Do not be anxious about anything,

but in every situation,

by prayer and petition,

with thanksgiving,

present your requests to God.

And the peace of God,

which transcends all understanding,

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

~Philippians 4:6-7~



Wednesday night, after prayer meeting, mission’s class, and youth,  we had a visitor at church.  It was Nathan Bell.  He thanks the adults there who had been great influences on his life, people who encouraged, even pushed him in the right direction.  Nathan has served on three foreign fields and hopefully is moving from the west coast to the east coast with his family.  He spoke of the influence of FBC, Kentwood on his life.  I can say it was a blessing to have been part of those he chose to see that night.  Thank-you, Nathan, for being a man who showed your appreciation this week.  May God continue to watch over you and your family.



Mrs. Ruby Dillon continues to not feel her best.  She will see her doctor Tuesday.  Please continue to pray for her.

Mr. John Phillips will be having double knee replacement today.  Pray all goes well and that he will be able to walk again when his physical therapy is completed.


Christopher Brent Davison

December 18, 1965 – July 19, 2017




Operation Christmas Child 

  • Laura DeBlanc let me know Dirt Cheap in Amite also has composition books 10 for $1.00.  Betty Taylor bought some at Dirt Cheap in McComb and Charlene Miller in Hammond.  Shop while the supply lasts.
  • Bring your items to my Sunday School classroom before Sunday School.  I’ll be there early and waiting for you.
  • We shopped yesterday and just couldn’t help ourselves, so we also bought some other items we found with good prices.
  • Sunday, I will list what we will focus our shopping on next week.
  • Remember, it will be a big group effort to pack 350 shoeboxes this year.



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe
  • Honors our June Birthday Ladies
  • Everyone is invited to join us!


Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • 10 A.M.
  • Ezekiel 17



Read the Bible – Nehemiah 1-3 & Psalm 48

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“Open My Eyes that I May See”



May God open our eyes to see the opportunities around us.

Anna Lee





For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

~Psalm 1:6~


Andy Taylor is set for surgery on his right hand that will hopefully make it more useful.  Pray for him as he goes through all the preparatory work now.  Pray for his coming surgery.

Mrs. Evelyn Bridges is now stable.  It seems the surgery was effective.  Please continue to pray for her and her family members who have been so faithful to care for her.

Betty Fussell‘s surgery is scheduled for July 27th.  Keep her and her family in your prayers.

Tish Fairburn has begun her chemo.  Pray for her as she goes through this process.

Miss Fay Shoemaker spent three days in the hospital, but is now home.  Add her to your prayer list if she is not already there.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is still a little better.  Pray she soon gets the results of the tests done earlier this week.


Operation Christmas Child – Several people brought in their composition books last night. We have a good start to the number we need.  Remember to bring your donation of composition books to my Sunday School classroom before Sunday.  I’ll give you a count soon.  We’ll be packing 350 shoeboxes this year.  Please help us each week with the item(s) we list.


Looking Ahead – Tuesday, we will have our “Young Ladies’ Birthday Party” at The Cafe at 11 A.M. All ladies are welcome to come help us celebrate the birthdays of some ladies who mean so much to us.


Read the Bible – Ezra 8-10 & Psalm 47


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Third Thursday – Remember, we have taken a summer break due to family company/events.  We will not meet tonight, but will resume in September.



Yesterday, I noticed some of the writing on the back of a box from Hunt Brothers Pizza. It blessed my heart.

     Our Guiding Principles: Place God first in all we do, Be a blessing to people, Trust God to meet out needs. & Strive for excellence.  

Above that was an American flag with a circle of stars and words that said “United We Stand” and “In God We Trust”.

I appreciate businesses that have values similar to mine.  This business operates out of Nashville, Tennessee.  The address is 4020 Jordonia Station Rd, Nashville 37218.  The phone number is 800-453-3675.




“Love Lifted Me”



I hope you enjoyed having the Statler Brothers sing for you this morning.  Have you ever felt “down” and were rescued by knowing about God’s love for you?  I certainly have. Let’s pass this message on to others.

