Friday

“In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

~Philippians 4:6 NIV~

 

 

Pray for Sherman and Jewel Kay Cutrer.  Both of them are sick.

 

 

Pray for Sylvester and Shirley Humphrey as a treatment plan is developed for Sylvester.

 

 

 

Pray for those who have been homebound for a long time.

  • Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maghee
  • Mr. and Mrs. “Cete” Dillon
  • Others that I may not have remembered this morning.

 

 

Pray for those in nursing homes.

  • Mrs. Hazel Allen
  • Mrs. Othell Williams
  • Mrs. Tullie Dean
  • Ms. Frances Strickland
  • Mrs. Debbie Miller
  • Mrs. Judy Pervis
  • Mrs. Catherine Yarborough
  • Others that I may have left off.

 

 

Pray for those who are receiving physical therapy.

  • Ms. Bessie Hayden

 

 

Estelle “MaMaw” Martino

December 19, 1925 – November 14, 2018

Estelle “MaMaw” Martino, 92, died November 14, 2018 peacefully at her home in Baton Rouge. Estelle was born on December 19, 1925 in Kentwood, LA to Fred and Lillie Easley. She was 1 of 13 children and she loved and enjoyed time with her family. She married Joseph Martino on July 13, 1947 and they raised one daughter, JoAnne Martino Guercio. Estelle was a decorated seamstress, avid sports fan, expert puzzle solver and crossword addict. Estelle is survived by her daughter, JoAnne, and son-in-law Greg along with 3 grandchildren, their significant others and 6 great-grandchildren; Jody and Sonya Guercio (Owen), Jeremy Guercio and Cristina Chavez (Kailyn and Keirstyn) and Ryan and Katy King (Radley, Emersyn and Landry). She also leaves behind her sisters, Joy and Beth, many nieces and nephews including Gerald and Patsy Hall and Gerry and Lisa Evans and life-long friends, Gail and Richard Westman. Estelle is preceded in death by her husband, Joe. We are sure they are dancing to their song, Blueberry Hill, after almost 20 years apart. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice or the Chronic Kidney Disease Foundation. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10:00 AM until religious services at 11:00AM Saturday, November 17, 2018. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will be a drop-off cite for Operation Christmas Child from 4-6 P.M. today.  If you have more packing to do, please remember that Monday morning is the last time to drop off your boxes this year.

 

 

Yesterday, the people working the drop-off site across from Hammond High had some students go across the street to help move some cartons of shoeboxes.  One of the girls who helped told how she, in her home country, had received a “shoebox” when she was ten year old.  That stirred up some excitement and some future opportunities for the young lady.  What a “God wink”!

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 36-38
  • Proverbs 13
  • Luke 11

 

 

You may want to read on the following sites:

  • Baptist Press
  • Baptist Message
  • Operation Christmas Child

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

 

 

Darryl Bridges had a four wheeler accident.  Despite a number of broken bones, the doctors have decided he will not need surgery.  Pray for Darryl and his caregivers during the time when he will be wearing a brace and a sling.  He is hospitalized in New Orleans.

 

 

 

Jules Tanksley is still in Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  She is doing well.  Pray for her and her family as the doctors make sure her heart is “good to go” to the Sixth Ward where she will live.  Thank God for her progress and for the medical staff who have given her such good care.

 

 

 

Robert Strickland is doing well following his recent nose surgery.

 

 

 

Pray for Phillip Strickland and his family.  Phillip and his mother have had a number of medical issues.

 

 

 

Linda Callihan will be traveling to MD Anderson every four months for follow-up visits.

 

 

 

Brian Tate is home again from Houston.

 

 

Buddy Morris is getting a break from his treatments.  He’s feeling pretty well.

 

 

Theople Hurst is doing well following her procedure.  She is working to regain her strength now.  Keep praying for her.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 33-35
  • Psalm 130
  • Luke 10

 

 

 

L.E. Toney

October 17, 1926 – November 13, 2018
L. E. TONEY, AGE 92

And a resident of Pine passed away early Tuesday morning November 13, 2018 at his home. He was retired after a career of over 40 years at the bag plant of the Bogalusa Paper Mill. During this time, L.E. also operated a successful dairy farm and later raised beef cattle. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church for 67 years while acting as the music leader for 65 years.

