Unless the LORD builds the house,

the builders labor in vain.

Unless the LORD watches over the city,

the guards stand watch in vain.

~Psalm 127:1~


George Cutrer of Osyka has had another problem and will need to be hospitalized a few more day.  Keep praying for him.


Pray for the people in the path of Hurricane Irma.


Darin Fontz article –


The children WILL have their regular Bible drill class tonight at 6 P.M. even though there are cottage prayer meeting going on all around town.  Revival services at FBC, Kentwood will begin in one week.


“Who is Georgia Barnett and What Difference Does it Make?”


WMU Georgia Barnett meeting tomorrow at 10 A.M. at FBC, Amite.  Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church will be our speaker.  Tomorrow will be a good time to join us.



Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee













     “For you were bought at a price;

therefore glorify God in your body

and in your spirit,

which are God’s.”

~I Cor. 6:20~


Today is National Day of Prayer!


Bring your Operation Christmas Child items to my classroom or leave in the tote under the balcony stairs at FBC, Kentwood.


Bring your items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home to the stairwell at the office entrance to the church.  The truck will be at our church early on September 18th. Items needed include:

Bottled Juice                                              Children’s Cereal

Freezer Bags                                              Kool-Aid

Laundry Detergent                                  Mayonnaise

Napkins                                                     Onion Soup Mix

Pam Cooking Spray                                 Rice

Two Rivers Associational WMU will meet Monday, September 11th at 10 A.M. at FBC, Amite.  Rev. Don Meadows will be our guest speaker.  We will be learning about mission work in Louisiana and the Georgia Barnett Offering.  All ladies from the churches in our area are invited to attend.  We will end with a potluck meal in the fellowship hall.



Tomorrow night at 6 P.M., the adults, youth, and children will meet at FBC, Kentwood.  The children will have a Bible Drill class.  All elementary age children are invited to attend.



Sunday School begins at 9:15 each week.  We have classes for all age groups.



Read the Bible today – Matthew 23-24 & Psalm 92



“Blessed  Be the Name”


Please continue to pray for, donate to, and do the disaster relief work needed in Texas and Louisiana because o Hurricane Harvey.

Anna Lee


Friday’s Replacement

My daily prayer sent to me today!

World Leader

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks

be made for all men, for kings

and all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life

in all godliness and reverence.”

~ Timothy 2:1-2~


Please pray for

President Donald Trump of the United States.


About an hour a ago,

I watched as our president

proclaimed Sunday September 3rd as a

national day of prayer!

As I have been organizing the items collected so far for Operation Christmas Child, I realized that we are short of pens.  If you get a chance, please purchase some for our “shoeboxes”.  Thanks.  Sunday, is our scheduled day to bring hairbrushes. Thanks for helping make 350 “shoeboxes” possible!

Read the Bible – Matthew 19-20 & Psalm 90

Baptist Press

Baptist Press has had some great articles about Hurricane Harvey.  You may even want to go back and read some of their past articles.

Monday, September 11th, the Two Rivers Associational WMU will meet at FBC,Amite to learn more about the Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana.  With all the flooding in SW Louisiana, we will surely need extra funds to help rebuild churches and missions in LA.  We will meet at 10 A.M. and conclude with lunch.  Rev. Don Meadows will be our speaker.

I am loving teaching Children on Mission on Wednesday nights and Children’s Bible Drill on Sunday nights.  If you have/know of any children who are not attending, please encourage them to join us at 6 P.M.

I’m sorrow about the problem with TPL this morning.

Anna Lee



“My Father is glorified and honored by this,

when you bear much fruit.” 

~John 15:8a AMP~


Once again, the news story of   the day is Hurricane Harvey.  Friends report rivers in their streets, seemingly endless rain, tornado warnings, wind damage, but no loss of life, even though the news reports say three deaths.  I was just reminded this is all at the end of a week that started with an eclipse.  Last Sunday night, the children’s Bible Drill class focused on he story of the Creation from Genesis.  In reality, the story of any and all days should be Jesus!  This day, Jesus is working in hearts of people around the world.  Let’s pray they say, “Yes” to the most important choice they will ever make.


Frank John van Mullem

Frank John van Mullem 
  • November 8, 1946 – August 24, 2017
  • Hammond, Louisiana

    Monday, August 28
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Harry McKneely & Son – Hammond

    2000 N. Morrison Blvd. Hammond, LA 70401


    Tuesday, August 29
    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    St. Albert Catholic Student Center

    409 W. Dakota Street Hammond, LA 70401


    Tuesday, August 29
    11:00 AM

    St. Albert Catholic Student Center

    409 W. Dakota Street Hammond, LA 70401




Operation Christmas Child donations can be left in my Sunday School classroom before Sunday School or in the tote under the table under the stairs to the balcony.


Food for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Fall Food Round-Up can be left in the stairwell at the office entrance to the fellowship hall.  The deadline is September 18th.



Pray for the up-coming revival at FBC, Kentwood.


The weather has surely caused some extra praying the last few days.  Let’s keep up the prayers even when the present weather calms down.

