”Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.”

~Romans 12:5 GW~



Pray for Jimmy Tolar and his family as he will have a tranche put in this morning.



Phillip Strickland is better and has been released from Ochsner in New Orleans.  Please pray for him and his sweet family.



Mrs. Jerrye Ichter passed away this week.  She and Bro. Bill served as music minister missionaries in Brazil for many years.  They also served at FBC, Amite before going on the mission field.  Her memorial service will be shared live via the FBC, Minden’s website Monday afternoon.[0]=68.ARBfUBssOfQ9W9ntHoPTF1bSliCPAXzP2Shnuh4Z0x7ZCKq4tmyt-NMAWL2qIvwyYmIkrBhZ1hL-bGxEkoaS06xbjko8rdVLUvc3QiissfR_wACIevJUJ5syS1P1Xp7bxKJqxtsxZkemMWBEOZijTbS1Sveo5GGl3No1WzW86pH5ymjMbMDa3h8&__tn__=HH-R .



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 56
  • Psalm 112
  • I Peter 2




Thanks to all who gave to pay shipping for “shoeboxes”.  I gladly will fill your boxes for you.  I believe we should send as many as possible because that means we will reach more families for the Lord.  You can write your check to Samaritan’s purse and give it to me until the end of October.  Thanks for your participation.



The Youth on Mission class is growing.  We meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in the missions classroom.  This week we will begin packing some backpacks for children who live in Appalachia and begin to learn storying so we can share God’s Word with others.



Today is Day 7 of the Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions, Georgia Barnett Offering.





I really like the song “God on the Mountain”.  This clip shows Lynda Randal as she sings at a Gaither concert.  I hope you love it and feel it like I do.




May this day be a blessing in your like as you bless others.  Share some of God’s love today!  Actions always speak louder than words!

Anna Lee


For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

~Ephesians 2:8~



Pray for the Tolars.  Mr. Jimmy may have a heart procedure tomorrow morning.



Pray for Teddy Gill and his family.  Teddy will be having an angiogram today.



My brother=in=law, Jimmy, asked for prayer for a preacher he know.  Rev. Richard Wallace has stage three cancer and lives in the area of Coffeeville. MS.



This is Day Four for the Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana Missions.  Read the brochure or read the message on the internet.  It’s good either way.



Carolyn M. Cronin

November 15, 1949 – September 17, 2018

On the rainy Friday night of November 15, 1949, in Hammond, LA, Carol was born to Grover W. and Lillie Niquiporo Miller.  She was educated in St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parish Schools and moved to Baton Rouge to earn her B.S. degree in secondary education.  She worked for the State of Louisiana, taught for 3 years in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, and worked for more than 15 years for Gulf States Utilities until her retirement in 1996.

In 1976, she met, and later married, her soul mate and the love of her life, Edward Cronin.  Their detached family included their children:  Leisha Cronin Landry and husband, Rickey, of Walker, LA; Melanie Hadden Tsika and husband, Paul Edward, of Richmond, TX; Sonya Cronin Rosamond and husband, Rick, of Livingston, LA; C. Scott Hadden and wife, Laura, of Leesville, LA; and Brad W. Hadden and wife, Katie, of Sumter, SC.  She also has two sisters:  Lana Jean Miller of Hammond, LA; E. Marlene Miller Roney and husband, Paul, of Hattiesburg, MS.  Other survivors include grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a nephew, two nieces, one great-niece and one great-nephew, and many extended family members, too many to list.  Also, special friends Mac and Audrey McChesney, and Pam Bowers.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Hillsdale Baptist Church


Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 53
  • Song of Solomon 8:1-7
  • James 4



I know many of you believe in prayer as much as I do.  Please take tie to pray after you read this site each day.

Anna Lee




“And pray for us, too,

that God may open a door for our message,

so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.”

~Colossians 4:3 NIV~

(This is the prayer of every missionary.)



Pray for Mrs. Theople Hurst.  He had a fall causing a lingering headache.



Please continue your prayers for Jimmy Tolar and his family.




Lane Allen Gottschalck, age 3 of Hammond, Louisiana, gained his wings on Thursday afternoon, September 13, 2018 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was surrounded by family and friends at his passing in New Orleans at Children’s Hospital. He was born on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Lane was deeply loved by his parents, Chester and Whitney Rousseau Gottschalck; sister, Breanna Gottschalck, brother, Trevor Gottschalck; aunts and uncles, Randi Rousseau and Jonathan Serigne, Matthew Rousseau, Clay and Melanie Gottschalck, Craig and Rhonda Gottschalck; maternal grandparents, Cheryl Rousseau James and Darrell Rousseau;and paternal grandparents, Billy and Diane Gottschalck; many great-aunts, great-uncles,cousins, and friends.

