Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of White Castle collects donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of White Castle recently collected donations for the victims of tornados in Oklahoma. They are from left, seated, Mary F. Lewis and Joyce Lavigne. Standing, Heredia L. Triche, Rev. Richard Rayborn II, Evelyn Thomas, Ernestine Oliver and Gurley Lewis. Not pictured is Joyce Whittaker and Dorothy Wilson.

Galatians 6:2 states "Bear ye one another's burdens and so fulfill the law for Christ."

In the Baptist Covenant, we pledge to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember each other in prayer and to aid each other in sickness and distress.

The Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of White Castle and their pastor Rev. Richard Rayborn II, the church on the move for Christ, recently pledged themselves to help our neighbors in Oklahoma.

The project to collect donations from our church family was spearheaded by Sister Ernestine Oliver.

Volunteers met on Memorial Day and collected needed items, which were given to the Salvation Army.

Volunteers who helped were Sis. Mary F. Lewis, Sis. Joyce Lavigne, Sis. Keara Lavigne, Sis. Evelyn Russ, Sis. Gurley Lewis, Sis. Dorothy Wilson, Sis. Joyce Whittaker and Sis. Heredia L. Triche.

We received bountiful blessings from our congregation and would like to thank Pastor Rayborn and the congregation for their generosity.

Our message comes from I Corinthians 13:7 which says love never gives up, love never loses faith, love is always hopeful and love endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever. It never fails. We are all God's children. Let us love one another and care for one another as Christ loved us so much, he died for our sins. That's love.