Tuesday

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

~Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV~

 

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

~James 5:16b, NKJV~

 

Maddie’s Miracles – Maddie is the granddaughter of a friend and former classmate.  You can read the posts on Facebook.  She is a beautiful young lady.

Maddie went back for her check up today (Monday). The pneumonia is still there and has moved. The pulmonologist said her lungs sound like a hurricane. She will take ten more days of antibiotics and see if it gets any better. She can’t get back on her kidney meds or get her port fixed until this clears up. Please pray for it to be gone!! She is still very tired and wheezy but no fevers so that’s a blessing. Thanks to all our prayer warriors! God is so very good ALL the time.

 

Bro. Mike Stafford, pastor of Greenlaw Baptist Church, is in OLOL undergoing some unplanned medical tests.  Please pray for him.

Josiah Huckaby – grandson of Bubba and Linda Huckaby

I can’t believe our little man turned 7 months old yesterday! Seems so crazy that it’s been that long since we started this journey. He is doing good & is off of the invasive ventilator. He is still on the non-invasive ventilator but definitely an improvement from where he was last week. He still hasn’t had his heart cath. They have rescheduled it for tomorrow. This is our 4th time being on the schedule so hopefully he won’t get bumped tomorrow for any emergencies. We are ready to have a clearer picture of what is going on. God is good & He’s got this!

Phillip Strickland‘s testimony was shared by his parents.  They also thanked those who have prayed for Phillip.  I’m passing it on to you.  Phillip is taking another treatment today.

My God is an awesome God!! In December of 2016 I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and was told I had one of the largest tumors these doctors have ever seen. Through prayers and my faith in God, after my rounds of radiation that tumor was completely gone and everyone was amazed at the response to treatment that I had. After my surgery to remove the remaining disease we found out the cancer had spread to my liver which they think it had probably been there all along but didn’t show up in the type scans I initially had. Though this was a set back, I never lost faith because I knew God had my back and I knew I had lots of people praying for me. After my 6th chemo treatment we had another round of scans and as of today I have no active cancer cells in my liver. I still have a long journey ahead of me but I wanted to make this post today as a testament to my faith in God’s healing power and his love. #strongerthancancer

 

 

Read the Bible – Acts 11-12 & Psalm 124

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Wednesday Night at 6 P.M. – Children of FBC, Kentwood will have missions and crafts class.

 

“Holy Bible, Book Divine” – I’ve had the privilege of teaching the children at church Bible Drill classes this summer.  It is amazing what they can learn and remember.  It’s never too early, or too late, to begin teaching children about the Bible.

 

Operation Christmas Child – Only 25 days until the packing party!  It’s time to begin finalizing that we have what we need for the “shoeboxes”.  David and I are so excited to be a part of this ministry!

 

Our prayers count!

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

 

 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

~Proverbs 17:17~

 

 

Thank you for praying for Barbara Battles.  She is now home from the hospital.

Shelbi Travis is home with home health care for three weeks.  She is much better since the blood transfusion.  Thank-you for praying for her.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has been moved to room 4403 at North Oaks.  It is best to enter the hospital at the north entrance.  Please continue to pray for her.

 

LC Graham

October 01, 1928 – September 29, 2017

 

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his home. He was born October 1, 1928 in Amite and was 88 years of age. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Pauline Baham (Ferdie), Wilmer, and Roxie Baham (Jessie), Kentwood; 4 sons, Jimmy Graham (Sherry), David Graham (Marsha), Billy Graham, and Jerry Graham, all of Wilmer; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and his brothers, RC Graham (Louella), Wilmer, Jessie Graham, Orange, TX, Marshall Graham, Kentwood, Tommy Graham, Franklinton, and Nick Graham, Orange, TX. Preceded in death by his wife, Faye Elizabeth Winborn Graham; parents, William Nick and Mamie Gill Graham; grandson, Stacy Graham; brothers, AC, Dale and Doug Graham; sister, Judy Graham Young, and brothers in law, James, Troy and Sammy Winborn.  Visitation at Wilmer Baptist Church from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon on Monday, October 2, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Norman “Lee” Leroy Merritt

