“The Helper, the Holy Spirit,

whom the Father will send in my name,

will teach you everything

and make you remember

all that I have told you.”

~John 14:26 GNT~



Operation Christmas Child drop-off of “shoeboxes” continues.

  • Sunday – 2-4 P.M.
  • Monday – 8-10 A.M.

Don’t forget you can send any extra items you have as fillers.  Be sure to put them in a box that looks nothing like a “shoebox”.


Pray for the Montpelier mission team as they minister in Nicaragua this week.  The church continues to send mission teams as they have for several years.


Read the Bible – Colossians 3-4, Psalm 14, and video on image of God


Don’t forget the Community Thanksgiving at FBC,Kentwood tonight at 6 P.M.


Be blessed by the services in your church today.  If you are without a church, I can recommend several to you.

Anna Lee




“Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”

  ~1 John 3:21-23 NIV~


Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off 2017 – We are excited to say the vehicles with “shoeboxes” keep rolling in.  Today, we will be open to receive more “shoeboxes” from 9-12 Noon.  Sunday, we will be open from 2-4 P.M.  I thank all those who have helped man the drop-off center this year.  You have been so cooperative and hard-working.  We couldn’t do this without you.  I know you can “picture” each shoebox in the hands of a boy or girl one day soon.  You expect great things to happen when children and their families hear about Jesus.  God bless each of you!


It hasn’t been easy, but Jimmy Alford was able to learn he has two tumors in his liver.  There is no treatment plan yet, but at least this was a giant “step”.  Please keep praying for Jimmy and Janie, as well as other family members.


“Bobby” John Robert Langford

November 16, 1954 – November 17, 2017

A resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home. He was born November 16, 1954 in Kentwood and was 63 years of age. He was our ray of sunshine who forever changed the lives of everyone he met. His Down Syndrome was never a disability, it was a different ability. He truly lived every moment, laughed every day and loved beyond words. He was dearly loved by his two sisters, Alma Beth Potts and husband, Dennis, and Judy Langford McElveen; nieces and nephews, Andrew Potts, Amy and Matthew Desrosiers, Matthew and Heather Potts, Michael and Jennifer McElveen, Debbie and Luke Simeon, John and Rachel McElveen, Sonia and Jeremy Blalock, Jeanine and Bart Matthews; great-nieces and great-nephews, Dillon Boyle, Matthew, Macaelyn, Ethan, Jennessa, and Jalynn Desrosiers, Brodie and Destinee, Emily, and Sawyer McElveen, Riley and Shalayne, Hannah, and Julianah Simeon, Anthony and Jayde McElveen, Dawson, Brayden, and Lathan Blalock, Evienne Schwartz and Ezra Matthews; great-great-niece, Rilynn Simeon. Preceded in death by parents, John and Ethel Jenkins Langford; brother, Charles J. “Buddy” Langford; brother-in-law, Nathan Joe McElveen; nephew, Will Joseph McElveen. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 12 Noon until religious services at 2:00PM Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Matthew Booty. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible Today – Colossians 1-2, Psalm 13, & video on Colossians


Community Thanksgiving – Sunday night at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.


STAMPED Christmas Cards for Prisoners – due Dec. 3rd.  Some people at church have made this one of their class Christmas projects.  That’s a easy, but meaningful project.  This is a project for the whole associations.  One church has already turned in some.  I trust you will want to get involved to help the prisoners and their families.


I’ve been counting my blessing.  They are numerous!  

Anna Lee



With men this is impossible,

but with God all things are possible.

~Matthew 19:26HCSB~



Read the Bible – Philippians 3-4 & Psalm 12


Obituary for William Bruce Clemons


Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Schedule for First Baptist Church, Kentwood

  • Friday – 4-6 P.M.
  • Saturday – 9-12 Noon
  • Sunday – 2-4 P.M.
  • Monday – 8-10 A.M.


Third Thursday at the Cabin

We met at the cabin last night and had six first-time guests with our guests from eight different churches.  It was another meaningful night for us.  Those of you who came really blessed our hearts.  We’ll be looking forward to the next gatherings which will be on December 21st.


Looking Ahead

  • Today – Friday Morning Bible Study – Fellowship Hall @ 10 A.M.
  • November 26th – Breakfast at Pine Ridge which benefits a worthy cause
  • November 28th – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Cafe
  • December 3rd – Lottie Moon Tea at FBC, Kentwood at 2 P.M.


Send me a message if you have a prayer request you want me to share here.

Anna Lee





Thursday Addition

Rev. Dennis Walker is in ICU at North Oaks due to heart issues.  Please be in prayer for him, his family, and his church family.


