Monday

Taste and see that the LORD is good;  

blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

~Psalm 34:8 NIV~

 

Cush Shaw – Pray for the brother of Mrs. Kathryn Kuss and Coach Elton Shaw as surgery is done in Hammond today.

Koltyn Gafford (Written by his dad)

Koltyn had fairly decent weekend while mama and daddy went home to spend time with the other kids, while nanna and poppy stayed with Koltyn. The dr change some meds to give Koltyn some relief, please keep praying for Koltyn on his road to recovery. Thank y’all!

Margaret Bel Dees

Born: March 26, 1921
Died: January 24, 2015

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2925940&fh_id=10545

“Frozen Food Sunday” coming up!

(Fresh or home processed canned or frozen fruits and vegetables also greatly appreciated.)

“Young” Ladies Birthday Party

  • Tomorrow
  • 11:00 at The Cafe
  • Celebrating December and January birthdays
  • Come join us!

Read the Bible in 2015 –  Genesis 12-15

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “Strengthen My Hands” http://odb.org/
  • Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.                                                                                                  ~Nehemiah 6:9~                  
    ” Make an effort to present yourself to God                                        as a tried-and-true worker,                                                                  who doesn’t need to be ashamed                                                            but is one who interprets the message of truth correctly.”                                                                                    ~2 Timothy 2:15 (CEB)~
  • “To the Work” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/o/tothewor.htm

This is another week with numerous deaths.  Do/say things that are comforting to the family members.

Anna Lee

Sunday Afternoon

I would appreciate your prayers for my son Will (Graham, grandson of Rev. Billy Graham) as he gets ready to speak this evening at the “We Are One” event in Ferguson, MO. Several of the city’s pastors came together to organize this event in an effort to bring unity and healing to the community after the violence and unrest that followed the shooting of Michael Brown. Read more about the event and how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Rapid Response Team has been ministering to the people of Ferguson here: billygraham.org/

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have been in Ferguson, Missouri, since Thanksgiving. They’ll go home with countless stories of God’s goodness.
Mr. Lynwood Browning passed away suddenly yesterday at home.  We’ve only know him for a couple years, but quickly learned he was a fine man.  He will be missed.

Sunday

I pray that out of his glorious riches

he may strengthen you with power

through his Spirit in your inner being,

~Ephesians 3:16 NIV~

 

Mr. Glen Allen (a great man)

Shelby Glenn Allen

Born: February 03, 1919
Died: January 24, 2015         (10 days short of being 96)                                                                   http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/2925594

The missions breakfast at Pine Ridge this morning will benefit Macy Gueldner.  Come out at 8:00 and support her and her family.  We’ve been praying for her for over a year.

Ladies’ Night Planning Meeting – Meet me in my Sunday School classroom at 3:00 this afternoon to have a part in planning the next event, “Love Letters”,  which will be on February 26th.

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11:00 at The Cafe.  Join us as we celebrate the birthdays for December and January.

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “Quiet Rest” – http://odb.org/
  • I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;                                                               for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.                                                                                                                          ~Psalm 4:8~                                             “He gathers the lambs in His arms                                                                      and carries them close to His heart.”                                                                                                                      ~Isaiah 40:11~
  • “Near to the Heart of God” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/n/e/neartoth.htm

Read the Bible in 2015 –  Romans 7-8 – http://www.biblestudytools.com/romans/passage.aspx?q=romans+7;romans+8

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.  Make sure you don’t try to make it your own day.

Anna Lee

Saturday Addition

Koltyn Gafford

Update from Brad: “Koltyn had a ok day yesterday, he was little fussy, he did get some sleep last night! Kristin Russell Gafford and I came to Amite to get some Rest and spend some time with Koltyns big brother and sister! Nanna and Poppy are down there with Koltyn so let’s pray that koltyn has a good weekend!!”

Saturday

I can do everything through him

who gives me strength.

~Philippians 4:13 NIV~

 

Inez Dykes Hudspeth Warren Barrilleaux – “Miss” “Teatsie

Born: May 08, 1925
Died: January 22, 2015

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2925011&fh_id=10545

Cheryl Young Brown – Sister of Juanice Skinner

http://www.actionnews17.com/Obits/cheryl-young-brown-469677

Hope Center

  •  Donated clothing and toys for the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans.
  •  Number of food bank “customers”‘ is getting close to 400 now (amazing since Hope has only been open for four months)

Baptist Press –  bpnews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Answer the Cry” – http://odb.org/
  • [The Lord] will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry.                                                                                                                       ~Isaiah 30:19~
  • “Does Jesus Care When My Heart is Pained?” - https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/695

Read the Bible in 2015 –  Matthew 5-7

I trust you know how much Jesus cares for you.  If in doubt, ask a pastor or Christian friend.

Anna Lee

Friday

“Don’t worry about anything,

but in everything,

through prayer and petition with thanksgiving,

let your requests be made known to God.”

~Philippians 4:6, HCSB~

 

Macy Gueldner

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal/view/id/54c184cfa689b4903e89892c

Andy Davidson

Mrs. Fay Raborn asked us to pray for her daughter’s sister-in-law.

Please pray for Andy Davidson who is very sick. Andy is sister-in-law
of Becky Raborn Davidson and is a patient at North Oaks. She will
appreciate your prayer support so much.

