Be on your guard;

stand firm in the faith;

be courageous;

be strong.

~1 Corinthians 16:13~



Pray for M/M Buddy Morris and Ellen VandeVuss as they move ahead following the biopsy report.



Mr. Jimmy Tolar is in room 4418 at North Oaks.  His wife is by his side.



Mrs. Debbie Miller Wilkinson is home from MD Anderson.  Her cancer cells show minimal changes.  Debbie and her doctor consider that a miracle.



Pray for Mrs. Mason Carter (Angelicia) as she awaits surgery which will be soon.




Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 28-29
  • Job 19
  • I Cor. 12



Today’s Bible Study – Romans 13



Mark your calendar for July 21st – Mission Project Day!



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



I’ve already packed my first group of shoeboxes.   I keep getting ideas in my head about more boxes and am anxious to do more.  I choose to pack boxes for the older boys and girls because that is the group that receives the least number of boxes.  I love the idea of helping little children have an opportunity to hear about Jesus and to receive gifts they would not normally receive.  It’s amazing how much can be stuffed in a “shoebox”!   Shoeboxes are available under the stairwell to the balcony.  They contain papers you need to read and to remove from the shoeboxes before packing.  The label is already on the top of the box.  You can give me your filled shoeboxes any time.

Anna Lee





Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

~Isaiah 46:9~



Mr. Buddy Morris is in North Oaks for a procedure this morning.  Please pray for both Buddy and Eleanor.



David saw his retina specialist.  He has done extensive work on David’s eyes a number of times.  He always uses the M-word to describe David’s eye progress.  That word is MIRACLE!



Connor Corkern

How about this smile, huh? I’m doing so good here on my 24th day of being at Children’s. We are hoping I’ll be home by this weekend, praise God! {Say a few prayers for this, please!}




Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 4-6
  • Job 15
  • I Cor. 4



We missed Bible study last week due to VBS, but will resume our study of Romans Friday at 10 A.M.



For those who are interested in the Southern Baptist Convention and other timely news, please read Baptist Press.



I’m thankful for the t-shirts that are being made available to us.  I’ve starting working on them.  My progress seems slow, but with lots of help Saturday for the Missions Projects Day we should be able to add to lots of OCC shoeboxes.  Please bring some scissors, fabric scissors for t-shirts, to work Saturday.  See you about 9 A.M.

Anna Lee







Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

~1 Chronicles 16:12~


Please continue to pray for JoEllen Carruth as she will soon have a hip replacement.  Pray this solves her problems.




Mrs. Ruby Dillon is still scheduled to come home this afternoon.  Pray for her as she makes this move.




Walter Theodore “Buster” Thompson, III

June 07, 1932 – June 09, 2018

Walter Theodore Thompson III, known to many as Buster, was born on June 7, 1932. Surrounded by his closest family, Buster left his life-long home in Hillsdale, LA for his eternal home in Heaven. Buster lived a happy and prosperous life with his wife, Bonnie Hoyt Thompson, with whom he’d celebrate his 66th wedding anniversary on June 23rd. Buster was an active supporter of the Hillsdale community as a member of the Hillsdale Tractor Pullers as well as a career dairyman. He was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church. He served in the Airforce and fought in the Korean War. He was survived by his wife, Bonnie Hoyt Thompson; sister, Ramona Powers; nieces, Charel Kennedy and Ramona “Baby” Elam; great nieces, Megan Wagner, Sarah Savoy, and Carmen Elam; nephew, Billy Cox; great nephews, Chris Peairs and Hill Savoy, as well as numerous other nephews and nieces. Buster was blessed with “his girls” and their families, Jessica Dupepe (Greg), Jennie Perkins (Corey), Bonnie Jordan (Brooks), Brady, Emma Kate, Court, Kaul, Kade, Bennett, and Blinn. Buster was greeted in heaven by his parents, Walter and Rita Phillips Thompson; sister, Delores Thompson Cox; brothers in law, Frank Powers and Glenn Cox; nephews, Peavy Powers; father in law Charles Hoyt; brother in law and sister in law; Gene and Betty Hoyt Cox; and a special nephew, better known as a grandson, Blaine Milton. Pallbearers are Greg Dupepe, Brooks Jordan, Corey Perkins, Brady Milton, Court Milton, Chris Peairs, Hill Savoy, and Andy Miller. Visitation will be at Hillsdale Baptist Church 9 AM on June 12, 2018 with service beginning at 12 noon. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller. Interment Roberts Cemetery, Hillsdale, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roberts Cemetery Fund, c/o Teddie Thompson, 9870 Hwy 441, Amite, LA 70422 or to Hillsdale Baptist Church, 3621 Highway 1045, Amite, LA 70422. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




I’m looking forward to our missions project day Saturday.  Items will be given to help pack shoeboxes and items will be made to pack the shoeboxes.  I’m looking forward to seeing men, women, boys, and girls working together for missions.  If you have any questions, please contact me.