Flora Elaine Blades Williams

December 28, 1926 – November 15, 2017

Flora Elaine (Blades) Williams was born on December 28, 1926 and passed away Thursday, November 15, 2017 at North Oaks Hospital. She was a native of Spring Creek Community. She was a retired business teacher with 37 year of service. She taught at Spring Creek High School for 34 years and at Jewel M. Sumner High School for 3 years. She received her BA Degree from Southeastern Louisiana College in 1947. She received her Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision from SLU in 1964. While teaching, she belonged to the following organizations: National Education Association (Lifetime Member), NBEA, SBEA and LBEA. After retiring, she became a lifetime member of Louisiana Retired Teachers’ Association and Tangipahoa Parish Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church and Walter T. Ott, No. 217 Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years. She is survived by her three children, Jimmy Lynn Williams and wife, Mille, Vickie Gwen Williams Gill and husband, Doug and Sonya Wynne Williams Newman and husband, Karl. Also, she is survived by seven grandsons, Jeremy, Jacob and Jesse Williams, James and Matthew Neyland, and Colby and Asa Newman; ten great grandchildren, Joanna, Emmett, Rue, Noah, Chloe, Holden and Foster Williams, and Mason, Liam, and Aiden Neyland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Cade Drue Williams; parents, Lynn Elias Blades and Otera Thelma Pierce Blades; three brothers, James Dalton, Winfred Alva and Bobby Lynn Blades and one infant grandson, Gabriel John Newman. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 2 PM Saturday, November 18, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith and Rev. Jacob Williams. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremy, Jacob, Jesse Williams, James and Matthew Neyland, and Colby and Asa Newman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church, Kedron Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice. For an online guestbook, visit
Annie C. Parsons

November 15, 1940 – November 15, 2017

A resident of Hammond passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born November 15, 1940 in Hillsdale and was 77 years of age. She is survived by 2 daughters, Melissa P. Harrison and Pamela Lynn Parsons; 3 grandchildren, Emily Margaret Harrison, James Elliot Harrison, and William Connor Harrison; twin sister, Nancy Adell Chapman Bartholomew. Preceded in death by parents, Amos Kent Chapman and Emma Brumfield Chapman; siblings, Sybil Courtney, Shelton K. Chapman, and Quincy M. Chapman.  Visitation at Kedron Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Jake Williams. Interment Kedron Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

~John 14:2-4~



Read the Bible today – Philippians 1-2, Psalm 11, and the video about Philippians

Baptist Press


Ora Lee Wilson’s nephew, 50, who had two heart attacks is better and stable.  Thank you for your prayers for him.

Michelle L. Murphy and Ferrie Gene Blackmon both are facing surgery soon.  Pray for them.

Andy Taylor was able to be back at church last night.  Please continue to keep his foot problem in your prayers.



The Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Location at FBC, Kentwood is looking forward to receiving lots of shoeboxes today that were packed at churches last night.  Each box is special to those who collected items and packed the box, but much more important to the child and family that receives the box.  The drop-off sites will be open daily through Monday.  The site in Kentwood will be open 10 – 12 noon today, Thursday, and 4-6 P.M. Friday.


Churches that are a part of Two Rivers Association are collecting STAMPED, RELIGIOUS Christmas cards until December 3rd.  Then, they will be taken to the local parish jails in Amite and Greensburg and given to prisoners so they can send messages to family members.


Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 10 A.M. and continue the study of Ezekiel.


Plans for the Lottie Moon Christmas Tea for churches  in our area are progressing.  It will be December 3rd at 2 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Children will be singing Christmas songs for us.  Ladies will be decorating tables with their personal sets of dishes.  It will be beautiful and meaningful.


The children in the missions class of FBC, Kentwood were able to hear the first part of the story of the early years of Lottie Moon’s life last night.  They will hear more next week.  Hopefully, as they grow they will remember her story and how important international missions are.


TONIGHT, we will meet at the cabin at 6:30.  I’m looking forward to seeing many of you.  We will add a talented musician, Kaye Roberts.  She will be playing some piano offertories for us.  Join us and be blessed.


Tuesday, November 28th, the “young” ladies of out church will gather at The Cafe at 11 A.M. to honor ladies with November birthdays.  Feel free to join us.


Thank-you for reading and praying for those listed and the events listed here today.

Anna Lee







Wednesday Addition

I forgot to include this obituary.

Inez Rogillio Lee Snuggs

July 16, 1926 – November 13, 2017


Inez Rogillio Lee Snuggs, of Baker, Louisiana passed away on November 13, 2017 in Atlanta, GA, in the loving care of her daughter Dianne Barkley, and son in law, John Barkley. Inez was born July 16, 1926 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana to Archie Edward Rogillio and Helen Dillie (Venable) Rogillio. She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Hubert Wilson Lee of Greensburg, Louisiana, and her second husband, L.O. “Odell” Snuggs of Central, Louisiana.

A longtime member of Faith Baptist Church and Red Bluff Baptist Church, and a dual member of the Order of the Eastern Star (Eunice Chapter No. 14 in Zachary, LA, and Central Star Number 23 in Central, LA), Inez was always ready with a delicious pound cake, hot biscuits, or meal and a good story to share with friends, family, and her church family.

She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Barkley (John) and Yvonne Anderson; her son, Hubert Wilson Lee, Jr. (Rhonda); grandchildren Lee Anne McGaha (Keith), Howard Lee Spears (Amanda), Kathy Lee, and Sharon Manuel; great granddaughters Samantha McGaha, Reese Spears, and Rye Spears; her sister Myrtle Zeek (Doug); and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

The visitation is from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, LA. An Order of the Eastern Star service will occur Thursday evening at 7:00 PM. The funeral service will follow the next day at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2017, also at the McKneely Funeral Home, with Reverends Bill Boulton and Leroy McElveen officiating. The burial will be at Red Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home or the Alzheimer’s Association. For an online guestbook, visit



Mrs. Ruth Lea Robinson also passed away.  Her memorial service will be Sunday in the Gonzales area.  I do not have an obituary yet.