The Village of Goldonna is gearing up for the New Year and the endless possibility of good things to come. I was blessed to be able to visit with area residents as they shared their resolutions and thoughts for 2022.
Pastor Tim Harris from Goldonna Assembly of God shared that they will be hosting a watch night prayer service on December 31st beginning at 8:30pm and will continue until midnight. This will start the new year with a community service that will include a night of singing praises to our Savior.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite finger food to share and everyone is even welcome to sing their favorite song. At 11:30 the lights will be turned down low with praise music playing and corporate prayer will begin and continue through the New Year.
Pastors Tim and Pam Harris were gracious enough to share their New Year’s Resolution which included, “to simply be the servants to the people of Goldonna that God has called us to be always striving to draw closer to Jesus through the power of the Holy Ghost”.
River of Life Church is starting a 21 day fast for the New Year on January 1st. Everyone is invited to participate. Sunday services begin at 10:30 and they are always opened up with a time for sharing testimonies. Come by and share some good news with the church members.
Pastor George Procell wants everyone to know that, “2022 is going to be a blessed year and always remember that nothing is impossible with God, Happy New Year from River of Life”.
Goldonna Baptist Church Pastor Jason Womack sends his New Year’s Blessing:
“For this Christian, New Year is a time for spiritual reflection and self-examination. Too often I have more negative memories than positive ones to reflect on over the preceding year. I try not to beat myself up too badly over this by responding to the conviction of the Holy Spirit, repenting and seeking to draw closer to God each day. I find comfort in the Word of God found in 2 Corinthians 5:17 where Paul wrote, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see the new has come!” We are a new creation and we are not perfect. Growing in Godliness my friends, is a marathon and not a sprint. Therefore get up, dust yourself off and seek to be made more like Jesus each day. Then help your brothers and sisters in Christ do the same. Oh yeah, the end of Christmas and beginning of the New Year reminds me that Crawfish season is just around the corner! I love living in Louisiana!”
Mayor Jennifer Smith
“I would like to pray blessings over the people of Goldonna and the surrounding areas. I pray that God draw each and every heart towards him into a deeper covenant with him. I pray God’s love and blessings to evident in our heart and lives.”
My New Year’s resolution is to treasure each and every moment with family because we’ve seen how quickly things can change. To be thankful always and maybe to get a little healthier. The last will obviously be the toughest!
Town Clerk Candace Paul Smith
I am a planner. Several years ago I started preparing for my year by preparing a daily planner adding birthdays etc and then using it daily to stay on track. My favorite thing is something I found in a planner several years ago. “Pick a New Word to define your year.” So, each year since I have chosen a word and worked toward that goal for my year. For 2022, I chose the word “Peace”. My goal is to work toward a year of inner peace. I’m not quite taking the Mail Kondo cleaning approach but definitely looking to remove or replace things that upset my inner peace.
Parish Councilman Marty Cheatwood
New Year, new plans, new memories to be made. Wishing you all the best for the year ahead.
Town Alderman Fonda Garner
My New Year Resolution is to not let the little things distract me. To focus on the bigger, more important things in life. And when it comes to our Village of Goldonna, I am wanting to make sure that whatever decisions are made, they are made with the best interests of our people in mind! I pray for a year of continued unity and support. I believe this will be the best year yet!
My New Year Resolution is to navigate my time better with my family and slow down a bit. I feel like I am constantly running and the day gets away from me with little interaction with my family. I am going to work on that in 2022!
I really haven’t thought about too much other than lose the pounds I didn’t shed this year and the new ones I gained over the holidays!
As 2021 comes to an end, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of our customers at the store. We want to say thank you for your patronage during the past year, and we are looking forward to what the new year brings.
Last, and certainly not least….
Alderman Reed Franklin
May all of you eat lots of greens for money. Find lots of dimes in your peas for luck and eat lots of black eyed peas for… Well, you know the rest! Have a happy and blessed 2021.
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