Saturday

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

~Isaiah 26:3~

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway of Greensburg is still in the hospital in Baton Rouge.  The newest concern is his kidneys.  Pray for Sherrill to get well and to be able to return home.

 

 

 

Preston Day of the Pine Ridge community had a horse accident this morning and is now in the ER.  Pray for Preston, please,

 

 

 

Mrs. Nina Pye, formerly of Roseland, passed away yesterday.  Pray for her family.

 

 

 

David and I have family members driving and other family members flying to the East Coast today.  Pray for them as they adjust to a new assignment, new school, another home, etc.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 18

  • Genesis 37:1-38:30
  • Matthew 12:22-45
  • Psalm 16:1-11
  • Proverbs 3:27-32

 

 

 

Associational WMU meeting Monday at East Fork at 10!

 

 

 

Yesterday the family and friends group worked to open packaging, sew, etc.  Even though our day was cut short, we now have 160 more washcloths for our shoeboxes and many more cut and ready for surging.  We have pencils, stickers, etc. out of packaging and ready for packing in the coming months.  We generated eight small bags of trash, so you can see we were busy.

Who is going to get a friend or two to help with the next workday for OCC at FBC,K?  I’ll be waiting to hear from someone….

We are using used medicine bottles for some kits for OCC.  We would appreciate you saving, washing, and removing labels to help us out.  You can bring these to church for me.

If you have items that you purchased for OCC, you may leave them in the classroom next to the choir room, in one of the totes with a big red bow, or in the church office.  You can also hand them to Beth Lee, Wanda Smith, or me when you see us at church.  Thanks for all your support.

 

 

What opportunity will you use today to say or do something to share Jesus with others?

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 

3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

                                                                             ~Psalm 46:1-3~

 

 

 

 

I will start with Operation Christmas Child this morning.

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Join us in praising God for the 8,950,144 shoebox gifts packed in the U.S. in 2019!
Together with all the shoeboxes collected globally, that’s more than 10.5 million Gospel opportunities now on the way to children in more than 100 countries around the world!

 

 

 

 

Dr. Anjanette Varnado has been discharged.  She is sore, but “on the mend”.  Thank-you for praying for her,

 

 

 

Sherill Caraway was still having some heart issues, so he stayed in the hospital overnight.  Pray he is better today.

 

 

 

Christian Ratliff has had some hearing tests and will possibly have ear surgery.  Please continue to pray for this family.

 

 

 

Margaret Elaine Burgess

March 14, 1934 – January 15, 2020

Margaret Elaine Burgess passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020. During a life that began in Winthrop, Arkansas on March 14, 1934, Margaret was a consummate servant, friend, and strong believer in Jesus. She grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas and along the way developed a desire to communicate her love to others and an immense work ethic, both of which were displayed often. Upon marrying Gordon, she embarked on a life of being a consistent supporter and tireless companion that included unquestionable love and sacrifice.

A devoted wife, mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Mrs. Burgess always placed others before herself. She enjoyed playing – whether it was games with family and friends or the piano at her church or the assisted living facility where she resided the last six months. She was always eager to share the gift of music and will be remembered for her positive attitude and a constant desire to lend a helping hand.

Margaret was preceded in death by her father Curtis Morgan and her mother Mary Sharp Morgan;  in-laws A. J. Burgess and Estelle Duke Burgess; and husband Gordon Burgess. She is survived by her son Wade, wife Amy and grandson, Alex; brother Curtis Buck” Morgan, two daughters and their families; sister Joyce Johnson, two children and their families; brother-in-law Paul Burgess; sister-in-law Linda and husband Galen Russell; nieces, nephews and a host of grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation to be held on January 18, 2020 at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana from 911am with a funeral service to follow. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. To continue the Burgess legacy in Tangipahoa parish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gordon and Margaret Burgess Endowed Scholarship Fund at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Online at www.southeastern.edu/givenow (select “Other” for fund and indicate Burgess scholarship in the field) or by calling (985) 549-5356.

