For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6


Josiah Huckaby

So Tuesday we got a bittersweet surprise…after 371 days in the NICU Josiah “graduated” to IMCU. There are 2 reasons why we were transferred:
1. Josiah couldn’t get all of his 1 year vaccines in the NICU because some of them are “live” vaccines.
2. IMCU is an intermediate care unit that specializes in prepping families to go home with medical equipment.
We are so sad about leaving our NICU family & we can’t thank them enough for the amazing care & love they have shown our little family. We are excited that this means we are one step closer to coming home. IMCU will help get us comfortable with all of Josiah’s daily care (bath time, medicines, trach care, etc.). Also, they have playgroup so we will get to practice getting his equipment together and “traveling” (down the hall) with him. This is definitely a big adjustment for us since we are having to get to know new doctors, nurse practioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists…and they are having to get to know Josiah (with all of his little quirks) and us. God is so good & we can’t wait to see what He has in store for us as a family.

Please pray for our missionaries and their families.

Many of you may have learned this news on Wednesday afternoon; I hope so because that means you have already begun praying.  I received an email just before 5:00 on Wednesday.  Here’s the copy as it came from IMB:

“It is with a heavy heart that I share this news. This morning (Wednesday, March 13), in the Democratic Republic of Congo, four missionaries in Africa were involved in an automobile accident: Randy and Kathy Arnett and Jeff and Barbara Singerman, along with a national driver named Jean Louis. Kathy Arnett was pronounced dead at the scene, and Randy Arnett was pronounced dead at the hospital in Kinshasa. Jeff Singerman has sustained injuries and is en route, with Barbara, to the hospital in Kinshasa from a clinic near the accident. Leadership on the field and in Richmond have been working on the situation. We wanted to let you know as soon as we could confirm that the families have been properly notified. Please continue to pray for this situation, and remember to be considerate of the family if you share this information. We want to ensure that we communicate accurate information and that we respect the families’ privacy. We will follow up with further information as we have it.”

As you pray for the family of these two couples and the driver, please pray for other team members in the DRC.  These include Kathy Shafto, whom many of us know and love dearly.   Kathy and her husband serve with this team very closely and are impacted by this tragedy.  Kathy was last with us at the WMU Mission Celebration at Airline Baptist Church in Bossier City.  She is “one of us,” growing up in Bayou Macon association, graduate of LA Tech. She served on our GA Camp staff while she was teaching before going to seminary.  Please do pray for her husband, Jay, as he manages many of the details.

Janie R. Wise

Women’s Missions & Ministry, Strategist

Louisiana Baptists


Tom Brister is home and so thankful he got to the hospital in time to prevent some major problems.  Keep the Brister family in your prayers.



Charlene Addison is a WMU friend from Montpelier.  Her husband, Gerald Addison, is in North Oaks with pneumonia.  Please be in prayer for him and those working to help him get better.


Pray for Eric Lee who is at M.D. Anderson for treatment.  Pray for family members with him and back home trying to maintain their routine activities.




Carson “Ronnie” Bridges, Jr.

September 07, 1965 – March 14, 2018

A resident of Walker, LA , passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home. He was born September 7, 1965 in Hammond, LA and was 52 years of age. He is survived by his son, William Carson Bridges, Walker, LA; mother, Delilah Bridges, Magnolia, MS; 2 sisters, Rhonda Conerly and husband, Rex, Tylertown, MS and Roslyn Bridges, Huntsville, AL. Preceded in death by father, Carson Ronnie Bridges, Sr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Dennis Cutrer

July 23, 1953 – March 14, 2018

A resident of Hammond passed from this life on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Covington. He was born July 23, 1953 in Independence and was 64 years of age. He served as an Alderman and Volunteer Fireman. He was Market Manager at various supermarkets for 30 years and spent the last few years of his life in the auction industry. He enjoyed vacationing, live gospel singing, and spending time with his family. He always had a way to make people laugh. He is survived by wife, Kathy, Hammond; 2 sons, Greg Cutrer and wife, Kristi, Zachary, Brent Cutrer and wife, Bridget, Hammond; grandchildren, Brittni, Danielle, Emili, Bailey, Breanna, and one grandchild to be, Brenleigh Jade; 2 brothers, Jesse Cutrer and wife, Eveet, Walnut, MS and Mark Cutrer and wife, Stephanie, Roseland; special adopted sister, Teresa Bamburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Eddie and Ola P. Cutrer; brother, Ralph Cutrer. Visitation at First Pentecostal Church of Roseland from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Jerry Terrell, Rev. Raymond Garcia, Rev. Randall Garcia, Rev. Jesse Cutrer and Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Deut. 13-14
  • Eccl. 1:1-11
  • Luke 17



