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Monday, Sept. 25

Connie Matkin stated that her family continues to celebrate September birthdays and anniversaries.  Her great-nephew, Daigan Scarbrough, celebrated his birthday on Friday at home with his mom, Missy Wells, Chopper Wells, granddad Dennis Scarbrough, grandparents Lee and Patsy Self, Aunt Connie and Uncle Roger and his cousin, Blake.  They enjoyed some delicious chili made by his mom, along with chips, nachos and a birthday cake.

Saturday he celebrated at Altitude Trampoline Park in Bossier City with his grandparents, Dennis and Renee Scarbrough, his brother, Miles and his cousin, Blake Matkin.  They also enjoyed a meal at Golden Coral in Shreveport. Bro. Roger and Connie enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, Blake, Raegan and Kenna Leigh while their son, Brad, and daughter-in-law, Kresha, went out to eat for their anniversary. They had a really enjoyable time there.  They treated the kids to pizza for supper then Kenna Leigh demanded Bro. Roger’s full attention and Connie got to play board games with the boys.

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They said the time went by too fast and they are looking forward to their next visit with them.

Happy Anniversary Brad and Kresha.  Wishing you many more years together. Bro. Roger and Connie will be celebrating their 39th anniversary Sept. 29. Charlee Montonya celebrated her ninth birthday with friends and family Saturday.  She had a water slide and her theme was Emoji.  When asked if she felt any older she said, no, not really.  It was a fun day and an awesome birthday. Bellwood Baptist Church had an awesome service Sunday.  Bro. Roger preached from Ephesians 1:3-12.

He stated that everything we do outside of the Lord is in vain and that we are chosen by the Father to reach lost souls and that is our mission in life.  Our first destiny is to receive salvation and to become the adopted children of God, living in His love and holiness.  We are to draw closer to Him every day and hopefully be known by people as a person who walks with God. He is to be praised in everything because He loves so much He gave His only begotten Son to die for us. After the message, a family of four, three generations, walked the isle and received Jesus as their Lord and Savior and were baptized. They were Diane Massey, her daughter Kayla Mathis and two of Kayla’s sons, Jacob Davis and Mason Mathis.  The church gladly welcomed them into their church family and are looking forward to serving with them together. Bellwood Baptist Church is hosting Ladies Night Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. with a meal. The theme is “With God All Things are Possible.” Speakers will be Liz Durr and Diane Massey. First Baptist Church of Robeline’s Praise Team will provide music. There will also be door prizes and you ladies are welcome. The cost is $10 each. If you did not receive a form to return, you can contact Connie Matkin at 652-4497, Edyce Rivet at 581-7325 or Robin Welling at 472-3635 as soon as you can to pre-register and then pay at the door. The District Eight Missions Office in Natchitoches is asking for help in sharing God’s love by meeting the physical needs of the people of Mexico by donating clothes in good condition coats, blankets, bedding, and clean toys (none requiring batteries). They are also collecting dried pinto beans, rice, canned vegetables and fruit for the feeding program run by Bro. Frank Banda in Mexico.  Collection week is Nov. 13-16 at the District Eight Missions Office in Natchitoches. Operation Christmas Child is in full swing. Drop-off locations will be at Calvary in Many, Martin Baptist and Westside Baptist in Natchitoches.  The national collection week is Nov. 13-20.