Volume LXIV No. 1 www.frenchcamp.org SPRING 2019 In this Issue: Student Work Program
Alumni Day 2019
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W-O-R-K-I-N-G it out at French Camp Academy For many “W-O-R-K” is not a word to be embraced. Some do anything they can to avoid it. Others go to other extremes and exhaust themselves to enjoy the better things in life. Others, out of necessity and circumstances, work several jobs just to put food on the table. It can produce life-altering stress and physical issues. Work wasn’t meant to be a chore in the beginning. You know the story. God gave Adam and Eve some land. The soil was perfect! The fruit from their labor was satisfying. Work was good, and life had meaning! And then it happened! Sin entered the workplace. Weeds shot up. Life got complicated quickly. Genesis 3:17-18…after the First Couple took a bite from the forbidden fruit, God told them some really bad news. In short, He said the ground is cursed because of you. And all your life you will struggle to make a living from it. It will grow thorns and thistles for you. Ouch! Work today isn’t what God planned for us, is it? But God gives LOTS of grace and wants us to have a proper perspective of work. Most young people living at FCA come out of a culture demanding us to make bucket piles of money fast. And the message is clear: YOU come first. Look out for number ONE. French Camp strives to teach a different model of viewing work, because we believe a perspective shaped by God’s Word can transform a life and generations to follow. • Every afternoon after school Monday–Friday and Saturday mornings young people 7th –12th grades are assigned to work coordinators. If you visit our campus during those hours throughout the week, you will notice young people accomplishing and learning different tasks. Photography, weed eating, retail, writing thank you notes to FCA supporters, cleaning offices, answering telephones, operating a back-hoe, and a host of other activities provide opportunities for adults to teach young people life skills and develop habits of working every day. • As FCA students enter their Junior year of their academic program, French Camp’s Life Coaching program kicks into high gear. Students learn about their unique God-given strengths, their passions in life, natural abilities, personality characteristics, and life experiences. Monthly mentoring meetings and classroom instructions help students shape a life purpose catapulting them into the future by laying out a track they can run on for life after high school. Sound biblical teaching supports all of our work we do with young people ensuring that a Christ-focused world view shapes their lives. The work program at FCA is designed to point our students into career paths, teach them a Christian work ethic, develop skills and enhance talents, and ultimately serve others as they follow their God-given calling in life. v
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The President’s Perspective: Be Careful What You Ask For! Each school year at French Camp, we choose a theme. I think it is appropriate for where the Lord has led This year’s theme is “To God Alone Be the Glory.” us today—“God will not During the course of this year we have experienced call you to something you some of the deepest losses and heartaches in my twenty can do. If you are overyears serving French Camp Academy. The most notable whelmed by the ministry being the tragic deaths of Sharron, Aaron, and Joy Naik, He is calling you to, you three students from India, who lost their life during a should be. God will only house fire over the Christmas break. Along with these call you to that which relosses, we have struggled with relational troubles, sin, ill- quires Him. He will not share His glory with another. ness, and very taxing schedules. August 4, 2003 With all of these and the ordinary pressures of life, it is This quote brings me to the point of this article. What easy for us to ask questions like: God, why are You doing I see God doing in our lives and in the life of French this? Why are You allowing these things to happen? What Camp is placing us in a position of need and poverty. are You up to through all this pain and turmoil? We are unable to do anything in our own strength. He has brought us literally to our knees emotionally. He is We find ourselves faced with circumstances outside of bringing Glory to Himself and this is not our doing; it is our control, and it is not a good feeling. His doing. He is showing us that He alone is sufficient for each and every need we have whether it be emotional, physical, or spiritual. He is the Alpha and the Omega, His greater plan, for our greater good The Bible tells us that “His ways are not our ways.” the beginning and the end. The events of this year are not the way we would have planned them. We like order and linear planning with the least amount of pain possible. What we are realizing in the midst of this painful, uncertain place, is that God appears to be peeling back the layers of our self-sufficiency, the aptitude of our intelligence, the strength of our resolve, in order to reveal our desperate need of Him. God is showing us that we cannot do it without Him, and thankfully we can see His grace, mercy, and sustaining power even during this pain. The Bible tells us that His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
Refining us and refining French Camp Academy Even in the midst of such pain and tragedy we find French Camp in a better place than it has been. We provide a life coaching program that directly invests in one on one relationships with staff and students, an intentional world and life view is taught and modeled throughout our campus, strong academics, and we are blessed with dedicated people. We are thankful to many of you for French Camp’s fiscal soundness. Even then, all of these good things can only go so far. God has taken us to a place of wonderment and need—corporately and for many of us personally. He has taken us to the end of ourselves and as hard as it is to admit, this is the best possible place we can ever be—fully dependent upon Him. My first year as President, Al Chestnut, a Jackson friend, was invited to share as a part of our beginning of the year staff training. During this time he shared a quote (not his), that has continued to stick with me, and
God is accomplishing our mission and our theme Yes, back in August we had all of the best intentions when we selected the theme—“To God Alone Be the Glory” and we had in mind to do amazing things this year for all of our students and constituents in the name of Christ. Little did we know that God would show Himself in such a powerful way and teach us that He uses broken, earthen vessels to accomplish His work. God is being glorified at French Camp in a way we would have never expected, a way we could never have planned, a way we could never do. How about your life? What situation, circumstance, relationship troubles are you facing today? Is your strength failing as you continue to face those trials on your own, day after day? I have good news for you. God loves you! Take a breath and hear me; God loves you! He wants to come alongside you in whatever situation you may find yourself in. Maybe you need to wave the white flag as we have done and say to God, we cannot do this on our own—we need You, God. He wants you to know Him and the peace that comes from a personal relationship with Him. Ask Him for help today. He is ready and waiting. To God Alone Be the Glory! Would you continue to uphold us in prayer?
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French Camp Academy One Fine Place French Camp, MS 39745-9703 662-547-6482 or 662-547-9464 www.frenchcamp.org BOARD OF TRUSTEES H. Donald Brock......................... Greenwood Sharkey Burke..................................Brandon Dave Fair............................................ Oxford Glenn Galey, Secretary............... Hattiesburg Toxey Hall III..................................... Canton G. Carey Hauenstein........................... Laurel Carson Hughes, Vice Chairman........ Jackson Scott Kiewit........................................ Laurel Lee Lampton..................................... Jackson John Lynch................................. Brookhaven Chuck McBride................................Madison Brooks Mosley.................................. Jackson Tommy Peaster, Vice Chairman............ Flora Hugh Potts, Jr., Chairman.............Kosciusko
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Start Them Early, Wally and Reni Bumpas (Moriah House Parents) It might be surprising that laziness is such a big theme in the book of Proverbs (the “sluggard”) until we remember our own natural tendency toward this life-wrecking vice. Why else would the Bible’s manual on wisdom have so much to say about it? At French Camp we see work as a vital part of a rounded education that engages the whole person. Not just diligence in school work, but also experience in hands-on manual labor. Every student, beginning in 7th grade, is assigned to a “work crew” for 10-12 hours per week, after school and Saturday mornings. What about the elementary age students at French Camp? At Moriah home, which currently houses 8 boys who attend French Camp Elementary School across the street from our campus, the boys are required to clean their rooms each morning, which includes making their beds, emptying their trash, cleaning floors, and making sure their closets and desks are neat and orderly. In addition, there are chores for each boy as we clean the house thoroughly each Saturday morning.
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Make bed - smooth and neat All cubbies neat and orderly Top of closet neat Desk clean and organized All dirty laundry in basket, not overflowing, socks and clothes right-side out, pockets empty, no belts or other items—clothes only in basket Floor should have nothing on it check under desk too! Shoes should be neat and orderly Empty the trash Turn off light
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This doesn’t sound like much work, q Hair combed and it isn’t, but for boys who may have q Get dressed q navy, gray or blue collared shirt been required to do a small amount at q tucked in to khaki shorts or home (more and more common in our pants day), this little bit can be quite a shock. q with belt We’ve seen some high-drama meltdowns q socks and shoes over the years as naturally lazy boys rebel q Room ready for inspection against this little bit of work. But they q Sitting in Living Room by 7:30 adjust and some begin to take such pride that they’re eager to have their work checked. This is a small start, but it is a big step in the direction of restoring in the students the image of a God who works. v
The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep. Ecclesiastes 5:12
Board Member: Charles McBride, Jr. Charles (Chuck) McBride, Jr., joined the French Camp Academy Board of Trustees in September 2014. He is employed with Telapex/CSpire in Ridgeland as Sr. Vice President and General Counsel. McBride, a practicing lawyer for more than 20 years, also has a background in engineering, military service, and business.
of Law, where he received his J.D., magna cum laude, and Mississippi State University, holding a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.
