To the roots of the mountains I sank down;

the earth beneath barred me in forever.

But you, LORD my God,

brought my life up from the pit.

~Jonah 2:6~


Rev. Bill Ichter continues to be hospitalized with pneumonia in Minden.  His daughter said the hospital staff is talking about releasing him.

Phillip Strickland continues to be in Ochsner and is not home yet.  Let’s pray they keep him until he is well enough to be back at home.


Bobby Ray Tigner


Read the Bible – Isaiah 39-41 and Psalm 118 (You might also want to look at videos of Isaiah and Holiness on

Bible Drill Class for children in Grades K-5/ Sunday evening at 6 P.M.

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 7 Interesting!

Baptist Press –


Gospel Music Opportunities the Sunday Evening

  • Lewiston Baptist Church
  • New Zion Baptist Church


Mission Project – Bring your bags of red beans and rice to the church so the Children in Action can contribute them to two food pantries.  This collection will continue through the month of May, so you have not missed the deadline.


“Those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace

and reap a harvest of goodness.”

~James 3:18 TLB~

“Peace Like a River”

Thanks for checking this site and praying today.

Anna Lee






Thursday Evening

I have two updates to share this evening.

  • Bobbie Magee has mercer disease and is in isolation.  Pray for her and for her family.
  • Wayne McNabb will require nose surgery.  Heart tests continue to be done to help identify the original problem.  Please pray for Wayne and his family.


“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said,

“and tell the people all about this new life.”


Wayne McNabb broke his nose in three places yesterday when he fell.  He will be having some tests on his heart.  Please pray for Wayne and his family.  He is at North Oaks.

Bettye Fussell is enjoying having Jill, her daughter, around this week.  Bettye is having some good days.  Please continue to pray for her and her family.


Charles Gus Baham

August 03, 1936 – April 26, 2017

Willie Elliott Newsom, Jr.

March 02, 1966 – April 25, 2017

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

~1Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV~

“Sweet Hour of Prayer”


Read the Bible – Isaiah 36-38 & Psalm 117

A Bible Drill class will begin Sunday night at FBC, Kentwood for boys and girls in K-5th grade.  We will meet in the sanctuary at 6 P.M. before going to our class.  Ask Bro. Wendell or me any questions you might have.

Friday Morning Bible Study meets at 10:00 and usually in the fellowship hall.  We will be studying Ezekiel 7 this week.

The Children in Action (missions class) meets on Wednesday nights at 6 P.M.  We are collecting beans and rice until the end of May.  At that time the food will be shared with some local food pantries.  You may drop your beans off at the church at the office entrance stairwell or under the stairs that go to the balcony.  Thanks for helping us with this mission project.


May this Thursday give you some great opportunities to be a witness for our Lord.

Anna Lee



Wednesday Evening

Smiley Conerly called this afternoon to say Carol Jean‘s surgery went well.  The therapists are anxious to get her up and going.  Pray for her as she does just that.

Lilly Strickland said her daddy, Phillip, may get to come home tomorrow.  Pray for continued improvement for him.


For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom,

and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.


Carol Jean Conerly is at OLOL for knee replacement surgery this morning.  Pray all goes well.  She expects to spend at least one night there.  Today, let’s get that surgery covered with our prayers.

Bettye Fussell‘s doctor recommends three more treatments before surgery.  Pray for her as the looks forward to having that surgery.  Please continue to pray for her family too.

Pray for Ryan “Rufus” Williams’ and his family as he moves closer to rehab, rather than a hospital environment.  Thank God for all the signs of improvement they have seen.

Rev. Bill Ichter of Minden, LA . has been hospitalized for double pneumonia since Friday.  He’s know to many in this area as a former music minister at FBC, Amite and as a music missionary to Brazil for many years.  Please pray for this wonderful man.

Rebecca “Becky” Peters Day

August 07, 1959 – April 24, 2017

Read the Bible – Isaiah 36-38 & Psalm 117


Children in Action will meet tonight at 6:00 at FBC, Kentwood.  This is for elementary age students, both boys and girls.


All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD.

All the families of the nations will bow down before You,

for kingship belongs to the LORD;

He rules over the nations.

~Psalm 22:27-28 HCSB~

“Just as I Am”


I am excited to announce that the new opportunity for at children will be a Bible Drill Class. I’ll post more information tomorrow.

Anna Lee




I know that everything God does will endure forever;

nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.

God does it so that people will fear him.


Bettye Fussell got great news when she saw her oncologist in New Orleans yesterday.  The chemo is working!  Join with many others in thanking God for this answer to prayer.

