Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~



Frances Pehota McElveen

July 31, 1921 – July 17, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at her home. She was born July 31, 1921 in Middlefield, CT and was 97 years of age. She was a U. S. Navy Veteran. She is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Jenkins and Pamela Alston; son, G.G. McElveen and wife, Cathy; sister, Stasia D’Aquilla; 2 brothers, Donald Pehota and wife, Ann, and Eugene Pehota and wife, Judy; 10 grandchildren, Brandon McElveen and wife, Ashley, Kacey Leyrer and husband, Greg, Lori Trahan and husband, Cory, Ryan Jenkins and wife, Misty, Daniel Alston, Matthew Alston and wife, Claire, Kelli Schwebel and husband, Jacob, Katie Derbins and husband, Peter, Patrick Alston, and Dustin Alston; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Glynis G. McElveen; parents, John and Caroline Pehota; brother, Tom Pehota, 4 sisters, Florence Sokolaski, Nell Beckley, Cecilia Stannard, and Helen Iverson; 2 sons-in-law, Gerald Jenkins and John Alston. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Friday from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 19, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Two weeks short of being 98!  She’s certainly one of the ladies  I have know who  have lived a lone time!



Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Thessalonians 5: 15-18




We received a call last night about the need for trained disaster relief workers to help with flooded houses as a result of that storm named Barry.  If you care trained and able to give some time to help others, call the to volunteer,




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If you haven’t picked up some items for Operation Christmas Child yet, today would be a good day to do so.

Anna Lee






I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray.

I made you and will care for you; I will give you help and rescue you. 

~Isaiah 46:4~

“He is Fully Able”

Prepare for a season of rain and the possibility of power outages.




Pray for Bryan and Brandon Tate as they travel to MD Anderson and back home today.  Pray the weather does not interfere with the roads they will be traveling.  Pray for a good report on Bryan’s health as he moves into 16 months of maintenance.




Continue to pray for Carl “Chicken” Gaines as he continues to improve.  Barbara and “Chicken” were able to be in attendance at David’s Party Saturday.



Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Romans 5: 1-5




Yesterday, we had people checking on our needs during the coming storm and offering to help us.  Who do you need to check on?

Anna Lee










“You bless all who depend on you for their strength.” 

~Psalm 84:5 CEV~



This morning, I sadly report that Tessie Strickland still has not been found.  Today is day four for this family.  Let’s keep praying for Tessie and her family.  As you pray for Tessie and her family, also pray for safety for those who are searching for her.




A number of people from our area are touring all the sites that are so important to us as we study our Bibles.  Pray for safe and meaningful travels.  May they have great memories of this trip and better relate to the places they visit as they continue to study their Bibles for the rest of their lives.




The youth of FBC, Kentwood shared yesterday morning about their week at M-Fuge at Ridgecrest, North Carolina.  They each shared their own testimony with a sign they made.  It was truly an inspiring presentation.




The July guide for Scripture writing is now available in the church office.  You can stop by the church for a copy.




I think I missed one day last month, so here is the reference for Day 30.

Scripture Writing Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – Romans 8: 28-32

The topic for July is “Patience and Perseverance”.  Day 1 – Psalm 40: 1-3.




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Let’s march into July with a purpose of loving God and loving others.  Each of us is a unique person, so we each have own ways to show our love for God and for others.  The thing that is important is that we show that love daily.  Let’s go into July with a bold goal of showing that love each day this month.

Anna Lee



I keep my eyes always on the LORD.

With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

~Psalm 16:8~



Sandra Hughes is now home following her his surgery.  Thank God for her progress so far.  Pray for continued improvement.




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Bible Reading Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – Romans 8:11-14




Operation Christmas Child 

My granddaughter, Madison, and I worked in the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) room yesterday.  A lot of progress was made.  As I worked, I noticed we need more items.  I want to share this link with ideas of items to pack for each age group.  I suggest picking items and buying multiple items of those things.  All donations can be left in the church office or the classroom next to the choir room.  This link will be helpful in getting you started.  I bought some zip lock bags and some sale items yesterday.  The day before I bought some items from Dollar Tree.  School supplies are being put out now.  I read this morning that Dirt Cheap has lots of school supplies in.  Let’s use the link to see what OCC suggests and the sales to get lots of school supplies.

Let’s get the items turned in so we can have a great packing party again this year.  Let me know if you have a couple of hours to help preparing items or want to make some items at church or at home.  

Anna Lee








You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’

But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

~Revelation 3:17~



Wesley Blades stopped by yesterday to say his wife, Jane Blades, has been hospitalized because of the results of wearing a heart monitor.  She is in Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.  An angiogram will be done this morning.  Pray for Jane, her family, and the medical staff caring for her.




The Hatchels got phone service and a vehicle for Boyd yesterday.  Most importantly, they got to spend time with Boyd’s family.




Please pray for Aaron Hatchel who is having back issues.  Tests have been done.  They will get results today.  Be in prayer, please.




Please continue to pray for Brady Haynes as he deals with pain and nausea related to kidney stones and surgery.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – John 1 : 12-13




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I haven’t been able to work on Operation Christmas Child as I usually do.  I will need some of you to step up and help this year.  Make some purchases.  I think the best plan is to pict a couple of items and purchase multiples of that item.  Need suggestions?  Soap, washcloths, combs and brushes, toys, clothes pins, Play Dough, Lego blocks (large packs that can be divided), fishing needs, individual spoons, flash lights, batteries, flat glass marbles, colorful duct tape, sewing supplies, stick deodorant, small dolls, balls, etc.  Get your family, class, co=workers, and school involved.  Items can be dropped off at the office of FBC, Kentwood.  Thanks!  Remember, each shoebox we pact will impact an average of seven people with the knowledge of Jesus!  What a great way for be a missionary!




We are not all alike, but each of us have unique ways to share Jesus.  Share Jesus in your own style today.

Anna Lee





The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

~Psalm 19:1-2 (NIV)~




Update on Carol Bennett Sealey written by her son, Austin

Update on my mom. Eyes were open, and she was talking to my dad, myself, and Robert Lutz. First time talking to her and her responding in a while. Vitals look great. Still a journey, but she has overcome so much. Thanks for all the continuous prayers and texts.




Pray for Deanna “Bug” Reynolds.  She will be having her tonsils removed tomorrow morning at North Oaks.




Anna Sharkey did well with her foot surgery and was allowed to return home later in the day yesterday.  Thank you for praying for her.




Buddy Morris was feeling better and wanting to go home yesterday.  Please continue to pray for him.




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Thanks for checking in this morning.  I’m glad you believe in prayer like I do.

Anna Lee





“‘Master,’ Simon replied, ‘we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing.

But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.’” 

~Luke 5:5 NLT~

After their obedience, God gave them more fishing success than they ever imagined.




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VBS – Day 3 – I am really missing VBS this year, but hope all the kids and workers will be ready today for a wonderful day!




Read and Write the Bible Today – I John 5: 4, 11-12, 18




Students learn Bible truths in retrofitted school bus

This is a “think outside the box” idea and a great one!  The Bible tells us to go and to tell.  I think that is what this article is about.




Where will we go?  Who will me tell?  God doesn’t expect all of us to cross oceans to other countries!   He does expect us to go and to tell.  The article surely describes going and telling.  Let’s pray for the continued success of BREAK.  Now, what can we do in our area and on our scale?  Who will give?  Who will tell?

Anna Lee