August 11, 1958 – October 01, 2017

Norman Leroy “Lee” Merritt passed away on October 1, 2017 at the age of 59. Survived by his loving companion, Carolyn Stewart; son, Scott Merritt (Amanda); daughter, Linda Ballard (Matthew); stepson, Charles Stewart (Heather); mother, Janie Holden Hughes; and grandchildren, Thomas, Brandon, Scotlynn, Alli, Aribella, Matthew, Jr., Mason, Marissa, Michael, Colby, Bree-Anna and Jazmyne. He is also survived by Bonnie Merritt; brother, Robert Merritt (Karen); sister, Jan Howell (PeeWee); and nieces and nephews, Shelly, Rachel, Bubba and Hannah. Graveside Services will be held at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite at 11 AM Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Arrangements by McKneely Funeral Home, Amite.

 

Audrey Husser Constanza

May 09, 1930 – October 02, 2017

A resident of Husser, she passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born May 9, 1930 in New Orleans and was 87 years of age. She is survived by her children, Julia H. Grace and husband, Dewayne, Clara M. Crowe, Alton L. Husser, Dale L. Husser, Sr. and wife, Sherrijean, Janet M. McDonald, and Sammy Husser and wife, Donna; brother, Alfred Pete Monier; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by first husband, Simon J. Husser, Jr.; 2 sons, Delbert N. Husser and Infant Simon J. Husser, III; second husband, Paul Costanza; son-in-law, Terry Crowe; and 8 brothers and sisters. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Ron Ball. Interment St. Dominic Cemetery, Husser. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Tomorrow is “Bring your Bible to School Day”.

 

Read the Bible – Luke 23-24 & Psalm 119:129-152

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The children at FBC, Kentwood will have missions and crafts tonight at 6 P.M.

 

The Senior Adult Revival service for today will be at FBC, Amite at 10 A.M.

 

 

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

~James 5:16b, NKJV~

Remaining Faithful

School has been underway for at least a month, just long enough for students to get settled in to new routines, teachers, and classmates. Many missionary kids (MKs) are homeschooled, some attend local national schools, and others go to boarding school. College-aged MKs are usually thousands of miles and oceans away from their families. Please pray for MKs as they face unique challenges like extraordinarily slow internet, homesickness, or adjustments living in a different culture than the one where they grew up. Pray that they will remain faithful to God as they grow in knowledge of Him.

(This came to my computer this morning.  Since I have four MKs, one a college freshmen and three in an international school at home (Europe), I felt it might encourage others to pray for children who live in cultures and environments different to what children around here do.

 

Operation Christmas Child – If you are interested in making some purchases this week, please check out the blue page on the black clipboard on the table under the stairs to the balcony.  Sign the page for items will will purchase.  Thanks!  

One month from today, we will have our Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” packing party.  Please plan to be there to share in this awesome experience.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,

in everything give thanks;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

~1Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV~

 

 

Thank-you for praying for Shelbie Travis yesterday.  The doctor was pleased with her surgery.  Shelbie’s grandmother flew in yesterday to help care for Shelbie and Austyn.

 

David got a good report on his hand yesterday.  Now, he only has to use his brace when he does more physical work.  David will be glad to put the brace aside this much.

 

Tomorrow is See You at the Pole Day when students will be gathering at flag poles at their school to pray.  Thank God for students who are bold enough to lead out for God among their peers.  Youth from FBC, Kentwood will lead an associational event Wednesday night at the Lighthouse at 6 P.M.

 

 

Boys and girls who attend missions class at FBC, Kentwood are reminded to wear their green vests.

 

Hair ornaments for girls will be the Operation Christmas Child item we will be collecting Sunday.  Leave your bags in church entry area or deliver the bags to my Sunday School classroom Sunday.  Thank-you so much for helping with this great project!

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Luke 6-7 and Psalm 115

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – This morning at 11 A.M. at The Cafe.  Come help us celebrate ladies with September birthdays.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – Exodus 24 – 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall

 

 

“Let the Lower Lights be Burning”

 

 

Many people tell me how much they appreciate your prayers.  Keep them flowing from your lips and hearts.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Then Agrippa said to Paul,

“Do you think that in such a short time

you can persuade me to be a Christian?”

