Saturday (2-22-2020)

“We must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help strengthen one another.” 

~Romans 14:19 GNT~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 22

  • Leviticus 13:1-59
  • Mark 6:1-29
  • Psalm 39:1-13
  • Proverbs 10:10

 

 

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Thanks to Wanda Smith for helping with Operation Christmas Child yesterday.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for all those who have been listed lately.  Their medical conditions seem to be about the same.  Pray for each one, please.

 

 

 

Stay warm. 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

~1 John 4:7~

 

 

 

 

Glen A Booty

July 28, 1943 – February 10, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. He was born July 28, 1943 in Kentwood, LA and was 76 years of age. He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Ruth Booty; son, Daron Glen Booty; daughter, Brandi LeJean Booty Hartman and husband, Jonathan; 2 sisters, Perle Mae Jones and Bonnie Faye Hunter; 2 brothers, R.J. Booty and Donnie Ray Booty. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Annie Mae Booty; sisters, Mirla Dorothy Grace, Ivy Josephine Gatlin, Frances Corinne Booty and Verlie Martha Peek; brothers, Jewel Clyde Booty, Robert Laverne Booty and Gayle Rodney Booty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Friday, February 14, 2020. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 12

  • Exodus 34:1-35:9
  • Matthew 27:15-31
  • Psalm 33:12-22
  • Proverbs 9:1-6

 

 

 

5 Ways to Share Your Faith at Work

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Make today count for Jesus!

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

“Being cheerful keeps you healthy” 

~Proverbs 17:22 GNT~

Who do you think of when you read this?

 

 

 

 

Boyd Hatchel: “So humbled that the first group mentioned in 175 years Commemorative chapel at IMB moving from ‘Unreached’ to ‘Reached’ people group was the Roma. So thankful for God’s kindness and grace during that season of our lives with great personnel and partners.”

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This makes my heart so thankful!   Now, let the work continue so the other 96% can be reached!

 

 

 

David and Smiley visited over the phone last night.  Please continue to pray for Smiley and Carol Jean,  May we be faithful in praying….

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is having trouble with her arthritis pain.  Pray for her to have some relief.

 

 

My sister, Julie, shared these pictures on Facebook.  She has spent her time recovering from surgery working on Operation Christmas Child.  What a blessing she and her talents are!

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Read the Bible in 2020 – February 7

  • Exodus 26:1-27:21
  • Matthew 25:1-30
  • Psalm 31:1-8
  • Proverbs 8:1-11

 

 

 

Pray for some friends who are former missionaries in Europe.  They came to the States a couple weeks ago to visit family.  Due to the caronavirus, they do not have any idea when they will be allowed to return to China where they now live and he teaches.

Pray for all those who have been exposed and/or diagnosed.  I understand the mortality rate is higher than the regular flu we are familiar with.  Pray for the researches to learn more quickly so lives can be saved and many people can return to their normal lives.

Chinese American churches react to coronavirus

http://www.bpnews.net/54279/firstperson-chinese-american-churches-react-to-coronavirus

 The good news is, most people infected with coronavirus can expect to recover, but all people plagued by sin have no escape from death. There is no cure, except the gift of salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus our Lord and Savior. May this terrible tragedy drive people to the arms of Jesus.

 

 

 

Missionary died thinking he was a failure; 84 years later thriving churches found hidden in the jungle

http://godreports.com/2014/05/missionary-died-thinking-he-was-a-failure-84-years-later-thriving-churches-found-hidden-in-the-jungle/?fbclid=IwAR2OwnN_fe08Ns5kDWYZiaFuz0tmITq4tOk1EvFqzqhtNdB2nJh6ikI5qCI

 

 

 

May our lives also bear “fruit” whether or not we are aware of it.  That should be our greatest goal in life.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” 

~1 John 4:7 NLT~

 

 

 

Kathy Boone Dykes has surgery yesterday at North Oaks.  Please pray for her as she recovers.

