Tuesday

“Each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one other.”

~Romans 14:12-13 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Nancy Stokes’ dad is back in his room after dealing with Covid-19. Thank God for that big improvement.  Thank you for praying for him.

 

 

 

Mrs. Nita Russell Miller, who will soon be 95, is also back in her room after a battle with the virus.  Thank God for this miracle.

 

 

 

 

William “W.A.” Potts

September 24, 1944 – September 14, 2020

William “W.A.” Potts, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born September 24, 1944 in Osyka, MS and was 75 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Juan Blades Potts; children, William Todd Potts and wife, Cathy, Randall Kirk Potts and wife, Renea, Darla Potts Bridges and husband, Khris; grandchildren, Russton Potts and wife, Julia, Haley Potts, Brandy Potts, Amy Caine and husband, Dustin, Chelsey Hammons, Lana Fairburn; great-grandchildren, Tayler Potts, Ona Sterling, Annabelle Caine and Harper Hammons; step-mother, Bobbie Potts; sister-in-law, Myrna Potts; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, James M. Potts and Wilma Dean Sanders Potts; brother, Robert Earl Potts. Visitation at East Fork Baptist Church from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, September 18, 2020. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

 

Meg Stevens is working on a mission project for Louisiana Baptist Relief in the area affected by Hurricane Laura.

Friends-The following items have been requested by our Disaster Relief team at Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles.Diapers, sizes 4-6.Cleaning supplies- every thing Also- I’m gathering t-shirts. Both colored or white.They can be stained or torn. ( we are making bundles of cleaning rags as well as jump ropes for shoeboxes)Please contact me if you have questions or if you’d like to volunteer.985 514 2690Items can be dropped off in the Sharing Shed behind my mailbox or ill be happy to pick up. Thanks!Blessings!

 

 

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions

“The Right Time to Show Compassion”

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – September 15

Isaiah 19:1-21:17
Galatians 2:1-16
Psalm 59:1-17
Proverbs 23:13-14

 

 

 

Update on Operation Christmas Child

  • My list shows all purchases for this year have been made.  We have one order, for additional calculators, that will be here any day.
  • A group of ladies has faithfully made totes for years that we place inside each box.  They are colorful and just the right size for the “shoeboxes”.  Yesterday, we were blessed with 361 totes for our boxes this year.  Thank you, ladies!
  • My sister helped us tremendously this year through making wonderful  items and purchasing other items.
  • Two of my faithful young friends have helped me for years.  They helped me at the beginning of the year.  When they grow up, I fully expect they will still be involved in OCC.
  • A church family has ordered a number of items for us this year.  They also shopped locally to complete our supply of coloring books and add to the supple of Mardi Gras beads.
  • We are officially focusing on collecting money for postage.  A week ago, we paid to ship over 25% of our boxes.  Yesterday, I received checks from two ladies and a message about a donation from a third lady.  God is blessing us through these friends!
  • Several classes have faithfully purchased monthly.  I’ve learned to enjoy their Amazon shopping.  Thanks to a friend who helped by doing the shopping for some of the classes.
  • During 2020, we are blessed to be ahead of where we usually are at this point!  I greatly appreciate all the help and know the boys and girls will be so blessed when they open their boxes.
  • Speaking of boxes.  We have 150 of them painted and ready to go.  Fifty more are being worked on.  Special thanks to the late Martha Griffith who painted hundreds of boxes last year. We are using about 100 of “her boxes” this year.
  • David has been able to help me much more this year than the last few years.  We worked alone except for the first couple of months of the year due to the virus.  We were able to accomplish more than usual by working a few hours at a time.
  • Janice Hornsby, the church secretary, has been an asset too.  She kept track of what was turned in and physically carried a number of boxes down from the office so they would be ready for us.
  • Thanks to FBC!  Thanks to everyone!  
  • God has greatly blessed the “shoebox” process this year!
  • You are helping to change the world through children and the shoeboxes!