Paul replied, “Short time or long—

I pray to God that not only you

but all who are listening to me today

may become what I am,

except for these chains.”

~Acts 26:28-29~

Please continue to pray for little Lampton Titus, child of Tedd and Kayla Titus.

Miss Fay Shoemaker‘s surgery Thursday went well.  Additional tests are being done.

 

Please pray for the family of Mrs. Esther Watkins who passed away yesterday in Mississippi.  Many of you will know her as Matt Williams’ grandmother.

 

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast tomorrow morning at 8:00 A.M.  Donations received will be for the family of Darin Fontz.  Guests are welcome.

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe Tuesday will honor the following ladies who have September birthdays:

Yvonne Birch

Ann Smith

Laura Joiner

Jan Yarborough

Mary Miller

Glenda Schilling

Betty Simpson

The Third Thursday Gathering was another wonderful night.  Our guests represented five different churches and were real blessing to our night.  Thanks to all of you who help us in various ways each month.  We certainly appreciate you!

 

Read the Bible – Luke 1, Psalm 112, and video on Luke (http://bibleproject.com)

 

The Bible Drill Class for children will meet tomorrow at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.

The Children in Action Class will meet Wednesday night at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Children are reminded and encouraged to wear their green vests.

 

Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

  • Tomorrow, we will be collection wash cloths and bars of soap.
  • Next week, we will focus on barrettes and other hair fixings for little girls.
  • Again, I must say thank-you to the many people who have contributed in various ways.  Together, we can make this another very productive year.
  • We are getting to the point when we will put our boxes together the first Saturday of November.  I hope to see many of you at the Packing Party.  I promise you will be blessed when you see the many shoeboxes you have helped to pack.

 

 

I want to conclude today with a Facebook post Bro. Danny Smith of Spring Creek Baptist Church shared this morning.  I’m sure it will touch your heart like it did mine.  Before you read it, I want to say how thankful I am for all who have served in Texas, Louisiana, or Florida in the last month.  I know of members from East Fork, New Zion, and Spring Creek who have already worked with Disaster Relief in these areas.  Thank-you to each one and each church represented!

The last three or four days have been a blur and in many ways I have felt a little disconnected not being able to do what I love to do but these last few days in Fort Meyers have really blessed me beyond measure.

First I have met some “volunteers” who work harder and longer than I have ever worked before in my life. If there is a space on my body that is not sore I can’t identify it! But my heart is full!

Second today we had someone from the community who came and volunteered with us they just wanted to give something back. She worked hard right alone with us and then thanked us for coming to help. She said she and her husband will be back tomorrow.

Tonight we all went out to eat-you will probably see the pictures of us eating what you can’t or won’t see and what you don’t know is the kindness we were shown and appreciation we were given.

I could not handle it and teared up more than once. To have these strangers come thank us just for being here, to have people want to take our picture, to have people bring us some candy or just stop by to say thanks and talk for a moment was more than I could take. But after washing my face I was able to just look at the faces of people who saw who we are and where we are from as they simply thanked us. It reminded me why ministries like this are so important.

I hope that there will never be a need for this kind of ministry again but if there is I hope it works out where you can take part in it. Yes it’s work- next time I will try to go with a lazier crew-but it is doing what Jesus talked about when He talked about giving a cup of cold water in His name.

I look forward to being back home but I will always remember these days as God has blessed and meeting these people has touched my life!

I think I will always remember the one guy who look like he wanted to say something but just could not bring himself to do it. He finally looked me straight in the eye made sure I was looking and nodded as if to say thanks but I can’t talk about it but I feel it. I know what he meant! God bless!

