“You heard the sound of my pleading

when I cried to You for help.”

~Psalm 31:22b, HCSB~


Please continue to pray for Doug Toney.  He had a better day yesterday.  Doctors assured Sandy that Doug is going to be okay.

Rev. Tim Jones had not seen his cardiologist yet because of a personal emergency by the doctor, but will be seeing another one today.  Bro. Tim did have a better day yesterday.

Mr. James Frazier continues to do well following his valve replacement surgery in Houston. Pray for his recovery process.

Miss Shira Easley is making progress in recovery and with physical therapy.  Please continue to pray for her.

Charles E. Williams
Born: July 05, 1937
Died: April 19, 2015


Young at Heart meets at New Zion at 10:30 this morning.  Bubba Roberts of Spring Creek will be the entertainment.  Everyone is invited.

Ladies’ Night at Kentwood 

  • “Fashionable Ladies”
  • Hat Parade – Bring a hat your decorated to be pretty, funny, or show your personality.  The point is not to spend money, but to be creative.
  • Scarf tying demonstration – Please being several long or infinity scarves (some to share).
  • Begins at 6:15 with finger food.
  • Thursday night in the fellowship hall
  • Don’t forget this is for ladies from 3 to 103.

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Read the Bible in 2015I Samuel 26- 31

Ladies’ Friday Morning Bible Study – Your study guides are available for pick-up in the church office.

Video for Annie Armstrong Missions’ Office –  “He Started It” – http://www.namb.net/namb1cb2col.aspx?id=12884910546

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Facing the Impossible” odb.org/
  • See! I have given Jericho into your hand.                                                                                                                                                  ~Joshua 6:2~
  • “Only Believe”  – http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Only_Believe/

I love and appreciate the wealth of hymns I know and love.  There are so many for                    each need/topic I run across.  I can easily compare them to the wealth of Scriptures I              also carry in my memory.   Together, the bring joy, encouragement, strength,                              balance, etc. to my life.

The names you see on The Prayer Link represent people I am praying for and may not match the list of people for whom you are praying.  Sometimes, I honor a person’s/families’ request not to list a name and sometimes I am not aware of a need you are aware of.  It is a guide thought, and hopefully will encourage you (and me) to take some time periodically to pray.  I feel most of us  can improve our prayer life if it becomes a daily and conscious effort.

Anna Lee


“As for God, His way is blameless;

The word of the Lord is tried;

He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.”

~Psalm 18:30, NASB~


Eugene Tackett had five by-passes last week and continues to do well.  Join the family in thanking God for Eugene’s successful surgery.

Rev. Tim Jones is having some blood pressure/heart issues.  Pray for him as he sees a doctor again.

Rita Dunn Blades

Born: July 06, 1951
Died: April 19, 2015


Read the Bible in 2015Exodus 9-12

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “A Father Who Runs” – http://odb.org/
  • The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.                                                                                                                                                    ~Luke 19:10~                                     When I was in great need, He saved me.                                                                                                                                                  ~Psalm 116:6~
  • “Saved, Saved”

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I’m looking forward to WMU at East Fork at 10:00 this morning.

Anna Lee


Therefore confess your sins to each other

and pray for each other

so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous man

is powerful and effective

~James 5:16~


(This verse was used on the handout at prayer meeting for several years.)

Shira Easley called me last night.  She is doing well and will be in Greensburg a little longer.  Continue to pray for her.

James Frazier is doing well following his surgery.  Thank God for his care in Houston.

Doug Toney is still hospitalized.  Everything is not perfect, but the doctors think he is headed in the right direction.  Please continue to pray for Doug and Sandy.

Sadie Mae Williams Carter

Born: January 02, 1929
Died: April 17, 2015


Sarah Landry Gilliland 
Born: June 09, 1952
Died: April 17, 2015


Read the Bible in 2015I Corinthians 13-15

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions

If you are interested in learning more about collegiate/university ministry, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRpwmmz6LyE

Some highlights of the coming week

  • Today – Lord’s Supper at FBC, Kentwood
  • Monday – WMU at 10:00 at East Fork Baptist Church
    • Speaker: Rev. Rusty Durand, paster at Montpelier – Sharing about the finances of mission trips
      • Potluck lunch to follow the meeting
  • Tuesday – Young at Heart at New Zion Baptist Church
    • 10:30 A.M.
    • Music by Bubba Roberts
  • Thursday – “Fashionable Ladies”
    • 6:15 at FBC, Kentwood
    • For ladies from 3 – 103
    • Wear a hat made with items you have on hand for our hat parade
      • Decorate to show your personality
      • Have fun making and wearing the hat
    • Learn how to tie a scarf in a number of ways
    • Etc.
  • Friday – Bible Study – Women of the Bible
    • 10:00 in Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
    • Study guides will be available Wednesday in the church office

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee



“Trust the LORD with all your heart,

and don’t depend on your own understanding.

Remember the LORD in all you do,

and he will give you success.”

