Friday

“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.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

~Psalm 23 NIV~

 

 

Today, let’s reflect on the promises found in these verses.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible – Romans 8: 28-30

 

 

 

Pray for those around us each day who have various needs, often needs we are unaware of.  

Anna Lee

Thursday

Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.

~1 Chronicles 16:11~

 

 

 

 

Job and K.K. Huckaby have finished the adoption process and are now the legal parents of Josiah Huckaby.  Join with the family in celebrating this big step.  Pray for this special couple as they care for their special son God sent to them.

 

 

 

Yesterday was a long day.  David had labs in Hammond, a cardiologist appointment in Hammond, OT at home, and saw the liver specialist in Baton Rouge at the new Ochsner!  His therapy is progressing because he can now do things like get up from a chair on his own.  The cardiologist gave David a good report.  The EKG was good and medication was adjusted.  The liver specialist gave us more information about cirrhosis, adjusted his medication, and added a new medication.  Please keep us in your prayers.

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan – Romans 5:1-8

 

 

 

Reminders

  • Blood drive at FBC, Kentwood Sunday.  Contact the church office to sign up.
  • Ladies’ breakfast and speaker Sunday morning at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Breakfast benefit Sunday morning at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church at 8 A.M.
  • Young” Ladies Birthday Party at the Burger Basket Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • Associational WMU meeting at FBC, Greensburg on Monday March 4th at 10 A.M.  Plan to attend to learn about the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions.

 

 

We have many people in our community that need our prayers for various reasons.  Please pray for them in general or by name if you are aware of specific needs.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity,

but a spirit of power, \

of love and

of self-discipline.” 

~2 Timothy 1:7 NIV~

 

 

 

Sunday night at the end of church I shared a prayer request.  My request was included in the closing prayer.  Within five minutes, I had my request answered.  What an awesome God we serve!

 

 

 

Shelton Day got sick Saturday and is now at North Oaks.  He apparently got treatment in time and is doing much better.  Keep praying for him, his family, and his friends.

 

 

 

We see Debbie Wilkinson often, including Saturday night.  This is her Tuesday report about her regular trip to MD Anderson for one of her frequent check-ups.

Well another trip down! My doctors are keeping my treatment the same for now bc my scans were “stable”.. only two tumors had very little increase and no new growth or spreading, THANK you GOD !! Exhausted and got about two hours until we are home! My pilot and copilot are doing good in this weather and traffic … God has a plan for me and He has me in His hands, keeping me and doing something supernatural on the inside I am sure 😊😊. HE IS A GOOD GOOD FATHER !! As always thank you everyone for your continued prayers 😘. Love zsazsa

 

 

 

Alice McFarlain asks us to pray for her son, Chance.

Calling on all my prayer warriors. 🙏🏻Please keep Chance in your prayers as he goes for his heart cath at 9:30 in the morning. The procedure will be done at Ochsners in New Orleans. It’s been 7 years since his last cath.

 

 

 

Ladies, mark your calendar for March 4, the next WMU meeting.  It will be at FBC, Greensburg.

 

 

 

Read the Bible Today – John 14: 15-21.

 

 

 

The electricity went off earlier, so I am rushed to complete this.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

~Zephaniah 3:17~

 

 

Bryan Tate will be home for a few more days before leaving for MDA for another 28 days of treatment.  Keep prying for Bryan and his family.

 

 

 

Please pray for Shelton Day and his family.  I don’t know many details, but Shelton has had a stroke and a heart attack.

 

 

 

Don’t forget to pray for Buddy Waller as he begins another experimental cancer treatment tomorrow, Wednesday.

 

 

 

I have an unspoken request for prayer for another cancer patient who may soon begin an experimental cancer treatment.

 

 

 

Although I didn’t have an opportunity to speak to them, I did see Buddy and Eleanor Morris at church Sunday.  Thank you for your continued prayers for their health.

 

 

 

Astoreth “Toffie” Smith

January 28, 1929 – February 16, 2019

Smith, Astoreth Mae Ainsworth (Toffie)
Toffie Smith passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday February 19, 2019 at Greensburg United Methodist Church with funeral service at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Reverend Donald Lum, and assisted by Dr. Kenneth Reed. Interment will be in the Greensburg Cemetery. Born in Jackson, Ms., on January 28, 1929, she was twice retired from the Louisiana Office of Family Services and the St. Helena School Board. She was a loving mother and grandmother who took her greatest pleasure in the happiness, growth and good health of her family. She loved poetry and music and found great joy singing in her church choir. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in law, Lyn and Richard Easley and Liesa and Kirk Gillis, both of Greensburg; four grandchildren and spouses, Richard Clint Easley, Greensburg, Jennifer E. and Bradley Davis, children Matthew and Sarah Beth, The Woodlands, TX; Amber G. Graff and Dr. Eugene Robert Graff, Jr., daughter Molly Astoreth, Hammond; and Cassie Gillis, daughter Marissa Nelli Joy Cisneros, Lakeland, CO; a special sister in law, Elois Smith McNabb, Greensburg; a special brother in law, Harold Ray Smith; and sweet friend and caregiver, Annette “Cookye” Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Albert C. Smith; her mother, Cassie Isola Venable Ainswoth; her father, A. E. Ainsworth, Sr.; her sister, Loraine Ainsworth Headrick; three brothers, George Beverly Ainsworth, A. E. Ainsworth, Jr. and William Lewis Ainsworth. Special thanks to Dr. J.W. Varnado; the staff of the Varnado Family Clinic; the St. Helena Hospital staff and the Lane Regional Medical Center hospital staff, and Prime Care Home Health providers for their many acts of kindness and love. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greensburg United Methodist Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible – John 13:34-35

 

 

 

Call FBC, Kentwood at 229-8111 to sign up to participate in the annual blood drive at FBC, Kentwood which will be on Sunday, February 24th.

