Category Archives: Bible Drill


For where your treasure is,

there your heart will be also.

~Matthew 6:21~



Dennis Travis is out of North Oaks and doing much better.  Thank you for praying for him.

Pray for Mrs. Anne Hurst as she has an MRI on her knee Wednesday and then gets results.

Mr. J.D. Smith will be having shoulder surgery next week.  Pray all goes well and the surgery relieves him of his pain.

Pray for the youth of FBC, Kentwood, New Zion, and Spring Creek as they go to camp in GA at the end of this week.  Pray for the Lord to touch hearts, friendships to be strengthened, and for traveling grace.  I thank God the children will have this opportunity.



Read the Bible – Jeremiah 10-13 & Psalm 16.


Operation Christmas Child – Bring your toy donations to my classroom before Sunday School.  Remember, everything we send must fit in one shoebox, so think of small dolls, cars, jump ropes, stuffed animals, etc.


The Bible Study of Ezekiel continues Friday morning at 10.

Opportunities for your children and grandchildren

  • Missions class at 6 P.M. Wednesdays
  • Bible Drill class at 6 P.M. Sundays


Our Sunday School Lesson on the Good Samaritan left us with the command to “Do!”. May we all learn the things that are important, for example, caring for others, and “do” them


May the Lord watch our and guide the leaders of the many countries around the world.

Anna Lee




Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends


I forgot to share David‘s good news from Friday afternoon.  His eyes are doing great!  The retina specialist said he was graduating David to six months without an appointment.

Speaking of graduating, Mallory did that yesterday, but we did not get to watch it.  The church did not have the wi-fi necessary.  We did see a few pictures and hope to hear a report from the family today.

There have been a couple of area deaths, but I’m waiting for obituaries from the funeral home before I share them.


Read the Bible today – Ecc. 9-12 & Psalm 10


Vacation Bible School is available at several churches today/this week for your children/grandchildren.


Bible Drill class for children will be tonight at 6 P.M.


There will be no Third Thursday Gatherings this summer, but we will resume in September.  I do have my piano in the cabin thanks to a wonderful group of young, strong friends from church.  I’ll be looking forward to a good ole hymn singing time.  Come with a list of favorites!


Have a blessed Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee







For if, while we were God’s enemies,

we were reconciled to him

through the death of his Son,

how much more, having been reconciled,

shall we be saved through his life!

~Romans 5:10~


Praise report from Martha Pevey Dagro:

I “graduated” from breast surgeon/oncologist appointments every 3 months to going every 6 months!!!
So thankful and grateful for God’s AMAZING GRACE!!!


Request from Frances Gay:

My friend Darlene Ainsworth’s daughter has been diagnosed with MS.  She has 2 small children, 8 yrs. and 4 mos.   She requested prayers.  Darlene’s mother and I were best friends in Eastern Star before she passed away.

Update on Shea Williams:

Shea’s surgery went well.  She’s recovering and looking forward to putting all this behind her.

Read the Bible – I missed a day, so I’ll post two days today.

Wednesday – Psalm 1-2, Psa;m 147, & Video on “Psalms” found at

Thursday – Proverbs 1-3, Psalm 148, & Video on Proverbs found at

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy teaching the children at church on Wednesdays (Children on Mission) and Sundays (Bible Drill Class)?  I love my little friends, their eager hearts, their willingness to help each other, and so much more.  If you have a child or grandchild from Pre-K – 5th grade, I hope you are bringing them at 6 P.M. each week.  If not, please do so.


VBS Registration and Kick-Off Celebration – Sunday night from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sign up your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends by coming.  Lots of food and games will be available as well as the opportunity to sign up and get t-shirts, etc. for VBS.


Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12   We are enjoying learning about and from this book of the Bible.


Sunday School – 9:15 each Sunday.  We have numerous classes, so there is a class “just right” for everyone!




Louisiana Baptist


Thank-you to those who bring red beans and rice for us to share with two local food pantries.  The food is in my car and ready for delivery.  Thanks for supporting a mission project of the Children in Action.



Keep asking, and it will be given to you.

Keep searching, and you will find.

Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

~Matthew 7:7 HCSB~

“Bring Them In”


That’s our responsibility!

