“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh.

Is there anything too hard for Me?”

~Jeremiah 32:27~


Teddi Kay and Tobi Klaire Titus will be born about noon today.  Keep the family in your prayers today and in the coming days.

Wayne McNabb’s foot surgery went well.  Pray he is patient during the healing process.

Please continue to pray for Jerry East.  He had a heart attack while in OK and is hospitalized there.

Please check Prayers for Eli on Facebook.  You’ll know how to pray after reading a few posts.

Pray for Jennifer Pittman, Tyrone Harrell, and Lynn Huff, as well as their families.

Susan Denise Stewart
(December 21, 1965 – August 14, 2013)

A resident of Amite, died at 10:20AM on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born December 21, 1965 in Independence and was 47 years of age. She worked as a floor supervisor at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center. Survived by husband, Timmy Stewart, Sr., Amite; son, T.J. Stewart, Jr. and wife, Krystina, Amite; 3 grandchildren, Jayda Marie Stewart, Gage Allen Stewart and Mya Leigh Stewart; parents, Willie and Margaret Rhodus, Roseland; 2 brothers, Michael Carter and wife, Cheryl, Amite, and Willie Rhodus, Jr. and fiancé, Renee Hutchins, Roseland; 2 sisters, Melinda Stewart and husband, Zack, Roseland and Melissa Granger and husband, Edward, Kentwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents, Kirk and Edith McKee, sister, Shelia Carter; nephew, Wesley Carter and 2 uncles, Marvin and Joe McKee. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2013, and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 17, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Foster and Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Natalbany Cemetery, Independence.

 Last night at the Third Thursday meeting we had people from nine different churches.  It’s a good feeling to see friends, some old and some new, fellowshipping and singing together.  Even though people were from different churches, we all serve the same God!  I’m already looking forward to the next meeting.

 Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Contained, But Not Extinguished” 

Missions – Kids on Mission Pray

Pray for the final preparations for Connect, the WMU training meeting at Kentwood tomorrow.

Missions – Today would be a good day to bag up some shoes you no longer wear that could be useful to someone else.  If you deliver them to FBC, Kentwood, I will get them to Re-Store in Amite.  Let’s pray this business will meet both physical and spiritual needs.

I feel so blessed today.  I hope you do too!

Anna Lee


“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere,

lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.”

~1 Timothy 2:8~


Pray for Jimmy Schwartz and for Ruby as she is his caregiver.

Betty Taylor’s mom, Ruby Ziggler, is now at Magnolia.  Pray for her and for her family as they help care for her.

Ann and Lynn Huff are back at home.  Pray both of them have improving health conditions.

Continue to pray for Robbie Lynn C.  Kirby as she works to overcome her health issues.

Pray for Tedd and Kayla Titus.  Their families will welcome twin daughters tomorrow.

Pray for the homebound and their caregivers.  You can add specific names today.

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Don’t forget the Third Thursday Meeting at the cabin.  Call me for more information or directions.  David and I are looking forward to another great night featuring James Rimes and Andy Taylor leading our worship.  God has blessed us so much!

Thanking God for the rain we received yesterday,

Anna Lee



“But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in the acceptable time.”

~Psalm 69:13a~

Please remember my classmate and friend since childhood Aurelia Ann Varnado (Weegee), Cancer has taken over most of her body including sternum and lumbar area. She is in good spirits and will begin chemo next Tuesday. I know Jesus will hold her hand through this but prayers are needed badly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fran Walker

Please add Ann Huff to your prayer list.  She is hospitalized in Baton Rouge following a stroke.

We’ve been praying for Eli.  Today, Prayers for Eli on facebook, indicate he has completed his chemo.  Continue to pray for this young man.

Line Creek Baptist Church

Tomorrow morning (TODAY), during our worship service, we are going to have “the blessing of the backpacks.” Actually, we are going to have a time of prayer for each kid that is starting school (or already has started school), while wearing/carrying his or her backpack/bookbag. We are also going to have a special time of prayer for all of our teachers. Don’t forget to bring your backpack/bookbag, if you’ve got one. See in the morning!