The year, 2020, has been a good “shoebox” year!  Coming soon – packing in October and serving as a collection site in November.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all of our troubles seem like nothing.”

~2 Corinthians 4:17 (CEV)~

 

 

Jason Dean shared his good news: He is no longer connected to the oxygen tank he has used lately. Thank God for this step Jason was able to make.

 

 

 

Reminder: The memorial service for Martha Griffith will be this morning at FBC, Kentwood. Visitation will begin at 11:00 with the service at 11:30.

 

 

 

Blake Welton Brumfield

January 07, 1994 – September 09, 2020
Blake Welton Brumfield passed away on September 9, 2020.  He is survived by his parents Greg and Karen Brumfield; his grandmother Evelyn Magee; his sisters Lindsey Jo Vasquez (Robert), Chelsea Brumfield Baugh, and Ashley Knapp (Kyle); and his beloved niece and nephews Kelton Baugh, Leeke Vasquez, Ava Lynn Baugh, Jack Knapp, and James Hayes Knapp.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents Jackie and Welton Brumfield, John Boehm, and Leeke Magee. 
Blake was born on January 7, 1994 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  He later moved to Louisiana with his family and attended Mandeville High School, his mother’s alma mater.  Blake loved the outdoors and spent his time in the rivers and woods of southeast Louisiana.  After spending time working with his siblings in the hospitality business, Blake began working in the marine industry.  He fell in love with being on the water, watching the sun rise on the riverbanks and listening to the quiet rush of the current in the evening time.  Although the work was hard, Blake found a special peace on the river. 
Blake was always generous and kind.  He shared his helping hands and warm heart with all who knew him, but most especially with his family.  He is gone too soon, and the world is a little smaller without him.  Blake’s gentle spirit will be deeply missed. 
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”  Isaiah 43:1 
Blake’s Memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Amite on Tuesday, September 15th visitation at 1PM, service at 2PM with interment to follow at Amite Memorial Gardens. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – September 12

Isaiah 10:1-11:16
2 Corinthians 12:11-21
Psalm 56:1-13
Proverbs 23:6-8

 

 

 

You have one more week to contribute to the “Fall Food Round-Up” for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  Contact the church to learn of the “most needed” items this year.  You can leave your donations at the church this week during office hours or on Sunday.

 

 

 

Disaster relief items can still be sent with our teams.  We will have teams leaving from our area to help in other areas of our state.  Contact Bro. Stan’s office in Franklinton to learn of the current needs.  The church can provide the phone number if you need it.   Reading articles in the Louisiana Baptist Message will help you to learn what has already been done and what you can help to do.  https://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Tomorrow, we begin the annual Week of Prayer for Baptist mission work in Louisiana.  The 2020 theme is “The Right Time”.  If you attend services in person, you will receive a brochure that will guide you this week.  If you are an online worshipper, I will provide you with information to read and pray about.  Gifts can be given, at you convenience, in the coming weeks.

 

 

Thanks to all who have contributed to the items that will be packed next month.  You are greatly appreciated!  The “Shoeboxes” will be delivered to countries all around the world because of you!  Special thanks to the individuals and classes who have gone “Above and Beyond” this year!

 

The time to consider funds for shipping “Shoeboxes” for Operation Christmas Child is fast approaching.  Remember, it costs $9.00 per box for shipping and for providing 12 weeks of “Sunday School” type lessons for the older children so they will understand who Jesus is and why they need to trust Him.  My reminder to you is that “Each box has been shown to impact an average of seven people for Jesus”.  How much is that really worth?  Please consider this when you give.

 

 

I’m thankful for all your support for Operation Christmas Child this year !

Anna Lee

 

 

Isaiah 10:1-11:16
2 Corinthians 12:11-21
Psalm 56:1-13
Proverbs 23:6-8

 

Lord’s Day

For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’‘

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ”

~Revelation 7:17~

 

 

 

Today, I will begin with two more obituaries.

