Category Archives: Missions

Sunday

“And let us consider how we may spur one another

on toward love and good deeds.”

~Hebrews 10:24 NIV~

 

 

Read the Bible today – Jeremiah 33-36 & Psalm 22

Tuesday, we will have our monthly “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Come at 12:00 to help us celebrate the birthdays of some special ladies.

Pray for

  • Youth from our area at camp
  • Vacation Bible Schools in our area next week
  • Short term missionaries
  • Long term missionaries
  • Members of church staffs today
  • Celebration at Taylor Creek today and services at all our churches
  • Breakfast benefit at Pine Ridge this morning
  • Those being baptized today
  • Decisions that need to be made today

 

The doors of your church will be open today.  Will you be there?

Anna Lee

Saturday

We’ve had many days of bad weather.  Today, it finally delayed posting TPL.  First, my satellite was down.  When it came it, the server for TPL needed to be rebooted.  Such is the story of the technology we love to use each day.

Husbands, love your wives,

just as Christ loved the church

and gave himself up for her

Two couples we know celebrated 50 years of marriage yesterday.  When couples stay married that long, love surely is a part of the marriage.  That is because God is the third member of the team.

Pray for the youth from several area churches as they continue their long trip to camp today.  I’m so glad each youth and each adult got to go.

Pray for Courtney Creel who will soon be going on a mission trip to Guatemala with a church from Birmingham.

 

Two area churches are having special events tomorrow.

  • Pine Ridge will have their monthly breakfast to raise funds for a needy cause.  The breakfast buffet will be served at 8 A.M.
  • Taylor Creek will formally celebrate the change of their name at 10:30 tomorrow.

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 30-32, Psalsm 21, and the video “The Law” found at jointhebibleproject.com

 

Be sure you clear your calendar so you can be in the Lord’s house somewhere tomorrow.

Anna Lee

Friday

 

Have I not commanded you?

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid;

do not be discouraged,

for the LORD your God will be with you

wherever you go.”

~Joshua 1:9~

 

Cheryl Dillon is now home from her knee surgery.  She’s doing well.

 

Dan Joseph DiVittorio, Jr.

November 13, 1961 – June 21, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4270487?fh_id=10545

Many of the church youth will be leaving tonight for camp in Georgia this week.  Pray for the camp to minister to them and touch their young lives.  Pray for the adults who will accompany the youth that they will have wisdom and understanding, as well as patience. Pray for each youth to be open to all the opportunities to grow in the Lord.  May the youth come back and be a mighty force in influencing other youth as well as the adults and children in our church.

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 26-29 & Psalm 20

Bible Study at 10 – Ezekiel 13

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SBC: The World’s Largest Family Reunion – https://www.imb.org/2017/06/22/sbc-the-worlds-largest-family-reunion/ – Take time to consider how your church could fill in your area of the map.  We can make a bigger difference if we all work together!

 

Many of us will be shopping some in the next few days.  Consider beginning your shopping for Operation Christmas Child.  Items that you might consider – bars of soap, washcloths, toy cars and dolls, balls, small purses, and flashlights with batteries.

 

Have a blessed day!  Be a blessing to someone!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“The LORD brings death and makes alive;

he brings down to the grave and raises up.

 The LORD sends poverty and wealth;

he humbles and he exalts.

~1 Samuel 2:6-7~

This verse doesn’t say so, but he also sends the rain and the sunshine.

 

Tropical storm “Cindy” will soon be here.  I think I should ask you to be prepared for lots of rain.  My neighborhood will not flood, but I pray for those facing more flooding, especially those who have not recovered from the flood of last August yet.  Remember to take precautions ahead of time. http://www.actionnews17.com/news/tangipahoa-parish-government-monitors-tropical-weather-2124411

 

Continue to pray for the leaders of our world and our country.

 

Thank God for the many Vacation Bible Schools in our area this summer.  I love seeing the many pictures posted on Facebook.  I think VBS is the greatest thing churches do for children all year long.  Thankfully, most churches have VBS and invest time, money, and love into it each year.

