“Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and nights.
No one said a word to Job, for they saw that his suffering was too great for words.”
~Job 2:13 (NLT)~
Sometimes, the greatest comfort is simply sitting with a person. No words are necessary!
Please pray for Beverly Estevan. This is a prayer request I received:
Urgent prayer request from Greg for Beverly. He said she is very low, still in ICU, family is there
Jan Hammons’ dad:
Harold Joseph Ard
- May 7, 1930 – September 27, 2020
- Loranger, Louisiana
Harold Joseph Ard, age 90 of Loranger, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Oak Park Village in Hammond. He was born on May 7, 1930, and lived a very active life until about four months ago when illness set in. He was a farmer and a truck driver who loved horses and loved being outdoors. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Independence. He loved reading his Bible and talking about the Lord.
He is survived by his children, Jonathan (Susan) Ard of Chico, California, Janet A. Hammons of Chesbrough, Randolph Ard of Loranger, Johanna A. Austin of Oakvale, Mississippi, and Jared Ard of Loranger. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Delores A. and Emmett Smith of Baton Rouge; his companion of 20 years, Shirley Hingle of Franklinton; his grandchildren, Amanda, Sarah, Patrick, David, Randy, Christina, Caitlin, Jacob, Jared, Troy, and Zack – as well as many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby P. Ard; parents, Ivy and Iva Ard; brother, Alfred Ard; sister, Oneida Ard; sons-in-law, Pete Hammons and Kenny Austin; and niece and great nephew, Carolyn and Corey Saragusa.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 3, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Independence, 548 W 5th St, Independence, Louisiana 70443 from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm with services immediately following.
The Funeral Service will be conducted by Brother Mitch Williams. Immediately following the service, the family requests that everyone join them in the fellowship hall of the church for a Celebration of Life which will include a meal and time to honor Harold’s 90 years.
Burial will follow at Loranger Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Randy Ard II, Zack Fiscus-Ard, David Hammons, Jacob Austin, Brad Smith, Jim Kennedy, Delton Ard, Clayton Garza, and Dennis Schilling. The family would like to thank the attendants at Oak Park Village for their kind care during their dad’s illness.
Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service.
An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
Read the Bible in 2020 – October 1
The link to the recorded version is: https://oneyearbibleonline.com/nltaudio/?nltdt=1001
Baptist Press – https://www.baptistpress.com/
The prayer meeting service for FBC, Kentwood will be posted on FB and YouTube this morning. Last night, the live service was of the See You at the Pole youth service. The group seemed to be composed of youth and youth leaders from Spring Creek, Amite, and Kentwood. I enjoyed the message presented by Eric Latham of Spring Creek. If you missed it check our the page for Kentwood First Baptist Church.
It’s not too late to contribute to the offering for mission work in Louisiana, the Georgia Barnette Offering. Contact the church office to participate.
Today, our prayer focus for Operation Christmas child is on those who will travel overseas and personally hand out boxes to pastors and churches around the world. Pray for each person who goes and for each “shoebox” that is sent.