“I am not really alone,

because the Father is with me.”

~John 16:32 (GNT)~

The “shoeboxes” are packed and ready to be placed in the cartons when we receive them, which should be tomorrow. Thank-you so much to all who contributed items or money for postage. I wish I could travel along with the boxes, but know my contribution is doing my part in Kentwood.

The first picture is the “before”. The “after” is shown in the last picture.

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This 100 boxes you see here were the first ones that were paced yesterday. All these pictures were made yesterday, but think of this times six! We packed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I cannot thank the volunteers this week enough. They worked hard and had sweet spirits. Their focus was on the children who will receive the boxes. (All those who worked yesterday or on the other two days are not pictured.)

Please pray for the McClendon family of Amite. I was informed that one passed away due to covid this week. Another sibling is hospitalized at this time.

Mrs. Agnes McClendon was instrumental in the education of many AHS students. She was a good teacher and had the ability to make all her students feel special. I was ahead of her children in school, but did have the opportunity to teach one of the boys.

Patrick Charles Reno

June 02, 1968 – October 16, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at his home. He was born June 2, 1968 in New Orleans, LA and was 52 years of age. He is survived by his parents, Charles Patrick Reno and Bertha Argus Reno; sister, Tiffany Reno Pecquet and husband, Paul; brother, John Charles Reno and wife, Rebecca; girlfriend, Silvya Pereda. He is also survived by his nieces, Kaylyn Pecquet Shaw and husband Daniel; Kelcey Pecquet (Austin); Kirsten Pecquet (Jay); Skylar Reno (Danny); and his nephews Chad Reno, Joshua Reno (Destiny), Joey Reno (Kenzley). He will be sadly missed by a large family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Visitation at Mckneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until 11:00AM with a rosary at 11:00AM on Monday, October 26, 2020. For an online guestbook, visit

Dorothy “Dot” M. Hayden McDaniel

January 05, 1937 – October 16, 2020

For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith:

II Timothy 4:6-7

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born January 5, 1937 in Louisville, KY and was 83 years of age. She is survived by 3 daughters, Paula M. Cutrer and husband, Richard, Dera H. Hughes and husband, Mark, and Johnette L. Doty and husband, Richard; grandchildren, Stacy Haase and husband, Timmy, Jamie Clark and wife, Christine, Kamie Harper and husband, Caleb, Kevin Cutrer and wife, Michelle, Ricky Cutrer and wife, Jeanie, Daniel Hughes and wife, Laura, Elizabeth Cash and husband, Shane, Kelly S. Payne, Ricky Simmons and wife, Stacie, Jeremy Simmons and wife, Kelly, Andrew Doty and wife Brittany, and Jeremy Doty; great grandchildren, Bethany Dunn and husband, Caleb, Emiley, Lexi, Mason, Ella, Sammy, Hannah, Caleb , Nathan, Tessa, Avelyn, Nadya, Iyla, Logan, Seth, Blaine, Andrew, Zack, Madalynne, Hannah Kay, Hayden, Christopher, Lauren, Madison, Bailey, Brody, Emma, Leah, Ezra, and Abram; great-great-granddaughter, Alyse; great granddaughter and great-great grandson on the way; brother, Joseph M. Mayfield Jr. and wife, Doris; special sister, Mary Mayfield; numerous nieces and nephews she dearly cherished. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph M. Mayfield Sr. and Mary Aikens Mayfield; brothers, Robert, Roy and Raymond; sisters, Margaret, Edith, and Edna; niece, Donna Jean. Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 11:00AM Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Services conducted by Pastor Kevin Dunn. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers make donations to Eagle Heights Community Church Children’s ministry Tickfaw, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible in 2020 – October 18

Jeremiah 31:27-32:44
1 Timothy 3:1-16
Psalm 88:1-18
Proverbs 25:20-22

Someone asked about David’s blood level Friday. He had blood work done later that day. The results are in. It’s 11.7! Anything above 10 does not require Procrit. He has already had a month and a half without Procrit (since he was given iron) and has worked harder than he was able to work in the past few years. Thank-you to our great medical team at Ochsner for the fantastic care and to all his prayer warriors who pray for him regularly. These “better days” have been a special blessing.

Participate in one or more church’s worship services today. Be blessed. FBC, Kentwood will worship at 10:30 this morning and 6:00 this evening.

Anna Lee