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 14-17 & Psalm 17

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Friday Morning Bible Study will be at 10 A.M. Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC.

 

Operation Christmas Child will send “shoeboxes” to thousands of children in November IF we make our purchases and pack the boxes for shipment.  To do this in a big way means we need to shop in a big way beginning now.  Smart shoppers always have their eyes open for sales and for seasonal items.  Those who shop now are welcome to bring their items to my Sunday School room.  I will store them until we pack the boxes.  We want to help some needy children have some special items and INTRODUCE THEM TO JESUS!

 

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

~Colossians 3:2 NIV~

“When they Ring those Golden Bells”

FBC, Kentwood has their bells(chimes) ringing at times that give people who attend church, but live out of town, get to hear them.  People in town can enjoy them every day. Thanks to those who undertook to purchase the bells years ago and to those who keep them going today.  The music is certainly beautiful.

Make a point of hearing some of the songs that first impacted your live.

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

 Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

Please pray for Matt, Shea, and Lindsay as they begin their long journey home today.

Pray for Mallory and Miles as they complete their trip stateside this afternoon.  Pray for those left at home too!

 

New Baby – Brynnlee Havin was born to Bro. Gary and “Miss” Cory yesterday.  All are doing well.

 

Read the Bible – Ecc.. 9-12 and Psalm 10

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Vacation Bible Schools seem to be doing very well this week!  Thank God for the boys and girls attending and all the volunteers working.

Pray God uses the volunteers at area Vacation Bible Schools to impact young lives today.

Anna Lee

Monday

Remember the wonders he has done,

his miracles,

and the judgments he pronounced.

Mrs. Estelle Raborn is home again from North Oaks.  Please be in prayer for her and Mr. Bobby each day.

Pray for two of our grandchildren who will make their first international flights without their parents Monday and Tuesday.  They are very experienced travelers having flown regularly since they were babies.

Frankie L. Gehringer, Jr.

May 12, 1932 – June 09, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/frankie-gehringer-jr-

Peggy “Peggy Sue” Mitchell Newman

November 12, 1961 – June 10, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4260489?fh_id=10545

Reading the Bible – Ecc. 5-8 & Psalm 9

 

Thanks to those who brought red beans and rice.  They have been delivered to The Hope Center in Roseland and to God’s Storehouse in Amite.  Thank-you for helping meet emergency food needs by local families.

 

There will be a number of Vacation Bible Schools this week.  If you are on Facebook, you can check my posts of VBS opportunities in different area churches or you can check the posts of various churches to see when each one is having VBS this year.

 

It’s time to begin thinking of the 350 shoeboxes we will be packing at the end of October.  Please keep your eyes open for hairbrushes, bath soap, calculators, jump ropes, bandanas, small cars and trucks, and small dolls.  You may bring your items to me or to my classroom next to the choir room.  We will need your assistance each month for the next five months.  Let’s get busy and begin accumulating the items we will need for 350 shoeboxes.  Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan’s Purse which is under the leadership of Rev. Franklin Graham.  Let’s do our part in accumulating and packing items.  In November, our church will again be a collection site for area churches, clubs, and individuals.  We have ladies available to shop for you if you want to help financially.  I will give you another list of items in about six weeks.

 

There will be no Third Thursday meeting this week or in the next two months.  We will resume the Third Thursday of September.  I will be happy to share my piano for some sweet hymn singing by everyone.

 

Have a wonderful Monday.  Remember, to love your neighbor as yourself today.

Anna Lee

Monday

For our light and momentary troubles

are achieving for us an eternal glory

that far outweighs them all.

 

Please pray for Bobby and Estelle Raborn.  She is back at North Oaks.

Please pray for Mr. Harlon Toney and family.  He will be seeing a new doctor in Baton Rouge today.

Pray for Ryan “Rufus” Williams who is scheduled for a move to Specialty Rehab in Hammond by the end of the week.

 

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Read the Bible – Proverbs 13-15 and Psalm 2

 

Today, several churches will kick-off their 2017 VBS.  I hope your children/grandchildren/nieces and nephews are lined up to be a part of one.  I am excited to say I will be teaching missions to the older children at FBC, Kentwood.  Today, we will have a guest who will tell about delivering Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes to children in a far-away country.  We start at 8:30 today.
Make today count for His glory!

