But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

~ 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)~



Faye Bennett was in Baton Rouge Ochsner.  She was taken to Ochsner in Jefferson for a liver biopsy.  She’s back in Baton Rouge and practicing her waiting skills.  She will appreciate you praying for her.



Rev. Bill Ichter, a former music minister in Amite and long-time music missionary in Brazil, fell and broke his hip.  Surgery will not be done, so this means the family will practice their nursing and waiting skills.  Bro. Bill lives in Ruston, Louisiana.



The Friday Morning Bible Studies will be on hold for a while.  We’ll get back together in August to complete Romans.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Chron. 4-6
  • Job 25
  • I Cor. 14



Tuesday, the “young” ladies of the church will meet at The Cafe to celebrate some June birthdays.  Ladies being honored Tuesday at 11:00 are Sandra Arnold, Alcyon Hayden, Barbara Hutchinson, and Judy Pervis.



Irina and a Pencil Sharpener –

Operation Christmas Child is the organization that guides us to pack shoeboxes to give to very needy families around the world.  It also gives them the opportunity to learn about Jesus.

Shoeboxes are available at FBC, Kentwood.  They are under the stairwell to the balcony.  You may take one and follow the directions found inside the box.  I will be happy to answer any questions.  I’ve already packed some shoeboxes for David and me and will begin another set of boxes soon.  When you allow Operation Christmas Child to work in your heart, you just want to do more and more so children will have the greatest opportunity in their life, meeting Jesus!

Anna Lee


Be on your guard;

stand firm in the faith;

be courageous;

be strong.

~1 Corinthians 16:13~



Pray for M/M Buddy Morris and Ellen VandeVuss as they move ahead following the biopsy report.



Mr. Jimmy Tolar is in room 4418 at North Oaks.  His wife is by his side.



Mrs. Debbie Miller Wilkinson is home from MD Anderson.  Her cancer cells show minimal changes.  Debbie and her doctor consider that a miracle.



Pray for Mrs. Mason Carter (Angelicia) as she awaits surgery which will be soon.




Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 28-29
  • Job 19
  • I Cor. 12



Today’s Bible Study – Romans 13



Mark your calendar for July 21st – Mission Project Day!



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



I’ve already packed my first group of shoeboxes.   I keep getting ideas in my head about more boxes and am anxious to do more.  I choose to pack boxes for the older boys and girls because that is the group that receives the least number of boxes.  I love the idea of helping little children have an opportunity to hear about Jesus and to receive gifts they would not normally receive.  It’s amazing how much can be stuffed in a “shoebox”!   Shoeboxes are available under the stairwell to the balcony.  They contain papers you need to read and to remove from the shoeboxes before packing.  The label is already on the top of the box.  You can give me your filled shoeboxes any time.

Anna Lee





I know many of you have missed me.  I missed you and my computer service more.  It’s a long story, but I just got back on, the first time since Sunday morning.


“If God gives us wealth and property and lets us enjoy them, we should be grateful and enjoy what we have worked for.

It is a gift from God.” 

~Ecclesiastes 5:19 GNT~




Josiah Huckaby is at home!!!!!

So I’m a little slow getting this update posted…but Josiah got to come home Monday evening!!! He’s doing great & loving being at home! We have been very busy trying to get things unloaded & organized, as well as trying to keep up with his crazy med list & schedule but I feel like we are starting to work out some kinks in our routine. It hasn’t been easy and frankly I’m exhausted but it is completely worth it…and I was able to get some much needed sleep last night! To God be the glory!!! 😁       KK



I talked with Eleanor last night.  She and Buddy Morris were still home waiting.  I’ll post an update when I know they are back at the hospital.



Read the Bible

  • Monday
    • Reflect on God as Living Waters
  • Tuesday
    • I Chron. 19-21
    • Ps. 77
    • I Cor. 9
  • Wednesday
    • I Chron. 22-24
    • Job 18
    • I Cor. 10


James E. Cormier

January 02, 1951 – June 16, 2018

James E. Cormier, a resident of Holden passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home. He was born January 2, 1951 in Lafayette and was 67 years of age. He was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jane Mitchell, Holden; son, Anthony Cormier, Jackson, LA as well as many other sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Cathy Macaluso, Ponchatoula, and Sister Seals, Tylertown, MS; 4 brothers, Mike Cormier, Denham Springs, Terry Tullos, Amite, Jr. Tullos, Albany, and Dicky Tullos, Walker. Preceded in death by his son, Joseph Cormier; parents, Burleigh Cormier and Edolia Smith. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m on Monday, June 18, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Bruce McKenzie and Rev. Don Bassett. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale. For an online guestbook, visit



