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Our Sunday school superintendent, Bro. Lance opened worship service by welcoming everyone, took prayer requests which were many, prayed over them. Then Holly and Danny led congregation in a song. We had handshaking. Bro. Lance read announcements about our upcoming revival in April, week of April 13th with Bro. Nathan Humbyrd. After congregational singing the children did the penny march.

Bro. David Lafferty played piano and sang for the special. After David sang, Bro. Lance gave an awesome testimony about how God is working in his life.

Our Pastor David Welsh chose verses from II Timothy, chapter 4 and verses from Revelation, chapter 22. What an awesome service and message. Several were prayed over with needs.

Our attendance was down with just 67, but the Holy Spirit was present. Bro. Lance dismissed us in prayer.

Sunday night service was dismissed for those who wanted to attend Fifth Sunday night singing at Pleasant Ridge.

Our Tuesday night special prayer meeting for our revival was well attended. Pastor Dave chose scripture from Acts 2:2, also I Kings 19:11-12. We all gathered at altar and prayed. We also had a nice crowd for Wednesday night Bible study. We’re studying the book of Acts, chapter 2.

Aunt Naida Hartley and Ronnie came out to visit Sue one day. We had a very nice visit. We had not seen them for a very long time.

Sunday, March 30 was my brother, Ron Lethco’s birthday so Judy had birthday dinner for him. Their son, Joe and wife, Erica Lethco came up from Oklahoma to help him celebrate. Joe did the barbeque and others brought in a side dish. Attending were Ervin and Lodean Schultz, Sue Brown, Susie Brayden of Forsyth, Rod, Lisa and Kayli Brown of Seymour and other son, Jerry. We had real good food.

Sue drove to Seymour Nazarene Sunday night to hear her son, Rod, preach. He used Acts 2:42-47, “When The Church Takes Off.” He also used Mark 16:17 and Luke 24:52-53.

Joe, Erica, Ron, Judy and Jerry drove out to visit with Granny and Pappy and Sue Monday afternoon. Joe and Erica had to go back home (Oklahome) Tuesday. While they were here visiting we took Norma and Kenny some wood.

Happy to see Freeda Richards back in church service with us.

Happy Birthday this week to Dade Forrest. Happy Anniversary to Lance and Kimberly Stillings on the 9th.

Keep Larry and Lynn Clayton in your prayers. Larry is improving, but remains in the hospital.

If you don’t have a home church we invite you to Goodhope General Baptist.

Norma Cross and Pauline Richards returned home Sunday evening after spending several days in Claremore, Oklahoma. While there they attended the annual Jenkins sister party which are the daughters of the late Lee and Mavie (Applegate) Jenkins. Sisters are Sue Johnson, Georgia Sanders and Pauline and Norma. One sister passed away a couple of years ago. Her name was Retha Haas. This year for fun on Thursday we went to the nail and toe spa. On Friday we went to the Hair Parlor. Saturday we had a dirty santa gift exchange then lunch, visiting and playing games, as well as taking pictures. Besides the sisters we always invite our nieces and great nieces. There was over 35 people in attendance. A few guys came by later. We had our party at Georgia’s house this year.

Kyle Thompson spent Saturday and Sunday with Jaden Hicks.

Psalm 32:1-2, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity and in whose spirit there is no guide.”

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