Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.

~Exodus 23:25~

Pray for me today as I seek some medical help for my feet and legs.

Plan to attend the OCC workday Saturday in the fellowship hall from 9-12.

Pray for the homebound today. Just because we don’t see them doesn’t mean we shouldn’t contact them and pray for them.

Anna Lee


Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.

~Isaiah 25:1~

Please continue to pray for John and Kim Henson of Roseland. His heart surgery went well as well as the beginning days of recovery. He is still hospitalized at North Oaks. Thank-you for praying for them.

Pray for our country as it struggles. May God be patient with us as we strive to do what is right.

Pray for God to be honored in churches across the land.

Pamela Janel Williams

August 2, 1971 – June 23, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born August 2, 1971 in Kentwood, LA and was 50 years of age. Pam was a loving wife and mother. Family always came first! She loved going to the beach. Every chance she got she loved going out dancing with her husband. They would dance anywhere a good song was playing. Even while waiting in line at Cracker Barrel once. The last couple of years Pam and her husband traveled all over the country. She even got her feet wet in the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ricky Williams; 3 daughters, Kayla, Kasey, and Krissy Williams; 1 son, Cole Williams; 1 grandson, Cohen Williams; 2 sisters, Jessie and Missy White; father, Richard White; grandmother, Lynell Vines. Preceded in death by her mother, Lynell White; great-aunt, Nettie Loving; grandparents, Marie and Enos White; grandfather, Odies Vines. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Joshua 24: 15

Have a great day as you worship God today. If you do not have a church, choose one to attend today. There will be something there waiting to bless you.

Anna Lee


The Roman Road to Salvation

The first verse on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent. Romans 3:10-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives. The second Scripture on the Romans Road to salvation, Romans 6:23, teaches us about the consequences of sin – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!

The third verse on the Romans Road to salvation picks up where Romans 6:23 left off, “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.

The fourth stop on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 10:9, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved! Romans 10:13 says it again, “for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation. Romans 5:1 has this wonderful message, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God. Romans 8:1 teaches us, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins. Finally, we have this precious promise of God from Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here is a simple prayer you can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to declare to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! “God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness – the gift of eternal life! Amen!”

Have you made a decision for Christ because of what you have learned through the Romans Road to salvation? If so, please check with a local pastor.

WHAT A GREAT DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY! Now, all those babies can live. Now, families who would like another child will have a much easier time finding a baby. Now, mothers who do not want their babies will not be killing them. It’s a win for everyone. I know heaven is rejoicing about all the babies who will have an opportunity to live.


June 25 – Isaiah 40: 31

Continue to pray for those on your personal prayer list.

Prepare for Sunday. It’s the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


And be ye kind one to another


forgiving one another,

even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

~Ephesians 4:32~

This is one of the first verses I ever learned. It applies at my age now, just like it did the day I learned it.


June 24 – James 1: 24

Baptist Press

Baptist Message

Beth Brabham is taking it easy and doing well. She had lots of good help.

Please pray for me as I hope to get some additional help with my feet and legs today.

Be an encourager to someone today.

Anna Lee


But when you ask,

you must believe and not doubt,

because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea,

blown and tossed by the wind.

-James 1:6-

Betty Taylor asks that we pray for her sister, Sandra, who has problems with her lungs, as well as some other issues.

Our youth are home from camp. Thank God each one was able to go and come home safely. Let’s pray what they learned will be an influencing factor in their lives. They will give a brief report to the church Sunday morning. Thank God for their safe trip and for all they learned and experienced.

Sunday will be Mission Dignity day at church. There will be an offering taken for needy retired pastors and wives.

