Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel,

praising God and saying,  

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

~Luke 2:13-14~


December 26 – Galatians 4: 4-7


Today’s chosen article – IMB 2022 year in review: Together, we reach the nations

Please pray for John “Fat Rat” Russell. A member of the family has requested prayers. “Fat Rat” is in North Oaks.

Please pray for, and help in other ways you can, for the Glass family. First, thank God they are all safe. They lost everything in a house fire. Please check to see what is needed and what you can do to help.

Usually the days following Christmas are filled with surgeries and funerals. Pray for families facing a difficult week.

Barbara S. Gill

October 27, 1943 – December 23, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022 at her home in Amite, LA. She was born October 27, 1943 and was 79 years of age. She was a member of Wilmer Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Gill; 3 sons, Kenneth Gill, Sr., Raymond Gill and wife, Linda, and Gregory Gill; grandchildren, Kenneth Gill, Jr. and wife, Simona, Gavin Gill, Justin Gill, Brittany Wilkinson and husband, Donald, Bradley Gill and wife, Tiffany, Raymond Dakota Gill; numerous great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Harold Seals and Hollis Seals; 1 sister, Linda Addison. Preceded in death by her parents, Lavon and Alma Seals; sister, Janice Seals. Visitation at Wilmer Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Sharon Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit


Let’s thank God for the wonderful Christmas gatherings in homes and churches. Now, let’s begin to think about how we want to begin the new year. It seems to me the same locations, homes and churches, will help us to best begin 2023.

End 2022 with this thought:

“Be still, and know that I am God;” Psalms 46:10

Anna Lee