We missed Bible study last week because of VBS.  We are resuming out study this Friday.




Pray for the youth from several area churches as they are at various camps this week.  May each person grow spiritually!




Read the Bible

  • 1 Chron. 1-3
  • Psm 74
  • 1 Cor. 3



I’m so thankful for each of you who pray daily.  I believe prayer is important.

Anna Lee



















Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

~John 15:13~



Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Center and catch up on any readings you missed.



Saturday, we will be making items to send in shoeboxes.  Men, women, boys, and girls are invited to join us from 9-12 in the fellowship hall.  Crafting is always more fun with friends.  It becomes even more fun when you know the items will be shared as Christmas gifts with children who might otherwise not have and gifts this year.  In addition to the gifts, the children get an invitation to attend classes once a week for six weeks where they will be exposed to some Bible basics.  I’m thrilled to know my shoeboxes may lead some children to the Lord!  This is your invitation to join us for a fun morning that will bless each of us and eventually many children who live nowhere near Kentwood.  You may be interested in making some purchases such as small flashlights from Walmart or $1.00 calculators from the dollar stores or just bring some clean, used t-shirts which will be used in making items for the shoeboxes.



The June “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be on the 4th Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at The Cafe.  Ladies with June birthdays who will be honored are: Sandra Arnold, Alcyon Hayden, Barbara Hutchinson, and Judy Pervis.




Pray for the youth from our church and from many other churches as they spend a week at M-Fuge in Mobile.  I know it will be hot, but our kids will be out and working to bless others.  This week has potential to greatly impact our youth and the lives of those being ministered to.  Please pray for them.




Friday morning, we will resume our Bible study of Romans at 10:00 in the fellowship hall.



Thanks for checking in and for praying for others.

Anna Lee








This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

~1 John 3:16~



The VBS program at FBC, Kentwood was great last night.  Now, we have to wait another whole year to do another one!  It was good to see all the parents and grandparents there.



Mrs. Ruby Dillon has made good progress with her walking and is scheduled to come home Tuesday afternoon.  Thank God for her progress.



Connor Corkern is doing much better and may be able to come home on day next week.  Thank God for the progress he has made.




Steve Joseph Campo, Sr.

November 06, 1927 – June 08, 2018

Steve Joseph Campo, Sr., passed away peacefully and prayerfully after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Condition at the age of 90, on Friday, June 8, 2018. He was at home surrounded by his loving wife of 68 years, Savina Parrino Campo and his beloved children. He was born on November 6, 1927 to Joseph J. Campo, Sr. and Fannie Schittone Campo in Tickfaw, La., and lived there most of his life on Mulberry Street. Steve was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a faithful member of St. Helena Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Society and was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He graduated from Amite High School in 1945 and received military training at Camp Roberts, Ca. in radio operations. He worked for New Orleans Beverage Agency and Glazer Wholesale for 44 years and awarded Man of the Year on many occasions. Steve was an elite golfer winning the Springview Club Championship and KC Tournament several times in addition to winning numerous state and local tournaments. He was an accomplished athlete, outdoorsman, harmonica player, and loved all types of music and dance. Steve and Savina, were married October 22, 1950 and reared their nine children in Amite on Mulberry Street. They were deeply devoted to supporting their children attain their life goals and insured that each attended their college degrees and beyond. He is survived by his children: Dr. Stephanie Fay Campo, Dr. Kathryn Kirkhart, JoAnn Campo Beach and her husband, Peter Beach, Steve Joseph Campo, Jr. and his wife, Loreta Genco Campo, Anthony Campo, Dr. Joseph John Campo, Sr., and his wife, Alice Foulks Campo, Jennie Campo Littlewood and her husband, Dr. Steven Littlewood, Mark Campo and his wife, Nancy Smith Campo, Samuel Vincent Campo, Sr. and his wife, Brynn Hastings Campo, and Frank Mario Campo, Sr. and his wife, Tammy Gaeta Campo. He is the proud grandfather to 43 beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren: Callan, Kristy, Emily and Leah Beach, Laura, Jeremy and Noah Gatlin, Thomas and Layla Beach, Steve J. Campo and Aimee Campo, Mary Lauren Campo and fiancee’ Eric Vernon, Jennifer, Cara, Lathan, Ashley and Mabel Campo, Tommy Triche, Braden Chandler , Rachel, Corey, Ace and Hays Blunk, Joey, Silvia and Nicholas Campo, David, Lisa and Haylee Jane Campo, Ryan and Emily Cassidy, Dr. Alden Littlewood, Susannah Littlewood, Joshua, Fallon O’Neill, Easton, and Liam Campo, Jacob Campo, Samuel Campo Jr, Mario, Micah and Sarah Campo. Steve is survived by his brother, John Joseph Campo, Sr., sister in law, Carol Parrino Campo, sister, Catherine Campo Adomitis, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph John Campo, Sr. and Fannie Schittone Campo, and parents-in-law, Tony and Jennie Triolo Parrino, sister, Mary Campo Lavigne, and sister, Sarah Campo Guzzardo, and younger brother John Campo. Steve was a man of deep faith, hard work, integrity and devotion to his family. His strong faith in God and confidence in Gods promises were guiding forces in his life. He was an inspiration to us all, forever cherished in our memory, and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know him. Friends and family are invited to his visitation at McKneely Funeral Home of Amite on Monday June 11 from 9:30am to 1:30pm followed by Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Helena Catholic Church on 120 S. First Street in Amite, La. at 2:00pm. Interment will take place at Amite Cemetery on Hwy 16 East. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and St Helena Catholic Church building fund. A special thanks to Dr. Kreft, Dr. Pray, and all of the devoted nurses and caretakers “Well done, my good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, what God has in store for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9). Words to live by from Papa, “Always do what is right, always do the best that you can, and pretty soon you will be doing what you thought was impossible!”



Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 21-23
  • Psalm 73
  • I Corinthians 1



I’m still in need of T-shirts for project day.  I need clean shirts of any size and condition.  I especially need children’s shirts.  If you have some to share, please bring them to my Sunday School class in the morning.  Thanks!



Do at least one thing special today with someone who is special to you in some way.

Anna Lee



Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6



Bro. Darryl shared with the children in VBS this morning.  He did not quote this verse, but the illustration he presented to them made this verse clear.  He has a special way of relating to people, a God-given talent.



One of the themes this week is, “When we struggle, Jesus rescues!”  There are people all around struggling.  I’ll not name any of them today, so you can focus on that thought, not individual people.  If you or yours are struggling, Jesus will come to the rescue because He loves you!



I’ve been making purchases and plans for the Mission Projects Day on the 16th.  I’m so thankful to report that as I have asked a number of people to help in a specific way, they have all cheerfully agreed to help.  Now, I have a request to make to you.  If you have old Crayons, old t-shirts, ribbon, etc. that you have stashed away, why not share it with us so we can repurpose these items in our projects?  My second request concerning this day is that you come to the fellowship hall at 9:00 A.M. and help.  When we had out last work day, every adult told me they had fun.  You can’t beat fun and progress for missions!

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available that day.  Anyone who gets shoeboxes that day or has recently received them at church will be able to select some items from our stash to use in their boxes.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 19-20
  • Job 13
  • Romans 16



Two Reminders

  • There will be no Bible study in the morning due to VBS.
  • The VBS program for parents and grandparents is tomorrow night.



Thank-you to all the adults and youth who have worked in VBS.  Thank-you to parents and grandparents who have made sure the children have been in attendance this week.

Anna Lee











Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me.

~John 14:6~




Evelyn Irene Carter

March 03, 1950 – June 02, 2018
Evelyn Irene Carter born March 3, 1950, died June 2, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Carter and her 2 children, John Robert Carter and Sarah Marie Dolan. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, 6 sisters, and her mother, Margaret Lucy Cutrer. She is preceded in death by her father, Rev. John Cutrer. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 a.m. until Memorial Services at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 16-18
  • Psalm 72
  • Romans 15



FBC VBS Attendance Report for Tuesday

  • 99 boys and girls
  • 19 youth
  • 29 adults



No Bible study Friday morning due to VBS.




VBS program Friday night at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Come and be blessed as you see and hear the children.




Looking ahead – June 16 we will have a project work day at FBC for OCC, Friendship House, and other ministries from 9 AM. to Noon.  Adults, youth, and children are needed.  The more people, the more we can accomplish.  Everything needed that day will be provided.  Just show up to give of your time!




May your life impact another life/lives in a meaningful, positive way today!

Anna Lee