“Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.” 

~Hebrews 12:1 TLB~




Rev. Bill Ichter, a former minister of music at FBC , Amite and a long-time music minister missionary in Brazil has had a heart attack and is in ICU in Minden, LA.  Please pray for this sweet man who has built a Christian and missionary legacy that is continuing the the next generations of his family.




Pray for the Bean family.  They have loved and taken care of their uncle, Tim, for the last ten years since this sister and caregiver passed away.  Doctors have told the family it is time to move him to a place where he can receive 24/7 care, so Tim is now set up like a king in the Liberty nursing home.  Pray for Tim and for the family as they all make this adjustment.




Diane Thompson

April 13, 1950 – August 26, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at her home. She was born April 13, 1950 in Tuscaloosa, AL and was 69 years of age. She is survived by her 2 sons, Johnny Ray Thompson and wife Gina and Lawerence Mitchell Thompson, Sr.; grandchildren, Lawerence Logan Thompson and wife Ashley, Koren Thompson, Katie Thompson, Lydia “Marcy” Thompson and husband Evan, Lawerence Mitchell Thompson, Jr., and Jonathan Thompson; great grandchildren, Levi Thompson, Titus Nunnery, Reese Lambert and sister, Brenda Hale and husband, Junior; 2 brothers, Herbie Gurganus and wife, Della, and Ray Gurganus and wife, Joni. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawerence George Thompson; parents, Arvel and Mildred Gurganus. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and was beloved by all! Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, at 9:30AM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Leon Dunn. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Catherine McNabb Yarborough

April 01, 1926 – August 27, 2019

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg, LA. She was born April 1, 1926 in Kentwood, LA and was 93 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kentwood. She is survived by 6 children,  Jewel Cutrer and husband, Sherman, Julia Currier and husband, David, Vickie Blades, Hubert Yarborough, Jr. and wife, Donna, Tammie Roberts and husband, Dwayne, Tracey Phelps and husband, Mike; son-in-law, Charles Wall, Sr.; 13 grandchildren, Charles “Sonny” Wall, Jr. and wife, Rose, Catherine Martin, Sherman Cutrer, Jr., Joseph Cutrer and wife, Amy, Jason Travis, Jennifer Daigle, Casey Blades and wife, Alison, Jesse Blades and wife, Tabitha, Josh Yarborough and wife, Lauren, Justin Roberts and wife, Megan, Brody Roberts, Reagan Phelps and Emily Catherine Phelps; 19 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Hubert Yarborough, Sr.; daughter, Joyce Gail Wall; grandson, Max Blades; parents, George and Ethel Day McNabb; siblings, Emma Gardner, Sally Nettles, Mamie Allen, Monte Edwards, Alma Ashford, Mary Kelley, Joyce Travis, Claude McNabb, Fred McNabb and Frank McNabb; and infant sisters, Alline McNabb and Allie McNabb. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM, Thursday, August 29, 2019, and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM Friday, August 30, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Baugh and Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing – August 28 – Revelation 1:7




If you are going shopping today, don’t forget the Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home and the Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  For the children’s home, you may want to consider buying cases of regular food or food products.  They are easier to hand and transport than bags of items.




Let God’s love shine through you in a big way today.

Anna Lee