Barbara Jean Whitlock Belser

January 22, 1933 – June 16, 2018

Barbara Jean Whitlock Belser passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Georgetown, Texas. She was born on January 22, 1933 in Bronson, Texas to Carl Fisher Whitlock and Mabel Royer Whitlock. She was a graduate of St. Mary Nursing School in Galveston, Texas, during which time she met on a blind date Robert Dewey “Bob” Belser, who was attending the University of Texas Medical School, also in Galveston. The two married on June 26, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas. Following his graduation from medical school, Bob joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corp. During the course of his navy career, Bob and Barbara would be stationed at various naval bases in the continental United States and eventually in Sasebo, Japan. While Bob continued his medical service, Barbara served as a navy wife and mother. Following his naval career, Bob and Barbara moved to Greensburg, Louisiana, where Bob continued in private medical practice and Barbara would later work at the St. Helena Parish Nursing Home. Their children attended Greensburg High School and Oak Forest Academy. Bob and Barbara later lived in Round Rock, Texas briefly, before returning to Greensburg. Following Bob’s death, Barbara would move to Georgetown, Texas, where she died.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years; and her only brother, Paul Clinton Whitlock.

She is survived by her children: Robert Dewey “Bobby” Belser, Jr. and wife Mary Jo of Greensburg, Louisiana; Viki Belser Johnson and husband Johnny of Georgetown, Texas; Pamela Gaye Belser of Georgetown, Texas; Carla Belser Weathersbee and husband Byron of Salado, Texas; and David Bryan Belser and wife Shelli of Round Rock, Texas. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Christen Johnson Bedair and husband Casey Bedair and their daughter, Luka; Allison Johnson Holt and husband Heath Holt and their children, Rosie and Hudson; Matthew Belser; Christopher Belser and fiancée Emily ; Robert “Bo” Weathersbee and wife Julie; Brittney Weathersbee; Casey Weathersbee Spears and husband Koby; Colton Belser; and Braden Belser.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Greensburg, LA on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by services to be conducted by Barbara’s son-in-law Byron Weathersbee and grandson Matthew Belser. Internment will be at the Greensburg Cemetery, where Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Greensburg, PO Box 37, Greensburg, LA 70441 ( and Legacy Family Ministries, 7574 FM 1123, Belton, TX 76513 ( McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook visit


Charles W. “Charlie” Hanks

July 16, 1932 – June 19, 2018

Charles W. “Charlie” Hanks, a resident of Greensburg, LA passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home. He was born July 16, 1932 in Clinton, LA and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a pipeline mechanic and a great tinkerer. He loved country music and a stiff drink from time-to-time. He is survived by his son, Charles Kevin Hanks, New York, NY; 2 sisters, Ruth Chiasson, Thibodaux, LA; Kathy Labat, Raceland, LA; and three nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Bond Hanks; father, Toler Hanks; mother, Elizabeth Hanks. The family would like to extend a special thanks and gratitude to Oscar and Dawn Bridges for their devoted love and friendship for Mr. Charlie as well as a thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Lisa King, and Jackie Smith. In addition, a special thank you to Ramona Powers for the brightness she brought to Charles’ life in his twilight years. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. Services conducted by Joshua Conleay. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood



“Young” Ladies Birthday Party – Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



I will be working on OCC materials tomorrow.  If you would like to help me, please call me this afternoon or evening.



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VBS continues in some of our local churches.



It’s good to be back!

Anna Lee






Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

~Psalm 68:4-5 (NIV)~




Thanks to all you helped with projects for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes yesterday.  We will have our next special day for that purpose July 21st.  We got a lot accomplished yesterday!



Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 16-18
  • Job 17
  • I Cor. 8



Friday’s Bible study will be on Romans 13.



Sunday School begins at 9:15 A.M.  FBC, Kentwood has a number of classes to choose from.  If you need a new church home, please  look around.  There are a number of God-honoring churches in our area.  Find the one that “fits” you best.