Bobbie Magee has been admitted to St. Tammany Hospital with pneumonia.  Bobbie has been sick for a couple weeks.  Pray for Bobbie, her doctor, and her family.

Sue Field Hood

“You will keep your friends if you forgive them,

but you will lose your friends if you keep talking about what they did wrong.”

~Proverbs 17:9 CEV~



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • This morning at 11:00
  • The Cafe
  • Come share lunch with us.
  • Ladies with April birthdays who are . being honored
    • Othell Williams
    • Catherine Yarborough
    • Gail Brister
    • Annie Bell Harrell
    • Virginia McKenzie



Reading the Bible – Isaiah 31-35 & Psalm 116


Children in Action

  • Tomorrow night at 6 P.M.
  • Boys and Girls through 5th grade
  • Learn about missions
  • Leading a drive to collect red beans and rice to give to two local food pantries.  Boxes are available at the office entrance and under the balcony steps.


I’m thankful to know you are a believer in Christ and in our opportunity to pray any time and any place we choose.

Anna Lee







For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,

but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

~2 Timothy 1:7~


Pray for Carol Jean Conerly as she prepares for knee replacement surgery Wednesday morning . She will be in OLOL in Baton Rouge.


Remember the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party tomorrow morning at The Cafe.  We will meet at 11:00 and celebrate those who have April birthdays.



Read the Bible – Isaiah 28-30 & Psalm 115


“Be patient with each other,

making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”

~Ephesians 4:2b TLB~

“Let Others See Jesus in You”


Make today a special day for someone today.

Anna Lee

Lord’s Day

Praise the LORD, my soul,

and forget not all his benefits—

Psalm 103:2

Give praise to the Lord, O my soul;

let not all his blessings go from your memory.

Psalm 103:2 (Bible in Basic English)


Please continue to pray for Phillip Strickland and Bettye Fussell and their families.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams has progressed to sitting up and physical therapy.  Keep up the prayers for this family too.


Reading the Bible – Isaiah 23-27 & Psalm 117 . (I got behind again, but will complete the catching-up today.  It’s okay if this happens to you too.  Just don’t give up.)


Thomas S.



“A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”

~Proverbs 19:11 NIV~

“Just when I Need Him Most” 



Today – Missions March for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering at 10:30 during morning worship @ FBC, Kentwood

Coming next week – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at The Cafe at 11:00


Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”

And let the one who hears say, “Come!”

Let the one who is thirsty come;

and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

Please pray for my former student, Joanne Seymour, who took her second chemo yesterday.

Please continue to pray for Ryan “Rufus” Williams of Spring Creek.  He continues to have blood pressure issues which are causing seizures.  His family is stressed and tired.  Keep them in your prayers too.

Pray for tomorrow’s church services in all our area churches.  May lives be changed as hearts are touched by the Lord.


Missions March – Sunday morning at 10:30 in the FBC, Kentwood Sanctuary – Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions


Bible Reading – Isaiah 18-22 & Psalm 113


I pray this: that your love will keep on growing

in knowledge and every kind of discernment.

~Philippians 1:9 HCSB~

“May the Lord Depend on You”


What can God expect from you this weekend?

Anna Lee




David also said to Solomon his son,

“Be strong and courageous, and do the work.

Do not be afraid or discouraged,

for the LORD God, my God, is with you.

He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work

for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.


Phillip Strickland‘s mom reported they are pleased with the surgery results.  Phillip is progressing according to expectations.  Please keep praying for Phillip and the rest of his family.

Susan Rimes has been fitted with a back brace and is adjusting to wearing it. This plan replaces the idea of having some surgery.  Pray for her as she continues to make this change.


Janie F. Ashmore

October 31, 1944 – April 19, 2017

Read the Bible – Isaiah 13-17 & Psalm 112



“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.

Then your light will shine out from the darkness,

and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

The Lord will guide you continually,

giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength.

You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.”

~Isaiah 58:10-11 NLT, 2nd ed.~

“Serve the Lord with Gladness”


Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 6


Don’t forget to bring red beans and rice for our local mission project.  You can put them by the bin for Bibles at the church.


I always say that the Third Thursday Gathering is my favorite event of every month.  Last night was no different.  In fact, it was so good I told David it ranked as one of the very best ones yet.  We are so thankful that others come here to help make this happen.  We couldn’t do this without you.  We had a people from eight different churches including one person who was new to our gathering and one who hadn’t been here in a while.  Thank-you to everyone who blesses us by coming.

Anna Lee