“Do not merely listen to the word,

and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

~James 1:22 (NIV)~

Today is the National Day of Prayer. You can meet others at the Kentwood City Hall for a season of prayer at noon today.

Rev. David Luce is going to Ochsner in New Orleans today for all the testing and prep work leading up to a valve replacement next week. Please pray all goes well today.

Mrs. Donna (Robert) Bennett made it home from the hospital. She was still “wobby” due to weakness. Today is her mother’s funeral. Please say special prayers for her and her family.

Donna is being discharged from hospital today sometime and anxious to get home. She is doing much better and will continue chemo and radiation on Monday, if everything goes right. They don’t want too long a gap in treatment which could lead to a backslide, and we don’t want to lose ground.

Funeral for her Mom is Friday at Centuries Funeral Home 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport. Visitation will be 11:30 with Service following at 12:30.

Judy Foster Needham

August 16, 1957 – May 01, 2021

A resident of McComb, MS, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at her residence. She was born August 16, 1957 in Amite, LA and was 63 years of age. She is survived by 4 step-children, Mark Needham(Kentwood, LA), Frances Thornton(Kentwood, LA),Wayne Needham and Teresa(Kingwood, TX) and Wanda Newman(Kernersville, NC); step-grandchildren, Joseph Thornton and wife Christy, Lucas Thornton and wife Allison, Clayton Thornton and wife Jessica, Joshua Thornton and wife Danyelle, J.B. Needham and wife Crystal, Tabitha Whittington, Trenton Needham, Seth Needham, Cassie Needham, Joe Newman, Jr. and wife, Angie and Tiffany Hutchins and husband Adam; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Clovis Foster and wife Mattie and Roy Foster and wife Gloria. Preceded in death by her husband, John F. Needham; parents, Willie and Pearl Foster; brother, Willie Foster, Jr. Graveside Services will be held at Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA at 11:00AM on Friday, May 7, 2021. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Operation Christmas Child

David and I had a couple hours in town before prayer meeting, so we spent it doing work for OCC. We got a lot accomplished. David found smiley faced erasers, colorful pencil sharpeners, and decorative pencils left in the drop-off box in the fellowship hall. We will put them to good us as we pack the extra pencil bags at our workday on the 22nd so they can be placed in boxes that others packed, but which are a little short on school supplies. If you are available, we would love to have you help pack those pencil bags.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

1 KINGS 2:1-9
2 SAMUEL 23:1-7
1 KINGS 2:10-12
1 CHRONICLES 29:26-30

Baptist Press

Today’s Prayer Concern – Parents whose children are graduating.

Pray for wisdom as they guide the graduates as they make “steps” into a new phase of life.

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee