Rome News

The hot and dry weather is on everyone’s mind these days. Hopefully it will rain in a day or so. I have been watering my plants, so far they are still producing veggies.

There was several nieces and nephews and in-laws that attended Peggy Jenkins’ funeral Wednesday, July 12th. After the burial Norma Cross and helpers had lunch at the Jenkins building for the family. She was married to our brother, Glenn, since 1943. She will be sadly missed.

DeAnn Thompson and I was in Springfield Friday. I had some x-rays taken. Praise the Lord they only found arthritis in my hip.That goes with age, I think.

Kinsey and Kailey Thompson had some friends over Friday afternoon. Autumn Groth from Springfield and Walker and Cole. They ended up going to Destiny Rasch’s birthday party later that evening.

Sunday after church Juanita Herrell, Freeda Richards, Pauline Richards and Kyle Thompson had lunch with Norma Cross. Also Kenny and Seth Hunt.

Kyle and I went by to see Pauline Hathcock and took her lunch. She said she was feeling better. She missed going to church. Maybe she will be able to come before long.

Kenny Goin was taken by ambulance to the hospital last week for a couple of days. He came home under observation.

Several men from Goodhope General Baptist Church went to the Forsyth nursing home Saturday to support Lavern during this time. They prayed with Jerry. He is in a coma due to a stroke. Pastor David said he squeezed his hand.

Thursday Dianne and Sue made a trip to West Plains, on the way back they stopped at Mountain Grove and surprised Sue’s brother, Ron and Judy and Jerry to have supper with them.

Saturday Sue went with Rod, Lisa and Kayli and Lisa’s sister, Dottie and Jacob to Protem for a swimming trip and picnic lunch. They also drove on down just across the line to Arkansas to see the ferry.

One day last week Ron, Judy and Jerry came and built some shelves in the shop for Sue.

Sue said she had to chuckle when Rod was sharpening blades on the lawn mower. Dottie’s grandson, Conner told Rod, “Oh, you’re making the blades younger.”

Attendance at Goodhope General Baptist was 81. Specials were by Susie Adams and Harley Ferguson.

Pastor David used scripture from Revelations 3:1-6. It was a very inspiring spirit-filled message. His sermon was on, “Do you remember the joy you felt when you were saved?” The Bible is our inspiration and our source of direction. He also used Acts 1:8. Several were at the altar for prayer. It was good preaching.

Sunday evening opened with prayer requests and congregational singing and testimonies. The last song of the evening was performed with Sue Brown and Danny Davis, the song leader. They asked Kerry Lafferty to play the piano while they sang. Pastor David asked for individual’s to find favorite scriptures and read them.

Proverbs 6:16-19, “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hand that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethern.” Amen.