“Don’t be bewildered or surprised when you go through the fiery trials ahead,

for this is no strange, unusual thing that is going to happen to you.”

~Peter 4:12 TLB~



Brenda Gayle Massa Chadwick

March 04, 1958 – May 12, 2018

Brenda Gayle Massa Chadwick, a resident of Amite, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was born March 4, 1958 and was 60 years of age. She was an US Army Veteran and served as a combat medic while serving her country. She is survived by 2 daughters, Jacy Chadwick Hayden and husband, Jimmy and Brandi Cali and Jermery Galladora, Sr.; and her grandchildren, Jermery Galladora, Jr. and Roy Hayden. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Chadwick; and her parents. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  Interment Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.


Judy Toney Foster

September 01, 1956 – May 12, 2018

Judy Toney Foster, a resident of Amite, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born September 1, 1956 in New Orleans and was 61 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Danny Foster; foster child, Christopher Sevelle; sisters, Helen Beaver and Linda Harrington; brother, Paul Perrilloux; nieces, Amanda Catalanotto (Scott) and Marsha Nunnery (Jody); nephews, David Harrington, Joey Harrington and Ricky Woodall; 4 great nieces, 2 great nephews, and a great great niece. Preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Opal Vicknair. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8 AM until religious services at 10 AM Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Josh Milliron. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 19-20
  • Psm. 62
  • Acts 23



A Legacy of Faith – The Man Pushing the Wheelchair




May we all find the side of us who sits behind a big desk and the side that pushes a wheelchair.  We are many-faceted individuals created by our great God.

Anna Lee






A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

~Proverbs 31:10~



Update on Josiah Huckaby written by his mom, KK

Update: Josiah is doing really good. They put him on the home vent Friday, and it’s the one we have been requesting. He’s doing great with it! They are going to start a very very slow wean of his steroids. The goal is to get back down to a dose that they know he has done well with. Cardiology came by while I was there Tuesday. His echo that was done last Thursday showed his pulmonary hypertension pressures were stable & pretty much the same as his April echo. So now we are looking at weaning off 1 of his pulmonary hypertension meds. Thanks for the continued prayer. God is so good!!!



Update on Joanne Seymour written by a friend, Charlotte Bryant

Hi my family and Facebook friends, a much better update on Joanne for today. She and I talked on the phone and she sounded great and said she was feeling much better. Becky (her sister) is staying with her and taking great care of her. They both seemed as if they are having fun in the big Apple. Please continue Joanne in your prayers, they are definitely being felt and we all appreciate them. Thanks



Rev. Lonnie Wascom, director of missions (DOM) for Northshore Association is retiring in a few months.  He is the only DOM they have had!  Pray for him and his wife as they peacefully move into retirement.





Read the Bible 

  • 2 Samuel 13-14
  • Job 1
  • Acts 2



Bible Study – Romans 8 this morning



Graduation season is upon us.  Please pray for all the graduates and their families.

Anna Lee




LORD, you establish peace for us;

all that we have accomplished you have done for us.

~Isaiah 26:12~



Pray for Gloria Gill.  Her doctors have decided it is time to do a second ablation.  This will be in about three weeks.  Pray for Gloria and her family as they go through this process.  Pray she is soon out of A-fib.



Mr. Red Pittman is home.  Let’s continue to keep him in our prayers.


Irene Shirley Vinet

AUGUST 29, 1940 – MAY 5, 2018
Irene L. Vinet entered into Eternity with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the age of 77. The family is so thankful for the mercy that God displayed to their mother. She was the mother of Gordon Donnalley (Judy), Mark Vinet (Sheila), Wayne Vinet (Patty), Cindy V. Camardelle (Randel), and Wendy V. LeBlanc (Kevin). Also survived by 15 loving grandchildren, 24 loving great-grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild on the way, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of her Heavenly home-going will be held in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 8:30 AM. Interment will be in Restlawn Park Cemetery. Express condolences at http://www.westsideleitzeagan.com.


(Rev. Randel Camardelle is pastor at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Two Rivers Association.)




Baptist Friendship House & Kay Bennett (New Orleans)

Hey Friends: just wanted to let everyone know that things are going well at BFH. We ran into a few complications with our gym floor, but we are well on our way to getting things back going soon. A few prayer requests:
1. Our summer missionaries arrive towards the end of this month. We are so excited for them to get here to serve. Pray for safe travels for each and for a summer filled with growth and service.
2. Pray for our ladies attending Bible Study each week and our leader. Our ladies have stayed committed to attending even though our time has been outside each week.
3. Pray for the final aspects of the renovation to go smoothly so we can get back to full operations. It has been a pretty hectic time but we are so excited about the face-lift the building is getting. We can’t wait to share pictures with you all soon.


