Thursday Afternoon

The paperback Bibles and Christian magazines were delivered this morning.  There were about 250 Bibles.  We didn’t do an exact count.  We also included a number of magazines. Our supply will last for a while, but then we will need more items.  Start your own collection.  I’ll keep some boxes at the church for your convenience.


One thing I ask from the LORD,

this only do I seek:

that I may dwell in the house of the LORD

all the days of my life,

to gaze on the beauty of the LORD

and to seek him in his temple.


Gloria Gill’s conversion went well.  She’s home and resting for a couple of days before getting out.  Pray the heart conversion holds this time.

Jerry Doughty‘s heart valve replacement went well yesterday.  Thank God for that and pray all continues to go well.

Jim Watson, one of our neighbors, is hospitalized in Covington.  He has several issues that are being addressed.

Two more Amite deaths:


Reading the Bible – I Samuel 18-20 & Psalm 83
Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 2
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because,
having stood the test,
that person will receive the crown of life
that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
~James 1:12 (NIV)~
“We’ll Understand it Better By and By”


Annie Armstrong –

PAPERBACK Bibles are being delivered to the jail this morning!  Thank you so much to all who have brought them.  With the large number of inmates and the changing population, we still have need of more Bibles.  If you bring them, we will deliver them!

What a blessing it is to work with the boys and girls as we study missions on Wednesday nights!
Anna Lee


Keep my decrees and follow them.

I am the LORD, who makes you holy.


I had a nice phone visit with Charlotte Alford and got an update on Kristy Alford.  She completed round one of chemo and is on round two.  Charlotte said Kristy is very positive and encourages all those around her.

Ora Lee WIlson is still waiting for a biopsy report by has an appointment with a doctor in Jackson.  Pray for Ora Lee and her family.

Bettye Fussell was disappointed to learn her next chemo will be delayed a little because of her weight-loss.  Pray she will be able to eat more.

Andy Boone is still in Ochsner, on Jefferson.  He’s having some difficult days.  Please pray for Andy and his family.

Jerry Doughty of Amite will be having a valve replacement at Lakeview in Covington this morning.  Please pray for Jerry, his doctors, and his family.


Missions Celebration for WMU ladies.  Friday evening and Saturday morning next week in Mandeville – This Friday is the deadline for registration.  Contact me if you need more information.


Read the Bible – I Samuel 15-17 and Psalm 82 . (I got behind in my readings.  Pray that I catch up soon.)


Wednesday – Missions night for children at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering –


PAPERBACK Bibles for prisoners – A delivery will be made to the jail tomorrow.  If you don’t get your Bibles in today, they will be included in the next delivery.


Items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home – Bring to the stairwell at the office entrance of FBC, Kentwood.




Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Put on the full armor of God,

so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

~Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)~

“I’m in the Lord’s Army”


Make today count.  Be an encourager to someone today.

Anna Lee

Tuesday Addition

I forgot to mention that Doris Young is hospitalized at Greensburg.  Please pray for her.

I also forgot to ask for prayer for David’s sister-in-law’s dad, Mr. Elwood Courtney of Holden.  He had his 98th birthday last week.  Both he and his wife are not in good health.


Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

do not fret—it leads only to evil.  

For those who are evil will be destroyed,

but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

~Psalm 37:8-9~


Glen Magee, Jr. is back at work following his heart ablation.  Pray for both Glen and Lisa as they both have been dealing with heart issues.

Gloria Gill is back in A-fib and will have another heart conversion tomorrow at St. Tammany.  Pray this one is the one that will work.

Please continue to pray for Andy and Betty Taylor.  He will be having the cellulitis removed from his toe tomorrow in Franklinton.

Betty asks that we pray for her brother, Warren Zigler, 60, who is having some issues with blood flow in his neck.  Warren lives in Tennessee.

Betty also asks for continued prayers for her aunt, Billie Jean Booty.  She’s at Tulane now, but will be moved soon.

Donna Fay Miller is doing better now.  She was finally diagnosed with a viral, not bacterial problem.  This should end weeks of problems.  She thanking God for allowing her to find the care she needed.

Debi Bales mother, Mildred Jacobsen, is having a difficult season with health issues.  Pray for Debi’s family.

Pray for a former Amite resident and one of my former students, Joanne Seymour.  She has just had a port implanted so she can go through chemotherapy.

Pray for Peggy Luce, wife of Dr. David Luce.  She has completed his first chemo and only has 34 more to go.  They served in a church west of Amite, but now live out from McComb.

