“Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us.

By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.”

 ~Ephesians 3:20 GW~



Kendal Pike Batuyong and her family live close to the area of the big gas explosion in Texas.  Even though they had to evacuate, they are so thankful God protected them and so many others in such a crisis.  They are now back at home.




Hugh Edward McGehee, Jr.

November 14, 1924 – November 28, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born November 14, 1924 in East Fork, LA and was 95 years of age. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Kentwood and was a Mason at Kentwood Lodge #248. He served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific areas in the Merchant Marines. In his early years, he was a brick layer with his father and grandfather. In his later years, he worked as a service manager at auto dealerships. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jeanette Singleton McGehee, Kentwood; son, Allan McGehee and wife, Rhonda, Denham Springs; 4 grandchildren, Greta Swarts and husband, Skeeter, Denham Springs, Wade McGehee, Kentwood, Erica Sepulveda and husband, Todd, Spring, TX, and Derek McGehee and wife, Jen, Denham Springs; 8 great-grandchildren, Randi Swarts Smith and husband, Daniel, Toni Swarts, Jacob McGehee, Justyn McGehee, Kaitlin Sepulveda Gandy and husband, Robert, Kyle Sepulveda, Nicholas Sepulveda, and Landry McGehee; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Deacon and Zadok Smith and Easton and Braiyah Swarts. Preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Edward McGehee, Sr. and Lena Day McGehee; son, Jerald Ray McGehee; daughter, Janet Kay McGehee. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM Monday, December 2, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Lillie Louise Bell Graham

February 08, 1945 – November 26, 2019

Lillie Louise Bell Graham, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at her home. She was born February 8, 1945 in Augusta, AR and was 74 years of age .She loved the outdoors where she enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. She is survived by 5 children, Cathy Graham Moran and husband, Sam, Troy Graham, Jr., Linda Graham Dantin and husband, Mark, Earnest Graham and Brenda Graham Gill; grandchildren, Sean Moran, George Graham, Bobby Graham, Jimmy Graham, Jennifer Graham. Luke Dantin, Cody Graham, Kyle Graham, Stephanie Graham, Steven Williams and Brittany Templeton; numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father, Levy Thomas Bell; mother, Gladys Clayton Bell Boyd; grandson, Chance Moran; brother, George Bell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM Monday, December 2, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Tommy Smith. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing for November 30th – Choose and write your Scripture for today.




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*updated October 31, 2019
847 people groups engaged
through the work of IMB in just the last year
I’ve already made my first purchases for Operation Christmas Child 2020.  I hope you have too.  Donations of items or funds can be turned in all year long.
Anna Lee