Susan Renee Stringer

October 07, 1957 – September 03, 2020

It is with sadness that the family of Susan Renee Stringer announce the unexpected passing of their dear daughter and sister. While her health failed suddenly, we have the gift of knowing that she is playing the piano and laughing joyously with her earthy father in her place in heaven. Her foundation in life was her faith so we celebrate her journey and her eternal life of pure joy in Heaven. She was a daughter, a sister, and a niece and cousin. She is survived in death by her Mother Louise Smith Stringer, her sister and brother-in law Kim and Michael Baylis, her sister and fiancé Missy Stringer and Gary Blades as well as many beloved cousins and an Aunt Peggy Chaney and Uncle Allen Hicks. She was preceded in death by her father Dr. L.E. Stringer, and both sets of grandparents.

Susan was born in Regensburg, Germany while her father was a pilot in the military and resided in Baton Rouge Louisiana at the time of her death. She was 62 years old. Susan was a part of her community and was loved by everyone she met and her generosity was limitless. She always had time for everyone, and never failed to befriend and help others in need and make them feel special.

Susan was a concert pianist and her music was used to serve God as well as reach the hearts of others and share love and pure happiness through her beautiful melodies and masterful renditions of all types of music. She played many venues but also volunteered and played for Nursing Homes around the holidays and during Covid-19 she played outside in her neighborhood bringing joy during the lockdowns and assuring people did not feel alone or miss the beauty of live music.

Susan also was an avid animal lover and was active in PAWS and other pet adoption programs. She fostered dogs until they were adopted and had seven foster dogs at her passing. She never tired of loving and caring for her four legged children and celebrated the personalities of each. Susan never turned away a pup or dog in need.

She was gifted in so many ways and worked with hospice serving those at their most vulnerable moments and had a gentleness and grace that drew others to her. She reached out to all and did everything with excellence accompanied by humility.

Susan will be dearly missed by all who knew her but she would want everyone to know that she was more than prepared and eager to meet her Lord and Savior. She had run her race and was prepared to receive her reward of eternal celebration. A private family celebration service will be held and we ask only for prayers and pleasant remembrances.

 

 

 

(The last time I remember seeing her, she was in high school.  When I don’t see students after high school, I think of them as still being that age.  Thankfully, the obituary gave me lots of updated information.)

 

 

 

Eloise Ruth Hornsby Wales

January 07, 1931 – September 05, 2020

Eloise was born January 7, 1931 in Grangeville, LA to Ernest and Gladys Wiggins Hornsby. She departed this life on September 5, 2020 in Amite, LA at 89 years old. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Greensburg, LA. She was a faithful servant to her church family and community. She was very well known for her famous pots of chicken and dumplings and long lemon cake. It was a great blessing to her to see people enjoy her cooking. Eloise is survived by her daughters, Deborah Lynn McElroy, Lafayette, LA, and Sherry Estes (Vince), Kentwood, LA; her 9 grandchildren, Scott McElroy, Stephen McElroy, T. J. Chandler, Joseph Brabham (Mallory), Adam Chandler (Riley), Monica Estes, Beth Chandler, Roseanne Needham, and Bryson Lee. She had 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Theresa and Lucy Hornsby. Eloise is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Dowling “Nookie” Wales; her parents; 3 brothers, Eugene, Lawrence, and Bobby Hornsby; and a sister-in-law, Arvie Hornsby. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Greensburg from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Shawn Ostoj. Interment Wales Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – September 6

  • Song of Solomon 1:1- 4:16
  • 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
  • Psalm 50:1-23
  • Proverbs 22;22-23

 

 

 

Fall Food Round-Up

You only have two more weeks to take your donations to the church so the truck from the home can pick the items up early on the 21st.

 

 

 

It’s been six months since the Covid-19 quarantine started.  I never dreamed Covid-19 would change our world in such a big way!   One of the biggest ways for us is not going to church regularly.  Watching on my computer screen gets me the message, but it surely is not the same.   One day….

Anna Lee

 

Friday

Blessed are all who fear the LORD,

who walk in obedience to him.  

You will eat the fruit of your labor;

blessings and prosperity will be yours.

