Friday

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,  encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17~

 

 

 

New Baby! – Deliliah May Hutto

  • 8-13-2020
  • 7:21 A.M.
  • 6lb. 11 oz.
  • 20.5 In.
  • Parents: Joe and Ashley Miller Hutto

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the Kentwood families dealing with Covid-19.

 

 

 

Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia

August 09, 1935 – August 12, 2020

Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia, a resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at her home. She was born August 9, 1935 in New Orleans, LA and was 85 years of age. She is survived by her 2 sons, Philip (Chuck) Ingraffia, Jr. and wife, Chantel of Loranger, LA and Jon Ingraffia of New Orleans, LA; 1 brother, Jack Carona, III and wife, Anna of Independence, LA; 4 grandchildren, Daren (D.L.) Vicellio, Philip Ingraffia,III( Mckayla), Luke Ingraffia(Brooke) and Jake Ingraffia; 2 great-grandchildren, Shyenne Vicellio and Gunner Vicellio. Preceded in death by her spouse, Philip (Pluto) Ingraffia, Sr.; daughter, Jackie Ingraffia; mother, Christine Lucia Carona; father, Jack Carona, Jr.. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8:30AM until 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Mass at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 11:00AM on Wednesday. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Geraldean Merritt Sanders

January 26, 1924 – August 11, 2020

Geraldean Merritt Sanders, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born January 26, 1924 in Osyka, MS and was 96 years of age. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Tourism for 30 years. She loved her job and the trips she and Judy were able to go on because of it. The thing she was most proud of though, was her family. She is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara Posey of Dora, AL and Judy Sanders of Kentwood, LA; 6 grandchildren, Scott Posey (Karen) of Denham Springs, LA, Denver Posey (Victoria)League City, TX, Kim Sulzby (Jay)Dora, AL, Michelle Bridges(Paul) Kentwood, LA, Marcie Grice (James) Kentwood, LA, Justin Hendry (Dana) Kentwood, LA, son-in-law, Larry Hendry, Kentwood, LA; 23 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; as well as being “Maw Maw” to numerous others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Sanders; son, Aubrey Ray Sanders; daughter, Marie Hendry; parents, Obediah and Jessie Merritt; and son-in-law, Raymond Posey. Pallbearers are Scott Posey, Denver Posey, Justin Hendry, Caleb Hendry, Triston Lofton and Jeffery Posey. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Shumock. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 14

  • Exodus 37:1-38:31
  • Matthew 28:1-20
  • Psalm 34:11-22
  • Proverbs 9:9-10

 

 

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The truck from the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood early on September 21st.  Be sure to leave your donations of food for the next year at FBC early.

 

 

 

Donations for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” can also be left at the FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

 

As far as I know the revival for the 27-30th is still on the calendar.  If something changes, I will let you know.

 

 

 

Thank God for the recent professions of faith and baptisms at FBC, Kentwood.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

LORD, be gracious to us;

we long for you.

Be our strength every morning,

our salvation in time of distress.

~Isaiah 33:2~

 

 

 

Martha Griffith‘s memorial service has been postponed due to the virus.  Please continue to pray for her family.

 

 

 

Pattie Lillie White, formerly of Roseland, passed away.  The message is from Kris Lillie.

I’m posting with a heavy heart, my Mom’s Sister Patti passed this morning, she is with my Grandmother and Grandfather in Heaven, as I write this post. She was like a mother to me and my sister and she helped raise us. It’s heard to believe that she is gone but I can’t question anything that God does. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family, her husband David White, her daughter Brittany White Murphy and her son Brant White. Brittany has 2 children who will miss their grandmother very much. My Mom is really having a hard time dealing with my aunts passing. Please send prayers for my family. I know her children and her husband are having a hard time dealing with this. I last spoke to my aunt about a month ago, but was not able to communicate with her anymore because she was in ICU and not able to communicate. This is like a bad dream or some kind of nightmare that I just can’t wake from. Please just pray for my family. Thanks so much.

 

 

 

Gail Brister’s brother-in-law passed away.

Herbert Payne Weaver, Sr.