 

 

 

Yvonne Bamber Jones

October 12, 1925 – February 03, 2020

Yvonne Bamber Jones passed away peacefully Monday morning February 3, 2020 at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond following surgery after a recent fall in her home. She was 95. Yvonne was born at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans in 1924 and was a lifelong resident of Kentwood. She was fiercely independent, and until her final weeks, lived alone in the home in which she was raised and the home in which she raised her family. She had retired from many years of service at the Kentwood Health Unit in 1980, a job she held while also managing to maintain a household and raise three children. She was blessed with a refined beauty at an early age with near perfect skin, complexion and hair. She was assiduous about maintaining that beauty well into her later years and so it was that even though her mobility became more challenging in her final months, she still insisted on bi-weekly visits to her hairdresser. The visits helped her feel younger despite her age. She grew up an only child in the depression, lost both parents before the age of 21, and was left to raise her daughter after her husband was deployed to Europe with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles. But she and her husband overcame one adversity after another and they persevered and prospered. Perhaps otherwise modest in means, they were wealthy in family, friends and love. While a very private person, she and her husband had a small circle of friends with whom they shared the best of times. Whether it was an evening of dining and dancing, a trip to an out-of-state LSU football game, or the simplicity of enjoying the company of friends in the backyard, she lived life to the fullest. She was instinctively protective of her children and intensely loyal to others with whom she was close. She had a beguiling and mischievous nature from childhood that lasted throughout her years and her love of life was unbounding. She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel E. and Edwina Strickland Bamber, her grandson, Brandon Jones and her high school sweetheart, best friend and love of her life, husband Claude J. “Hopper” Jones. She had no siblings. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Ron Fox who reside in Branson, Missouri, her son and daughter-in-law, Claude. J. “Hoppie” and Beverly Quinn Jones who reside in Amite, and her son and son-in-law, Ronnie Jones and Jim Outland who reside in New Orleans. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Aside from the love of her own children, she especially cherished and treasured the visits and calls from Karen and Karli. Their unselfish kindness and concern will forever live in her heart and soul. Their love truly sustained her and made her smile. She was also anxiously looking forward to reconnecting and spending more time with two of her other grandchildren who were returning to Kentwood–Laura, who was relocating from her home in Minnesota and Perry, who recently retired and has moved back from an extended residence in Georgia. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of AmeraCare and the nurses and staff at Richard Murphy Hospice House for their compassionate care and dignified treatment as well as Dr. Derris Ray for always being available without regard to time of day or day of week. The family also wishes to thank Christine Coleman who helped mom maintain her independence until her final weeks. Without Christine’s help mom’s quality of life would have suffered and she would have been denied her wish to live out as many of her days at her childhood home as was possible. And the family is especially appreciative of the responsiveness and attention of the Kentwood Police Department and the Rescue Squad who always showed up when mom called. Like her husband who predeceased her, Yvonne wished that her body be donated to the LSU Bureau of Anatomical Research so that others might benefit from any research conducted after her death. A memorial service and celebration of her life for family and friends will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, 501 Avenue G in Kentwood on Saturday, February 8th with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and a brief service following visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Richard Murphy Hospice House, 1109 S. Chestnut Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70403 or a charity of their choice.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 5

  • Exodus 21:22-23:13
  • Matthew 24:1-28
  • Psalm 29:1-11
  • Proverbs 7:6-23

 

 

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Operation Christmas Child = I have a box of Mardi Gras necklaces that need to be detangled, socks that need to be sorted, and other simple jobs for someone who wants to volunteer.  Let me hear from you.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

“Trust in your money and down you go!

Trust in God and flourish as a tree!” 

~Proverbs 11:28 TLB~

 

 

 

Julie Smith Eudy, my sister, is having surgery midmorning today at Ochsner on Jefferson.  Please pray for her today and during her recover during the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

Pray request sent by Lois Pittman: Donna Manning & Kelsey Schillings

 Donna is my niece, lives in Mt.Hermon,she has health problems,Kelsey has been in Tulane since last Sun.,she is on a feeding tube right now ,please put them both on the prayer link,thank you,she also lives inMt.Hermon

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – We are almost at the end of our first month of church-wide collection by Sunday School classes for OCC.  FBC, Kentwood has continued to prove how generous they are when it comes to missions.  Thanks to the OCC team of Frank Fowler, Beth Lee, and Wanda Smith for helping to get the message out to the classes.   Looking ahead, what a joy it will be for many children to open the shoeboxes that you helped send at the end of this year.  Thank you for your love for missions.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 27