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

The one who is victorious will, like them,

be dressed in white.

I will never blot out the name of that person

from the book of life,

but will acknowledge that name

before my Father and his angels.

~Revelation 3:5~

 

 

It’s Vacation Bible School time!  In the coming weeks, almost all our churches will be going “all out” to bring in children and teach children about God and His Word.  The themes will be different, the decorations will vary, the workers will not be the same, but the reasoning is the same in each case.  I encourage you to support the VBS in your church and in other churches.  It’s not about “my church” and “our VBS”, but about helping children learn about God and to come to a personal relationship with Him!

 

FBC, Kentwood will begin Sunday with a registration party from 5-7 P.M.  Bring the family so they will learn to be comfortable with our church and our people.  VBS will begin Monday morning at 8:30 in the sanctuary and conclude at 11:30 in the sanctuary.  Parent night is Friday.  Come see some of what your child/children have learned.  Lend us to us each morning for a week.  I know their lives will be greatly impacted in a positive way.

 

Later, this summer, as other churches have VBS, you will soon realize there are many different themes that will be used this summer.  It’s okay for children to participate in more than one VBS.  Neither my children or I did that, but I certainly see the advantage of being in different programs in different churches.  Each church only wants to be a part the life of the children.  Give your child/children all such opportunities that will work for your family.  That can make a “heavenly and eternal” difference!

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 7-9 and Psalm 150.

 

 

You may enjoy reading this Baptist Press article about Tim Tebow, http://bpnews.net/48973/tebow-preps-homeschoolers-for-impressionable-times.

 

Remember to keep the Lord in your weekend.  

Anna Lee

 

P.S. The server needed to be rebooted for me to get into The Prayer Link today.  Jason has already left for a fishing tournament by the time I realized there was a problem.  I was able to tell him about it as soon as he called after the tournament, but he had to travel home to do what was necessary.  By that time, I was sidetracked.  I decided to post what I had written as a Google document this morning.

I want to add the link to the Waylon Bailey document.  It seems like he has VBS thoughts this morning just like I did.  David and I did spend some time at the church this afternoon preparing my room for teaching missions during VBS.

The link is http://waylonbailey.com/2017/06/03/next-gen-vbs/.

 

 

Thursday

 

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 jointhebibleproject.com

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

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!

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

 

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

 

Wednesday

Thanks for understanding I was controlled by a cough for the last two days.  Thankfully, I’m better now.

 

But from everlasting to everlasting

the LORD’s love is with those who fear him,

and his righteousness with their children’s children—

~Psalm 103:17~

 

Good News!  Bettye Fussell’s blood count was good enough for her to be able to get her fifth treatment this week.  Pray for her as she moves forward in beating the cancer!

 

Oler “Ann” Page Tyrney

April 30, 1936 – May 29, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/oler-ann-tyrney

Kenneth Lee Wheeler

July 15, 1939 – May 27, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4248085&fh_id=10545

Read the Bible – Job 40-42 & Psalm 146

 

The Lord’s Church has officially changed its name after much consideration and prayer. It is now Taylor Creek Baptist Church.  Nothing concerning their leadership or focus has changed, only the name.  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Don Meadows.

The Hope Center in Roseland is updating paperwork for those who receive food baskets each month.  If you know of anyone who needs to update their information, please remind them to do so as soon as possible.

 

“You made my whole being;

you formed me in my mother’s body.”

~Psalm 139:13 NCV~

“He Leadeth Me”

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Tonight – Children in Action for children up to 5th grade.  Learn about missions at 6 P.M.

 

Pray for the children and teachers as they make the most of their summer holidays.  Pray for wise choices for the summer days and for safety in all they do.

 

Pray for Bobby Spinks and others from NOBTS as they travel to the Amazon to share the message of Jesus with those who do not know him.  You may not be traveling to the Amazon, you you surely can take Jesus with you this week wherever you go.

Anna Lee