But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;

and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 1:8~




Linda Hornsby-Craddock is doing better.  Surgery will be scheduled for a later date and possible not even be necessary.



Adrian Phillips is in Lakeview.  He had a port reconstructed, but that didn’t work as hope, so he had to have a second surgeery.  Please pray for him, his family. and his medical team.




Chad Beadle of Osyka passed away.  His obituary is not available yet.  Please say special prayers for his wife, Angela, and their three daughters.



Mathilde “Tillie” Lopinto

April 23, 1927 – May 16, 2018

Mathilde “Tillie” Lopinto, a resident of Independence, passed away on May 16, 2018.  She was born on April 23, 1927 in Ghent, Belgium.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Joseph R. and Velvet Lopinto and Marilyn and Jerome Rivet; her grandchildren and their spouses: Brian and Amy Rivet, Eric and Katie Rivet, Crystal and J.R. Alexander, Michael and Rachel Davis, and Cara Lyn and Dustin Reno;  her great-grandchildren John Rivet, Evan Alexander, Aubree and Colby Davis and Emmet Reno.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph P. Lopinto, her parents Angelus and Emerance Boelens, her sisters Angelle and Georgette and her brothers Frans and Maurice.  She was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church.  Visitation at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Independence at 9 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM on Monday, May 21, 2018.  Interment to follow at Colonial Mausoleum, Independence.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Jerry Patrick Fairburn

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 17, 1967 in Independence  and was 50 years of age. He is survived by 2 sisters, Shirley and Alan Simmons, Amite, and Cathy and Dudley McIntyre, Amite; nieces and nephews, Charles and Erica Lebo, Lacey and Brandon Joiner, Robert and Jennifer Crotwell, Regina and Benny Basso, Ashley and James Stilley, James Simmons, Jr. and Tiffany Cooper, and Jonathan Hart; great nieces, Hallie Lebo Royals and Jacob Provstgaard, Abigail Basso, Jasmine Joiner, Kenzie Crotwell, and Harley Basso. Preceded in death by parents, Luther Fairburn, Sr. and Louvernia Lebo Fairburn; brother, Luther “Peerod” Fairburn, Jr.; sister, Alice Jo Fairburn Robertson; brother in law, Richard Crotwell, Sr.; nephews, Richard Crotwell, Jr. and Justin Simmons. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. E. J. Didone and Rev. Darryl Miller. Interment Lebo Cemetery, Chesbrough. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to McKneely Funeral Home. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible

  • I Kings 3-4
  • Ps. 64
  • Acts 27



Birthday Ladies to be Honored Tuesday 

  • Judy Liberto
  • Wilma Smith
  • Firma Kay Schneeweiss
  • Marilyn Hart
  • Verna Callihan
  • Margaret Oliver
  • Diane Turner



May this Lord’s Day be special to you!

Anna Lee


God is not unjust;

he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

~ Hebrews 6:10 (NIV) ~



Bro. Darryl and “Miss” Laurie have a grandson! 

Joseph Wayne Hutto was born at 5:59 PM Wednesday.  He weighed 6 lb. 9.5 oz. and was 19  3/4 in. long.  Parents are Joe and Ashley Hutto.  Joseph is welcomed home by two big sisters.  Both mother and baby are doing well.



Read the Bible

  • 1 Kings 1-2
  • Job 4
  • Acts 26



Bible Study

  • 10 A.M. at FBC, Kentwood
  • Romans 9
  • Bring your Bible.



Louisiana Baptist Message –



Baptist Press –



Need to find a Sunday School class?  Contact the church office of FBC at 229-8111



Need to sign up children for VBS?  Contact the church office of FBC at ww9-8111



Third Thursday at the Cabin – Hopefully next month!




The more you give of yourself, the more you will be blessed!

Anna Lee




“Trust me in your times of trouble,

and I will rescue you,

and you will give me glory.”

