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


Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,

Psalm 1:1



Mr. J.D. Smith was released from rehab for his right shoulder.  He did better this time than with his other shoulder replacement.



Please continue to pray for Mr. I.W. Simmons and his family.



Mr. Phillip Harrell is a little better.  He’s still at the St. Helena Hospital

David‘s self-diagnosed flu turned out to be dehydration.  At least I can stop wondering when I will catch the flu from him.
Kentwood Nursing Home – Kay Forman, Catherine Yarborough, Othell Williams, Hazel Allen, and Mrs. Redmond
Greensburg Nursing Home – Debbie Miller, Judy Purvis
Hammond Landmark Nursing Home – Tullie Dean, Frances Strickland
Read the Bible 
  • Deut. 15-16
  • Ps. 33
  • Luke 18



The Two Rivers’ Harvest Revival will be tonight at Roseland Baptist Church at 6:30.  Rev. Gibby McMillian will be speaking.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.



WMU Quarterly Meeting

  • Monday, April 16
  • Montpelier Baptist Church
  • Leadership meets at 9 A.M.
  • Meeting begins at 10 A.M.
  • Potluck meal



Happy Saturday!

Anna Lee


 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6


Josiah Huckaby

So Tuesday we got a bittersweet surprise…after 371 days in the NICU Josiah “graduated” to IMCU. There are 2 reasons why we were transferred:
1. Josiah couldn’t get all of his 1 year vaccines in the NICU because some of them are “live” vaccines.
2. IMCU is an intermediate care unit that specializes in prepping families to go home with medical equipment.
We are so sad about leaving our NICU family & we can’t thank them enough for the amazing care & love they have shown our little family. We are excited that this means we are one step closer to coming home. IMCU will help get us comfortable with all of Josiah’s daily care (bath time, medicines, trach care, etc.). Also, they have playgroup so we will get to practice getting his equipment together and “traveling” (down the hall) with him. This is definitely a big adjustment for us since we are having to get to know new doctors, nurse practioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists…and they are having to get to know Josiah (with all of his little quirks) and us. God is so good & we can’t wait to see what He has in store for us as a family.

Please pray for our missionaries and their families.

Many of you may have learned this news on Wednesday afternoon; I hope so because that means you have already begun praying.  I received an email just before 5:00 on Wednesday.  Here’s the copy as it came from IMB:

“It is with a heavy heart that I share this news. This morning (Wednesday, March 13), in the Democratic Republic of Congo, four missionaries in Africa were involved in an automobile accident: Randy and Kathy Arnett and Jeff and Barbara Singerman, along with a national driver named Jean Louis. Kathy Arnett was pronounced dead at the scene, and Randy Arnett was pronounced dead at the hospital in Kinshasa. Jeff Singerman has sustained injuries and is en route, with Barbara, to the hospital in Kinshasa from a clinic near the accident. Leadership on the field and in Richmond have been working on the situation. We wanted to let you know as soon as we could confirm that the families have been properly notified. Please continue to pray for this situation, and remember to be considerate of the family if you share this information. We want to ensure that we communicate accurate information and that we respect the families’ privacy. We will follow up with further information as we have it.”

As you pray for the family of these two couples and the driver, please pray for other team members in the DRC.  These include Kathy Shafto, whom many of us know and love dearly.   Kathy and her husband serve with this team very closely and are impacted by this tragedy.  Kathy was last with us at the WMU Mission Celebration at Airline Baptist Church in Bossier City.  She is “one of us,” growing up in Bayou Macon association, graduate of LA Tech. She served on our GA Camp staff while she was teaching before going to seminary.  Please do pray for her husband, Jay, as he manages many of the details.

Janie R. Wise

Women’s Missions & Ministry, Strategist

Louisiana Baptists


Tom Brister is home and so thankful he got to the hospital in time to prevent some major problems.  Keep the Brister family in your prayers.



Charlene Addison is a WMU friend from Montpelier.  Her husband, Gerald Addison, is in North Oaks with pneumonia.  Please be in prayer for him and those working to help him get better.


Pray for Eric Lee who is at M.D. Anderson for treatment.  Pray for family members with him and back home trying to maintain their routine activities.




Carson “Ronnie” Bridges, Jr.

