Friday

“Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!

They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”

~Daniel 3:28 (NIV)~

Bro. Darryl preached from Daniel 3 on April 8th.  What is God able to do for you?

 

 

 

Today, I want to think about the children in our church.  They love to sing.  They love the children’s moments.  They love to do crafts.  They love Bible stories, Bible drills, missionary stories, VBS, summer camp, VBS,  and so much more.  I know they have missed their teachers and their friends at church.  Keep them safe at home until you, the parents and grandparents, feel it is safe to get them back in church.  Pray for your children and grandchildren, teach them at home, have them read Bible stories to you, etc,  Invest in them.  Encourage them.  Brag on them.  They will be blessed.  You will too!

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 15

  • 1 Samuel 17:1-18:4
  • John 8:21-30
  • Psalm 111:1-10
  • Proverbs 15:11

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

IMB temporarily relocates personnel due to COVID-19 –

http://www.bpnews.net/54792/imb-temporarily-relocates-personnel-due-to-covid19

 

 

 

Missionaries strive to advance Gospel as IMB adapts to financial challenges

http://www.bpnews.net/54805/missionaries-strive-to-advance-gospel-as-imb-adapts-to-financial-challenges

 

 

 

FIRST-PERSON: ‘Do nothing’ and ‘do everything’ on social media

http://www.bpnews.net/54794/firstperson-do-nothing-and-do-everything-on-social-media

 

 

 

Pray for our state, Louisiana, as we enter Phase I to open our state up again.  Be careful!  Be safe!  Respect the people who choose to begin the change back to a normal routine.  Respect the people, who for the sake of sickness or age, decide not to return to their previous routine at this time.  Pray for everyone!

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 

12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

Matthew 2:11-12

 

 

Scripture Writing for December 28 – Philippians 2: 9-11

 

 

LSU long snapper ‘doing sports God’s way’ – http://bpnews.net/54103/lsu-long-snapper-doing-sports-gods-way

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

  • Yesterday was a good afternoon for OCC work with two young friends.  They made matching games for almost thirty boys and girls, opened packs of pencils, counted items already collected, etc.  I love to train them to do OCC work.  They plan to take my place in a few years!
  • Another joy is watching someone catch the vision and finding what they can do for OCC.  David’s nurse has been purchasing items for shoeboxes in discount stores.  She is helping fill my bins with pencils for next fall.  Last year, she purchased spiral notebooks, pencils, and crayons which have already been sent to children.
  • One of the joys of doing OCC work at church is working with others on projects.  Next week, my sister will be helping make washcloths.   When do you want to set up a date for an OCC project?  What do you enjoy doing?
  • David has always been a big supporter of OCC.  Last year, he was not able to help, but this year he has already given many hours letting me shop for OCC on the way home from the doctor, putting together shelving for the storeroom, and his favorite – opening numerous packages of items I buy in quantity.  Even with his health issues, he has found what he can do and gladly does it because he has seen boys and girls receive the shoeboxes and will never forget their joy.  Knowing they get introduced to Jesus is priceless!
  • I would love to share this joy with any of you who want to get involved in this mission project at your church or at FBC, Kentwood.  What a blessing it has been to me personally!

 

 

Have a  wonderful Saturday!  Keep your eyes open to the opportunities God has for you!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.  

But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Daniel 3:17-18

(These are the very verses we learned in our missions class last night.)

 

 

Brett Frazier did start back to “light” work Monday.  I’m sure the regular routine was a good change for him.  Please continue to pray for him.

 

 

 

Please pray for a young teen, not from our area, who tried to take her life with pills.  Jaelyn is getting treatment for anxiety.  She’s a beautiful young lady living in a

 

 

 

Please pray for Dollie Frazier as she has eye surgery this morning.

 

 

 

Please . pray for my cousin, Scott Tolleson, who has HD.  He has had complications from recent falls and is hospitalized.

