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Let Your Fires Flow
Revival burn, oh burn; Set our hearts aglow. Spread the burning round; Let your fires flow. With flaming lives of love; Let others feel its heat. And when they see your shine; Let their lives repeat. Let them watch in awe; Your blaze across the land. And know it’s of your grace; And by your loving hand. Burn into our hearts; Your power and your will. Burn into your children; To love your and to yield. Oh, let your fire change us; to love with all our might. Let us shine for Jesus, Like a fire in the night.

Oh! What beautiful flowers, Dogwood trees, tulips, azaleas and more. If you can’t see God’s wonders in all this, something is wrong.
Thanks to Gary D. Cheek for the nice handrails he made and put up at Bethel Church.
Saturday, March 11th, the Rawls Family had their annual Rawls reunion at West New Home Church. There were some 70 plus aunts, uncles, cousins, who enjoyed fun, fellowship, and much delicious food.
Here on Thursday were Jean Caston Baily and daughter, Tammy from Ruston. They had been over to the cemetery to put out flowers and they always come by to say hello. Here on Saturday were Joe Smith and his son, Tyson from Monroe.
They were playing baseball at the Tim McGraw Complex in Rayville, had a break so Joe brought Tyson for ice cream.
He remembers coming with his grandpa when he was a little boy. My little Great grandson, Cooper Thompson was in Baton Rouge this past weekend for wrestling. He won 5th in state in his category. Granny is proud of him! My Cousin who was raised here, Merle Davis Westermoreland passed away on March 14th in Gatesville, Texas. She was a fun person to be around.
Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Timmy Antley. May God’s love fill the void in each life touched by him “homegoing.”
We at Bethel will be in revival Sunday April 2nd-April 5th. Bro Marion Collier will be our evangelist and Wayne Smart will do the music. Everyone is invited to attend.
Happy Birthday this week: My little granddaughter-in-law Ashley Cheek, Donnie Swain, Erin Yates Dove on March 23rd, Amber Stokes Puckett on March 24th, Heather Stowe, Chelsea Stephens on March 25th, Gary Cater, Kim Mann, Donnie Odom on March 26th, Brian Stanley on March 27th, Corey Dickson on March 29th. May these celebrate many more happy ones!
Anniversary wishes to: Doline and Jamie Rawls (12yrs) on March 26th, Paula and Donnie Hough on March 24th, Wendi and Todd McManus, Bonnie and Jimmy Dale Parker on March 28th. May these share many more happy years together!
Have a great week, Please call and share!
Remember your cemetery donations for the upkeep!
Remember: Conscience is God’s Built-in warning system. Be very Happy when it hurts you. Be very worried when it doesn’t.
Happy Spring to you!

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