“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,
and live righteously,
and he will give you everything you need.”
~Matthew 6:33 (NLT)~
Robin Alford, daughter of Walton and Peggy Alford, posted an update on her ankle problem. It’s been six months since her surgery. The foot looks better, but there is still pain when she tries to walk. Please continue to pray for Robin as she works to regain her normal walking ability.
A number of people from our area are working with LA Baptist Disaster Relief in the west Louisiana. Pam Kliesch said they have worked with tree removal, roof repair, giving out donations, feeding, distribution of water, etc. Many people needed encouragement. Pam even had the opportuity to serve as a chaplain. What a blessing our folks are to those who were hit so hard by Hurricane Laura!
Linda Nell Russell
March 22, 1945 – August 27, 2020
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born March 22, 1945 in Foxworth, MS and was 75 years of age. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She had a kind heart, a beautiful smile, and a shoulder for anyone who needed it. She loved music, reading, and cooking but her true joy was her family, Astros, and Elvis. Her life was simple but she had a huge impact on many. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church where she served for many years. She is survived by her son, Brendan Russell (Janet); 2 daughters, Alayne Russell Granat (Rod) and Jacquie Russell Summerford (Jerry); 4 grandchildren, Kyle Granat, Justin Summerford, Madelyn Granat, and Gabriella Summerford; sister, Mary Saxon Johnson; brother, John Wayne Saxon; sister-in-law, Kay Crawford Saxon; former husband, Conley Russell; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Saint Elmo Saxon, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Forbes Saxon; brothers, Saint Elmo Saxon, Jr. and Linnie Saxon; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Olaf and Edith Russell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Randel Carmadelle. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Read the Bible in 2020 – September 2
- Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22
- 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
- Psalm 46:1-11
- Proverbs 22:15
Please remember the Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. Your items need to be at the church by September 20th for the September 21st pick-up. The list of most needed items is available at the church. This food drive restocks the pantry at the home for the next year. This is our 2020 opportunity to help.
Operation Christmas Child is making progress despite Covid-19. If you have items to contribute, please get them to the church office. If you have funds to help with shipping ($9.00/box). please turn that in soon. Thanks for all your help in sending “Jesus”. toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children around the world. Contact the church office or me for more information. You can use the link at the top of this post to contact me.
Tonight, at 6 P.M., FBC, Kentwood will give you an online opportunity to participate in Prayer Meeting. I am thankful for this service and always look forward to the next time I can worship with my church family.
September brings us the Week of Prayer for state missions. The focus week is September 13-21. The theme for this year is “The Right Time”. Your contributions help with many different ministries in Louisiana.
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Today is an empty slate. What will you use this day to do? Will it all be for selfish purposes or will you spend some time doing for others?