Chuck and his wife, Mary Allen, make their home in Ridgeland MS where he serves as Elder at Highlands Presbyterian Church. They have one son and two His professional and community affiliations include daughters. the Mississippi Bar, Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, the MS Defense LawAll of us at French Camp are thankful for Chuck’s yers’ Association, and the North Jackson Rotary Club. support, leadership, and encouragement. Thank you He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School Chuck! v
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The Naiks – Loved and Remembered
Many faithful FCA supporters have expressed Aaron, a freshman, was an overwhelming amount of heart-felt prayers hoping to follow his father’s and encouragement over the past few months footsteps to one day be a pasin response to the tragic fire in Collierville, TN tor back home in India. “I that took the lives of 3 precious FCA students want to be a minister in India and their host parent, Kari Coudriet. Sharron, like my dad and serve my NaJoy, and Aaron Naik, international students tion.” from India were staying with a wonderful family in TN over the Christmas holidays. Sadly, Joy, an 8th grader, dreamed of being a Chrisa fire occurred destroying the home and taking tian politician back in India working to share the lives of these 4 beautiful people who were the gospel. “I want to go back to India and be involved with loved by many. the law/politics and I want to As you can imagine, the loss of dearly loved spend my time defending the students enrolled at FCA took a toll on other truth of Christianity and the students and staff. A meaningful memorial ser- Bible.” vice, hours of group and individual counseling We don’t always know why hours, lots of memories, and even a team flying to India to take part in the funeral service all tragedy occurs in our lives, served to bring as much closure as possible this this one especially, but we do know and can trust the heart of God to accomplish side of Heaven. something far greater than we can ever imagine through it. Our lives Sharron, a senior at FCA, was making were touched deeply through the plans to pursue a degree in the medical relationships we enjoyed with these field. “My purpose in life is to serve the precious teenagers. They brought Lord by serving among His people in Injoy, laughter, sought to serve and be dia and taking care of their health needs.”
an encouragement, and stood for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God placed them in our lives certainly to strengthen each who knew them personally. And for that we will be grateful. Continue to pray as current students, the Naik family back home in India, and the Coudriet family in Tennessee grieve this loss. We will always love them and remember the impact they made in God’s Kingdom. And we long for the Day of Christ when we see them again. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 Some have approached FCA staff expressing interest in starting an endowment fund to help sponsor international Christian students who have a need for scholarship aid. In response to that request, and if your family feels led to participate in this specific endowment interest, please send a gift to French Camp Academy earmarked for the International Students for Christ Fund. Distributions will be reserved for international students coming to FCA with a desire to impact the world for Christ. v
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October ARNOLD, JOE P., Hattiesburg, MS Mr. James B. Arnold, Jr. BLOODWORTH, MORRIS, Ocean Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Charles Tanner BROWN, ROBERT EARL, Jackson, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen CRAFT, MR. AND MRS. THOMAS E., Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Marjorie Price Lampkin GROSS, MR. AND MRS. RUSTY, Pensacola, FL Plugged In Electric HOLLINGER, DEVERAH, Palm Bay, FL Mrs. Billie Lynn R. Arthur KIEWIT, SCOTT, Laurel, MS Ms. Marvel P. Kiewit LOVE, MARIE, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Charles Tanner MARLOWE, REV. AND MRS. JEFF, Grayson, GA Plugged In Electric MCCAIN, JIMMY AND GLADYS, Eupora, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McCain MCFARLAND, MILTON, Ridgeland, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell PRATHER, JEAN, Clinton, MS Mrs. Billie Lynn R. Arthur PRICE, JUDY, Kountze, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton RECTOR, RANDY AND BECKY, Lumberton, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton ROBERTS, TERRY AND MARY, French Camp, MS Mr. Thomas A. Ward SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous STANFORD, BILLY, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Nutt STORALL, JAMES AND JESSIE, Collierville, TN Mr. Robert T. Seay WHITTINGTON, JEANNIE, West Monroe, LA Plugged In Electric WILLIAMS, LARRY AND PAT, Oxford, MS
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton WINDHAM, KENNETH AND LINDA, Baldwyn, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton
ALEXANDER, MARISSA, French Camp, MS Mrs. Rebecca B. Weber ALLEN, GEORGIA, Jacksonville, FL Mrs. Polly Hope Allen BEAUGEZ, SARAH, Louisville, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell BINGHAM, RON, Glen Allen, VA Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Fennell BLOUNT, DEBBIE AND SCOTT, Gulfport, MS Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Simpson, III BONAR, JACK, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Furlow BOX, BEN, Charlotte, NC Ms. Patricia L. West Box and Frankie Box BROOKS, BARRY AND PAM, Old Hickory, TN Mrs. Marsha B. Glover CARPENTERS, THE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Furlow COBLENTZ, ALEX AND MARY NELL, French Camp, MS Mr. Joel V. Brawley, Jr. COGGIN, JIM, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Furlow CRAIG, YORK, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Furlow DEROUEN, JAN AND BRUCE, Southhaven, MS Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Simpson, III ELLINGTON, MARTY AND DIXIE, Conroe, TX Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ellington HARVEY, LUCIAN, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Furlow HENRY, RALPH, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Furlow JOHNSON, HOLLY, French Camp, MS Mr. Thomas A. Ward KELLY, MARY, Byram, MS Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hand, Jr.
MCCOOL, BETH, Louisville, MS Ms. Patricia Triplett MCKAY, LARRY AND CAROL, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lanny F. McKay MINCHER, LARRY, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Wood PATES, JEFF AND ABBYE, Memphis, TN Ms. Patricia L. West Box and Frankie Box PRIMOS, IMO ALEX, Jackson, MS Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Turner PULLEN, BUDDY, Marietta, GA Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Simpson, III SAXTON, LARRY AND TAMMYE, Canton, MS Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ellington SHOEMAKER, W. C., Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Andra T. Mooney SLOAN, TOMMY AND KRISTI, Saltillo, MS Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ellington SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous TANNER, MARIE, Ethel, MS Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Ellison TATE, ALLIE TOM, Tuscaloosa, AL Mr. and Mrs. George Davis Scott TURNER, JAY AND SHIRLEY, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray WEBB, DOLLY AND TOM, Akron, OH Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Simpson, III WELSH, DR. AND MRS. PAT, Jackson, MS Ms. Barbara K. Hammond WEST, JOSHUA, STACEY AND ELIJAH, Brandon, MS Ms. Patricia L. West Box and Frankie Box WEST, TERRY AND DIANE, Petal, MS Ms. Patricia L. West Box and Frankie Box WHITE, RAY, Houston, TX Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Simpson, III
ABBOTT, BLAKE AND HARLOW, Hinsdale, IL Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Abbott ABEL, RIC AND DABBY, Dallas, TX
Mr. and Mrs. John Bagwell ABLE, ALICE HARDY, Lexington, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell ADAMS, BILL AND SHARON, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Sandra J. George ADAMS, PAT, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. Doug Adams ADAMS, REV. AND MRS. GARY, Holly Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. Hurdle AHERN, CLAIRE, Olive Branch, MS Mrs. Mary A. Barnes ALLEN, WINKIE, Belzoni, MS Mr. and Mrs. Paul Townsend, III ANDA, SANDY, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Nutt ANDERSON, BOB AND GEORGIA, Jackson, MS Mrs. Sara Bristow Lemon ANDERSON, KIRK, KORTNEY, WHIT AND MAC, Jackson, MS Mrs. Sara Bristow Lemon ANDERSON, RYAN, KELLI, WILL, MILES AND EVELYN, Knoxville, TN Mrs. Sara Bristow Lemon ANTOON, MARSHA, Jackson, MS PCA Foundation, Inc. ARNOLD, AL AND TOMIKO, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Dykes BACAS, SOLON W., Excelsior, MN Mrs. Athena B. Davies BAILEY, ANNE AND MIKE DANHOFFER, Washington, DC Mrs. Rita Bailey Brown BAILEY, BILL AND SUZY, Corinth, MS Mrs. Rita Bailey Brown BAILEY, JIMMY, MK, ACE, KATEY, DANNY, ANNIE AND ARA, San Diego, CA Mrs. Rita Bailey Brown BAILEY, JOHN, KELLY AND HUNTER, Anderson, SC Mrs. Rita Bailey Brown BALL, HERBERT AND LAURA MAE BALL, Columbia, MS Ms. Anna Porter Mrs. Angela R. Ball
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6 • French Camp TODAY • SPRING 2019 BRACE, JERRY AND FAMILY, Deatsville, AL Mrs. Frances Stringer BRANCH, MR. AND MRS. FRANK Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin BRANNING, SR., JACK R., Vicksburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Walker BRASWELL, DOROTHY, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mike Braswell BREVARD, DAVID AND SHAWN, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Nelson BROCK, JR., JIM AND LINDA, McComb, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin BROOMFIELD, LYNN, Flowood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Henderson BRYSON, MRS. DEBRA, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith BURNETT, JERRY Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Larry May, Jr. Mrs. Diane Burnett BUSH, CULLEN AND JANE, Memphis, TN Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp BUTTS, MRS. BEVERLY, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith CAMPBELL, CHARLES AND KAY, Crossville, TN Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin CANNADA, PEGGY B., Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Greg Matheny CARR, JR., MR. AND MRS. JOHN B., Keswick, VA Mr. C. Samuel Carr CARROLL HOOPER FAMILY, Midlothian, VA Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stuart Roberson, Jr. CARSON, JO ANN, Ringgold, LA Mr. Thomas Scott Carson CHAPMAN, JIM AND POLLY, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Barry CHRIST, JESUS Dr. and Mrs. James A. Megehee CHRISTIAN, ALICE W., Daphne, AL Mr. Stephen Wash COPELAND, BETSY, Jackson, MS Dr. and Mrs. Larry C. Mills CORLEY AND FAMILY, MR. AND MRS. STEPHEN, Houston, TX Mrs. Ruth K. Nevels COWARD, TOM AND BETTY, Jacksonville, FL Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin COX, JOHN RALPH, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith CUNNINGHAM, PINKNEY, Savannah, GA Ms. Christine Cunningham DALE, JR., DR. AND MRS. ROBERT, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Lanier H. McCullough DALME, JOHN RICHARD AND DONNA KAY, Arcadia, LA Mr. Thomas Scott Carson DECOUX, DR. AND MRS. ROBERT, McComb, MS Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Price, Jr. DELAS, ED AND LYNN, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. James C. Woods DELISO, PETER AND NANCY, Oak Hill, VA Mrs. Catherine A. Craig DENTON, MR. AND MRS. GUS, Memphis, TN Mr. Frank Langford DINAS, JOHNNY, Grenada, MS Miss Martha Hobbs DOSS, MISS ANNEMARIE EVANS, Arlington, TN Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith EARNEST, MR. AND MRS. JACKIE, Calhoun City, MS Dr. Rose Strahan
