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We’ve enjoyed a beautiful sunny Monday here and the weekend wasn’t bad either. Anyway, the days were sunny, not so cold. I was sorry about the tornado storms reported. The Ava area did okay, but several counties weren’t so lucky.
Jerry and I went to Branson last Monday. Tuesday, I thought I wanted to shop after Christmas and see the lights at the landing, but it was so cold Monday night I just wanted to get back to our motel room. We did shop quite a bit on Tuesday and went to a show. We had a couple of good meals while there.
I called my sister, Verda, in Virginia. She said they had close to 14 inches of snow starting Christmas Day. I also called my sister, Wanda, in California and they were glad to have a couple of days without rain there. I’m glad we’ve done pretty good weather wise here. We are in January now so we may see some bad weather yet.
We had a very good service Sunday. Sis. Betty preached from Ezekiel 37 – about the valley of dry bones. She compared us to it, saying we need to get stirred up and not just sit and get dry in our spirit and not to grow weary in well doing. I appreciated the songs from Sis. Carlene Willis and Ariel Conrad. Sis. Betty led us in some praise and worship songs. We enjoyed Albany Wallace and Ariel Conrad doing their memory verses. They do real well.
I don’t think Sis. Carlene Willis would mind us wishing her a great 81st birthday last week and if I say we appreciate her at Faith Rock.
The young people reported having a very good time at the Dixie Stampede and the Christmas show. Sis. Wanda Ray drove them and they got to see the Christmas lights also.
We are planning on having our Christmas and celebrating birthdays dinner next Sunday the 9th. We’re also looking forward to having Bro. Benny and Sis. Loretta Dewitt back to preach and sing at Faith Rock. I hope the weather stays nice enough that we will have lots of visitors to enjoy the service and dinner with us.
I want to report that Sis. Norma Frye is at the Mountain Grove nursing home and having dialysis treatments three times a week in Mountain Grove. She needs our prayers as do Bro. Loy Heinlein and Jean and Gayla. I visited by phone with Sis. Dessie Miller, she needs prayers also as she has been ill the last several months. I’m sure Sis. Marie Long would appreciate a visit or card there at the nursing home also. Lots of other requests were given on Sunday that needs prayers. Bro. Bob and Shirley Fleetwood’s daughter and family that have now moved to Wisconsin for employment need prayer. I don’t think they knew anyone where they moved to.
Our son-in-law, Wesley Wallace’s son, Alan, from Bakersfield, California has been visiting relatives in Missouri and is at Wes and Sherry’s home this week and then plans to visit his grandmother, Sue Wallace and uncles and families in Exeter before going back to California.
We plan to quilt at church Tuesday and if someone you know is in need for quilts, we give them to those that need them. Call one of us or come by on Tuesday.
Have a great new year and hopefully a much better one for some that last year.