“Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, ‘How can I help?’”

~Romans 15:2 (The Message)~

I smile as I share that Josiah Huckaby has turned four. His smile is as big as ever! May God continue to bless his wonderful parents and other members of the family as they watch Josiah grow, learn, and be a blessing to others.

William Allen “Bill” Pope

December 31, 1953 – March 08, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. He was born December 31, 1953 in Jackson, MS and was 67 years of age. He is survived by daughter, Rebecca Pope (Brad Diddon); son, Jack Pope (Miranda McIntyre); grandson, Nicholas Bonura; 2 sisters, Patti Pope Bell (Jim) and Jackie Pope Griffith (James); nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Bell Robault, Caperton Bell, Emma Griffith, and Alec Griffith; aunt, Ollie Blume Johnson. Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Becky Pope; infant son, Daniel Pope; grandparents, William Caperton Johnson, Nila Inez McGriff Johnson, Clifford Pope, and Irene Gorman Pope; 2 aunts, Patsy Wilkerson and Peggy Taylor. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Friday, March 12, 2021. Services conducted by Pastor Jeff McKneely. Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

(Those of you who attended our gatherings at the cabin, may remember the tall, soft-spoken Bill who attended when his health allowed him to do so.)

Read the Bible cHRONOLOGICALLY In 2021 – March 9

NUMBERS 30:1-31:54

Annie Armstrong Focus for Day 2 of the Week of Prayer Day 3

Victor & Ludmila Moura: Finding Identity in Christ

Prayer Focus – Those who travel long distances to get to work each day

I never traveled more than twenty-five miles to teach school each day, but I know of many who travel for more than an hour twice a day for work. Join me in praying for them today. Pray they have learned how to use that time wisely and have a good attitude about a job they are willing to drive many miles daily for.

Operation Christmas Child – “Helping Hands: Making Men’s Shirts into Dresses”

Mrs. Thelma Pierce wanted to teach some ladies how to do this because her loss of her vision is making this more and more difficult and OCC is her passion! I agreed to “get the ball rolling”. Now, it seems like it going to be a great day as ladies from all around come together. We will meet two mornings:

Saturday, March 20 at 9:00

Monday, March 22 at 10:00

If you don’t sew, come anyway. She will teach you something you can do. I will also have some tasks you can learn to help with your shoeboxes.

Bring finger foods. We will have a table set us that you can visit when you take a break.

Between today and March 20th. please pray for this mission project to be very fruitful. Pray the skills learned will be used for many years to come and bless many boys and girls through the “shoeboxes” they receive. Give me a call if you need more information.

Anna Lee