Anna Lee





“Give yourselves completely to God,

for you were dead, but now you have new life.

So use your whole body as an instrument

to do what is right for the glory of God.”

 ~Romans 6:13b NLT~



Please pray for Phillip Strickland.  He has had better weeks.  Please pray for his family as you pray for him.


Tedd and Kayla Titus’ baby will need some surgeries.  Please pray for doctors as they make timing decisions and for the family as they have to visit the baby at the hospital and not have him at home.


Yesterday, Mrs. Ruby Dillon had her best day since the hospital stays.  Thank God for good progress for her.  Please continue to pray for Mr. “Cete”.


Hurricane Harvey seems to be headed for Texas.  Pray for those in its path.  In our area, it now seems like we will have much rain.

Charles Dewitt Strickland

May 13, 1947 – August 22, 2017

VisitationThursday, August 24, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

McKneely Funeral Home – Amite
110 E. Factory St.
Amite, Louisiana 70422 
VisitationFriday, August 25, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

East Fork Baptist Church
17278 Highway 1054
Kentwood, LA 70444 
Funeral ServiceFriday, August 25, 2017
11:00 AM

East Fork Baptist Church
17278 Highway 1054
Kentwood, LA 70444


Read the Bible – Matthew 3-4, Psalm 82, and video “Freedom” found at

Baptist Press

The Friday morning Bible study group will not meet this week, but will meet next Friday.

Prayer meeting for the upcoming revival will begin Sunday evening.  Contact the church office for dates, locations, and times.  The children will still meet at the church for their Bible Drill class.


The value of this day will best be measured by what you do for others, not what others do for you!

Anna Lee




If then you have been raised with Christ,

seek the things that are above,

where Christ is,

seated at the right hand of God.

 Set you minds on things that are above,

not on things that are on earth.

~Col. 3:1,2~


Rev. Bobby Eads’ mother, Glenda Eads, is critically ill.  Please pray for the Eads family.


Miss Fay Shoemaker was feeling well enough to be in church yesterday.  I’m thanking God for her progress.


Read the Bible – Chronicles 32-34 & Psalm 79

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11:00 at The Cafe


“There is a Name I Love to Hear/O How I Love Jesus”


The children in Bible Drill Class learned more about their Bibles last night and read & discussed the story of the creation.  If you have a boy/girl or grandson/granddaughter, ask them to tell you about the creation.  They can tell you the story and locate it in their Bible.  They are so amazing to teach.  Thank you for Betty Simpson and Susan Frazier for faithfully helping with the children of Sundays and Wednesdays.


Thank-you to those who brought calculators for Operation Christmas Child.  We could use some more of the $1.00 calculators that can be found at the dollar stores.  This week, we will be shopping for colorful bandanas.  Some very pretty ones have already been turned in.  Yesterday, three individuals gave me cash to shop for them.  David and I will do that and give a copy of the receipts to the donors.  Yesterday morning and afternoon, I was able to work on organizing the items given so far.  Our grandson has given time periodically this summer.  Last night, after helping before church, our daughter decided to work while I was teaching class to finish up some things.  Later this week, I will be able to list items we are running short on.



I would love to pop out of the shoeboxes as they are opened in a couple of months.  What joy they must experience as they receive the gifts and the opportunity to learn about Jesus!

Anna Lee






 “For to me,

living is Christ,

and dying is gain.”

~Philippians 1:21~



Please pray for my young cousin in his early 20’s who had three seizures yesterday.  Micah had Huntington’s Disease and has faced a brain tumor.  Pray this is not serious.


Pray for Linda Birch Williams who fell after passing out.  She has some broken ribs that will be bothering her for a while.  Pray she can deal with the pain.


Mrs. Mimi Sneed of McComb also has broken ribs.  Hers are a result of the car accident she was involved in a week ago.



Read the Bible. 

  • Thursday – 2 Chronicles 18-20 & Psalm 75
  • Friday – 2 Chronicles 21 – 24 & Psalm 76
  • Saturday – 2 Chronicles 25 – 27 & Psalm 77



Announcements & Reminders

  • Work Day at FBC, K at 9 A.M.
  • Revival for Two Rivers Association – Tonight at 6:30 at FBC, Amite
  • Sunday – 6 P.M. – Bible Drill Class
  • Operation Christmas Child – Bring Calculators next. (You can find them for $1.00 at most dollar stores.  Our next purchase will be bandanas of various colors. You may leave your items in the tote under the stairwell to the balcony or in my Sunday School classroom.
  • Fall Food Roundup for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – Leave your purchases under the stairwell at the office entrance to FBC, K.
  • Tuesday, we will celebrate August birthdays of some of our ladies at The Cafe at 11:00 A..M.


We were blessed to be able to see Baylor University and the excitement there as freshmen moved into the dorms and prepared for classes to begin Monday.  What a great place!  While in Waco we toured the museum that honors the Texas Rangers (police officers), visited the spectacular FBC sanctuary which is 100+ years old, and some other downtown sites.  

Anna Lee