EASTLAND, MR. AND MRS. WOODS, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Nunnery, Jr. EDWARDS AND FAMILY, STEWART, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. John D. McIntyre, Jr. EDWARDS, F. STEWART, JR., French Camp, MS Mrs. Goree’ D. Robins Judge and Mrs. D. Neil Harris EDWARDS, STEWART AND REBECCA, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Davis Love Fair, III Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. Fuller EIDSON, CORA BELLE, Ridgeland, MS Ms. Linda E. Chase ELLIOTT, GARY AND KATHY, Oxford, MS Ms. Sarah Swanson ELLIS, HUNTER AND ELIZABETH, Booneville, MS Mrs. Hope C. Ellis EVERETT, BILL AND LINDA, New Albany, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Fennell EWING, MR. AND MRS. STEVEN, New Albany, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Fennell FAIR, III, MR. AND MRS. DAVE, Oxford, MS Dr. and Mrs. Richard Baker Chambliss FANNING, BOB AND MARGARET, Dallas, TX Mr. and Mrs. John Bagwell FERGUSON, JOHN AND SHERRY, Dallas, TX Mr. and Mrs. John Bagwell FITZPATRICK, V.V.O., New Orleans, LA Mr. and Mrs. James H. Grantham FOX, CECIL, Canton, MS Ms. Sandra M. Rasberry FRANCIS, RAY AND MARGIE, Dallas, TX Mr. and Mrs. John Bagwell FRENCH CAMP ACADEMY, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Perkins FUTCH, ROBERT E. AND LINDA C., Pineville, LA Mrs. Delisa Joy Futch Bressler GAIGE, NANCY, Marshall, MI Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Nye GALEY, GLENN AND GAYLE, Hattiesburg, MS Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Robbins GARNER, JASON, SAILI, ANDERSON, JACKSON, AND SARA ADAMS, Birmingham, AL Mrs. Sara Bristow Lemon GIANACAKES, NANCY, Palm Harbor, FL Mrs. Athena B. Davies GILLON, JOSIE, Columbus, MS Mr. and Mrs. Billy D. Fielder GORMAN, MR. AND MRS. BERRY, Gulfport, MS Mrs. Laura Leathers GORTON, WALTER MACK AND CAROLYN, Belzoni, MS Mrs. Laura Tedford GRAY, JOE AND CECELY, Prescott, AZ Ms. Judith Ann Verblaauw GREENE, JERRIE, Statesville, NC Ms. Lynn Brown Wampler HALL, MR. AND MRS. ROBBY, New Albany, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Fennell HAWKINS, MR. AND MRS. BEN, Greenville, MS Mr. and Mrs. F. Ralph Owens, Jr. HEIDELBERG, CECIL AND CAROLYN, Jackson, MS Dr. and Mrs. Larry C. Mills HOADLEY, JEAN, Fairfax, VA Mrs. Athena B. Davies HODGINS, FRANCES, Tuscaloosa, AL Mr. and Mrs. Tian Chiok Teh HOLLINGSWORTH, MR. AND MRS. MARK, McComb, MS Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Price, Jr.
HOLTON, MRS. PERCY, Okolona, MS Mr. and Mrs. James L. Roberson, Jr. HUGHES, ALLEN H., Memphis, TN Coolidge & Company LLC IRWIN, KARIS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waite JARRETT, MR. AND MRS. JAMES, Bloomfield, KY Mrs. Laura Leathers KAPLAN AND FAMILY, DAVID AND JAN, Memphis, TN Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp KINCADE, RUBY ANNE, Clarksdale, MS Ms. Margaret Ross KITCHINGS, DR. AND MRS. JOHN, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. James A. Pierce KLUTTZ, WHIT, JAMES AND LEILA, Greenville, SC Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Abbott LACEY, BRYAN AND FAMILY, San Angelo, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Tadlock LACEY, RANDY AND RANDI T., San Angelo, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Tadlock LADNER, MR. AND MRS. LARRY, Kiln, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin LAWHUN, LESLIE, Gulf Shores, AL Mrs. Ruth K. Nevels LEATHERS, MR. AND MRS. ERIC, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Laura Leathers Mrs. Nilene Junker LEATHERS, MR. AND MRS. PAUL, Raymond, MS Mrs. Laura Leathers LEATHERS, MR. AND MRS. ROBERT, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Laura Leathers LIPSCOMB, MR. AND MRS. BALFOUR, McComb, MS Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Price, Jr. LOVE, DAVID AND MARIE, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Charles Tanner LOWERY, MR. AND MRS. SHELBY, New Albany, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Fennell MAGRUDER, MR. AND MRS. DAN, Ocean Springs, MS Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Price, Jr. MARTIN, JOY, French Camp, MS Mr. Thomas A. Ward MASON, MR. AND MRS. DICK, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Watts C. Ueltschey, Sr. MATSON, DAVE, Cookeville, TN Mr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Oswalt MATSON, SAM, Cookeville, TN Mr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Oswalt MAULDIN, ELLEN, Starkville, MS Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Mauldin MCINTOSH, III, WILLIAM AND FAMILY, Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Frances Stringer McMAHON, CARRIE AND JAMEY, Mountain Brook, AL Mrs. Polly Hope Allen MCNAMARA, MARTIN AND ANNE MARIE, Nashville, TN Mr. and Mrs. John Bagwell MCNEESE AND FAMILY, MIKE AND JODI, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp MICLETTE, MR. AND MRS. DAVID, Houston, TX Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Price, Jr. MILLER AND FAMILY, DUNCAN AND JULIE, Germantown, TN Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp MILNER, HENRY, Vaiden, MS Clint & Ellen Ann Johnson Foundation MORGAN, THERESA, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Lott MOSBY, GLYNDA, Ridgeland, MS PCA Foundation, Inc.
MOSES, STANLEY, D., Alpharetta, GA Mrs. Nancy Moses MURPHREE, PEGGY, Maben, MS Jean and Paul Cochran MY LUNCH BUNCH Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Williams NASH, JIM AND T. J., Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin NEWCOMB, DR. AND MRS. DON, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith NICHOLAS, BETSY, Sandhill, MS Mr. and Mrs. Terry Nicholas NORMAN, PAULETTE, Batesville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Otis Tommy Marshall, Jr. O’BRIEN, KEVIN AND HANNAH, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. David L. Allen OGDEN, WOODY, Bella Vista, AR Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ogden OLIVER, MR. AND MRS. OWEN, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Laura Leathers OSWALT, CHARLES H., Mathiston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Oswalt OSWALT, JESSICA A., Cookeville, TN Mr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Oswalt OSWALT, MARCUS AND PEGGY SUE, Mathiston, MS Dr. Jessica Oswalt OSWALT, RUTH ANN, Mathiston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Oswalt PEASTER, THOMAS G., Flora, MS Ms. Margaret M. Peaster PHILLIPS, MARY FAITH, French Camp, MS Dr. Anita Cooper PICKLE, ROB, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw PIERCE AND FAMILY, MR. AND MRS. PAUL, Seminary, MS Mrs. Ruth K. Nevels PRESCOTT, MR. AND MRS. EDDY, New Albany, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Fennell PROVENCE, GRACE, New Albany, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Fennell PUTNAM, ALLENE, Brooksville, MS Ms. Carolyn D. Putnam PUTNAM, CAROLYN, Sumter, SC Mrs. Allene Putnam PUTNAM, DR. AND MRS. JOE, Booneville, MS Mrs. Ruth Galloway RAY, MR. AND MRS. CHARLES, McComb, MS Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Price, Jr. RAYNER, DR. AND MRS. JAMES, Oxford, MS Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Price, Jr. REDDITT, CHARLINE, Boyle, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bill Redditt REDDITT, W. S., Cleveland, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Redditt REECE, CHUCK AND LESLIE, Memphis, TN Mrs. Loretta B. Ray REMER DOWNING FAMILY Mrs. Amy D. Veerman REYNOLDS, MR. AND MRS. WALLY, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. John N. Prince ROANE, ANNE, Memphis, TN Coolidge & Company LLC ROBERSON FAMILY, Waynesville, NC Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stuart Roberson, Jr. ROBERSON, STUART AND JEANETTE, Madison, MS Dr. and Mrs. LeRoy Roberson ROGERS, MR. AND MRS. WARREN, Flowood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith
ROGERS, MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM L., Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith SCHLAEFER, ALETHE, Eden Prairie, MN Mrs. Modena Martin SEGREST, DAVID AND JENNIFER, Jackson, MS Dr. and Mrs. James L. Shull SHARPE, SUSAN AND NANCY DUFFNER, Carrboro, NC Mr. and Mrs. John Bagwell SHEPPARD, RYAN MICHELLE, St. Augustine, FL Mr. and Mrs. Ben Charvet SIGREST, GEORGE, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Hammons SIMPSON, MASTER TATE, North Augusta, SC Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith SISTRUNK, JACK AND LIB, Madison, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada SKELTON, MR. AND MRS. EMERY, Greenville, MS Mr. and Mrs. F. Ralph Owens, Jr. SLOAN, MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith SMITH, ORMA AND TERRE, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous STANFORD, BILL AND MARGARITA, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Nutt STARK, JASON, Snyder, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Tadlock STARK, JEREMY AND PATTI, Plano, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Tadlock STARRETT, KEITH AND BARBARA, Hattiesburg, MS Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Price, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin STERLING, MR. AND MRS. WAYNE, Canton, MS Ms. Sandra M. Rasberry STRAIN, POLLY, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mike Braswell STRINGER, KEN AND FAMILY, Decatur, MS Mrs. Frances Stringer SULLIVAN, RICK AND MELISSA, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Perkins TANNER, CHARLES AND MARJORIE, Bowie, MD Mr. David Love TATE, JONATHAN AND JENNIFER, Santa Monica, CA Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Allen TEATER, TIM AND BONNIE, Cynthiana, KY Mr. and Mrs. Mort Stroud TREADWAY, ELLEN, Jackson, MS Mr. Marc Treadway TURNER, DR. AND MRS. RANDY, Memphis, TN Coolidge & Company LLC TYRONE, KIM, Cleveland, MS Mr. and Mrs. John W. Elliott VAUGHAN, TISHA, McCarley, MS Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ferguson VINSON, WAYNE AND DEB, Summit, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin WALKER, DORA, Madison, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada WATSON, JULIAN, Madison, MS Dr. and Mrs. Elbert J. Day WIGGINS, BRO. JOE, West Point, MS Calvary Baptist Fellowship SS Class WIMAN, REV. RICHARD, Belzoni, MS Mr. and Mrs. Paul Townsend, III YANDELL, JULIA, Madison, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada YATES, ALLEN, DR. AND MRS., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Longstreet Minor, III Mr. and Mrs. Roderick S. Russ, III
e strive to answer memorials and notify relatives as quickly and accurately as possible after they are received. When you send in a memorial, please include the name of the deceased, the complete address of the person you wish notified and your complete address. Important: IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE A NAME and ADDRESS OF A RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF THE DECEASED, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO NOTIFY ANYONE OF YOUR GIFT. Follow the same procedure for honor gifts. (A blank form and envelope appear in this issue.)