~Psalm 50:15 NLT~




Demi Jane Drago has arrived.  She weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 inches long .  Shaw Marie Drago is the older sister.  Joey and Meghan Sharkey Drago are the blessed parents to these two daughters who are certainly gifts from God.



Linda Hornsby-Craddock is hospitalized in Brookhaven with a appendix issue.  Doctors are working to clear up infection so surgery can be done.  Pray for all to go well during this process.



George Bales’ surgery went well.  He is home recovering nicely.




Philip “Steve” Steven McMichael

April 24, 1982 – May 13, 2018
Steve, age 36, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. He was a proud native of Hillsdale, LA and a resident of Amite, LA, who was passionate about being a Heavy Equipment Operator. Steve was a member of many Jeep Clubs and Cummins Clubs. Steve had a passion for anything that ran on diesel; whether it was his four wheel drives or heavy equipment, spending quality time with his wife cooking crawfish or anything outside was where he was often found. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Steve’s true love was his family and always put them first in everything he did. He would help anyone in need, always shared his huge heart with anyone around and was never seen without his beautiful smile, he never left without a big hug and always said he loved you before leaving. Steve was an incredible husband and father, loving brother and son, and remarkable person who will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 5 ½ years, “My Jenny” McMichael; son, Timothy Alan Humphries McMichael; daughter, Taylor Ann Humphries McMichael; parents, Philip Owens McMichael and Rhonda Harper McMichael; siblings, Rhonda “Michelle” McMichael Honeycutt and husband Jonathan, Matthew “Dewey” Owens McMichael, Aaron Ray McMichael, Joshua Caleb McMichael and wife Haley. He is also survived by his niece, Avery Ann Bellaci; godchild, Alexis Bromell; new puppy, Diesel; and many close friends and extended family.
Steve is preceded in death by his grandparents; and best friend and dog, Tank.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Service Times and information are being developed by the family at this time. Please check back soon.



Read the Bible

  • 2 Sam. 23-24
  • Ps. 63
  • Acts 25



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Romans 9
  • 10 A.M.
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • You have an open-invitation to join us.



Baptist Press –



Baptist Message –



Vacation Bible School at FBC, Kentwood

  • “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus”
  • June 4-8
  • 8:30-11:30 A.M.
  • Ages – Pre-K through 5th grade
  • Kickoff – June 3rd at 5 P.M.
    • Water slides
    • Food
    • Fun
  • Preregistration
    • Sunday morning at church
    • Shirts available at church office
    • Need more information? – Call 229-8111



God has plans for you to be on-mission today!

Anna Lee












“Give all your worries and cares to God,

for he cares about you.”

~ Peter 5:7 NLT~


Pray for Chris Primes of Amite as he sees an oncologist about a possible cure for his health problem.  This is good news after being told his problem was not curable.



Nikki Newell is receiving long-awaited treatment.  Her new doctor diagnosed her problem quickly and began treatment.  The family is thankful for being led to the new physician.



Mary Lou “Ganny” Cutrer

October 02, 1935 – May 15, 2018

A resident of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was born October 2, 1935 in Liverpool and was 82 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greensburg. She is survived by her daughter, MaryJo Cutrer, Greensburg; 2 sons, John “Buck” Cutrer, Jr., Colyell,  and Richard D. Cutrer and wife, Donna, Greensburg; 7 grandchildren, Josh Freché and wife, Mary Beth, Ashley Woodard, Joey Cutrer, III, Drew Cutrer and wife, Lauren, Brittany Cutrer, Baylor Cutrer and wife, Baileigh, and Justin Cutrer and wife, Pam; 2 step grandchildren, Kyle Hayden and wife, April, and Kayla Populis and husband, C.J.; 7 great grandchildren, Ava Cutrer, Reed Freché, Rylee Freché, Ross Freché, Ariat Cutrer, Owen Cutrer and Eden Cutrer; 3 step great grandchildren, Tinsley Populis, Lawson Hayden and Luke Hayden; and her special companion, her beloved dog, Little Bit. Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, John “Joe” “Paw” Cutrer, Sr.; parents, Fred and Edith Johnson; granddaughter, Carly Lou Cutrer and her brother, Billy Ray Johnson. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Greensburg from 9 AM until religious services at 12 Noon on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Tommy Smith. Interment Greensburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josh Freché, Drew Cutrer, Baylor Cutrer, Justin Cutrer, Kyle Hayden and Greg Carruth. Honorary pallbearers include Joey Cutrer, III, Reed Freché and Ross Freché.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Heart of Hospice for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to First Baptist Church of Greensburg, 6260 Hwy 10, Greensburg, LA 70441. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Isabella Rose Durbin