September 07, 1965 – March 14, 2018

A resident of Walker, LA , passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home. He was born September 7, 1965 in Hammond, LA and was 52 years of age. He is survived by his son, William Carson Bridges, Walker, LA; mother, Delilah Bridges, Magnolia, MS; 2 sisters, Rhonda Conerly and husband, Rex, Tylertown, MS and Roslyn Bridges, Huntsville, AL. Preceded in death by father, Carson Ronnie Bridges, Sr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Dennis Cutrer

July 23, 1953 – March 14, 2018

A resident of Hammond passed from this life on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Covington. He was born July 23, 1953 in Independence and was 64 years of age. He served as an Alderman and Volunteer Fireman. He was Market Manager at various supermarkets for 30 years and spent the last few years of his life in the auction industry. He enjoyed vacationing, live gospel singing, and spending time with his family. He always had a way to make people laugh. He is survived by wife, Kathy, Hammond; 2 sons, Greg Cutrer and wife, Kristi, Zachary, Brent Cutrer and wife, Bridget, Hammond; grandchildren, Brittni, Danielle, Emili, Bailey, Breanna, and one grandchild to be, Brenleigh Jade; 2 brothers, Jesse Cutrer and wife, Eveet, Walnut, MS and Mark Cutrer and wife, Stephanie, Roseland; special adopted sister, Teresa Bamburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Eddie and Ola P. Cutrer; brother, Ralph Cutrer. Visitation at First Pentecostal Church of Roseland from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Jerry Terrell, Rev. Raymond Garcia, Rev. Randall Garcia, Rev. Jesse Cutrer and Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Deut. 13-14
  • Eccl. 1:1-11
  • Luke 17



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Romans 1
  • 10 A.M.
  • Fellowship Hall



There are many churches in our area.  Let’s pray that every one of them overflows with people in search of Jesus Sunday.

Anna Lee



“Search for peace, and work to maintain it.”

 ~ Peter 3:11 NLT~



Tony Bennett is doing very well following five by-passes yesterday.  His heart quickly began working much better than pre-surgery.  Thanking God!



Scott Womack‘s heart procedure has been delayed due to a scheduling problem.  His surgery is now scheduled for the 20th at St. Tammany.  That give us all more time to pray.



Aubrey McMillan‘s surgeon was able to do five of the ten needed by-passes yesterday.  Pray for Aubrey as he recovers.  Also, pray for Carolyn as she has been having some back problems.  She is Aubrey’s primary caregiver.



Rhonda Hendry is recovering nicely form having the remainder of her thyroid removed.  Thank God the spot was found now, not later.



Pray for Wayne Landley as he has preparatory work for treatment of his cancer.  As you pray for him, pray for Glenda, his primary caregiver.



Pray for Glen Magee as he continues to recover from surgery and makes preparations to return home at the end of the week.  Again, think of caregivers who will be helping Glen to recover and move around on the desired timeline.



Mrs. Ruby Dillon injured a shoulder a couple weeks ago.  It is better now.  She got a good report from the doctor yesterday.   Thank God for the shoulder improvement.



Iley Dillon continues to progress following knee surgery.   Thank God  for his good recovery.



Please continue to pray for Gail M. Smith who is in Tennessee and I.W. Simmons at home in Line Creek.  Pray for family members serving as caregivers too.




Operation Christmas Child 

  • A plastic bowl and spoon is always a good item for a shoe box.
  • March is the traditional month to make quality crafts, knit hats, wooden cars, pencil pouches, etc., to share in shoe boxes.  You might find some of these at craft shows this spring.



Read the Bible

  • Numbers 20-33
  • Proverbs 28
  • Luke 9



A delivery of Bibles and calendars will be made to the Bible study group at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail tomorrow.  Special thanks to those who understand the need for these items and supple them for this ministry.



The Friday morning Bible study is anticipating the study of Romans which begins this week.  Anyone with a desire to study this book of the Bible is encouraged to come.  Bring your Bible.  It will be our guide.  If you have a study Bible, bring it.  The translation of the Bible you use is a personal choice.  One more thing, bring a friend or two.  We meet in the fellowship hall of FBC, K at 10 A.M.