 

 

Thank you for praying for those listed and others who are “Standing in the Need of Prayer”.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

“Never stop praying.” 

~1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT~

 

 

 

Today, let’s pray for Buddy Waller who has cancer.  He will begin a new chemo therapy this week using a new drug.  Please pray for the drug to be effective.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Matthew 5:43-45

 

 

 

Marilyn Bond Morgan

August 17, 1931 – February 14, 2019

A light is gone, and heaven is enriched with the passing of Marilyn Bond Morgan. A resident of Montpelier, she passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Walker. She is survived by her 4 children, Bobbie Lynn Morgan, Cindi Morgan Blades and Bill, Thomas Parker Morgan, Sr., Jonathan Sandifer Morgan and Donna; 4 grandchildren, Kim Konzelman Webb and Wil, Cortney Hamilton Burch, Thomas Parker Morgan, Jr. and Brittany, and Brittany Laine Morgan; 8 great-grandchildren, William Baylor Travis and Janna, Emilee Claire Webb, Maggie Catherine Webb, Mia Catherine Clemons, Jaxson Gage Burch, Cooper Thomas Burch, Elly Parker Burch, and Briggs Law Burch; sister, Jewel Bond Washington; and longtime friend Ernest A. Watts, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. “Bobbie” Morgan; parents, Henry and Nannie Brown Bond; grandson, Robert William Clemons, Jr.; brother, William “Bill” Bond; sister, Charlotte Bond Prewitt.

Marilyn was born August 17, 1931 in Montpelier and was 87 years of age. She was a graduate of the Baton Rouge Business College and during her life she was employed with the Welfare Department, as a Dairy Farmer, and with the United States Postal Service in Pine Grove, Greensburg and Hammond. She was a member of Montpelier United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the St. Helena Parish Forestry Association.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She loved sharing her life’s past times, playing cards, LSU football and was always on the go. She especially enjoy her most recent travels with her first grade classmate and friend of eighty years, Ernest Watts. Marilyn was a faithful servant of her community, church and, Lord. She was known as “MawMaw Marilyn” to many, and will be truly missed.

Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will resume on Monday at Montpelier United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Interment Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Halimah Chapter NSDAR, mail to Sharon Hornsby 113 Yarborough Lane, Greensburg, LA 70441 or to any of her organizations listed above.
For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Blood Drive – FBC, Kentwood will host it’s annual blood drive next Sunday, the 24th.  If you will be able to donate blood, please call the church office and get a designated time.

 

 

 

Today is the day Jennie planned to come for a visit.  After David’s last hospitalization, she came earlier.  She has been so helpful doing the three things I requested and much more.  She will be here until the 28th.  Join me in thanking God and her family for sharing her with us.  Today, she will drive him to Baton Rouge for an injection and I will stay here to do something else.  Pray all goes according to plans.

Anna Lee

Sunday

He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.

From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.

~Jonah 2:2~

 

This verse seems appropriate because of the many people who are sick  or facing the death of a loved one.

 

 

Today, I want to mention the death of Melanie Harrell Sharp, formerly of this area, but recently a resident of Gonzales.

23FEBRUARY

Memorial Gathering

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OURSO FUNERAL HOME

Cypress Parlor

13533 Airline Hwy
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737

Please pray for the family and friends of all these people.
Read the Bible – Matthew 22: 37-40
If you are unable to attend church this morning, be sure to check out Kentwood First Baptist Church at 10:30 on Facebook.
Anna Lee

Saturday

“Never stop praying”

 ~  1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT~

 

 

Today is a wonderful day to pray for Phillip Strickland’s family.

 

Phillip M. Strickland

November 05, 1976 – February 15, 2019

 

Phillip M. Strickland, went home peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 15, 2019 at his home in Osyka, MS surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 5, 1976 in McComb, MS and was 42 years of age. He was a loving husband and father. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Kentwood, a member of Crossfit of Amite and a member of the APA Pool League. He is survived by his wife, Mindy Bankston Strickland; 2 daughters, Lillian James Strickland and Laila Renee’ Baham; mother, Colleen Lambert Strickland; 1 sister, Shelia Strickland Childress and husband, Andy; nieces and nephew, Silas, Meredith and Amelia Childress. Preceded in death by father, Michael Phillip Strickland; grandparents, Percy and Sharron Strickland and Arvis and Mattie Lambert. Pallbearers will be Todd Cassel, Andy Childress, Floyd Fowler, Harry Hagan, Jeffrey Schiro and Brandon Tate. Visitation at First Baptist Church in Kentwood from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Darryl Miller. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com

 

 

Read & Write the Bible – Deuteronomy 11: 18-23

 

 

Please keep praying for Phillip Stricklands family.  

Anna Lee