Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”

~Galatians 6:9 (NLT)~

Please continue to pray for Leroy Wilson and his family. He is the primary caregiver for his wife, Margaret Ann. He is sick and hospitalized. Family members are stepping in to help both of them. They are a sweet couple who have “made lemonade” with health issues for many years.

Lenora Stevenson

December 18, 1970 – July 07, 2021

Lenora Stevenson, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born December 18, 1970 in Independence, LA and was 50 years of age. She is survived by her mother, Hilda Diane King; father, Leonard Stevenson, Jr. and wife, Robin; brother, Brian Stevenson and wife Tonya; sister, Jeanette Stevenson and Kenny; sister, Janet Stevenson; brother, Ashton Stevenson; uncles, Jerry Jenkins, Johnny Stevenson, Calvin Stevenson and Robert Stevenson. Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, AC Jenkins and Hilda Jenkins; paternal grandparents, Leonard Stevenson, Sr. and Loyce Stevenson; aunts, Connie Jenkins and Oneida Stevenson. Graveside Services will be held at , Kedron Cemetery on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11:00AM . McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – July 10


Today’s Prayer Focus – Travelers

This is a time of the year when many people travel for various reasons. This includes church groups and family members. Pray for safety and good experiences for each person.

OCC Shopping Hint

Once a year, Dollar Tree sells a 3-pack of soap containers for $1.00. If you can find them, shoebox packers use them for many toys, crafts, kits, and soap. If you have an opportunity to purchase them, you can gift them to a local group packing shoeboxes and be a blessing to children who will find numerous ways to use them. They have two locking hinges.

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Today is a good day to pray for services at our local churches and church members who will be in attendance. Also, pray for visitors in our churches. Sometimes they are travelers, but many times they are local folks searching for a church full of welcoming people.

Anna Lee