Important dates for your calendar:

  • Mon., April 16 – WMU Quarterly meeting at Montpelier
  • Sat., April 21 – “Hope for You” – Community Outreach
  • Sat., April 28 – Housewarming for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home to be held at Hillsdale Baptist Church and a Priscilla Shirer simulcast at Kentwood FBC. 8-3
  • Mon., April 30 – FBC, Amite WMU special meeting with Janie Wise @ 6:30
  • Mon., July 16 – Quarterly WMU meeting. at Spring Creek 
  • Mon., Oct. 15 – Quarterly WMU meeting at FBC, Kentwood .
  • Sun., Dec. 2 – Lottie Moon Tea at East Fork



God blessed me with a box of craft items Sunday night.  Yesterday, a lady called about more craft items to use for Operation Christmas Child.  Lots of boys and girls will be blessed because others are cleaning out their craft/sewing closets!

Anna Lee




If my people, who are called by my name,

will humble themselves and pray

and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then I will hear from heaven,

and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

~2 Chronicles 7:14~




Please pray for Tony Bennett as he has heart surgery today.



Also, pray for Aubrey McMillan whose 10 by-pass surgery will begin at 7 A.M. this morning.



Pray for young Koltyn Gafford of Amite.  He has the flu.  His other health problems complicate the flu problem.



Read the Bible 

  • Numbers 27-29
  • Psalm 28
  • Luke 8



Yesterday was a great day!  The associational WMU meeting at FBC, Greensburg was a time to inspire each other as we learned about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  That was followed by the Two Rivers annual meeting at Spring Creek last night.  I was blessed to have been in each meeting.



Three days and counting – The new Bible study of Romans will begin Friday morning in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  The Bible will be our textbook with no other required reading.  You do not have to belong to FBC, Kentwood to attend.  Our first meeting will be an introductory meeting to Romans, so feel free to read the introduction to Romans that can be found in most Bibles.  Work as much or as little as you feel led to do each week.  In other words, it’s easy to participate at the level of involvement you choose.  No additions books are required.  No cost involved.  Contact me if you have questions.  No questions, just show up Thursday at 10:00 A.M.




May your light shine for Jesus today!

Anna Lee





“A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”

~Proverbs 19:11 NIV~



David’s brother, Jimmy, called early yesterday morning to say the results of tests he had done Friday were in.  Jimmy’s cancer indicators have dropped from the 400″s to less than 10, a reading considered normal.  There are some people named Alford who are very thankful this morning.




A new Bible study, Romans, will begin Friday.  I saw a friend from another church yesterday who asked about attending.  Of course, that will be just fine, even great!   It’s not about your church connection!   It’s about a desire to study God’s Word!  Contact me or just show up Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  This week we will talk about who, what, when, etc.  The next week, we will begin with chapter on.  Come learn with us.  We begin at 10:00 A.M.



Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Redeemer and catch up on passages you might not have read yet.



There’s excitement stirring in some hearts at FBC, Kentwood as people are getting involved in Operation Christmas Child.  A new approach this year seems to have opened our hearts to new opportunities, theme boxes, crafts for children to make, etc.  We’ll be happy to share our enthusiasm with others.  Children, far from Kentwood, will be blessed as they receive gifts and LEARN ABOUT JESUS!  The word from Kentwood is doing things differently can be even more exciting for those of us packing the shoeboxes.



The associational WMU will meet this morning at FBC, Greensburg to learn about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  Join us at 10:00 A.M.  You’ll also get an opportunity to learn about the missionaries featured in the Week of Prayer this week.



This week has the potential for being extra special for some people.  Let’s include ourselves in that number.

Anna Lee





Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

~Philippians 2:3~



Iley Dillon’s knee surgery went well yesterday.  His doctor was pleased with his progress on the afternoon of surgery.  Iley should be able to go home in a few days.



Glen Magee’s surgery yesterday at St. Tammany involved four by-passes.  All went well.



Please continue to pray for Mr. John Alan Blackwell.

Also, please pray for Rhonda Hendry as she recovers from Thursday’s surgery at North Oaks.




Read the Bible

  • Numbers 22-23
  • Psalm 27
  • Luke 6




Friday Morning Bible Study 

  • Completed Ezekiel yesterday!
  • Will begin Romans next week – We will talk about the who, when, where, how, when of Romans next week and begin chapter one the following Friday.



Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American work begins tomorrow.



The WMU meeting Monday will be at FBC, Greensburg at 10:00 and involve a study of the Annie Armstrong Offering.



A volunteer team of men for FBC, Kentwood built a ramp for Mrs. Bessie Hayden yesterday.  Bless each one who gave of themselves yesterday!  It will be good to see her out and about again.



Enjoy this day God has sent us by doing something for others and something for yourself.

Anna Lee