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

 

 

Sunday

“In this way they will know God’s secret, which is Christ himself.

He is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge.” 

~Colossians 2:2-3 GNT~

 

 

Please continue to pray for Eric and Missy Lee.

 

 

Susie Sharkey‘s pneumonia is better.  Pray she can stay well,

 

 

Gayle Owens (Shared by Johnny)

I would like to thank everyone again for all the prayers, concern and comments for Gayle Owens. She is doing better, still in hospital. Has a bad bacterial infection in her stomach which is very contagious. Those of you who asked about visiting please do not do so at this time. Trying to get her over it and not give it to anyone else. She walked a little on Saturday but very weak. Her stats were good when walking, heart beat got up but came down quickly as it should. Still having some shortness of breath issues. Her cough came back but meds did their job and stopped it. She may be here for another day or so just do not know at this time. I am hoping she will not be released until the infection is gone and she is walking better and stronger. She will probably disagree…Thanks again for everything.

 

 

Jules Tanksley ( Shared by SariBeth Sitman Tanksley)

After 38 days… little girl we are so happy to bring you home to the most wonderful place on earth! Thankful for all of our amazing CHNOLA family. You saved her life and we will forever be grateful… round 1 down and many more to go! A wonderful Christmas present for our family came early and we couldn’t be happier. God bless Baby Jules!

 

 

Read the Christmas Story – Luke 9

 

 

Read the Bible

Amos 6-7

Proverbs 23

Matthew 7-8

 

 

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – Day 8https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering-resources

 

 

 

Youth on Mission will meet at 5 P.M. in the missions room.  Please tell your youth to bring their Bibles with them.

 

 

Children in Action will meet Wednesday night at 6:00 in the missions room.

 

 

 

Share the message of Jesus this holiday season.  If you are not in attendance at a church this morning, please consider watching a live broadcast from FBC Kentwood or another church.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;

then peace-loving,

considerate,

submissive,

full of mercy and good fruit,

impartial and

sincere.”

 ~James 3:17 NIV~

 

 

Update from the Sylvester Humphrey:

Endosonographic finding today for Sylvester. Today’s exam consistent with invasive cancer. It is a stage T1b tumor in the upper 1/3 of the esophagus. Preferred curative treatment is surgical resection. If Sylvester is averse to this, which he is, could consider referral to Ochsner NO for evaluation of endoscopic resection/treatment with photodynamic therapy vs Radio frequency therapy. The ENT just called and she will be getting in touch with someone at Ochsner NO in the next day or so. Thank you all for your prayers. We love all of you. Trusting God to do what is best and give us and the doctors discernment.

(You may know Sylvester from the Amite post office or the Hope Center in Roseland.

 

 

Reminder – Senior adult holiday lunch at FBC, Kentwood at 11 A.M.

 

 

Christmas Bible Reading – Luke 5

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Hosea 13-14
  • Provers 21
  • Matthew 3

 

 

I’m looking forward to teaching the boys and girls in Children in Action tonight.  We will learn about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  See you at 6 P.M.

 

 

“A Piece of the Puzzle” – Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

 

 

Do something today to make the holiday season extra special for someone.

Anna Lee