March 29, 1935 – August 11, 2020

Herbert Payne Weaver, Sr., a resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born March 29, 1935 in Amory, MS and was 85 years of age. He was a member of the Choctaw Nation, 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of Independence Lodge # 458, member of The First Baptist Church of Independence, Veteran of U.S. Army during the Korean conflict with the 11th Airborne division and retired District Fire Chief of Jefferson Parish. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Weaver; daughter, Kerry Layne Brown and husband Ricky; 2 sons, Capt. Larry Wayne Weaver and wife, Trudy and Herbert Payne Weaver, Jr. and wife, Bricy; special daughter-in-law, Amanda Dorsa; special son-in-law, Matt Dorsa; 12 grandchildren, Trisha Gambino, Heather Tassin, Laurel Cotton, Isaiah Weaver, Abe Brown, Adam Brown, Sam Weaver, Jr., Chase Weaver, Carson Weaver, Casey Weaver, Trey Weaver and Yoga Mann; 2 special grandchildren, Camryn and Cayli Dorsa; 20 great- grandchildren, Koty Ketchum, Bethany Ketchum, Chrysta Ketchum, Shelby Tassin, Bryce Tassin, Alayna Cotton, Ashira Cotton, Riley Brown, Chloe Brown, Caitlyn Brown, Ezra Brown, Solomon Weaver, Maddox Weaver, Serenity Weaver, Gauge Weaver, Harley Weaver, Haven Weaver, Devin Kelly, Kevin Kelly and Taylor Metz; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Elizabath Ketchum and Elijah Ketchum. Preceded in death by his mother, Louella Harden; father, Word Harden; son, Capt. Samuel Richard Weaver; grandchild, Ricky Brown, Jr. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 13

  • Nehemiah 5:14-7:73
  • 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:8-10

 

 

 

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Today is a good day to focus on some good news.

  • God let us wake up.
  • Our loved ones are just a phone call away.
  • We have air-conditioning for the August temperatures.
  • There is food enough to feed a small army in the pantry and freezers.
  • Our vehicles have gas and good tires to take us were we need to go.
  • Walmart still does grocery pick-up.
  • Prayer meeting came to us at home last night.
  • Our collection of items for “shoeboxes” is progressing.
  • My sister helped me tremendously with the “shoeboxes” this year.
  • A friend reported that yesterday was a better day because of no fever.
  • Friends call to be sure we are okay.
  • Someone asked if we needed anything this week.
  • David is so much stronger.
  • Doctors have tender hearts and sometimes think about patients as family,
  • We will be celebrating 53 years of marriage today.
  • I loved being a teacher at school and at church.
  • Retirement is wonderful.
  • God still loves us and has a place prepared for us.

What’s on your list?

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,

though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,

though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,  

yet I will rejoice in the LORD,

I will be joyful in God my Savior.

 

 

Please continue to pray for the many around us who have Covid-19, especially those who are hospitalized.  Pray for family member who are separated because of this disease, but for their own protection.

 

 

 

Pray for all those involved with the school systems in our area.  Not only for the academics, but for the health of everyone involved.

 

 

 

Continue to watch the online version of prayer meeting of FBC, Kentwood or others you choose.  FBC, Kentwood will air at 6:00 tonight on Facebook and You=Tube.

 

 

 

Dr. John T. Anzalone

May 11, 1929 – August 11, 2020

A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born May 11, 1929 in Independence, LA and was 91 years of age. He graduated from Loyola School of Dentistry in 1961 and practiced in Amite, LA for 40 years. He was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and LSU Alumni Association. He enjoyed high school football and tailgating with his sons at LSU football games. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tillie Calcagno Anzalone; 3 sons, Johnny Anzalone, Thomas Anzalone and wife, Lisa, and Paul Anzalone and wife, Donna; 2 daughters, Mary Gerwitz and husband, Ray, and Theresa Anzalone; grandchildren, Christopher, Nick, and Jack Anzalone, Hannah Anzalone McDaniel and husband, Kevin, Jenna Anzalone, Joshua Anzalone, and John Gerwitz. Preceded in death by parents, Tony and Lena Anzalone; grandchildren, Hailey Elizabeth Anzalone and Eric Joseph Anzalone; 2 brothers, Sam F. Anzalone and Frank T. “Gene” Anzalone; and 1 sister, Rose Lapuma. Services will be held privately. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 12

  • Nehemiah 3:15-5:13
  • 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
  • Psalm 32:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:5-7

 

 

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May God richly bless you this day.  Be sure to thank Him!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“When my life was slipping away,

I remembered you—

and in your holy temple you heard my prayer.”

~Jonah 2:7 (CEV)~

Jonah had a powerful testimony that he shared.  I know several people today who have powerful testimonies about God hearing their prayers.

