“You did not choose me,
but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—
fruit that will last.”
~John 15:16 NIV~
Please continue to pray for Angie Lamb as she works to overcome the hunting accident.
Please continue to pray for Melissa Simpson Scutzman’s step grandchild, Hudson Hobgood, who is ten weeks old. The doctors think it is time for them to do heart surgery which will be done this morning. Please pray for Hudson and his family.
McClendon James Hayman
06/21/1955 – 11/19/2019
McClendon James Hayman, 64, of Greenburg, LA, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. James was a hard worker and could never sit still. He was always looking for a way to provide and support his family. He enjoyed being outdoors and in nature, just being a simple man. He was a friend and shared his servant heart with anyone he met and what you saw was what you got. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend and will be missed by who were touched by his life. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will resume on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until service at 12 p.m., officiated by Rev. Steve Miller and Rev. Tommy Smith. Burial will follow on the grounds of Greensburg Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Billie F. Hayman; sons, Brandon James Hayman and Jarrett Frank Hayman; grandsons, Aidan James Hayman and Ewan Gordon Rice Hayman; mother, Willie Mae Hayman; brothers, Rocky and Daryle Hayman; and his extended family that raised him as their own, Magee and Nancy Martin and their family; as well as a wealth of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James Wesley Hayman, Jr.; and brother, Douglas Hayman. Please share your condolences at http://www.sealefuneral.com.
OCC “Shoeboxes” – Yesterday, was a day to work hard to pack up the remainder of the shoeboxes that were delivered Monday. We also received some other boxes and got most of them packed. I want to say a special thanks to Taylor Creek for bringing “filler” items and to Luther Terrell who is so helpful in packing and moving those heavy cartons. Today, we will be receiving boxes from 4 – 6 P.M.
Scripture Writing – Nov. 20th – Psalm 107: 28-32
Thankfulness – Day 20 – Today, I am thankful for the men, women, boys, and girls who pack the “shoeboxes”. Why do they work so hard and spend money they could spend on items or needs for themselves? The answer is: They are our local missionaries who want to impact the children/families around the world in the most needy countries. Do they ship expensive electronic toys like many children here have on their Christmas wish lists? No, they ship lots of love and a desire for families to have an opportunity to meet Jesus. Also included are soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, dolls, balls, miniature cars, spoons, plastic cups and bowls, etc. The excitement for the children is the contents of the boxes. The eternal reward is an opportunity to meet and love Jesus, who already loves them!
Today, my heart overflows for the children/families who packed “shoeboxes”, the families who will receive them, and the volunteers who are working in the 5,000+ sites where shoeboxes are being delivered and packed in cartons to be shipped to the next stop on the way to the children. By the way, shoeboxes from our area usually go to Hammond and then Texas as they make a long journey to get to boys and girls who will be sooooooooo excited to open them and often cannot understand that all the contents of the box are for them! Please pray for everyone involved.