I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

~3 John 1:4~


It was so wonderful to see Tom Brister in church yesterday morning and to realize he was hospitalized for a brain bleed procedure the week before.  We are so thankful he made it to the hospital when he did for the needed treatment.
Howard Ringgold King, Jr.

July 06, 1957 – March 17, 2018

Howard Ringgold King, Jr., 61, a resident of Bude, MS, passed away March 17, 2018 at his residence.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church at 11:00 AM.  Hartman Jones Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Mr. King was a carpenter by trade.  He loved to build things and tinker with wood and other items.  He was a talented man who enjoyed many things in his life, some of which include; fishing, animals, flowers, watching westerns and collecting knives.  He loved his family and they loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a niece; Rhonda Taylor.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Ryan and Chasity King of Bogue Chitto and Jason and Julie Deloach of Gillsburg, two daughters and sons-in-law; Rhonda and Brent Rayburn of Carrollton, MS and Jessica and Justin Robinson of Brandon, MS, two brothers and a sister-in-law; Andy and Betty Taylor of Chatawa, MS and Ray King of Birmingham, AL, four sisters and brothers-in-law; Cindy Taylor of Baton Rouge, LA, Karen and Randy Caston of Liberty, MS, Penny and Michael Wroten of Smithdale, MS and Pam Frost of Pearl, MS, nine grandchildren; Shaw King, Noah King, Callie King, Cassidy King, Anna Robinson, Kayleigh Reaves, Carson Rayburn, Kaiden Rayburn and Bryce Rayburn, along with other relatives and friends.In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Read the Bible
  • Reflect on God as peace.
  • Catch up on any reading missed so far.



Pass along the Good News of Jesus!

Anna Lee



Sunday Addition

J.D. Smith is home!  His recovery from shoulder surgery is doing well.



Charlene Addison, whose husband had been having health issues, is having back problems.  Pray for both of them.




Andy Taylor’s brother, Hal King, passed away yesterday.  I’ll post arrangements when they become available.


 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


Tuesday Addition

Gail Miller Smith

September 13, 1941 – March 10, 2018

Born September 13, 1941 in McComb, Mississippi, daughter of the late Alton and Anna Belle Morris of Kentwood, Louisiana. She was a long-time resident of the Kentwood, Louisiana and Osyka, Mississippi areas for many years; she passed away on March 10, 2018 in Collierville, Tennessee. She made her home in nearby Germantown, TN with her daughter and family. She was a graduate of Kentwood (LA) High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. She and her best friend, Mary Morgan, had a successful cleaning business for 25 years, serving clients in Louisiana and Mississippi. She was a member of Germantown United Methodist Church where she enjoyed her Women’s Bible Sunday School class and was a teacher. She was also a member of Team Read mentoring program at Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Smith was predeceased by her husband and father of her children, Fleet Nelson Miller, Jr., and also by her husband, Guy E. Smith; also by her sister, Mary Ann Graham. She is survived by: her children, Melanie Miller Downer of Natchez, MS; Eddie Nelson Miller and wife, Destini, of Amite, LA; and Robin Miller Jordan and husband, Patrick, of Germantown, TN; by her brother, William Alton Morris and wife, Velta, of Lancaster, SC; her step-daughters: Tracy Smith Stanton and husband, Sean, of Denham Springs, LA; and Christy Smith Loflin and husband, Tommy, Baton Rouge, LA.; grandchildren: Caroline Madison Downer, Miller Dalton Downer, Darby Blanche Miller, Reed Nelson Miller, Tess Elizabeth Miller; Melanie Clare Jordan, Colin Patrick Jordan and William Connor Jordan; step-grandchildren: Christian Stanton, Sydney Stanton and Emma Grace Stanton; Reese Loflin and Jackson Guy Loflin; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at Germantown United Methodist Church on Friday, March 16 for the Memphis/Germantown friends and family. Her celebration of life at home will be held at Line Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. Interment will be private at Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, LA.

It is suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Germantown United Methodist Church for the benefit of Caldwell-Guthrie Weekend Lunch Program, 2331 South Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138; to Line Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, La; or to Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017.


