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

Tuesday

“I’m a mess.

I’m nothing and have nothing;

make something of me.

You [God] can do it;

you’ve got what it takes.”

 ~Psalm 40:17 The Message~

 

 

Connor Corkern (Written last night)

What a blessing it is to be loved by so many wonderful people!

I had a great day today! I’m holding my own with minimal oxygen support, however your prayers for my pneumonia to clear up in my left lung are still very appreciated!

God is so good! 🙌
Love love love you all!

 

 
Rev. Bobby Spinks was having medical tests as part of the process of qualifying to serve as a missionary with the IMB when the doctor detected one or more cancerous nodules in Bobby’s throat.  Surgery will be very soon.  Please pray for Bobby and his family.

 

 

Mrs. Cindi Richards had knee-replacement surgery and was up walking the hallway within a few hours.  Keep her and Bro. Gene in your prayers.

 

 

Jon-Michael Williams passed away at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond, Louisiana on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 25. He was born on Friday, November 6, 1992. Jon-Michael was a native of Roseland, Louisiana and a resident of Tickfaw, Louisiana. He graduated from Hammond High School in 2011, and was a member of both the football and baseball teams. He also played travel ball for Robbie Roubique. He was loved by so many friends and will be greatly missed by all. Jon-Michael is survived by his mother, Brenda Gill Williams; God-sister, Crystal Gonzalez Poche’; aunt, Charlotte Gill; nanny, Francis Stewart; God-mother, Theresa McElroy Murphy; God-father, Joe Premo Sr.; uncle, Jimmy R. Williams and his wife Judy; and nephew, Michael Dean and his wife Celeste. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Mann Williams Jr.; paternal grandparents, Gordon Williams Sr. and Lenora Premo Williams; maternal grandparents, John Major Gill and Lula Arelia Gill; and uncle, John Edward Gill. A visitation for Jon-Michael will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at St Helena Catholic Church in Amite, LA, from 9:00am until 11:30am with a funeral mass celebrating his life beginning at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery. To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.

 

 

VBS “Shipwrecked” yesterday at FBC,Kentwood

I didn’t hear a total count, but I did hear that there were 97 boys and girls at VBS yesterday.  There were probably almost that number of adults and youth workers.  From my viewpoint, the boys and girls had a great time learning about Jesus coming to the rescue when they (we) are lonely.  Day two, coming up!  Thank you to all the parents who entrusted us with your children yesterday.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 11-13
  • Ps. 71
  • Rom. 13

 

 

Pray for all the boys and girls who are attending VBS this week and throughout the summer.  May Jesus move in many hearts!

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

 Study to shew thyself approved unto God,

a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,

rightly dividing the word of truth. 

~2 Timothy 2:15~

This verse seems to be appropriate for the first day of VBS.

 

 

“Shipwrecked/Rescued by Jesus” – Our 2018 theme!

VBS at FBC, Kentwood

June 4-8; 8:30-11:30 A.M.

Pre-K 4 through 5th Grade (Grade just completed)

Meets and ends in sanctuary each day.

 

 

Mission Projects Day

FBC, Kentwood

June 16; 9 A.M. – Noon

School age children, Youth, and Adults

Help complete projects to “Shoeboxes” and other needs

Please bring me clean used T-shirts to be used to complete several projects.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Items you can purchase this week: hair brushes, sewing kits/items, $1.00 calculators

Bring your items to my Sunday School classroom or leave them with the secretary in the church office.

 

 

Read the Bible 

Reflect on God as Restorer.

Complete any passages you missed this week.

 

 

Thank-you for checking in today.  Please pray for these two activities.  Attend and help if you can.

Anna Lee

Sunday

A gentle answer turns away wrath,

but a harsh word stirs up anger.

~Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 9-10
  • Job 11
  • Rom. 12

 

 

No Bible study Friday due to VBS!  We’ll meet again the following Friday.

 

 

Some exciting news for Job and KK!

Some exciting news for the Huckaby house…we found out yesterday that Josiah’s tentative discharge date is June 18th!!! A home nursing company has accepted us and has nurses ready to cover the 24 hr nursing orders. The next 2 weeks will be busy with making sure the house is all in order & with our final training. We will also have a 72 hr hospital stay where they will have to observe us doing everything ourselves. To God be the glory!!! We couldn’t be more excited!!!

 

 

VBS Kick-off Party

  • This afternoon at 5 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood
  • Lots of fun!
  • Register for VBS
  • Get your VBS t-shirts
  • Food

 

 

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Saturday

“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 NIV~

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • 2 Kings 6-8
  • Ps. 70
  • Rom. 11

 

 

Jimmy McGraw of Amite has been battling cancer for a while.  Today is a good day to pray for him and his family.  He’ll be returning to M.D. Anderson as soon as possible to see his doctor there.

 

 

Steve Sanders‘ surgery went very well.  Now, pray for him to remember not to use that arm until the hand can heal properly.

 

 

VBS is next week at FBC, Kentwood.  There will be a big kick-off event tomorrow night at 5 P.M.  Bring your children all week to learn about God and to have fun at the same time.

 

 

Camp Living Waters is again in need of nurses to volunteer to work as a team to be there for boys and girls this summer.  If you are a nurse, please contact them and see how you can help with their summer program.  Thanks!

 

 

When the weather gets hot like it is now, I stay in my house, my air-conditioned vehicle, and go to church and businesses there there is air conditioning.  Please pray for those who do not have working AC systems during this hot weather.  Help those who do not have AC or AC that is not working at this time.

Anna Lee