“Carl’s Thoughts” by Carl S. Sims

We are so happy that our members at Hilldale are still reading their Bibles. This week Gene Forehand has completed the
reading of the New Testament. Who will be next? Remember what Jesus tells us in John 5:39: “Search the scriptures; for in them
ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” God’s word tells us of Jesus and we must continue to read.
We also have good news from the past week. This past Thursday night after a series of Bible studies, Brenna Sledge chose
to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ by being baptized into Christ. We are so happy to have Brenna and her husband, Jeremy, to worship
with us. Brenna and Jeremy are the parents of two boys – Ethan and Nikolai. We hope that everyone will help this family to
be a part of the fellowship at Hilldale.
Jesus tells us in John 4:35: “Behold I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to
harvest.” Jesus is telling us to always be conscious of souls that need to be saved. We are always to keep our eyes open in order to
reach out to the lost.