For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

~2 Timothy 1:7~


Bobby Forbes’ surgery went well yesterday.  A rod was placed in his arm to support the brittle bone.  Please continue to pray for Bobby and Janie.



Jimmy Alford, brother of Kay Roberts, is having some tests done Thursday.  I know Kay will appreciate your prayers for him.



Deputy Nick Tullier is recovering for pneumonia and is out of ICU.  Please continue to pray for Nick and his family.




Camp Living Waters had a fire in a maintenance building yesterday.

Be in prayers for Camp. Lost maintenance shop with tractor, golf cart, two lawn mowers directors camper and everything else in shop. No one was in the shop or injured.
Churches, it is time to step up and help our local church camp.
Read the Bible
  • I Sam. 4-6
  • Ps. 49
  • Acts 5



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party today will honor Mrs. Othell Williams, Mrs. Catherine Yarborough, Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell, Gail Brister, and Virginia McKenzie.  See you at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



I hope you are getting outside and enjoying some of the beautiful weather God has provided.

Anna Lee


The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”

And let the one who hears say, “Come!”

Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

~Revelation 22:17~



Read the Bible

  • Reflect on God as Capable
  • Catch up on any reading you missed during the past week.



Opportunities this Week

  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party
  • Wednesday – Filming for the Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer (Limited opportunity)
  • Friday – Romans 5 Bible Study
  • Saturday – Simulcast and Housewarming for Children’s Home
  • Sunday – 125th Anniversary of FBC, Kentwood



Please pray for our friend, Bobby Forbes of Arcola, as he has emergency surgery to remove a cancerous place from his arm.



Alice Faye Lee is home and doing better.  Thank-you for praying for her.



Heart problems seem to be numerous.  We have friends who have had heart procedures and other facing surgeries soon.  I know each of them would appreciate your prayers.



Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child are available to those wishing to pack some.  The ones in the area under the balcony contain instructions/guidelines.  You can participate in one or both option.  I’ll keep that area stocked with shoeboxes, so if someone gets the last ones, I’ll add more.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.



There of many spiritual, physical, and emotional needs in our community today.  Say some special prayers, please.

Opportunities are plentiful!

Anna Lee





The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!”

Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

~Revelation 22:17~



Pray for the family of Mr. John Alan Blackwell as they have his services this afternoon at FBC, Kentwood.

  • Wake – 2:00 P.M.
  • Celebration of Life – 3:00 P.M.


“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

Tuesday at The Cafe at 11:00

Honoring Ladies with April Birthdays

                  Othell Williams

                 Catherine Yarborough

                 Gail Brister

                 Annie Bell Harrell

                 Virginia McKenzie


M-JAM (Grades 1-5) – May 4-5

Permission slip and $20.00 fee is due TODAY!

See Anna Lee if you have any questions.


Children in Action

A video team will be here Wednesday night to film a portion of a segment for a future Georgia Barnette video.


Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes and information sheets available after church today!  Questions? Ask Anna Lee .  



Read the Bible

  • I Sam. 1-3
  • Eccl. 9:1-10
  • Acts 4



Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee




David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work.

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you.

He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.

~1 Chronicles 28:20~


Two ladies who are now home:

  • Mrs. Jeanette McGehee is home and able to get around a little.
  • Lisa Cutrer had her appendix removed Thursday night and is already home.

The last information I had, Alice Faye Lee was still hospitalized.

Keep praying for all three ladies.



Read the Bible 

  • Ruth 3-4
  • Psalm 48
  • Acts 3


Louisiana Baptist Message – http://www.baptistmessage,com



Baptist Presshttp:www.bpnews.net



Those who will be attending the Children in Action trip to M-JAM need to get their permission slips and money in tomorrow.  Final reservations will be made Monday.



Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee


Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16~



Sharon Phillips is home and improving following heart surgery.  Pray for continued improvement.



Alice Faye Lee is still hospitalized at Greensburg.  She’s improving.  Keep her and her family in your prayers.



Amber Prine Ragan is a young mother and teacher from Ponchatoula who has new hope for a brain tumor.  You may want to follow her page on Facebook.  You probably know some of her Prine relatives.  Amber Prine Ragan “We’re In This Together”




Mr. John Alan’s obituary – http://riverwoodfamily.com/index.php/item/553-john-allen-blackwell

John Alan “Johnny” Blackwell, 87, a lifelong resident of Kentwood, Louisiana passed away April 16, 2018 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana.

He was born September 12, 1930 in Kentwood to J. D. Blackwell and Martha Lambert Blackwell.

He was a member of First Baptist Church Kentwood. He had many different occupations during his lifetime.

He worked as a pipe-fitter, welder, mechanic, and auto body repairman.

His favorite job was working as a truck driver for Hatcher Dairy Farm.

His retirement years were filled with many adventures. Most of these consisted of traveling the country with his loving wife, Mary Alice Simpson Blackwell in their camper.

Together, they visited every state in the continental US.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed watching his grandchildren

and great grandchildren grow and he just recently became a great great grandfather. He will be greatly missed.


He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his brother, J. D. (Punkin) Blackwell and his only son, Alan Ray Blackwell.


