Wednesday Evening

Daughter of Baptist Reps Dies in Indonesia

Posted on May 7, 2008 | by Staff of Baptist Press

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Nine-year-old Anna Borger, daughter of Southern Baptist representatives Todd and Timberley Borger, died in Indonesia May 7, apparently from head wounds caused by falling off a bicycle.

Indonesian authorities are conducting an autopsy to verify the cause of death. U.S. Embassy officials also are involved in the investigation.

Todd Borger is from California and Timberley is from Virginia. They also have an 11-year-old son.


Monday

“Then he said to his disciples,

‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore,

to send out workers into his harvest field.’”

~Matthew 9:37-38, NKJV~

The children in the AWANA program last night showed how much they have learned. I am so proud of all of them!

Thanks to all who helped with the spaghetti fund raiser for the youth yesterday. I don’t know how much money was raised, but will let you know later.

Associational VBS Clinic

  • Tuesday, May 6
  • Spring Creek Baptist Church
  • 6:30 – Light Meal
  • 7:00 – Training Clinic
  • Volunteers still needed

Mother’s Day

  • Sunday, May 11
  • Parent/Child Dedication
    • Call the church office is you and your child would like to participate
  • No evening activities

Deacon Hospital Visitation

  • James Miller
  • Harrell Sharkey

Sunday School Leadership Meeting

  • Tuesday, May 13
  • 7:00 P.M.

Pearl Louise Mixon
(March 9, 1923 – May 3, 2008)

Died at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Baton Rouge. She was a native of Bolivar and a resident of Baton Rouge. Age 85 years. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beulah Cemetery, Tangipahoa. She is survived by her 2 sisters, Norma Varnado, Kentwood, and Agnes Mitchell, Tallulah; 2 nieces, Mary Lee Blanchard, Amite and Carole Frey, Simpsonville, SC; 2 nephews, Michael Varnado and his wife, Barbara, Zachary, and Bill Varnado and his wife, Angela, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Lula Crawford Mixon; brother, Hilton Mixon; sister, Tincie Hayden.

KneEmail
“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” (Philippians 2:10).
Mike Benson, Editor


A STORY IS told of a man whose wife had deserted him for another man…

She had succeeded in taking away their children. The estranged husband had given into depression and lost his business. Broken hearted and ruined, he became obsessed with the enormity of his troubles and refused every offer of encouragement and hope. The day came when he heard a great sermon on Christ having been “in all points tempted like as we are,” but rather than being comforted he resented the sermon and told the preacher. “Yes, Jesus suffered many things, but he never had a wife and family stolen from him. He was never married, never had children, so that’s suffering he never knew.”

The preacher wisely responded, “You have seen an accomplished violinist play a great variety of music. There are only four strings on his violin, but they can produce both dances and dirges. The same four strings can cover the whole range. No, Jesus did not experience your trials in the same details, but he endured the broad range of disappointment, desertion, grief, pain, and even dying, so that the strings of his heart can vibrate with all the sad songs of life’s bitterest experiences.” (David Pharr)

“For we do not have a High Priest

who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses,

but was in all points tempted as we are,

yet without sin.”

~Heb. 4:15~

Saturday Evening

Joan Hagan is doing well. She plans to be back at church in one week.

She asks for us to remember her younger daughter, Rachel O’Brian, in our prayers. Rachel has injured her back.

Helen C. Brumfield

(September 3, 1912 – May 3, 2008)

Died at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was a native and a resident of Amite, LA . Age 95 years. Visitation at First Baptist Church, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 3 p.m. Monday. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Foster. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite. She is survived by her son, Tom Ed Brumfield and wife, Irene, Amite; nephew, Earl Cefalu, Jr., Amite; 3 nieces, Mary Helen Lokey, Dallas, TX, Kathy Cefalu, Winston Salem, NC and Martha Lee Palotta, Baton Rouge; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Lee Brumfield; brother, Earl Cefalu, Sr.; parents, C. Thomas and Nellie Helmers Cefalu. She was a graduate of Amite High School in 1930 as Valedictorian and Class President, a graduate of H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1934, received her Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University in 1931 and received her Certification in Special Education from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1962. She taught English and Spanish at Amite High School where she became the school’s first Guidance Counselor. She later worked at Amite Elementary in Special Education and Testing. She retired from Southeastern Louisiana University as Director Emeritus of Testing and Orientation in 1976. She was the longest living member of First Baptist Church of Amite and was a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the Florida Parishes Skeet and Gun Club for over 30 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church of Amite.

Saturday

Plans go wrong for lack of advice;

many counselors bring success.