Anna Lee







““A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”

 ~Proverbs 15:14NLT~




The youth are doing well at M-Fuge this week.  Please continue to pray for them.  They will return to Kentwood Saturday.




Mr. Sambo Cutrer, Sr. of Line Creek passed away.  I’ll post arrangements when they are available.



I’m so excited about the Missions Project Day tomorrow.  I’m almost ready.  Thanks to some of my Children on Mission.  They have really learned the “do” part of our pledge.  I’ve been thankful for their help and company this week.  We have some great projects to work on.  Bring your scissors.  If you haven’t been come, and join the fun and fellowship.  Get to know someone else a little better in the process.  You can be a part of “do” too!



Bible Study this Morning – Romans 12



Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 10-12
  • Job 16
  • I Cor. 6



“Nadia and a Doll” –



Baptist Press –





Thank-you for reading and praying.

Anna Lee






Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

~Isaiah 46:9~



Mr. Buddy Morris is in North Oaks for a procedure this morning.  Please pray for both Buddy and Eleanor.



David saw his retina specialist.  He has done extensive work on David’s eyes a number of times.  He always uses the M-word to describe David’s eye progress.  That word is MIRACLE!



Connor Corkern

How about this smile, huh? I’m doing so good here on my 24th day of being at Children’s. We are hoping I’ll be home by this weekend, praise God! {Say a few prayers for this, please!}




Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 4-6
  • Job 15
  • I Cor. 4



We missed Bible study last week due to VBS, but will resume our study of Romans Friday at 10 A.M.



For those who are interested in the Southern Baptist Convention and other timely news, please read Baptist Press.



I’m thankful for the t-shirts that are being made available to us.  I’ve starting working on them.  My progress seems slow, but with lots of help Saturday for the Missions Projects Day we should be able to add to lots of OCC shoeboxes.  Please bring some scissors, fabric scissors for t-shirts, to work Saturday.  See you about 9 A.M.

Anna Lee







Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

~1 Chronicles 16:12~


Please continue to pray for JoEllen Carruth as she will soon have a hip replacement.  Pray this solves her problems.




Mrs. Ruby Dillon is still scheduled to come home this afternoon.  Pray for her as she makes this move.




Walter Theodore “Buster” Thompson, III

June 07, 1932 – June 09, 2018

Walter Theodore Thompson III, known to many as Buster, was born on June 7, 1932. Surrounded by his closest family, Buster left his life-long home in Hillsdale, LA for his eternal home in Heaven. Buster lived a happy and prosperous life with his wife, Bonnie Hoyt Thompson, with whom he’d celebrate his 66th wedding anniversary on June 23rd. Buster was an active supporter of the Hillsdale community as a member of the Hillsdale Tractor Pullers as well as a career dairyman. He was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church. He served in the Airforce and fought in the Korean War. He was survived by his wife, Bonnie Hoyt Thompson; sister, Ramona Powers; nieces, Charel Kennedy and Ramona “Baby” Elam; great nieces, Megan Wagner, Sarah Savoy, and Carmen Elam; nephew, Billy Cox; great nephews, Chris Peairs and Hill Savoy, as well as numerous other nephews and nieces. Buster was blessed with “his girls” and their families, Jessica Dupepe (Greg), Jennie Perkins (Corey), Bonnie Jordan (Brooks), Brady, Emma Kate, Court, Kaul, Kade, Bennett, and Blinn. Buster was greeted in heaven by his parents, Walter and Rita Phillips Thompson; sister, Delores Thompson Cox; brothers in law, Frank Powers and Glenn Cox; nephews, Peavy Powers; father in law Charles Hoyt; brother in law and sister in law; Gene and Betty Hoyt Cox; and a special nephew, better known as a grandson, Blaine Milton. Pallbearers are Greg Dupepe, Brooks Jordan, Corey Perkins, Brady Milton, Court Milton, Chris Peairs, Hill Savoy, and Andy Miller. Visitation will be at Hillsdale Baptist Church 9 AM on June 12, 2018 with service beginning at 12 noon. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller. Interment Roberts Cemetery, Hillsdale, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roberts Cemetery Fund, c/o Teddie Thompson, 9870 Hwy 441, Amite, LA 70422 or to Hillsdale Baptist Church, 3621 Highway 1045, Amite, LA 70422. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




I’m looking forward to our missions project day Saturday.  Items will be given to help pack shoeboxes and items will be made to pack the shoeboxes.  I’m looking forward to seeing men, women, boys, and girls working together for missions.  If you have any questions, please contact me.