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Romans 1
  • 10 A.M.
  • Fellowship Hall



There are many churches in our area.  Let’s pray that every one of them overflows with people in search of Jesus Sunday.

Anna Lee



          “I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,           and have been saved from my enemies.

~2 Samuel 22:4~




Services for Gail M. Smith – March 24 at Line Creek Baptist Church



We will NOT have the Third Thursday Gathering tomorrow night.  David has been sick all week.  We don’t want to share his problem with anyone else.  See you next month!



Read the Bible 

  • Deud. 9-10
  • Prov. 31
  • Luke 15



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Romans 1
  • Fellowship Hall
  • 10 A.M.



Baptist Press –



Waylon Bailey



Thomas Rainer –



Baptist Message –



Children in Action

  • FBC
  • Tonight at 6 P,M.
  • Children – K-5



Don’t leave God out of this day!  He created this day for us!

Anna Lee





Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.

~Daniel 10:12~

I know people in many different situations who need to be reminded of this verse about Daniel.



Glen Magee is still in St. Tammany hospital.  Keep him in your prayers.



Mr. Phillip Harrell is in the Greensburg hospital.  He was very uncomfortable yesterday.  Let’s pray today is better for him and his family.



Dan Turner fell yesterday and broke his hip.   He’s hospitalized at UMMC.

A classmate, Pam,  requested prayers for a her sister, Karen, who is undergoing cancer treatment, and for a former classmate, Sheryl Andrus Carnegie, who is searching for the proper surgeon.

Glen R. Kimble, Sr.

December 31, 1941 – March 08, 2018

Glen R. Kimble, Sr., a resident of Independence, passed away peacefully at his home  on Thursday, March 8, 2018 surrounded by his love ones.  He was born December 31, 1941 in Roseland and was 76 years of age. He was a 1st class welder by trade and a #1 dad and granddad. He loved the country life, farming and planting his garden and watching it grow. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed cooking with his family. He loved his grandchildren and great grandbabies. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patsy Laverne Newcomb Kimble; children, Robbie Kimble and wife, Sandra, Michael R. Kimble, and wife, Amy, and Donna Lynn Kimble, and John E. Kimble; grandchildren, Amanda Kimble, Glen Kimble, III, and wife, Melissa, Keith Mixon, Summer Straton and husband, Donny, Aubrey Mixon and wife, Brittany, Sonny Kimble, Mariah Kimble and Desmond Newcomb; great grandchildren, Jeremiah Nievar, Addie LeBlanc, Zamara Mixon, Bella Mixon, Maliegh Kimble, Nathan Kimble, Everly Newcomb and Paxston Straton; brothers, Milton Kimble and wife, Marie, Luke Kimble and wife, Tonya, and George Kimble and wife, Sharee; sisters, Irma Smith, Anne O’Malley and husband, Tim and Edie Tate and husband, Will; sister in law, Sandra Prine; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Luke R. and Rose Lee Smith Kimble; son, Dennis Dewayne Kimble; sisters, Mac Sullivan and Dommanica Mac Sullivan; brother, Willie Kimble and his brother in law, Donald Smith. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Monday, March 12, 2018. Interment Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible

  • Deud. 1-2
  • Prov. 29
  • Luke 11



This is the day!  We begin the study of Romans today with an introduction.  Next week, we will study chapter one.

Friday Morning Bible Study

10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood

One requirement – a desire to lean more about the Bible!



Operation Christmas Child 

If you have a desire to help with the early efforts to collect and make items for the boys and girls who are going to receive “shoeboxes” this year, please talk with me.  I can give you some ideas on what to do.  I am working daily and enjoying every minute.