~Proverbs 3:5-6 NCV~


Sherry Day has bad news and great news!  The bad news is that she has cellulitis in her arms.  The good news is that the brain biopsy did not indicated cancer.  Please continue to pray for her and her family.
Koltyn Gafford made a big step of progress yesterday.
Amazing day in speech therapy trying out his swallowing capabilities with some apple sauce and he passed with flying colors! So proud of our little guy! Praise God for all your miracles!                                                                       Terri Chandler Russell (grandmother)
Doug Toney is not doing as well as expected as he recovers from surgery.  He is still having problems with blood pressure, medication, and kidneys.  Please pray for improvement.
Eugene Tackett’s surgery went well.  If all continues as hoped for, he should be able to be moved to a step-down unit by tomorrow.  Thank God for the good report.  Keep praying.
Nolan Kemp Bel

Born: November 11, 1977
Died: April 16, 2015


Sadie Mae Williams Carter

Born: January 02, 1929
Died: April 17, 2015


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Read the Bible in 2015Matthew 11 – 12

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Overcoming Cheetahs” –  odb.org/
  • The grass withers,                                                                                                                                    the flower fades . . . .                                                                                                                               But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.                                                                                                                                                ~Isaiah 40:7,31~                                                   As long as it is day,                                                                                                                                    we must do the works of him who sent me.                                                                                Night is coming,                                                                                                                                          when no one can work.                                                                                                                                                                                              ~John 9:4~                                
  •  Work Till Jesus Comes” – http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/w/e/l/wellwork.htm

Outrun the cheetahs today!

Anna Lee


“We do not know what to do,

but our eyes are on You.”

2 Chronicles 20:12 NIV~


Please add Eugene Tackett to your prayer list.  He will be having several by-passes today. I know the family will appreciate your prayers.

Shira Easley made the transfer to Greensburg.  Pray for her as she gets needed help and therapy there.

James Frazier’s heart valve surgery will be today.  Pray for James, his family, and the medical staff involved with his care.

Death has claimed another young man from our area.  Eric Montegue was 42.  I’ll post an obituary when one is available.

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Read the Bible in 2015Jeremiah 17-21

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions


Third Thursday at the Cabin

There are old sayings about a little rain keeping people from church.  Once again we had a terrible storm before and during some of our meeting.  We had a great group and a very blessed night despite the storm.  Thanks to all who participated and all who came to listen.  I know we were all blessed!

Don’t let rain today keep you for ministering to others.

Anna Lee


“For the Son of Man has come to seek

and to save the lost.”

~Luke 19:10, HCSB~


Mrs. Hazel Smith is always in good spirits.  She has some good days and some “not so good”. Her family is faithful to visit and help her daily.  She knows she has been richly blessed.  Please continue to pray for this sweet lady.

Mrs. Nita Russell Miller is home and doing well.  Each day, it seems, she is learning one more thing she can do again.  Please keep her in your prayers as she continues on the road to a full recovery.  She is back at home with her daughter, Faibra Cade.

Nita’s daughter, Cathy Russell, has improved greatly and is back to how she was before the hospitalization.  Please continue to pray for her.

Mr. James Frazier had been undergoing lots of tests in Houston this week.  He will have his surgery Friday.  Please pray for him and for his family.

Miss Shira Easley is doing well following her surgery.  The plans are to transport her to Greensburg this afternoon so she can continue to be cared for and and get in more therapy before going home.

Doug Toney had a problem with medication not leaving his body as expected which lowered his blood pressure.  He is getting extra attention and improving.  Please pray for all involved in his care and in his family life.

The Kentwood area had a hailstorm late yesterday afternoon.  It was one of the worse that many of us have experienced.  At this time, I know of no injuries or major damage.

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We are looking forward to another “Third Thursday at the Cabin” tonight at 6:30.  I hope we have a house full!

FBC, Kentwood will celebrate the Lord’s Supper Sunday morning.  I’m looking forward to being able to do so with two of my grandchildren for the first time.  I’m so thankful they have made the greatest decision of their lives at a young age.  I’m also thankful all six of my grandchildren have godly parents who had taught their children about God.

The Friday Morning Bible Study will meet at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall of FBC,Kentwood tomorrow morning.  You are invited to attend and study with us.

Read the Bible in 2015Job 31-32

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “The Best Fishing Holes” – http://odb.org/
  • He was caught up into Paradise                                                                                                         and heard inexpressible words.                                                                                                                                       ~2 Corinthians 12:4~
  • “Heaven Came Down”
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXa7CSsrUus
    • This was a song we sang regularly in Roseland.  I don’t think I have sung it in the last thirty years, but it certainly is running through my brain and my memory now.  What a special memory and a  wonderful destination!

I hope that you can sing this song and mean it because Jesus lives in you!

Anna Lee



32 God has raised this Jesus to life,  

and we are all witnesses of the fact.

33 Exalted to the right hand of God,

he has received from the Father

the promised Holy Spirit

and has poured out what you now see and hear


~Acts 2:32-33~


Yesterday, I heard from two different people that Mr. James Frazier has not had surgery yet, but is undergoing tests.  Pray for him during this time of uncertainty.

From the same two people, I learned that Shira Easley‘s surgery Monday went well.  She’a in pain, but that was expected.  Hopefully, she will be in Greensburg soon.  Keep praying for her.

Continue to pray for Sherry Day.  She’s thankful to be home.

Also, continue praying for the many we have had on our prayer list lately.

Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 42 – 44

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It was such a joy to talk with members to two families involved in international missions yesterday.  Pray for young people as they dedicate their lives to mission work.  What a blessing it is to see how family and other adults encourage and support them!

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Too Much for Me” – http://odb.org/
  • O My Father, if it is possible,                                                                                                                 let this cup pass from Me.                                                                                                                                               ~Matthew 26:39~
  • “Does Jesus Care when My Heart is Pained”

Third Thursday

Tomorrow is the “Third Thursday” of the month.  David and I are looking forward to seeing some of you at 6:30.  If you have not been before or lately, please feel free to join us.

No matter what is happening in your life, remember that Jesus cares about you!

Anna Lee