15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 

16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1:15-16

Today, we, FBC, Kentwood, completed our eight days of serving as a drop-off location. Here are some statistics you may be interested in.

14 volunteers gave of their time

123.25 hours were worked

8.8 hours – average time of service per volunteer

1601 shoeboxes were packed into 100 cartons and transported to the next location on their journey

200 shoeboxes = average number of shoeboxes per day

14 churches and groups participated in packing shoeboxes

9 individuals/families turned in shoeboxes

10 boxes of filler were shipped to be used as needed in Dallas

Keith Womack learned he has cancer and is waiting for treatment options. Please be in prayer for Keith and his family.

Patsy N. Raborn

June 27, 1939 – November 23, 2020

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. She was born June 27, 1939 in Choudrant, LA and was 81 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Hollis E. Raborn, Jr.; 3 children, Richard Eugene Raborn and wife, Pam, Cheryl Raborn, and Brian Eric Raborn; 1 grandson, Joseph Raborn Lancaster, Sr. and wife, Trissy; 1 granddaughter, Kristen Raborn; 3 great-grandsons, Joseph Raborn Lancaster, Jr., Benjamin Raborn Smith, and Maddox Rineheart; 1 brother, James Robert “Bobby” Pilgreen. Visitation at Greensburg United Methodist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Ken Reed and Rev. Shawn Ostoj. A private graveside service will be held in Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Chuck Brister of Amite, formerly of Roseland, passed away. He has been fighting cancer for a couple of years. Mary Ellen, her daughters, and their families will greatly appreciate your prayers.

Thankfulness Day 24

Today, I am thankful for Samaritans Purse for providing us with the opportunity to pack shoeboxes which will impact children in poor countries around the world. Without them, my efforts to tell others about Jesus would be severely limited. Of course, Samaritans Purse is much more than shoeboxes, but they are on my heart as shoeboxes have left our communities and are being transported to their next destination. As excited as I am today, I must admit I have already begun the collection process for 2021. May the shoeboxes help many boys and girls learn about Jesus! Thanks to all of you who supported this worthy project this year. Thank God for all the hands and hearts that are involved in Operation Christmas Child.

Read the Bible in 2020 – November 24

Ezekiel 47:1-48:35
1 Peter 2:11-3:7
Psalm 119:49-64
Proverbs 28:12-13

Today, let’s focus our prayers on the Raborn and Brister families who lost a member of the family today.

Baptist Press


I know some churches that have celebrated the good that has happened in the lives of their members in 2020. God is still at work and is bigger than the problems that arose in 2020! Let’s not forget that.

Anna Lee