I hope all you mothers had a great Mother’s Day Sunday as we all need to thank our mothers we have or had for who we are today. Our pastor, Bro. Benny Dewitt brought a good Sunday morning message on mothers beginning in Genesis, on our first mother, Eve and continued on in the book of Ruth, chapter one about Ruth the daughter-in-law who stayed with her mother-in-law, Naomi, after all of their husbands had died and Naomi was returning back to her homeland of Judah after hearing the famine was over there now and she was returning to her own people, a wonderful story of love and survival. The last of his sermon was in Proverbs 31:10, “Who can find a virtous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” A wonderful mother’s day service and we moms all received a potted plant which I need to get planted today.
Our daughter, Teresa, came up and went to church with me Sunday and we all went to our other daughters, Sherry and husband, Wes, for a wonderful cookout dinner for Mother’s Day and my birthday. Our grandson, Andrew, and Kayla, Sawyer and Ila was there also.
We had news last week that Jerry’s sister, Betty Huffman Marshall, passed away and we went with our daughters to Betty’s funeral Friday. It was a sad day. She had been ill for some time. It was good to see family members we hadn’t seen for some time. Jerry’s sister, Shirley and Kenneth Davis from Jefferson City took us out for dinner and we got to visit some more. We don’t get to see family very often now that our kids are all grown and grandkids are too.
We appreciate those that helped us last week with our fundraiser, the hog roast, we had. We had to move it into the church basement because of the weather and we enjoyed the music upstairs afterwards.
We had other birthdays besides mine. We wish Sis. Carol Carson, Sis. Eveline Miller and Sis. Sheryl Shipley and Bro. Roland Carson, our pastors son-in-law a happy birthday this week. We also have a special 50th anniversary being celebrated this coming Sunday for Bro. Ross and Sis. Earnestine Martin at First Southern Baptist Church. I also want to wish my daughter, Teresa and John Gloyd a happy 30th anniversary next week and John a happy birthday.
We have been praying for Bro. Donnie Pruitt who broke his leg a couple of weeks ago and it was requested Sunday that he has blood clot and is in much need of prayer. He was our pastor here at Faith Rock several years ago and I still have good memories of Bro. Donnie and Sis. Jean and his family. Sis. Pruitt’s mom and dad, Bro. Johnny and Sis. Marie Stout were part of this church when I was young and took a big part in this church when it was the only Assembly of God Church in Ava.
Our pastor Bro. Dewitt still needs prayers, thogh he seems to be better since his surgery for his torn retina on his eye. Appreciation also for the beautiful and heartfelt prayer over all of our birthdays last Sunday and anniversary given by Sister Loretta Dewitt. I felt blessed.
We had lots of prayer request Sunday for others. I remember a request for prayer over Sis. Sheryl Shipley’s daughter, Angela and grandson, Sis. Carol Carson, who had lost a family member, Sis. Betty Hesterlee, lots of needs in our community.
We went to grandaughter, Addison’s first grade award program last night. She had received four awards and those little kids were so proud. Albany has her award program for fifth grade this Thursday night. After Addison’s award program last night we went to the rest of the music at the senior citizen building. It was very good. Maybe after Albany’s award program Thursday night we can go to Ava Family Theatre for the rest of the music there. High-Strung the three women singers from Oldfield Opry will be doing the singing with some of their musicians. I love hearing them so come on out. There’s always something to do this time of the year.