A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Thank you for praying for Barbara Battles. She is now home from the hospital.
Shelbi Travis is home with home health care for three weeks. She is much better since the blood transfusion. Thank-you for praying for her.
Mrs. Ruby Dillon has been moved to room 4403 at North Oaks. It is best to enter the hospital at the north entrance. Please continue to pray for her.
October 01, 1928 – September 29, 2017
A resident of Kentwood passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his home. He was born October 1, 1928 in Amite and was 88 years of age. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Pauline Baham (Ferdie), Wilmer, and Roxie Baham (Jessie), Kentwood; 4 sons, Jimmy Graham (Sherry), David Graham (Marsha), Billy Graham, and Jerry Graham, all of Wilmer; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and his brothers, RC Graham (Louella), Wilmer, Jessie Graham, Orange, TX, Marshall Graham, Kentwood, Tommy Graham, Franklinton, and Nick Graham, Orange, TX. Preceded in death by his wife, Faye Elizabeth Winborn Graham; parents, William Nick and Mamie Gill Graham; grandson, Stacy Graham; brothers, AC, Dale and Doug Graham; sister, Judy Graham Young, and brothers in law, James, Troy and Sammy Winborn. Visitation at Wilmer Baptist Church from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon on Monday, October 2, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com
Norman “Lee” Leroy Merritt
August 11, 1958 – October 01, 2017
Norman Leroy “Lee” Merritt passed away on October 1, 2017 at the age of 59. Survived by his loving companion, Carolyn Stewart; son, Scott Merritt (Amanda); daughter, Linda Ballard (Matthew); stepson, Charles Stewart (Heather); mother, Janie Holden Hughes; and grandchildren, Thomas, Brandon, Scotlynn, Alli, Aribella, Matthew, Jr., Mason, Marissa, Michael, Colby, Bree-Anna and Jazmyne. He is also survived by Bonnie Merritt; brother, Robert Merritt (Karen); sister, Jan Howell (PeeWee); and nieces and nephews, Shelly, Rachel, Bubba and Hannah. Graveside Services will be held at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite at 11 AM Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Arrangements by McKneely Funeral Home, Amite.
Audrey Husser Constanza
May 09, 1930 – October 02, 2017
A resident of Husser, she passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born May 9, 1930 in New Orleans and was 87 years of age. She is survived by her children, Julia H. Grace and husband, Dewayne, Clara M. Crowe, Alton L. Husser, Dale L. Husser, Sr. and wife, Sherrijean, Janet M. McDonald, and Sammy Husser and wife, Donna; brother, Alfred Pete Monier; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by first husband, Simon J. Husser, Jr.; 2 sons, Delbert N. Husser and Infant Simon J. Husser, III; second husband, Paul Costanza; son-in-law, Terry Crowe; and 8 brothers and sisters. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Ron Ball. Interment St. Dominic Cemetery, Husser. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Tomorrow is “Bring your Bible to School Day”.
Read the Bible – Luke 23-24 & Psalm 119:129-152
Baptist Press – http://bpnews.net
The children at FBC, Kentwood will have missions and crafts tonight at 6 P.M.
The Senior Adult Revival service for today will be at FBC, Amite at 10 A.M.
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
~James 5:16b, NKJV~
School has been underway for at least a month, just long enough for students to get settled in to new routines, teachers, and classmates. Many missionary kids (MKs) are homeschooled, some attend local national schools, and others go to boarding school. College-aged MKs are usually thousands of miles and oceans away from their families. Please pray for MKs as they face unique challenges like extraordinarily slow internet, homesickness, or adjustments living in a different culture than the one where they grew up. Pray that they will remain faithful to God as they grow in knowledge of Him.
(This came to my computer this morning. Since I have four MKs, one a college freshmen and three in an international school at home (Europe), I felt it might encourage others to pray for children who live in cultures and environments different to what children around here do.
Operation Christmas Child – If you are interested in making some purchases this week, please check out the blue page on the black clipboard on the table under the stairs to the balcony. Sign the page for items will will purchase. Thanks!
One month from today, we will have our Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” packing party. Please plan to be there to share in this awesome experience.