Ministry at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail

Yesterday, a deliver of over a hundred Bibles and several boxes of calendars was made yesterday.  The people who received the items were appreciative.  Thank you for wanting to help minister to the inmates in various ways.  The items for the next collection are already being collected.  If you have or plan to purchase Bibles, remember we need paperback Bible that have medium to large print.  Calendars for 2018 will still be accepted.  You may be able to find them at greatly reduced prices now.




Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

Some practical needs items are listed below.  You can place these items in the stairwell area at the office entrance (where you buzz the secretary for entrance).  There are two baskets there for your convenience.  We have a little over a month to collect as much as we can.

Bed Linens (full and queen-size with deep pockets)                         Paper Napkins

Bed Pillows and Pillow Cases (standard size)                                    Luggage

Can Openers (electric)                                                                            Hair Dryers

Dish Towels, Dish Cloths, Pot Holders                                                Hair Spray

Dishwasher Detergent                                                                          Irons (electric)

Shower Curtains and Hooks                                                                Mattress Pads

Toilet Bowl Brush Sets                                                                          Umbrellas


Thanks for all you do to help meet practical needs, spiritual needs, emotional needs, etc.

Anna Lee


He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

~Psalm 25:9~


I hope you are reading about and praying for the North American missionaries featured each day this week, the week of prayer for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.



Bobby Simpson is doing well following Monday’s procedure.  Keep him in your prayers as he heals.



Elton Shaw seems to be having a relapse.  Please put him back on your personal prayer list.



Joanne Tate, the three month old daughter of Chuck and Jeanne Tate, will require open heart surgery to correct problems in her tiny heart.  The Tates live in the Terry’s Creek area.   Pray for God to take care of this precious little one.




Danielle Dillon and family are celebrating the completion of her chemotherapy as she moves on to radiation soon.  Please pray for Danielle.

Phillip Harrell was not feeling real well yesterday.  Please pray for him to be comfortable.  Pray too for his faithful caregivers, Don and Phyllis Yarborough.
I’m expecting to hear today or tomorrow that Glen Magee is home from the hospital to continue his recovery from surgery.
There seem to be a number of people with the flu again this year.  Be careful when you are around others.  We need to contain this as much as possible.
Read the Bible
  • Numbers 34-36
  • Psalm 29
  • Luke 10



The children’s mission class continues to grow as they learn each week.  Parents and grandparents, thank-you for giving us the opportunity to work with your children each Wednesday.  They certainly bless my life.



We have one more day to invite others to come to the new Bible study of Romans!




Thank God for His guidance in our daily lives.

Anna Lee





“Search for peace, and work to maintain it.”

 ~ Peter 3:11 NLT~



Tony Bennett is doing very well following five by-passes yesterday.  His heart quickly began working much better than pre-surgery.  Thanking God!



Scott Womack‘s heart procedure has been delayed due to a scheduling problem.  His surgery is now scheduled for the 20th at St. Tammany.  That give us all more time to pray.



Aubrey McMillan‘s surgeon was able to do five of the ten needed by-passes yesterday.  Pray for Aubrey as he recovers.  Also, pray for Carolyn as she has been having some back problems.  She is Aubrey’s primary caregiver.



Rhonda Hendry is recovering nicely form having the remainder of her thyroid removed.  Thank God the spot was found now, not later.



Pray for Wayne Landley as he has preparatory work for treatment of his cancer.  As you pray for him, pray for Glenda, his primary caregiver.



Pray for Glen Magee as he continues to recover from surgery and makes preparations to return home at the end of the week.  Again, think of caregivers who will be helping Glen to recover and move around on the desired timeline.



Mrs. Ruby Dillon injured a shoulder a couple weeks ago.  It is better now.  She got a good report from the doctor yesterday.   Thank God for the shoulder improvement.



Iley Dillon continues to progress following knee surgery.   Thank God  for his good recovery.



Please continue to pray for Gail M. Smith who is in Tennessee and I.W. Simmons at home in Line Creek.  Pray for family members serving as caregivers too.




Operation Christmas Child 

  • A plastic bowl and spoon is always a good item for a shoe box.
  • March is the traditional month to make quality crafts, knit hats, wooden cars, pencil pouches, etc., to share in shoe boxes.  You might find some of these at craft shows this spring.