Gayla Jones

June 25, 1950 – June 21, 2022

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born June 25, 1950 in Independence, LA and was 71 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Jones; son, Tracy Jones and wife, Renee; sister, Jessie Boehm; grandchildren, Traci Danielle Jones, Joei Lauran Jones, Roger Brown and Kevin Brown; great-grandchildren, Kade Lamar Garcia, Faith Garcia, Leighton Elzie and Princeton Elzie; niece, Lynn and husband, Donald Brown. Preceded in death by her son, Kevin Jones; parents, Zophar and Juanita Morse; brothers, Richard Morse, James Morse, John Morse, and Gene Morse; sisters, Willie Thomas, Boe Robinson, and Amelia Edge. Graveside Services will be held at Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA at 2:00PM Friday, June 24, 2022. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Russell John Autin, Sr.

October 18, 1939 – June 21, 2022

Russell John Autin, Sr. passed away at his home in Amite on June 21, 2022 surrounded by his family. Russell was born on October 18,1939 in New Orleans, La. He was proceeded in death by his mother and father, Victor and Gladys Autin, a sister Shirley Contranchis. Russell was an owner of Four Star Meat Co. in Amite and had been in the meat processing business for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Cotton Autin, son Russell Autin, Jr, a daughter, Sandra Ann Autin, grandson, Russell Aaron Autin, step Daughters Angela Ross, Elizabeth Pampas and their families and brother, Clayton Autin. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8:30AM until 11:30AM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Funeral Mass at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Independence, LA at 12:00PM on Tuesday. Services conducted by Father Reuben Dykes. Interment will follow at Resthaven Garden of Memory in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area in Baton Rouge. For an online guestbook, visit


June 23 – Ephesians 5:35


Be an encourager today.

Anna Lee


For we live by faith, not by sight.

~2 Corinthians 5:9~

John Henson had four heart bypasses yesterday and did well despite other health issues. Thank God for this wonderful report.

Beth Brabham’s knee surgery went well. Pray for her to have a good recovery period.

Cathy Wells goes back to the doctor for her follow up after knee surgery. She said all seems well.

I went to the pain management doctor for a routine visit. I gave my procedure a “10”! Now, I’m waiting for improvement following my fall. I look forward to the day I can give it a “10” too.

Eddie Varnado

August 3, 1939 – June 15, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born August 3, 1939 in Livingston, LA and was 82 years of age. He is survived by his 2 sons, Ricky Varnado and Scott Varnado; 4 grandchildren, Chandler Varnado, Lawson Varnado, Hayden Varnado and Elizabeth Varnado; 2 brothers. Paul Varnado and Tommy Varnado. Preceded in death by parents, Hewlette and Evelyn Varnado; son, Eddie Varnado. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Interment Lewiston Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

G.M. Rohner

March 14, 1938 – June 19, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at his home. He was born March 14, 1938 in Holton, LA and was 84 years of age. He is survived by 1 daughter, Yendy Rohner and Sidney Lester; 3 sons, Dexter Gatlin, Avery Rohner and wife, Cindy, and Gabriel S. Rohner; 4 grandchildren, Brandi Golmon, Denver Golmon, Megan Rohner, and Mary Benvenuti; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Diane Gill; brother, Lance Rohner. Preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary B. Rohner; mother, Eleanor Henderson; father, Eddie Rohner; sister, Carolyn Slaven; brother, Alvie Rohner. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Gerald E. Baham

Gerald E. Baham, born November 16, 1938, stepped into Glory on June 19, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Etta Jones Baham of Hammond; son, Kerry Baham and wife Kim of Tyler, Texas; daughter, Sherry Adams and husband Scott of Cibolo, Texas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; he is also survived by his sister, Helen Pittman of Kentwood; daughter-in-law, Melissa Barrios Baham of Ponchatoula. He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Baham; mother, Eula Botto; and sister, Elaine Stewart.

Gerald retired from Atmos Energy after a 40-year career. He also served his country with honor in the US Navy. Gerald was a devoted husband, father, brother, and son. A devout Christian, Gerald spent his life in service to God and his fellow man by volunteering countless hours to his church in many roles such as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Hammond at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Killian Chapel Cemetery in Amite.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.


June 22 – Joshua 1:9


Be sure to add names of people on your personal prayer list when you pray.

Please pray for these individuals and families of the deceased. Thank God for progress and good reports.

Anna Lee


The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.

~Psalm 145:18~

I’m so confused about the day of the week. It’s because we missed church Sunday, the anchor of my week in many ways.


June 21 – I Corinthians 16:13

Next workshop for OCC

Saturday, July 2 (9 – Noon)

Everyone is invited to help.

Monthly Missions for June

Toys for OCC


*Coloring Books

*Play dough – Small size

*Travel size games

Have a great day! Pass some “Jesus” on to someone else.

Anna Lee

Sunday & Monday

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaz

~Isaiah 43:2~

I’m sorry for not posting on schedule, but my feet and slippers had a battle and the floor won very early Sunday morning and I have been in the bed. My laptop if fine. I was medicated and didn’t feel like posting.

Pray for Kathy Wales who had knee surgery last week. She’s doing fine.

Pray for Beth Brabham who will have the same knee surgery tomorrow morning.


June 19 – I Samuel 2: 6-7

June 20 – Revelations 3:17


That’s enough for today.

Anna Lee


But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.

~Jeremiah 17: 7-8~


June 18 – Matthew 6:21

Today, let out prayer focus be on all the families who hurt for some reason, death, sickness, loneliness, etc.

Today is the day to prepare for Sunday. I’ve know people who prepared Sunday lunch on Saturday. My daddy polished all our shoes. Momma made sure we had dresses, socks, etc. We all studies our Sunday School lessons. David and I don’t usually do all these things, but occasionally we have a few things to do. The point is to be prepared so Sunday is not a day of last minute preparations for church.

Have a great Saturday. Spend time making necessary preparations preparations for the Lord’s Day. Check on a friend. Make today a better day for someone else. Pray for others.

Anna Lee


And without faith it is impossible to please God,

because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists

and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

~Hebrews 11:6~

What a big news week it was for us, yet somehow I managed not to include Baptist Press. Here are a few highlights, but there are more.

*The meetings drew 8,133 messengers, according to SBC Registration Secretary Don Currence. There were 2,856 registered guests and 1,554 registered exhibitors leading to a total attendance of 12,543.

*Missionaries tell their stories

A total of 52 International Mission Board missionaries stood on stage – several with identities hidden due to their location assignment – before messengers at IMB’s June 14 Sending Celebration. They shared their backgrounds as well as their calling to go to the nations.

“Today, amid sin and darkness, devastation and pain, many are focused on the worst of our Convention, we get to be reminded of why we, as believers … as Southern Baptists, exist,” IMB President Paul Chitwood said.

IMB trustees approved of the missionaries’ appointments at the board’s meeting in Orlando May 18-19.

David and I watched as a local couple, Bobby and Brittany Spinks, home church Montpelier Baptist, were appointed as missionaries to Hungary.

Look back on Baptist Press for more highlights.

Louisiana Baptist Message


June 17 – Lamentations 3: 25-26

Billie Jean Phelps Booty

September 13, 1945 – June 14, 2022

Billie Jean Phelps Booty was born September 13,1945 in Magnolia, MS to Ruthie Temple Phelps and Willie James. She was a phenomenal mother and a lifelong friend to everyone she knew. She never met a stranger and was first in line to help anyone in need, be it a friend or stranger. She always had a smile on her face and could quickly put a smile on the faces of others. Those that had the privilege to meet her were in the presence of a true angel on Earth. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. She is survived by daughter Melanie Ruth Booty, son Daron Glen Booty-Arellano (Carlos), daughter Brandi LeJean Booty Hartman (Jonathan), granddaughter Kamil Rene Thomas, and grandson Jaron Booty. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Glen A. Booty, sister Rubie Lee Phelps Zeigler (Edward), brother James Henry Phelps (Fay), mother and father-in law, Annie Mae Lambert Booty and Robert Booty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 18, 2022. For an online guestbook, visit

This lady was sick for many years. Pray for her family as they prepare to lay her to rest.

Please continue to pray for our youth at church camp in Glorieta, NM.

You make a difference!

Anna Lee