 

May this day bless your life in a special way!  May you be a blessing to some else today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

You make known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

~Psalm 16:11~

 

Mark your calendar;

  • Happening now – Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana missions/ministry
  • Tonight – Last night of revival at FBC, Kentwood.  It begins at 6 P..M.
  • Tomorrow – Third Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30 P.M.
  • Fridays – Bible study class at 10:00 A.M.
  • Sunday (25th) – Operation Christmas Child collecting washcloths and soap
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
  • Sunday (Oct 1st) – Operation Christmas Child – collecting hair bows, ribbons, pony tail holders, barrettes, and other hair ornaments for girls
  • Sunday at 6 P.M. – Bible Drill class
  • Wednesday at 6 P.M. (Next week) – Missions class for children
  • Beginning Oct. 1st on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6 P.M.- New program for children up through 5th grade
  • Coming soon – Trunk or Treat at FBC

 

Read the Bible – John 13-15, Psalm 109, and video on John 13-21 found at http://bibleproject.com

 

Hymn of the Day – “Higher Ground”

 

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Thanks for continuing to check in even when the internet service is down.  I hope the new location of the satellite will help for a long time.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Sunday

For the wages of sin is death,

but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 6:23~

 

Mr. Charles Miller, Bro. Darry’s dad, had some complications yesterday and was still in ICU.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Charles, his family, and the medical staff.

Last night at 9:30, Bobbie Magee called to say her sister, Mrs. Theople Hurst, was at Hood Memorial where it was determined she needed gall bladder surgery.  There was a question about where she was going for the surgery.  I’ll post later with that information.

Please continue to pray for and support the hurricane victims and those who are working to help them.

 

 

Don’t forget to bring your food and cleaning supplies in for the LA Baptist Children’s Home to church today.  They will be picked up early in the morning.  Tonight, will not be too late.

Revival begins this morning at FBC, Kentwood.  Worship service is at 10:30 this morning.  A nursery will be provided for all services.  There will be no classes for children tonight or Wednesday night so that the children can participate in revival services.

The Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana missions is being collected in all area churches.  Please support this offering.  Disaster Relief is one of the benefactors of the gifts we give through Georgia Barnett.

Operation Christmas Child –  Today, we are collecting small toy trucks, cars, tractors, and planes.  Next week, we will be collecting wash cloths and soap.

This week is Third Thursday at the Cabin.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the cabin Thursday.  If you have been considering us, come on.  We begin at 6:30.

 

Read the Bible – Mark 7-8 & Psalm 106

 
Today is the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Friday – Posting Early

Keep yourselves in God’s love

as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ

to bring you to eternal life.

Jude 1:21

 

Donna Fay Miller made another trip to see her doctor and is scheduled to go back Tuesday.  She seems to be facing a heart procedure, an ablation, soon.  Keep her in your prayers, please.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has had a number of good days, but today was not one of them.  Please pray tomorrow is a good day.

Betty Simpson‘s tests today worked out well.  She has one more test to get results from.  Betty thanks you for praying.

 

 

Reminders:

  1. There will be NO Bible study today.
  2. The truck from the LA Baptist Children’s Home will be here early Monday morning to pick up our donations.  If you have something to send, please be sure to get it to the church Sunday.
  3. The Two Rivers Baptist Association has disaster relief teams volunteering to help with the recent hurricanes.  If you would like help, please send bleach, hammers, square shovels, work gloves, etc.  Thanks-you!
  4. Next week, David and I will host the monthly Third Thursday gathering at the cabin at 6:30.  We look forward to seeing many of you there.
  5. Sunday, the children will have Bible drill class at 6:30.  The children are learning so much that will be valuable for the remainder of their lives.
  6. Wednesday, when we have missions class, please remind you children and grandchildren to wear their new vests.
  7. OCC items we are collecting this week – miniature cars, trucks, and tractors.
  8. OCC items we will be collecting the following week – washcloths and soap.
  9. “Young” ladies’ birthday party will meet at The Cafe on Tuesday, September 26th at 11 A.M.
  10. Association revival at Hillsdale Baptist Church Saturday at 6:30 P.M.
  11. Revival at FBC, Kentwood – Sunday – Wednesday.

 

Bible Reading Plan – Mark 3-4, Psalm 104, and video “Heaven and Earth” on http://bibleproject.com

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As we pray today, let’s remember all those whose lives have been forever changed due to the hurricanes.  We all know the recovery process will continue for years.  Pray for the people to “stay the course” with God’s love felt in the difficult days ahead,

Anna Lee