Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16~



Sharon Phillips is home and improving following heart surgery.  Pray for continued improvement.



Alice Faye Lee is still hospitalized at Greensburg.  She’s improving.  Keep her and her family in your prayers.



Amber Prine Ragan is a young mother and teacher from Ponchatoula who has new hope for a brain tumor.  You may want to follow her page on Facebook.  You probably know some of her Prine relatives.  Amber Prine Ragan “We’re In This Together”




Mr. John Alan’s obituary –

John Alan “Johnny” Blackwell, 87, a lifelong resident of Kentwood, Louisiana passed away April 16, 2018 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana.

He was born September 12, 1930 in Kentwood to J. D. Blackwell and Martha Lambert Blackwell.

He was a member of First Baptist Church Kentwood. He had many different occupations during his lifetime.

He worked as a pipe-fitter, welder, mechanic, and auto body repairman.

His favorite job was working as a truck driver for Hatcher Dairy Farm.

His retirement years were filled with many adventures. Most of these consisted of traveling the country with his loving wife, Mary Alice Simpson Blackwell in their camper.

Together, they visited every state in the continental US.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed watching his grandchildren

and great grandchildren grow and he just recently became a great great grandfather. He will be greatly missed.


He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his brother, J. D. (Punkin) Blackwell and his only son, Alan Ray Blackwell.


He is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law; Marty Blackwell and husband Chaney Phillips of Ponchatoula,

and Carolyn Boyd  and husband Jan Boyd of Moss Point;  a daughter-in-law, Beverly Blackwell of Kentwood;

numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and the one  great great grandchild; a lifelong friend, Donald Jones; special friends, Betty and Jimmy Hatcher.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, of which John was a longtime supporter.



Children in Action – Please turn in your permission slips for M-JAM by Sunday night.  They need to order your t-shirts next week.



M-JAM had a huge impact on our boys and girls last year.  We will attend this year’s M-JAM at Camp Tall Timbers in Alexandria on May 5th.



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • 10 A.M.
  • Romans 5
  • Bring your Bible and a pen



Read the Bible

  • Ruth 1-2
  • Eccl. 8:10-17
  • Acts 2



I believe in prayer.  Do you?

Anna Lee