Koltyn Gafford

According to Koltyn’s dad, yesterday was not a good day for Koltyn, so let’s pray extra hard today.

Update: 1-22-15

Koltyn didn’t have a good day today, very fussy and didn’t want anybody touching him, his O2 level is a little low, and he’s getting a breathing treatment to take care of that, so please keep praying that he gets a good nights rest and has a great day tomorrow.

Devotional, Scripture and a Song

  • “When Others Won’t Forgive” – http://odb.org/
  • Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.                   But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind                                               and straining toward what is ahead,                                                                         I press on toward the goal to win the prize                                                           for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.                                                                                                                  -Philippians 3: 13-14-
  • “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/o/wondergj.htm

Camp Living Waters

Today, Monica picked up the items from the church that we had collected.  She was pleased and said she could use EVERYTHING to help set up the five trailers.  What she needs now is one coffee pot and two small microwaves.  If you have these items, please let me know.  Used is fine.

Tues, Bro. Ronnie gave us some very practical ideas about how we can minister and meet needs in our communities.  I’ll share a few of them here:

  • Free outdoor concerts
  • Block parties (The association has equipment that can be used.)
  • Uniform drives
  • Backyard Bible Clubs
  • Tutoring
  • Helping with transportation to appointments, church, etc.
  • Child care
  • Teaching parenting skills

Bible Study this morning – Rhoda (Acts 12: 12-17)

Read the Bible in 2015Isaiah 12-17

I hope you found some concerns to pray about and some helping information.  Thanks for looking up and reading this post.  May God be honored and glorified!

Anna Lee

Thursday

The LORD gives strength to his people;

the LORD blesses his people with peace.

~Psalm 29:11 (NIV)~

 

Koltyn Gafford (Written by his dad)

resting after a full day of ‪#‎toddlercrossfit‬ aka therapy (mostly with his eyes opened) and a nice bath now ready for a good nights rest and back at again tomorrow.

Mrs. Mildred Birch

“Miss” Mildred has a bulging disk in her neck.  Surgery will not be done, so please pray the injections she gets, beginning this morning, help her out.

Baptist Press:  FIRST-PERSON: The Spiritual State of the Union 

http://bpnews.net/44066/firstperson-the-spiritual-state-of-the-union

This is a letter from Camp Living Waters about the need for volunteers and meals in March.  Who is available and willing?

January 21, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Friday, March 27, 2015, Camp Living Waters will have the Campers on Missions working at the camp.  Campers on Missions (COM) is a group of folks from all over the state.  They build, repair, paint and maintain church camp facilities and Louisiana College.  COM has served by getting the facilities ready for the spring and summer camps.   The camp provides the materials and supplies for the projects.   Because they are willing to minister to us by their hard work, we are asking for our local churches to help us by covering the food expense and to bless them by your ministry.

We are asking that your church or group provide either lunch or supper for this group (40 – 60) Monday-Thursday.  I will know for certain on Sunday, March 22 the total number.

We will provide the drinks.

Lunch is served at noon. Lunch is usually something light, such as soup, sandwiches, or hamburgers.  Side items have included chips, salad, or fresh fruit.

Supper is served at 5:30.  In the past supper has been jambalaya, spaghetti, pork, fried chicken and even pizza. Side dishes that compliment the main course are appreciated.  We can provide the garden salad items.

Desserts are not needed as they usually bring enough on their own.

In order for a meal not to be duplicated, please let me know what you wish to provide as soon as possible.  I would like to have the meal schedule completed by Feb 9th, 2015.

We also are asking for volunteers to come to the camp and help out with the breakfast meal.  This would be Monday – Thursday also.  I need 2 volunteers each day from 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.  There is no serving line, but I would need help with clean up.

If you have any questions, please email me or call my home.  985-345-3315.

Thank you so much for your prayers.

In His Service,

Monica Maddox

gmoma0508@outlook.com

Facebook: Camp Living Waters

Baptist Pressbpnews.org

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

I especially like the second paragraph.

  • Rejoice with those who rejoice,
         and weep with those who weep
                                         ~Rom. 12:15~

Ladies’ Bible Study

  • Tomorrow at 10:00 in Fellowship Hall of FBC, K
  • Rhoda – Read Acts 12: 12-17

“Young Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday at 11 at The Cafe in Kentwood
  • Celebrating December and January birthdays

Planning Meeting for the next Ladies’ Night

  • Sunday at 3 P.M.
  • My classroom
  • Come if you are interested in helping plan our February meeting.

Operation Christmas Child

Filled paper bags are being turned in.  If you have a bag, please fill it and return to the area across from the kitchen.  If you, as an individual, do not have a bag, please get one or more, fill them, and return them as soon as possible.  We have a lot of boxes to fill to make many little hearts smile at the end of the year.

Thank-you! 

I often present needs here and you graciously respond to these needs.  For example:

  • Monica Maddox is coming from Camp Living Waters Friday to pick up the items you donated.
  • We are approaching our goal for Lottie Moon.  The “candy cane” is looking real good!
  • You donate to Hope Center and give of your time to volunteer there.
  • We filled more shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child than we have ever done before.

Thank you for the many ways you show the love of God (and others) dwells in your heart!

Read the Bible in 2015 – Job 5-6

Have a great day.  May your life abound with blessings.

Anna Lee