“I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God;

incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.”

~Psalm 17:6~

Jadon’s Story :  Seizures, sick, neuro appointment, prayer request

My seizures haven’t been the best lately. I’m having about 80 a day again. Surprise surprise. We are praying that they will just stay at 80 until surgery date. I can a least function at 80. When they increase to 150-200 is when the regression starts. I think this is just a reminder of why we need to do the surgery. My mommy and daddy say they have to try surgery. It’s only fair to me so that I can have a chance. Even though I can’t talk you can hear it in my cry ” Mommy please make them stop, mommy what’s going on, help me mommy”. So yes I’m saying the seizures that make me cry are back. On top of all this I’ve been sick. Mommy brought me to the doctor Monday and they put me on antibiotic for a sinus infection. Then Tuesday afternoon I started running a high fever. We thought it was related to the sinus infection but no I broke out in a horrible rash today. I also have ulcers in my mouth and fever blisters on my mouth. The doctor said it was hand, foot, and mouth disease. I probably picked it up in the doctors office when I went to get my antibiotic for my sinus infection. I can’t catch a break right now. Hopefully this rash will go away soon and I can get better. Ok so enough of the bad stuff. I went to see my neurologist in NOLA Tuesday. She did receive the paper work about my surgery. She agreed with the surgery. She said she has done everything possible for me. She also agreed that I can’t continue to develop unless we stop these seizures. She also said I have lots of potential if we could only get them to stop. She said that she would talk to the head of neurology about doing my therapy after surgery in NOLA. Well she walked out to write my new prescriptions and guess what the head of neurology was in the clinic. She agreed to let us do therapy in NOLA. She also agreed with the surgery. She then introduced us to the lady in charge of therapy in the hospital who also just happen to be in the clinic. So yes God was definitely looking out for us that day. My mommy was very nervous about the appointment and everything was perfect. Since we are going to do the therapy in NOLA we may only have to stay in Detroit 3 weeks. It all depends on how I do after surgery. When I’m stable enough to transfer we will transfer. We are very excited about this. Please continue to pray for us. We are definitely feeling your prayers. Everyone is being so helpful to us and we are so thankful to have all of you in our lives. I’m attaching a picture of a little boy that was just diagnosed with infantile spasms in our area. Please pray for him. He is the same age that I was when I was diagnosed. My mommy has been talking to his mommy. We are praying that the ACTH that he is on now will stop his seizures. One last thing. We are in the process of making a prayer blanket for me to take to Detroit. If you would like email my mommy at with your prayer and we will put it on my blanket. Thanks again for the prayers. Love you, Jadon


Operation Christmas Child (Shoeboxes of gifts for children)

  • Boxes are due at local churches Sunday (13th)
  • Call your local church or FBC, Kentwood for more information
  • Bless some unfortunate children during the holidays

Baptist Press: Misplaced priorities & the tragedy of Penn State

Samaritan’s Purse Refugee Camp is Bombed

A few days ago I visited a refugee camp in South Sudan, where Samaritan’s Purse is helping care for some 23,000 refugees who have fled the atrocities of the government of Sudan. The camp has been a safe haven for these suffering people. But Thursday, the violence followed them when the camp was bombed by the very government they have been fleeing.

Four bombs were dropped. Praise God, we have confirmed that all of our staff are safe and accounted for, and as of now there are no reports of people injured on the ground.

These people are in need of immediate prayer.  Please pray for safety for the refugees, and for our staff. Pray for peace to come to this troubled region. Most of all, please pray that the people we are helping will find lasting hope in Jesus Christ.

Thank you, and may God bless you.


Franklin Graham
President, Samaritan’s Purse

Veterans, thank you for your service to our country. I’m proud to be an American.

Last night, I noticed an advertisement for veterans to get a free meal at Applebee’s today.  We have our own local businessman with a benefit for veterans.  Robert Brister posted this and said to pass it on.

In honor of all our military servicemen and women on Veteran’s Day, Mr Tom’s Car Wash will once again be giving free washes to all veterans. Our Amite and McComb locations will be participating on Friday November 11 from 7:30am – 6pm. Spread the word! God bless our troops and God bless America.

As proud of veterans as we are, there’s someone who paid a great price for us two thousand years ago.

Thought for the Day: The highest ransom ever paid

A few years ago there was a true story about a man in New York City who was kidnapped. His kidnappers called his wife and asked for $100,000 ransom. She talked them down to $30,000.

The story had a happy ending: the man returned home unharmed, the money was recovered, and the kidnappers were caught and sent to jail. But don’t you wonder what happened when the man got home and found that his wife got him back for a discount?

Calvin Trillin was the writer of this story. He imagined what the negotiations must have been like: “$100,000 for that old guy? You have got to be crazy. Just look at him! Look at that gut! You want $100,000 for that? You’ve got to be kidding. Give me a break here. $30,000 is my top offer.”

I can sympathize with the kidnapped man because I wonder how much the people in my life think that I’m worth. But I am flattered beyond description to realize that I was worth enough to God that He was willing to pay the ultimate price for my ransom, my redemption. As Peter put it:

“You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.” (I Peter 1:18-19)

Ultimately, the value of something (or someone) is determined by how much someone is willing to pay for it. A piece of art that may be worth millions of dollars to someone else may be worth less than a hundred dollars to me. The worth of something is determined by how much we’re willing to pay for it.

What that means is that we are of tremendous value to God. He didn’t quibble about the price, but was willing to pay the full ransom amount — the highest ransom ever paid!

Have a great day!

Alan Smith

Thank a vet today!  Thank God today!

Anna Lee

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