When spirit moves

The Rev. Joseph Sauce Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father, becoming pastor of the Myette Point Baptist Church, a little country church that for decades had been a landmark for outdoorsmen headed to the Myette Point launch to head out into the Atchafalaya Basin. In October, the church building was moved to its new property along Louisiana 182 in Baldwin.

BALDWIN — When one half of Myette Point Baptist Church slowly crossed over the Bayou Teche on Oct. 10, the Rev. Joseph Sauce Jr. of Franklin remembers thinking about Joshua 3:15-17 when, according to the Bible, God’s chosen leader Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River.

The country church’s journey from the Oxford Loop area along Louisiana 87 about 10 miles east of Franklin — where it stood for nearly five decades as a quaint, picturesque landmark resplendent in its white paint and stately, thin steeple under a cross — was just about at an end. Sauce’s wife, Florence, and other women watched about a half-mile away at its final destination — some newly owned property fronting the east side of Louisiana 182.