“Rejoice always,

pray without ceasing,

in everything give thanks;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18~



From Debbie Crawford

Bro. Ken Irvin is the pastor of Line Creek Baptist Church. His father, Kenneth Irvin, lives is Georgia and will be having surgery Thursday morning in Gainesville, FL. Please remember Bro. Ken, his mom and his dad as you pray. Thank you

Patrick Hoosier’s diagnosis is lung cancer.  Pray for him, the medical staff who will care for him. and for his sweet family as they begin an unexpected journey.

As far as I know, Dan Turner is still expected to be released from rehab on the 9th.  Keep praying for all involved in his care.

Emma Brabham is progressing nicely following her wreck two months ago.  The main concern is time for her facial paralysis to be gradually diminished.  Keep praying.  She’s still healing.

Nikki Miller is home from having knee surgery.  All went well.  The family thanks you for your prayers.

Continue to pray for Reesa B. DeLee as she receives treatment at home.  Keep praying for her.

Pray for Mrs. Carol Bridges as she continues rehab to continue her recovery from a stroke.  She has made good progress so far.

Pray for the family of Beverly Dyer as they have her memorial service today in Amite.  She fought a long, hard batter.  The family will benefit from your prayers now.

Missions Opportunities

The 2013 Korea Mission Trip has been scheduled and the dates confirmed by the Korea Mission Board—-October 24 – November 5, 2013.

As usual, there is some flexibility. You can depart the US on Oct. 23 and/or depart Korea Nov. 6 if you would like extra time in Korea. This year, we’re going back to the older schedule which will allow a full Sunday at each Church!

More information is to come, but I wanted to get you the dates ASAP.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, as always, please let me know!

Together We Serve,
Dr. David E. Cranford

Pastor, First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula

Coordinator, Reach Missions Partnerships

325 E. Pine St.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454

(985) 386-3075 (office)

Another missions opportunity

Haitti Mission Trip

Date: Wednesday, March 20th through Wednesday March 27th

Cost: $1,600

Ministry Teams: Pastor’s conference, eye clinic, construction, children’s ministry and evening revival

We will be working in an area outside of Port Au Prince known as Canaan. This is a new development since the earthquake where many people moved. We are partnering with the CMBH (Confederated Missionary Baptists of Haiti) and several of their pastors who have planted new churches in this area.

Please contact me with any questions.

In Christ,
Kyle Sullivan
Pastor of Families with Young Children and Missions
Woodlawn Baptist Church
5805 Jones Creek Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Office: 225-753-1667

90 Day Bible Reading: Day 35

Nehemiah 1:1 – Nehemiah 13:14

Baptist Press (Wednesday)

Luther “Peerod” Fairburn
(March 16, 1957 – February 5, 2013)

A resident of Tangipahoa, he died at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at his home in Tangipahoa. He was born March 16, 1957 in Bogalusa and was 55 years of age. He is survived by 2 step-daughters, Blanche Wade, Liberty, MS and Pat Rape, Liberty, MS; 2 sisters, Shirley Simmons and husband, Alan, Amite and Cathy McIntyre and husband, Dudley, Amite; brother, Jerry Fairburn, Tangipahoa; 8 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Robert Crotwell and wife, Jennifer, Regina Basso and husband, Benny, Charles Lebo, Jr. and wife, Amy, Lacey Joiner and husband, Brandon, Jamie Simmons and Ashley Stilley and husband, James. Preceded in death by wife, Virginia Fairburn; parents, Luther and Louvernia Fairburn; brother-in-law, Richard Crotwell; nephew, Richard Crotwell, Jr.; sister, Alice Jo Picou. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., on Thursday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Willie Westmoreland. Interment Lebo Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit

May you recognize God’s blessings in your life today!

Anna Lee

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