Tuesday

Two Missionaries Killed in Jamaicahttp://www.christianpost.com/news/american-missionaries-found-brutally-murdered-jamaica-163181/

If we are thrown into the blazing furnace,

the God we serve is able to deliver us from it,

and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.

 But even if he does not,

we want you to know, Your Majesty,

that we will not serve your gods

or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

~Daniel 3: 17-18~

I didn’t look for this verse to go with that article.  It came to my computer.

Let’s continue to pray for Jeff Tolar as he has back surgery, his fourth one, today.

Caleb Smith, son of Dr. and Mrs. Danny Smith of Spring Creek, was ordained to the ministry Sunday and serving at Bethany of Baywood Church.   Let’s pray for this young man and for the church where he will be serving.  I heard him speak a couple times and felt he was sharing from a tender heart.

Wanzie Spring

Born: April 19, 1927
Died: May 01, 2016

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/3690960

 

Scripture Writing – I Thessalonians 5:16-22

Baptist Pressbpnews.net and http://baptistmessage.com/all-i-can-do-is-thank-god-i-was-spared-says-baptist-music-minister-who-survived-brussels-terror-attack/

 

For all graduates, families, and friends: “The Don’t of Graduation” – http://waylonbailey.com/2016/05/02/the-donts-of-graduation/

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

How will God touch your life today?  How will he touch the heart of those around you?

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday – New Request

Estelle Warren called to ask for prayers for her son-in-law, Melvin Battles, of Amite.  Kristi, a former former student, is married to him.  Melvin has been treated for cancer for a while.  He was transferred to Ochsner in New Orleans early last week.  He has a new problem that has not been identified yet.  Estelle said Melvin and his family really need our prayers.  Please pray for Melvin, Kristi, the doctors, and the rest of the Battles family.  Thank-you so much.

Monday

“I will live in the house of the Lord forever.”

~Psalm 23:6b NLT, 2nd ed.~

 

Chris Faller, a yound, distant cousin

Tomorrow I start a five day stretch of the most powerful MS med on the market, Lemtrada. The infusions alone last five hours but then I have to wait 4 hours forobservation before I can leave. I’m gonna have some loooong days this week. I’m really hoping I’ll finally be able to get out of this wheelchair and be able to walk outside with my daughter come fiday

Gabriel Estay injured a knee playing football Friday.  Pray for him as he sees a specialist.
Andy Taylor and Firma Kay Schneeweiss were both feeling better and able to be at church yesterday.  Thank God for their improvement.
Margaret Oliver is regaining use of her right hand.  Pray for her as she continues to improve through therapy.
Please remember these appointments:
3rd – Jeff Tolar‘s fourth back surgery
5th – National Day of Prayer and Susan Rimes‘ appointment
6th – Cindy Knight Edward‘s surgery and Andy Taylor‘s appointment
27th – Susan Rimes’ appointment
Scripture Writing – Colossians 3:15-17
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I forgot to include these sites over the weekend.

Friday Morning’s Bible Study – completing John 5

Operation Christmas Child – Check a wreath at church for a small card with a need for out shoeboxes.  Bring items to me or take to my Sunday School class.  Let’s pack some wonderful boxes for children who might otherwise not have Christmas.  Always remember, appropriate Christian materials in the child’s language are included in each box.  Your box could be the very one to introduce a child to Jesus.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song 

It’s going to rain again today.  That’s okay because “The is the day the Lord has made”.  Let you light shine, rain or shine!
Anna Lee

Sunday

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

~Proverbs 13:12~

 

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5, 2016.  Make plans to participate in some way.

Scripture WritingColossians 1:3-7

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Have a great Lord’s day!

Anna Lee

Saturday Addition

Hunter Michael McGregor

Born: December 08, 1996
Died: April 29, 2016

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/3690128

Mildred R. Smart

Born: October 20, 1939
Died: April 29, 2016

Saturday

for everyone born of God overcomes the world.

This is the victory that has overcome the world,

even our faith.  

~I John 5:4~

 

Jennie made it safely home to her family.  We are still thanking God for our brief visit together.  It was almost a year since we last saw her.  That’s the shortest time ever!  Yes, we were greatly surprised and thrilled!  We are so appreciative of all the family and friends who were “in on the secret” and helped it to happen.  What a blessing!

Rene Deck Terrell’s uncle passed away.  She was close to him.

http://www.lusainmemorial.com/obits/jamesdeck.htm

Jimmy “Doobie” Koleszar

Born: August 19, 1957
Died: April 28, 2016

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public%3Aobituaries.view&o_id=3680454&fh_id=10545

Hunter McGregor – I cannot find an obituary for Hunter yet.

Scripture Writing – Psalm 150:1-6

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Today is the day to be sure you have everything lined up for tomorrow (Bible study, clothing, lunch plans, etc.) so tomorrow morning flows smoothly.

Anna Lee

Friday

 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?  

~Psalm 118:6~

 

Betty said that Bobby Simpson got a good lab report from the recent procedure on his back.  Join them in thanking God.

Jeff Tolar will have his fourth back surgery on Tuesday, May 3rd.

Cindy Knight Edwards will have surgery to remove a large, precancerous mass on Friday, May 6th.  Please join me in praying for Cindy.

 

Scripture WritingJohn 14:1-4

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Bible Study this morning at 10:00John 5

 

Today is a new day – a new start!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Thursday

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~

Last night, as I was preparing the devotional for tonight’s Ladies’ Night: Upsy-Daisy, I found this verse in my inbox.  It fits perfectly!  It was a God-wink!  I think we all need Scriptural reminders periodically.  God has them waiting for us!

Speaking of Ladies’ Night, it’s tonight at 6:15.  I hope each of you area ladies will be coming and bringing a guest or two.  Remind your friends from area churches.  Do it now.  If you put it off, it will be too late tomorrow.

Our musical guests will be back at popular request.  We’ll have Heather and Emily Miller sharing their talents on the violins.  You don’t want to miss these two young ladies. Not only are they talented, but they use their talents for the Lord.

 

Jennie has been here for two days.  What a surprise she gave us!  What a blessing it has been to visit, shop, and eat together!  She’ll begin her flights home about noon today.  I know her family has missed her.  They were so excited about surprising us.  We were shocked, but so pleased.  In about  twenty years of living far away, this was a first!

Please feel free to pray for her as she travels home and begins to adjust to the seven hour time difference.  Thank God for the opportunity she had to come to the states and learn some things that will impact her work with those who are learning new languages.

 

Scripture WritingMatthew 6:28-34

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 North American Missions – meettheneed.org/explore/namb.php?orgtemp=3003http

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

  • “I have loved you,” says the Lord.                                                                                                                                                   ~ Malachi 1:2~

 

Women’s Ministry 

  • Tonight  – Ladies’ Night: Upsy-Daisy – 6:15 P.M.
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – 10:00 A.M. – Continuation of John 5

 

Thank-you for your encouragement!

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“Go, stand in the temple courts,”

he said,

“and tell the people

all about this new life.”

~Acts 5:20~

 

Olivia Widas has been released from the hospital and is home again.  Thank you for praying for her.

Frieda Jones will be having her second eye surgery today.  As you pray for her, please pray for her doctor, Dr. Neil, too.

Rev. Ed Jenkins

Bro. Ed’s funeral service were yesterday at 1:00pm today at Palestine Baptist Church in Bogalusa. Bro. Ed was in the ministry for over 60 years and ministered to many of our churches in our three associations. I personally benefited from this dear servant’s ministry. He was such an encourager. – Bro. Stan

Edward Jenkins went to spend eternal life with his Lord on April 22, 2016 at the age of 90.He spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ for sixty two years as a Southern Baptist Minister throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alonzo; mother, Josephine; wife, Oneita Stogner Jenkins; sisters, Ava Mizell, Elsie Stephenson, and brothers Erval Jenkins and Ellis Jenkins.

Edward is survived by a brother, Cleatus “Red” Jenkins; three sons, and daughter-in-laws,Lonnie and Sandy Jenkins, Charles and Brenda Jenkins, and Carey and Sharon Jenkins. “Pawpaw” dearly loved his nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Palestine Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 P.M. on Monday, April 25, 2016. The Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate the service.

Active Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Scott Jenkins, Brandon Jenkins, Josh Jenkins, Tanner Jenkins, and friends, Buddy Banks and Mike Stogner.

 

Patricia Ferlong Hart

Born: January 16, 1927
Died: April 26, 2016

Scripture Writing Matthew 6:25-27
North American Mission Board – Ministries – http://www.namb.net/ministries/
Baptist Press bpnews.net
Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Reminder – Ladies’ Night: “Upsy-Daisy” will begin at 6:15 tomorrow night.  Come and bring a friend.  Ladies and girls from area churches are invited to attend.

Thank-you for praying.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“Tell to the generation to come

the praises of the LORD,

and His strength and His wondrous works

that He has done.”

~Psalm 78:4b NKJV~

 

My family has been plotting for a couple months to surprise us.  They did!!!! Mid-afternoon yesterday, my sister showed up with Jennie!  She has been at a conference in Denver for over a week and decided on a side trip to Kentwood for a few days before returning to her family.  David and I were SHOCKED, but very pleased to see her!  Thank to all who helped with the cover-up!  Special thanks to my son-in-law who not only allowed her to be gone for two weeks, but who is keeping everything in the household going with four children, a dog, and new job responsibilities!

 

Scripture WritingHebrews 12: 1-2

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“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Today the 11:00 A.M.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Meant to be Understood” – http://odb.org/2016/04/26/meant-to-be-understood/
  • Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us.                                                                                                                                          ~Romans 15:4~
  • “Holy Bible, Book Devine”

Annie Armstrong Offering for North America – Send Cities – Washington D.C. – http://www.namb.net/dc/

This day awaits us….

Anna Lee