You may have noticed I didn’t post much last week. We had 10 of the 2 kids, 2 spouses,and 8 grandkids here for a week. Life has been busy, but oh so much fun! What a blessing it was! I trust you also had happy times during the Thanksgiving holidays.
He said in a loud voice,
“Fear God and give him glory,
because the hour of his judgment has come.
Worship him who made the heavens,
and the springs of water.”
Jewel Kay Y. Cutrer and her family are in need of our prayers. Please pray for them as often as God brings them to your mind.
Chris St. Alexandre
March 16, 1971 – November 26, 2021
On November 26, 2021, Chris St. Alexandre regained his sight that he had been without for two years. In September 2019 he suffered a stroke in his right eye that took his sight and in December 2019 his left eye was affected. He had to learn how to live life with minimal sight with the help of his wife of 25 years, Angie. His daughters Camryn and Samantha were also his guiding shoulders. Before the stroke Chris was an active member in the Wilmer and Kentwood Fire Departments. He remained as active as he could with the support of his wife and kids. He loved to tinker with all kinds of things and pick and play with everyone. He was also a collector of everything. If you needed it, he was likely to have it. Upon his departure from this life, he was reunited with his parents, James and Susie St. Alexandre and mother-in-law Barbara Miller along with many other loved ones. He will not only be missed by Angie, Camryn and her boyfriend Tanner Blades, and Samantha, but many other loved ones. Mother and Father-in-law Mike and Polly Miller, brother and sister-in-laws Ralph and Lisa Breaux, Tim and Jessica Lincoln, Shane and Aimee Bridges. Nieces and nephews, Jaime and Alyssa Travis, Victoria and Breanna Breaux, Maddie, McKenzie, Molly Lincoln, and Owen and Alie Bridges. Special Aunt, Gayle Owens. He will also be miss by countless aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and all of his animals. This may not have been the way we thought Chris would receive his sight, but Chris was assured that he would lift his eyes in Heaven when he trusted God to save him from his sins. Chris just wanted his sight back. God tells us in Mark 50:49-52 about healing the blind man’s sight. Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. We can rest assure that this is not a good bye to Chris, this is simply see your later because we have the assurance from God that the saved will rest at his feet. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Wednesday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Ruth Voight Holton
January 21, 1931 – November 28, 2021
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at her home. She was born January 21, 1931 in Amite, LA and was 90 years of age. She is survived by her 3 sons, Preston Holton and wife Kathleen; Dale Holton and wife, Leanne, and Ronald Holton and wife, Cindy; 1 daughter, Amilou McDonald; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;1 great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents, Stewart “Wimpy” Voight and Lucille Voight; husband, Andrew Jackson Holton; son, Thomas Arthur Holton; granddaughter, Amy Holton-Kinzey; brother, Douglas Voight; 2 sisters, Jane McLeod and Peggy Perkins. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday, December 2, 2021 and from 8:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Friday, December 3, 2021. Services conducted by Bro. Jeremy Ingram. Interment Shiloh Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Sunday was the first day of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions this year. If you are following the brochure you received at your church, you are on Day 3, but I’m just starting, so I will begin at Day One.
You may also be interested in the videos for adults and the ones for children found here.
Read the Bible Chronologically today
November 30th Readings
2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-10:18
Operation Christmas Child
Boxes from our area are being shipped from Charlotte this year. I read yesterday about a person who packed there this year and listed these countries as the places where boxes were being shipped to that day – Togo, Cameroon, Paraguay, and Columbia, if our memories are correct. I didn’t get a count from there that day, but will be paying attention to other posts from Charlotte.
Once again, “Thank-you to all who helped in any way to do our part in Kentwood”. You helped reach so many children with the message about how Jesus can love them daily and change their lives forever!
Update: I just received an update from a Charlotte packer – Togo, Burundi, and Colombia – the day she was working there.