“Each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one other.”
~Romans 14:12-13 (NIV)~
Nancy Stokes’ dad is back in his room after dealing with Covid-19. Thank God for that big improvement. Thank you for praying for him.
Mrs. Nita Russell Miller, who will soon be 95, is also back in her room after a battle with the virus. Thank God for this miracle.
William “W.A.” Potts
September 24, 1944 – September 14, 2020
William “W.A.” Potts, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born September 24, 1944 in Osyka, MS and was 75 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Juan Blades Potts; children, William Todd Potts and wife, Cathy, Randall Kirk Potts and wife, Renea, Darla Potts Bridges and husband, Khris; grandchildren, Russton Potts and wife, Julia, Haley Potts, Brandy Potts, Amy Caine and husband, Dustin, Chelsey Hammons, Lana Fairburn; great-grandchildren, Tayler Potts, Ona Sterling, Annabelle Caine and Harper Hammons; step-mother, Bobbie Potts; sister-in-law, Myrna Potts; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, James M. Potts and Wilma Dean Sanders Potts; brother, Robert Earl Potts. Visitation at East Fork Baptist Church from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, September 18, 2020. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Meg Stevens is working on a mission project for Louisiana Baptist Relief in the area affected by Hurricane Laura.
Friends-The following items have been requested by our Disaster Relief team at Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles.Diapers, sizes 4-6.Cleaning supplies- every thing Also- I’m gathering t-shirts. Both colored or white.They can be stained or torn. ( we are making bundles of cleaning rags as well as jump ropes for shoeboxes)Please contact me if you have questions or if you’d like to volunteer.985 514 2690Items can be dropped off in the Sharing Shed behind my mailbox or ill be happy to pick up. Thanks!Blessings!
Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions
“The Right Time to Show Compassion”
Read the Bible in 2020 – September 15
Update on Operation Christmas Child
- My list shows all purchases for this year have been made. We have one order, for additional calculators, that will be here any day.
- A group of ladies has faithfully made totes for years that we place inside each box. They are colorful and just the right size for the “shoeboxes”. Yesterday, we were blessed with 361 totes for our boxes this year. Thank you, ladies!
- My sister helped us tremendously this year through making wonderful items and purchasing other items.
- Two of my faithful young friends have helped me for years. They helped me at the beginning of the year. When they grow up, I fully expect they will still be involved in OCC.
- A church family has ordered a number of items for us this year. They also shopped locally to complete our supply of coloring books and add to the supple of Mardi Gras beads.
- We are officially focusing on collecting money for postage. A week ago, we paid to ship over 25% of our boxes. Yesterday, I received checks from two ladies and a message about a donation from a third lady. God is blessing us through these friends!
- Several classes have faithfully purchased monthly. I’ve learned to enjoy their Amazon shopping. Thanks to a friend who helped by doing the shopping for some of the classes.
- During 2020, we are blessed to be ahead of where we usually are at this point! I greatly appreciate all the help and know the boys and girls will be so blessed when they open their boxes.
- Speaking of boxes. We have 150 of them painted and ready to go. Fifty more are being worked on. Special thanks to the late Martha Griffith who painted hundreds of boxes last year. We are using about 100 of “her boxes” this year.
- David has been able to help me much more this year than the last few years. We worked alone except for the first couple of months of the year due to the virus. We were able to accomplish more than usual by working a few hours at a time.
- Janice Hornsby, the church secretary, has been an asset too. She kept track of what was turned in and physically carried a number of boxes down from the office so they would be ready for us.
- Thanks to FBC! Thanks to everyone!
- God has greatly blessed the “shoebox” process this year!
- You are helping to change the world through children and the shoeboxes!
The year, 2020, has been a good “shoebox” year! Coming soon – packing in October and serving as a collection site in November.