Greensburg Baptist Church (From JoEllen Carruth)

I would like to invite everyone to the First Baptist Church in Greensburg this Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. for Sunday School and then 10:30 a.m for our 147th celebration worship service. Over 147 years ago the church was begun on the present site and has been a part of the Greensburg community. We will have one of our former pastors, Dr. Arthur “Bo” Rice as our speaker and one of our former music directors, Chuck Brown will lead our music. We will have “dinner on the grounds” following the morning worship. Please come and be a part of this celebration in our community. Everyone is welcome.

Pray for us later this morning as  we make a delivery of items to Williams Blvd. Baptist Church.  The items will be delivered to the Hatchels at the end of this week.  Especially pray for the ministry of the nine people who will work among the Gypsies.  May their efforts be multiplied by our God who wants the Gypsies to know Him.

For those of you who missed this video of a portion of Daddy’s services, please remember we will all be “Going Home” one day thanks to God’s “Amazing Grace”.

Anna Lee


“Jesus said to them,

‘I am the bread of life;

he who comes to Me will not hunger,

and he who believes in Me will never thirst.’”

~John 6:35, NASB~

Sylvia Wilson Day

I will be having surgery later today to repair the rotator cuff in my left shoulder. The right side is also torn and I plan to have it fixed at a later date. I would appreciate your prayers!

Rufus Williams will have two more stents in his heart Thursday at the Heart Hospital in Lacombe.  Please pray for him and his family during this time.

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Phyllis Barber Parnell
(September 25, 1943 – August 6, 2013)

A resident of Greensburg, she died at 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at her residence. She was born September 25, 1943 in Richmond, VA and was 69 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Taylor and her husband, James Al Taylor, Greensburg; son, Robert Gayle and his wife, Torri, Villa Rica, GA; 9 grandchildren, Connie O’Hern, James Taylor, Jr., Jessica Rogers, Brittany Gayle, Joshua Gayle, Alexis Gayle, Shana Nelson, Devin Matlock and Joseph Hilton; 3 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Matlock, Ethan Matlock and Salem Nelson. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eleanor Barber. The family would like to thank Community Care Hospice for their excellent care. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

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Ladies who wish to help with “Connected”, please meet at the church at 4:00 today.

Be careful in the heat today. 

Anna Lee



“Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them,

because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these,”

~Luke 18:16b~

Austin Rose (written by mom, Denise)

Austin is doing great. Even went to visit friends at Band Camp on Friday night ( that did my heart good!) and sat with his section at camp on saturday for a little while. Even wanted to go back Saturday night and went out with a group to Yogli Mogli after practice. Can I just say that I love the Harrison Marching Band!! You guys are great! We are family and I thank you all for your support.

I thank God for all the area Vacation Bible Schools held this summer.  I know they helped to mold young lives the right way.  Thanks for all who helped provide this opportunity for our kids.

The missions teams from FBC, Amite and Bethleham (Albany) returned home safely.  Thank for to this opportunity they had to work with Native Americans.

Please continue to pray for my daddy, who remains at North Oaks.

I talked with Susan Dufrene, grandmother of Lara and the person behind Lara’s Gowns for Smiles.  Lara broke her “bad” leg while at physical therapy this week.  Pray for Lara as her leg heals and as she fights cancer.

The Young Ladies’ Birthday Party will be tomorrow morning at Nyla’s.  If you are 60+ years of age, please join us for fellowship and lunch.

