But you are a chosen people,

a royal priesthood,

a holy nation,

God’s special possession,

that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

~1 Peter 2:9~


Our friend, Fay Carol is married to Jim Todd who recently learned he had two blockages that will need to be addressed.  Fay Carol asked for prayers for her husband.


Thomas “Laddie” Lawrence Hudspeth, Sr.

March 31, 1930 – October 26, 2017

A resident of Amite passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Canon Hospice in Jefferson. He was born March 31, 1930 in Morrow, LA and was 87 years of age. He was a hard working, dedicated, leading salesman with Watkins Inc. and a landlord who helped thousands of people in our community. He was an active member of St. Helena Catholic Church and was a Catechist Leader in his younger years. He leaves behind his loving children, Thomas Lawrence Hudspeth, and wife, Kathy, Debra Ann Hudspeth Ricks, and husband, Robert, and Ted Joseph Hudspeth and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Shawn Hudspeth (Zandi), Le’Anne Hudspeth Malnar (Jeramy), Emily Hudspeth Smith (Daniel), Evan Hudspeth, Wayne Ricks (Gennipher), Kevin Ricks (Stephanie), Ted Hudspeth, Jr., Christopher Hudspeth, Nicholas Hudspeth, Natalie Hudspeth, and William Hudspeth; great grandchildren, Hunter and Haydan Hudspeth, Anna, Ava, and Lane Malnar, Raelyn and Rhys Ricks, and Eliyanah Smith; brother, Charles Hudspeth; and sister, Fleeta Chautin. Preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Lois Meche; second wife, Marie Hebert; parents, Thomas Lawrence Hudspeth and Alma Adelaide Tatman Hudspeth; and his siblings, Eleanor Hudspeth Conrad, Daniel Hudspeth, Rosa Hudspeth and Martha Hudspeth Ducote. He is also survived by his step children including Arlene Raxsdale, Jimmy Berteau, Murphy Berteau, and Sandra St. Romain and their extended families. Also, he leaves behind his loving dogs, Bailey II and Buddy. The family would like to thank Yolanda Gordon and Ray Barnes for their years of caring and devotion to our father. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until 12:30 PM, on Friday with Rosary at McKneely’s at 12 Noon. Religious Services at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite,  at 1 PM on Friday, October 27, 2017. Services conducted by Fr. Randy Cuevas. Interment will be held at St. Charles Borromeo, Grand Coteau, LA at 5:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Helena Catholic Church. For an online guestbook, visit


Eight days until we pack the Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”!  It takes lots of preparation to have everything purchased and organized so we are ready to fill the boxes.  Thanks to those who made purchases and to those who have helped in the organizational process.  I think of the children who will receive the boxes and work a little harder.

The collection week for shoeboxes is November 13-20.  Churches, schools, clubs, businesses, and individuals are invited to leave their boxes at FBC, Kentwood.

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518


Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

We are “coming right along in collecting the money for shipping the boxes.  Check the poster by the piano.

You may want to follow your “shoebox” as it travels to its destination.  Use this site to pay for your postage and receive a form to place on your box before you deliver it to a collection site.


The Georgia Barnett Offering is also progressing nicely.  Check the poster on the wall by the piano.


The Friday Morning Bible Study will be on Ezekiel 28 today.  You are welcome to join us at 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall.


The children in missions class will be working on earning a badge by praying for MK’s, Missionary Kids.  This time next month, some of them will be wearing their newest badge on their green vests.



Read the Bible – I Corinthians 1-2, Psalm 141, and video on I Corinthians (


Baptist Press


“Footsteps of Jesus”



Make today count for the Lord and His kingdom!

Anna Lee