 

 

 

The Carona virus has attacked our area.  Many families are in need of our prayers.

 

 

 

The service for Martha Griffith that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because our church is closed for two weeks due to the virus.  I’ll give you a new date at some future time.

 

 

 

Patrick “Boc” Sims

December 04, 2000 – August 10, 2020

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, LA. He was born December 4, 2000 in Hammond, LA and was 19 years of age. He is survived by 3 sisters, Jasie Sims, Logan Moneyhun, and Lana Sims; grandfather that raised him, Pat Hendry; grandparents, Debbie and Bob Harvin, and Kent Sims; niece, Karter Abernathy; aunt, Julie Hutchinson and husband, Robert; uncle, Travis Hendry and wife, Hannah, and Earl Ray Clark, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Jason Sims; mother, Barbara Hendry; grandmother, Margaret Hendry; cousins, Mary-Margaret Hendry, Leslie Marie Hendry, and Lige Leslie Hendry. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, LA. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Brain Injury Association of Louisiana at biala.org. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Alvin Denman Strickland

September 06, 1951 – August 09, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his home. He was born September 6, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 68 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Darlene Strickland; daughter, Tina Chambliss and husband, Heath; son, J. D. Strickland and wife, Meagan; sister, Virgie Aull and husband, Russell; grandchildren, Destinee Chambliss McElveen and husband, Brodie, Larissa Denise Strickland, Brenna Cheyenne “BB” Strickland, Aaron Chambliss and girlfriend, Jennifer, and Austin Chambliss and girlfriend, Roxanne; great-grandchildren, Laythen Chambliss, Zayn Chambliss, Kanon Chambliss, Caysen McElveen, Aubrey McElveen, and Ryland Strickland (arriving any day). Preceded in death by parents, Jessie and Juanita Strickland; sister, Bonnie Coon; and nephew, Rusty Aull. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Stafford and Bro. E. J. Didone. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Aaron Chambliss, Austin Chambliss, Brodie McElveen, Doug Coon, Jo-Jo Norris, and Paul Bridges. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph “Butch” Estes, Charles Roy Womack, Robert McGuire, and Robert Prine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 11

  • Exodus 32:1-33:23
  • Matthew 26:69-27:14
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 8:33-36

 

 

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Continue to pray for revival.  It is scheduled for the 27th-30th.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying.  

Anna Lee

Monday

 “And, apart from other things,

there is the daily pressure upon me

of my anxiety for all the churches.“

~2 Corinthians 11:28~

 

 

 

I read this article from Dr. Waylon Bailey and used his Scripture reference for our verse today.  My church was one of many that had to close again because of members testing positive for the virus.

“I am concerned and I am encouraged.” – http://waylonbailey.com/2020/08/06/i-am-concerned-and-i-am-encouraged/

 

 

 

Revival is still scheduled for later this month at FBC, Kentwood.  The date presently selected to return to live services is August 23.  This is open to change dependent on the number of members of our church who are sick.  In the meantime, online services are available on Facebook and Youtube.  Sunday services are at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.  Wednesday services are at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 10

  • Ezra 10:1-44
  • 1 Corinthians 6:1-20
  • Psalm 31:9-18
  • Proverbs 21:3

 

 

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Pray for our church as you think of revival.  The last two Sunday night services are good guides for praying for our church.  Next Sunday’s night service will be about praying for those who do not have Jesus in their hearts.  Join us for that service too.

 

 

 

How can you influence someone to become a Christian?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

As far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

~Psalm 103:12~

 

 

 

Two praise reports this morning:

  1. Margaret Wilson is progressing nicely in recovering from a MS flare-up.  The good news is that she did not have something new like a hear attack or stroke.  Home will look good to her today.
  2. My former student’s son, Alex, is home after hearing he was “just in time” with seeing the doctor.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 7

  • Ezra 7:1-8:20
  • 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
  • Psalm 30:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:28-30

 

 

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I learned something new this morning.  Baptist Press was founded in 1946.  It’s older than I am!  Think of all the updated Christian news it has provided.  Of course, it was not easily available online for all those years!

 

 

 

Be a positive influence on someone in someway today.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“It is wonderful to be grateful and to sing your praises, LORD Most High!

It is wonderful each morning to tell about your love and at night to announce how faithful you are.”

Psalm 92:1-2 (CEV)

Our God gives second chances!