 

 

Pray for the people who live in areas damaged during Hurricane Laura.  No gas, no groceries, no water, no electricity, and no/damaged homes are some of their problems.  A classmate who lives there said it would be the 19th before their power is restored.  Pray for those living in these conditions during a very hot season.  A cousin has chosen to stay in this area until things get better there.  Pray for the volunteers of Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief as they minister in that area and for residents and business owners who have big decisions to make.

 

 

 

Please be in prayer for Buddy Morris and Eleanor.  I know they will appreciate your prayers.

 

 

 

Please be in prayer for Rev. Bob Simpson of Arcola.  He has had another back surgery and needs some rest time to heal his back.

 

 

 

Lucretia King Farr

August 15, 1966 – September 03, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at her home. She was born August 15, 1966 in Fayettville, AR and was 54 years of age. She is survived by her son, John Ryan Farr and wife, Melanie Gladney Farr; daughter, Blaith Farr Cuppy and husband, Casey Cuppy; 3 grandchildren, Bryce and Rorie Farr and Cash Cuppy; parents, Ronald Lee King and Melrose Lawrence King; 2 sisters, Marnie King Muse and husband, John Muse, and Christy King Cook and husband, Keith Cook; niece, Lena Cook; 2 nephews, Kent Muse and William Cook; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by her grandparents, John Albert King, Jeanette Martin King, James William Lawrence, Sr. and Mildred Hueschen Lawrence. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 2:00PM until 3:30PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 4:00PM on Saturday. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Helen Ruth Cox Bankston

July 30, 1946 – September 02, 2020

“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”

Helen went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:04PM. She was born July 30, 1946 in Amite, LA and was 74 years of age. She is survived by her son, Curtis Ray Bankston, Jr.; a daughter, Cheryll Lynn Bankston Shea (Paul); 2 grandsons, Matthew and Daniel; sister, Carolyn Hyde; and 4 brothers, James Cox, Floyd Cox, Dwane Cox, and Ronnie Cox. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewel and Annie Mae Stokes Cox; husband, Curtis Ray Bankston, Sr.; sister, Shirley Jean Bennett; grandparents, Otto Stokes, Sr. and Cora Lee Lebo Stokes and Philon Cox and Deane Mulina Cox. Graveside Services will be held at Lewiston Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 10:00AM on Friday, September 4, 2020. Services conducted by Pastor Jeff McKneely. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – September 4

  • Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18
  • 2 Corinthians 7:8-16
  • Psalm 48:1-14
  • Proverbs 22:17-19

 

 

Baptist Press – https://www.baptistpress.com/

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

September 20th is the deadline for turning in food/household supplies for the Louisiana Baptist children’s Home.  Items can be left at FBC, Kentwood until the 20th.

 

 

 

Thank-you for praying today.  Before you do so, add you to prayer list as you see needed.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“He knows the way that I take;

when he has tested me,

I will come forth as gold.”

~Job 23:10 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Brant Covington, after two years of treatment, is now cancer free.  Thank God for his good report.

 

 

 

Sheryl Andrus Carnegie also got the same report at MD Anderson last week.  Join her in thanking God for a good report.

 

 

 

Frances Lupo Durio sees a surgeon the middle on this month to set a date for her cancer surgery.  Please join in as we pray for her.

 

 

 

Timothy Austin Alford

August 20, 1976 – August 28, 2020

Timothy Austin Alford passed away Friday afternoon the 28th of August 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana following a brief illness. Timothy was born August 20, 1976 in Zachary, Louisiana. He was 44 years old.

Timothy was a devoted family man, father of three and stepfather to one. He was a man who made friends wherever he went.

Timothy worked his early career in the carnival amusements industry before transitioning into commercial trucking, traveling North America delivering the goods that make our world go round. Always a hard worker, Timothy made sure his final load was delivered near Fort Wayne before going to the hospital.