Anna Lee








Wednesday Afternoon

“Miss” Ruby feels better today, not great, but better than Monday and Tuesday.  She’s still waiting on lab results.  Please keep praying.


Mrs. Charlene Addison from Montpelier Baptist Church heard me say at the WMU meeting that we were buying composition books this week and shopping for good prices. She found 10 for $1.00 at Dirt Cheap in Hammond and bought 20 for us.  Isn’t that wonderful!


LORD, hear my voice when I call;

be gracious to me and answer me.

~Psalm 27:7 HCSB~



Update on Josiah Huckaby, infant son of Job and KK:

Josiah has been in the NICU for 133 days now. He has had quite a rough time since our last update. He was in critical condition with no improvement from Thursday until Wednesday but we serve a mighty God & he began to make very small improvements Wednesday night. Yesterday they were able to start weaning the percentage of oxygen he is on…which it has been several weeks since he has been under 100% on his oxygen. During this time his pulmonary hypertension got a lot worse but it has also improved since Friday. He is such a strong little boy & has continued to fight hard through every low he’s been through. He’s definitely going to be one tough kid! Thanks for all the prayers & texts!!! God is so good & we can’t praise Him enough for all He has done for our little family!!!


“Miss” Ruby Dillon did not get test results yet.  Please pray for her and Mr. “Cete”.




Ruby Johnson

February 14, 1935 – July 15, 2017

Operation Christmas Child gift of the week – One subject spiral notebooks!  You may purchase where you find the best prices and get as many as you choose.  Please bring to my Sunday School classroom before Sunday School Sunday.  I’ll get a total count to announce in church Sunday when I tell you the items we will be collecting the next week.



Read the Bible – Ezra 4-7 & Psalm 46.

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Children’s Mission Class this week – 6 P.M. tonight for K-5th grade boys and girls



“When They Ring Those Golden Bells”



Thank-you for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee







The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man

avails much.

~James 5:16b, NKJV~



Harrell Sharkey, Jr. has had double hernia surgery.  Pray for him as he heals.

Meg Stevens will have back fusions in a couple of weeks.  Begin praying now that all goes well during surgery and recovery.

Ginger Simmons’ friend, Hedgie, has shown some signs of improvement.  Please continue to pray for him.



Sarah Kimble

May 21, 1960 – July 14, 2017



Read the Bible – Ezra 1-3, Psalm 45, and video on Holiness found at



The associational WMU meeting yesterday featured a presentation by Rev. Bobby Spinks about his mission trip to the Amazon.  If you get a chance to see/hear his presentation, I know you will be greatly blessed.  Our next WMU meeting will be September 11th at New Zion Baptist Church.



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“Give of Your Best to the Master”


Wouldn’t our world be a more wonderful place if we all would “Give our ‘Our’ Best to the Master”?  

Anna Lee





“Be careful that no one fails to receive God’s grace.”

~Hebrews 12:15a NCV~



Marteen McGregor Ainsworth

May 07, 1930 – July 16, 2017


I encourage you to attend the WMU meeting with ladies from various churches in our association.  I hope you will with us at FBC, Kentwood at 10 A.M.


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Read the Bible – Ezekiel 45-48, Psalm 44, and videos on Esther and Holiness found at http://jointhebible


Friday morning Bible study will be studying Ezekiel 17 this week.  You are invited to join us.


Boys and girls who are in grades up through the fifth grade are welcome to join others who study missions on Wednesdays and Bible Drill on Sundays.  We meet at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.


Purchase of the Week for Operation Christmas Child – One subject notebooks!  You can drop these off at my Sunday School classroom before Sunday School each week.  Next week, we will be donating markers, colors, and highlighters.  We’re packing 350 shoeboxes this year and will need your help to prepare all these boxes for boys and girls around the world.  If that isn’t enough, the children will be given a booklet in their own language that introduces them to Jesus.  Shop for some good buys on notebooks this week.  If you cannot shop for your purchases, we have ladies who will shop for you.


“Tell Me the Story of Jesus”


We are all different.  Tell someone the story of Jesus today in your own way.  They will be blessed.  You will be blessed more!

Anna Lee