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We have been getting some nice little rains lately. At least I haven’t needed to water my garden for over a week. Gary and I were awakened to quite a fierce electrical storm around three this morning. When I peeked out our window and saw that the sky was lit up with lightening, I quickly asked the Lord to protect us and jumped back into bed. And sure enough, the storm had ceased and all was well when my night of rest was over. God is good.
Brother Jerry Huff opened the church service at Red Bank by greeting the members and guests and leading them in singing hymns. We appreciate Jerry helping with the music while Gary is recuperating from his surgery. Brother Jake Hampton led the worship service hymns. Special music was presented by Eloise Hallmark.
The morning sermon was taken from Matthew 4. If we say we are a Christian and never act like one, how then can we be an effective witness and lead others to Christ?
For the evening service, our mission leader, Eloise Hallmark, presented a DVD documentary on the Exodus from Egypt and how God taught the Hebrew children the difference in trusting Him and trusting the many Egyptian gods they had been following and paying homage to. Sometimes we fail to remember just how great, how powerful and how faithful our God is.
Red Bank is preparing for Bible School which is to be held July11-15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day. Snacks and a light lunch will be served. The theme this year is, “The Egypt file; Decoding the Mystery of Life.” Plan to be a part of the Adventure, the Mystery and Intrigue that will take place as we follow clues, decode answers for the truth, and debunk the myths that have been told about God’s Creation. You won’t want to miss it!
Visiting with Maxine Lirley Friday evening were Jamie and Lydia Boyd. Also visiting her on Sunday afternoon were James and Debbie Lirley and Danny, Kari, Emily and Kate Hampton. Maxine is always excited when she gets visits from her family. Ralph and Barbadeen Laughlin are also faithful in visiting Maxine each week. They often enjoy having breakfast with her. She loves it when they do that. If one reads the Heart of the Ozark Healthcare Center article published each week in the Herald, they will discover that Maxine has a part in writing it. Check it out.
It’s been a quiet week so I’ll say so long for now. Take care. Remember to be a light that shines for Jesus. If you don’t know Him, invite Him into your heart and let Him light up your life!