Lane is preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Keever James and Edith James McLendon and Andrew and Ruby Rousseau; paternal great grandparents, Theodore and Mearl Cooper and Elmer and Hermine Gottschalck.

Lane was a sweet little boy who brought joy and happiness to every life he touched. Every day he was helping his mom and dad with the farm animals while riding on the ATV.  He loved listening to music, watching and listening to YouTube and playing video games with his brother Trevor.  Some evenings you could find Lane riding a sheep or a calf at the rodeo arena while under the watchful eye of his parents.

Lane enjoyed the beach with his family and watching the ocean waves lap over his feet. He fought many battles in his short life and was a true fighter until the very end. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation for Lane will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and continue Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Harry McKneely& Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service celebrating Lane’s life will immediately follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow at Stevens Cemetery in Tickfaw, Louisiana.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.

Lane’s guest book can be viewed

Guy R. Catalano

July 14, 1962 – September 16, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He was born July 14, 1962 in Independence and was 56 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Gayle Frickey Catalano; sons, Branden Lee Catalano and Michael Scott Catalano; step-children, Lalonnie Marie Hines and husband, Thomas, Christy Gaudet, Keith Anthony “Bubba” Gaudet, Jr. and wife, Gretchen; 11 grandchildren, Isaiah Catalano, Michael Gaven Catalano, Jase Catalano, Sage Mathis Hines, Safia Elise Hines, Austin Doyle, Ethan Doyle, Aodhan Pope, Ethan Gaudet, Emma Gaudet, and Landon Gaudet; great-granddaughter, Violet Doyle; 3 sisters, Congetta Wheeler and husband, Earl, Mary Anne Hadley, and Kathleen Anthony; brother, Brian Keith Catalano. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Bernice Catalano; and a sister, Angela Hawkins. Visitation at Independence First United Pentecostal Church from 9 a.m. until Memorial Services at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Billy Hutson. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 52
  • Psalms 110
  • James 3



Several of the ladies who attended the WMU meeting yesterday told me they had a wonderful time and learned so much from Kay Bennett of Friendship House.  Thanks to all who contributed items for the Friendship House.



Thanks too, to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.



Week of Prayer for Louisiana missions. Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer, day three.

Sunday, FBC, Kentwood will be sharing videos of some of our parents of children who have been impacted by missions.  You will want to see them Sunday and/or watch the clips online.



I wonder what opportunities each of us will have today to share our faith.  It may not be videoed for public viewing, but I’m sure that together we can impact our area for the Lord.  Some of these encounters will be planned, but some will happen spontaneously.  Either way, thank you for sharing your faith today.

Anna Lee



When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

~Matthew 19:25-26~




Jimmy Tolar was transferred from North Oaks to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.  Keep praying for him and his family.



Darryl Ray Carruth will be having an angiogram this morning.  JoEllen asks that you keep him in your prayers.




Beverley W.” Doodle” Watson, 71, of Kentwood, passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at her residence.

She was born December 16, 1946 in Clinton, LA. She was the daughter of Roy S. Williams and Elvira Sharkey Durnin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, Donald Moffat and two nephews.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Willie Ray Watson of Kentwood; four sons and daughters-in-laws, Scott and Lori Foster of Kentwood, Mike and Molly Foster of Gillisburg, Doug and Crystal Watson and Randy Watson of Kentwood; her sister, Peggy Williams Moffat of Zachary; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 LA-38, Kentwood, LA 70444 from 10AM until services at 12noon with Bro. Larry Blades officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Ms. Watson’s request was no flowers, please. Make memorial contributions to a charity of your choosing.

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“Doodle” fought a long, hard battle!



Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions – Day 2

Day 2 focuses on missions education.  I am a firm believer in teaching others to love and do missions. “Missions Starts Here”.



Today, the Two Rivers Associational WMU will be meeting at Hillsdale Baptist Church to focus on the Friendship House, which is funded through the North American missions.  Kay Bennett will share about her work.  The meeting begins at 10 and will conclude with a covered dish lunch.  I hope you will be there at 10 A.M.



Read the Bible

  • Focus on God as Eternal.
  • Catch up on any readings you missed this week.



Thank-you for investing time in prayer each day.  

Anna Lee

Friday Updates and Additions

Mr. Jimmy Tolar is in ICU at North Oaks.  Please pray for him and his family.


Mrs. Grace Chadwick is in ICU at Our Lady of the Lake.


Elsie Smith, David’s sister’s sister-in-law, passed away.  She has been sick for a while.  I do not have an obituary yet.


