If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

~Romans 10:9-10~



Amber Prine Ragan

I am writing this post as we are driving back from Houston. Amber had her post-operative visit today. We met with Dr. Lang and Dr. DeGroot. They were very pleased with Amber’s progress. She was able to get the staples and sutures removed today. Their recommendation for treatment is to start with proton radiation followed by 6-9 months of a chemotherapy treatment called PCV (combination of oral and infusion treatments.). The chemotherapy can be monitored by her neurologist in Baton Rouge. This will allow her to return back to work during her chemo treatments. She will do the radiation treatments at MD Anderson. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet with the radiologist today. We will return back to MDA on Monday to meet with her radiology team to get more information on when everything will get started (we are thinking within the next week or two). Dr. Lang seems to think she will do radiation for six weeks – 5 days a week, we will know more after we meet on Monday.
Once again, we are amazed how everything seems to work out. Amber received a call yesterday on our way to Houston about housing for patients receiving treatment at MDA. We will also meet with this organization on Monday. They have an apartment available that is very close to MD Anderson.
Of course, there are lots of other logistics that we have to work out before our six week stay in Houston. We are very thankful to have the family support that we do that will help us take the next steps.
Please continue to keep Amber in your prayers as she begins her treatment journey. Never doubt the power of prayer!

Amber had to bring her t-shirt today to show Dr. Lang. Needless to say, he loved it! Also  pictured is Dr. Lang’s assistant, Cheryl. She has been in communication with Amber since April. She has been an awesome support resource for all of us.  (The shirt said,”My neurosurgeon did my hair”.  – ala)



Two Kentwood ladies who recently had surgery have bodies that are healing.  Glenda Harrell and Yvonne Birch have improved.  Glenda’s next surgery has not been rescheduled yet.


Pray for students and faculty members starting another year of school last week, this week, and next week.  Pray for college students who will be getting in the routine soon.



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 18
  • Psalm 96
  • I Thessalonians 4


Mission Project Day

  • Making items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
  • Saturday, August 18 from 9 A.M. – Noon
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • Everyone is invited to participate
  • Items you may want to bring:
    • Bars of bath soap
    • Yarn, any amount
    • $1.00 calculators
    • $1.00 flashlights
  • Adults, if you can come, please let me know by Wednesday.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to get free show boxes and some items to place in them.


There is great power in prayer.  Thank-you for praying today.  

Anna Lee