And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

~Mark 11:25~




Scripture Writing – August 7 – Psalm 103:12




Vivian Schmidt Newton

July 15, 1960 – August 05, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born July 15, 1960 in Mc Comb, MS and was 59 years of age. She was a long time active member of First Baptist Church of Roseland. She taught math at Oak Forest Academy for 20 years and was a part time postal clerk until her paralysis 16 years ago. She continued to tutor students in her home which she loved dearly. Her faith in God gave her the strength to overcome her obstacles in life and to continue showing the love of God to others. Her grandson, Zander, was her pride and joy. She is survived by her husband, Bert Newton; daughter, Natalie Newton; grandson, Zander Monteleone; mother, Jean Schmidt; 3 sisters, Betty Robinson and husband, Joseph, Gail Hearn and husband, Nelson and Joan Stamps and husband, Tim; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend and caregiver, Melissa Dyson; special friend, Samuel Smith. Preceded in death by her father, Richard E. Schmidt; brother, Eddie Schmidt; sister-in-law, Anne Ellzey and husband, Jerry. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Roseland from 10:00 AM until religious services at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 9, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Rick Elder and Rev. Vann Windom. Interment will be held at Hollywood Cemetery, Mc Comb, MS. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



What is Operation Christmas Child?

  • This project of Samaritan’s Purse collects shoebox gifts – filled with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys – and delivers them to children in need around the world.
  • Gift-filled shoeboxes demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way and for many children are their first gift ever.
  • In 2019, Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind – hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach another 11 million children in more than 100 countries.

Eternal Impact

  • Delivered into the hands of children in need through local churches, every shoebox gift is an opportunity to share about Jesus Christ.
  • Since 2009, more than 18.9 million children who have received a shoebox gift have participated in “The Greatest Journey – our 12-lesson discipleship program where they learn what it means to follow Jesus and share their faith with friends and family.




Have a wonderful Wednesday.  Be sure to do something today that will impact others for Jesus.  Let your light shine for Him.

Anna Lee