Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

~Hebrews 11:1~

Jeana Russell Brown‘s surgery went well. She’s home and recovering.

I’m sad to say Helen Frey Breen who grew up in Amite passed away. Her services will be in Shreveport.

John Eddie “Hobo” Jackson

December 23, 1938 – February 23, 2022

A resident of Clinton, LA, died at 6:30AM, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born December 23, 1938 in Grangeville, LA and was 83 years of age. He was retired from the State of Louisiana and was a cattle farmer. He is survived by a brother, Roy Jackson and wife Carolyn of Watson; four sisters, Gladys Kelly and husband Billy of Slaughter, LA, Peggy Stevens of Bluff Creek, Betty Jackson of Clinton, LA and Mildred Jason and husband Michael of Ponchatoula, LA; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, John and Gladys Jackson of Grangeville; brother, Tom Jackson and wife Helen of Denham Springs; sister, Shirley Jackson Stevens of Slaughter. Graveside Services will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood, LA on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 10:00AM. Services conducted by Rev. Cole Permenter. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

You’ll find current articles about the church in Ukraine in these publications.

Baptist Press

Baptist Message

I read some comments from OCC shoebox packers that said they had received thank-you notes from children in the Ukraine who have already received shoeboxes. It is comforting to know the shoeboxes have already impacted lives of children and families there. Many of the Ukraine have strong religious beliefs. Let’s pray that faith helps the people through these difficult days.

Prayers and actions impact lives. Remember this quote – “Put feet to your prayers.” Do that today!

Anna Lee

I almost forgot –

Read and write Scripture today.

February 25 – Psalm 89:2