“That is why we never give up.
Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.
For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long.
Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.
For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
~2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NLT~
Please pray for Pete Hughes of Roseland. He will be having open heart surgery tomorrow to repair five blockages in his heart.
Buddy Waller was hospitalized because of heart blockages, but thankfully was found that they were not bad enough to require surgery. (Thanks, James, for sharing this.). Keep Buddy in your prayers as he continues his daily routine.
Ben Smith of Greensburg is hospitalized in New Jersey because of gall bladder surgery. He had a lot of infection and inflammation which cause the surgery to be done “the old way”.
Jewell R. Eaves
June 27, 1937 – September 09, 2019
On September 9, 2019 at 2:30 AM, Jewell Randolph Eaves was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven. His wife and daughters were able to be in this peaceful moment knowing when he breathed his last breath, he was in Jesus’ arms. Known to others as JR, Sonny, dad, and grandpa, he was a great Christian man who was loved by many. JR was born 82 years ago on June 27th, 1937 in Texas. He served our country as a US Army 82 Airborne Paratrooper. He has worn many hats through his years, but his favorite ones were being a husband, father, granddad, and great grandpa. He wore those proudly. JR truly loved life and lived it to the fullest through the simple pleasures of fishing, hunting, farming, chicken raising, and watching over his friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents Jewell Johnny and Nettie Mae Eaves and his brother Jerry and sister in law Pat Eaves. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Nadalee McNab Eaves, his sister Yvonne Woods, and his brothers Robert (Nancy) Eaves and Arthur (Sally) Beasley. He leaves a rich legacy starting with his children, his son Randy Eaves, and daughters Jennifer (Timmy) Thornton, Jolie (Scott) Gulledge, Joni (Garrett) Matherne, and Jamie Dehnel. He also leaves behind to carry on his humor, wisdom, and dreams- his 13 grand children- Nicole, Patrick, Travis, Jeremy, Justin, Allyssa, Jessica, Matthew, Katlyn, Ashton, Jacob, Natalee, and Aubrey and his 5 (and counting) great grandchildren. Family, friends, and others whose lives JR touched are invited to join us as we celebrate his life at Montpelier Baptist Church (2241 St. Helena Avenue. Montpelier, La 70422) on September 12th begining at 10 am. Services to follow at 12 PM and will be led by Bro Rusty Durand. The burial to follow in Montpelier Cemetery where he will be carried to his final resting place by his grandsons- Patrick Dehnel, Travis Thornton, Jeremy Dehnel, Justin Dehnel, Matthew Matherne, and Jacob Matherne. Even though we lay to rest the earthly body, we know JR is celebrating his joyous entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven to see friends and family. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Connie Lee Madden Raborn
July 16, 1952 – September 08, 2019
Connie Lee Madden Raborn of Kentwood, Louisiana passed away September 8, 2019, surrounded by her family. Connie was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska on July 16, 1952, was a 1970 graduate of Fort Zumwalt High School, O’Fallon, Missouri, and a life-long Girl Scout. Connie married the love of her life, Sam Raborn, U.S. Air Force, Retired, on April 26, 1975, in Tucson, Arizona. She spent the next 20 years serving her country as a military wife, raising her three daughters, traveling the world, and participating in Girl Scouts. After retirement, they settled in Louisiana where Connie spent her time taking care of her cows, chickens, horses, and grandkids. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family. Connie was an active member of First Baptist Church of Arcola, where she enjoyed her ladies’ meeting and helping with Vacation Bible School. Connie was loved by everyone who knew her. She never met a stranger, and she spent her life caring for others, especially her beloved husband. She loved researching her family history, often traveling the world to follow in their footsteps. She was a friend and “mom” to everyone she met. Connie is preceded in death by her mother, Rose Lee Oetting Madden; her father, William Lee Madden, Sr.; her mother-in-law, Margaret Jones Raborn; and her father-in-law, Loid Noel Raborn. Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband, Samuel Merwin Raborn; her daughters Margaret Elizabeth Raborn Andrews (Eric); Angela Darlene Raborn Stone (Rob); and Renee Sandra Raborn Molland (Quincy); her grandchildren, Dusty, Dakota, Ethan, Erica, Luke, Ella Rose, Samantha, Addison, Colleen, and Parker; her sisters, Dawn Carrigg and Susan Cleveland; her brothers, William Madden, Jr., and Shawn Madden; numerous nieces and nephews; her life-long best friend, Sandy Stefanski; and many, many more friends and family. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church of Arcola on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM and on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 10:00AM until the funeral service at 12:00 Noon. Interment will take place in Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, MS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Metavivor, Metastatic Breast Cancer Research, Support, and Awareness Organization or the Girl Scouts of the USA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Scripture Writing – September 10 – John 16: 10-24
Saturday, we will be painting “shoeboxes” in the fellowship hall. It can be done in a simple way or in a more complicated way, if you choose. Meet in the fellowship hall at 9 A.M. to be a part of this fun day. Let me know if you are coming so I will be prepared.
Coming soon (Monday):
- Fall Food Round-Up for LA Baptist Children’s Home
- Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.
Thanks for your prayers today. Thank-you for making a difference in many lives.