• Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
  • ~Jeremiah 29:12~

 Josephine Arnone “Moma Josie” Ruffino
February 09, 1936 – July 18, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022 at her home in the presence of her daughter Rose and her son Louis. She was born February 9, 1936 in Natalbany, LA and was 86 years of age. She was a wonderful, devoted wife to her husband Nunzio, and excellent mother to her daughter Rose, and son Louis, and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She was their Nana. She was a true servant of God, believed in prayer, and prayed to her Lord until the time of her death. She was a devoted member of the St. Helena Catholic Church. She worked very hard all of her life to help provide for her family and was known to have a loving and caring heart. The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and also thanks to the Amite Fire Department for always helping her in her time of need. She is survived by her daughter, Rose Ruffino; son, Louis Ruffino; 4 grandchildren, Courtney Putnam and husband, Alan, Brett Ruffino and wife, Michele, Carrie Smith, and Blake Ruffino and wife, Megan; 8 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Putnam, Brock Putman, Morgan Ruffino, Cooper Ruffino, Andrew Smith, Addison Smith, Avery Smith, and Benjamin Ruffino. Preceded in death by her husband, Nunzio J. Ruffino; parents, Joe and Pauline Sparacello Arnone; 5 brothers, Felix, Salvadore, Angelo, Tony and Vince Arnone; 2 sisters, Catherine “Katie” Arnone and Rosemary Arnone. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 9:00AM until 11:00AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 11:30AM on Friday, July 22, 2022. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. She was born November 27, 1967 in MS and was 54 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Marion Weedman, Jr.; 5 children, Adam Weedman, Sr. and wife, Misti, Sherie Weedman, Jonathan Weedman, Sr. and wife, Chelsey, James Weedman, and Jason Weedman and wife, Lauren; grandchildren, Joshua, Adam, Jr., Byron, Noah, Isabelle, Shawn, Sara, Sam, Jonathan, Jr., Azalea, Emma, Oaklynn, Kathy, Alaina, Samantha; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Becky Mayeaux, Maryann Winborn, and Angela Lanier; 3 brothers, Allen Winborn, Troy Scott, and Mark Scott; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Shirley Winborn; sister, Kitty Winborn Scott; great-granson, Urijah Weedman. Visitation at Lighthouse Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 2:30PM on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Lighthouse Cemetery, Independence, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


July 21 – Ephesians 6: 13-15


Today, let’s pray for students with IEP’s as well as teachers and classmates of those stude students.


Periodically, I have trouble with the online services. They seem to hesitate and then continue. I won’t try to explain the reason for this because I am not an expert on this subject. I will just tell you, I turn the service off and try to watch the next day. This seems to work for me. I was unable to watch Sunday night or Wednesday night. I will try watching again today.

Don’t forget to pray for the children of our church as they leave for camp tomorrow. It may be even more important to pray for the parents who are sending their children off to camp for the first time.


RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The International Mission Board stands in stark contrast to current trends in global missions. A recent Christian Post article cited only 3 percent of mission work goes to reach the unreached, while in 2021, the IMB sought to focus 81.2 percent of missionary team efforts among unreached people groups (UPG). Additionally, 90.8 percent of all IMB teams were focused on at least one UPG, said Wilson Geisler the IMB’s director of global research.

This article is of special interest to me. I hope you are encouraged when you read how the IMB strives to reach the UPG’s (Unreached People Groups). This brings Matthew 28: 19-20 to my mind.

Prayer are the answer to so many of our daily needs. Let’s not forget that!

Anna Lee