Read the Bible

  • Numbers 20-33
  • Proverbs 28
  • Luke 9



A delivery of Bibles and calendars will be made to the Bible study group at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail tomorrow.  Special thanks to those who understand the need for these items and supple them for this ministry.



The Friday morning Bible study is anticipating the study of Romans which begins this week.  Anyone with a desire to study this book of the Bible is encouraged to come.  Bring your Bible.  It will be our guide.  If you have a study Bible, bring it.  The translation of the Bible you use is a personal choice.  One more thing, bring a friend or two.  We meet in the fellowship hall of FBC, K at 10 A.M.



Important dates for your calendar:

  • Mon., April 16 – WMU Quarterly meeting at Montpelier
  • Sat., April 21 – “Hope for You” – Community Outreach
  • Sat., April 28 – Housewarming for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home to be held at Hillsdale Baptist Church and a Priscilla Shirer simulcast at Kentwood FBC. 8-3
  • Mon., April 30 – FBC, Amite WMU special meeting with Janie Wise @ 6:30
  • Mon., July 16 – Quarterly WMU meeting. at Spring Creek 
  • Mon., Oct. 15 – Quarterly WMU meeting at FBC, Kentwood .
  • Sun., Dec. 2 – Lottie Moon Tea at East Fork



God blessed me with a box of craft items Sunday night.  Yesterday, a lady called about more craft items to use for Operation Christmas Child.  Lots of boys and girls will be blessed because others are cleaning out their craft/sewing closets!

Anna Lee




If my people, who are called by my name,

will humble themselves and pray

and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then I will hear from heaven,

and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

~2 Chronicles 7:14~




Please pray for Tony Bennett as he has heart surgery today.



Also, pray for Aubrey McMillan whose 10 by-pass surgery will begin at 7 A.M. this morning.



Pray for young Koltyn Gafford of Amite.  He has the flu.  His other health problems complicate the flu problem.



Read the Bible 

  • Numbers 27-29
  • Psalm 28
  • Luke 8



Yesterday was a great day!  The associational WMU meeting at FBC, Greensburg was a time to inspire each other as we learned about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  That was followed by the Two Rivers annual meeting at Spring Creek last night.  I was blessed to have been in each meeting.



Three days and counting – The new Bible study of Romans will begin Friday morning in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  The Bible will be our textbook with no other required reading.  You do not have to belong to FBC, Kentwood to attend.  Our first meeting will be an introductory meeting to Romans, so feel free to read the introduction to Romans that can be found in most Bibles.  Work as much or as little as you feel led to do each week.  In other words, it’s easy to participate at the level of involvement you choose.  No additions books are required.  No cost involved.  Contact me if you have questions.  No questions, just show up Thursday at 10:00 A.M.




May your light shine for Jesus today!

Anna Lee





“A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”

~Proverbs 19:11 NIV~



David’s brother, Jimmy, called early yesterday morning to say the results of tests he had done Friday were in.  Jimmy’s cancer indicators have dropped from the 400″s to less than 10, a reading considered normal.  There are some people named Alford who are very thankful this morning.




A new Bible study, Romans, will begin Friday.  I saw a friend from another church yesterday who asked about attending.  Of course, that will be just fine, even great!   It’s not about your church connection!   It’s about a desire to study God’s Word!  Contact me or just show up Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  This week we will talk about who, what, when, etc.  The next week, we will begin with chapter on.  Come learn with us.  We begin at 10:00 A.M.



Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Redeemer and catch up on passages you might not have read yet.



There’s excitement stirring in some hearts at FBC, Kentwood as people are getting involved in Operation Christmas Child.  A new approach this year seems to have opened our hearts to new opportunities, theme boxes, crafts for children to make, etc.  We’ll be happy to share our enthusiasm with others.  Children, far from Kentwood, will be blessed as they receive gifts and LEARN ABOUT JESUS!  The word from Kentwood is doing things differently can be even more exciting for those of us packing the shoeboxes.



The associational WMU will meet this morning at FBC, Greensburg to learn about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  Join us at 10:00 A.M.  You’ll also get an opportunity to learn about the missionaries featured in the Week of Prayer this week.



This week has the potential for being extra special for some people.  Let’s include ourselves in that number.

Anna Lee