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From the desk of Sue Brown: It was a beautiful sunshiney day to go to Sunday school and church.

Our senior adult class studied from II Corinthians 1:3-7, 1:8-9, 1:10-10 – The nature of comfort, source of comfort and certainty of comfort. It was a very good study and discussion led by Bro. Jerry Hawkins.

Our worship service began with attendance of 92. We had several prayer requests. Bro. Lance prayed over them. We sang our opening song. After congregational singing, we had handshaking and welcomed everyone. The children did the penny march. Instruments were played during this time by Glen Robertson on banjo, Larry Morrison on bass, Sue Brown on piano., also during tithes and offerings and prayer was said.

Our special was by Mike Nickels on piano, he did a beautiful job playing.

Brenda Reed gave an anointed and inspired testimony then a c.d. was played. The Holy Spirit was ever present.

Pastor Dave’s message from God was from I Peter 1:3-5, “How often do we take time to put God first.” He also used I Thessalonians 4:13-16. We must put God first and thank Him for eternal hope. Altar call was given, people resonded.

Sunday night had good singing and several testimonies. Pastor Dave brought forth his message by giving a wonderful annointed testimony.

Remember God loves you and you’re always welcome at Goodhope General Baptist Church.

“It’s easy to stand with a crowd; it takes courage to stand alone.”

Psalm 138:8, “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”

Friday Ron, Judy, Rick, Dianne and Rod was here helpiung with some more outside work. Seems there’s always some thing to do to try to clean a place to make things look better.

Saturday Sue went with Rod, Lisa, Kayli and Kayla to Protem for a picnic lunch and I (Sue) enjoyed watching everyone swim. When we got back Ron, Judy, and I drove to Fair Grove to see Sue’s niece and family, Steve, Carol, Suzanne and Jac Simunic who were visiting Carol’s parents, Jim and Georgia Brown. Steve and Carol were here from California.

While I (Sue) was gone Saturday a good fairy left some yellow cherry tomatoes by my door. Whoever you are, I appreciate it.

Dinner guests Sunday of Poppy and Granny (Ervin and Lodean) were Ron, Judy and Sue.

From the desk of Pauline Richards: Kailey Thompson’s summer basketball is over for the year. I’m not sure of how many wins and losses the team had. She and Kinsey are playing sports at Ava High School this year. Kinsey is a junior and Kailey will be a freshman.

Matt Maloney and his son, Phoenix, was up twice this week helping me with first one thing and then another. The Thompson girls did all the yard work – mowing and weed eating.

Norma Cross and Pauline Richards were in Springfield Thursday. We picked Kenny and Seth Hunt up so they could spend the weekend with Norma. Danny and Beth Maloney and Brook came down Saturday. They picked up some furniture that Norma gave them. I went up while they were there.

Kelly and DeAnn Thompson, Kinsey, Kailey and Kyle and me joined Shana Mullins, her husband, Marhsall and their three children from Illinois. They are vacationing in Branson. DeAnn and Shana are life long friends. They met when we all lived in East Moline, Illinois. They spent many hours together. Shana moved to the Chicago area and DeAnn moved here in 1998. They kept in touch all this time, but this was the first meeting for over twenty years. We all enjoyed dinner Saturday evening. The Thompsons returned home Sunday evening. I came home Saturday night.

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