“But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us.

And when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face-to-face.”

~Psalm 17:15 TLB~


“Face to Face with Christ, My Savior” –



Read the Bible

  • Esther 7-8
  • Job 30
  • Gal. 5



Pray for Yvonne Birch as she has by-pass surgery at 7:00 in Covington.



Please pray for a long-time friend, Rhonda Howell Ward, who has West Nile virus.



I also heard that Mrs. Ann Ballard passed away.  She was a sweet lady who always knew everyone by name and asked about their family.  Pray for her children, Jimmy and Renee, and their families.




The Children in Action will meet at 6:00 tonight and will be painting witness rocks and working on a Operation Christmas Child project.



Saturday will be a Project Day at FBC.  Anyone who loves missions and loves crafts is invited.  We will meet in the fellowship hall of FBC, K from 9:00 – Noon.

Anna Lee











30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.

 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

~Proverbs 11:30-31~



Read the Bible

  • Deut. 17-18
  • Eccl. 1:12-18
  • Luke 19


Baptist Press

Louisiana Baptist Message


Waylon Bailey

Thom S. Rainerhttp://


“Serve the Lord with Gladness” today!
Anna Lee



But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you.

What I have vowed I will make good.

I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ”

~Jonah 2:9~


First of all, I want to give you the Operation Christmas Child totals for the FBC, Kentwood Drop-off Location.

  • 1705 shoeboxes
  • 87 cartons of shoeboxes
  • 12 volunteers
  • 92 hours worked during the week

The Hammond site were our shoeboxes went to yesterday collected 14,120 shoeboxes from 8 drop-off locations.

All these boxes are being shipped to Atlanta this year.

Thanks to the many people in each church who participated by making donations, buying the items, packing the shoeboxes, and delivering them to the drop-off locations around the world this past week.  Focus on the many, many children who will receive a shoebox, the families who will be touched, and all those who will learn about Jesus and ask Him into their hearts because of a simple shoebox.

I have some new ideas for OCC next year and can hardly wait to begin packing the next boxes this time next year!



Steve Miller of Line Creek had a successful hip surgery yesterday.  Pray for him as he heals.



Read the Bible – I Thessalonians 3-4 & Psalm 16


Baptist Press


Hymn of the Day – “What a Day that will Be”

There is coming a day,
When no heart aches shall come,
No more clouds in the sky,
No more tears to dim the eye,
All is peace forever more,
On that happy golden shore,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

There’ll be no sorrow there,
No more burdens to bear,
No more sickness, no pain,
No more parting over there;
And forever I will be,
With the One who died for me,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be

Hymns with a Message –

U-Tube of Hymn –



I’m thankful you read and pray each day.

Anna Lee





Peace I leave with you;

my peace I give you.

I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

~John 14:27~


Both Gloria Gill and Donna Fay Miller are dealing with problems following their heart ablations that seem to be leading to studies about the need for a pacemaker.  Please be in prayer for both of these ladies and their families/

Mr. Phillip and “Miss” Annie Bell are living with Don and Phyllis now.  Pray for all of them as they make this adjustment.

Phil Connelly is home recovering from gall bladder surgery.  Pray for him as he heals.

Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher is progressing at Hood Memorial where she is receiving physical therapy.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is progressing in her recovery at home.  Please continue to pray for Mr. “Cete” as you pray for her.

Keep Fuzzy and Bettye Fussell on your prayer list.

James Allen is recovering from surgery at McComb.  Keep him in your prayers.

Continue to pray for Andy Taylor as he recovers from foot surgery.  He should be able to return to a more normal schedule soon.  Also, pray for Betty as she continues to care for Andy.


Pray for the BASELA mission team as they travel home.  May their work this week bear much fruit.



