“Treat everyone you meet with dignity.”

~1 Peter 2:17 (The Message)~

Wanda Smith asks that we pray for her son and daughter-in- law who is expecting. They both have Covid-19. They live in Houma.

Pray for the many others families who have family members in hospital care, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, living alone, living far from family members, etc. Thankfully, some of our friends have shown improvement lately. Often, the improvement comes slowly and in baby steps. Help others recognize God’s love and care, even on the most difficult days and in the most difficult situations.

Jimmy Powers, Sr.

August 18, 1942 – January 17, 2021
A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born August 18, 1942 in Stewart, MS and was 79 years of age. He is survived by 2 sons, Barry Powers and Jimmy Powers, Jr. and wife, Rebekah; 5 grandchildren, Cody, Dillon, Hannah, Austin, and Joshua Powers; 2 great-grandchildren, Dominick and Bella Powers; 2 brothers, Harold Powers and wife, Lola and George Powers, Jr. and wife, Gloria; 2 sisters, Mavis McKenny and Nancy Brouillette and husband, Gene; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Wilma Gene Powers; parents, George Powers, Sr. and Edna Gainer Powers; 1 brother, Robert Powers; 3 sisters, Norene Dempsey, Mary Brown, and Louise Campbell. Visitation at Tangipahoa Baptist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Services conducted by Bro. Greg Stewart. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021 – January 19

GENESIS 37:1-38:30
MATTHEW 12:22-45
PSALM 16:1-11
PROVERBS 3:27-32

Hope Center – Just south of Roseland on Highway 51

I learned yesterday of another friend who works there. It takes a lot of volunteers to operate and serve the people of our area. It also takes special people to give a day of each week to work there. Hope Center is open Tuesday – Friday. Drop in and check them out at their new location.

People who love God and love others find many ways to serve in our communities. Everyone can do something that is a service that is needed by others.

  • Make daily calls to check on those who live alone
  • Help with chores and personal care
  • Do yard work for others
  • Provide transportation
  • Pick up groceries or medicine
  • Perform household tasks
  • Read the Bible to those who can no longer read from themselves
  • Provide firewood
  • Do weekly laundry
  • Etc.

Operation Christmas Child – I know I have told you it is easy to pick one item and make regular, like weekly or monthly, purchases. I know individuals who do this with items such as coloring books or small cars. This idea may work for you too. Simply, select one item and buy one or more every time you shop. Other ideas would be: calculators, scissors, flashlights, AA batteries, large erasers, highlighters, socks, underwear, stick deodorant, hair brushes, toothbrushes, notebooks, small stuffed animals, small cloth dolls, glue sticks, Dial soap, small balls, pocket folders, sewing supplies, spoons, small plastic cups or bowls, marbles, pens, markers, index cards, lip gloss, bandaids, etc.

Today’s Prayer Focus – Our country

I believe in prayer. I also believe in “putting feet to our prayers”.

Anna Lee