Tuesday

”Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” 

~Ephesians 4:32 NIV~

This is one of the first verses I ever learned.  Thank-you to those who worked in VBS back in the 50’s in Roseland.

 

 

Pray for Shaun Alford as he has back surgery in Baton Rouge today.

 

 

Pray for Mrs. Mimi Sneed as she has out-patient surgery tomorrow at North Oaks.

 

 

Pray for Bryan Tate as he receives blood at St, Tammany hospital.

 

 

Sunday, I announced I would appreciate help to pack 42 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Yesterday, with lots of good help, we packed 79 shoeboxes.  You have all of this month, October, to pay postage of $9.00 per box and for the packing and expense to be taken care of for you.  That gives you 21 more days to allow us to help you pack shoeboxes.  Hand me your cash or check made out to Samaritan’s Purse.  I’ll try to get a good count of completed boxes by Sunday.

 

 

 

Read the Bible 

  1. Jeremiah 7-8
  2. Psalm 119: 57-64
  3. Jude

 

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

“It is Well with My Soul”

You are not likely to forget the story behind this song!

 

 

 

Don’t wait for someone to bless your life today.  God out with the purpose to bless someone else today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

~James 1:12~

 

 

Pray for Howard Willians and his family.  Shortly after turning 90, he became very will.  His brothers and their wives are at his bedside.  Pray for peace and comfort.

 

 

Lewiston and Hillsdale have VBS this week.  Pray all goes smoothly and that many boys and girls will have the opportunity to attend this week.  Roseland’s VBS will be the last week of the month.

 

 

 

The WMU “Show and Tell” about mission crafts will be this morning at SCBC.  The meeting begins at 10 and ends with a covered dish meal.

 

 

Read the Bible – Today, reflect on God as “Victor” and catch-up on any readings you missed this week.

 

 

I hope to see many of you this morning.  You will be encouraged to do missions.  That’s a good thing!  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” 

~Matthew 5:43-44 NIV~

 

 

Our mission team of 35 who were in Haiti made it to New Orleans about 1:30 this morning.  Thank God for watching over them.  The five Hammond people from The Mission Church hope to leave Haiti today.  Pray for them to be able to travel safely too.

 

 

Debbie Bales had a heart test that showed good results.  Not only was she at peace during the testing, but she was able to help calm another lady who was stressed out about having a nuclear stress test.  Debbie says thanks to all who prayed for her.

 

 

Please continue to pray for Bro. Darryl and his family as they deal with sick and aging parents.   I miss seeing his parents at church.

 

 

Yvonne Birch called yesterday to ask me to add her name to the prayer list.  She learned she will have five by-passes next Wednesday, the 18th.  She asks for your prayers.  As you pray for her peace during this time, please also pray for Dr. Breaux and other medical staff who will be working with her at Lakeview Hospital in Covington.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Neh.6-7
  • Job 27
  • 2 Cor. 12

 

 

Pray for the children from FBC, K as they complete camp and return home.  I think they will get back about 2 P.M.  Pray that lives were changed during this time.

 

 

Despite our VBS always being the first week of June, many other churches are having their VBS now.  Pray young lives are touched by the various VBS opportunities.

 

 

Dates to remember

  • July 16 – WMU at SCBC (Show and tell for crafting for missions)
  • July 21 – Mission Project Day at FBC from 9:00 to noon
  • July 24 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

 

 

The new college & career age Sunday School class is meeting in the house across the street from the FBC fellowship hall at 9:15 each Sunday.

 

 

Today, I will be at the church working on mission projects.  If you wish to join me call me early this morning or come to the church when you can.

 

 

The Children in Action class will meet at 6 P.M. tonight and will work on some fun mission projects to share with others.  Come join the fun as we learn by doing.

 

 

Pray for missionaries around the world as they serve to tell others about Jesus.

 

 

Pray for out Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Once again, yesterday, I had the opportunity to tell a store clerk about OCC.  They just have to ask how I am using all the things I get to purchase.  I, like some of you, cannot let the opportunity pass without sharing about this wonderful ministry.  I get to inform children about Jesus and inform clerks about the OCC ministry at the same time.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

~Ephesians 3:12~

 

 

Kevin Ryan Keyser

Died: June 30, 2018

“Do not be afraid, I am with you

I have called you each by name

Come and follow Me,

I will bring you home

I love you and you are mine.”

