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At Goodhope General Baptist we had a wonderful day with our Lord Sunday. Attendance was 79.

In the absence of our Sunday school superintendent, Bro. Lance Stillings, our pastor David Welsh read announcements, prayed over all our prayer requests, then the children did the penny march.

We had good congregational singing, prayer was said over the Lord’s tithes and offerings.

Bro. Carl Whorton by the leading of the Holy Spirit went forward and gave a wonderful testimony of how God works and answers prayer.

Sis. Robin Nagel had nursery/children’s church this week.

Pastor Dave chose several scriptures: Rev. 3:1-5, I Peter 5:8, Luke 22:1-5, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-3, Acts 4:8-12. Do you have faith in the Holy Spirit? God is looking for a servant who will serve Him and Him alone. What a wonderful anointed message from God’s word.

We had a very good service Sunday night with good singing and good testimonies. We had some instrumental music with Larry Morrison on bass guitar, Glen Robertson on banjo and me (Sue) on piano. Then we had a pleasant surprise, Larry went to piano and sang a special.

Pastor Dave used Psalm 121, Jeremiah 3:23, Isaiah 63:9. God is our help in time of need.

We thank the Lord for the showers of rain, sure keeps us busy with mowing lawns and weed eating. Rodney came out Saturday and put new blades on my mower then mowed. My brother came out one day and helped.

Steph Taylor brought her dad, Bob Miller, out one day and visited with Ervin and Lodean.

Hope everyone has a good week and remember, “keep looking up and having faith for God is looking down.”

Sunday evening June 29th Goodhope General Baptist will be hosting the Fifth Sunday Singing for the area churches. Please plan on bringing finger foods for fellowship afterwards. Time is 6:00 p.m.

Our church doors are open and we welcome anyone who does not have a home church at Goodhope General Baptist.

I’m sure everyone getting those pop up showers appreciate them. There was over an inch in my rain gauge Saturday evening here in Peckerwood Hollar and a couple miles up the road they got a few sprinkles.

Kenny and Seth Hunt from Springfield spent several days with Norma Cross at Goodhope. They all went to Seymour Wednesday to fish in Randy Jenkins’ lake. His place is east on hwy. 60. I haven’t been up there, but Norma says he has a beautiful place. He stocked his lake with fish a year or so back so the fish aren’t very big yet.

Norma Cross and Pauline Richards went to Sparta Saturday morning to visit with Danny and Beth Maloney and Pauline’s grandchildren and greats: Brooke, Holly and Jason, Matt came later. Brook’s son, Chance, was celebrating his birthday. They are from Columbia, Mo.

Kelly Thompson and Kailey was in Columbia Saturday. Kailey’s basketball team played games. They won one game and lost three.

The Richards’ cousins held their second annual reunion Saturday at the Plainview School. Frank Richards with his brother owned a store in Rome, Mo. back in the 1800’s. His son was Jim Richards. Jim and Liddy had two children, Arthur and Leora (Utchman) Richards. They decided last year when they met, that they would make it annual. Some one said there was 58 present this year.

Psalms 92:13-15, “Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age: they shall be fat and flourishing; to show that the Lord is upright: He is my rock, and there is no unrighteo

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