~Proverbs 15:22 (NLT)~

From Angela Shockley

Prayer request for all college students who are preparing for finals. Many students in the community begin testing Monday.

Pray for high school and college seniors as they take make plans for next step in their lives.

Joan Hagan is home after having some breathing problems following surgery. Her foot that was injured in fall last week is much better. Please keep her in your prayers.

Felix Estevan Irving Sr.
A resident of Morgan City, he died at 1:07 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Thibodaux Regional Medical following a long illness. He was 82, a native of Amite and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, receiving the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, the Victory and the American Area and Radio Award. Visiting at Jones Funeral Home, Morgan City, on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. until funeral rite at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Chrispin F. Smith, officiating. The East St. Mary Veteran Funeral Squad will perform at the graveside service. Entombment in Morgan City Mausoleum. Preceded in death by his wife and parents. Survived by his son, Felix II and spouse Betty Irving, of Lawton, Okla.; daughter, Sharon Ann Irving, of Morgan City; brother, Eugene Sr. and spouse Sylvia Irving, of Hammond; sister, Rubie Mae Frazier, of Greensburg; uncle, Leroy “Brother” Tucker, of Amite; two aunts, Helen T. Rankin, of New Orleans, and Jennie T. Morris, of Los Angeles; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, two grandchildren, a great-grandchild, five godchildren and a close friend, Mozella Triggs, of Patterson. Donations may be made to U.A.E. Comprehensive Center for Prostate Cancer, Office of Development W.T.I., 530 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35294-3300.

Rapid Response Team Deploys

Following Virginia Tornadoes

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed their crisis-trained chaplains in response to the tornadoes that tore through Virginia on April 28. According to news reports, the tornadoes damaged more than 140 homes and injured at least 200 people. The largest volume of damage is in Suffolk, Va., located in the South Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia.

“The deployment will be centered in Suffolk,” said Jack Munday, director of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. “We currently have two chaplains on-site in Virginia and are expecting that the number will increase over the coming days as we seek to meet the needs of those affected by these storms.”

The deployment will be in support of the Emergency Operation Center; the Virginia Department of Emergency Management; and Operation Blessing, based in Virginia Beach, Va.

Once again, the Rapid Response Team will work alongside Samaritan’s Purse, a disaster relief organization also headed by Franklin Graham. “We value our relationship with Samaritan’s Purse,” says Munday. “In most tragic situations like this, there are many needs—physical, emotional, and spiritual. When our two groups work together, it allows us to respond in a comprehensive way to all of these needs.”

This is the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team’s eighth deployment of 2008, following deployments to Jackson and Lafayette, Tenn., and Clinton, Ark., following the deadly tornadoes in the region; Northern Illinois University following the Valentine’s Day shooting of several students; Kenya, Africa (a training deployment educating pastors and church leaders in how to respond to the violence in their country earlier this year); and Piedmont and Delta, Mo., following flooding earlier this month.

Please pray:

* for the survivors of this tragedy
* for the chaplains who will be ministering on the scene
* that many will come to know Christ in the midst of sorrow

I hope you have some time today to read some of these articles.

Baptist Press

FLORIDA–Soldier killed with Bible nearby. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27973

CHINA–Jailed Chinese Christian faces new charges. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27974

TENNESSEE–Urgent action needed against CBS’ ‘Dexter.’ http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27975

TENNESSEE–‘Expelled’ producer pleased with box office. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27976

ARKANSAS–Church lost, 7 killed in Ark. Storms. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27977

NICARAGUA–New homes in Nicaragua show Christ’s love. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27978

TENNESSEE–CULTURE DIGEST: Only 5% of adults tithed last year, Barna says. http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27979

LOUISIANA–FIRST-PERSON (Kelly Boggs): Pop culture & teen stars. http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=27980


I don’t know who wrote this, but it was sent to me by Mr. K.K. Kennedy.


Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of “Camp Complaining”
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
P
raise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To “thank” is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We’ll run the race with gratitude
X alting God most high
Y es, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…
Z ion waits in glory…where none are ever sad
!

Be safe!

Anna Lee

Thursday

“And they continued steadfastly

in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship,

in the breaking of bread, and in prayers…

and the Lord added to the church daily

those who were being saved.”

~Acts 2:42-47~

Joan Hagan is hoping to be able to come home today.

Kenneth Birch has had gall bladder surgery and is already home. Pray for him as he recovers.

Mr. Henry Harris continues to be in ICU at North Oaks. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

Mike Nason is in Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. Please remember to pray for him.


