“The fear of human opinion disables;

trusting in God protects you from that”

~Proverbs 29:25 MSG~

I know many of you have been praying for Jeana, who is in her mid 40’s.  Her mother, Brenda Russell of Chesbrough, shared this:

As of today jeana’s social worker is trying to find her a long-term facility for her to be moved to. She’s still in alot of pain and her doctor says she needs round the clock care for the wound he says it’s too much for us to handle at home. Please continue to pray for her she’s really depressed at this time. Thanking all of u in advance for ur prayers. It’s gonna be hard but with God’s help we will get through this too

Scripture WritingJohn 15:15-19


Thom S.


Devotional – Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana Missions – “Who is Georgia Barnett–and What Difference Does It Make?

Today’s Verse

[A Living Sacrifice]

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters,

in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,

holy and pleasing to God—

this is your true and proper worship.

~ Romans 12:1 (NIV)~

Hymn of the Day – “Serve the Lord with Gladness”

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I hope you enjoy this version with children quoting the Scripture and singing.    I think that is appropriate for my next  comment.

This evening at 6 P.M., we will gather with our church families to guide children as they help pack 325 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  What a great opportunity it is to teach children about what happened long ago in a land far away that directly impacts our lives, even today.  It also teaches our children about how some children are not as blessed as they are and how they can be a part of blessing children with a box of hygiene items and small gifts.  It teaches missions and love to them.  Mostly, it is an opportunity to teach everyone about the love of Jesus!

I hope to see you and your family at First Baptist Church, Kentwood at 6:00 P.M.  Many churches, schools, and other organizations will also be collecting items and putting items together for Operation Christmas Child.  FBC, Kentwood has been honored to be a Drop-Off Station for all those in our area.  The national date for that is November 14-21.  You can check the Samaritan’s Purse web site to see a list of all area sites and their hours of service.

I’m so thankful for all who are able to participate in Operation Christmas Child and for Samaritan’s Purse for giving us the opportunity to participate.

Anna Lee