We missed Bible study last week because of VBS.  We are resuming out study this Friday.




Pray for the youth from several area churches as they are at various camps this week.  May each person grow spiritually!




Read the Bible

  • 1 Chron. 1-3
  • Psm 74
  • 1 Cor. 3



I’m so thankful for each of you who pray daily.  I believe prayer is important.

Anna Lee



















Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

~John 15:13~



Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Center and catch up on any readings you missed.



Saturday, we will be making items to send in shoeboxes.  Men, women, boys, and girls are invited to join us from 9-12 in the fellowship hall.  Crafting is always more fun with friends.  It becomes even more fun when you know the items will be shared as Christmas gifts with children who might otherwise not have and gifts this year.  In addition to the gifts, the children get an invitation to attend classes once a week for six weeks where they will be exposed to some Bible basics.  I’m thrilled to know my shoeboxes may lead some children to the Lord!  This is your invitation to join us for a fun morning that will bless each of us and eventually many children who live nowhere near Kentwood.  You may be interested in making some purchases such as small flashlights from Walmart or $1.00 calculators from the dollar stores or just bring some clean, used t-shirts which will be used in making items for the shoeboxes.



The June “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be on the 4th Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at The Cafe.  Ladies with June birthdays who will be honored are: Sandra Arnold, Alcyon Hayden, Barbara Hutchinson, and Judy Pervis.




Pray for the youth from our church and from many other churches as they spend a week at M-Fuge in Mobile.  I know it will be hot, but our kids will be out and working to bless others.  This week has potential to greatly impact our youth and the lives of those being ministered to.  Please pray for them.




Friday morning, we will resume our Bible study of Romans at 10:00 in the fellowship hall.



Thanks for checking in and for praying for others.

Anna Lee








Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6



Bro. Darryl shared with the children in VBS this morning.  He did not quote this verse, but the illustration he presented to them made this verse clear.  He has a special way of relating to people, a God-given talent.



One of the themes this week is, “When we struggle, Jesus rescues!”  There are people all around struggling.  I’ll not name any of them today, so you can focus on that thought, not individual people.  If you or yours are struggling, Jesus will come to the rescue because He loves you!



I’ve been making purchases and plans for the Mission Projects Day on the 16th.  I’m so thankful to report that as I have asked a number of people to help in a specific way, they have all cheerfully agreed to help.  Now, I have a request to make to you.  If you have old Crayons, old t-shirts, ribbon, etc. that you have stashed away, why not share it with us so we can repurpose these items in our projects?  My second request concerning this day is that you come to the fellowship hall at 9:00 A.M. and help.  When we had out last work day, every adult told me they had fun.  You can’t beat fun and progress for missions!

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available that day.  Anyone who gets shoeboxes that day or has recently received them at church will be able to select some items from our stash to use in their boxes.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 19-20
  • Job 13
  • Romans 16



Two Reminders

  • There will be no Bible study in the morning due to VBS.
  • The VBS program for parents and grandparents is tomorrow night.



Thank-you to all the adults and youth who have worked in VBS.  Thank-you to parents and grandparents who have made sure the children have been in attendance this week.

Anna Lee











Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me.

~John 14:6~




Evelyn Irene Carter

March 03, 1950 – June 02, 2018
Evelyn Irene Carter born March 3, 1950, died June 2, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Carter and her 2 children, John Robert Carter and Sarah Marie Dolan. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, 6 sisters, and her mother, Margaret Lucy Cutrer. She is preceded in death by her father, Rev. John Cutrer. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 a.m. until Memorial Services at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 16-18
  • Psalm 72
  • Romans 15



FBC VBS Attendance Report for Tuesday

  • 99 boys and girls
  • 19 youth
  • 29 adults



No Bible study Friday morning due to VBS.




VBS program Friday night at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Come and be blessed as you see and hear the children.




Looking ahead – June 16 we will have a project work day at FBC for OCC, Friendship House, and other ministries from 9 AM. to Noon.  Adults, youth, and children are needed.  The more people, the more we can accomplish.  Everything needed that day will be provided.  Just show up to give of your time!




May your life impact another life/lives in a meaningful, positive way today!

Anna Lee