Category Archives: Operation Christmas Child

Monday

But those who hope in the LORD

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.

~Isaiah 40:31~

Pray for J.D. Smith as he is admitted to the hospital this morning for shoulder surgery around noon.  Pray the surgery goes well allowing him more use and less pain in the future.

Pray for Betty Simpson who is having back issues.

COL KENNETH “KEN” WALLACE SEYMOUR, U. S. ARMY (Ret.)

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Read the Bible – Jeremiah 37-39 & Psalm  23

Ladies, don’t forget the birthday party tomorrow at The Cafe to honor some special ladies.  We will meet at 11 A.M.

Have a blessed Monday by being a blessing to someone.

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

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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

 

 

Monday

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.

 

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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

 

 

Sunday

“Accept one another, then,

just as Christ accepted you,

in order to bring praise to God.”

~Romans 15:7 NIV~

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Read the Bible – Jer. 7-9 & Psalm 15

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Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, K

Operation Christmas Child – Don’t forget to make some purchases all along so we will be able to pack lots of shoeboxes for needy children around the world.  You are always welcome to bring them to me before Sunday School, any week of the year.

 

All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me,

because I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for yourselves.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

~Matthew 11:29-30 HCSB~

“Are Ye Able?” 

 

This is a special day to honor dad and the memory of dads.  They influence their children when they are trying to and when they do no realize they are doing so!

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

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Peggy “Peggy Sue” Mitchell Newman

November 12, 1961 – June 10, 2017

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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

Tuesday

And hope does not put us to shame,

because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts

through the Holy Spirit,

who has been given to us.

 

Carol Jean Conerly received very good news yesterday.  She did not cause any injury to her new knee when she fell Sunday.  Thank God for that!

Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby Dillon are both improving a little each day.  Please continue to pray for them.

Jonboy Moore

June 23, 1998 – May 21, 2017

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Rebecca Annette Blades

August 19, 1981 – May 14, 2017

Operation Christmas Child 

 

Read the Bible – Job 16-19 & Psalm 139

 

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“Young Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • 11 A.M. today
  • The Cafe
  • Celebrating birthdays

 

Red Beans and Rice – Sunday will end our official collection of beans and rice for local food pantries.  Be sure to get your contributions in.

 

You are a chosen race,

a royal priesthood,

a holy nation,

a people for His possession,

so that you may proclaim the praises of the One

who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

~1 Peter 2:9 HCSB~

“Tell the Good News”

 

Tell the “Good News” to someone today!

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

Devotional image from Rick Warren

“Get up, cry out in the night,

even as the night begins.

Pour out your heart like water in prayer to the Lord.”

~Lamentations 2:19a NCV~

 

Margaret “Sis” Oliver is at her daughter, Sandra’s, house.

 

Nadine Anderson of Amite passed away Thursday morning.

Charles Cleborn “Cleve” Tidwell

January 30, 1933 – April 07, 2017

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Huey Dalton Morgan

December 20, 1935 – April 06, 2017

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Read the Bible – I Kings 17-19 and Psalm 99

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Operation Christmas Child will have plastic shoeboxes, in red and green, printed and available for packing this year.  This will make the box a lasting gift to go with the gifts inside.

Remember this:

Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way

will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

~James 5:20~

“Rescue the Perishing”

 

“Jesus Messiah”, Easter cantata, tomorrow night at FBC, Kentwood at 7 P.M.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Friday Addition – OCC

Today’s report from Operation Christmas Child

We have an exciting announcement—the numbers are in! Join us in praising God for 11,485,662 shoebox gifts packed in 2016! That’s 11,485,662 children and 11,485,662 Gospel Opportunities, packed by all of YOU…WOW!

Please continue to pray for each child receiving these gifts, that they will feel God’s love and experience the Good News and Great Joy of Jesus Christ. Since the project began, over 146 million shoebox gifts have been collected and delivered to children in more than 150 countries around the world.

Shoebox gifts collected in 2016 by country:
United States – 9,121,799
United Kingdom – 872,104
Canada – 664,525
Germany – 388,673
Australia & New Zealand – 346,592
Spain – 41,107
Finland – 37,144
Japan – 13,718
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Total: 11,485,662 Gospel Opportunities

Monday

The LORD gives strength to his people;

the LORD blesses his people with peace.

 

Luther Terrell may have had back surgery Wednesday, but he was at church both yesterday morning and again last night.  He will be home a while before he gets clearance to return to his truck driving job.

Please pray for Andy Taylor as he sees a lung specialist and undergoes tests tomorrow.

Frances Gay is scheduled for outpatient surgery Wednesday at Ochsner clinic in Covington.  Please pray.

Bobby Forbes will have several by-passes at Ochsner hospital in Covington tomorrow.  Pray for him, his surgeon, the medical staff, and the family as they wait.

 

Continue to pray for all the people who have be injured or lost family members in the storm that has crossed the southeast USA over the last week.  Pray for them to be able to get damaged homes, businesses, schools, and churches restored and replaced.  Many people from area churches are helping in disaster relief.  If you would like to contribute some needed items, bring them to FBC, Kentwood.  They will be passed on to an area in need.  Our usual spot to leave such items, is just inside the door to the office entrance under the stairwell.  Suggested items are:

Food Items:

Non-perishable
Manual Can-openers
Plastic Food Containers
Zip-lock Baggies
Baby Supplies:
Diapers/wipes
Personal Care
Formula

Personal Care:

Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Comb/Brush
Deodorant/Shampoo/Soap
Feminine Products
Towels

Other:

Bottled Water
Gatorade
Pet Food & Supplies
Clothing
Phone Chargers

Household Items:

Cleaning Supplies – Pinesol, Lysol, Trash Bags, Buckets,
Mops/Brooms/Dust Pans
Paper Products
Laundry Detergent
Clorox
Hand Cleaner
Dawn Dish Liquid
Disinfectant Wipes
Rubber Gloves

Shelter Supplies:

Tarps
Roofing Nails
Rakes/ Shovels/Brooms
Plastic Totes W/Lids
5 Gal Buckets W/Lids
Trash Cans
Flashlights/Batteries
Duct Tape
Hand Tools – Hammer/ Pliers/ Screwdrivers/Saws
Rain Ponchos
Work Gloves
Blankets
Generators
First Aid Kits

Please bring these items as soon as possible.  Thanks!

 

Scripture Reading – Exodus 20-21, Psalm 23, and video on Exodus 19-40

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“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

And let us not neglect our meeting together,

as some people do,

but encourage one another,

especially now that the day of his return is drawing near”

~Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT, 2nd ed.~

“To the Work”

 

Have a great week serving the Lord!

Anna Lee