“[Jesus] did not give up because of the cross!

On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God’s throne.”

~Hebrews 12:2 (GNT)~

Darrell Wall asks for your prayers for lung and back issues.

Sue Smith, formerly of Kentwood, had a three month check-up following a liver transplant. All seems to be well. No sign of cancer or of organ rejection. Please keep her in your prayers. She will be having frequent checkups and taking anti-rejection medication. She asks you to consider organ donation.

Mr. “Cete” Dillon is home again. Thankfully, the stay in the hospital was short. Please continue to pray for him.

Mrs. Betty Ruth Mullins of Osyka passed away. Her obituary is not available yet. Pray for her family.

Bertie Mae Smith

January 16, 1945 – October 21, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born January 16, 1945 in Amite, LA and was 75 years of age. She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Norma Mae Arnone, Amite, Norman Harvey Smith, Jr., Amite, Joseph L. Smith, Yellville, AR, Johnny E. Smith, Wilson, LA, Lionel Freddie Smith, Amite, Donald L. Smith, Amite, Ronald L. Smith, Kentwood, and Annie Mae Smith, Green Forest, AR; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Norman Harvey Smith, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Keen Smith; and brother, Lewis Willie Smith. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the nephews, Daryl Smith Larry Smith, Eric Short, Travis Short, John Tarver, and Thomas Hanner. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dylan Smith, Everett Short, Jaden Griffith, Brian Fairburn, Ed Phillips, and Charles Bollingham. Visitation at Friendly Faith Tabernacle, Independence, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible in 2020

Jeremiah 42:1-44:23
2 Timothy 2:1-21
Psalm 92:1-93:5
Proverbs 26:3-5

Baptist Press

Louisiana Baptist Message

Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes are packed.

Postage paid./Labels applied.

Boxes in cartons and sealed.

“Leftovers” being sorted for fillers and next year’s packing.

Volunteers for Drop-Off Week being accepted. Please contact me.

Schedule for November 16-23

Monday 10-12

Tuesday 2-4

Wednesday 4-6

Thursday 10-12

Friday 2-4

Saturday 10-12

Sunday 4-6

Monday 8-10

Thank you for praying today. You make a difference!

Anna Lee