Kevin Ryan Keyser, 40, passed quietly from this world, surrounded by family on June 30, 2018. Kevin was born October 13, 1977, in Baton Rouge, LA. He attended Our Lady of Mercy Parochial School from kindergarten through grade eight and was a 1995 graduate of Bishop Sullivan Regional Catholic High School. He joined the Louisiana Air National Guard and entered Southeastern Louisiana University in 1995. He graduated with a degree in Business Management from SLU in 2002. While there, he was a member and officer of Kappa Alpha Order. While with the LA Air National Guard, Kevin was assigned as a member of the 159th Fighter Wing as a Fuels and Oxygen Specialist. His military awards and decorations include the Basic Training Graduate Ribbon, Firearms Expert Ribbon, Air Force Achievement Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Armed Forces Service Medal with “M” device, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, Louisiana Emergency Service Ribbon, Louisiana Achievement Medal, Louisiana War Cross, and Louisiana Longevity Ribbon. Following his service with the USAF, Kevin entered the Louisiana Army National Guard and served as a Fuels Specialist in both the Air Guard and Army Guard, supporting a multitude of State and Federal emergencies, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He gained the respect of both his superiors and his subordinates. Kevin attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, graduating in 2007, as a member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the U.S. Homeland Security Agency. He was assigned in 2008 to the Port of Houston, then to the Port of Baton Rouge. He was selected to attend the prestigious Firearms Instructor School in West Virginia, and returned to serve as the Firearms Instructor for the Houston Regional Area. While assigned to Houston, he was Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, Director of Field Operations, and received the Award for Professionalism, and the Award for Firearms Excellence. Kevin so enjoyed motorcycles, boating, hunting, and all things outdoors. His most treasured times were those spent with his children. Kevin is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sybil and David Keyser, and his maternal grandparents, Margie and Wally Wells. He is survived by his beloved children Karson Gaines Keyser and Kelsey Anne Keyser of Roseland; parents Colonel (Ret) and Mrs. Gary L. Keyser; and brothers Major (Ret) Gary W. Keyser, Michael Keyser, Chris and wife Lauren Keyser; nieces Kate, Abby, and Emma Keyser of Mandeville, and Caroline and Lillian Keyser of Baton Rouge; and former wife Bridget Gaines Keyser of Roseland, LA. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home (825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) from 10:00 am until the Funeral Service at 11:00 am officiated by Father Miles Walsh.  Burial will be private. Pallbearers are his three brothers, Gary, Chris, and Michael; his former father-in-law Carl Gaines; Kyle Mandelbaum of Houston, and Reginald Porter of Amite, and his son, Karson. Honorary pallbearers are Shane Ward and Ken Oertling.

Read the Bible

  • Ezra 1-2
  • Ps. 81
  • 2 Cor. 5

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

Dulcimers become widow’s instrument for ministry – http://www.bpnews.net/51197/dulcimers-become-widows-instrument-for-ministry

What’s your ministry?

 

 

Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Youth from many of our local churches are at camp this week.  Pray for safety, a good time, and stronger friendships, but mostly for God’s love to reach hearts.

 

 

Some churches are having VBS this week.  Pray for all involved in each one.

 

 

We all have family and/or friends who are not in the best of health.  Pray for each one by name.

 

 

We all have family and/or friends in nursing homes/extended living centers.  Pray for each one by name.

 

 

We all have family and/or friends who do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior.  Pray for each one by name.

 

 

Many people will be traveling, spending time outdoors, cooking outdoors, and/or doing activities in the heat.  Pray for each person to be well hydrated and safe.

 

 

Your prayers make a difference to you when you pray for others by name.  Your prayers for others always make a difference to them.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Wednesday

I know many of you have missed me.  I missed you and my computer service more.  It’s a long story, but I just got back on, the first time since Sunday morning.

 

“If God gives us wealth and property and lets us enjoy them, we should be grateful and enjoy what we have worked for.

It is a gift from God.” 

~Ecclesiastes 5:19 GNT~

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby is at home!!!!!