October ARNOLD, JR., FRANK STEELE, Madison, MS Mr. James B. Arnold, Jr. BEARD, JEAN LENCE Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts BLAINE, LOIS STEEN, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine BLAYLOCK, GINGER Mr. and Mrs. Dan M. Morgan BOWEN, JR., THOMAS HENRY, Madison, MS Ms. Chris Carmichael Mrs. Frances Morrison Ms. Sheila W. Stone Ms. Marilyn Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Armin J. Moeller, Jr. Mr. Kirk Erickson BROWN, WILMER BURNELL, Brookhaven, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Duncan, II
BULLARD, GAYLE Mr. M. B. Martin CAIN, DUKE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. John R. Bise, IV CAMPBELL, CHARLOTTE Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine CAMPBELL, COLIE STEEN, Terry, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGarr CHANDLER, MART, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray CLARK, MADELINE, Vestavia Hills, AL Mr. Victor B. Clark COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COLEMAN, DOTSIE, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. John F. Phillips, III COLEMAN, EARLE, Carpenter, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coleman CORNELIUS, BARBARA, Jackson, MS
Mr. Emmitte C. Cornelius CROOK, JAMES W., Ocean Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. John F. Phillips, III CROSBY, BUBBY Mr. Brock Angle CULBERTSON, ROGER, Lake Worth, FL Ms. Jeanne C. Caldwell DAVIS, JESSICA WEAVER Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts DEWEESE, A. B. Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber DEWITT, JOHN R., Columbia, SC Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts DUNLAP, DON Mrs. Goree’ D. Robins EASLEY, LYNN Mr. and Mrs. David Easley EAST, F. D. Buddy and Barbara Chain ENGLISH, SR., MALCOLM LEWIS
Rule 62 Group FORTENBERRY, MIRIAM ELAINE BEARD Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts GRABLE, MR. AND MRS. CARTER Mr. and Mrs. Ty E. Gable GUNN, RUTH, Madison, MS Mrs. Avis Wallace HAFFEY, HELEN, Jackson, MS Mr. Julian B. Watson, Jr. HEATH, JR., CAS EDGER, Grenada, MS Mr. and Mrs. James E. Poole, Jr. HILL, CATHERINE Mr. and Mrs. Bill Richards HOLLAND, JR., HOYT T., Jackson, MS Mr. Ashby Atkinson, Jr. HOOD, SYLVIA, Greenwood, MS Mrs. Nell Salley HUBBARD, DOROTHY ADAMS, Jackson, MS Matrons Luncheon Club Mrs. Aleene R. Walters
Mr. and Mrs. Hollis P. Posey Ms. Betty Jane Adams Mrs. Joyce J. Long Mr. and Mrs. T. Calvin Wells Mr. and Mrs. Erwin C. Ward Mrs. Carolyn Lyle Jones Ms. Jean T. Brewer Dr. and Mrs. James M. Baird Mrs. Dorothy M. Weathersby Mr. and Mrs. Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cox, Jr. HUDGINS, ROBERT Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray HUTCHINSON, ERNEST AND ELSIE Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Hutchinson JENKINS, SWEP Mrs. Beth Jenkins JOHNSON, JUNE, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jeff F. Davis
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Keep up with spring sports by following FCA Panther Nation Facebook page or by going to www.frenchcamp.org and click on Upcoming Events
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#22 Senior Madison Klein recently scored her career 1,000th point as a member of the FCA Lady Panther Basketball team. Many of her classmates helped celebrate this milestone with custom t-shirts. Way to go Madison! Congratulations to Holman Edwards for signing with East Central Mississippi Community College and Bradley McGlothlin for signing with Mississippi College. Both young men have proven what a work ethic can accomplish on the football field and will be competing on a college level.
Celebrating Senior Night for our basketball players and managers. Congratulations!
With the expectation of snow one night in January a challenge was issued to see which student-home could make the best snowman. Well, not much snow fell that night, but we did have a winner. Moriah Home won the Snowman Contest. Congratulations Moriah!!! A Pizza Party was the prize.
It was great to welcome Keith Gibson, Chief Meteorologist at WCBI News, as the special guest speaker for 8th grade science classes at FCA!
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New Front Teeth for Christmas? Every year when the Christmas songs begin playing and Zach Gilmer hears the song, â€œAll I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,â€? heâ€™ll have a much bigger smile. New front teeth are exactly what Zach received as a wonderful gift from Dr. Troy Kerber in Dyersburg, TN. After losing his grip in a tree stand earlier in 2018, Zach lost four of his front teeth, not a pleasant experience for anyone, especially a 17-year-old teenage boy. But Zach has a good Dr. George Murray, former chansense of humor and is loved by all of us at cellor of Columbia International French Camp Academy. And believe me, Zach made light of his situation; heâ€™s a good sport and please pass this article along to them. Support- University (CIU), spoke at a reing French Campâ€™s work with young people cent program encouraging FCA rolls with the trials of life. comes in many forms and shapes, and we can Zach has been an active residential student think of no better way than to contribute time staff. The above picture shows at FCA for 7 years living in Barrett Home with and professional services. The needs are many all FCA staff who have enjoyed Don and Mary Jane Winter. He has enjoyed among the young people at French Camp. some affiliation with CIU over playing football and baseball and plans to at- Lance Ragsdale, Vice President of Development tend Lineman School through a program at at French Camp Academy can be contacted to the years. Holmes Community College. We praise God discuss the possibilities at 662-547-6482. v for bringing Dr. Kerber into Zachâ€™s life. Zach said, â€œDoing this for me was a true blessing and I am grateful. My family would not have been able to do this for me.â€? All of us are thankful for the AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support good work Christ will continue to do in Zach French Camp Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. Simply go to smile.amazon.com on your computer or mobile device. after French Camp Academy.
