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Hello to everyone! Saturday was a gorgeous sunny day. It is very warm outside, but the days are waning down. We have not seen our yellow finches lately, but we were told they are mating and nesting now. We enjoy our birds and nature.

The time is drawing nearer to James’ surgery. We are so thankful and blessed that our “traveling” angels are mowing our grass. We could never thank them enough, and if they ever need us, all they have to do is let us know. We did not ask for help, but these “angels” stepped up and volunteered to help so James would not have to put his surgery off. I have no doubt God directed these “angels,” and they followed His lead. We are so blessed.

We lost a very dear friend and Christian lady this week. Kathy Cupples faced her battle with courage along with her Lord, family and friends. She was certainly one to be admired for her strength, kindness, humbleness, helpful and caring ways. She will be missed by many, but she has made a lasting impression on many and will live on here. She is now with her Lord and Savior. Prayers go out to her entire family. There is never a good time for us to lose our loved ones, but we will see them again. Until then, we will lean on the Lord and be thankful for sweet memories.

We were involved in an accident Thursday afternoon. We were rear ended. Our car is smashed, but we are thankful because things could have been worse.

We are very blessed that Bro. Glenn Harris has accepted the interim pastor position at Friendship Baptist Church. We welcome him and his wife, Judy, and we are here for you two if you need us. We enjoyed a great sermon Sunday by Bro. Glenn on the Ten Commandments. We invite you to come and join us in worshipping the Lord at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. We have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with Discipleship Training at 5:30 p.m. and worship at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. We also have prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday nights. 

Happy Birthday to Braelyn Ellis and Paige Barber, Aug. 18; Emily Seaton, April Zimmerle and Carroll Williams, Aug. 20; Jennifer Johnson, Austyn Newman, Diane Jordan and Julia Parchman, Aug. 22; Dwain Seaton, Aug. 23; and Nick Priddy and Kendyl Davidson, Aug. 24. Also, Happy Belated 50th Birthday to Darren Hatch.

Happy Anniversary to Carey & Clint Barham, Aug. 20.

Please continue to remember these in prayer: Lynn Allen, Sheila Bedwell, George and Marie Bishop, Janis Brewer, Robert and Joyce Brewer, Steve and Kay Burton, Leon Carroll, Jackie Chambers, Billy Dickson, James Ellis, Johnny Joyner, Bobbie Wyatt King, Lee Nell King, Billy Frank Latham, Nancy McCaskill, Owen McKinney, Billy Neal Priddy, Pam Priddy, Doris and Donald Rowlett, Dalton Seratt, Mark Wilson, Adam Wise, Trey Young and the family and friends of Kathy Cupples. Also, please pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and its leaders and first responders. There are many sick and hurting. Please say a prayer for those. Even if you do not know their name, God does.

“Pray”- “I pray because I believe in the power of prayer/I pray because I have no doubt that God has answered my prayers/I pray because God allowed me to wake up to see another day/No matter what others think or say/I will PRAY.”

I pray you all have a wonderful week, and may it be filled with love, joy, peace and blessings. Remember: if you have news, please call me at 983-0718 or email mimmiepots@gmail.com. I would truly appreciate any news. People from here and even those who have moved from our area are hungry for news from home. Until next week, Happy Trails to You.

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