“God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”

~Philippians 2:13 (NLT)~

From Loretta Wilson:

Good Morning, I am giving an update on my cousin, Kevin Travis. He will be meeting with the doctor Monday afternoon at 2pm to get more information on treatment and prognosis. We appreciate the prayers so far but we are asking for continued prayers as he finds out his next steps. He is staying positive, but also knows the Lord has a plan and that his will be done. Thank you all.

How maNy “shoeboxes” were shipped in 2020?

Operation Christmas Child 

Today we’re sharing the number of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts donated in 2020!This past year, the COVID-19 pandemic left people around the world searching for hope, and it became more important than ever for children to hear that God loves them and has not forgotten them. Despite a challenging year, shoebox packers answered the call and stepped up to provide Gospel Opportunities for boys and girls around the world. Now the official numbers are in, and we’re thrilled to celebrate 9,113,853 shoebox gifts donated worldwide in 2020! We praise God that these shoebox gifts will open doors for local believers to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ with hurting children in their communities during these uncertain times. As the gifts you packed make their way around the world and into the hands of boys and girls in need of the Gospel, please continue joining with us in prayer. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for National Collection Week 2021—Nov. 15-22. You can always find our guide to packing a shoebox here:

Bruce Edward Cutrer

January 10, 1948 – January 20, 2021

Bruce Edward Cutrer, a lifelong resident of Amite, LA was born January 10, 1948 and entered into eternal life at the age of 73 while being surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at North Oaks Medical Center of Hammond, LA. As the Fire Chief of Tangipahoa Parish Fire District #1, Bruce dedicated his life as a true public servant for 56 years to the people of Tangipahoa Parish risking his life for the safety of others. While being a member and servant of Cornerstone Church of Amite, Bruce was a man of character who lived his life according to God’s Plan. He was also an ambassador for the city of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, and the state of Louisiana. He had a genuine heart and love for all people, and a way of personally touching each and every person in the community. While answering all calls and requests regardless of the nature, he always showed up with a servants heart, a big smile on his face and an encouraging word. Bruce had an anointing on him that would immediately calm distressed people and instantly put them at ease with his mere presence. Describing Bruce Edward Cutrer has many facets: The Man (Honorable, Trustworthy, Steadfast, Encouraging, Honest, Wise, Forthcoming with Advice); The Warrior (Went into battle for just causes he believed in and won. He did not know how to lose.); The Legend (The Legacy He Has Left Behind). Famous Quotes by Bruce: “Top of the Day to You”, “Stay to the Right of the Center Line” and “This isn’t my Job, It’s my Calling.” Bruce adored his wife Mary and loved spending time with his family. His most treasured time was spent at his mancave or as he called it “his castle” with NaNa (Mary) and Snap (his faithful dog). His weekend tradition was taking Snap for a ride to Master Chef every Saturday morning for a honey butter biscuit and sausage. While serving as a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to all, he is survived by his loving wife Mary D. Cutrer of Amite; his son, Bruce E. “Binky” Cutrer, II; daughters, Keeli L. Cutrer and fiancé Danny D. “Bull” Prevost, Jr., Misty S. Jenkins and husband Ryan of Loranger and Kayla S. Hidalgo and husband Jared of Prairieville; grandchildren, Tristan James Ackerman, Madison Claire Ackerman, Paityn Rose Ackerman, and Adelyne Kate Hidalgo on the way. He is preceded in death by father, Edward C. “Ed” Cutrer; and mother, Louise Henry Murphy and her husband, J. B. “Buddy” Murphy; and his brother, Joe Wayne Cutrer. Mary quotes that Bruce was the greatest man I’ve ever loved and he will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held at House on the Rock Church, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM Monday, January 25, 2021 and from 10:00AM until his final salute beginning at 11:45AM on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Services conducted by State Fire Marshall Butch Browning, Pastor Lafete Tucker, Pastor Mervin Strother, and Pastor Chip Fitz. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

“The greatest among you will be the one who always serves others from the heart. Remember this: If you have a lofty opinion of yourself and seek to be honored, you will be humbled. But if you have a modest opinion of yourself and choose to humble yourself, you will be honored.” Matthew 23:11-12.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – January 23

Job 12:1 – 14:22

Today’s Prayer Focus: Church Services Tomorrow

Pray for all that is involved in church services that they may effectively teach us, stir our hearts, and inspire us to be what God wants us to be.

Anna Lee