“Spend time with the wise and you will become wise,

but the friends of fools will suffer.”

~Proverbs 13:20 (NCV)~

5 P.M. Report for Charlotte OCC packing Center on 11-30-21 (probably one more packing time that night)

Shoeboxes Processed – 69,600

Total Processed in Charlotte so Far – 763,515

Shoeboxes that day were shipped to:





Charlotte is only one of the processing centers in the USA.

Thankfulness – Day 29

Today, I am thankful for a daughter and a daughter-in-law who helped so much last week when the house and cabin were full of family members. They cooked, took out the wrapping paper and other garbage, washed and dried clothing for their families, etc. during the week and when they were preparing to leave, they brought towels and sheets to be washed, picked up, washed dishes, etc. I usually can do more than I did last week, so I am very thankful for their help. They worked without asking doing what needed to be done. What a blessing they were to us all last week!

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

December 1st Readings
2 CORINTHIANS 11:1-13:13
ACTS 20:7-12

December 2nd Readings
ACTS 20:13-21:36

December 3rd Readings
ACTS 21:37-23:35

December 4th Readings
ACTS 24:1-26:32

Baptist Press

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (2 days late)



The mission strategy of Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma was forever changed when their missions pastor read a statistic: “5% of missions work is done in North Africa and Middle East.” After reading this startling fact, Mike knew the Lord was calling him to lead his church in reversing the statistic in their own mission strategy.


Pray that God will call out more churches to join the work to reach NAME peoples with the gospel.

Pray for more long-term missionaries in the fields among the unreached.

Pray that the light of Christ would break the barriers that keep many from hearing the gospel.

Candice Elizabeth Rutland Hayden

January 26, 1978 – November 22, 2021

A resident of Hammond, LA, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at her home in Hammond, LA. She was born January 26, 1978 in Raleigh, NC and was 43 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Haylee Hayden; son, Bryce Hayden; brother, Walter Rutland and wife, Shanna; father, Ronald Rutland and wife, Marcia; grandmother, Betty Bryant; grandchildren, Jaxson and Jayce James. Preceded in death by her mother, Rita Bryant Rutland; grandparents, James and Annabel Rutland; grandfather, Walter Bryant; and uncle, Randy Bryant. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until Memorial Services at 11:00AM on Friday, December 3, 2021. Interment Natalbany Cemetery, Independence, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

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Anna Lee