“That they may all be one;

even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You,

that they also may be in Us,

so that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

~John 17:21, NASB~

Pray for Robbie Lynn and her family as she is receiving treatment at the hospital in Jackson.

Pray for Dan Turner as he continues to work to regain his strength and control.  Pray for his family and friends as they continue to encourage and aid him in many ways.

Pray for Mr. Bobby Lawson as he has work done by the dermatologist.

Pray for Mr. John Alan Blackwell, Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher, and others as they continue to make great effort to be in Sunday School each week.

Missions in Tangipahoa Parish – World Changers

SBC 2013 -SBC 2013: Why bother with the SBC? –  Working together is the best approach.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Rock of Ages”

I think this a a good devotional to save so it can be shared.

Encouragement – Moments of Hope – “A Single Mother’s New Beginning”

I heard another report of VBS this week.  This one was at Kedron.  What a blessing VBS is to our children and grandchildren!  I’m so thankful for the efforts of people in all our area churches to give their all to VBS each summer.

Upcoming Camps – FBC, Kentwood

Centri- Kid at Milsaps – July 8-12

XFUGE at Houston – July 22-26

Now is a good time to pray for the youth and adults attending camps.  Pray for those participating in camp leadership who will guide our young people.  What an awesome experience for all!

Third Thursday Meeting – Tonight at our cabin at 6:30.  Everyone is invited.

Prayer Meeting (last night) – Thanks to James Rimes for leading.  The lesson on obedience was presented well, even if all the notes were in the other maroon Bible.  We are blessed with Godly men who are willing to share at any given opportunity.

Continue to be obedient to God and make a difference in lives “wherever you are planted”.

Anna Lee


“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


“God, hear my prayer;

listen to the words of my mouth.”

~Psalm 54:2~


Mrs. Susie Wales is enjoying her new home and continuing to make progress in her recovery from hip surgery.  She enjoys some company.

Mr. Randy Taylor is continuing his chemo.  Keep him in your prayers.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Stay Connected” –

Missions –“Powerverse – Patience” 

Moments – Dan Goddard – The Enforcer (A Moment of Hope) –

Baptist Press –

Continue to pray for Mr. Larry Carruth and for Chase Birch following surgeries yesterday.

This day has exactly 24 hours for each one of us.  How will you spend that time?

Anna Lee


“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you;

and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem,

in all Judea and Samaria,

and to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 1:8~


John Orr, in Tyler, Texas, came through his surgery well.  Pray for him as he goes through rehab in the coming days.

Robbie Lynn update –

Missions – Pray for the workers in many churches who prepare to teach in VBS in their area churches.  What a blessing to be able to share Jesus with boys and girls!

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Savor Every Bite” –

Baptist Press –

Inspiration – What is Moments?

No Ordinary Storm: The Joplin Tornado (A Moment of Hope)  –

I saw this over the weekend on the Insp channel.  I hope it inspires you too.  I think we are capable of so much more than we do.  I also believe most of us do not live up to the potential God sees in us.  This is one example of those who stepped out to live out the Scripture at the top of this post.

Anna Lee