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Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work,Â doing something useful with their own hands,Â that they may have something to share with those in need. Ephesians 4:28
Mid South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference Rainwater Observatory is gearing up for the annualÂ Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference, April 3-6, 2019.Â This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country. It is held under one of the few remaining dark skies in the southeastern United States and just off the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp, Mississippi. Join us this yearÂ for fun, fellowship, observing and fascinating presentations by professionalÂ astronomers and others such asÂ galaxy researcher,Â Dr. William KeelÂ from the University of Alabama, astrophotographer-retired â€œHurricane Hunterâ€?Â Jon TalbotÂ andÂ much more!Â Â Daytime activities include solar viewing, fascinating presentations and workshops by professional research astronomers, and good food
with a healthy dose of tall tales. Nights will be spent viewing the heavens through a variety of telescopes, space photography, eating, visiting, and watching the sunrise. This year we have a special opportunity as Jon Talbot will present an astrophotography workshop on Thursday April 4, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm with a break for lunch. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of taking raw dataÂ and making a color image out of it using PixInsight. Â We have a large camping area with a pavilion, picnic tables, amphitheater, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s showers and bathrooms, WIFI access, all new electrical outlets on the hill and camp area, 14 bed air-conditioned bunk house, four new grills and five campfire pit areas with surround seat-
ing as well as other camping areas around the observatory hill. There is a Bed and Breakfast, Council House CafĂŠ, Lodge, Memphis Guest House and other additional lodging located within a mile of the observatory. Register online soon at www.RainwaterObservatory.org to ensure your choice of lodging. v
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October Memorials continued from page 6 JOHNSON, MR. AND MRS. ROBERT M. Mr. and Mrs. Ty E. Gable JONES, MATT, Winona, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Steinreed Jones KING, GWINDOLYN MCRAE, Lexington, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cochran Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Padgett KING, NANCY, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Marion R. Boyd LACKIE, SUE BALDWIN Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts LANDING, EDGAR, Norfolk, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. LOWE, SHIRLEY Mr. and Mrs. Allen Warrington MADDUX, DAVID M., Springfield, IL Mrs. Mary Ann White Maddux MCCOOL, JR., WALTER ALLEN, Grenada, MS Ms. Diana Cissell MCCULLEN, DAN AND BETH Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Caldwell MCGEE, JR., EALON Mr. William R. Buckley, Sr. MCKELL, JR., WILLIAM MCARN Dixie Limited Partnership MILLER, STEVEN F., Volant, PA Ms. Lynn Broomfield MILLER, WILLIAM FREDERICK Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Ferris Ferris Sunday School Class at Harrisburg Baptist MORAN, MARGUERITE ANITA Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Manis MOUNGER, HENRY, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. Mr. William H. Pettey, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crawford MULLENS, EDGAR Mrs. Annie K. Melton NEW, RENEE, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle NOWELL, T. C., Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kilgore OWEN, RUSS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber PIERCE, SR., DR. AND MRS. LUDWELL Mr. and Mrs. Ludwell C. Pierce, Jr. POWELL, KIMBERLY Mrs. Mary Corkern POWER, JR., HERBERT, Canton, MS Buddy and Barbara Chain RECORD, BILL AND EDNA Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record REYNOLDS, HARLAN, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Charlene Rone SAMUEL, T. NORRIS, Zachary, LA Mr. Tommy Samuel SANDERS, BENJAMIN H. Mrs. Sherry Berthelot SEALS, DORIS Ms. Doris T. Ellison and Sarah SECHLER, PAUL ANDREW Mr. and Mrs. Owen Oliver Mary Thornton Bible Class SMITH, HARVEY, Meridian, MS Mrs. Mary Corkern SMITH, SR., ROY E., Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. SPEAKS, PAUL Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber SPOTTS, ALINE LILES, Madison, MS Dr. and Mrs. James M. Baird Miss Ellen C. Bear Mrs. Frances L. Van Zant Ms. Sarah H. Ellison STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens STOKES, MICHAEL TROY Mr. Richard L. Harrison STUCKEY, KATHERINE, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Marion R. Boyd SWANN, VICKY WILSON Ms. Lynn Broomfield TAYLOR, CLAUDE WILLIS, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Purvis TAYLOR, RENEE’, Lexington, MS Ms. Doris T. Ellison and Sarah TOAKE, MARY ALICE Mrs. Ann Porter Miller TOLLESON, BILL Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray TURNER, BILLIE JO Mr. and Mrs. Chip Jones Ms. Shelley Darby VOWELL, JAMES, Carthage, MS Forest Grove Pres. WIC, PCA WALTERS, JUANITA, Bastrop, TX Mrs. Cheryl L. Grimm
WATKINS, SR., ROY MARK, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. David T. Shannon Mr. and Mrs. William R. Boone Mr. and Mrs. W. Stan Pratt Ms. Sherri Mancil Peoples Bank Mr. Ryan Heine Elizabeth Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Finkelberg Mr. and Mrs. Bill Manning Mr. and Mrs. Reuben B. Watkins Charles and Lee Parrott Mr. and Dr. Thomas Edward Guillot, Jr. Mrs. Mary Ann Watkins Dodd Magnolia State Bank Ms. Martha H. Lee Mr. and Mrs. J. Ken Collins Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Hontzas Ms. Carolyn Burcham Mrs. Nancy R McCain Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. John Clifford Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lefoldt Midsouth Business Service Inc. Lefoldt & Co., P.A. WELLS, CONNIE CORRERO, Madison, MS Mr. Don F. Shanks WELSH, HELEN Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Thornton, Jr. WOOD, JANIE Mrs. Betty Braswell YATES, BONNIE SUE HOLT Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Yates
November ALLEN, SIDNEY PERRY, Jackson, MS The Graeber Family BALL, JERALD DAVIS, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas D. House BLACKWELL, BILL, Escatawpa, MS Mrs. Maxine Nelson Turner Mrs. Kim Blackwell BOURLAND, WILLIAM Mrs. Jan Wade BOYKIN, DEE Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Craft BRINSON, MALLORY MAYO Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gookin BROOKS, CEDRIC, Mathiston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Morgan BRUECK, JR., CHARLES L., Biloxi, MS Mr. Barry Brueck BUFFINGTON, AUDINE D. Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC CADE, BETH, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Freedman CAMPBELL, LELA DELL, Terry, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGarr CARTER, SANDI, Huntsville, AL Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Heard COCHRAN, NELL HUNT Buddy and Barbara Chain COFFER, VIRDELL, Lexington, MS Mr. and Mrs. Wirt R. Hayes COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COOK, ARNOLD, Kelleen, TX Mrs. Maxine Hays COOK, MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM, Jackson, MS Miss Helen Elizabeth Cook COOPER, DAVID, Rienzi, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCord CRAFT, MARJORIE Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Craft CRAVEN, NANCY JUNE, Knoxville, TN Mrs. Athena B. Davies DAVIS, OTTIS LEE, Gulfport, MS Mrs. Barbara Younger DAVIS, WILLIAM L. Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton DUNLAP, DON Mrs. Goree’ D. Robins EDWARDS, JR., CLYDE, Canton, MS Dixie Limited Partnership Mr. and Mrs. Toxey Hall, III Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crawford FLEMING, ENOCH WOODY, Mount Dora, FL Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine FOWLER, BETTY, Memphis, TN Barbara Samuels Rental Properties GARRETT, MARGARET DAVIS Ms. Shirley Koiner GOURLEY, JOHN Mr. J. Andrew Long HENRY, DAVID M. Mr. David Hogue
HERRING, MRS. DOUG Mrs. Marion Herring Stoute HOLLOWELL, JAMEY, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby A. Cheney HUBBARD, DOROTHY ADAMS, Jackson, MS Circle of Pres. Women, First Pres. Church, Jackson, MS JACKS, GERALD, Cleveland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tommy A. Depriest JACKSON, JAMES A. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Jackson JACKSON, JAMES C., Oxford, MS Buddy and Barbara Chain JAMISON, KATIE HUGHES, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine JENKINS, SWEP Mrs. Kristine E. Owen Mrs. Beth Jenkins JOHNSON, MARION Mr. William R. Buckley, Sr. KELLEY, KRIS The Graeber Family KILPATRICK, JOHN AND MAVIS, Ackerman, MS Mrs. Martha C. Stark KING, GWINDOLYN MCRAE, Lexington, MS Ms. Leanne Michals KNIGHT, JACK Ms. Sybil P. Clark LEPARD, SUSAN, Kosciusko, MS Century Heating & Cooling, Inc. LOWE, JARVIS E., Foxworth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham MARTIN, LADY DELL Buddy and Barbara Chain MARTIN, WILLIAM W., Oxford, MS Mrs. Rachel C. Martin MCCANDLESS, BILL Mrs. Eleanor Wasson Fielder MCCULLOCH, JAMES AL Ms. Marsha Wood Mrs. Mary Kathryn Herrington MCCULLOUGH, MARTHA Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Crowe MCINNIS, III, JOHN R. Ms. Marsha Wood MORRIS, SAM, Columbia, MS Mrs. Edwina M. Wise MUSGROVE, PHILLIP Mr. William R. Buckley, Sr. NABERS, CHARLOTTE T. Mrs. Rebecca T. Giffin NICK, STEPHEN, Greenville, MS Mrs. Eleanor Wasson Fielder NOLAN, DOLLYE Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Cook Mrs. Ellen D. Mauldin OBERHOUSEN, MARY LOUISE, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hand, Jr. OLEN, BURNS Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Herring PHILLIPS, KRISTIN Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. O’Ferrall, Jr. RECORD, BILL AND EDNA Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record RUSSELL, HENRY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hand, Jr. RUSSELL, W. H., Lexington, MS Ms. Doris T. Ellison and Sarah RUTLEDGE, CHRISTINE Mr. and Mrs. James E. Poole, Jr. SALLEY, LUKE, Fayetteville, NC Ms. Charlyne Cooper Jones SAMPLEY, DONALD L. Mr. and Mrs. George Weaver SECHLER, PAUL ANDREW, Memphis, TN Mr. and Mrs. Wirt R. Hayes SHELLY, CHARLES Ms. Jacqueline A. Bridges SHEPPERD, SCARLET CLARK Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gene Cooper SHUFORD, JAMES Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ritter, Jr. SMITH, DARRELL Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCord SMITH, DEANER, Louisville, MS Mr. Donald Dempsey, Janet, Kyle, and Derek SMITH, DINA Ms. Frances Dempsey STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens STURGEON, III, ALONZO HOLMES Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Jerome Wall, III TARVAR, JEFF R., Madison, MS The Graeber Family TAYLOR, RENEE, Lexington, MS Mrs. Eloise M. Alderman Mr. and Mrs. Wirt R. Hayes TILLOTSON, STEPHEN Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Tillotson