So I’m a little slow getting this update posted…but Josiah got to come home Monday evening!!! He’s doing great & loving being at home! We have been very busy trying to get things unloaded & organized, as well as trying to keep up with his crazy med list & schedule but I feel like we are starting to work out some kinks in our routine. It hasn’t been easy and frankly I’m exhausted but it is completely worth it…and I was able to get some much needed sleep last night! To God be the glory!!! 😁       KK

 

 

I talked with Eleanor last night.  She and Buddy Morris were still home waiting.  I’ll post an update when I know they are back at the hospital.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Monday
    • Reflect on God as Living Waters
  • Tuesday
    • I Chron. 19-21
    • Ps. 77
    • I Cor. 9
  • Wednesday
    • I Chron. 22-24
    • Job 18
    • I Cor. 10

 

James E. Cormier

January 02, 1951 – June 16, 2018

James E. Cormier, a resident of Holden passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home. He was born January 2, 1951 in Lafayette and was 67 years of age. He was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jane Mitchell, Holden; son, Anthony Cormier, Jackson, LA as well as many other sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Cathy Macaluso, Ponchatoula, and Sister Seals, Tylertown, MS; 4 brothers, Mike Cormier, Denham Springs, Terry Tullos, Amite, Jr. Tullos, Albany, and Dicky Tullos, Walker. Preceded in death by his son, Joseph Cormier; parents, Burleigh Cormier and Edolia Smith. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m on Monday, June 18, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Bruce McKenzie and Rev. Don Bassett. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Barbara Jean Whitlock Belser

January 22, 1933 – June 16, 2018

Barbara Jean Whitlock Belser passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Georgetown, Texas. She was born on January 22, 1933 in Bronson, Texas to Carl Fisher Whitlock and Mabel Royer Whitlock. She was a graduate of St. Mary Nursing School in Galveston, Texas, during which time she met on a blind date Robert Dewey “Bob” Belser, who was attending the University of Texas Medical School, also in Galveston. The two married on June 26, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas. Following his graduation from medical school, Bob joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corp. During the course of his navy career, Bob and Barbara would be stationed at various naval bases in the continental United States and eventually in Sasebo, Japan. While Bob continued his medical service, Barbara served as a navy wife and mother. Following his naval career, Bob and Barbara moved to Greensburg, Louisiana, where Bob continued in private medical practice and Barbara would later work at the St. Helena Parish Nursing Home. Their children attended Greensburg High School and Oak Forest Academy. Bob and Barbara later lived in Round Rock, Texas briefly, before returning to Greensburg. Following Bob’s death, Barbara would move to Georgetown, Texas, where she died.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years; and her only brother, Paul Clinton Whitlock.

She is survived by her children: Robert Dewey “Bobby” Belser, Jr. and wife Mary Jo of Greensburg, Louisiana; Viki Belser Johnson and husband Johnny of Georgetown, Texas; Pamela Gaye Belser of Georgetown, Texas; Carla Belser Weathersbee and husband Byron of Salado, Texas; and David Bryan Belser and wife Shelli of Round Rock, Texas. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Christen Johnson Bedair and husband Casey Bedair and their daughter, Luka; Allison Johnson Holt and husband Heath Holt and their children, Rosie and Hudson; Matthew Belser; Christopher Belser and fiancée Emily ; Robert “Bo” Weathersbee and wife Julie; Brittney Weathersbee; Casey Weathersbee Spears and husband Koby; Colton Belser; and Braden Belser.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Greensburg, LA on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by services to be conducted by Barbara’s son-in-law Byron Weathersbee and grandson Matthew Belser. Internment will be at the Greensburg Cemetery, where Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Greensburg, PO Box 37, Greensburg, LA 70441 (www.fbcgreensburg.webs.com) and Legacy Family Ministries, 7574 FM 1123, Belton, TX 76513 (www.legacyfamily.org). McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Charles W. “Charlie” Hanks

July 16, 1932 – June 19, 2018

Charles W. “Charlie” Hanks, a resident of Greensburg, LA passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home. He was born July 16, 1932 in Clinton, LA and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a pipeline mechanic and a great tinkerer. He loved country music and a stiff drink from time-to-time. He is survived by his son, Charles Kevin Hanks, New York, NY; 2 sisters, Ruth Chiasson, Thibodaux, LA; Kathy Labat, Raceland, LA; and three nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Bond Hanks; father, Toler Hanks; mother, Elizabeth Hanks. The family would like to extend a special thanks and gratitude to Oscar and Dawn Bridges for their devoted love and friendship for Mr. Charlie as well as a thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Lisa King, and Jackie Smith. In addition, a special thank you to Ramona Powers for the brightness she brought to Charles’ life in his twilight years. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. Services conducted by Joshua Conleay. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood

 

 

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

 

 

I will be working on OCC materials tomorrow.  If you would like to help me, please call me this afternoon or evening.

 

 

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VBS continues in some of our local churches.

 

 

It’s good to be back!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

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

 

Thursday

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 http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

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