 

 

 

There will be a fundraiser at FBC, Greensburg for Ronnie Webb, Jr.  I was told he is out of state getting treatment.  The lunch will be Friday at noon.  Contact FBC, Greensburg for more information or to request tickets.

 

 

 

May is the month to purchase hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child.

  • Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrushes
  • Stick deodorant
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Bath scrubbers

 

 

Read and Write the Bible  – John 15: 4-5

 

 

 

Don’t forget today is the National Day of Prayer.  Join in tonight at FBC, Amite at 6:30.  You will be blessed.

 

 

 

Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“But if we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other.

Then the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, cleanses us from every sin.

If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

 1 John 1:7-8 NCV~

 

 

David‘s blood level continues to run low, but about the same.  The doctors are beginning to think this is the “new normal” for him.  Yesterday, he was given an option regarding receiving a unit of blood.  David chose not to get it yesterday, but to wait until he feels the need more.  He can get his blood any day this week, so we don’t have to wait until next Monday.  Thank you for your continued prayers.

Linda Gabel Brown

November 07, 1947 – April 21, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 7, 1947 in Denham Springs and was 71 years of age. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite. She is survived by her husband, Harold Brown; 3 daughters, Ronda Durbin and Robbie Lee, Donna Cutrer and husband, Ric, and Sheree Peek; grandchildren, Brandon Voight and wife, Lauren, Todd Voight and wife, Georgette, Devin Peek and wife, Jessica, Kayla Populis and husband, C.J., Kyle Hayden and wife, April, Kelly Ewing and husband, Dustin, Tyler Durbin, Brittany Cutrer, Baylor Cutrer and wife, Baileigh, and Justin Cutrer and wife, Pam; great-grandchildren, Daisy Voight, Hunter Voight, Ryleigh Voight, Triston Voight, Keaton Peek, Anna Peek, Eli Peek, Carter Stephens, Karigan Ewing, Tinsley Populis, Lawson Hayden, Luke Hayden, Levi Hayden, Ariat Cutrer, Owen Cutrer, and Eden Cutrer; brothers, Paul Gabel and wife, Gloria, Red Gabel, and Carroll Gabel and wife, Karen; sisters-in-law, Ann Hall and husband, Jimmy, Dianne Brown, Marilyn Russell and husband, Lawrence, Carolyn Santangelo and husband, Tony, Missy Miller and husband, Ricky, and Robin White. Preceded in death by father, Ernest P. Gabel; mother, Grace Grantham Gabel Raborn; step-father, Clyde Raborn; grandson, Stephen Voight; brothers, Cecil Gabel, Robert Gabel, and Doodle Gabel; sister, Beverly Van Osdell; sister-in-law, Tammy Brown. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday with a Rosary Service at 5:30PM. Visitation will resume at McKneely Funeral Home from 8:00AM until 10:00AM on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 10:30AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. Pallbearers will be Brandon Voight, Todd Voight, Devin Peek, Kyle Hayden, Tyler Durbin, and C.J. Populis. Honorary pallbearers will be Ric Cutrer, Jimmy Hall, Dustin Ewing, Carroll Gabel, Baylor Cutrer, and Robbie Lee. The family would like to thank Dr. Oubre and staff, Dr. Robert Kidd and staff, Americare Hospice and North Oaks Medical Center for their excellent care. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible – Lamentations 3: 27-31

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child at FBC, Kentwood

  • Last year, we received parade throws like beads and small stuffed animals.   If you have some that you have no plans for, please leave them at the church office or in the classroom next to the choir.  We will find them very useful when packing OCC “shoeboxes” later this year.  Thank-you so much!
  • The large basket on the organ has some plastic “eggs” already.  If you have some you don’t need to keep, please share them.  They will be use for OCC in several different ways.

 

 

 

Children in Action meets at FBC, Kentwood meets at 6 P.M. on Wednesday nights.  They have been studying missions in Chile and praying for missionary needs.

