For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us.”

~Romans 8:38-39 (TLB)~

We have several friends who are sick. Some are here in Kentwood. Some live in other places. Think about your friends. You probably have a few you can pray for.

Wilmagene Abbott Powers

December 08, 1944 – December 01, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at her home in Kentwood, LA. She was born December 8, 1944 in Kentwood, LA and was 75 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jimmy Powers, Sr.; sons, Barry Powers and Jimmy Powers, Jr. and wife, Rebekah; sisters, Ovelene Spears, Janice Hutchinson and husband, Stephen and Charlotte Boyer; brothers, James Abbott and Joseph Abbott; 5 grandchildren, Cody Powers, Dillion Powers, Hannah Powers, Austin Powers and Joshua Powers; 2 great-grandchildren, Dominick Powers and Bella Powers. Preceded in death by her parents, Columbus and Margaret Abbott; 1sister, Jenny Willie; 2 brothers, Paul Abbott and Charles Abbott. Visitation at Tangipahoa Baptist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Greg Stewart. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Lottie Moon Week of Prayers – Day 5

First Baptist Church of Smyrna

Read the Bible in 2020 – December 3

Ezekiel 7:1-9:11
Hebrews 5:1-14
Psalm 105:1-15
Proverbs 26:28

175 Years of the IMB


During a rebellion, Matthew Yates refused to leave Shanghai, even when cannonballs fell through the roof of his house.

Scripture Preparation for Christmas

Read Luke 3 today.

Prayer Focus

Today, let’s pray for families to have the right focus for Christmas. It is not about bicycles, dolls. computers. cars. etc. It is only about Jesus!

Anna Lee