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Week of Feb. 2 – Goodhope General Baptist Church – Worship services began with Bro. Lance Stillings (Sunday school superintendent) taking prayers requests, reading announcements and good testimonies of how God was working.

Our attendance was 74 as several were out due to sickness. Miss Susie Adams sang a special and a cd was played as we meditated and worshipped God.

Pastor David used Rev. 3:20. It is a good verse for inspiration. God is knocking at your door, open and he will come in. He also used Rev. 2:1-7. Jesus keeps an eye on his church. God searches our heart, mind and soul. Jesus admires growth in the church. Good preaching Pastor Dave!

We appreciate Linda Odum for playing the organ the church recently got. She did a fine job. Our church is blessed with musicians. Due to weather there was no Sunday night service.

Wednesday night, January 29 we had a good Bible study. We had 17 in adult class (if I counted right). We are in I Corinthians led by our Pastor David. Good Bible study and good discussion.

Friday night a group from our church (Goodhope General Baptist) went to El Charros, ate mexican food, then attended Stained Glass Theatre to see “The Next Step”in Ozark. We appreciated Roy Reed and Danny Davis for driving the church van.

One day last week, Ron and Judy and Rod came out to help Sue. Ron and Judy worked on chicken pens, birds were eating more feed then chickens were. I guess the birds are hungry too. Rod got me some wood.

Sunday Sue ate lunch with Granny and Pappy. It was a very good lunch.

Happy Birthday this week to Kenny Goin, Freeda Richards, Pauline Richards, Megan Cook and Alexa Reed.

We welcome our visitors and invite you back. Our church doors are open.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your god will be with you wherever you go,” Joshua 1:9.

Feb. 9th – Attendance was 81. There were still several out due to sickness, cold and snowing roads. Bro. Lance read announcements, took prayer requests then led us all in prayer.

After congregational singing, handshakes, welcoming our guests, and children did the penny march. Children’s church was dismissed to their class.

There was a cd played to open worship and Sue played on piano a worship song and the congregation sang the song. People responded and seeking God at the altar.

Pastor Dave used scripture Isaiah 5:6-12, “Seek the Lord while he may be found.”

Another altar call was given and the Holy Spirit moved and there was a great response. Praise the Lord.

We are having awesome services. If you don’t have a home church, come join us at Goodhope General Baptist Church.

Be much in prayer for our revival with Nathan. Humbyrd the week of April 13th. We must start praying now for our community and lost loved ones.  We must pray for our country.

Happy Birthday this week to Janice Hawkins.

Sunday night had good testimonies and good singing.

Pastor Dave preached from Psalm 98. Sing to the Lord a new song for he has some marvelous things.

Smile God loves you.

Kelly Thompson, Kyle and Kailey made a couple batches of deer jerky this week from the deer Kyle killed the first day of deer season. It is pretty good if you like jerky.

We have two new neighbors here in Peckerwood Hollow, on Rome Road. Pauline Richards stopped by to welcome Erica Hutchison and family. The other family wasn’t home.

Norma Cross and Pauline Richards had lunch with Goldie Miller, and Roxie Johnson Thursday at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center.

Saturday the first of February about noon, Danny and Beth Maloney, Jason Maloney and sons, Brendan and Cannon, from Sparta, and Matt Maloney and son, Phoenix from Forsyth and Holly and husband, Trenton Tubbs, children – Finley, Milo and Lela from Springfield came down to help Pauline Richards celebrate her birthday that was the 2nd of February. Beth made a Mississippi Mud Cake for her. After singing Happy Birthday we cut it and ate it.

Tony Richards and Jessie and Amber were out cutting another load of wood Saturday.

After church at Goodhope Baptist Church today, Feb. 2nd, Kelly DeAnn Thompson, Kinsey, Kailey and Kyle took Pauline Richards out to lunch for her birthday.

Psalm 40:29, “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

There is so much sickness going around. Norma Cross finally went to a doctor and is doing better. She was back in church yesterday. Freeda Richards has been sick a while, not able to go to church.

Ava basketball players got to play a few games last week. Kinsey Thompson plays for Ava. Plainview had to cancel last weeks games. They don’t play unless they have school. They haven’t had school for several days.

Kenny Hunt drove to Springfield Friday to pick his son, Seth, up. He took him home Sunday afternoon.

DeAnn Thompson fixed a potroast Sunday morning so after church we took it down to Pauline Richards home for lunch. Kelly, Kinsey, Kailey and Kyle were there. Everyone enjoyed it.

Danny Maloney from Sparta called his mother, Pauline Richards to tell her of Clinton Maloney’s death. He lived in Springfield.

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