He is survived by his children, Sarah Alford, Ryan Alford, Lauren Alford; step son, Hunter Meldahl; father, Dallas Alford; twin sister, Amanda Dorsa and husband, Matthew; brother Houston Alford and wife, Jessica (Katie); brother, Charles Alford and wife, Pamela; sister, Deann Alford Landers and husband, Doug; nieces and nephews, Casey Alford-Weaver, Carson Weaver, Camryn Dorsa, Cayli Dorsa, Madalynne Hughes, Dustin Alford, Heather Alford, and James Landers.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlsee’ Hawkins; grandparents, Charlie James and Lydia Hawkins and Homer and Hazel Alford; infant sister, Sybrina Seymour; infant brother, Marshal Daniel Alford.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

 

 

Kay Bronstad Hughes

November 10, 1940 – September 01, 2020

Kay Bronstad Hughes died peacefully of Alzheimer’s at 1:35pm on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the age of 79 in her home in Husser, Louisiana. Kay was born in Fort Worth Texas to Polly McCollum and Byron Bronstad of Kilgore, Texas and met Patrick Hughes of Natchez, Mississippi at Virginia Military Institute while a student at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, and they married in 1960 at Denton Texas. They then lived in Germany, the Panama Canal Zone, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and many other military locations for 20 years, until his retirement as Lt. Colonel in 1981. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Polly McCollum McGee Reeder; Father, Byron Bronstad; sister, Margaret McGee; and brother, Robert McGee. Kay is survived by her husband, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Patrick R. Hughes of Husser, LA; her three daughters, Teresa Buchanan of New Orleans, Deborah Conway of Waxhaw, NC, Carolyn Sheffield of Porter (Houston), TX; son, Ray Scott Hughes of Clinton, MS; sister- in-law, Suzanna Reeder of Port Aransas, TX; nephew, Bobbie McGee; niece, Leslie (Missy) Brown; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Kay was a devout Christian and a gifted achiever, mother, leader and businesswoman. She excelled from her youth as Homecoming Queen and National Honor Society member at Kilgore High School; to Officers’ Wives club leader in Schwaebish Gmuend Germany, to head of the Army Community Service in Ft. Campbell. She also received St. Barbara’s Medal for Ft. Sill Oklahoma. She served as the church secretary in Ft. Clayton, Panama Canal Zone. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1981, she became a MaryKay Cosmetics Sales Director in Baton Rouge, LA, and worked for 33 years earning innumerable sales awards, trophies, the Miss Go Give award and several pink Cadillacs and other vehicles. She was loved and honored by all who knew her. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite from 4pm to 5pm on Monday, September 7, 2020 with funeral services beginning at 5pm. Interment and a final service will follow later at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia. Memorial gifts may be made to any Alzheimer’s research organization.
…OUR HOMECOMING QUEEN, HAS GONE HOME…

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – September 3

  • Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12
  • 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7
  • Psalm 47:1-9
  • Proverbs 22:16

 

 

Baptist Presshttps://www.baptistpress.com/

  • Kenosha, Wis. churches
  • Disaster Relief in LA
  • Medical Care in Indonesia
  • etc.

 

 

I was asked yesterday to give some idea of what we need/could use in the “shoeboxes”.  It’s wonderful to hear someone saying they want to make purchases and to request some guidance in shopping, even requesting a list here today.  I am so excited!  

  • 3″ balls suitable for boys or girls – 50
  • coloring books – 100
  • Mardi Gras beads – whatever amount you have available
  • Punch balloons – 50
  • Beach balls, not inflated – 50

Your help in packing shoeboxes is greatly appreciated!  Think of the children when they open the shoeboxes!  What a blessing each item is to them!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,

and live righteously,

and he will give you everything you need.” 

~Matthew 6:33 (NLT)~

 

 

 

Robin Alford, daughter of Walton and Peggy Alford, posted an update on her ankle problem.  It’s been six months since her surgery.  The foot looks better, but there is still pain when she tries to walk.  Please continue to pray for Robin as she works to regain her normal walking ability.

