“When my life was slipping away,

I remembered you—

and in your holy temple you heard my prayer.”

~Jonah 2:7 (CEV)~

Jonah had a powerful testimony that he shared.  I know several people today who have powerful testimonies about God hearing their prayers.




The Carona virus has attacked our area.  Many families are in need of our prayers.




The service for Martha Griffith that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because our church is closed for two weeks due to the virus.  I’ll give you a new date at some future time.




Patrick “Boc” Sims

December 04, 2000 – August 10, 2020

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, LA. He was born December 4, 2000 in Hammond, LA and was 19 years of age. He is survived by 3 sisters, Jasie Sims, Logan Moneyhun, and Lana Sims; grandfather that raised him, Pat Hendry; grandparents, Debbie and Bob Harvin, and Kent Sims; niece, Karter Abernathy; aunt, Julie Hutchinson and husband, Robert; uncle, Travis Hendry and wife, Hannah, and Earl Ray Clark, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Jason Sims; mother, Barbara Hendry; grandmother, Margaret Hendry; cousins, Mary-Margaret Hendry, Leslie Marie Hendry, and Lige Leslie Hendry. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, LA. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Brain Injury Association of Louisiana at biala.org. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Alvin Denman Strickland

September 06, 1951 – August 09, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his home. He was born September 6, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 68 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Darlene Strickland; daughter, Tina Chambliss and husband, Heath; son, J. D. Strickland and wife, Meagan; sister, Virgie Aull and husband, Russell; grandchildren, Destinee Chambliss McElveen and husband, Brodie, Larissa Denise Strickland, Brenna Cheyenne “BB” Strickland, Aaron Chambliss and girlfriend, Jennifer, and Austin Chambliss and girlfriend, Roxanne; great-grandchildren, Laythen Chambliss, Zayn Chambliss, Kanon Chambliss, Caysen McElveen, Aubrey McElveen, and Ryland Strickland (arriving any day). Preceded in death by parents, Jessie and Juanita Strickland; sister, Bonnie Coon; and nephew, Rusty Aull. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Stafford and Bro. E. J. Didone. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Aaron Chambliss, Austin Chambliss, Brodie McElveen, Doug Coon, Jo-Jo Norris, and Paul Bridges. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph “Butch” Estes, Charles Roy Womack, Robert McGuire, and Robert Prine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 11

  • Exodus 32:1-33:23
  • Matthew 26:69-27:14
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 8:33-36



Baptist Presshttps://www.baptistpress.com/




Continue to pray for revival.  It is scheduled for the 27th-30th.




Thanks for reading and praying.  

Anna Lee