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I haven’t written since our anniversary party, but I appreciate Sis. Wanda Ray and Sis. Betty for writing.
We had a very good service Sunday morning with Br. Benny and Loretta Dewitt preaching and singing. Bro Dewitt preached from Matthew 20:30-34 and Acts 6:10-15 if you want to read the message. Sis. Loretta sang a beautiful old song. His message was “What Do You Have Need Of.” Ariel Conrad also sang a special and she and Albany Wallace did a good job with their memory verses and Albany did the Pledge to the Bible.
Our Sunday school teacher, Bro. Bob taught the Christmas story from Luke 2. I enjoy the old story again and again.
Sis. Ray will be taking her class to a special Christmas program and dinner in Branson this week at the Dixie Stampede. It sounds good to me.
We had a good service Sunday at the nursing home in the afternoon. Sis. Loretta led the singing with some Christmas carols and Sis. Betty Hesterlee brought the message. I appreciate all that came from the church and those that come to listen from the home.
I wanted to visit a little with Sis. Marie Long who had been back to the hospital overnight. She isn’t doing very well. Sis. Norma Frye is still in the hospital the last I heard. She has been there over two weeks and in much need of prayers.
We had one birthday last week. Bro. Darrel Hesterlee had a birthday. My granddaughter, Jordan Gloyd, is 27 this week. Our daughter, Teresa and John Gloyd had a family dinner at their home celebrating her birthday. She is planning a May wedding next year. Hopefully, one more year of college after this coming May and she will have her Master’s Degree.
I really enjoyed our Christmas parade this year. I thought it was very well organized and I enjoyed watching it with my granddaughter, Addison, and helping her pick up candy from the sidelines. She didn’t want to ride with her Mom and Dad. She thought everyone would be looking at her.
I’ve written this scripture before but it’s worth repeating, Jeremiah 29:11-13, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you saith the Lord, thought of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end. Then shall you call upon me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
We’re planning on having Christmas dinner at our daughter, Sherry Wallace and husband, Wes’ home. This will be their first dinner in the home they have moved into. Hopefully weather permitting our family will be together.
I wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year ahead.
Our pastor, Betty Hesterlee, has been in the hospital two times in November. The first time was November 6 with a 99 percent blockage and had two stints put in and then she went back November 11 and had three more stints put in. She is doing better, but seems not to have enough wind. Betty and Darrel are happy to have Patty and all three boys home for Christmas. Betty appreciates everyone for the prayers, cards and the food. God bless all.