“Heaven and earth will pass away,

but my words will never pass away.” 

~Luke 21:33 NIV~



Pray for Bobby Simpson as he prepares to go to St. Helena Rehab for outpatient rehabilitation.



Mrs. Mimi Sneed needs prayer for dental work she is undergoing.



Sharon Philips will be having a heart valve replaced today in Covington.  Pray all goes well today and in the recovery phase.



Firma Kay Schneeweiss passed the heart tests yesterday, so she was sent home with new medication for GERD.  Thank God she has the less serious problem.



Jennie made it back to Prague and is with her family.  Thank-you for your prayers.



Earl Wayne McCarroll, Sr.

March 26, 1956 – April 09, 2018

Earl Wayne McCarroll, Sr., a resident of Roseland, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his home. He was born March 26, 1956 in Independence and was 62 years of age. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Barbara Jean Easley and husband, Michael, and Jahala Leal and husband, Jonothan; 3 sons, Earl McCarroll, Jr. and wife, Tiffany,  Shanon McCarroll and wife, Januari, and Wren Mayfield; 15 grandchildren, MaKayla Rodriquez, Jaden Wall, Michael Rodriquez, Kennedy McCarroll, Kyleigh McCarroll, Journie Wall, Melanie Hill, ChloeBeth Rodriquez, Jessa Wall, Sara McCarroll, Catie McCarroll, Mason McCarroll, Ava McCarroll, Wyatt Easley, and Harlie Leal; great-granddaughter, Ryan Kate Swilley; 2 sisters, Barbara Morgan and husband, Leroy, and Becky Granger; 7 brothers, Gary McCarroll, Jack “Catfish” Granger and wife, Tammy, Jules Granger and wife, Vonda, David Granger and wife, Linda, William Granger and wife, Charla, Edward Granger and wife, Melissa, and Doug Granger and wife, Rhonda. Preceded in death by father, Ralph McCarroll; mother, Marjorie Granger; step-father, Jack Granger, Sr.; brother in law, J. L. Granger.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. For an online guestbook, visit



T. Eugene Smith, Sr.

January 29, 1935 – April 09, 2018
January 29, 1935 – April 09, 2018A resident of Amite passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at home. He was born January 29, 1935 in Franklinton and was 83 years of age. He was a former member and pastor of Crossroad Fellowship Church. He is survived by his wife, Parmys Waller Smith; 2 daughters, Kandi Susan Smith and Karen Smith Lopez and husband, John; 2 sons, Thomas Eugene Smith, Jr. and wife, Stacey, and James Edmore Smith and wife, Estela; step-daughter, Beverly Susan Husser; step-son, Glenn Lee Husser and wife, Karen; brother, Hobart William Smith, Jr. and wife, Mae; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Hobart William Smith, Sr. and Lula Belle Bennett Smith; first wife, Wanda Joan Husser Smith; step-son, Richard Keith Husser. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Jesse White. Interment Killian Chapel Cemetery, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit




Missionary Spotlight Update: Eric and Julie Maroney


Relationships are everything in Croatia. It takes years of living through the good and bad together to create a certain level of trust. Eric and Julie Maroney are ready to live through some of the good.

Soon after filling out the WMU questionnaire for the story about their family in the April issue of Missions Mosaic, Julie was diagnosed with cancer. It was not a convenient time for the diagnosis—the Maroneys were leaving their eldest child, Nathan, in the United States at college after 19 years of living in Croatia with the International Mission Board (IMB). The diagnosis brought their active lifestyle to a standstill.

After a year of cancer treatments in the States, Julie received the “all-clear” to return home to her neighbors and friends. Eric, Julie, and daughter Kayleigh didn’t just pick up where they left off; they entered Croatia running to keep up.

“It’s been hectic getting back,” Eric conceded. Just a few months ago, Julie was still getting radiation therapy. However, the family dove right into hosting 2 camps, Vacation Bible School, and volunteer missions teams.

The family may have gone through a trauma, but its goal is the same—building relationships in order to share the love of Jesus Christ.

“The greatest need in Croatia is for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” Eric said.

Pray for a spiritual hunger among Croatians. With the family’s brush with cancer, its fire to share Christ burns brighter than ever before.

Eric and Julie Maroney are featured in the April 2018 Missions Mosaic Missionary Spotlight.

Sue Sprenkle spent decades traveling the world for the IMB as a missionary writer/photographer. Now, she leads a quiet life as a digital media professor in Kansas.




Read the Bible

  • Joshua 23-24
  • Eccl. 6:7-12
  • John 12



Children in Action (Boys & Girls in Grades 1-5)

  • Tonight at 6 P.M.
  • FBC, Kentwood
  • Exciting things are happening.



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • 10 A.M.
  • FBC, Kentwood Fellowship Hall
  • Studying Romans 4 this week



WMU Events

  • Quarterly Meeting at Montpelier at 10 A.M. Monday, April 16/Speakers – short-term missionaries from New Zion Baptist Church
  • Special invitation to a Ladies’ Event at FBC, Amite at 6:30 P.M.
  • Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – Items needed will be turned in to Hillsdale Baptist Church Saturday, April 28th.  That gives two weeks to turn them in at church if you cannot attend the celebration on the 28th.



Don’t forget the Annie Armstrong Offering for North America or items for Operation Christmas Child.



If you wish to send a request for something to be placed on TPL, you can send a message through this site.

Anna Lee