitors coming from out of town. Last Sunday was our day to hold the afternoon service at the nursing home. I wasn’t there but several went. My other sister Ruby Miller, is at the Ava nursing home and will probably be there two or three weeks. She spent a week at Cox Hospital and needs special care for awhile. I enjoyed a visit with her yesterday and she had a lot of company, with all the family bringing all kinds of food for her. She had lost 10 or 15 pounds and she was thin anyway, but she was just as witty as ever and I enjoyed visiting with her. I saw Goldy, while I was there, Don and Reba Nash were visiting her and she was also in a good humor.
My sister from Mtn. Grove, had been over yesterday to see them and had enjoyed her visit.
Our granddaughter, Albany Wallace, celebrated her 10th birthday this week. I heard she had a good time, five of her friends spent the night and Addison got to have one friend spend the night with her. Wesley had to take one of the girls home at 1:00 a.m. in the morning and other than the clean up, the next day all turned out well.
Pastor Benny Dewitt, had a birthday this past week. The church fixed dinner at church for him. We appreciate them! I want to wish Brother Robert and Dorothy Grisham, a Happy Anniversary and Brother Robert had a birthday the same day, which was also our granddaughter’s birthday, the 19th. Hope they had a happy one!
Brother and Sister Hesterlee, were missing their grandson, Josh Tingler. It seems he moved back to Kansas City. I think he got a job up there. Also, we appreciate Brother Darrell for keeping the church lawn looking so good and Brother Bob Fleetwood, for helping us last week. All those that helped are appreciated.
Brother and Sister Ray, went to church at C. of O with their grandson Michael Young. He sings in the church choir and they go as often as they can. We miss them when they’re gone, but they like to support both grandkids that are in college, as much as possible.
Music at the Ava Theatre, was very good last week. Bob Hammons and Wildwood were the guests and they do a fantastic job singing and playing. This week, will be special also, with the girls from Oldfield. They are called, “The Blonde and The Grey.”
We go up there on Saturday night as often as possible and enjoy the whole group.
Have a good week!