This email from my cousin’s wife was sent out yesterday. My aunt and uncle sent it onto me. Please continue to pray for M as she waits to hear about the body scan, as she takes college finals this week, and as she is a mother and wife.

Thank you for praying!

Melinda

I have had several e-mails over the last couple of days so if you are wondering what is happening with me I am unfortunately in a holding pattern. I had my full body scan last Friday which I thought went great. I was in and out very quickly. I have my appointment with the oncologist this coming Monday the 5th to get the results and he will tell me what is next. Please pray that the cancer is contained and has not spread. The worst part right now is just knowing that it is there and no one is doing anything to stop it yet!!!

I am in the middle of finals week at school and cramming like crazy! Please pray I can stay focused on my school work and not think about the cancer….I can not even begin to tell you how hard that is!

Thank you all so much…I love you all and I am strong and positive because I have Jesus and all of you!!!

M


Bobby Lee Kirby
Bobby Kirby died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. He was 78, a native of Osyka, Miss., and a resident of Greensburg. He worked as a machinist at Exxon for 10 years and worked at Gulfsouth in Ponchatoula for 17 years. Visitation at Amite Church of Christ, Amite, on Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until service at noon, conducted by Brother John Fulda. Interment in Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Myrtle Willis Kirby, of Greensburg; daughter, Carolyn Beth Kirby Blouin and husband Selwyn, of Gurley; daughter-in-law, Kathy Kirby; and four grandchildren, Katie Kirby, Zane Kirby, Lex Blouin and Beau and wife Andrea Merritt Blouin. He was preceded in death by his parents, John V. and Mamie Frazier Kirby; two brothers, Johnny Edward and Zelion Quinn; infant daughter, Madeline Gail Kirby; and son, Timothy Randall Kirby. Pallbearers will be Selwyn Blouin, Beau Blouin, Lex Blouin, Zane Kirby, Dennis Kirby and Bob Harvin. Honorary pallbearers are Carlton Drew, Roger Navarra and Emerson Newman. Bobby Kirby served in World War II as an airplane and engine mechanic in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Amite Church of Christ and on the board of directors of the Amite Church of Christ Daycare. Memorial donations may be made to The Crossroads Youth Ranch, 62300 Russell Town Road, Roseland, LA 70456 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Share sympathies, condolences, memories at http:// http://www.charletfuneralhome .com.

‘Saw Man’ Shares Jesus After Disasters
By Mickey Noah
VANDUSER, Mo. (BP)–As the guys on the Arkansas disaster chainsaw team — tired after a long day of working a recent Missouri storm — ate their dinner at a local Southern Baptist church, the big, burly man who came in was impossible to miss. Imagine John the Baptist with a Stihl chainsaw.

Dressed in blue denim, with a full, graying beard and huge hands, Tom Stanton dropped by their table and asked if they needed any chainsaws sharpened.

“The Saw Man,” as Stanton is called, didn’t have to ask twice. Any operator of a chainsaw knows that a dull chainsaw is useless, and sharpening chainsaws is a prickly job best left to experts. And The Saw Man is just that.

Stanton’s unique chainsaw-sharpening ministry is valuable to Southern Baptist disaster relief chainsaw teams who respond to ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters.

Stanton, 53, calls Deer River, Minn. — about 100 miles south of the Canadian border — home. Until last October, he pastored a small church there.

Now, his “day job” is running a shear/scissor sharpening business.

Stanton’s disaster relief ministry began 2001 when a major tornado hit Siren, Wis. The following day — after a sleepless night — he felt “called” to go to Wisconsin.

“I had no clue what I was going to do,” said Stanton, who first learned to sharpen chainsaws as an 18-year-old logger in Montana. “My first paycheck was a chainsaw.

“In Wisconsin, I found guys who didn’t know how to file chainsaws. So I volunteered and started sharpening. People came out of the woodwork. I sharpened chains with a file for three days until a preacher got me a 12-volt rotary tool. Then I sharpened for another 10 days.”

That was the beginning of Stanton’s chainsaw-sharpening ministry. He doesn’t know for sure but figures he’s sharpened thousands of chainsaws in the wake of disasters, including Hurricane Katrina. He doesn’t charge a penny.

Financially, how does Stanton cover his expenses? What about $3-plus-a-gallon gasoline for the Ford pickup truck he must drive to disasters? What about tools? Lodging? Food?

“God provides,” Stanton said. “The people are really generous with me.” He said God gave him his sharpening business back home, which provides most of his day-to-day financial needs.

“Through the years, God has provided for me miraculously with a small camper/trailer, a generator and even with my truck, given to me by a Christian friend from my hometown. Last year, someone gave me a GPS so I won’t get lost!”

