Thursday

Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him,

my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:11

 

Lampton Dean Titus, son of Tedd and Kayla, had surgery yesterday. This morning, doctors are working hard to control/correct a problem.  Your prayers are needed.

Update on Lampton Dean…….. I know it’s early but please send lots of prayers!!! The doctor just told us that Lampton is starting to lose blood flow in one of his main arteries in his groin/leg where they have one of his main IV lines at. He was starting to lose color in his leg and it’s starting to get really cold so it has to be moved now!! They are having to move it cause if they leave it he could lose his leg. They are going to be doing a small procedure to move that IV line with risk of possible blood clots. We will be going to see him in a little bit whenever they let us. We will update everyone as soon as we know how everything went and how he’s doing. Please send lots of prayers that everything goes smoothly and that the feeling and color come back in his leg!! Our little man has already been through enough!! 💙💛#LamptonStrong💛💙

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell is in Lakeview, not St. Tammany.  Doctors have identified pneumonia and are continuing with more tests.  Please be praying.
Please continue to pray for Betty Fussell and her family as she fights daily.
Pray for Mr. Frank Erwin as he continues his daily (Monday-Friday) trips to Covington to receive treatment.
Stella McDaniel Heth

September 21, 1946 – October 18, 2017

Pray for this family as they continue to make arrangements and as some of the family travels to be with Bruce.

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born September 21, 1946 in Independence and was 71 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Heth; sister, Lillian Carol McDaniel Russell and husband, Butch, Dumas, TX; niece, Mary Rodriguez, Dumas, TX; nephew, Norman Russell, Columbia, SC; great nieces, Laura and Dominique Rodriguez; and great nephew, Christian Rodriguez. Preceded in death by her parents, DC and Lillie Wright McDaniel. Arrangements are pending at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible – Romans 1-2, Psalm 133, and video Romans 1-4 at BibleProject.com.

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Operation Christmas Child – If you have items to turn in at FBC, Kentwood, please leave them at FBC, Kentwood in the tote under the stairs to the balcony.

 

Tonight, we will have the Third Thursday Gathering at the Cabin at 6:30.  Contact me if you need directions or any additional information.

Have a great day by showing others God’s love.

Anna Lee

 

Monday

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

~Psalm 8:3-4~

 

The Two Rivers Associational Meeting for reports was interesting as usual.  The speaker was very good.

This morning, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at Spring Creek Baptist Church at 9 for a leadership meeting and 10 for the quarterly meeting.  Rev. Don Meadows will share information our churches will find helpful as we reach out to others.

Thursday, we will have the Third Thursday Gathering at the Cabin at 6:30.  Call if you need directions.  This is open to anyone who wishes to come.

Read the Bible – Acts 23-24 & Psalm 130

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Pray for the family of Jessica Travis today as the family has a memorial service at McKneely’s in Kentwood.

 

Thank-you for all you do to minister to others.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Friday Addition

Mrs. Ruby Dillon was move to rehab this morning.  She’s in room 1717.

 

I’ve been waiting for this obituary.

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/jessica-travis?fh_id=10545

Jessica Caine Travis

September 14, 1989 – October 12, 2017

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Amite. She was born September 14, 1989 in Hammond and was 28 years of age. Survived by her daughter, Alayna Grace Travis; mother, Melissa Baiamonte Bryan; step-father, David Brad Bryan; father, Douglas Herman Travis, Jr.; brother, Joseph Wesley Travis and wife, Renee Simmons Travis; sister, Shelbie C. Travis and Beau DeMars; 2 nieces, Charli Kate Travis and Austyn Rae DeMars; grandparents, Margaret and Jack Burgess, Betty Travis, and Katherine M. Bryan. Preceded in death by grandparents, Joe Baiamonte, Jr., Douglas H. Travis, Sr., and David M. Bryan, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 3 p.m. until religious services at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Friday

These are the things you are to do:

Speak the truth to each other,

and render true and sound judgment in your courts;

~Zechariah 8:16~

 

Donna Fay Miller is still coughing and having medication issues.  She goes back to the doctor today.  Please continue to pray for her.

Theople Hurst was released from the care of her doctor who did her recent gall bladder surgery.  “Miss” Theople is most anxious to get back to church.

