“For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

The Lord will give grace and glory;

No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”

~Psalm 84:11, NKJV~

Susan Rimes is having more health issues.  Pray she will soon be feeling much better.

Mrs. Mary Womack fell at home and cracked her femur.  She is at North Oaks and will be moved to North Oaks rehab for an extended period or time.

Buddy Morris did very well yesterday.  He will be able to have a normal day at home today unless he developed a problem during the night.

Jesse Wall is at North Oaks and expecting to have gall bladder surgery by the end of the week.  Pray for a successful surgery and a good recovery.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon called to request prayer for one of her great-granddaughters.   Anna Grace “Gracie” Dillon will have her tonsils removed today at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS.  Pray all goes well so she can soon be feeling better.

Pray for Paul Morgan, father of Zach as in ‘Zach’s Lidz for Kidz’.  Paul was in the ER last night and found to have cellulitis.  Pray medication will help him feel better quickly.

Continue to pray for Robbie Lynn.  She got to enjoy the company of her dad yesterday.  Pray for the family as they help fight her illness one day at a time.

Our little granddaughter in Prague completed fourth grade Friday and broke a big toe Monday at a birthday party.  She has a cast up to her knee and is expected to be still until Friday when she will get a walking cast.  Pray for her and her family.

Prayers of Eli – He’s having a difficult week.

Spring Creek had almost 200 in VBS last night.  Pray for another good night and a wonderful week.

Line Creek will have VBS June 23-27 from 5:30-8:30.  Their kickoff will be this Saturday from 11:00 – 1:00 at the Cutrer’s.

The youth from The Lord’s Church are having a successful week at camp, but Bro. Don has learned that pastors should leave the camp games to the youth.  He will be fine, but has some bruises on his face as a reminder.

Hillsdale Baptist Church is having a homecoming on the 5th Sunday of this month.  You are invited to attend and enjoy the activities of the day which will include “dinner on the grounds” and special music.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Play in Pain” –

God will provide for our needs on a daily basis.  That includes the ability to handle the difficult days and the difficulties of life.  We all need to realize he want us to trust Him on the good days and on the difficult days.

Encouragement – A Moment of Hope – “A Daughter’s Death, A Father’s Forgiveness “ –

May your day be one of giving love and encouragement to others.  May your voice and your actions be a witness for Jesus no matter what is on your schedule today.

Anna Lee


“But don’t just listen to God’s word.

You must do what it says.

Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” 

~James 1:22 NLT~

Pray for Katie Wieborg, daughter of Bro. Gary and Marcia Wieborg formerly of Roseland Baptist Church, as she spends the summer as a staff member of Fuge camps as Nashville.  They are beginning week two.

The Lord’s Church and First Baptist Church of Arcola both have youth at camp this week.  Pray for meaningful experiences for the youth and for the adults with them.

Greenlaw Baptist Church will have VBS next week Monday – Friday from 5:15 – 8:00.  Registration will be Saturday.

Jesse Wall is sick and facing possible surgery later this week.  Keep him in your prayers.

Pray for Buddy Morris and Jim Walley as they have procedures done today.

Mary Russell
(Died June 16, 2013)