VisitationSaturday, March 24, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Line Creek Baptist Church
78659 Highway 1053
Kentwood, LA 70444
Memorial ServiceSaturday, March 24, 2018
11:00 AM

Line Creek Baptist Church
78659 Highway 1053
Kentwood, LA 70444

Tuesday Evening

Regarding the Louisiana service for Bill’s sister, Gail Smith:
The service will be held at Line Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, Louisiana, on Saturday, March 24. Visitation will be 9-11:00 a.m. at the church, followed by the Celebration of Life service.  (Burial will be private.)

Velta (Morris)



Glen Magee was to come home this afternoon.   Pray for him as he recovers at home.



Aubrey McMillian is slowly recovering from his heart surgery.  Pray for him as he slowly improves.  Pray for Carolyn too.  She continues to have back issues.



Update on Mr. John Alan Blackwell –

He is in Riverview hospital in Covington. He has pneumonia. He will be moving to skilled nursing care in Amite (I think that might be Hood Memorial) tomorrow and then to the nursing home (Amite) after that.                                                                       Carolyn B. Boyd



Pray for David.  He has been sick since early Sunday morning.  He is improving now.  WE HAD DECIDED NOT TO HAVE THE THIRD THURSDAY GATHERING THIS WEEK.  WE DON’T WANT TO SHARE THE PROBLEM HE HAD!  We’ll see you here next month.


Saturday Night

David and I visited Glen Magee, Tom Brister, and Phillip Harrell this afternoon.  Please keep all three of them, as well as their families, in your prayers.

Gail M. Smith passed away this morning in Tennessee.  She will be brought back to Kentwood for services at Line Creek.  I’ll post when the day and time for that is available.


Don’t forget about the time change!


16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 

17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 

18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 

19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 

21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

~Ephesians 3:16-21~


Please continue to pray for Gail M. Smith and her family.

Birdie Mae Little Spitale

March 05, 1931 – March 08, 2018

On March 8th 2018 Birdie Mae Little Spitale said her final goodbye to her daughters to join her Lord and mother in heaven. On this day, March 8th, she also joined her husband on his birthday. She passed away after a long struggle with dementia at Tangi Pines Nursing Center. She was a native of Arcola and a resident of Amite. She was born to Hulon and Irma Smith Little on March 5, 1931 as Birdie Mae Little. Over the years, she worked very hard on the family farm. Also, she worked at Currier’s Cleaners, B. Stern’s, Tangi Pines Nursing Center, Amite Elementary, and Amite High School. Upon retiring, she enjoyed reading, LSU Football (especially Mike the Tiger), and going out to eat. In the last few months of her life, she enjoyed dining at Murphy’s in Amite where everyone treated her with much kindness. She leaves behind her 2 daughters, Debra and Kathy Spitale who will miss her dearly. She raised them to be strong independent women with strength to endure life without her but she will always and forever be with them. She is also survived by her brother, Ray Little, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Spitale; sisters, Muriel Heth, Daphne “Pat” Hayden, and Wilma Lois Brown; brothers, Cecil Little, Robert Little, and Louis J. Little; parents, Hulon and Irma Smith Little. Kathy and Debra would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Tangi Pines Nursing Center for the care and respect given to their mother. Also, a special thank you to Debra’s family at Thrift Town Pharmacy.  A thank you also to Peggy Wall who also sent special cards that our mom loved to read. The family requests donations to be made to McKneely Funeral Home in Amite. Visitation at Big Creek Church of Christ from 11 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Don McGee. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Read the Bible

  • Deud. 3-4
  • Psm. 30
  • Luke 12


Baptist Press



Operation Christmas Child Needs

  • Small, $1.00 flashlights from Walmart  (Extra batteries not needed)
  • Items can be left in the red basket at the main entrance.


Items needed for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

  • Umbrellas
  • Hair spray
  • Items can be left in blue baskets at office entrance (under stairwell)



Today is the day to move you clock forward/ahead before you go to bed tonight.  That means you lose an hour of sleep, but will have more light each morning.


Pray for outreach efforts from area churches.

Thanks for praying today!

Anna Lee