 

 

 

A number of people from our area are working with LA Baptist Disaster Relief in the west Louisiana.  Pam Kliesch said they have worked with tree removal, roof repair, giving out donations, feeding, distribution of water, etc.  Many people needed encouragement.  Pam even had the opportuity to serve as a chaplain.  What a blessing our folks are to those who were hit so hard by Hurricane Laura!

 

 

 

Linda Nell Russell

March 22, 1945 – August 27, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born March 22, 1945 in Foxworth, MS and was 75 years of age. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She had a kind heart, a beautiful smile, and a shoulder for anyone who needed it. She loved music, reading, and cooking but her true joy was her family, Astros, and Elvis. Her life was simple but she had a huge impact on many. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church where she served for many years. She is survived by her son, Brendan Russell (Janet); 2 daughters, Alayne Russell Granat (Rod) and Jacquie Russell Summerford (Jerry); 4 grandchildren, Kyle Granat, Justin Summerford, Madelyn Granat, and Gabriella Summerford; sister, Mary Saxon Johnson; brother, John Wayne Saxon; sister-in-law, Kay Crawford Saxon; former husband, Conley Russell; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Saint Elmo Saxon, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Forbes Saxon; brothers, Saint Elmo Saxon, Jr. and Linnie Saxon; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Olaf and Edith Russell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Randel Carmadelle. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – September 2

  • Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22
  • 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
  • Psalm 46:1-11
  • Proverbs 22:15

 

 

Please remember the Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  Your items need to be at the church by September 20th for the September 21st pick-up.  The list of most needed items is available at the church.  This food drive restocks the pantry at the home for the next year.  This is our 2020 opportunity to help.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child is making progress despite Covid-19.  If you have items to contribute, please get them to the church office.  If you have funds to help with shipping ($9.00/box). please turn that in soon.  Thanks for all your help in sending “Jesus”. toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children around the world.  Contact the church office or me for more information.  You can use the link at the top of this post to contact me.

 

 

 

Tonight, at 6 P.M., FBC, Kentwood will give you an online opportunity to participate in Prayer Meeting.  I am thankful for this service and always look forward to the next time I can worship with my church family.

 

 

 

September brings us the Week of Prayer for state missions.  The focus week is September 13-21.  The theme for this year is “The Right Time”.  Your contributions help with many different ministries in Louisiana.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttps://www.baptistpress.com/

 

 

 

Today is an empty slate.  What will you use this day to do?  Will it all be for selfish purposes or will you spend some time doing for others?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, One More Time

Malone Rivers Williams, II

March 24, 1947 – August 30, 2020

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31

Malone Rivers Williams, II was born on March 24, 1947 in Kentwood, Louisiana to Marshall Marion Williams and Ethel Duval Terry Williams and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 30, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center. He was a devoted follower of our Lord Jesus Christ and served faithfully at Spring Creek Baptist Church as a deacon, as well as serving on various committees. He served his community as alderman for Town of Kentwood, and constable of Ward 1, Tangipahoa Parish.  He proudly served as field representative for Congressman Ralph Abraham. He was a member and past Master of Spring Creek Masonic Lodge #184. He was co-owner of Kentwood Financial Services, Inc. and loved working with people. He was an avid outdoorsman.  As well as hunting and fishing, he loved his work in wildlife rehabilitation. His greatest delight in life was his six grandchildren.  He always kept Blue Bell ice cream and cones on hand, just in case they stopped by. He is preceded in death by his father, Marshall Marion Williams; mother, Ethel Terry Williams; 4 brothers, Howard Duvall Williams, Clifford Terry Williams, Thomas Williams, and an infant brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Brenice (Becky) McDaniel Williams, daughters Ginger Renee Hammel (Vince); Leann Alaine Lindsey (Jerry), and son Marshall Rivers Williams (Dawn); brother Henry Rufus Williams (Margie) and grandchildren Taylor Williams, Blaike Hammel, Brady Lindsey, Colin Hammel, Anna Lindsey, and Aubrey Lindsey, sister-in-law Betty Williams, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He will be so tremendously missed by his family, as well as his many dear friends. A memorial service will be held at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, visitation beginning at 4:00, Masonic services at 6:00 with the memorial service following.  Services will be conducted by Dr. Adam Hughes, Rev. Eric Latham, and Dr. Danny Smith. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 73072 Highway 1054, Kentwood, LA  70444. Thank you to the ICU medical team at North Oaks Medical Center who ministered to him, not only physically, but spiritually, as well.  You have been a great comfort. In accordance with current guidelines, the family asks that you observe social distancing and wear a face mask.