In 1974 Mary came with great excitement and anticipation to Amite, Louisiana, by way of Las Vegas, Nevada, to marry her sweetheart, Weldon. They both openly admit that when they met, it was love at first sight for both of them. While here, Mary won hearts and friends left and right, until her untimely death on Father’s Day, June 16, 2013. Thrilled with her engagement and husband to be in the rural South (“everything is so green”), Mary, with prevailing smiles, unassumed modesty and an innocent dash of “Yankee” determination decided that she and Weldon would be married at Camp Moore, a Confederate cemetery in Tangipahoa Parish. It was done. Mary was voluntarily converted into a devout Southern Woman. Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Amite where she had delighted in teaching Sunday School for many years. Profoundly involved in their lives, Mary is survived by her husband, Robert Weldon Russell, III, her son Robert Weldon Russell, IV and her daughter, Bridget Russell Hebert and husband Eric and beloved grandchildren Conrad Blaine and Colin Bridges Hebert and Izebella Claire and Robert Weldon Russell, V (“Quintin”). Mary is also survived by her sister, Linda Joy Martinez (Midland Texas) and her brothers, Michael Blaine Furniss (Atlanta, Georgia) and David Lamar Furniss (Las Vegas, Nevada). She is pre-deceased by her son, Blaine Lamar Russell (1979-1982), father, Blaine Lamar Furniss, mother, Mary Ann Vreeland Furniss and sister, Debbie Sue Merill. Mary was a regular blood donor and supporter of the Salvation Army and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and worked there in the Student Loan Department. Widely traveled and a voracious reader of historical novels, Mary passionately enjoyed kayaking the Tangipahoa River with friends, picnicking and camping at her farm “Marywel” with her grandchildren and family. She dearly loved gardening and teaching her grandchildren and spending long summer days basking and swimming in the cool calming waters of Big Creek near Amite. Locally, Mary was a founding member of the Amite Junior Auxillary, a member of the Amite Stem and Stamen Garden Club (she loved it) and the inspiration of Town of Amite City Bi-Centennial Celebration and Amite’s First and Second Oyster Festivals. Mary’s memberships in professional organizations include the International Rights of Way Association and Louisiana Realtors Association. She was an expert witness in the field of real estate appraisal in Louisiana and Mississippi courts of law, a Louisiana Real Estate Broker and founder of Appraisal Associates of Louisiana and Atlas Appraisals. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until funeral service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite. Interment will follow at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit “What though the radiance which was once so bright, Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour, Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind. – William Wordsworth, Ode on Intimations of Immortality.

Doris Aline Crumholt Lee
(October 11, 1922 – June 16, 2013)

A resident of Amite, she died at 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her home. She was born October 11, 1922 in Central and was 90 years of age. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Pat Harvey and her husband, Van, Amite, and Dixie McDougal and her husband, Dennis, College Station, TX; 1 son, J. E. Lee, Amite; 4 grandchildren, Daniel Harvey and his wife, Mandy, Charles Harvey and his wife, Magan, Denise Legalley and her husband, Colby, and Jay McDougal. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Lee, Sr.; son, C. W. Lee, Jr.; sister, Elsie Kleinpeter; 3 brothers, L. R. Crumholt, Talmage Crumholt, Jr. and Lonnie Crumholt; mother, Willie Gurney Crumholt; father, Talmage Crumholt, Sr. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment First Baptist Church of Arcola Cemetery, Arcola. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Baptist Press –

Inspiration – Moments of Hope – “Monica Overcomes Addition” –

 There have been many deaths in our area lately.  Pray for each family.  Do something today to help one of these families.

Anna Lee




”I have made you a light for the Gentiles to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 13:34b~

Pray for Buddy Morris and his family.  He is scheduled to have a stent put in his leg tomorrow.

Pray for Jim Walley, a friend of Frances Gay, as he has problems with his lungs again.

Pray for the families of those involved in the accident in Greensburg over the weekend.

Pray for VBS this week at night at The Lord’s Church and at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  May the children who attend be greatly blessed.  May God lead some of them to turn their hearts and lives over to Him.

Pray for the youth of The Lord’s Church as they spend the week at missions camp.

Thank God and the local farmers for all the wonderful vegetables coming in.  Only God can make a seed grow into corn, tomatoes, peppers, etc.

Weldon Russell of Amite lost his wife, Mary, to cancer.  Pray for the families.

Debbie Crawford lost her Aunt Virginia.  Pray for the families.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “No Risk” –

Moment of Hope – “When God Gets Hungry: Aidan’s Place Granola –

Have a great day by being a blessing to someone and/or by sharing Christ with them.

Anna Lee


Open my eyes,

that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

~Psalm 119:18 ESV~

Thankfully, the EFBC mission team had a great week ministering in Honduras and arrived safely home last night.  I’m anxious to hear about their trip and their plans for the next trip.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Strength of a Man” –

Moment of Hope – “The Army Ranger Who Served”

Missions – “God Can Use Anyone:” –

Have a great Lord’s Day and Father’s Day!

Anna Lee


Let the message about Christ,

in all its richness,

fill your lives.”

