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Last Week – What a beautiful day to be in God’s house for Mother’s Day. Our attendance at Goodhope General Baptist Sunday was 94.

After Bro. Lance made all announcements, took prayer requests and congregation sang, and tithes and offerings were prayed over and received. Bro. Lance recognized our two senior graduates, Megan Cook and Austin Davis. They were each presented a Bible with another small gift from the church. Congratulations Megan and Austin, we are proud of you both. Pastor David presented 6 baptismal certificates, Mark Lane, Aiden Lane, Michael Lane, K Johnson, Shantelle Nagel and Ashley Finell.

David Lafferty and Michael Nichols each played a special on the piano.

Pastor Dave presented flowers to the two oldest mothers, Kaite West’s mother, Jessie, who is 99 and Lodean Schultz – 91. A flower to the youngest mother; Brenda Reed got the flower with most children present.

Pastor Dave chose Proverbs 31:1-10.

May 18 – Our attendance Sunday at Goodhope General Baptist was 74. Attendance may be low, but the Holy Spirit was present.

Bro. Lance welcomed everyone and guests. He read announcements and recognized our two eighth grade graduates from Plainview – Kylie Jenkins and Kailey Thompson.

Our four ushers received tithes and offerings after Bro. Matt prayed over them.

Our special was by Susie Adams. We listened to three worshipful c.d.’s. Pastor Dave chose Coll. 3:2 for this message, “Get your mind set on Heaven, not on earth.” We must ask God’s will for our life. Church needs to be founded on Jesus Christ, nothing else. Pastor Dave also chose Psalms 27:4, James 4:4 and Rev. 20:6-9. It was a very good message.

Sunday was our monthly dinner for everyone who had anniversaries or birthdays in May.

Sunday night Pastor Dave spoke from the 16th chapter of Judges about Sampson.

Sue drove to Seymour Friday night to watch her granddaughter, Kayli Brown in the home schoolers play, “The Richest Man In the Kingdom.” All did a very good job.

Monday Sue took her mother, Lodean, to Ava to shop for Memorial flowers. Then we drove to Ron, Judy and Jerry’s and had lunch with them. I told Judy it was my birthday dinner.

I appreciate everyone who called me or sent me a text message to wish me a Happy Birthday. I appreciate Lynn Clayton and the Goodhope General Baptist Church for the birthday cards. Mom was going to take me to lunch, but we ate with my brother and family. Happy Birthday to Lawrence Hall on Thursday.

While we were shopping for Memorial flowers, Mom and I had a nice visit with Ellen Lakey and Coetta Posey.There was no service Sunday night due to baccalaureate for Seniors.

Friday nght several rode the church bus to Ozark to eat Mexican at El Charro then went to Stained Glass Theatre to see “The End Came In Spring.” We appreciate Danny Davis for driving.

Saturday I (Sue) went with Rod, Kayli and Lisa to Springfield to see “Heaven Is For Real,” based on a true story. This movie is so good. I would recommend anyone to see it. Then we went out to eat, and later went shopping. This was my Mother’s Day gift from Rod, Lisa and Kayli.

Ron and Judy prepared lunch Sunday for Ervin and Lodean (pappy and granny) Sue, Dianne, Jerry and his friend, Susie Brayden from Forsyth. It was a very good meal.

“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near,” Isaiah 55:6.

What a beautiful day here in the Ozarks. We got over four inches of rain altogher last week here in Peckerwood Hollar.

Plainview held there kindergarten graduation Monday evening and the awards were given out Tuesday evening. 8th graduation will be Tuesday evening the 20th with the last day of school for 2013-2014.

Norma Cross and Kenny Hunt from Springfield returned home Friday after spending several days in Claremore, OK. They spent their time with Georgia Sanders and other relatives.

Kailey Thompson’s basketball team won both of their games last week. This traveling team will be playing this summer. They play most of their games in Springfield.

Tony Richards and I had a short visit at the mailbox Monday. He is the busiest man I’ve ever seen.

Charles Lambeth from north of Springfield, formerly from this area, came by Ozark and picked Jack Haden and his Indian friend up and drove down here. He knew Jack would know where I lived. Charles brother told him I might have a piece of machinery he was looking for. It was good to visit with Jack. I hadn’t seen him for years. The Hadens and Jenkins grew up together around the Mt. Tabor area.

Revelation 5:12, “Saying with a loud voice, worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing.”

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