Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and comes down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
~James 1:17 NKJV~
Here is a prayer request I’ve been waiting to be able to share. Rusty Benoit will be having open-heart surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, at Ochsner. Please pray for Jana, Reece, Jack, and other family members as you pray for Rusty.
We know that, unfortunately, the holiday season leads to an increase of criminal activity. A friend from Montpelier Baptist Church said someone took the petty cash ($54.00) and all the church’s historical records Sunday night. Let’s pray the records are found and returned and that people will not choose to steal and commit other crimes but learn about loving God and others. Montpelier had the solution to the needs of the person(s), but it isn’t petty cash and church historical records. It’s Jesus!
I spent some time assessing the results of the Lottie Moon Tea we had Sunday afternoon. We had almost 120 people in attendance representing at least 13 churches and almost 1700 stamped Christmas cards turned in which will be delivered to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail this week. I don’t have a count of the cards for the St. Helena Parish Jail, but some cards will be sent there by the St. Helena Parish churches. We have a good many Bibles which will be distributed at the jail too, but I don’t have all of them here to count. We also had many, many people who learned about loving people and doing missions. Thank you to all who attended and/or supported the tea and projects in any way!
Read the Bible – Hebrews 11-13 and Psalm 30
Baptist Press – http://bpnews.net
Louisiana Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com
No matter what is on your agenda today, I hope you remember that the celebration of the birth of Jesus is the true reason for this annual holiday season.