My fondest memories of Mrs. Burgess are when she was an itinerate teacher.  She began her day at Loranger High School and completed her day at Independence High.  I’m thankful I got to know her many years ago.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 17

  • Genesis 35:1-36:43
  • Matthew 12:1-21
  • Psalm 15:1-5
  • Proverbs 3:21-26

 

 

 

Today will be another work day for family and a friend to work on some OCC projects.  My sister, Julie, my cousin, Naomi, and Julie’s friend, Lynette, will be helping today.  I look forward to getting a lot accomplished and having a good visit while doing so.  Pray for God to lead you to want to have an OCC work day at FBC, Kentwood or at your own church.  In 2019, FBC, Kentwood turned in 415 of the 8,950,144 shoebox gifts sent out from the USA.  We are now working on the 2020 boxes.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“Let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.” 

~Galatians 6:9 TLB~

 

 

 

I was asked to add Betty Braden to our prayer list.  She had an aneurysm repaired at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Buddy Morris‘ cardiologist approved him for surgery next Wednesday.  The doctor will be working on the artery that has some blockage.  Begin to pray now for surgery on the 22nd.

 

 

 

Dr. Anjanetta Varnado did well with her surgery yesterday.  The surgeon thinks all the cancer was removed, but pathology reports will give more information.  Pray for a full recover for her.

 

 

 

Scott Tolleson is home from the hospital, but is dealing with a lot of pain.  Medication is helping him to rest some.  Please pray for Scott and Brenda.

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby has had some sick days, but hopefully is better.  This is one of the reports shared yesterday.

PRAYER…there’s power in it! The power of the Almighty God. The God who spoke all things into existence, except for us. The God who chose to form us with his own hands. The God who is sovereign & His answers to our prayers are good…even if we don’t think so.

As parents of a medically fragile child, we can testify to this. We can give you numerous examples of the power of prayer & the sovereignty of God. Last night was no exception…

Josiah has been having a lot of congestion since Friday but was otherwise fine. Monday night before bed he seemed to be feeling better but around midnight he started getting worse. So I sent a message to our pediatrician yesterday morning & he got us in yesterday afternoon. Josiah fought a low grade fever all day even after getting Tylenol scheduled. His oxygen requirements gradually crept up throughout the day & he looked so pitiful especially when he’d start a coughing fit. He tested negative for flu/RSV so we had a culture sent off from his trach but won’t have results until the end of the week. So we started an antibiotic & cough syrup. Last night we asked our church to pray for a restful night of sleep & quick improvement. God answered both of those requests! Josiah slept 14.5 hours last night & we have been able to wean his oxygen some this morning! He’s even up playing & smiling…and flirting (👇🏻 that is his flirty smile this morning)! We are praying this antibiotic will take care of whatever the issue is & that he continues to improve & that we can manage this at home instead of going to the hospital. To God be the glory!!!                                                                                                                  Job Huckaby

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway of Greensburg is hospitalized in Baton Rouge.  In the past few days, Sherrill has had a heart cath., surgery, and possible a heart attack.  Please pray for him and his sweet family.  If you have ever attended a Two Rivers Senior Adult Revival, you have seen his wife, Margaret, who is is charge and has been for a number of years.

Update on Sherrill. Skip has been doing a good job posting. Sherrill had a 80% blockage and they were able to put a stint in. Right now he seems to be doing good. We would like to thank everyone for your prayers. God has led all the way through this.

Update on Sherrill. Doctor just came in. Going to keep him in hospital another day. He said looks like he had a light heart attack. He had a good night. So if today and tonight go ok we will go home tomorrow. Once again thank you to everyone who has been praying. Would still appreciate them.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020, January 16

  • Genesis 32:13-34:31
  • Matthew 11:7-30
  • Psalm 14:1-7
  • Proverbs 3:19-20

 

 

God loves prayer warriors!  One reason is because they are selfless!

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

~Jeremiah 29:11~

 

 

 

Dr Ajanette Varnado is having cancer surgery today, please pray for her and her family

Shared by a TPL reader

We will certainly want to pray for her and her family today.

 

 

 

Milton “Buddy” Bel

January 26, 1945 – January 12, 2020

Milton Duaine “Buddy” Bel, mayor and lifelong resident of Amite, passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at North Oaks Medical Center. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and he, along with his wife, owned Cabby’s Restaurant for over 20 years. He was previously elected as a school board member and Amite City council member. Buddy was preceded in death by parents, Milton J. Bel and Gwen Evans Bel; brother, Richard; and brother-in-law, Dick Toups; nephews, Taylor Bel and Scott Toups. He is survived by his wife, Claire Anderson Bel; daughters, Leigh Anne Bel Lambert, Megan Bel Miller (Joel), and Molly Bel (Danny Strickland); sister, Betty Jo Toups; brother, Patrick Bel (Elena); and grandchildren, Marie, Hunter, and Jaden Lambert, and Parker and Caroline Miller. Visitation at First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 8 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amite First United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice, in memory of Buddy Bel.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 15

  • Genesis 31:17-32:12
  • Matthew 10:24-11:6
  • Psalm 13:1-6
  • Proverbs 3:16-18

 

 

Don’t forget to bring extra 2020 calendars for the Tangipahoa Parish Jail ministry.

