Wednesday Update

“Doctor who Contracted Ebola in Grave Condition”   (Fox News)

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/29/doctor-who-contracted-ebola-in-grave-condition/

If anyone is interested in helping with Zach Morgan’s latest project, you can contact me for more information.

Zach’s Lidz for Kidz is excited about a new project ~ Treasure Chests of Courage! We are partnering with OLOL Children’s Hospital and Cancer Services of Greater Baton rouge for this project.

Children who are getting ready to go through surgery, chemo, or another type of invasive procedure will be able to select a gift from the Treasure Chest of Courage to lift their spirits and give them a little bit of extra courage!

If you would like to be a COURAGE MAKER we can use you help! Please see below the Wish List from OLOL Children’s Hospital. These are some of the items we will be including. We will be happy to meet you to pick up donated items or you can mail them to Zach. Please message or email with any questions. Email is: zachslidzforkidz@gmail.com Thank you for supporting these amazing kids!! ‪#‎bethelight‬‪#‎couragemaker‬

Zach's Lidz for Kidz is excited about a new project ~ Treasure Chests of Courage!  We are partnering with OLOL Children's Hospital and Cancer Services of Greater Baton rouge for this project.</p>
<p>Children who are getting ready to go through surgery, chemo, or another type of invasive procedure will be able to select a gift from the Treasure Chest of Courage to lift their spirits and give them a little bit of extra courage!  </p>
<p>If you would like to be a COURAGE MAKER we can use your help!  Please see below the Wish List from OLOL Children's Hospital. These are some of the items we will be including.  We will be happy to meet you to pick up donated items or you can mail them to Zach.  Please message or email with any questions.  Email is:  zachslidzforkidz@gmail.com  Thank you for supporting these amazing kids!!   #bethelight  #couragemaker

Wednesday

“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened,

that it cannot save;

nor His ear heavy,

that it cannot hear.”

~Isaiah 59:1, NKJV~

 

Mrs. Rebecca Williams

Bro. Matt’s mother fell but didn’t break anything.  She did get cuts and “bruises on top of bruises”.  Pray for her as she deals with soreness and other recovery issues.  Also, thank God she was not hurt more seriously.

Porgy Scarle

This friend from Fluker has a bone disease that had made walking or standing very painful.  Pray for him as he continues to process of seeking treatment to improve his condition.  Pray for his wife, his caregiver, too.

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

I think more of our churches need to provide services to families of children with special needs, the deaf, etc.  Who does God have waiting to be involved in programs such as this?

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Family Trademarks” –  http://odb.org/?tz=-07
  •  “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”                                                                                      -I John: 4:7~
  • “Love is the Theme” –    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KFXeuCOslY

 

Operation Christmas Child

  • The impact that we have seen on our children in this country since we started many years ago is huge. Many restricted areas were impossible for us to enter, but now the church and OCC ministry have great access and impact on them. One pastor shared with us how it was important for his church to have these boxes with them so they could enter to very poor and forgotten areas. As the local church is giving boxes to these children they started to see transformation in the lives of children as well as the parents.
  • “Our daughter’s birthday is July 25th so why not have Christmas in July. When I reminded her about filling the OCC boxes each November at church I asked her if she would like to accept gifts for kids around the world instead of herself. She eagerly agreed and today her friends brought these wonderful toys, candy and hygiene items for the international kiddos. God has blessed us with two kind-hearted daughter’s and wonderful friends. In His Name!” – Liz C.
  • After one distribution event in Lithuania, one young woman came up to us and told us that she had received a shoebox in the same place ten years ago. She hardly could hold her tears back because the event and the shoebox she received at that time made a great impact in her life. Her parents would not allow her to go to church, but she would read the booklet ‘The Greatest Gift of All’ and pray to Jesus. This year she came to the OCC event with her child and decided to join the local church.
  • “An Unexpected Blessing” –  https://www.facebook.com/notes/operation-christmas-child/an-unexpected-blessing/450862791095
  • Please ask me if you need help in participating in this wonderful ministry.

 

“Love is the family resemblance the world should see in followers of Christ.”                                                                                                                                                               ~Our Daily Bread~

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday Addition

I forgot to mention that Sherry Day got a very good report yesterday on her recent radiation surgery for a brain tumor.  The tumor is shrinking!  There are no new ones!  Sherry gives the glory to God!

Connected

  • One day workshop for ladies interested in missions
  • August 16th
  • FBC, Ponchatoula
  • Let me know by Sunday if you are interested in attending.  The association will pay your fee this year.
  • After that, you can still register at the door.

 

Tuesday

“Teacher, we know that You say and teach rightly,

and You do not show personal favoritism,

but teach the way of God in truth.”

~Luke 20:21, NKJV~

 

Reminder:  The family who received our food donations last Wednesday will not need any more this Wednesday.  Thank-you for your generosity last week.

Barbara “Bobbye” Jean Easley

Born: October 05, 1935
Died: July 27, 2014

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2618047&fh_id=10545

Pray for all the people affected by the ebola virus.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/28/2nd-american-infected-with-ebola-amid-fears-outbreak-spread-to-african-megacity/?intcmp=latestnews

Don’t forget to pray for Dr. Kent Brantly and Ms. Nancy Writebol.

Vacation Bible School

  • Montpelier Baptist Church
  • This week
  • 5:30 – 8:15

Baptist Press –  BPNews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Confident Access” –  http://odb.org/?tz=-07
  • “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”                                                                                                                                        ~Hebrews 4:16~ 
  • “Jesus, I Come”  -  http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Jesus_I_Come/

We don’t know what this day holds, but make sure it is a day to share Jesus in some way.