Jimmy Alford, David’s brother, saw his new cancer specialist yesterday to discuss the plan for treatment.  Pray for Jimmy as he begins a tough round of treatment.

Ruby Dillon has had two or three more difficult days.  Pray for “Miss” Ruby as doctors are still trying to identify her problem.  Pray also for Mr. “Cete”, her personal caregiver.

 

Kody Ryan Kundler

April 08, 1998 – October 04, 2017

A resident of Kentwood, he passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Magnolia, MS. He was born April 8, 1998 in Hammond, LA and was 19 years of age. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Margaret Bates Kundler; sister, Kristen Kundler; grandmother, Amelia Terry Bates; grandfather, Kurt Kundler; aunts and uncles, Kelly and Tammy Kundler and Aimee and Tyrone Blades. Preceded in death by grandparents, Hugh Bates and Carmen Thomas Kundler; and an uncle, Patrick Bates. Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/kody-kundler?fh_id=10545

 

 

Bible Study – 10 A.M. today on Ezekiel 25

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Read the Bible – Acts 3-4 and Psalms 120

Operation Christmas Child – Washcloths are still needed!

Postage for “shoeboxes” is still needed.  When I think of how much it costs me to mail a shoebox size package to my family overseas, I quickly realize what a bargain this postage really is!

Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana meets needs.  Remember, 100% of the money given goes directly into various projects here in Louisiana.

 

 

“Work, for the Night is Coming”

 

I don’t usually include weather information, but with “Nate” quickly coming our way, I want to ask you to prepare in the way that is best for you and your family.  It looks like it will be hear during the very early hours Sunday.

 

Your prayers are greatly appreciated by others.  Keep them coming.

Anna Lee

Thursday

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere,

lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.

~1 Timothy 2:8 NKJV~

 

Rene Terrell of Osyka had a 99% heart blockage that was repaired with a stent.  She is home now and feels thankful.  You can join her in thanking God for a successful procedure.

Jake Fowler broke his right thumb in the Sumner football game.  He required surgery, which was yesterday morning in Covington.  I called Wendy yesterday and found her mom was there with Jake as he rested.  The break was worse than everyone first thought.

Dominic Terrese, a classmate from Amite High is hospitalized following a hear attack.  As you pray for him, please also pray for his wife, Jane, and other family members.  Dominic and Jane live in Loranger.

George Cutrer had a post surgery check-up.  All seems to be going well.  Thank God for George’s good report.

Donna Fay Miller was able to return home late yesterday afternoon.  I’m sure she is so thankful to have her procedure done and be back at home.  Thank you for praying for her.

 

Bettie Ratliff Smith

April 17, 1934 – October 03, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/bettie-smith?lud=9872BD094E97BFF7471D64402560E5DD

 

John Wyatt Daniel

January 19, 2000 – October 02, 2017

 

 

Read the Bible – Acts 1-2, Psalm 119: 153-176, & video on Acts 1-12 (BibleProject.com)

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

Today is the national Bring Your Bible to School Day.  Don’t miss this opportunity to share your faith.
The Senior Adult Revival was wonderful!  Thanks to Margaret Caraway and others who helped plan it for us to enjoy.

 

Tomorrow’s Bible study will be on Ezekiel 25.  You are welcome to join us in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.

 

Operation Christmas Child – We are collecting soap and washcloths this week.

 

Darlington Baptist and Bethel Baptist churches are having a joint revival.  Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church is preaching.  Someone who was there last night said they had a very good service.

 

“Alas and Did My Savior Bleed”

  (You will be missing out if you do not watch this.  I watched this one and just kept              watching other songs.)

 

Have a terrific Thursday. 

Anna Lee

Wednesday Updates and Additions

We saw several ladies at the St. Helena Nursing Home yesterday.  We especially enjoyed seeing Mrs. Grace Chadwick and Mrs. Evelyn Bridges who was getting her hair done.

Donna Fay Miller is being seen by a pulmonary specialist today about the fluid that remains in her lungs.  I don’t have an update since early this morning.

Doug Prescott has several biopsies done and is waiting for lab results.  Please pray that he and his family will be comforted by our prayers as they wait for the results.

Clyde Wayne Spears

November 22, 1949 – October 04, 2017

 

 

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

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

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