He is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law; Marty Blackwell and husband Chaney Phillips of Ponchatoula,

and Carolyn Boyd  and husband Jan Boyd of Moss Point;  a daughter-in-law, Beverly Blackwell of Kentwood;

numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and the one  great great grandchild; a lifelong friend, Donald Jones; special friends, Betty and Jimmy Hatcher.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, of which John was a longtime supporter.



Children in Action – Please turn in your permission slips for M-JAM by Sunday night.  They need to order your t-shirts next week.



M-JAM had a huge impact on our boys and girls last year.  We will attend this year’s M-JAM at Camp Tall Timbers in Alexandria on May 5th.



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • 10 A.M.
  • Romans 5
  • Bring your Bible and a pen



Read the Bible

  • Ruth 1-2
  • Eccl. 8:10-17
  • Acts 2



I believe in prayer.  Do you?

Anna Lee





So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,  rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

~Colossians 2:6-7~



Pray for Alice Faye Lee who is not feeling her best.



Mrs. Jeanette McGehee is walking some during her physical therapy time at North Oaks.  That’s good.  Let pray for continued progress.



The obituary for Mr. John Alan Blackwell has not been posted yet.



There will be no gathering at the cabin tonight.  Thank-you for your understanding.  David is improving, but still tires easily and is weak.  He has regained a few pounds, but has many more to regain.


Shoeboxes and a list of suggested items to pack for Operation Christmas Child will be available Sunday morning.  Be thinking of how many you wish to pack this year.




Read the Bible 

  • Judges 19-21
  • Psalm 47
  • Acts 1



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe
  • All ladies are invited.



If you have a child (children) who are attending M-Jam on May 5th, please sign the list under the stairwell to the balcony.  We need to order shirts soon.




The Children in Action of FBC, Kentwood will be participating in a video which will be used for promotion of the Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana.  I thank God for these children and the opportunity to work with them.




Last night, we played a game about choices.  There are many we must make in life.  The most important one is inviting Jesus into our hearts/lives.  The decision is important for children, youth, and adults!  Have you made the correct choice?

Anna Lee









 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18~


Mrs. Jeanette McGehee is in North Oaks with a fractured neck.  Thank God it was not broken.  Keep “Miss” Jeanette and Mr. Ed in your prayers.



Mr. Elwood Courtney of Holden had bladder surgery for cancer.  The doctor removed a tumor the size of a softball.  Mr. Elwood is doing well.  He is 99.  This is his 3rd round with bladder cancer.  Please pray his recovery continues to go well.




Shirley Foster

January 27, 1935 – April 16, 2018
A resident of Kentwood passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born January 27, 1935 in Wheeler, MS and was 83 years of age. She is survived by son, Larry Leon Foster, Kentwood; 2 daughters, Mary Lynn Jordan and husband, Ted, and Sue Ann Huber and husband, Robert, both of Kentwood; sister, Peggy Gilley, Tupelo, MS;10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Marvin Foster; parents, Leon Percy Brewer and Lillian Beatrice Cox Brewer; brother, Gerald Leon Brewer; 2 sisters, Jimmy Sue Haile and Mary Nell McCreary. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Ernest Graham. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Jerrye Kay Rawls

December 17, 1938 – April 15, 2018

Mrs. Jerrye Kay Hendry Rawls, 79 of Magnolia, MS passed away Sunday April 15, 2018 at McComb Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be Wednesday April 18, 2018  at Hartman Jones Funeral Home 1801 Delaware Ave. McComb, MS from 9:00 AM until services at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Simmons Family Cemetery in Magnolia.  Dr. Dave Hartson will officiate.

Mrs. Rawls was born December 17, 1938 in Amite, LA to the late Louis Hendry and was Maybelle Davis Hendry.

Jerrye Kay was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She loved God and her family dearly.  She was a long time member of Bala Chitto Baptist Church of Magnolia.  She had a great sense of humor and loved a good prank.  She loved to have a house full of company with a meal on the table.  She was not afraid of anything and was always up for a challenge.  She fought for the rights of the underdog and was the first one to give to someone in need.  If anyone needed a bed for the night or months she never   turned anyone away.   She loved crafting, mining, gardening, and fishing. She was a very skilled marksman.  She taught her family the importance of family, hard work, and ensured her children were raised with strong Christian values.

She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Maybelle Hendry; two brothers Beau and Bennett Hendry.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years Mr. Willie Rawls of Magnolia; one son David Rawls and his wife Jennifer of McComb; two daughters Tonya Perniciaro and her husband Andy of Diamondhead, MS; Jackie Davis and her husband Chuck of Phoenix, AZ;  seven grandchildren Brooke Barton and her husband Dr. William Barton of Tuscaloosa, AL; Brandi Lockley and her husband Geoffrey Lockley of Oak Grove, MS; Josh Rawls and his fiancé Meghan Fadden of Mandeville, LA; Lauren Perniciaro, Logan Perniciaro, Quintin Davis and Peyton Davis; three great grandchildren William and Beau Barton and Elin Lockley; two brothers Gary Hendry and his wife Linda of Amite, LA; Shirley Littel and his wife Debbie of Amite, LA; two sisters Terrye Rhame and her husband Jerry of LaPorte, TX; Leslie Cleveland and her husband Arthur of Springfield, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.



Mr. John Alan Blackwell – No obituary yet!




Read the Bible

  • Judges 16-18
  • Eeccl. 8:1-9
  • John 21



Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net



Please be in prayer for the many hurting families in our community.

Anna Lee