Anna Lee

Monday

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,

you will say to this mountain,

‘Move from here to there,’

and it will move.”

~Matthew 17:20b, NASB~

 

Jean Easley

Jean was better for a few days, but has regressed again.  Pray for Jean, Joe, and other family members.

Mary Belle “Pet” Brown Little

Born: April 09, 1925
Died: July 26, 2014

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2617310&fh_id=10545

Revival Dates

East Fork Baptist Church 

July 27th- 30th Bro. RE Clark is our Evangelist and Bro Steve Bishop will be leading worship.
July 27th -11am with Dinner on the Grounds following and at 6:30pm July 28th, 29th and 30th-7pm

New Zion Baptist Church

August 10-15 with preaching by Rev. Larry Blades

Senior Adults of Two Rivers Association - September 8-10

  • Monday, Sept. 8 – New Zion
  • Tuesday, Sept. 9 – Kedron
  • Wednesday, Sept 10 – Greensburg

Operation Christmas Child

  • OCC delivers gifts to boys and girls who might not otherwise receive any gifts, but most importantly, the shoe boxes “deliver Jesus”.
  • Friendship Circle Sunday School class will shop for anyone who needs someone to shop for them.
  • Proposed important dates to mark on your calendar
    • Craft days to make items for the shoeboxes – Two Saturdays, September 13 & 27
    • Packing party – Saturday, November 1
  • If you choose not to purchase items, you can help with the $7.00 per box shipping fee.
  • I’m already getting good reports from church members and Sunday School classes.
  • Merry, merry Christmas!

Bro. Jonathan and Ashley Statham have accepted the call of FBC, K to serve as worship leaders.  They will be moving here soon.  The Nielsen family will be at FBC, K for two more Sundays.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Two Rivers Associational WMU Meeting

  • This morning at 10:00
  • New Zion Baptist Church
  • Covered dish lunch to follow meeting

David and I were at four different churches yesterday for four different reasons!  It was an awesome day!  I don’t plan to try to do this too often, but it certainly was a great day!  I hope you found your way to study and worship yesterday too.

Anna Lee

Sunday Urgent Request

Please pray for this 33 year old American doctor with a big heart for others.

URGENT PRAYER NEED: Dr. Kent Brantly, Medical Director for theSamaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia, has tested positive for the Ebola virus. He is currently undergoing treatment at a Samaritan’s Purse isolation center at ELWA Hospital. Samaritan’s Purse is continuing medical operations at our Ebola Case Management Centers in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Liberia Ministry of Health, and other global health authorities.

Dr. Brantly is married with two children. Samaritan’s Purse is committed to doing everything possible to help Dr. Brantly during this time of crisis. We ask everyone to please pray for him and his family.

Sunday

“If it is possible,

as far as it depends on you,

live at peace with everyone.” 

~Romans 12:18 NIV~

 

Mrs. Doris Young is still in North Oaks.  Friday, she had a good day, but Saturday was a different story.  Doris is the mother of  Wanda Miller and sister of Betty Simpson.  Pray as tests are continuing to be done.

Mrs. Marilyn Dees is not recovering from her surgery as quickly as hoped.  Please pray for her, Mr. Earl, their children, and the medical staff at North Oaks.

Macy Gueldner on Caring Bridge -  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal/view/id/53d47c51ab28b91438426331

Operation Christmas Child begins today at FBC, K with Christmas in August.    I’m so excited!

Disaster Relief – If you are interested in learning more about how people are being helped and opportunities to help, “like” SBC Disaster Relief.

Today is the day Bro. Jonathan and Ashley Statham will be at FBC, K in view of a call as worship leaders.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Saturday

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, 

but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.  

~Proverbs 29:25~

 

Update on Porgy Scarle

Thanks for all the prayers and please keep them coming. Dr. Said he has a fractured vertebra and some healing rib fractures we didn’t know about. We see internist on Monday for treatment plan and hopefully to see what’s causing the osteoporosis to be so bad. He is tired from the 2 days to Baton Rouge so he has had a good bit of pain today but usually hurts just when he stands or tries to walk. Thanks agin for the calls and especially the prayers.

Operation Christmas Child

SBC Disaster Relief
If you use Facebook, you may want to “like” SBC Disaster Relief.
First Baptist Church, Kentwood Today
  • 90th Birthday Party for Mr. Burnell Simpson
  • Choir Practice & Meet and Greet for Bro. Jonathan/”Miss” Ashley Statham in view of a call tomorrow as minister of music

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Make today count!

Anna Lee

Friday

“For God speaks time and again,

but a person may not notice it.

In a dream, a vision in the night,

when deep sleep falls on people

as they slumber on their beds.”

~Job 33:14-15, HCSB~

 

Sherry Day had an MRI Monday and will return Monday, July 28th, to learn the results.  Pray for her as she waits and for a good report.

Shirley Humphrey‘s surgery went well.  She’s home now and waiting until next week when she can get results from the doctor.  Thank God for her progress so far and ask Him to be with her as she waits to see her doctor next week.

Mrs. Joan M. Roberts - June 29, 1927 – July 24, 2014 –  http://www.hartmanfuneralhomeofmccomb.com/obituaries/Joan-Roberts-2/#!/Obituary

Thank-you for contributing food to the family who had a need.  Your generous donations will make it unnecessary to give food again this coming Wednesday.

Baptist Press –  http://www.bpnews.net/

Operation Christmas Child – Today at 1:00 you are invited to my Sunday School room to help cut, tie knots, punch holes, etc. for an OCC display.  You cannot be too old or too young if you can do the tasks listed.  Working together is fun.  Come join us.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

“God’s good news is too good to keep to ourselves.”  (Our Daily Bread)

Anna Lee