The deer hunters had some pretty weather over the weekend. Tony Richards, Cody and Lisa Richards, Kenny and Seth Hunt and Kailey and Kyle Thompson all hunted around here. Cody got a 9 point, Seth got a big doe and Kyle got a 6 point. Tony didn’t get to hunt much because he went with Kailey and Kyle. He said he would rather see the kids get one because he is off this week.

Danny and Beth Maloney and Jason from Sparta and Matt and Phoenix from Forsyth was here Saturday to help me winterize and some other things that needed attention. Just before they were leaving Jason got sick. They ended up taking him to the E.R. They reported this morning he was better.

Goodhope General Baptist Church attendance Sunday was 91.

Prayer requests were taken. Congregation opened with some good singing and hand shaking.

Special music was Mike Nickels with a piano solo, Kenny and Annie Goin’s son-in-law on guitar. Special by Bro. Bob Huskey accompanied by Glen Robertson on banjo, Jeff Biaggi on banjo, Sue Brown on keyboard and Mike Nickel on piano.

Bro. Bob preached a good message in absence of our pastor David Welsh who is on vacation. He used Psalm 42, “Where is God when you need Him?” Altar call was given, people responded.

Sue reports she had a busy weekend as she had a new living room floor put in. She said it was a chore getting things moved out then getting things back in. A person doesn’t realize how much “stuff” you have until a project is started. The kids were a big help.

Bro. Jerry Loveland brought the evening message using Joshua 24:15 and II Corinthians 6:2. Bro. Jerry is the pastor at Highlonesome now. He will be there full time starting in December. They said the church has started growing the past four Sundays. We wish them much success. They are good people.

Norma Cross and Kenny Hunt visited with Goldie Miller, Irene Richards and others last week at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center.

Freeda Richards had lots of hunters at her house over the weekend. I think Karl her son from Rolla is going to stay a couple days.

I was glad to see several faces in church Sunday that hadn’t been there for a while for one reason or the other.

Psalm 61:1-3, “Hear my cry O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of he earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”