Lane Gettschalk passed away.  There is no obituary available at this time.  Please pray for this child’s family.


Update on David:  We have had a busy week seeing a specialist in Baton Rouge and two in Hammond.  Next week’s schedule seems to be filling up quickly.  Monday, he will have a CAT scan in Covington.  Tuesday, he will receive two units of blood in Baton Rouge.  Thursday, he will see a gastro specialist for a procedure in Covington.  In the meantime, he asks for your continued prayers.


“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me”

~Matthew 25:40~



Pray for Cora Morris of Kedron as she spends some time in rehab to recover from her hip surgery.




Josiah Huckaby (Written by his mother Friday)

Well…yesterday Josiah had his 1st surgery since being discharged from the hospital. Along with the removal of his stent from his previous surgery. It was planned to be an outpatient procedure and they would decide during recovery whether or not he needed to be admitted over night. HE ROCKED IT!!! He did great during surgery & only had to stay in recovery for about 2 hours (the norm is 1 hr but with his medical history they planned on several hours). The only pain meds he is getting is Tylenol & Motrin. He is such a little trooper & is always amazing us with how well he handles everything. We are praying for a speedy recovery, healing of his incision sites, and that we can keep his pain under control. He also is pretty confined to his back right now…and he would much rather be on his side, stomach, or rolling around. So hopefully we can keep him entertained without too much movement until he is feeling a little less tender from the surgery. To God be the glory!!! 💙



Daniel “Stroud” Lamar Phillips

March 25, 1949 – August 10, 2018

Daniel Stroud Lamar Phillips, 69, of McComb, MS., passed away on August 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be Sunday August 12, 2018 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home of McComb with visitation again Monday from 1 PM until services at 3 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Leroy McElveen will officiate and burial will be in Hollywood cemetery in McComb.

Stroud was born on March 25, 1949 in Dublin, Ireland.  He is the son of the late, Willie Lee and Hazel Lee Brabham Phillips.

Stroud was a retired Salesman in the Automobile industry. He was a loving husband, father, grand and great-grandfather. He enjoyed watching football, baseball and was an avid reader. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Stroud is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Evelyn Newman Phillips and one son in-law, Terry Blackstock.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Hilburn Phillips of McComb; one daughter, Melessa Petty (Tim) of McComb, one son, Daniel Phillips (Malissa) of Henderson, NV., step-daughters, Annette McMillan (Ronald) and Molly Foster (Mike) of Gillsburg; one brother, Chris Phillips (Ann) of Mesa, CO., two sisters, Dr. Lessa Phillips of Ridgeland, MS., and Sandra McKenna of Carrickfergus, N. Ireland; twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren with special family friends, Alan and Vi Easley, Robert and Debbie Easley and Bro. Leroy and Emelda McElveen with numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Wayne Easley, Austin Easley, Michael Wall, Austin “Biddie” Powers, Dillon Powers and John Browning.

Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Dykes and Aubry Schilling.




Samaritan’s Purse has just announced a new “shoebox” that is larger and more sturdy.  If you are interested, check their web site for details.



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 21
  • Job 41
  • 2 Thessalonians 2



Today is the Lord’s Day!  

Anna Lee





For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. 

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

~Lamentations 3:31-32~


Today is a new day for all who are sad, weary, and grieving.  Start the day with faith, confidence,  and hope.


Polly Miller Sullivan

March 22, 1938 – August 10, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born March 22, 1938 in Magnolia, MS and was 80 years of age. Polly was a Amite High School graduate of 1957 where she was Homecoming Queen and Miss Amite High. She is survived by daughter, Kay Suzanne Sullivan Bankston; son, Paul Raymond Sullivan, Jr.; grandson, Cameron James Bankston; sisters, Dorothy Maxine Lee, Shirley Kay Young, and Patsy Ann Gray. Preceded in death by, parents, Pete and Bertha Miller; sisters, Betty Sue Boyd, Linda Gay Miller, and Mary Frances Jinks. Graveside Services will be held at Mulberry Street Cemetery in Amite at 10:00AM Monday, August 13, 2018. Services conducted by Mark Gray. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Coming in one week – Project day!

  • Telling the Story through missions!
  • Come learn something new!  Develop some new skills.
  • Make an item for a “shoebox”
  • Paint a witness rock!



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • August 28 at 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe, Kentwood
  • Honors “young” ladies celebrating birthdays this month



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 20
  • Psalm 97
  • 2 Thessalonians 1



Friday Morning Bible Study

I’m considering changing the time to early afternoon.  How will this work in your schedule?  Please let me know.

Anna Lee