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We had a good day quilting today and visiting and of course eating out. Our Pastors, Bro. Benny and Sis. Loretta Dewitt and Bro. Hesterlee came and worked in the kitchen painting and cleaning out cabinets to be painted. Bro. Fleetwood and Bro. Hesterlee are putting in a new hot water heater and looking for a frost-free refrigerator and cabinet top. It will look so nice when it’s finished.
We had good services Sunday morning and Bro. Dewitt’s message was “Overcoming Opposition” Numbers 38-40 and Matthew 25:1-13. He preached on the ten virgins, five were wise and took plenty of oil for their lamps and five foolish who didn’t have enough oil for their lamps. Our Sunday school class was good also. The lesson was from Hosea chapter four and chapter 6 teaching on God’s great love for His people.
In the afternoon we went to Red Bud Village and had service at 2 p.m. We sang a lot of old gospel songs and just enjoyed God’s presence there.
Sunday night we had lots of special singing and a good testimony service. We want to wish Bro. Bernie Hutchison a Happy Birthday and hope he had a great day.
I don’t think I named those that were baptized two Sundays ago. There was seven baptized by our pastors, Bro. Darrell and Sis. Betty Hesterless helping. I would name them all, but I probably would leave some out. I know our oldest was Sis. Charlotte Brown and daughter, Mary Mason, and the youngest was my granddaughter, Albany Wallace. I was glad to see people following instruction to be baptized by immersion.
We are way busy in Ava this month especially with Foxtrotters here this week and Apple Festival in Seymour and everyone is working to have garage sales while the weather is so nice and our quilters are no exception. The money made will go for making more quilts to give out. We donated one for the Senior Center to sell Saturday for their breakfast fundraiser. They always appreciate what people donate for that.
I did want to mention a cousin of mine from Oklahoma passed away – Retha Jenkins Haas, this is Pauline Richard’s sister. She was originally from Ava and was Uncle Lee and Aunt Mavie Jenkin’s daughter. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Faith Rock will be having a revival starting the 25th of September. Our fish fry will be the 23rd of September. We are looking forward to some good eats and music there. God bless everyone.