Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you;

he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

~Deuteronomy 31:6~


Please pray for Mansell Stinson who is hospitalized at North Oaks with a diabetes problem concerning his feet.  This has been a long, hard battle.



Rob Anderson, who was recently hospitalized in Houston in now hospitalized in Boston, where the family now lives.  Pray this is only the flu, not something related to the previous problem.



Don Yarborough, son-in-law of Mr.. Philip Harrell, fell while working in the bathroom.  His most serious injuries seem to be to his head and his left arm.  Pray for him today.



Freddie Rick

June 25, 1939 – January 13, 2018

A life long resident of Kentwood passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Amite. He was born June 25, 1939 in New Orleans and was 78 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran and made a living in the welding business. He was a Past Master and 32 degree Mason with the Kentwood Lodge #248 F&M Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his son, Freddie Rick, II; 2 sisters, Jennie Rogers and Leona Spackey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Frank Rick, Sr. and Martha Louise Hughes Rick; 5 brothers, Joe Rick, Frank “Ed” Rick, Jr., Monroe Rick, Charlie Rick, and Jimmie Rick; 2 sisters, Winnie McBeth and Jessie Loraine Clement. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until Funeral Services at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. For an online guestbook, visit



Because of the extremely cold weather this week, we will NOT have the Third Thursday gathering at the cabin this month.  Please put the Third Thursday of next month on you calendar.



If you are packing shoeboxes,  Operation Christmas Child suggests you purchase hats, gloves, and scarves this month. You may be able to find them on sale at this time of the year.



Read the Bible

  • Reflect on God as a provider
  • Catch up if you are behind in your readings.



Don’t miss today’s WMU meeting at East Fork.  We will meet as a  leadership team at 9:00.  Then, the regular meeting will begin at 10:00.  A potluck meal will follow the meeting.  Our speaker will be Dr. Ernest Graham, pastor of East Fork. Those of you off from work today are invited to join us for the morning.  We gladly invite you to bring your girls with you.



Many of you did not have electricity for much of the day yesterday.  I know this was especially hard on some families.  I pray this doesn’t happen again during the cold we will have all this week.\

Anna Lee