If you return to me,

I will restore you so you can continue to serve me.”

~Jeremiah 15:19 (NLT)~

There are many people sick during this wintry time of the year. Some have simple colds and sinus issues. Others have Covid. Many fall somewhere in the middle. Please pray for the sick folks you are aware of.

Charles Warren update: Listed as critically stable; showing small signs of improvement. Specifically, pray for his lungs.

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021 – February 3

EXODUS 7:14-9:35

Prayer meeting from FBC, Kentwood will be posted at 6 P.M. tonight. If you have any trouble watching on Facebook, try YouTube.

Baptist Press

Eva Juanita Graves Battles

May 22, 1934 – February 02, 2021

Eva Juanita Graves Battles went home to be with her Lord on February 2, 2021 at the age of 86. She was the eldest daughter of Carl Felix Graves, Sr. and Lila Bell Smith of Amite and was born on May 22,1934 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. She was a life-long resident of Amite until moving to Hammond in 2014 to be closer to her daughter. Juanita married her high school sweetheart, Jimmie Clayton Battles, and they lived happily together for 56 years in Amite until his passing in 2008. Juanita was a retired manager with South Central Bell and AT&T Operator Services in Hammond, and later Baton Rouge. After retirement Juanita and Jimmie enjoyed cross country trips, family gatherings, gardening, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Juanita enjoyed volunteering at First Baptist Church of Amite and the Amite Council on Aging where she loved meeting friends daily for lunch. She is survived by daughters Caroline Sue Battles, Alexandria, La., Kathi Hesselgrave and husband Ron, Kenosha, Wisconsin, Robin Gray and husband Mark, Hammond, La. and four grandsons, John Mark Gray, Michael Gray, Daniel Moreland, and Clint Sharp. Juanita is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie, her parents, Carl and Lila Bell Graves, two brothers, Carl F. Graves, Jr., and Alfred Ray Graves and an infant sister, Trudy. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the entire staff of Summerfield Assisted Living in Hammond for their help in the last four years. A private service will be held with interment in Battles/Bennett Cemetery, Highway 1046, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Today’s Prayer Focus – People living in nursing homes/extended care facilities & people who work in these facilities

We got our second Covid vaccination yesterday. Pray for those who are administering the vaccine as they now are giving the first dose to some people and the second to others. The workload surely increased.

Have a great day!

Anna Lee