 

 

 

Please begin praying for Caleb Estay.  He will be having a lump on this neck checked Tuesday.  Pray all goes well.

 

 

 

Please pray for the family of Coach Dickie Meeks.  I taught with him at OFA.  His students thought the moon of him.  He became well know for winning teams and influencing lives in the right direction.  He passed away due to cancer.  His services will be Saturday in Longview, TX.

 

 

 

Read the. Bible in 2020 – August 5

  • Ezra 1:1-2:70 1
  • Corinthians 1:18-2:5
  • Psalm 27:7-14
  • Proverbs 20:22-23

 

 

This morning I was blessed with a message from someone who is quarantined, but still wanting to help with Operation Christmas Child.  He asked for a suggestion about something he can order online.  This virus cannot stop the generosity of God’s people!

 

 

 

The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood on September 21st to pick up our donations for their pantry.  They only ask for this help once a year.  Below is a list of the items they need the most this year:

  • Bottled Juices
  • Cleansing Supplies (Disinfectants)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Freezer Bags
  • Fruit (Canned)
  • Kool-Aid
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Salad Dressings

Your items can be left at the church any time in the next few weeks.

 

 

 

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Find ways to be helpful/encouraging despite the virus!

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.

 

 

Remember to pray for Scott Womack as he has that postponed procedure this morning in Covington.

 

 

 

Margaret Estes was allowed to return home yesterday, but must be quarantined for 20 days.  Thank God that she is better and at home.  Pray for the her during this time she must be quarantined.

 

 

 

Pray for Ron and Alana Ichter Greenwich as they begin seven weeks of orientation in Richmond, VA to prepare them to go to Brazil for another three years.  This term will be to train and monitor new missionaries as they do through language study and other training before moving to their assignments.  I’m thankful Jennie will get to spend some time with them again.  It will bring back lots of memories from the 90’s when Jennie was a Journeyman missionary and taught the Greenwich children.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 4 

  • 2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23
  • 1 Corinthians 1:1-17
  • Psalm 27:1-6
  • Proverbs 20:20-21

 

 

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Thank-you for praying for others today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

Another verse from Jonah!

“When I had lost all hope,

I turned my thoughts once more to the Lord.”

~Jonah 2:7 (TLB)~

I read this thought earlier.  It went something like:

When you have big troubles, turn your thoughts to God.  He’s bigger!

 

 

 

Please pray for teachers, administrators, parents, and students.  There are many considerations for everyone to make.

 

 

 

Carol Ann Cleveland got to come home from the hospital.  Thank-you for praying for my sweet friend.

 

 

 

There will be a memorial service for Martha Griffith at FBC, Kentwood on August 15th.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 3

  • 2 Chronicles 33:14-34:33
  • Romans 16:10-27
  • Psalm 26:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:19

 

 

Revival at FBC, Kentwood

  • Thursday, August 27 – Bro. Rusty Durand
  • Friday, August 28 – Bro. Joe King
  • Saturday, August 29 – Brandon Digilormo
  • Sunday, August 30 – Bro. Joe Weaver

 

  • All services – Riverside Revival Band

 

  • Evening services will begin at 6 P.M.
  • Sunday morning service will begin at 10:30

 

 

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Please contact me by writing in the “Contact”  section on this site if you have praises, requests. or updates you would like to share.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Friday

Jesus turned and saw her.

“Take heart, daughter,” he said,

“your faith has healed you.”

And the woman was healed at that moment.

~Matthew 9:22~

 

 

Today, I’m asking for two more ladies who are both “daughters”.

  • Carol Ann Cleveland of Amite and a former classmate is hospitalized in ICU in New Orleans with a low sodium issue.  Please pray for my sweet friend.
  • Vickey Dean, wife of Charles Dean, formerly of Spring Creek.  Vickie tested positive for the virus, but has no symptoms.  He whole family has been quarantined.  Please pray for a “negative, all clear” test result.

 

 

Please pray for our country to get back on a track to greatness as planned by our forefathers.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 31

  • 2 Chronicles 29:1-36
  • Romans 14:1-23
  • Psalm 24:1-10
  • Proverbs 20:12

 

 

FBC, Kentwood is planning a revival next month.  Pray the virus situation will be improved by then.

 

 

 

Pray for the students and teachers as classes are beginning to resume after a L-O-N-G break.

 

 

 

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Do something to bring some “Sonshine” in another person’s day.

Anna Lee