Heart of the City

April 2018
Volume 15 Number 4

The Calls Keep Coming
In April, we worked with 6 individuals who were either confirmed victims of sex trafficking or potential victims. All 6 of these women are survivors. 3 of the young women are still teenagers and they all had similar stories- grew up in foster care or in an abusive home, never felt wanted or loved, no one advocating for her, and then came “prince charming” to give her everything she ever desired- a stable home, love, and attention. None of the girls we worked with this month woke up and decided “I want to be a prostitute.” Each was lured by a predator away from her home and comfort zone only to be tricked into a life of greater pain and suffering. We are thankful each of these girls now has a second chance. Through your prayers, donations of backpacks and supplies, and financial contributions, we were able to provide transportation and support to 4 of the young women we encountered this past month. Continue to pray for the other two women who chose not to receive services at this time. Our hope is that one day soon we will receive a call from them.
Prayer Requests
  • Pray for the completion of the renovations on our building so that we can resume full time ministry to those in our community.
  • Pray for the two women who opted not to receive services from BFH as they are potential victims of human trafficking.
  • Pray for our summer missionaries who will arrive in May to serve.
Each April we host a Health Fair for our community. We provide an array of services from basic health screenings to foot care and hair care. We also have various give-aways and serve a meal. We would like to extend a sincere thanks to the 59 volunteers from multiple states who made this event possible.
Current Needs
  • Snack Pack Items (vienna sausage, protein bars, crackers, pudding, fruit cups, etc)
  • Bug Spray and Sunscreen
  • Women’s medium athletic pants/sweat pants
  • Gift Cards (Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc.)
  • Kay’s mom has been released from the doctor to resume all her normal activities. Her swift healing is nothing short of a miracle.
  • E and her family welcomed a healthy, baby boy into their family this month and everyone is adjusting well
  • We have had a steady number of ladies coming for Bible Study this month even though we had to move it outside until renovations are completed

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Kay is speaking at an associational WMU meeting soon.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 9-10
  • Eccl. 12: 9-13
  • Acts 18



Make your plans now to attend prayer meeting at your local church.

Anna Lee



Monday at Noon

I received a call that Mansell Stinson has been hospitalized at North Oaks since Friday and passed away a little while ago.  I’ll post more as information becomes available. Please pray for Jackie, Chris, and other family members.


“God . . . invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord.”

~1 Corinthians 1:9 TLB~




Josiah Huckaby

For some reason a lot of people couldn’t see the updates yesterday. Sorry about that. Josiah did great with the surgery & has been doing really well today. They took the catheter out late this morning and urology has stopped by several times today. They are very pleased with his post-op status and with how his incision looks. They will continue to monitor him over the next several days just to make sure everything is still looking good. He has been awake more this afternoon & has given me a several little smiles. And everyone is missing those…everytime someone comes in his room the first thing they say is how much they are missing his smiles and laughter today. Also, we want to thank everyone for their prayers. We definitely felt them yesterday. To God be the glory!!!




Joanne Seymour has been released from the hospital in New York where she had cancer surgery.  She is not sure when her next treatment will begin.




Mrs. Ruby LeTard has been transferred from North Oaks to Ochsner, New Orleans, for a surgery that cannot be done in Hammond.  Please pray for her.




Read the Bible

  • I Samuel 25-27
  • Eccl. 11:1-5
  • Acts 12



Children in Action will meet tonight at 6 P.M. in their classroom at FBC, Kentwood.



Friday Morning Bible Study – Romans 7



Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes  and instructions will be available Sunday at FBC, Kentwood.  It’s not too early to begin doing projects, making purchases, and buying items to share with a child that might not otherwise have a gift at Christmas.  Mainly, it is an opportunity for a family to learn about Jesus.  Each box usually impacts seven lives!  See me if you have any questions.

Anna Lee





The LORD is my strength and my defense;

he has become my salvation.

~Psalm 118:14~



Read the Bible

  • Joshua 11-12
  • Eccl. 5:1-9
  • John 9  (As you are reading these passages from John, it might be a good time to join our Friday Morning Bible Study as we work our way through John in great detail.  I think you will surely learn something new about each chapter, even if you have just read the chapters.)



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Baptist Message http://baptistmessage.com/




Bobby Simpson was released from rehab and is now home.  Pray for him as he continues physical therapy.  Thank God for the improvement Bobby has already made.



David is a little stronger and has gained some of his weight back.  Thank you for the many prayers for David.



Friday Morning Bible Study will meet at 10 A.M. to continue the study of John.


Children in Action (missions class) will meet this evening at 6 P.M.
The Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be April 16th at Montpelier Baptist Church.  We will hear a report from two ladies from New Zion who recently went on a recent mission trip.  Leadership will meet at 9:00.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 and will conclude with a pot luck lunch.  Everyone is invited to come see and hear about their trip.
Please being in your items for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  A list of needs is on the bulletin board on the left as you enter the fellowship hall.  Items can be dropped off at the church in the stairwell at the office entrance.  You are invited to join the  party at Hillsdale as items from various churches are brought together.  Also, remember an employee from the LBCH will be there to receive out items.  That date is April 28th, so hurry and bring your items.  Here is a copy of the list


Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Needs

Bed Lines (full and queen-size with deep pockets

Paper Napkins

Bed Pillows and Pillow Cases (standard size)


Can Openers (electric)

Hair Dryers

Dish Towels, Dish Cloths, Pot Holders

Hair Spray

Dishwasher Detergent

Irons (electric)

Shower Curtains and Hooks

Mattress Pads

Toilet Bowl Brush Sets


Items can be placed in the stairwell at the office entrance by mid-April.



Thank-you for putting up with my skimpy posts while we visited our daughter and granddaughter.

Anna Lee