~Colossians 3:16a NLT~


Continue to pray for John Orr who is now in rehab in Tyler, TX.  His wife, my aunt, Naomi, is exhausted.  She she gets some rest and he gets some good exercise time.

Wow!  A second explosion at a plant in two days.  The one at Donaldsonville yesterday, also killed one person and injured a number of others. Pray for those who have to go to work in a plant today and in the coming days.  From my friends, I have learned how difficult it it to send their loved ones into such a place to work on a daily basis.

Mrs. Mary Rohner of Greensburg passed away.  I taught Paige and Kip.  Please pray for this family.  The coming days will be difficult for them.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “To God be the Glory” –

Inspirational – A Moment of Hope – “Family is Forever” –

Missions – Kids on Mission Media – “Trekking Tales (Geography of South America) –

Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day.  Spend some time today preparing so tomorrow won’t be so hectic.

Anna Lee

Friday – Flag Day

“Your wonderful works and Your plans for us;

none can compare with You.

If I were to report and speak of them,

they are more than can be told.”

~Psalm 40:5, HCSB~


Larry Carruth

The surgeons were not able to complete the procedure to remove his esophagus because they found a new tumor in the stomach and it seems the cancer has spread to his lymph nodes. Daddy has made the decision to try another round of Chemo. He will begin treatment on July 10th and he will take a treatment once every three weeks. Please continue to pray for him as we travel this road ahead of us.

Larry and Oneida
Tommy, Becky, Laurie, Daniel, Scott and Karibeth
Beth, Madison and Shelbi

Larry and his family need our prayers, so don’t forget him on your prayer list.

Many of you know Mr. Earl and “Miss” Marilyn Dees of Arcola.  Their daughter, Penny, had surgery earlier, but has been hospitalized again with an infection this time.  Pray for her and for her family.  The family will be so thankful for your prayers.

Continue to pray for Robbie Lynn and her family.  She is in Jackson, MS.  Thank-you for your prayers.

Baptist Press –

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Imaginary Friend” –

Missions – Moments of Hope – “A Child’s Christmas” –

Thanks so much for praying today.  You mean so much to so many people.  Be sure to pray for the Kliesch family as they have services for Mr. Harley at Osyka Baptist Church.

Anna Lee



“And this gospel of the kingdom

will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations,

and then the end will come.”

~Matthew 24:14, NKJV~


Daddy (Larry Carruth of Greensburg) will have surgery tomorrow morning to remove his Esophagus. This is a major surgery that is necessary in the treatment of his cancer. Please keep him in your prayers.

Becky Carroth Lindsey

(He will be at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.)

Angie Nielson’s mother’s test came out fine yesterday.  Thanks for praying.

Chase Birch will have surgery today on his pitching (right) arm.  Pray for him today and as he faces the long recovery process.

Pat Hoosier (written by Melissa H. Liberto)

God is awesome!!! Your prayers are such a blessing!! Dad is going to be able to start his chemo back up today. The oncologist was concerned about his liver because it didnt show up to good 3 weeks ago in a CT and then last week his protein and magnesium levels were down. Last weeks CT showed that dad’s liver looked remarkable (that’s how they described it) and the cancer in the liver has gotten much smaller in size. Yesterday his protein levels were back up and his magnesium was still down but not as much. I believe and know God wanted us to see more of his work. If last weeks bump in the road wouldn’t have happened then we wouldn’t know how great his liver was doing. Thank you God!!

Prayers for Eli –

Baptist Press

  • Calvinism team addresses question: What’s next?
  • Luter sails to second term as SBC president

Mission Trips

  • Bro. Keith and Rachel had a fantastic opportunity and experience as they ministered in Rwanda. (The Simple Church)
  • The mission team from East Fork Baptist Church is ministering in Honduras this week.  Keep their work in your prayers.

“Where No One Else Would” –  Check this out on under moments of hope

It was our privilege to visit with the family of Mr. Roy Mitchell last night.  The American flag, special flag from his military service, and the wreaths that said “Army” and “X-POW” really touched my heart.  I thank God for the men and women of the Greatest Generation.

Anna Lee