TITTLE, WILL Mr. and Mrs. Mel Davis Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Dowdy TURNER, BILLIE JO Ms. Frankie Withers TURNER, CHARLES MONROE, Moss Point, MS Mr. and Mrs. Kerry R. Tirman WALDROP, MAX L., Aiken, SC Mr. and Mrs. John W. Savage, III WALTERS, JUANITA, Bastrop, TX Mrs. Cheryl L. Grimm WALTON, HILDA WASSON, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Eleanor Wasson Fielder WARREN, MARIE Mr. and Mrs. Floyd M. Carter, Jr. WASSON, BILLIE E., Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Eleanor Wasson Fielder WASSON, TIMOTHY C., Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Eleanor Wasson Fielder WATKINS, SR., ROY MARK, Madison, MS First Commercial Bank, Jackson, MS Mrs. June McCullen Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth O’Neal Ms. Ann Fox Ms. Susan Cain Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Walley WAYNE, FREIDA IRENE, Tulsa, OK Ms. Phoebe B. Underwood WINDHAM, AUDREY Mrs. Mary Ann Stevens WISE, WILFORD AND HILDA, Picayune, MS Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Weeks WOOD, MIKE, Columbus, MS Mrs. Annie K. Melton YATES, BONNIE SUE HOLT Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Yates YORK, LOUIS Mrs. Elizabeth York Lawson YORK, MR. AND MRS. RICE, Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Elizabeth York Lawson
ADAMS, ARTHUR, Atlanta, GA Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons ADAMS, WAYNE Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons ALFORD, ANNA, McComb, MS Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brooks ALLEN, JR., CLEVE W. Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Andrew Allen, II ALLEN, TOM, Jackson, MS Mrs. Ruth H. Allen ANDERSON, FRANK AND MARY, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. David W. Arnold ANDERSON, GRAYSON W., Houston, TX Mrs. Speight W. Anderson ANDERSON, ROBERT DARROW, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Mary Jo Anderson ARTHUR, JIMMY, Clinton, MS Mrs. Billie Lynn R. Arthur ARTHUR, LAMAR, Clinton, MS Mrs. Billie Lynn R. Arthur ASKEW, SIDNEY KNOX, Edwards, MS Mrs. Jo Askew Blasingame AUBERT, VIVIAN RAMSEY, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II BELL, BILL AND VIRGINIA, Sturgis, MS Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Clark BELL, VERLIN AND SUDIE Mr. Marvin L. Bell BERRYHILL, PATRICIA, Brandon, MS Mr. Michael Galligan BLACK, JR., MRS. GROVER C. Noble Properties, Inc. BLACKWELL, BILL, Escatawpa, MS Mrs. Kim Blackwell Mrs. Maxine Nelson Turner BLASINGAME, WILLIAM OWEN, Edwards, MS Mrs. Jo Askew Blasingame BLOSSMAN, JOHN R., Ocean Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Brodowicz BONNER, DR. FRANKLIN T., Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnett BOONE, ADRIENNE, Jackson, MS Mrs. Sis Langford BOSWELL, MARIAN, Franklin, TN Mrs. Carolyn B. Richardson BOWEN, JR., THOMAS HENRY, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Max S. Yates Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R O’Neill Dr. and Mrs. Joel G. Payne, Jr. BOWMAN, HARMON “BOB”, Jackson, MS Mrs. Ruth H. Allen BOWMAN, TILLIE, Carthage, MS Ms. Judy B. Crowson Mr. and Mrs. Steve McLaurin BRANNING, TALMAGE AND HELEN, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Walker
BRANSON, ROBERT B., Abita Springs, LA Mrs. Mildred Stevenson BREDESON, MARGARET Ms. Sara E. Sedgwick BREWTON, JACK C. Mrs. Anita R. Hearon BRINTNALL, PHIL AND LUCILLE, Bryson City, NC Mr. and Mrs. James B. Swan BRITT, BENJAMIN CHESTER Mr. and Mrs. Evans M. Hobbs BROWN, ERLINE POGUE, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGarr BROWN, L. W., Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGarr BUCHANAN, DOUGLAS Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burleigh BUFFINGTON, A. D., Pearl, MS Mrs. Modena Martin Ms. Cherry M. Lee and Lige Mrs. Ruth Buffington BURTON, MR. & MRS. BEN FRANKLIN, Magnolia, AR Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt BYERS, LEE LOGAN AND LOU ELLA Mr. and Mrs. George G. Byers CADE, BETH, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Freedman CAGLE, JAMES, Kosciusko, MS Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King CAIN, DUKE E., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II CAIN, MR. AND MRS. L. O. Mrs. Helen Tenhet and Terrye Layne CAMPBELL, CHARLOTTE Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King CAMPBELL, COLIE STEEN, Terry, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGarr CAMPBELL, LELA DELL, Terry, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGarr CAMPBELL, VOLLIE F., Terry, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGarr CARLISLE, MILDRED Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King CARROLL, NETTIE LIVINGSTON Mr. and Mrs. Phil R. Wilson CARSON, BROWNIE ADAMS, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Jo Ann Carson Mr. Thomas Scott Carson CAUDILL, CASSIE DAWKINS, Lake Wales, FL Mrs. Mary Frances Dawkins Flood CHAIN, BETTY GREEN Mrs. Mary Margaret Tatum Buddy and Barbara Chain CHANNELL, ROY Mrs. Opal I. Higgs CLARK, DAL AND NINA, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Clark COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COLEMAN, JR., EARLE, Carpenter, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coleman CONLY, SHIRLEY AND ETOYLE, Ringgold, LA Mr. Thomas Scott Carson COOPER, WILLIAM M., Newton, MS Mrs. Sadie C. Cooper COX, JOHN RICHARD, West Point, MS Mr. Thomas Burnley and Michael Mr. Charlie Ward COX, JOHN, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. William David Shull Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jakab CRABTREE, DORIS, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Dr. Thomas Edward Guillot, Jr. CRAWFORD, DEWITT G., Louisville, MS Mrs. Peggy J. Crawford CREEK, PALMER Mr. Michael C. Hester CRENSHAW, COOPER Dr. and Mrs. James H. Crenshaw, Jr. CROSBY, BONNIE FRENCH, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. William J. Crosby Mr. Hulbert Lipe Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gresham, III Myrtle A. Holloway CRUMPTON, SR., JOHN RIVES AND JENNIE Capt. John R. Crumpton, Jr. CURRAN, GLORIA, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. William C. Carroll CURTIS, ELMER B. Mrs. Margie Johnson CURTIS, MR. AND MRS. JOHN Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bates DAVES, MABEL, Fairhope, AL Mr. Jimmy E. Daves DAVIS, BEN DUKE, Greenville, MS Mrs. Gilda Fae Miller DAVIS, BOBBY JOE, Pearl, MS Mr. and Mrs. Dennis K. Blackledge DAVIS, JOHNNIE, Jackson, MS Ms. Doris T. Ellison and Sarah
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Urbana Mission Conference Urbana brings together thousands (10,000) of high school seniors, college and graduate students, teachers, pastors, and other ministry leaders to think and consider Christ’s call in their lives for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. During this 5-day experience at St. Louis, participants enjoy Bible exposition, worship, seminars, testimonies, and prayer. In December of 2018, a group from French Camp Academy attended including: Jenni Morgan (Class of 1985), Jocelyn Drew (Class of 2019), Abi Holman (Class of 2017), Katee Anne Morgan (Class of 2016), Ami Sherif (Class of 2019), Bangali Sillah (Class of 2011), Georgia Upshaw (Class of 2017), and Emma Wheeler (our Arkansas friend who has worked at Camp of the Rising Son). v
The Work of Evangelism… in Mexico!
For many years French Camp Academy students and staff have had the privilege of ministering with Pastor David Huerta in Acuna, Mexico. One of the core objectives for this trip is for FCA students to be trained to share the Gospel using various types of methodology ranging from puppet ministry, visiting orphanages, and sharing student testimonies. Months of preparation are involved including weekly meetings to learn gospel presentation skills, formulating and rehearsing personal testimonies, leading worship and Bible studies, memorizing Scripture, and lots of prayer. As you can imagine, much work goes into coming alongside a church in another country to help build and minister to its local families. Work comes in many shapes and forms at French Camp Academy. The “work of evangelism” is certainly one of them as FCA young people prepare to experience another culture, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and allow themselves to be used by God to build-up another local church. v
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15 December Memorials continued from page 11 DEVAUGHN, SUSAN JOHNS, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp DIAL, ANNE B., Clinton, MS Mr. John F. Dial, III DONALD, CHUCK, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Donald DONALD, JR., JERRY L., San Juan Capistrano, CA Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Donald DRAPER, VERMELLE, Foley, AL Mr. and Mrs. Pete Sanders DUGAN, JOHN MARCUS, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Anderson DUNLAP, DON Mrs. Goree’ D. Robins DUNLAP, FRANCIS ANN Mr. Josiah C. Campbell, Jr. EDWARDS, GLADYS, Canton, MS Ms. Sandra M. Rasberry EDWARDS, JR., CLYDE, Canton, MS Mr. Robert N. Stockett EHMAN, JANE, Brandon, MS Brandon Pres. Church, Women in the Church EILER, VERLA Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King ELLISON, SR., CHARLES ROBERT, Hohenwald, TN Mrs. Mary Jane Ellison FAGAN, ETHELYN Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jakab FAIR, JR., DAVIS AND IMOGENE L., Louisville, MS Dr. and Mrs. Richard Baker Chambliss FALLIS, ARTHUR AND CATHERINE Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Brown FARMER, LYNDA T., West, MS Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Farmer Mrs. Jeanette Oakes Mrs. Maxine Hays Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Coleman Mrs. Kaye Y. Judson Mrs. Carolyn Thornton Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw Ms. Jamie W. Senyard FAUST, GENE, Tunica, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gookin FERRISS, PHILIP REED, Yazoo City, MS Dr. and Mrs. A. Terrel Williams FITCH, SUE Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Baswell FLEMING, E. W. “WOODY”, Mt. Dora, FL Mr. and Mrs. Bobby McKnight FOSTER, SYBIL ANN Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King FRALEY, DOROTHY W., Macon, MS Ms. Annice R. Howard FULLILOVE, CAROL Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King FULTON, MARGIE BROWN Mr. and Mrs. James Mason FULTON, SHIRLEY, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ramond Stokes and Family GALEY, C. D., Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Vance GARNER, ETHA MAE, Hartselle, AL Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle GARRETT, JUDY
