“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.

~Joel 2:28-29~


  • May 16
  • Phillipians 2: 12-13
  • Colossians 2: 6-10
  • Colossians 3: 1-4
  • “If Jesus is my Lord, I must accept . . . .”


Visitation is at First Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 9:00 AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. 


We always want to remember the family of a deceased person in our prayers, but today I want to ask special prayers for two families who had deaths in the family close together. The Little family of Russelltown had a two deaths about a week apart. The Lee/Shockley family of Easleyville had two deaths about six weeks apart. One death is hard enough at a time. Please pray for the Little and Lee/Shockley families.

Operation Christmas Child

Thank-you to those who have continued to donate money for purchases and postage to ship the boxes. Prices for purchases have gone up, but so has the giving.

Also, thanks to classes and individuals who have purchased items that are needed. You have done a fantastic job this year and are greatly appreciated.

Thank-you to individuals who have given time to take care of making or preparing items for shipping. You make such a difference too.

It takes many people to prepare to ship 400 boxes to children. I can’t imagine trying to do this without all the “Willing Workers” we have at our church.

We have almost completed the purchasing and are beginning our emphasis on postage. Each of the 400 boxes requires $10.00 for shipping which also includes a Bible in the language of the country where the box will be shipped and a magazine-size Sunday School book, also in the appropriate language, that contains fourteen lessons to help introduce the children to Jesus. The gifts are wonderful and life-changing because the children learn that someone loves them. On top of that, they learn of Jesus great love for them.

Thank-you for supporting this mission project through your funding, shopping, preparing, and filling shoeboxes! This is a great team project.

Anna Lee