But when you ask,

you must believe and not doubt,

because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea,

blown and tossed by the wind.

-James 1:6-

Betty Taylor asks that we pray for her sister, Sandra, who has problems with her lungs, as well as some other issues.

Our youth are home from camp. Thank God each one was able to go and come home safely. Let’s pray what they learned will be an influencing factor in their lives. They will give a brief report to the church Sunday morning. Thank God for their safe trip and for all they learned and experienced.

Sunday will be Mission Dignity day at church. There will be an offering taken for needy retired pastors and wives.

Gayla Jones

June 25, 1950 – June 21, 2022

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born June 25, 1950 in Independence, LA and was 71 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Jones; son, Tracy Jones and wife, Renee; sister, Jessie Boehm; grandchildren, Traci Danielle Jones, Joei Lauran Jones, Roger Brown and Kevin Brown; great-grandchildren, Kade Lamar Garcia, Faith Garcia, Leighton Elzie and Princeton Elzie; niece, Lynn and husband, Donald Brown. Preceded in death by her son, Kevin Jones; parents, Zophar and Juanita Morse; brothers, Richard Morse, James Morse, John Morse, and Gene Morse; sisters, Willie Thomas, Boe Robinson, and Amelia Edge. Graveside Services will be held at Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA at 2:00PM Friday, June 24, 2022. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Russell John Autin, Sr.

October 18, 1939 – June 21, 2022

Russell John Autin, Sr. passed away at his home in Amite on June 21, 2022 surrounded by his family. Russell was born on October 18,1939 in New Orleans, La. He was proceeded in death by his mother and father, Victor and Gladys Autin, a sister Shirley Contranchis. Russell was an owner of Four Star Meat Co. in Amite and had been in the meat processing business for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Cotton Autin, son Russell Autin, Jr, a daughter, Sandra Ann Autin, grandson, Russell Aaron Autin, step Daughters Angela Ross, Elizabeth Pampas and their families and brother, Clayton Autin. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8:30AM until 11:30AM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Funeral Mass at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Independence, LA at 12:00PM on Tuesday. Services conducted by Father Reuben Dykes. Interment will follow at Resthaven Garden of Memory in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area in Baton Rouge. For an online guestbook, visit


June 23 – Ephesians 5:35


Be an encourager today.

Anna Lee