Youth on Mission meets at FBC, Kentwood meets at  5 P.M. on Sunday nights.  This group recently complete a nice project for the senior adult ladies at church.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

~Psalm 103:2~

 

 
Read and Write the Bible Today – Lamentations 3: 22-26

 

 

 

I was blessed to attend an early worship service and later to watch the second service via computer with David!  You can find links to both services on my facebook page.

 

 

 

Now that Easter egg hunts are over for this year, I will ask that if you are discarding plastic Easter eggs that you please leave them at FBC, Kentwood so we can use them in several different ways for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

 

There is a tote on the organ at church with some ideas of items to purchase for Operation Christmas Child.  Look through the tote and get some ideas.  Then, happy shopping.  Please leave your donations at the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  May I suggest you make a decision to spend a certain amount each week (or month).  Then shop frequently!  If you cannot shop frequently, I suggest donating to OCC by putting your donation in an envelope marked OCC or to hand your donation to me when you see me.  I love to shop of OCC.  Packing day will be here before you know it!

 

 

 

There are many ways to share the message of salvation.  Today, let’s pray for ministers who do that from a pulpit, in hospitals, and other places every week.  Pray for Sunday School teachers and mission leaders who teach regularly the same message.  Also, pray for missionaries and their families who live the same lifestyle, but who do it on mission fields around the world.  Pray regularly for those who share the Good News.  May it become who you are and what you do.

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

~ Romans 10:9-10 (NIV) ~

 

 

Teaching in the missions class last night, I was so thankful to hear the children speak of the real meaning of Easter.  They know the difference between the meaning of the cross and the meaning of Easter egg hunts.  They also prayed for missionaries, every one of them.  That is usually my favorite part of the class, because it shows they understand the importance of telling others about Jesus.  What a blessing the children were to me last night!

 

 

 

I see the headline news is all about the weather that is expected her today.  Be prepared.  Stay alert.  This morning, before the weather gets bad, help someone who might have special requirements in preparation for the weather that is forecast.  After the storm, it is too late to prepare and to help others prepare.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Isaiah 40:28-31

 

 

 

Baptist Press bpnews.net

 

 

 

I forgot to tell you Brett Frazier is home with a nurse and a physical therapist going to see him.  The family is all under one roof again.  Please continue to pray for Brett’s health.

 

 

 

Prepare early and stay safe.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

~Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Little Jules Tanksley had her heart cauterization yesterday.  Today, she will have surgery.  Pray for Jules, her family, and the medical team working with her.

 

 

 

Lillian Hyde Brumfield

October 30, 1937 – March 30, 2019

Lillian Hyde Brumfield, a resident of Chesbrough passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home. She was born October 30, 1937 in Chesbrough and was 82 years of age. She is survived by 3 sons, Jimmy Brumfield, Kenny Brumfield and Shelby Brumfield, Jr. and wife, Frankie; 4 daughters, Susan Brumfield, Penny Gaines, Lynn Harris and husband, Mitchell, and Helen Vitrano and husband, Victor; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Isaac and Lillian Hyde; husband, Shelby Brumfield, Sr.; 2 grandsons Mitchell Harris, Jr. and Michael Rowdon; 1 granddaughter, Sarah Lillian Vitrano; and 6 brothers. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible – I Thessalonians 5:15-18

 

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will have youth activities beginning at 5 P.M.  The Children in Action and adults will meet at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

Becoming a Missionary –  If you are interested in becoming an IMB missionary, short-term, long-term, or somewhere in the middle, you will want to check out this site.

https://www.imb.org/go/?utm_campaign=MOBI%2FCT%20%7CLT%7C%20Editorial%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71313446&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8LXpnBKIfJXX0leqvGN2QVURJy9R1nUYP7gWMOqFNa8RkyOpaIeJZWnvSORllCvlm4JIJMLdJgAhlvHTtjLD-7lwcqvQ&_hsmi=71313446

 

 

Former IMB missionary leader Steve Smith, 57, dies

http://www.bpnews.net/52618/former-imb-missionary-leader-steve-smith-57-dies

 

 

 

I hope you found something here today to help you in some way.

Anna Lee