Mrs. Christine W. Garrett GARRETT, THOMAS Mrs. Christine W. Garrett GOODWIN, AMY GALLIGAN Mr. Michael Galligan GOWER, KEN AND GRACE Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kimes GRAEBER, LEWIS A. Mr. and Mrs. William Gordon Darby GRAVES, WALLACE AND HELEN Mrs. Clara C. Ellzey GREEN, CHARLES, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Milner GREENLEE, ROBERT ABRAHAM, Port Gibson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pat Griffin GREGORY, BETTY THOMAS Class of 1957 Bruce High School Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Dowdy Mr. and Mrs. Mel Davis GRIGGS, DOROTHY Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Morgan GUEST, FAY STEPHENSON Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Henderson GUNN, RUTH, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. T. Bruce Payne, Jr. HAGAMAN, JR., FRANK H., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II Mr. and Mrs. John R. Bise, IV HARBIN, PEGGY EVANS, Grenada, MS Buddy and Barbara Chain HARDISON, SARAH Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King HARRIS, JAMES AND ANNIE, Marion, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Harris HARRIS, NELL, Covington, TN Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCord HEIDELBERG, BILLY Mrs. Mary Claire Knight HENDRICK, CLOTILDE, Jackson, MS Mrs. Anne Nichols HENRY, REXINE M. Mr. D. Chan Henry HILL, MAURICE, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Mary Hill, Maury, Tom, and Sandra HOBGOOD, AUDREA AND RUSSELL, Ackerman, MS Mrs. Mary Edith Butler HODGES, LOUISE Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King HOLDER, FREDDIE Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins HOLLINGSWORTH, AUSTIN Ms. Mary Ann Hollingsworth HUNT, LINDA MORGAN Mrs. Mary Woods JACKSON, SALLY, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jackson JACKSON, WINTON, Townsend, TN Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCord JAYROE, LEE AUDIS, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Donald Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Blanset, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Terrell Bell JENKINS, JOAN, Birmingham, AL Mr. Harrell Lee Jenkins
JENKINS, PEGGY JOY DODD, Eupora, MS Mrs. Lynn Bratton JENKINS, SWEP Mrs. Kristine E. Owen Mrs. Beth Jenkins JOHNSON, BOB AND FREIDA, Byram, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ty E. Gable JOHNSON, MARION Mr. Ben Ardahl JONES, FLORA KATHRYN, Brandon, MS Mr. Billy J. Jones Farese, Farese & Farese, P.A. JONES, FRANK ABBOTT, Lexington, MS Orsborn, Sutphen, & O’Neal, P.A. Farese, Farese & Farese, P.A Ms. Doris T. Ellison and Sarah Mr. Fred C. Powers JONES, MACK, Purvis, MS Mrs. Katie F. Vaughn JONES, MARILYN, Louisville, KY Mrs. Barbara P. Nick Mrs. Courtney Bacon JONES, SARA VIRGINIA, Tchula, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy KAY, LINDA Mrs. Modena Martin KELLEY, PAUL Mrs. Ruth H. Allen KEMP, JR., CARROLL A., Miramar Beach, FL Mrs. Jane B. Kemp KIMBALL, MARGARET ADAMS Mrs. Kelli Simmons Ratton Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons KIMBROUGH, JOHN AND BLANCHE Dr. and Mrs. John Thomas Whetstone KIMBROUGH, KIM Dr. and Mrs. John Thomas Whetstone KING, GWINDOLYN, Lexington, MS Mr. and Mrs. Max S. Yates KING, JR., A. S., Yazoo City, MS Mrs. Beverley King KING, JR., JESSE WHITFIELD, Birmingham, AL Mrs. Carolyn Ritchey King KIRK, SHAYNE, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber KNIGHT, JACK, Bellefontaine, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spraberry Mr. Bert James Nail KNIGHT, STAFFORD, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp KRUGER, DONALD G. Dr. and Mrs. A. Terrel Williams KUYKENDALL, MICKEY Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King LAMPTON, DOROTHY LEE CRUM, Jackson, MS Dr. and Mrs. A. Terrel Williams LAMPTON, LESLIE Dr. and Mrs. A. Terrel Williams LAND, RITA DABBS, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Donald LANDING, “KIRRY”, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. LINK, NORA LEE MILLER, Bentonia, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy
LINK, WILLIAM MARTIN, Bentonia, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy LIVINGSTON, WAYNE Mr. Carl Livingston LODEN, ROBERT Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Henderson LOGAN, BETTYE SUE, Tchula, MS Mr. and Mrs. Max S. Yates LOTT, NELDA, Perkinston, MS Mr. William H. Pettey, Sr. LOVE, SHANNON Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Gatlin LUNCEFORD, RUPERT JOHN, Calhoun City, MS Ms. Jamie W. Rebentisch MANNING, JIMMY, Jackson, MS Dr. and Mrs. A. Terrel Williams MANSEL, JUNE HUNTER Mr. and Mrs. John H. Scott, Jr. MARTIN, DWANE V. Mr. and Mrs. William Mims Graeber MARVIN, TERRELL, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber MASON, ALLENE Mr. and Mrs. James Mason MCANALLY, MARY JO, Jackson, MS Mr. Edward Ronald McAnally MCCANDLESS, BILL Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King MCDANIEL, THOMAS, Meridian, MS Dr. and Mrs. Hank Singley MCDANIEL, WARDINE Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King MCGREGOR, GEORGE, Booneville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCord MCMILLAN, CHARLES D., Sallis, MS Mrs. Zelmodene McMillan MCMULLAN, SR., PAUL, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ed Morgan MEASELLS, JOHN AND JEAN Mrs. Brenda Dowdle MENETRE, ELLEN Mrs. Mary Ellen Edwards MEYER, NAOMI BARR, Biloxi, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Brown MILAM, DR. JOHN Dr. and Mrs. A. Terrel Williams MILLER, ANN, Mathiston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maness MILLER, BOBBY, Ackerman, MS Mrs. Annie K. Melton MILLER, WILLIAM F. AND BETTY S. Mr. Michael S. Miller MILLS, LESLIE FARRELL, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Sidney S. Hendrix MILLS, LESLIE, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bernard Tabor, Jr. MILNER, DON AND EUGENIA Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Milner MITCHELL, BRUCE Mrs. Jane Estes MITCHELL, JIMMIE DALE, Moutlon, AL Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Heard MITCHELL, JR., CHARLES G., Lexington, KY Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mitchell
MOORE, BETTY, Morgan City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Pennington MOORE, CALVIN A., Lexington, MS Mr. Danny Joe Moore MORRIS, TOXEY MICHAEL, Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Mary Margaret Tatum Mrs. Anita R. Hearon MORTON, JOAN Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp MRS. ADRIENNE, Jackson, MS Mrs. Grace Hull MURRAH, LYNDA Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King MY MOTHER Ms. Carolyn Bost NAIK, AARON, JOY, AND SHARRON Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gookin Mrs. Laura Leathers Mr. and Mrs. Francis Edward Hayes Dr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Chestnut Mr. and Mrs. Toxey Hall, III NEAL, GENE RYAN, Vicksburg, MS Mrs. Gilda Fae Miller Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Allen Neal NEILL, MARY BENTLEY, Laurel, MS Mr. and Mrs. Evans M. Hobbs Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II NICHOLS, CHLOE HICKS, Harrogate, TN Mr. Emmet A. Nichols and Nick NORQUIST, SR., SAMUEL GRIFFIN, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. William C. Carroll NUNAN, T. RUSSELL Miss Sarah Elizabeth Nunan OAKES, DAN, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Jeanette Oakes O’NEAL, MILDRED Ms. Mary F. O’Neal OSWALT, PROFESSOR JESSE H., Mathiston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Marcus E. Oswalt OVERSTREET, MEGHAN HARBUCK Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sawyer OZBORN, KLINE, Canton, MS Ms. Sandra M. Rasberry PARKES, JAMES CLEVELAND, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Webb, II PATTON, JIM Mrs. Judy Patton PAYNE, KATIE, Philadelphia, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber PEGUES, CARY MARIE Mrs. June Allen Pegues PEGUES, JR. JAMES C., Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. June Allen Pegues PELLEGRINE, TENA, Madison, MS Mr. Louis J. Pellegrine PERRY, JOHN E., Greenwood, MS Mrs. Helen Tenhet and Terrye Layne PETERMANN, JOHN AND PAULINE Ms. Luticia Johnson PICKETT, ROSS AND PAT Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kimes POUNDS, ANNIE LOUISE, Bellefontaine, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spraberry
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JOIN OUR TEAM Working at French Camp Academy is much more than a job...it's a life ministry! The staff and faculty make up a team that lives, works, worships, eats, and plays together with the students. Interested in joining our team? Find current employment opportunities at www.frenchcamp.org/contact#employment-panel v POWELL, HERSHALL, New Orleans, LA Mrs. Ruth H. Allen POWER, BOB, Ackerman, MS Mr. and Mrs. John F. Parkes PULLEN, LESTER AND RUTH Mrs. Brenda Dowdle RAINES, BOBBY Mrs. Earline Raines RAMIREZ, FRANK Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thornton RAMSEY, JIMMY, Carthage, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Oakes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David Herrington RAY, LYDELL, Ethel, MS Mrs. Charlene Rone Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins RECORD, BILL AND EDNA Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record REED, OPHELIA MCCORMICK, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Sterling Starkville Civic League Mr. and Mrs. John White Mr. and Mrs. David R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Terry Barron Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ammerman Mr. and Mrs. Darius Shurden RENFROE, JANET M. Mr. and Dr. Thomas Edward Guillot, Jr. REYNOLDS, HARLAN, Ethel, MS Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King RICE, ROBERT E. Mr. George Fowler Rice RICE, SUE STENNETT Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp RONE, JR., RALPH, Ethel, MS Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King ROSS, ELISABETH, Isola, MS Mr. Emmitt Fred Ross
