“Now all glory to God,

who is able, through his mighty power at work within us,

to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

~Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)~

That’s a wonderful verse to reread and ponder for a while.

Pray for Jerry Doughty. He was allowed to return home yesterday. Pray for his caregiver, June, that she will be up to the task of taking care of him at home.

There are many others who serve as caregivers so someone can stay at home where they are happiest. Pray for all the sick and for all the caregivers. I can tell you it is a demanding responsibility.

Perry Gene Hartner

March 23, 1953 – October 09, 2021

Perry Gene Hartner, a resident of Greensburg, LA passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born March 23, 1953 in Clinton, LA and was 68 years of age. He is survived by his mother, Merium JoAnn Miller Hartner; 3 children, Adam Hartner, Sonia Godfrey and husband John, and Janice Hartner; 2 grandchildren, Dionne Watson and John Pleasant Godfrey; brother, Bob Hartner and wife Terri. Preceded in death by his father, Terry Gene Hartner; grandparents, Gus and Edith Hartner and Ivy and Margaret Miller; and an infant son. Visitation at Greensburg United Methodist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00Noon on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Sandy Dunn. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

God Works through us!

Thank-you so much to those who helped pack the 150 shoeboxes Saturday. We are waiting for the arrival of the cartons before we can get those shoeboxes ready for their location.

I’ve had some questions about when shoeboxes need to be completed so they are ready to turn in. First Baptist Church, Kentwood will be a collection site during that week, November 15-22. This is the site to refer to for information. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/

OCC Dropoff Week

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E Kentwood, LA 70444-

Mon, Nov. 15: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 16: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 17: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 21: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

These are the times we will be accepting shoeboxes. I hope you can find one that works well for you and your church.

If you would like to help get boxes other churches bring and get the boxes into cartons for shipment to their next location, check the schedule and let me know when you are available to help. You will enjoy seeing people and working with a great core team.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

October 12th Readings
MARK 8:22-30
MATTHEW 16:13-20
LUKE 9:18-20
MARK 8:31-9:1
MATTHEW 16:21-28
LUKE 9:21-27
MARK 9:2-13
MATTHEW 17:1-13
LUKE 9:28-36

Baptist Press


Today Prayer Focus

Today, let’s pray for all those involved in packing, filling, transporting, and delivering OCC boxes. May each one do their job well with a focus on the children who will receive their”shoebox”. May they learn about Jesus and want to have Him in their lives forever. May those who pack, ship, and deliver the boxes be drawn closer to Him too. Pray with those thoughts in mind.

Anna Lee