Shirley G. Gabriel

November 15, 1930 – November 03, 2017


A resident of Amite passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home. She was born November 15, 1930 in Springville, LA  and was 86 years of age. She worked in medical records at Hood Memorial Hospital and Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center and retired from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in 1996. She was an avid gardener, member of the Stem and Stamen Garden Club and chaired the Cleanest City Contest. She loved to cook and entertain her friends and family. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church and chaired one of their bereavement committees. She was on the Amite Oyster Gala Board and served as the Amite Oyster Pearl in 2002. She is survived by her son, Parker C. “Chuck” Gabriel, Jr. and wife, Becki; her daughter, Suzie Gabriel Saint and husband, Steve; 5 grandchildren, Tina G. Doughty and husband, Jason, Shelley S. Wright, Ann S. Mooney and husband, Tim, Parker C. “Charlie” Gabriel, III, Russell G. “Russ” Sanders; 5 great grandchildren, Jordan LeMoine, Jason Todd Doughty, Katelyn M. Wright, Parker C. Doughty, and Gabriel P. Sanders; step-great-grandson, T.J. Mooney; great-great-grandson, Slayden Bravender; 3 siblings, Sylvia Sanchez, Carol Whittington and husband, Robert, and Al Guitrau and wife, Mary Ann; special friends, Louise Forrest, Annagene and Larry Mobley, Allie Hyde, Becki Fortenberry, Linda Nichols and many friends, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Parker C. Gabriel, Sr.; daughter, Sharon A. Gabriel; parents, Edgar and Catherine Brown Guitrau; 2 grandchildren, Clay and Christian Gabriel; siblings, Edgar Guitrau, Jr., Katherine Allen,  Jimmie Harrold, Bunny Williams, and  Terry Palmer. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life Funeral Mass will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Services conducted by Fr. Cayet Mangiaracina. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Ann Gabriel Scholarship in Nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

  • FBC, Kentwood

  • 4 P.M. TODAY

  • Bring a Christmas treat to share.

  • Let’s pack boxes with gifts, love, and an opportunity to learn about Jesus.

  • Thanks to everyone who contributed and worked to prepare for today.


Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Schedule at FBC, Kentwood

The drop-off week for shoeboxes is November 13-20.  Churches, schools, clubs, businesses, and individuals are invited to leave their boxes at FBC, Kentwood.  We will deliver them to the next location on their journey.

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518



Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 14: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 15: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 17: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

There will be a sign-up list under the stairwell for those who want to assist in the collection.  Choose the day(s) you want to help for 2-3 hours.


Two Rivers Associational WMU World Day of Prayer

  • Monday, November 6th
  • Kedron Baptist Church
  • 10:00 meeting followed by a pot-luck lunch
  • All ladies are invited to join us.

Children in Action (Mission Class at FBC, Kentwood)

  • Boys and girls are working on earning a new badge – “Praying for MKs”
  • 6 P.M. Wednesday nights


November Mission Project – We are collecting boxes of STAMPED religious Christmas cards that will be delivered to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite the first week of December.  You can leave your boxes under the balcony stairwell at FBC, Kentwood.


I’m working to collect PAPERBACK Bibles for inmates at the parish jail.  I have some now, but will wait for a few more before making my delivery.


Read the Bible – II Corinthians 1-2, Psalm 149. & video on II Corinthians (


Tonight is the time to set your clocks back one hour.  If not you’ll be running an hour too early tomorrow.

Anna Lee




But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed.

“Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”

~1 Peter 3:14~


George Cutrer of Osyka is recovering well following two surgeries.  Thank God for George’s progress.

Several people many of us know have had surgery and are doing well.  Thank God for their good reports.



Shelton “Shell” Ballard

January 25, 1931 – October 29, 2017

A resident of Chesbrough passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born January 25, 1931 in Amite and was 86 years of age. He was a former Justice of the Peace, Tangipahoa Parish 4th Ward, from 1969 until 1981. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Chesbrough Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edwina V. Ballard; son, Brett Ballard and wife, Angela “Boo Boo” Travis Ballard; 2 grandchildren, Shelbi Lyn Ballard and Braydon Lane Ballard; and his brother, Van Earl Ballard, Sr. and wife, Betty. Preceded in death by his parents, Guy Henry Ballard and Alberta Lawrence Ballard; and his brothers and sisters, Angus Ballard, Taylor Ballard, Guy “Pete” Ballard, Jr., Winfred “Toots” Ballard, Elma Rae “Tot” VanDyke, Glenn Ballard,  Jewell Ballard Martin and Troy Ballard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Tuesday, and from 8 AM until religious services at 10 AM Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Richard Magee. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible – I Corinthians 9-10 & Psalm 145

Baptist Press

This morning at 9:00, some people will be needed to put prepared labels on the shoeboxes.  Others will be moving tables and chairs in preparation for the Operation Christmas Child Packing Party which will be Saturday at 4 P.M.  Please bring some Christmas snacks when you come.

“A Legacy of Faith” –


“The Great Physician”

At the first appointment, David and the doctor were talking about death and heaven.  David told the doctor his medical skills would not be needed in heaven.  The doctor said that was true, but he felt sure God had a second career for him in heaven.  He would have to find out what those plans are when he gets there.  David told him to practice up on his singing so he can be in the choir.  No boring appointments when David is around!

We’re ready!  Are you?  If not, talk to us or a minister of your choice, but get ready.  You never know when your time here on earth will be ended.  Besides, life is better (and more fun) as a Christian!