Anna Lee



What we have received is not the spirit of the world,

but the Spirit who is from God,

so that we may understand

what God has freely given us.


Andy and Betty Taylor are better.  Thank-you for praying for them.

Phillip Strickland is doing much better.  Continue to pray for him and his family as he undergoes treatment.

I understand Bettye Fussell did not have her treatment Monday. but hopefully will next week.  Keep her in your prayers.

Pray for all the area families dealing with sickness, long-term illness, or death.  It is our responsibility to pray for them and to give any help we can.


Baptist Press

Louisiana Baptist


Thom S.


Reading the Bible – Job 20-23 & Psalm 140

Children’s Classes at FBC, Kentwood

  • Sunday School – 9:15 A.M.
  • Sunday Night – Bible Drill – 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday Night – Missions Class – 6 P.M.
  • VBS and Camp this summer
  • There is a nursery available for every service.

Adult Bible Study at FBC, Kentwood

  • Numerous Sunday School Classes – 9:15 A.M.
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M.

Youth Opportunities

  • Sunday – 10 A.M. & 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday – 6 P.M.
  • Camps, Trips, etc. – Contact Bro. Wendell


VBS at FBC, Kentwood will be from 8:30 – 11:30 June 5-9


“The fear of human opinion disables;

trusting in God protects you from that.”

~Proverbs 29:25 MSG~

Yield Not to Temptation


Make this world a better place for someone today by showing God’s love.

Anna Lee



My aim is to evangelize

where Christ has not been named,

so that I will not build on someone else’s foundation,

but, as it is written:

‘Those who were not told about Him will see,

and those who have not heard will understand.’

~Romans 15: 20-21 HCSB~


Rylin Wilkinson, great-grandson of Lea Smith, is doing well.  He was able to sit in a wheelchair.  Pray he continues to quickly recover from his “deer” accident.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon will be at North Oaks for a few more days.  Please keep praying for her. Mr. “Cete’s” cold is much better.


Read the Bible – Micah 5-7 & Psalm 131



Wednesday Nights – Children in Action (Missions) Class meets at 6:00

Sunday Nights – Bible Drill Class meets at 6 P.M.

Third Thursday at the Cabin – This week; begins at 6:30.  We will have a new duet team this week, Margie Williams and Kathy Dykes.

Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M.

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday, May 23rd at 11 A.M.


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~

“I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”


Who holds your tomorrow?  

Anna Lee


Mother’s Day

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God;

may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.


Please continue to pray for Rod Smith.  Frank and Mary Alice Fox gave us a good update on him.  He and his family, including Jeremy who has kidney stones, need your prayers.

Pray for Debbie WIlkinson as she has a new evaluation at M.D. Anderson today and receives results tomorrow.

Mt. Nebo’s pastor and his family had a difficult day Saturday.  Bro. Randol Camardelle’s brother passed away and his wife’s mother broke her femur.

We lost a kind, gentle neighbor this week.

J. Hugh D. Young

October 20, 1941 – May 12, 2017


Read the Bible today.  Micah 1-4, Psalm 130, and video “Micah” at

For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

 ~Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)~

“My Mother’s Bible”

Third Thursday at the Cabin – We will have some first-time at the cabin special music this week.  Margie Williams and Kathy Dykes will be singing for us.  I’m looking forward to another night of blessings.

Bible Drill Class at 6 P.M. tonight at FBC.  Send your children/grandchildren to learn about their Bible.


Honor special ladies in your life today!

Anna Lee



Then I said: “LORD, the God of heaven,

the great and awesome God,

who keeps his covenant of love

with those who love him and keep his commandments,


Lillie Strickland fell and broke both ones in an arm yesterday after her gym recital.  They are properly set now.  Pray for Lillie as she continues her busy little life with a temporary handicap.

Carol Jean Conerly made it to the worship service at church last night.  It was good to see her walking and back in God’s house.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams was released from ICU at Tuoro yesterday.  He needs our prayers for recovery from his recent stroke.


Read the Bible today – Hosea 6-10 & Psalm 123


Please remember to bring red beans and rice for our donation to local food pantries.