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Lyda Camille Yates Wood

(October 19, 1925 – July 27, 2013)

Lyda Camille Yates Wood, a dear and loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was born October 19, 1925 and passed away at 2:58 p.m. on July 27, 2013 at her home. Lyda, 87, was a native of Franklinton, Louisiana and a long-time resident of Amite, Louisiana. She traveled and lived all over the world with her husband, Roy, during his long military career. In her role as a military wife, she, too, served our country beginning as a US civilian employee in Occupied Japan in 1947. She was an accomplished seamstress; owned and operated a gift shop in Amite for many years; was a legal secretary and Notary. She was also an avid gardener and participated as a judge in the Jackson & Perkins rose trials. Mrs. Wood is survived by her children: Lyda Sue Wood Madison and husband, Bernard; Alice Jane Wood Hallmark; Gail Marie Wood and husband, Alfredo Martinez; and Amanda Lee Wood Barnett and husband, Barry. She is survived by 13 grandchildren: Eva Camille Madison and husband, Dave Pieper; Blair Bernard Madison and wife, Caitlyn (Sue’s children); Joseph Arthur Smith, IV; Grace Wood Smith Martin and husband, John; Marie Clare Hallmark Verdin and husband, Ryan (Jane’s children); Dominic Carlo Marcello and wife, Sarah; Katherine Marie Marcello; Thomas Anthony Marcello and wife, Maria; Elizabeth Marie Marcello (Gail’s children); Katherine Camille Barnett, Lee Austin Barnett, Marcus Wood Barnett, and Lily Elizabeth Barnett (Amanda’s children). She is survived by five great-grandchildren: Samuel David Pieper, Isla Utilia Madison, Victor Garrett Marcello, Everett Grant Verdin, and Cora Calongne Martin. Also survived by three sisters: Margie Louise Yates Jenkins, Doris Isabel Yates Magee and Dixie Nell Yates Gallaspy. Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Roy Lee Wood (Lt. Col., US Army ret.); her parents, Frederick and Camille Yates; two brothers, Fred Yates and John Yates; son-in-law, William Roger Hallmark; and granddaughter, Anna Marie Marcello. Also, the family deeply thanks friends and caregivers: Georgia McCray, Leslie Wilson, Janice Stewart, Deborah Williams, and Pamela Carmel. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11 a.m. until Religious Services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Interment in Edwards Cemetery in the family’s “Edwards Place” east of Amite. For an online guestbook, visit

Help needed at 10:00 this morning to cut fabric for hospital gowns for sick children and to pack purses to give away through Re-Store.  Please be at the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood to do your part.  I’m counting on you!

Anna Lee


“You must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it.

Don’t drift away from the assurance you received

when you heard the Good News.”

~Colossians 1:23 NLT~


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Lara’s Gowns for Smiles Cutting Party & Purses for Purpose – Monday at FBC, Kentwood we will be cutting fabric and stuffing purses.  Join us at 10:00 A.M.  There will be something for everyone.  If you can, please being some kid-appropriate 100% cotton or flannel fabric, new underwear of socks, and/or items for purses such as small notepads, nail files, small Christian books, Christian magazines, etc.

Pray for “Connected”, the regional WMU meeting, which will be help at FBC, Kentwood on Saturday, August 17.  If you are willing to help, please contact me.  If you have white or solid pastel flat sheets we can use, please bring them to me.  Pin you name on a corner of the sheet so I will be able to return them to the proper owners after our big day.  Thanks!

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John “Red” Kemp Dreher, Sr.

(September 12, 1927 – July 25, 2013)

A resident of Amite, died at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 12, 1927 in Amite and was 85 years of age. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II. “Pop” was a lifelong member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Amite and was a Captain with the Amite Fire Department, where he served for 35 years. He was also the 1986 Amite Oyster Festival King and a member of the Jaycees. Survived by 3 daughters, Noma D. Newell, Hillsdale, Jerry D. Laciura (Anthony), Independence and Ginger D. Battalora, Amite; 1 son, John Kemp Dreher, Jr. (Susan), Loranger; 11 grandchildren, Jessica Dupepe’ (Greg), Jennie N. Perkins, Bonnie N. Jordan (Brooks), Kindra D. Thompson (Jack), Jacob Dreher (Allison), Kemp Dreher (Akane), Michael Laciura (Jessica), Lisa L. Chambers (Brett), Ashley L. Kyzar (Roy), Farrah L. Raborn (Rich) and Lauren H. Battalora; 23 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, 8 step-great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-great-grandson; 2 sisters, Jewel D. Matheny, Texas and Marion Dreher, Amite. Preceded in death by wife, Helen P. Dreher; parents, John B. and Noma Kemp Dreher; grandson, Joshua Cole Battalora; sister, Evon D. Bel and son-in-law, Herman Newell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013. Religious services will be at First Baptist Church, Amite, at 11 a.m. on Monday. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller, Rev. Mike Foster and Brett Chambers. Interment will follow in Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. Pallbearers will be Jack Thompson, Jimmy Bobo, Robert Bel, John Elliott, Marc Chambers, Christopher Chambers, Brooks Jordan and Greg Dupepe’. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kemp Dreher, Jacob Dreher, Michael Laciura, Garrett Keopp, Todd Bobo, Zach Albritton, Buster Thompson and the members of the Amite Fire Department. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 100 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. For an online guestbook, visit

Continue to pray for those who have been mentioned lately and for those who have not been named here but still need our prayers.

Anna Lee



“All the nations You have made

will come and bow down before You, Lord,

and will honor Your name. “

~Psalm 86:9~


Mrs. Nadine Council sent an update on her son, Chris Council, and new information about Dr. Earl Council.

  • Chris – had last radiation treatment last Monday; no new signs of lymphoma; taking antibiotics for inflamation of stomach; blessed that problem was found at this stage, not later; cancer in eye is treatable
  • Doc – pain in legs and lower back; in rehab; trying shots with surgery a last resort

Please keep the Council family in your prayers.

Pray for Rufus Williams as he has a heart cath. at Lacombe at 7:00 this morning.  Pray for Margie as she waits during the procedure.

Jadon Pailet is now seizure free for a year and a half.  Continue to thank God for the progress Jadon has made since surgery.  He is looking forward to school starting in a few weeks.

Austin Rose update written by him mother, Denise:

I know it has been a while since I posted but “no news is good news”. Austin has been having very good days. We are almost finished with this 3rd round of chemo. And “if the good LORD is willing and the creek don’t rise” WE WILL BE GOING HOME THIS WEEK!!! So Ready!

Patricia Nicolosi Manzella (Pat) formerly from Hammond was involved in a serious car accident on July 15th and is in critical but stable condition at University Hospital in Jackson Mississippi. Pat currently lives in Kentwood and works at Sunflower. She needs your help. We are organizing a blood drive in her name at the blood center in Hammond. Please donate blood and or platelets on her behalf. The family appreciates everyone and thanks you in advance.  Mrs. Pat is in need of blood donations. If you can help, please contact the local Blood Center in Hammond.   (Mrs. Manzella lives on Bethel Road.)

Pray for the ladies who will be working to organize material in the library at the associational missions office the next couple of days.  We hope to make it more usable for everyone and a lot easier for the secretary and others to access materials.

While shopping this week, keep your eyes open for 100% cotton or flannel fabric that can be used for children’s hospital gowns.  Patters to look for are sports related, cartoons, holidays, and other things you think children will like.  There are two drop boxes at FBC, Kentwood.  Susan, the wonderful lady who sews the gowns, will be in Kentwood that day to supervise a “cutting party”, so bring the fabric in by Sunday.

Girls, youth, and ladies will be donating purses for us to fill and give away through the Re-Store shop in Amite.  We will need lots of things to go in the purses to make them special – pens, small notebooks, files, tissues, reading material, etc.  We hope to have enough to make each purse like a gift box.  Christian literature would be wonderful.  Tracts will also be included.

Boys and girls from several area churches are at R.A. and G.A. camp.  Pray for them and their leaders that they may all grow in the Lord.

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What have you got planned for the day?  Does it include Jesus and others, or just yourself?
Anna Lee