New Year’s Eve – Posted Early

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name;

lift up a song to him.

His name is the LORD.”

~Psalm 68:4 ESV~




I don’t know how much money was contributed to the Lottie Moon Offerings, but will post the amount when it is given to me.   Thanks to all who participated in the Lottie Moon March!




Please offer of prayers for Mr. Kent Raiford of Arcola and for his faithful caregivers.




Update on Bryan Tate:

He’s finished 4 rounds of chemo. Now we start 4 rounds of antibodies that will search and attack any active cancer cells that might have “ got away”. He is in remission ( no active cancer cells) at this time. This will carry us through month 8 of treatments. Not sure what the last four months of treatment will be. But we know it’s a year of active treatment. Then we hope he will be in maintenance. It’s a long journey 2-3 years but blessed with great Doctors and treatments. God has blessed us with the best Dr., team, friends and family. Our Dr. team has commented on our support from home several times. We look towards 2019 with praises and assurances that our Lord will bless us and provide our needs.




Pray for David and me as we travel to Baton Rouge on another holiday for his healthcare.




Claude D. “Pete” Gill

July 31, 1950 – December 29, 2018

A resident of Spring Creek passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at North Oak Medical Center in Hammond. He was born July 31, 1950 in Spring Creek and was 68 years of age. He was a member of Osyka Baptist Church and a retired dairy farmer and boilermaker. He is survived by his wife, Gloria McNabb Gill; daughter, Becky Lynn Grimes and husband Joseph; son, Tristan Gill; grandson, Aidan James Grimes; brother, Edgar Ray Gill. Preceded in death by parents, Jewel and Minnie Gill; two brothers, Gene and Fred Gill; two sisters, Edna Mae Hoyt and Patsy Lee. Graveside Services will be held at Spring Creek Cemetery at 11:00AM on Monday, December 31, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Jacob Williams. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Cynthia Maddox Almond

May 02, 1939 – December 29, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born May 2, 1939 in Haynesville and was 79 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Perry Wayne Almond; 2 sons, Donald Stewart and wife, Suphin Stewart, and Patrick Stewart; 3 grandchildren, Rawlin, Rath and Ryan Cauthron; 3 great-grandchildren, Rawlin Raith, Randilyn, and Chance Cauthron. Preceded in death by daughter, Ann Renee Starkey; granddaughter, Randilyn Starkey; parents, Sam and Lena Maddox; 2 brothers, Jerry Paul Maddox and Ray Nelson Maddox. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Interment James Chapel Cemetery, Holden. For an online guestbook, visit



Bible Reading Plan for 2018 – Last Day!  Those who followed this plan have read the whole Bible this year.

  • Malachi 3-4
  • Psalms 150
  • Matthew 28



I pray you know the Lord and Savior as this year, 2018, ends and we begin 2019.

Anna Lee