Singing started off our morning at church, followed by so many prayers for our church family and those we love. We are thankful for those He has brought back, we continue to pray for others to come.
Brother Raymond read from Ezekiel 37:1-11, the story of the “Dry Bones”. This is quite an interesting story, thinking of Israel as the dry bones, lost, without hope.
In the evening service, we had Brother Coonce as our guest speaker. He spoke from Psalm 20. He reminded us that we still have the power, and to always be ready to be the prayer partner when we are called on. We appreciate him coming, and Sister Lorie had a good song, also.
Brother Raymond and Naida were able to have an afternoon off, making a trip to Webb City, to spend with their son, Stephen, and family.
This Sunday evening, at 6 p.m., we will host the musical group, from Teen Harvest. This is a group of young men, some of them self-taught, who have formed a band and will be giving a mini-concert for us. Everyone is invited, following with light refreshments.
Brother Martin continues to spend time with daughter, Ronda, and family. His tests have shown he has serious illnesses to deal with. We continue to pray for him and his family, knowing God will be close to them at this time. He has been having lots of visitors, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sister Pernie and Dennis, had lunch with them, Sunday. Jim also had lunch with them, Monday.
Company this week for Jewell Elliott was James Elliott, Shaun and LeAnna Elliott and children, Albert Elliott, Donna Nichols and Lauren Hall, on Sunday.
Kristy Tackett and Stephanie Mishler spent the weekend with Harold and Kay Hutchison. Jayne Clark Nash joined the group Saturday evening and made the foursome for card games, food and fun. The group all returned home Sunday morning. Dan, Kim and Morgan Clements stopped by for a short time, Saturday evening.
Kay Hutchison met her longtime school friend, Norma Buchanan Wood, Monday afternoon, for lunch and reminiscing. Norma lives in Ozark, returning home late in the afternoon.