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We are back into the nineties after a good rain last Thursday. I would love to see more this week.
I got busy trimming in my back yard Wednesday then Dave came by Friday and said, “Mom, no more of this.” In eighteen more days I will be 82 and that is no reason to set back and take it easy. I think of Grandma Andrews still working in her garden at Ava up until one year before going to heaven at the age of a few weeks shy of 95 years. I hate to ask for help when I can do it myself.
It was a joy to be in church both services this Sunday. Pastor Don’s message was from Ephesians 1:19-23. The Forerunner’s Dinner will be Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. Musician and humorist, Jim Luttrell, (formerly of Presleys) will be our guest.
I enjoyed a chat with Betty Chapman in church. It feels so good to see her in church again. Her son, Dan, performed a special. No one can sing like Dan can.
Oscar and Gladys Cunningham have been visiting several in the rest homes this past week. Saturday was Oscar’s 84th birthday and it was a very happy occasion as a very dear friend, Neil McDaniels had his 95th birthday party. Brother Mac from the travel agency planned 25 trips to the Bible lands and aslo preaching missionary trips for the Cunninghams. Oscar and Mr. McDaniel have been great friends for 54 years. These two have laughed and visited and prayed together. He is always happy when Oscar visits him in the rest home.
It is a great blessing to know that Camp JOY is still in use for the youth of the Ava area and for the Lord. It will be 48 years since the Lord directed the Cunninghams to build the Bible Camp. The land was bought from Ray Miller in 1963. Mr. Miller was the first to accept Christ.
The people of the area, had a mind to work., Nehemiah 4:6-8 and the first Bible Camp was 1964. This is the fifth generation for the Cunningham family as their great grandchildren attend Camp JOY. The camp is owned and directed by Van Kelly and he is doing a great work for the Lord.
The Seminole Family has a heart for God and one another and a heart for the needy and lost in our community and world. Our purpose is to touch people with the love of God. – Don Baier, pastor.