 

Monday Addition

I have four obituaries to share.  Please pray for each family.

Leroy Wilkinson, Jr.

January 06, 1951 – August 28, 2020

Leroy Wilkinson, Jr. of Amite passed into eternal glory on August 28, 2020. Only 6 short weeks after his beloved wife, Debbie Wilkinson. Leroy was a beloved husband, father, and “Poppa” to his six grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, but most of all he was a man of God who served the Lord. Leroy was an astoundingly hard worker. His hands were strong and gentle all at the same time. He devoted himself fully to the Lord, his family, and his work. The family is reminded of this scripture from Colossians 3, as it represents the Hard working servants heart he had. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Leroy was born January 6, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 69 years of age. He is survived by his 3 sons, Dustin Wilkinson and wife, Madelyn Wilkinson of Amite, Jacob Wilkinson and wife, Hannah Wilkinson of Amite and Jordan Wilkinson and wife, Whitney Wilkinson of Montpelier; grandchildren, Kenlea Wilkinson, Brooks Wilkinson, Rivers Wilkinson, Harper Wilkinson, Bradlee Wilkinson and Collins Wilkinson; siblings, Faye Wilkinson Singleton and husband, Wayne, twin brother, Claude William Wilkinson and wife, Minnie, Margie Wilkinson Cutrer, and Michael Wayne Wilkinson and wife, Sandy. Preceded in death by wife of 40 years, Debbie Miller “Zsa Zsa” Wilkinson; father, Frederick Leroy Wilkinson, Sr.; mother, Willie Mae “Billie” Lyon Wilkinson. Visitation at Cornerstone Church of Amite from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Wednesday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Mervin Strother and Pastor Chip Fitz. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

(Leroy was my cousin.  His grandpaw, Claude Wilkinson, and my grandmother, Jennie Wilkinson Draughon, were siblings.)

 

 

Carlton William Drew, Sr

September 04, 1938 – August 29, 2020

I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die. John 11:25

Carlton William Drew, Sr. a native of Tickfaw, LA and resident of Oakwood Village in Zachary, was born September 4, 1938 and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was a Snap-On Tools Salesman in Baton Rouge for over 36 years. Carlton was a man who loved his family deeply. His face would light up when he talked about his children, grandchildren and especially his great-grandchildren. He loved spending time with family. Carlton did not meet a stranger and was blessed to have many good friends over the years. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. He also spent many years coaching baseball and softball. Some of his fondest memories were of his coaching days in the Baker Little League Program. Carlton is survived by his three children, Pam Hays (Greg), Billy Drew (Lisa) and Tommy Drew (Martha). His five grandchildren, Amber Anderson (Jeramie), Brandon Hays (Kate), Denon Stacy (Dallas), Dane Drew (Kendyl) and Will Drew and his seven great grandchildren, Evie, Hannah, Knox, Camden, Ben, Ellie and Slade. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Larry Brinkley (Debbie) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Brinkley Drew, his parents, Dallas and Nina Drew, a sister, Doris Hughes and two brothers, Colis Drew and Artie Drew. The family wishes to share that there will be a private graveside service. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Eddie James Hano

