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



24 “ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; 


25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 

26the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’

~Numbers 6:24-26~


Mr. John Alan Blackwell was moved to Amite’s Tangi Pines yesterday.  I feel like he will appreciate some visits from his friends.



Ken Roberts, and his new heart, will be going home today!  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.



Read the Bible

  • Deud. 11-12
  • Psa;m 32
  • Loke 16



Remember, No Gathering at the Cabin Tonight!  David has the flu.



Friday’s Bible Study

  • Romans 1
  • 10 A.M.
  • FBC Fellowship Hall
  • Everyone is invited to join us.



One of the things the Children in Action did last night was to make banks for their mission money.  Do you need a bank?  Don’t forget the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions.



Don’t forget to looks on your Sunday bulletin for a list of items needed for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.


Thanks for checking in and praying today.

Anna Lee





          “I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,           and have been saved from my enemies.

~2 Samuel 22:4~




Services for Gail M. Smith – March 24 at Line Creek Baptist Church



We will NOT have the Third Thursday Gathering tomorrow night.  David has been sick all week.  We don’t want to share his problem with anyone else.  See you next month!



Read the Bible 

  • Deud. 9-10
  • Prov. 31
  • Luke 15



Friday Morning Bible Study

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



Baptist Press –



Waylon Bailey



Thomas Rainer –



Baptist Message –



Children in Action

  • FBC
  • Tonight at 6 P,M.
  • Children – K-5



Don’t leave God out of this day!  He created this day for us!

Anna Lee





“God has done it all!

He sent Christ to make peace between himself and us, and he has given us the work of making peace between himself and others.

What we mean is that God was in Christ, offering peace and forgiveness to the people of this world.

And he has given us the work of sharing his message about peace.

We were sent to speak for Christ, and God is begging you to listen to our message.

We speak for Christ and sincerely ask you to make peace with God.” 

~2 Corinthians 5:18-20 CEV~



Linda Williams was allowed to bring Jimmy home yesterday.  Pray he does well at home.



Tom Brister has been moved to a regular room.  Keep praying for him.



Bobby Simpson is improving.  Thank God for his progress.



Josiah Huckaby had his first birthday party at the hospital.  Hopefully, he will be home soon.




Read the Bible

  • Deut. 5-7
  • Psalm 31
  • Luke 14



Meg Stephens asked me to share some information.  On Saturday, March 24, beginning at 8:30 A.M., the women’s ministry of Spring Creek Baptist Church will have a library/missions day.  Their librarian, Janet Pike, will share the book “Who is My Neighbor”. Then, the ladies will work on several mission projects.  There will be a light lunch and refreshments.  They plan to end at 11:30, but go when you can and stay as long as you want to stay.



Have a wonderful day.  Be “on mission” where you are today!

Anna Lee











16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 

17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 

18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 

19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 

21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

~Ephesians 3:16-21~


Please continue to pray for Gail M. Smith and her family.

Birdie Mae Little Spitale

March 05, 1931 – March 08, 2018

On March 8th 2018 Birdie Mae Little Spitale said her final goodbye to her daughters to join her Lord and mother in heaven. On this day, March 8th, she also joined her husband on his birthday. She passed away after a long struggle with dementia at Tangi Pines Nursing Center. She was a native of Arcola and a resident of Amite. She was born to Hulon and Irma Smith Little on March 5, 1931 as Birdie Mae Little. Over the years, she worked very hard on the family farm. Also, she worked at Currier’s Cleaners, B. Stern’s, Tangi Pines Nursing Center, Amite Elementary, and Amite High School. Upon retiring, she enjoyed reading, LSU Football (especially Mike the Tiger), and going out to eat. In the last few months of her life, she enjoyed dining at Murphy’s in Amite where everyone treated her with much kindness. She leaves behind her 2 daughters, Debra and Kathy Spitale who will miss her dearly. She raised them to be strong independent women with strength to endure life without her but she will always and forever be with them. She is also survived by her brother, Ray Little, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Spitale; sisters, Muriel Heth, Daphne “Pat” Hayden, and Wilma Lois Brown; brothers, Cecil Little, Robert Little, and Louis J. Little; parents, Hulon and Irma Smith Little. Kathy and Debra would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Tangi Pines Nursing Center for the care and respect given to their mother. Also, a special thank you to Debra’s family at Thrift Town Pharmacy.  A thank you also to Peggy Wall who also sent special cards that our mom loved to read. The family requests donations to be made to McKneely Funeral Home in Amite. Visitation at Big Creek Church of Christ from 11 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Don McGee. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Read the Bible

  • Deud. 3-4
  • Psm. 30
  • Luke 12


Baptist Press



Operation Christmas Child Needs

  • Small, $1.00 flashlights from Walmart  (Extra batteries not needed)
  • Items can be left in the red basket at the main entrance.


Items needed for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

  • Umbrellas
  • Hair spray
  • Items can be left in blue baskets at office entrance (under stairwell)



Today is the day to move you clock forward/ahead before you go to bed tonight.  That means you lose an hour of sleep, but will have more light each morning.


Pray for outreach efforts from area churches.

Thanks for praying today!

Anna Lee