“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

~James 1:17 (NIV)~

Please add Phillip Miller to your prayer list. He’s having shoulder surgery today in Covington.

Please say special prayers for these Covid patients today – Gibbie McMillan, Vickie Gill, and Danielle Dillon.

Brenda Russell also for additional prayers for her daughter, Jeanna. Yesterday’s surgery found lots of infection and requires additional surgery Friday. Please pray for Jeanna and all her family.

Peggy Woodward Saladino

January 07, 1926 – August 14, 2021

Peggy Woodward Saladino passed away on August 14, 2021 at University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. She was born in Clinton, LA on January 7, 1926 to Austin E. Woodward Sr. and Lovie De Lee Woodward. She moved to New Orleans in 1930 and from there moved to Harvey, Gretna and back to New Orleans. Peggy attended Gretna High School until her senior year and graduated from Sophie B. Wright High School on June 1, 1943. She later worked for Dr. Fred Hornberger OD. While living in New Orleans Peggy met and married Nicholas A. Saladino on June 14, 1948. The couple moved to Kentwood in January of 1952 to be with her parents and for Nick to work for E. L. Brumfield as Parts Manager of his Parts Department. She was an active member of the Kentwood United Methodist Church where she held many jobs. She worked for Western Auto Store and from there went on to work for Louisiana Power and Light Company for 26 years until her retirement in June 1981. Peggy is survived by her godson, Nicholas Allen; nieces and nephews, Louis Saladino Jr., Barbara St. Pierre Escudier,Cynthia Saladino Kneip, Michael Saladino, Marc Saladino, and Stephen Saladino. Preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas A. Saladino; father, Austin Woodward Sr.; mother, Lovie De Lee Woodward; brother, Austin Woodward Jr.; 2 sisters, Levey Weeks and Evelyn Hille; 2 nephews, Philip Saladino and Johnny Woodward. Visitation at Kentwood United Methodist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Percy Frazier. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Mildred Sue Johnson

May 18, 1924 – August 14, 2021

Mildred Sue Johnson left this world and entered the arms of her Heavenly Father on August 14, 2021. She was born Mildred Sue Tison on May 18, 1924 in the Prospect Community of Grant Parish Louisiana to Job Wynn and Kate Bell Tison (both deceased). She had two brothers, Shefford Tison and Doyle Tison (both deceased). She has three sisters, Elaine Tison Koon, Immojean Tison Parker and Nellwynn Tison Nugent (deceased). She has 13 nieces and nephews. She married Rulon Hegwood in 1942 and has two sons, Billy Wayne Hegwood, wife Judy and grandchildren, Michael Wayne Hegwood and Susan Hegwood Handorf and husband Aaron. Thomas Michael Hegwood, wife Gail and grandchildren, Chandra Hegwood Swetledge and husband Stephen, Tison Michael Hegwood and wife Kristine and Jarrod Thomas Hegwood and wife Jo Lynn. She has 10 great grandchildren. After Tom’s death Sue married Vollie Johnson, who preceded her in death in 2005. She has lived in Loranger/Walker Louisiana, with son Mike, for the last 10 years. She lived a long life and blessed family and friends alike. She worked many years as a bookkeeper and liked to read her Bible and listen to hymns about God and His love for us and His gift of salvation through His son Jesus Christ. Visitation at Loranger Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Hegwood. Interment will be at 3:30PM on Saturday at Frazier Cemetery, Prospect Community, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – August 17

EZEKIEL 5:1-9:11

Baptist Press


Below I have listed some of the articles Baptist Press has printed so far this month. I hope you can find some to read that will touch your heart.

Crisis in Afghanistan prompts warnings, calls for help and prayer

FIRST-PERSON: Afghan pastors ask for prayer

‘Anti-Christian’ inmate finds faith in prison

Baptist nurses stand in the gap with facts, hope

After COVID battle, Texas pastor praises God, urges vaccine consideration

Student ministry leadership networks: ‘It puts courage in us’

Bowden saw his players as more than a jersey, says longtime FSU chaplain

David Jeremiah’s grandson carries on ministry legacy through video devotional series

FIRST-PERSON: Read the Bible

Missionaries use Olympic trading pins as bridge to Gospel conversations

Prayer movement boosts Northeast Houston Baptist Church

Cooperative Program giving remains strong through summer months

Christian baker appeals ruling that he violated anti-discrimination law

Evangelist Wade Morris, 51, dies after battle with COVID-19

Young adult becomes first known believer in Southeast Asian people group

FIRST-PERSON: Helping a child through a faith crisis

Prestonwood’s $1M gift to fund new IMB work among Muslim people groups

Special thanks to Katera McMillan and her daughter, Debbie, for the donation of t-shirts to be used in OCC projects. Also, special thanks to Thelma Pierce who is diligently sewing to complete several types of items for our shoeboxes. Also, special thanks to the ladies of Rebekah Sunday School class who have made the totes for all the shoeboxes we will send this year. They have been doing this for several years and create the first item that goes into the shoeboxes.

As it stands today, we will not have our August workshop for OCC due to covid. I’ll update you if anything changes and also let you know about the September workshop on the fourth Saturday of the month.

If you have a few hours to give to helping with OCC, please give me a call. We will work out a time when we can meet at the church and complete some of the tasks that would have been done at the workshop.

Anna Lee