David saw his pulmonary doctor about the spot that had been on his lung at one time.  It is still gone.  Thank-you for praying for David and all his issues the last couple of years.  For now, he seems to be doing better with each problem.  God has blessed us again and again.


Robert E. Branch


Mary Evelyn Duncan Cutrer


Betty Jo Hughes
Mission Projects/Needs
  • The PAPERBACK Bibles will be delivered to the jail Thursday morning.  If you have some to contribute, please get them to the stairwell by the office entrance to FBC,Kentwood by noon Wednesday.  If you are unable to get them this time, please bring them for the next delivery.  There are 400+ prisoners in Amite with the population constantly changing, so we will never be able to stay “caught-up”.  There will be a continuous need.
  • Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Special Needs – FBC, Kentwood distributed a blue half-sheet of paper with a list of need such as dishcloths and batteries.  If you have these items, you can continue to bring them to the office stairwell area.  I am in contact with the LBCH and will see they are delivered to the proper people.


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – One of the missionary couples we saw and heard Saturday at M-Jam is supported through the AAEO.  They are doing a special work in a difficult area of New Orleans.  Pray and give so they can continue to do what God has called them to do.




Read the Bible in 2017 – I Samuel 13-14 and Psalm 81.  I think I may have forgotten to tell you to watch the videos on Ruth and I Samuel at

If you didn’t start this on January 1st, don’t fret.  You can start at day one at any time.  After a year of reading, you will have read the whole Bible.


“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.

It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

~Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)~

“His Eye is on the Sparrow” – This is one of my favorite songs.  I’m reading Billy Graham’s autobiography.  It’s easy to think about Ethel Waters singing this song at all the crusades.


Spend some time thanking God for all He does for you.

Anna Lee




So then, brothers and sisters,

stand firm and hold fast

to the teachings we passed on to you,

whether by word of mouth or by letter.

~2 Thessalonians 2:15~

So far, the doctors at North Oaks have not been able to identify Margaret Oliver‘s problem. She will see a new doctor and have additional testing today.  She has been admitted.

Sonja Bradley has lost her second young child.  Please pray for this family.

Roy and Diane Turner were at church and helping lead the singing yesterday, only hours after a terrible accident.  She has a number of cuts and bruises.  Thank God they survived the wreck and were able to worship God within hours.

Please continue to pray for Andy and Betty Taylor.  They seem to go from one health issue to another one.  They are missed when they are unable to be in church.

Donna Fay Miller is home and improving from her pneumonia.  Pray she keeps getting better.


There will be a ladies’ prayer breakfast before  Sunday School next week.  Sign the list at the church or contact the church office to be added to the list.  A missionary who is on stateside assignment will be the speaker.

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – March 28th at 11 A.M.



Be sure to turn in PAPERBACK Bibles for the jail and items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  You can leave your items in the stairwell by the office entrance.  The Bibles will be delivered Thursday morning, so please get them in by Wednesday night.  I’m checking on the deadline for the items for the children’s home.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering



Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk,

so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

~1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV)~

“Read the Bible “ –

Isn’t that good advice?

Bible Reading for Today – I Samuel 9-12 and Psalm 80

Anna Lee





I have no greater joy

than to hear that my children

are walking in the truth.


The Children in Action who attended M-Jam in New Orleans represented FBC, Kentwood well.  It was a good mission experience.


Read the Bible – I Samuel 4-8 and Psalm 79


Thom S.



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday. March 28th, at 11:00 at The Cafe


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – KAIROS MOMENTS AT THE RESONATE CHURCH –

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee



Saturday Addition

I’ve been forgetting to include a prayer request from Kay Roberts.  Her sister-in-law, Carol Ann Alford (Jimmy’s wife), is preparing for knee surgery next week, but has developed a kidney infection.  Kaye asks that we pray the infection clears up so Carol Ann can have the surgery as scheduled.


The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,

and the one who is wise saves lives.

If the righteous receive their due on earth,

how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

Margaret Oliver is staying with her daughter, Sandra, for now.  Keep praying.

Adrian Rayborn has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia.  Please pray for him and his family.

Krista Easley had a mild stroke and is doing okay.  She’s in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Please keep praying.


Read the Bible today – I Samuel 1-3 & Psalm 78


Children in Action are on a trip to M-Jam in New Orleans today.  Pray they have a wonderful experience and a safe journey going and coming home.


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – KAIROS MOMENTS AT THE RESONATE CHURCH –


A psalm of David.

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.                                                                                                  ~Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)~

“He Leadeth Me”


Get prepared for tomorrow, the Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee