“Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest;

even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.

~Exodus 34:21~

David was surprised to learn his blood level today was 12.4, the highest it has been since before the MDS was discovered. The two units of iron really helped. We’re thanking God and thanking you for praying.

Covid 19 – More and more friends have Covid or family members with Covid. Please pray.

Two Roseland deaths:

Martin Hayden

November 11, 1941 – September 07, 2020

Martin Hayden, a resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at his home. He was born November 11, 1941 in Roseland, LA and was 78 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Hayden; daughter, Donna Hayden; step-children, Eddie Slaven, Peanut Slaven and Billy Michael Slaven; sister, Jo Ann Hayden Price (Charlie); brother, Nicky Hayden (Remonia); grandchildren, Glen Stillwell, Robert Stillwell (Lacey), Stormi Brown (Patrick) and Shane King (Krista); great-grandchildren, Brock Stillwell, Kynzleigh Stillwell, Beaux Brown, Benjamin Brown, Serenity King and Lucas King; numerous nieces and nephews including special nieces, Jessica Hayden Henderson (Josh and family) and Laura Lee (Stephen and family); special nephews, Nicky Hayden (Britney and family) and Hardy Hayden and family. Preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Hayden; father, Phillip Hayden; infant sister, Barbara Ann Hayden; son, Billy Hayden; grandson, Phillip Stillwell. Pallbearers are Glen Stillwell, Adam Stillwell, Robert Stillwell, Shane King, Nicky Hayden, Peanut Slaven and Hardy Hayden. Honorary Pallbearers are Little Jimmie Singleton, Nat Williams, Bobby Jo Chadwick and Brandon Price. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Betty Brister

February 02, 1933 – September 08, 2020

Betty Brister, a resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her home. She was born February 2, 1933 in Crowley, LA and was 87 years of age. She was married to JH Brister for 51 years. Their life was poured into their family business, Brister’s Design & Manufacturing, which was founded in 1959 by her husband, JH Brister. Outside of work, she could usually be found planting flowers and taking care of her beautiful yard. She also loved cooking for her family. She is survived by 1 son, Charles “Chuck” Brister and wife, Mary Ellen of Amite, LA; 1 daughter, Gail Brister Helms and husband, Don Helms of Hammond, LA; 3 grandchildren, Denise Brister Murphy and husband, Patrick of Amite, LA, Amanda Brister Bales and husband, David of Amite, LA and Melissa Taylor Tate and husband, Leo of Loranger, LA; 6 great-grandchildren, Kamryn Denise Murphy, Kaylyn Denise Murphy, Lexon Rae Bales, Maison Brister Bales, MeKenna Rae Tate and Ryan Jordan Tate. Preceded in death by her husband, J.H. Brister; parents, William Credeur and Edith Doucet. Graveside Services will be held at Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA at 3:00PM Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible in 2020 – September 9

Isaiah 3:1-5:30
2 Corinthians 11:1-15
Psalm 53:1-6
Proverbs 22:28-29

Baptist Press

Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – The truck will be at FBC, Kentwood early on the 21st. Get your donations to the church before that date.

Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

We are working to get in some last minute items purchased and to get everything sorted and prepared for packing.

I was blessed to have an opportunity to get some of the large red and green plastic shoeboxes at a big discount – $5.00 per dozen boxes! I will get these boxes on the 17th. They will replace the red and green cardboard boxes we have purchasing.

Anna Lee