These days, Stanton is too professional to use files or even his original rotary tool to sharpen saws. Now he uses a Dremel tool.

“Dremel Company now provides me with all my tools. In fact, I was invited to their plant in Racine, Wis., to teach their people how to use their tool.” With the Dremel device, Stanton does not have to remove the chain from the chainsaw to sharpen it, which saves significant time and effort.

During the first two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, someone estimated that Stanton sharpened 2,000 chainsaws in Louisiana and Mississippi. He worked as many as 20 hours a day.

“Since I can leave the chain right on the saw, I can pull up to a bunch of guys and easily sharpen 10 saws an hour,” Stanton said. “When I have someone to hand me the saws, I can do 16 an hour. Hand-filing takes up to 20 minutes apiece. This helps the disaster relief teams get back to work faster.”

Why would a man who’s had both hips replaced — and who last year suffered a heart attack requiring 10 stents — chase natural disasters around the country to sharpen chainsaws for strangers?

“It’s really hard for me to stand back and see somebody else hurting,” Stanton said. “I’ve been crippled up through the years. Since 1997, I haven’t been able to do much physically for people except for chainsaw sharpening. It’s a tremendous need.”

Stanton even has a Bible verse, Ecclesiastes 10: 9-10, that reflects his ministry: “… the one who cuts wood may be endangered by doing it. If the axe is dull, and one does not sharpen its edge, then one must exert more strength….”

“God has allowed me to see many people make professions of faith in Jesus Christ. I go to disasters, sharpen chainsaws and tell people how to avoid the world’s greatest disaster,” which Stanton says is rejecting Christ.

At a disaster site, Stanton witnesses to the public during the day as he sharpens their chainsaws. He gives out tracts and New Testaments from a five-gallon pail he calls the “Bucket of Hope.” At night, he sharpens chainsaws for disaster relief workers, including those from Southern Baptist teams — counseling, challenging and encouraging Christian men in their walks with God.

Stanton would like to see his chainsaw sharpening ministry go full-time.

“I’d love to go to fires, ice storms, snowstorms — do it full-time if the Lord opened up the door for it.”

He’s also eager to train others on the fine points of chainsaw sharpening. In fact, he’s taught two classes for the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

“I’d love to teach chainsaw sharpening as an evangelistic ministry to every association — just to equip people to get out there. I’m just praying that God will raise up more people to do what I do.”

Fritz Wilson, Florida Baptists’ director of disaster relief and recovery, has known Stanton for several years, working several hurricanes and other disasters with him. He calls Stanton a “super” Christian with a unique ministry.

“He comes in and sharpens our saws, and then goes out in the community and offers to sharpen anyone’s saw,” Wilson said. “Tom has a unique ministry and uses sharpening to parallel the Christian life and walk. He tells people that we can’t be good tools for Christ unless we stay sharp.”

In 2007 alone, the North American Mission Board tallied thousands of tree-removal jobs performed by disaster relief volunteers throughout the United States. While state Southern Baptist conventions provide the manpower and most equipment, NAMB coordinates multi-state disaster responses and partners with national relief groups like the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to ensure vital services reach the most critical-need areas quickly.

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“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” (Philippians 2:10).
Mike Benson, Editor


AT THE END of her first quarter at the university, Lenora came home and announced: “I am not going to church anymore…!”

Her parents were shocked. “Lenora, what happened?” wailed Mom. “You have all those awards for perfect attendance! And you’ve always seemed glad to worship God.”

“I no longer believe in God; he is a myth,” she replied bluntly. “Dr. Phillips has taught me the truth.”

“How did Dr. Phillips teach you that God is a myth?” asked her dad.

“It really wasn’t hard. He pointed out that apples do not grow in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley.”

“Well?” Lenora’s father was inquisitive.

“Dad.” Lenora was impatient. “That being true, the first story in the Bible, the creation story, is a myth. The Garden of Eden was in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley, so Eve could not have eaten an apple as the Bible says. And if that story is a myth, what not all the others?”

“Hold on a minute, Lenora. Let’s answer three questions. First, do we know the location of the Garden of Eden? No. Second, do we know the nature of the climate in the Garden? No. And third, what kind of fruit was forbidden? The Bible does not say. The myth here is the apple. Did Dr. Phillips read the Scriptures?”

Lenora shrugged her shoulders and walked away. To Lenora, her dad was a good, old-fashioned man. Dr. Phillips was her authority. Facts no longer mattered to her. She had decided that all truth is relative, and what she had come to believe was right for her. Nothing else mattered. (Robert L. Waggoner)

KneEmail: “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God” (Heb. 3:13).