May 05, 2018 – May 13, 2018

Isabella Rose Durbin, a resident of Independence, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. She was born May 5, 2018 in Hammond and was 8 days old. She is survived by her father, Justin Palmer; mother, Heather Durbin; sister, Leigha Petho; grandparents, Gary and Terri Durbin, and Roy and Phyllis Palmer; uncle, Gary Durbin, Jr.; aunt, Heather Russell and husband, Edward; great grandparents, Cecil and Nora Stewart and Shirley Palmer. Preceded in death by her great grandfather, Jerry Palmer. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite,  from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Thursday, May 17, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Mitch Williams. Interment Durbin Cemetery, Independence. For an online guestbook, visit

This is the second baby’s obituary I have posted in less than a week.  How sad for the families.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 21-22
  • Job 3
  • Acts 24



Children in Action will meet at 6 P.M. tonight in the regular classroom.



Hoping for rain, but knowing God will send rain “In His Time”.  God’s timing is always right.

Anna Lee






A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

~Proverbs 31:10~



Update on Josiah Huckaby written by his mom, KK

Update: Josiah is doing really good. They put him on the home vent Friday, and it’s the one we have been requesting. He’s doing great with it! They are going to start a very very slow wean of his steroids. The goal is to get back down to a dose that they know he has done well with. Cardiology came by while I was there Tuesday. His echo that was done last Thursday showed his pulmonary hypertension pressures were stable & pretty much the same as his April echo. So now we are looking at weaning off 1 of his pulmonary hypertension meds. Thanks for the continued prayer. God is so good!!!



Update on Joanne Seymour written by a friend, Charlotte Bryant

Hi my family and Facebook friends, a much better update on Joanne for today. She and I talked on the phone and she sounded great and said she was feeling much better. Becky (her sister) is staying with her and taking great care of her. They both seemed as if they are having fun in the big Apple. Please continue Joanne in your prayers, they are definitely being felt and we all appreciate them. Thanks



Rev. Lonnie Wascom, director of missions (DOM) for Northshore Association is retiring in a few months.  He is the only DOM they have had!  Pray for him and his wife as they peacefully move into retirement.





Read the Bible 

  • 2 Samuel 13-14
  • Job 1
  • Acts 2



Bible Study – Romans 8 this morning



Graduation season is upon us.  Please pray for all the graduates and their families.

Anna Lee




“You will know the truth,

and the truth will set you free.”

 ~John 8:32 NIV~



Out friend, Bobby Forbes, was able to be in his church Sunday.  We’re thankful for that.



Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 7-8
  • Ps 59
  • Acts 17



Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available again Sunday.



Friday Morning Bible Study – Romans 8



Children in Action meet on Wednesdays at 6 P.M.



Young at Heart meets at 11 A.M. this morning at New Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Gibby McMillian will speak about Disaster Relief.  A pot luck meal will follow.  Mr. James W. Frazier was a key factor in this program.  I’m thankful his church friends will continue the monthly gatherings.



Today is a new day.  What can/will you do to tell others about Jesus, perform a service to help someone, invite someone to your church, visit someone who is ill or homebound, etc.?

Anna Lee









“This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

~Matthew 6:9~


Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 5=6
  • Ecclesties 12:1-8
  • Acts 16


Graduates will be honored this morning at FBC, Kentwood.  We don’t have any in the family, but we do have lots of young friends graduation.  Another step completed!


That’s all for now!


Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee