Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

~James 1:12~

Carol Ann Cleveland‘s hip surgery went well late yesterday afternoon. After a few days of recovery, she should be able to go home. Ira is sticking close to her.

RitchIe Yarborough

 My son, Ritchie will be having neck surgery Thursday morning. He started losing use of his right hand a few months ago. After having a MRI, the doctors found the problem to be in his neck. Please lift him up in your prayers also the doctors who will be performing the surgery. I know God is the Great Physician and will take care of him. Thanking you in advance for you prayers. Jan

Requests and Updates from Prayer Meeting

Jonathan Magee – Covid-19

Timmy and Jael Schwartz – Covid-19 (He has pneumonia too.)

JC Miller – home after a period of dehydration and hospitalization

Sara Fowler – doing well following surgery; long recovery time

Baptist Press

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – July 15

1 CHRONICLES 19:1-21:30
ROMANS 2:25-3:8
PSALM 11:1-7
PROVERBS 19:10-12

The youth of FBC, Kentwood will be returning from camp Saturday. Pray for their hearts and lives to be greatly enriched and for safe travels.

Oyska Baptist Church had to cancel the remainder of VBS yesterday due to someone having Covid. Let’s pray they will be able to work some of the remaining information into their children’s ministry in the coming days.

Today’s Prayer Focus – Today, let’s pray for families as they make decisions about the last weeks before school starts again.

David and I had a wonderful time at the new Dollar Tree in Ponchatoula yesterday. They had several items we needed for OCC that seem to be out of stock in stores that have been open for a while. Some of the items we purchased were 12/$1 pencil sharpeners, 8/$1 glue sticks, and 163 of the double hinged “soap” boxes which we use in a multitude of ways. Thank-you, God, for leading us to items we will use for OCC.

Anna Lee