RUFFIN, BENJAMIN S., Brandon, MS Mrs. Mary Ruth Ruffin RUSSELL, HENRY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King SAMUELS, BOBBIE K. Ms. Donna Rhyne SANDERS, BENJAMIN H. Mrs. Sherry Berthelot SCHOLTES, ROBERT M., Starkville, MS Robert M. & Hilda B. Scholtes Revocable Trust SCOGGIN, LEE ANN, Newton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gibson, Jr. SEALE, GEORGIA Mr. James Harvey Seale SHEPHERD, SCARLET Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Donald SHINALL, ROBERT, Grenada, MS Mrs. Ida M. Shinall SHOOK, PATSY Mrs. Christine W. Garrett SHORT, LOUIE C., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hefner, Jr. SHUFF, ANNIE B., Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Vinzant SHULL, EMILY Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jakab SIMPSON, JIMMY Mrs. Jimmy Simpson SIMS, BOB, Jackson, MS Coach Harper Davis SMITH, JOHN DENVER Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Pitts SMITH, MAJOR BO HUBERT, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin SMITH, MIKE, Paducah, KY Mrs. Marlene Liddell SMITH, SCOTTY, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Please call Lance at (662) 547-6482 to let us know if you can help out with any of these: • Truck for Horse Department – ¾ or 1 Ton Class • Suburban, Mini-Van, Sedan for Home and Development department Use • Side by Side or UTV Vehicle with Seating for 4 - Athletics and Camp of the Rising Son • Planer – Woodshop • Grounds Equipment – Pole Hedge Trimmer, Blowers, Swing Blades, Wheel Barrows, Steel Rakes, Limb Loppers • 20’ – 24’ Slant Load Gooseneck Horse Trailer with 4 or 5 Horse Capacity • 4 Wheel Drive Tractor for horse arena maintenance
SMITHSON, PAT AND BILLIE Mr. and Mrs. Johnny R. Word SONES, BUDDY, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Nutt SOYARS, JIM, McComb, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. Edward Griffin SPOTTS, AILEEN Dr. and Mrs. A. Terrel Williams SPRINGER, LIBBY BROWN Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Hollingsworth STARK, JAMES B., Ackerman, MS Mrs. Martha C. Stark STEADMAN, BILL, Morton, MS Mrs. Annie K. Melton STEED, GINGER, Jackson, MS Mrs. Grace Hull STEED, TROY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens STIVER, RUTH CARR, Clarksdale, MS Mr. and Mrs. William L. Overton TACKITT, B. W., Pickens, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Gatlin TAYLOR, JANIE DALE Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Donald TEH, MRS. KUAN, Malaysia Mr. and Mrs. Tian Chiok Teh TERRELL, MARVIN, Yazoo City, MS Mrs. Martha W. Hogue Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Swayze THAYER, AUBREY GRACE HAMPTON Mr. and Mrs. John E. Morton THOMPSON, BILLY AND ANITA Mr. and Mrs. William A. Thompson, III THOMPSON, HUGH Rick Humphreys
THORNTON, B. J., Clinton, MS Mr. William F. Thornton THROWER, BRINKER, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Mary Thornton Bible Class TOHILL, HOUSTON WERLEIN, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barnette Tohill TOTTEN, CAROLINE MENETRE Mrs. Mary Ellen Edwards TURNER, CHARLES, Moss Point, MS Ms. Stacie Buckley Mrs. Maxine Nelson Turner Mrs. Kim Blackwell TYRONE, CAL Mr. and Mrs. John W. Elliott VANTREASE, JR., DAVID Mr. David Vantrease, Sr. Ms. Irene M. Vantrease WALDROP, MAX L., Aiken, SC Mr. Robert E. Walker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lake W. Waldrop WALDROP, NANCY ANN, Aiken, SC Mrs. Susan W. Emerson WARFIELD, LEE AND ELSIE Mr. and Mrs. Evans M. Hobbs WASSON, HILDA Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King WASSON, TIMOTHY C., Kosciusko, MS Mr. Doug and Mrs. Nancy King WATFORD, E. FRED & BERNICE SOWELL, Canton, MS Mrs. Lelia Watford Eldridge WATKINS, DUNCAN AND RUBY Mr. and Mrs. Ed Morgan WATKINS, SR., ROY MARK, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Max S. Yates Mr. Russell or Dale Low WEATHERLY, ANN PENN, Gulfport, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy
WELCH, JR., L. LESTER AND BEBE, Louisville, MS Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Marty Carr WETHINGTON, PATRICK, Saint Louis, MO Mr. Thomas Scott Carson WILDER, LAVERN, Camden, MS Forest Grove Pres. WIC, PCA Forest Grove Methodist Church Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Gatlin WILKINS, BILL, Brooksville, MS John Fair, The Fair Companies WILLIAMS, CURTIS Mr. and Mrs. Paul Downs WILLIAMS, JR., MR. AND MRS. JOHN C., Houston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lanny M. Wilson WILLIAMS, M. B., Water Valley, MS Mr. and Mrs. Sam Goodwin WILLIAMS, SANDRA S. Mr. Marvin L. Bell WITHERS, PAULINE ADAMS Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons WOODARD, JR., JAMES WALKER, Terry, MS Mrs. Beatrice P. Woodard WOOTEN, JESSE D. Mrs. Lucy Wooten Turnbull WORTHEY, MR. AND MRS. HOWARD Mr. Thomas D. Worthey WRIGHT, SARAH Dr. and Mrs. A. Terrel Williams WYNNE, FRANCES, Lexington, MS Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Wynne YATES, BONNIE SUE HOLT Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Yates YOUNG, TYLER Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hardison, Jr.
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Life Coaching at FCA In August of 2017 FCA launched a new program called Life Coaching. We just paired the junior class with their assigned Life Coaches. Trained FCA adults are paired with rising seniors who invest time and energy to help students develop a “life-plan” for post high school. Approximately 894 life coach hours were logged in 2018! Many young people coming out of broken family situations need an extra measure of grace and guidance to help build a future plan for their life. If mentoring by loving, wise adults doesn’t occur, then often teenagers move through early adulthood floundering with very little direction. Staff were trained in the summer of 2017 with new tools needed to walk students down a career path. The program was launched in August with our senior class. Life Coaching at FCA teaches students how to design a resume’ of experiences, learn more about their unique personality traits, develop a “life purpose statement,” shadow adults at work, and much more. In an effort to keep you informed about the work of French Camp Academy, we thought our readers and prayer warriors might want to see a few of the “life mission statements” developed over the past year or so. Here’s a sampling:
• "I will strive to become a leader and a shining light for Christ to all those I come in contact with and to show them what Christ has done for me and His never ending love for every one of us." • "Through organization and efficiency, I strive to glorify God in teaching and encouraging young people, while also using my gift of leadership and administration to help others excel." • "My life purpose: help others and be encouraging." • "My life purpose is to use my faith and abilities to help bring people to the love and glory of God." • "My purpose is to give glory to God by caring and nursing people through being a nurse." We are pleased to announce Becky Lawson as the new Life Coaching Coordinator for the 2019-20 school year. Becky currently serves as FCA Librarian and has been part of our program for 22 years. Becky said, “The Life Coach Program is the culmination of education received at FCA, the ‘so what’ to what has been poured into the student from every aspect. The goal of our instruction is that a student embrace the Savior and leave FCA with life purpose, vision, and the skills necessary to make his unique difference for the Kingdom.” As you think about the young people at French Camp Academy, please pray for the Life Coaching program. Pray that God will use these vital relationships to provide the God-given guidance and resources needed for our young people to make the right choices moving forward in life. v
French Camp Academy admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin.
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French Camp Academy Alumni News FCA Alumni Day 2019 Activities start at 11:30 am with a Catfish lunch - stay tuned for more details!
A Perspective on the FCA Work Program from a Graduate
All Alumni are encouraged to attend and reunions for the following groups are being scheduled. 2018 – 1 year 2014 – 5 years 2009 – 10 years 2004 – 15 years 1994 – 25 years 1969 – 50 years
When I came to French Camp as a young boy, I did not know much about the value of hard work. During my time at French Camp, I learned the value of work from many great mentors who were self-sacrificing, humble, and truly investing in my personal growth.
When was the last time you saw your friends? Make plans to attend and share in the laughter, food, and fellowship. For more information - contact Jamie Senyard at
French Camp’s work program taught me that with hard work and honesty, you can succeed—and that there is no greater satisfaction than knowing you have finished a task to the best of your ability and to God’s Glory. The skills and character I built at
FCA is thankful for the Northeast Jackson Exchange Club for awarding Brookelyn Box, Class of 2018, with a scholarship to attend Mississippi College. The Brunner Huddleston Scholarship was established by NJEC to benefit French Camp Academy graduates attend their favorite college.
French Camp have carried over to the work ethic and servant mindset I try to bring into my work and career even today. Bryan graduated from French Camp Academy in 2011. After graduating from Mississippi College, he now serves full-time for the Air National Guard focusing on Command and Control. Bryan and Katy married in 2018, live in Jackson, and attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church where they help in the nursery, youth, and young adult ministries. v
French Camp Academy’s Support Ministries
Mr. Larry Littlejohn, Assistant Principal at FCA , is a multi-generational teacher! Standing next to Mr. Littlejohn is Butch McGlothin (’72) and Shirley Sanders McGlothin (’73), Brian McGlothin (’93), Bradley McGlothin (2019).
Bed & Breakfast Council House Café Log Cabin Gift Shop Children of God Pottery Double Blessings Thrift Shop
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This summer give your camper a week of life-changing fun at Camp of the Rising Son! For 40 years, campers have come from all over the country to spend a week full of fun, opportunities, and adventure! Each week at CRS campers
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• Learn new skills and have fun in activities • Participate in worship and Bible teaching times • Enjoy delicious, balanced meals served family style • Indulge in daily snacks at camp store and games • Watch crazy camp skits • Sing camp songs galore • Make lifelong memories and friendships Parents rest secure knowing ACA Accreditation® means we go above and beyond to use best safety practices in all areas of camp. Also, CRS gives parents a daily peak of camp life through our secure online photo gallery.
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Camp of the Rising Son is located just off the historic Natchez Trace Parkway in French Camp, MS nestled on over 300 acres of scenic woodlands and beautiful Lake Ann.
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