Anna Lee



But you are a chosen people,

a royal priesthood,

a holy nation,

God’s special possession,

that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

~1 Peter 2:9~


Our friend, Fay Carol is married to Jim Todd who recently learned he had two blockages that will need to be addressed.  Fay Carol asked for prayers for her husband.


Thomas “Laddie” Lawrence Hudspeth, Sr.

March 31, 1930 – October 26, 2017

A resident of Amite passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Canon Hospice in Jefferson. He was born March 31, 1930 in Morrow, LA and was 87 years of age. He was a hard working, dedicated, leading salesman with Watkins Inc. and a landlord who helped thousands of people in our community. He was an active member of St. Helena Catholic Church and was a Catechist Leader in his younger years. He leaves behind his loving children, Thomas Lawrence Hudspeth, and wife, Kathy, Debra Ann Hudspeth Ricks, and husband, Robert, and Ted Joseph Hudspeth and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Shawn Hudspeth (Zandi), Le’Anne Hudspeth Malnar (Jeramy), Emily Hudspeth Smith (Daniel), Evan Hudspeth, Wayne Ricks (Gennipher), Kevin Ricks (Stephanie), Ted Hudspeth, Jr., Christopher Hudspeth, Nicholas Hudspeth, Natalie Hudspeth, and William Hudspeth; great grandchildren, Hunter and Haydan Hudspeth, Anna, Ava, and Lane Malnar, Raelyn and Rhys Ricks, and Eliyanah Smith; brother, Charles Hudspeth; and sister, Fleeta Chautin. Preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Lois Meche; second wife, Marie Hebert; parents, Thomas Lawrence Hudspeth and Alma Adelaide Tatman Hudspeth; and his siblings, Eleanor Hudspeth Conrad, Daniel Hudspeth, Rosa Hudspeth and Martha Hudspeth Ducote. He is also survived by his step children including Arlene Raxsdale, Jimmy Berteau, Murphy Berteau, and Sandra St. Romain and their extended families. Also, he leaves behind his loving dogs, Bailey II and Buddy. The family would like to thank Yolanda Gordon and Ray Barnes for their years of caring and devotion to our father. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until 12:30 PM, on Friday with Rosary at McKneely’s at 12 Noon. Religious Services at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite,  at 1 PM on Friday, October 27, 2017. Services conducted by Fr. Randy Cuevas. Interment will be held at St. Charles Borromeo, Grand Coteau, LA at 5:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Helena Catholic Church. For an online guestbook, visit


Eight days until we pack the Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”!  It takes lots of preparation to have everything purchased and organized so we are ready to fill the boxes.  Thanks to those who made purchases and to those who have helped in the organizational process.  I think of the children who will receive the boxes and work a little harder.

The collection week for shoeboxes is November 13-20.  Churches, schools, clubs, businesses, and individuals are invited to leave their boxes at FBC, Kentwood.

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518


Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

We are “coming right along in collecting the money for shipping the boxes.  Check the poster by the piano.

You may want to follow your “shoebox” as it travels to its destination.  Use this site to pay for your postage and receive a form to place on your box before you deliver it to a collection site.


The Georgia Barnett Offering is also progressing nicely.  Check the poster on the wall by the piano.


The Friday Morning Bible Study will be on Ezekiel 28 today.  You are welcome to join us at 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall.


The children in missions class will be working on earning a badge by praying for MK’s, Missionary Kids.  This time next month, some of them will be wearing their newest badge on their green vests.



Read the Bible – I Corinthians 1-2, Psalm 141, and video on I Corinthians (


Baptist Press


“Footsteps of Jesus”



Make today count for the Lord and His kingdom!

Anna Lee





He said to them,

‘Follow me,

and I will make you fishers of men.’”

~Matthew 4:19NKJV~


Bro. Jeff Mizell continues to have problems with his throat continuing to get worse.  He has resigned as pastor of Line Creek Baptist Church so he can rest his throat.


Read the Bible – Romans 13-14 & Psalm 139


What a great “birthday party” the “young” ladies of our church had at The Cafe yesterday!  Our next party will be November 28th.  Mark your calendar.


The children’s mission class will meet tonight at 6 P.M.  Please have you children/grandchildren wear their green vest.


Don’t forget to purchase some Christmas cards an affix stamps to the envelopes.  We will be taking them to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail the first week of December.  The cards can be turned in at the Lottie Moon Tea.


“Pass Me Not”


Bible Study of Ezekiel 28 – Friday morning at 10 in the Fellowship Hall


Thanks for praying for the needs mentioned and for the “unlisted” needs too.

Anna Lee