July 2019 Newsletter

First Baptist Church of Petit Jean

“Come to the Mountain for His Word”

July, 2019

O, Beautiful, For Spacious Skies

We are very blessed!  We live in a beautiful portion of a beautiful state and a beautiful nation. We have, for the most part, clean air and clean water which is necessary to not only sustain life, but in every way possible, they are necessities.   Every direction you look we see beauty.  There are rivers, mountains, crops and skies that catch our eyes and leave pictures in our memories that hundreds of thousands of tourist hope to catch as they visit our area each year.

Perhaps the greatest resource we have here on the mountain is the people who reside here.  Many times a great vacation experience has been spoiled by a terrible experience at a gift shop, service station or restaurant.  And, I have typically found in regions of our country that one bad experience feeds another and another.  The rest, the peacefulness and beauty found on the mountain, is enhanced by the neighborly fellowship seen as a rule rather than as a rarity.  Much of this comes from a relationship with God, our creator that bubbles out to everyone we meet.

You live in the words of Hebrews 13:1-2 that says, Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Bro.  Bill Scroggs

We Lift Up In Prayer

Phyllis Adams, Wayne Adams,  June Andrews, Pauline Belk, Fern Bess, Paul Bess,  Linda & Phil Chapman, David Durbin, Gwyn Gasaway, Lew Gasaway, Agatha Gasaway, Dick George,  Clayton & Linda Jones, Kay D. Jones, Henry Jones, Ben Lancaster, Brooklyn Lankford, Sharon Leon, Cylinda Curtis,  Lynn Moore, Danielle Morgan, Annie Rozivka,  Jay Scroggs, Bro. Bill & Reta Scroggs, Linda Smith, Matthew Steinmetz, Sharon Steinmetz,  Marvin VanEchaute, Loyd Vance, Frieda Ward, Jevin Womack, flood victims, our missionaries, our Military, and The United States of America.

 Happy Birthday

July 17  Wayne Adams

July 21  Clayton Jones

July 23  Sharon Leon

July 23  Danielle Morgan

July 30 Cylinda Curtis

Happy Anniversary

July 6 Bubba & Patti



We extend our congratulations to the family of Eli Morgan Cox.  Eli was born on June 8, 2019 to Chris and Olivia Cox and proud sister Eva Kay Cox.  Other proud family members include Grandparents Bubba and Patti Vance, Bobby and Carolyn Cox, Great-grandparents Billy and Ann Vance and Dick and Kay George.  Eli also has a host of proud aunts, uncles and others. May the Lord bless this family and guide them as they lead this child.



We are so happy to welcome Doug and Jeanie Scroggs back to First Baptist Church of Petit Jean.  They came on promise of a letter from Hoxie First Baptist Church to unite with us in church membership.  We feel truly blessed to have them back home at First Baptist Church of Petit Jean. May the Lord bless them as they seek to do His will.


We congratulate Luis Leon on his completion of the work required for a General Equivalency Diploma.  Luis graduated on June 18, 2019. May the Lord bless Luis as he seeks to find work.


God Bless America, land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam.
God Bless America, my home sweet home.
God Bless America, my home sweet home.