Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~




Update on Yvonne Birch

 Yvonne had four by-passes yesterday morning.  She did well.  Continue to pray for her as she has some recovery time at the hospital and at home.  Thank-you for praying for her.



Update on Linda Callihan

Mom had her stitches removed and a good report from the oncology surgeon at MDA. The not so good side was this type of cancer is aggressive as it spreads like a virus. It can reappear anywhere in her body. Because of this, she will need 25 radiation treatments. We are working to schedule when the treatments will begin. Again, we appreciate all the prayers and support. – Robbie Lynn



Amber Prine Regan

Amber is a daughter, a wife, a mother, and a teacher as are some other members of her family.  Many of you will recognize the Prine name from her Osyka relatives.  She had a reoccurrence of cancer and will have a ten hour surgery at MD Anderson today.



Glenda Harrell

Glenda will have her surgery next Wednesday.  Please be praying for her.



Ann Hyde Ballard

February 11, 1933 – July 17, 2018

A resident of Roseland passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born February 11, 1933 in Chesbrough and was 85 years of age.

Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all she knew. She began her career as a nurse and later went on to own and manage numerous family businesses.

She is survived by her daughter, Renee Ballard Durio and husband, Russell; 2 sons, Jimmy Ballard and wife, Aimee, and Freddie Carl Ballard and wife, Pearl; 12 grandchildren, Rachel Ballard, Robert Ballard, Leslie Cuti, Trenton Ballard, Jennifer Davenport, Keri Thornton, Bryan Saint, James Ballard, Josh Ballard, Logan Ballard, Baylor Blanchard, and Emilee Edwards; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Hyde and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Sally Higgins.

Preceded in death by husband, Freddie Ballard; parents, Charles and Ethel Hyde; 2 sisters, Rita Lea and Elizabeth Stevens; 2 brothers, Charles and Johnny Hyde.

Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Alan Didon of the Folsom area also passed away.  He was 13.  Bro. Darryl Miller had the privilege of telling him about Jesus and leading him to salvation as well as baptizing him about two weeks ago.  His arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Please be in prayer for the family.




Read the Bible 

  • Esther 9-10
  • Psalm 88
  • Galatians 6



Children in Action

A terrible thunder storm and heavy rain did not stop a room full of children for missions last night.  We worked to “do” missions for some local and international projects.


Mission Project Day

Saturday, from 9 – Noon, in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood, we will be doing more mission projects.  If you are available and interested in missions, please feel free to join us in making items we will be using for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.


“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe
  • Celebrating July birthdays



Livia-and-The Hairclips



I believe in prayer!  Join me in praying for these needs and for many other needs.  Pray also for missions and get involved in “doing” them in ways that you can.

Anna Lee