This afternoon, there will be a baby shower for Laney Connelly White at 2 P.M. at her sister’s home on Westmoreland Road.

There will also be a VBS meeting at 4:00 P.M. today at church for all the volunteers who plan to serve in VBS at FBC, Kentwood June 5-9, 2017.

The Bible Drill class for children who will be K-5 next school year will meet at 6:00 tonight at FBC, Kentwood.


“God knew what he was doing from the very beginning.

He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him

along the same lines as the life of his Son.

The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored.

We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him.”

~Romans 8:29MSG~

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”



May you walk today be close to Jesus!

Anna Lee


This is what the LORD says:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,

who draws strength from mere flesh

and whose heart turns away from the LORD.


Pray for Andy Taylor.  He has had shingles for about a week.  It seems he gets one problem better, but manages to have another problem develop.

Bill Sellers and Barbara Hutchinson were both released from the hospital yesterday.  Pray for a good recovery from surgery for both of the.


Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Kentwood will settle at the corner by the firehouse at noon today.  If you live/work elsewhere, check of the local prayer time for them.


Bible Readings – Isaiah 61-64 & Psalm 120

I’m happy to report the bad weather Sunday did not stop boys and girls coming to Bible Drill class.  Also, it did not stop them from coming to missions class last night.

Two mission projects you can participate in:

  • Paperback Bibles for prisoners at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail
  • Dry beans and rice for local food pantries


Coming soon – VBS at FBC, Kentwood – June 5-9.  There will be a planning meeting for workers Sunday afternoon at 4 P.M.


Ladies Bible Study – Friday morning at 10 A.M. – Ezekiel 8




Two Rivers Associational One Night Revival – FBC, Kentwood Saturday night


“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,

for kings and all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

~1 Timothy 2:1-2~

Doxology – YouTube –

Don’t you know God is pleased to hear our prayers?

I often ask children who would like to pray and am thrilled with all the volunteers.

Anna Lee


 Worship the LORD your God,

and his blessing will be on your food and water.

I will take away sickness from among you,


Pray for Bill Sellers as he has emergency appendix surgery today.

Pray for Ryan “Rufus” Williams as he moves to Touro for aggressive therapy.

Pray for Jan Yarborough as she has hip surgery at OLOL today.

Please continue to pray for “Miss” Othell Williams who is in North Oaks with a broken hip and a broken shoulder.


Read the Bible – Isaiah 55-57 & Psalm 119:129-152


Children in Action (Missions) – 6 P.M. Wednesdays

Bible Drill K-5th – 6 P.M. Sundays


Finally, brethren, pray for us,

that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified,

just as it is with you.

~2 Thessalonians 3:1 NKJV~

“To God be the Glory” – I just saw the Canton area church that was destroyed and not one of the people there had a scratch.  May God’s Work be spread because of this incident.


“To God be the Glory” this day!

Anna Lee


Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.



Thank God for

  • Rev. Bill Ichter being well enough to return home again.
  • Phillip Strickland, and Carol Jean Conerly making it back home following surgery.
  • Wayne McNabb and Gloria Gill doing better.
  • Rod Smith showing improvement.
  • Faithful caregivers.

Pray for

  • Barbara Hutchinson as she has knee surgery today.
  • Janice Yarborough as she has hip surgery tomorrow.
  • Bettye Fussell as she has her 4th chemo today.


Correction – I made a mistake in the zipcode for Phillip Strickland.  The corrected address is 1135 Hwy. 51 N, Osyka, MS 39657.  I know he and his family, like many others, will appreciate your words of encouragement.


It’s history!

We had our first night of Bible Drill class night.  Our focus was John 3:16.  Despite the bad weather earlier, we had a great attendance and a great desire to learn more.  We will meet again next Sunday at 6 P.M.  If you have any boys or girls who will be in K-5 next year, we would love to have them join us.  The more the merrier because we are learning how to use and understand our Bibles better.  Thanks to workers who love both the Bible and children!

Study the Bible today! – Isaiah 52-54, Psalm 119:97-128, & video “Kingdom” on




And without faith it is impossible to please God,

because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists

and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

~Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)~

“Faith is the Victory”


Your faith is indeed a victory.  Share it today!

Anna Lee