Special to the Advocate
When Doug Holland became pianist at
“I played Lily of the Valley for four Sundays straight until I learned two other songs – Victory in Jesus and Sweet Hour of Prayer,” he said.
Those kind of memories were abundant Oct. 30 when
“We were with the folks at Thrasher for only two years, but by God’s grace and in God’s power, we were able to accomplish a great deal as we prayed and worked together,” Dr. George E. Morris of
The church, located north of Booneville, was founded in 1905. It now has 32 members.
Long time member Wayne Hall told stories of the days he attended the church as a boy. He recalled the men in the church who had been mentors to him – particularly those who had helped with Sunday school and
Church members arrived dressed in clothing similar to what was worn in 1905 when the church was founded. The Rev. Mary Lou Tickell welcomed the members and guests. Elaine
The Rev. Gerald Carpenter of
Following the service was a covered-dish luncheon. Huddleston wrote a poem for the occasion that began:
“In October 1905, which was in the early fall,
To spread the word of Jesus was the goal,
For the purpose of saving lost peoples’ souls”.
After remembering the many loving people who had been a part of the church over the years, she ended with:
“Keeping the memories alive of past members and pastors, we certainly need,
To pay tribute to them all for their many good deeds.
Many prayers have been answered and souls have been saved –
We give thanks to God for these blessings and miracles today.”