Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;

he will never let the righteous be shaken.

~Psalm 55:22~

I know this verse is a helpful reminder to many people this morning. I’m certainly casting my cares on Him today.

Geraldine Baker Sanchez

October 05, 1941 – December 27, 2021

Geraldine Baker Sanchez, Granny, born October 5, 1941,age 80 went to Heaven on Monday, December 27, 2021. She was a resident of Harvest Manor Nursing Facilty & Rehab, Denham Springs, LA and native of Amite, LA. She is survived by her nieces that she loved like her own children, Elizabeth “Ann” Cheek and fiancé Melvin Roe, Sr., Margaret Rutland and husband Robert, Barbara “Boo” Rutland and husband Roger. Along with numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews as well as her aunts. Preceded in death by her husband Olan Sanchez; parents, J.D. Baker and Willie Mae Price Baker; sister, Georgia Mae Baker Cheek; and brother-in-law, Bobby Clyde Cheek; great nephew, Kristopher Robert Rutland. Special thanks to the Harvest Manor staff & Elsie Tuminaro of Amite, La. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Interment will follow in Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to your charity of choice or to Full of Grace at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Paul Joseph Laurent

February 03, 1962 – December 25, 2021

A resident of Independence, LA, Paul passed peacefully on Saturday, December 25, 2021. A loving father, brother and son, he was born February 3, 1962 in New Orleans, LA and was 59 years of age. He is survived by his loving daughter, Lakin E. Laurent; 2 of the best sisters, Barbara M. Laurent and Hilda M. Laurent; 1 adoring brother, Melvin J. Laurent, III; and his beloved daughter’s mother, Debbie Anthony Scott. Preceded in death by his parents, Melvin J. Laurent, Jr. and Joella Lewis Laurent; sister, Ruby Lorraine Laurent Seal; brother, Barney Larry Laurent. Graveside Services will be held at Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA at 2:00PM Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. John Chetta. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com mckneelys.com.

I know of another death, but am waiting for an obituary. Maybe it will be ready in the morning. Continue to pray for families as they struggle in various ways. Struggles during the holidays seem extra hard for many.

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021.

December 28th Readings
REVELATION 7:1-10:11

Coming soon . . . the 2022 Bible reading plan. Just a few days . . . .

Baptist Press today includes the 10 most read articles of 2021.


Gift Certificates for Kentucky Tornado Victims

January will be here in a few days. It’s not too early to purchase some gift certificates that will be sent to victims of the tornadoes that hit in Kentucky recently. I think David and I will purchase some from Walmart since they can be used for clothing, food, household items, etc. You can turn them in at the church office of FBC. We will collect all during January. Other store that would be good choices would be the building supply stores, dollar stores, etc. Bro. Stan Statham will help us get them to the people who need them most. He is the new director of LA Baptist Disaster Relief.

OCC January Workshop

We will not meet Saturday. If this decisions changes, I will let you know.

Today, I am thankful to have met some wonderful people yesterday. God sends them to us just when we need them most and in places and ways we would have never expected. I hope He will send you to someone to bless you and them in the next few days. What a way to end 2021!

Anna Lee