 

 

 

I worked on the donations for Operation Christmas Child yesterday.  I will post a running total after the end of the month.  You can leave your donations in the classroom next to the choir room or in one of the totes in the fellowship hall or under the stairwell to the balcony.

 

 

 

Looking forward to some of God’s sunshine today.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 

~2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV~

 

 

 

George Pike is having gamma knife surgery today.  Please remember him in your prayers.

 

 

 

Today, I would like to add two family members.

  • David’s brother-in-law, Harold Newman, is very sick.  Harold and Bonnie live in Bay St. Louis.
  • My first cousin, Scott Tolleson, is having surgery in Shreveport this morning. Scott is 63 and suffers from Huntington Disease.l

 

 

I haven’t mentioned the items I collect for a jail ministry.  Yesterday, someone asked if I was collecting 2020 calendars.  Yes, I would love to have them if you have some extra ones or find them at a good price.   Thanks for helping those in jail.

 

 

 

WMU Memorial Service & 
Quarterly Meeting, Monday,
January 20, 2020 @ 10:00
@ East Fork Baptist Church
If a WMU member in your church has passed on, please contact me by text or call me at 225-485-4648.
Come join us in honoring deceased members, bring a dish and bring a friend. Thank you!                                                                                                      Linda Graves of EFBC
Read the Bible in 2020 – January 14

 

  •  Genesis 30:1-31:16
  • Matthew 10:1-23
  • Psalm 12:1-8
  • Proverbs 3:13-15

 

 

 

God loves for us to be concerned about other people and to act with compassion.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

“We refuse to wear masks and play games.

We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes.

And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves.

Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.”

 ~2 Corinthians 4:2 The Message~

 

 

 

Donna Fay Miller continues to improve at home.  Thank-you for your prayers for her and her family.

 

 

 

Buddy Morris is seeing his cardiologist this week in hopes of approval for surgery.  He has already had one neck artery done.

 

 

 

George Pike will be having gamma knife surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia tomorrow morning.  That is the surgery that made such a difference for me in 2011.  Pray with the family that George also has good results.

 

 

 

Buddy Bel, mayor of Amite, passed away yesterday afternoon.  Please be in prayer for his family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 13

  • Genesis 28:1-29:35
  • Matthew 9:18-38
  • Psalm 11:1-7
  • Proverbs 3:11-12

 

 

Last night at church, I heard some reports that some classes are doing well with their January collections for Operation Christmas Child.  I’m excited and thankful.  We have two more Sundays in January!

 

 

 

Do you and a friend or two want to plan an Operation Christmas Child project day, morning, or afternoon?  Let me know.  I can supply everything we need or you can bring what you want to.  Ideas: crochet party, painting shoeboxes, making bead dolls, making matching games, tote bags for marbles, cutting out for sewing day, etc.  You may come up with your own idea.

 

 

 

I don’t do many things with an eye on the weather, but using my computer has become one thing that can be determined by the weather.  I think I will post this before the rain comes back this morning.  Have a great day, despite the rain!

Anna Lee

Lord’s Day!

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

~Psalm 40:3~

 

 

Donna Fay Miller is home from the hospital . Please continue to pray for her as she progresses through her recovery. Thank you

Firma Kay

 

 

 

Pray for my cousin Scott, who lives in Shreveport.  He has Huntington’s disease.  The past few days he has been hospitalized and has developed an infection.  Pray it can quickly be cleared up.  I usually call him my Texas cousin, but the family has moved east a little bit.  Pray for Scott’s wife, Brenda, as she carries a big load for Scott and others in the family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020: Day 12

  • Genesis 26:17-27:46
  • Matthew 9:1-17
  • Psalm 10:16-18
  • Proverbs 3:9-10

 

 

Join me in thanking God for protection for our area during the storm.

 

 

 

Pray for our country as we face another difficult week.  Ask God to guide the politicians and other people in a way that they can work together again.

Anna Lee