September 08, 1951 – August 30, 2020

A resident of Pine Grove, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. He was born September 8, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 68 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Peggy H. Hano, Pine Grove; 2 daughters, Tammy H. Mathews (Stephan), Ponchatoula, and Renee’ Stubbs (Mark), Albany; 3 sons, Eric Hano, Springfield, Dale Tate (Tasha) Kentwood, and Brandon Tate (Robbie), Walker; grandchildren, Michael, Rayla (Mike), Brody, Drew, Brantley, Parklyn, Ethan, Ella, Zachary, and Kay Kay; sister, Chryl H. “Pooky” Wood, Ponchatoula; very special aunt, Rose P. Cannino and his entire Cannino family. Preceded in death by parents, Ray Roy Hano, Sr. and Earline P. Hano; brothers, Ray Roy Hano, Jr., Quincy “Buster” Hano, and Timmy Hano. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Services conducted by Pastor Danny Carter. Interment Killian Chapel Cemetery, Amite, LA. Pallbearers will be Brody Tate, Drew Tate, Brantley Tate, Michael Troxler, Jr., Joe Cannino, and Russell Cannino. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Carter, Nick Cannino and Frankie Cannino. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Lana Jean Miller

March 07, 1948 – August 28, 2020

 

Lana Jean Miller passed from this life into the arms of Jesus and her beloved Ms. Lillie on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. She was born on March 7, 1948, but every year said she was celebrating her 18th birthday. She lived for 50+ years at Hammond State School in Albany. For the past several years, Lana was cared for by Assistance Just for You in her own apartment. Her precious caregivers loved her like family. Lana was feisty, funny, and very determined. Some of her caregivers referred to her as “The Boss” because she thought she was just that.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Lillie Niquiporo Miller, and her sister Carolyn Miller Cronin. The original four are together again. Lana is survived by her sister, Marlene Miller Roney (Paul), six nieces and nephews, twelve great nieces and nephews, and one great-great nephew.

Lana’s presence in our family will be missed, but we know she is now truly living “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Assistance Just for You, 900 JW Davis Drive, Hammond, LA 70403.
Visitation at Hillsdale Baptist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

“Don’t look out only for your own interests,

but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude

that Christ Jesus had.”

~Philippians 2:4-5 (NLT)~

 

 

 

I will be very brief, but will post more later.

 

 

 

Please be in prayer for the family and friends of Malone Williams who passed away yesterday at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 31

  • Job 37:1-39:30
  • 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10
  • Psalm 44:9-26
  • Proverbs 22:13

 

 

 

Lord’s Day

“Be patient,

resting your hearts on the ultimate certainty.”

~James 5:8 (PHILLIPS)~

 

 

 

Update on John Orr of Sulphur Springs, TX

John’s valve replacement went very well according to his doctor.  John will be 94 on September 10th.  A while back he sang a special at his church.  It was “The Longer I Serve Him, the Sweet it Grows”.  It was absolutely beautiful and so special.

 

 

 

Revival continues at FBC, Kentwood.

Join us in person or online, like most of us, for the final service at 10:30 this morning.  This morning’s speaker is Bro. Joe Weaver.

 

 

 

Sickness Continues

Please continue to pray for victims of Covid-19 and their families.  Once it hit our area, it seems like the conditions here are allowing it to stay and involve more and more people.

 

 

 

Deaths

  • Amanda Dorsa ‘s brother Timmy Alford passed away.  Their mother, a classmate, recently passed away.  I remember them best as they attended church in Roseland many years ago.  I was able to reconnect with Amanda a few months ago.
  • Leroy Wilkinson died Friday.  His wife and mother-in-law passed away six weeks ago.  Leroy leaves a great legacy for his siblings and three sons and their families.  Please pray for the Wilkinson family.
  • I just realized both of men who died were twins.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 30th

  • Job 34:1-36:33
  • 2 Corinthians 4:1-12
  • Psalm 44:1-8
  • Proverbs 22:10-12

 

 

Continue to pray for all who live in the path of Hurricane Laura as they begin to work for recovery of their personal property and communities.  Pray for those who are there to help them.  May God watch over all the volunteers.

Don’t forget the revival service this morning.  You can worship with us in person or online during the service or online later.  

Stay safe and healthy.

Anna Lee