Today is the National Day of Prayer. In Kentwood, the event will be celebrated at the City Hall monument at from 12:30 – 1:00 this afternoon. You are invited to attend and bring others with you. You can find more information at http://www.ndptf.org/home/home.html

If you are unable to attend a prayer rally, you can have prayer wherever you are. The main point is to pray for our great nation!

Anna Lee

Tuesday Afternoon

Claudie Mae Harrell
(May 9, 1935 – April 28, 2008)
A loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a housewife in Amite County for 30 years and a native of Kentwood, LA for 10 years. She was born May 9, 1935, and passed from this world to the arms of her Savior on April 28, 2008. She was 72 and a member of Line Creek Baptist Church. Visitation at Line Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, LA on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation resumes at the Line Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. conducted by Pastor Ken Irvin. Preceded by husband, Robert Lane Harrell, Sr. and grandson, Matthew Harrell. Survived by 2 sons, Robert Lane Harrell, Jr., McComb, MS and Hansel Harrell, Springfield, LA; a daughter, Rachel Harrell, Osyka, MS; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by 2 sisters, Doris Davis, Hillsdale, LA and Pauline Wayne, Amite, LA; brother, J.P. Nobles, Walker, LA; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Charles Harrell, Joseph Harrell, Jeremy Stewart, Hansel Harrell, Jr., Jason Harrell, Dustin Fair, Kenneth Phillips, and James Dillion. In Lieu of Flowers, please make donations to the Heart and Lung Foundation.

Sunday

People who cover over their sins will not prosper.

But if they confess and forsake them,

they will receive mercy.

Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)

Thanks to all of you who participated in On Mission in Kentwood. It was a very meaningful day for those volunteered and for those whose homes and yards were improved in any way.

Please pray for Glenda Schilling. She has several health issues and still manages to check daily on her mother in the nursing home.

Please pray for Frann Clark, a native of Kentwood.


I have five of my 18 sessions of the prescribed physcial therapy remaining. It has definitely not helped me. In fact, I am not doing as well as I was at my first session. Hopefully, the remaining ones will help me. Please pray for this to happen.

May 6 I will see an eye doctor to discuss cataract surgery. William Mixon “Bill in Lake Charles” is in the clinic. Unfortunately, he is not the one who does the surgery. Please pray for me, the doctor, and the staff as these plans are made.

Pray for all of us as Riley continues to need more care. I need to be well so I can provide more assistance to him.
thank you for praying
Frann Smith Clark


Gary Virgil Travis died at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was 66, a native of Roseland and a resident of Kentwood. Mr. Travis was a class of 1959 graduate of Amite High School. He received a degree from LSU School of Banking. His banking career began at First Guaranty Bank, Amite, in 1966, and spanned 42 years at Central Progressive Bank, Kentwood and First Guaranty Bank, Kentwood, as manager and vice president. He was a member of Amite City Lodge 175, F&AM and was owner of The End of the Lane Mountain Biking Trail, Kentwood. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday and at Roseland Baptist Church, Roseland, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Services conducted by the Rev. John Scaffner, the Rev. Gary Wieborg and the Rev. Neal Barr. Special music will be performed by Denny Barr. Sunset service will be held at Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. Survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Susan Travis, Fort Smith, Ark.; nephews, Mark Travis and his wife, Jennifer, Fayetteville, Ark., and James Travis and his wife, Sarah, Fort Smith; great-nephew, Luke Travis, Fayetteville; great-niece, Helen Travis, Fayetteville; longtime family friends, Craig T. Martin, Connie Thomas and Candy Dyson; and man’s best friend and faithful companion, Sweetie. Preceded in death by wife, Joyce Wynn Travis; and parents, Hardy Virgil Travis and Ethel Rutland Travis. Pallbearers will be Mark Travis, James Travis, Chuck Reid, Peyton Travis, Tom Evans, M.D., Advell Ricks, Stan Dameron and William L. Travis III. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Richardson, Wayne Verbene, Ronny Hayden, Mitchell Massey, Frank Broussard and Michael Lofaso. Memorial contributions may be made to Joyce Travis Memorial Scholarship Fund at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Decision Magazine Weekly E-mail Devotional


He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved (Psalm 62:2, NKJV).

A Word From Billy Graham

If you are saved from sin, you are saved through a personal faith in the Gospel of Christ as defined in the Scriptures. Though it may at first seem dogmatic and narrow to you, the fact remains that there is no other way. The Bible says, “I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you. … For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4, NKJV).


Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee