Great peace have those who love your law,

and nothing can make them

Psalm 119:165

“When these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads,

because your redemption draws near.” 

~Luke 21:28~

Heavenly Father, thank You for the hope we have in Christ.

As we enter a new year,

give us opportunities to share this hope 

and the Good News that Christ has paid for our sins.

In Jesus’ Name.


Urilda “Willie” Taylor Lewis

February 12, 1936 – December 28, 2021

Willie Lewis, age 85, passed away December 28th at 11:00 pm in Amite, La. Born February 12, 1936 to Rock (Barney) and Winifred Taylor, she grew up in Metairie, Louisiana where she enjoyed fishing with her dad. She was married for 63 years to her college sweetheart Don Lewis. They owned Western Auto in Kentwood for 40 years and she currently worked at the Tangipahoa Water Works. She played the organ at Lewiston Baptist Church for 40+ years and served as the church’s secretary. She enjoyed reading, watching westerns with her beloved pet, Trixy , Louisiana history, and cross stitching. Survived by: Husband of 65 years, Don Lewis, 2 children: Vandy and Lyn Lewis and Cindy and JoJo Norris all of Kentwood. 6 grandchildren and spouses: Misty (Kelly) Alford, Ricky Lewis, Taylor (Jeremy) McKenzie, Cody Lewis, Cynthia Schilling, and Cassye Jo Norris. 7 great grand children, 1 sister in-law: Barbara Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents Rock and Winifred Taylor, and her brother, Buddy. Visitation will be January 1st from 9-11 at Lewiston Baptist Church with funeral services beginning immediately after officiated by Brother Corey Morris. Burial will follow in the Lewiston Baptist Church Cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

December 30th Readings
REVELATION 15:1-18:24

Baptist Press

Covid cases/deaths seem to be increasing again.

  1. Pray for the families dealing with covid and covid deaths.
  2. Pray for your family’s protection from covid and covid deaths.
  3. Pray for your church’s protection from covid and covid deaths.
  4. Pray for your local schools’ protection from covid and covid deaths.
  5. pray for your local nursing home’s protection from covid and covid deaths.

A new year will be beginning in two days. Pray about how God would have you read your Bible next year. I will be including a plan that focuses on a different topic each month. I hope you will join me in reading each day. The reading will be easier and shorter. The emphasis on a topic will be a good change. Give it a try beginning on January 1.

Our church packed 454 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in 2021. We also packed and additional 350 pencil bags with pencils, pens, erasers, markers, pencil sharpeners, stickers, glue sticks, small toys, etc. That means we impacted 804 children. With each box having an impact on 7 people, that means our church impacted 5628 people with the Gospel! Thank you for your support! Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you! You will be blessed for your support.

We were also able to supply items for two different local ministries, about 20 different children.

Thank-you for your support of the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. That’s another way you impacted the world for Jesus. Every penny of that money goes to support missionaries and projects they do to introduce people to children.

It’s great there is leadership for various mission projects and lots of you who join in and do your part. Thank-you so much.

As 2022 approaches, I hope God stirs your heart to do and to support mission projects for the coming year.

Anna Lee