“That is why we never give up.

Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.

Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” 

~2 Corinthians 4:16-17 NLT~



Update on Jimmy Alford:  Jimmy had three or four hard days following his procedure Monday, but he is now feeling much better.  Keep praying for him and his family.




Sheldon Leon Dykes

February 17, 1965 – January 12, 2018

Sheldon Leon Dykes was born February 17, 1965. He went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018. Sheldon succumbed to his brief battle with lung cancer at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana, surrounded by those that loved him most. He was survived by daughters, Samantha (Yancy) Hughes, Shelby (Richie) Magee of Kentwood, La; Emily Dykes (fiancé, Chance Travis) of Calhoun, La; and their mother Anna Givens Hodges of Kentwood, La; Grandchildren Joshua and Charlie Hughes, and Brayden Magee; Mother, Nellie (Rodney) Perryman; siblings Donald, Walter, Betty, Libby, Raymond, Denell, Mark and Kim; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Dykes. Sheldon was a nurse by trade and worked in the health care field for over 30 years. He was currently serving as the Administrator of Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. He proudly served the community at this facility for more than 15 years in various roles. He was a pillar of strength and love for his family and all of those who knew him. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, Louisiana on Saturday, January 20th from 10-11 am. Visitation with the family before the service will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please honor Sheldon by making donations to Kentwood Manor Nursing Home.



Read the Bible

  • Genesis 43-44
  • Proverbs 6
  • Matthew 12



Missions poster – I put eight new “lights” on the poster Friday morning.  I hope you will notice the progress we are making.



I hope all of you made it through the low temperatures last night without any trouble.  Tonight won’t be so bad, but then the very low temperatures will be back.  Take care.  Keep warm!



Do you want to be blessed?  Make a few visits to senior adults who are homebound.  You will be greatly blessed.  Your visit will be the highlight of their day!

Anna Lee