  •  Exodus 4:1-5:21
  • Matthew 18:1-20
  • Psalm 22:19-31
  • Proverbs 5:15-21

 

 

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If you have some time to dedicate to working on OCC, please let me know.  You can even get a friend or two to come with you.  Come learn what goes on “behind the scenes” and receive a great blessing as you work and consider all the hands that help to get our boxes to the children each year.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

~Philippians 4:13~

 

 

Update on Irene Lascaro from Linda Hendry

Irene broke her hip for the third time. It is broken in two places. The miracle is that she does not have to have surgery. Just extensive rehab, Already up walking. Thank you for the prayers.

 

 

 

Christian Ratliff is home.  Pray for him and his family as they make adjustments at home.  Thank God for his good care at the hospital and for all those who have helped the family while Christian was hospitalized in Baton Rouge.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 21, for mistake I made yesterday.

  • Genesis 42:18-43:34
  • Matthew 13:47-14:12
  • Psalm 18:16-36
  • Proverbs 4:7-10

 

 

January Bible Study at New Zion was wonderful.  We attended all four nights and heard the introduction at FBC,K last Wednesday.  Bro. Darrell did a great job and managed to get people involved in discussions at each table.  We loved seeing our New Zion friends and spending the time with them studying God’s Word.

 

 

 

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Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit Sunday morning at 8 A.M.  The food and fellowship is always good.  The cause is worthy.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for those who have been on our prayer list lately and for those I did not list too.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

1-1-20

“When you make a promise to God,

keep it as quickly as possible.” 

~Ecclesiastes 5:4 GNT~

 

 

 

Mrs. Barbara Gill is doing well.  She’s still in Our Lady of the Lake and looking ahead to some time in rehab.  Keep remembering her in your prayers, please.

 

 

 

Pray for Sharon Phillips.  She is in St. Tammany and expecting to have pacemaker surgery tomorrow.

 

 

 

Your prayers for “Little Adrian” Strickland will be appreciated.  He has been moved from McComb to Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  Join the family in praying for this little guy.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Carol New

December 21, 1945 – December 28, 2019

Elizabeth Carol New passed away on Saturday December 28, 2019 at the age of 74.  She was born and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana and was a graduate of Kentwood High School class of 1963.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lucille “Bootsie” New,  and her sister and brother-in-law, Flora Lee and Jules Hatcher.
She is survived by her niece, Julee Hatcher, and her daughter and granddaughter, Madison McDonald and Lucille VanMieghem, all of Lafayette, La, as well as her nephew, Jeff Hatcher, his wife, Julia Hatcher and their children, J.C. Hatcher and Eliza Hatcher, all of Badger, Iowa.
Also left to cherish her memory is her friend, Michelle Forrest, and her children and grandchildren, without whom “Libba Carol” would have been lost.  Michelle provided so much beyond just friendship and love and our family is forever grateful.
As it was her wish to be cremated, no funeral services will be planned at this time.  A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at a later date.

New Orleans’ Baptist Friendship House Marks 75 Years

http://www.bpnews.net/54110/new-orleans-baptist-friendship-house-marks-75-years?fbclid=IwAR2zIIRxT7vfSH4FOcCf2SehQzQN_QdK_QYCZNu_KfToH3ILJEMkclFsELg

 “If you have all that you need and see someone else in need and do not reach out to them, how can the love of God be in you? Let us not love merely through words and tongue but in action and in truth,” I John 3:17-18

 

Today, we begin a new round of “Read Your Bible Through this Year”.  It doesn’t matter whether or not you were successful in the past.  I have completed a full year and failed to complete a full year.  Do your best to read each day!  Remember, you can get a copy of this plan when the FBC, Kentwood office opens in the morning or Sunday at regular services.
January 1
  • Genesis 1:1 – 2:25
  • Matthew 1:1 – 2: 12
  • Psalm 1: 1 – 6
  • Proverbs 1: 1-6

 

 

We don’t know what 2020 holds for us, but we do know who holds our hand as we travel through this new year.  He will be 100% faithful to us!  Let’s do our best to remain faithful to Him.

Anna Lee