Survived by:

Son and Daughter in law: Tommy and Gail Toney of Lacombe

Daughter in law: Viviana Toney of Pine

2 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jennifer and Mike Beninato of Varnado,
William Scott and April Toney of Pine

6 Great-grandchildren: Anna Beninato,
Will Toney,
Grayson Toney,
Hannah, Haley and Hayden Jacobs

Great-great-grandchild: Evelyn Duvall

Brother: Harlon Toney of Kentwood

4 Sisters and a Brother in law: Louise and L.H. Turnage of McComb, MS,
Elnora Melear of Franklinton,
Agnes Smith,
Genevieve Koch both of Lexie, MS

Sisters in law and a Brother in law: Juanita and Johnny Ramshur,
Nell Crain all of Pine

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death recently by his wife of 67 years Burnettie Crain Toney and son James Edwin “Jim” Toney, his parents Jessie and Charlotte Toney, brothers John Ellis Toney, Angus Toney and sister Lucille Grace.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday November 14th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11:00 am Thursday with Eld. Adam Luper officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Will Toney, Bruce Stogner, Terry Toney, Roger Stephens, Jeff Smith, Regan Knight

Honorary Pallbearers: Bennie Crain, Kenneth Gerald, James Slocum

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com

Glenn Lee Husser

August 04, 1960 – November 14, 2018

A resident of Husser, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2018 at his home. He was born August 4, 1960 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 58 years of age. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by wife of 40 years, Karen Husser; Daughter, Daphne Husser Reid and Husband, Kevin; Son, Shelby Husser and Wife, Shannon; 6 grandchildren; Sister, Beverly Husser; Mother, Parmys Husser Smith. Preceded in death by father, Larry Husser; and Brother, Richard Husser. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Wayne Jenkins  – https://www.hixsonbrothers.com/obituaries/Dr-Kenneth-Wayne-Jenkins?obId=3512349&fbclid=IwAR3hmPJ80owQ3J2hK5gImhjVv7kFthmISYeKFSK-4WkKk2ODb0vBVjcV99o

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Drop-off Kentwood Location – 10-12  this morning

 

 

Our friends have been encouraging during this time.  They have found various ways to help us get through this time.  We are most appreciative.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

“News about Jesus spread even more.

Many people came to hear him and to be healed . . . but Jesus often slipped away to be alone so he could pray.” 

~Luke 5:15-16 NCV~

 

 

 

Newborn Jules Tanksley has had heart surgery is is doing well under the watchful care of the staff at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  Please continue to pray for the parents as they fight for good health for their baby.

 

 

Mrs. Theople Hurst will be having a pacemaker implanted Wednesday at St. Tammany in Covington.  Please pray for her.

 

 

Renee’ Terrell will be having a procedure on her back in Brandon, MS on Tuesday, November 27th.  Add her to your list of people to pray for.

 

 

Buddy Morris had a sudden new problem this week.  Pray for him and his family.

 

 

David is home from Ochsner where he spent the last week.  Because of a blood disorder, he blood was drawn numerous times a day.  The first thing David said this morning was that it was nice not to sleep without being disturbed.  While in Ochsner, numerous tests were done.  The final diagnosis is that the new problems are related to his MDS.  Today, he will have an injection, his fourth, of procrit at Ochsner on O’Neal.

 

 

Ann Hyde Ballard

February 11, 1933 – July 17, 2018

A resident of Roseland passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born February 11, 1933 in Chesbrough and was 85 years of age. Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all she knew. She began her career as a nurse and later went on to own and manage numerous family businesses. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Ballard Durio and husband, Russell; 2 sons, Jimmy Ballard and wife, Aimee, and Freddie Carl Ballard and wife, Pearl; 12 grandchildren, Rachel Ballard, Robert Ballard, Leslie Cuti, Trenton Ballard, Jennifer Davenport, Keri Thornton, Bryan Saint, James Ballard, Josh Ballard, Logan Ballard, Baylor Blanchard, and Emilee Edwards; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Hyde and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Sally Higgins. Preceded in death by husband, Freddie Ballard; parents, Charles and Ethel Hyde; 2 sisters, Rita Lea and Elizabeth Stevens; 2 brothers, Charles and Johnny Hyde. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 10th
    • Ezekiel 23-26
    • Proverbs 11
    • Luke 7
  • 11th – Reflect on God as “Maker”

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week

Today is the first of eight days set aside to turn in the many “shoeboxes” that we have been lovingly packing during the past months.  You can check Samaritan’s Purse website for the location of a drop off site near you.  FBC, Kentwood will again serve as a collection site.  I am so thankful to say some friends at FBC, Kentwood will take over that responsibility so David and I can focus on his health this year.  Remember that each box not only has gifts, but also an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  It is estimated that each box will impact an average of seven people.  What an impact each box has.  What an opportunity for us “tell” children about Jesus!

 

 

 

It has been good to know The Prayer Link was missed on the days I didn’t get it published.  I only do the publishing from home.  It’s good to be back at home and doing one of may favorite things.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk;

it is living by God’s power.” 

~1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT~

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar has a new pacemaker.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Jimmy and his family.

 

 

 

Danny Farris, husband of Joanne, fell 25 feet from a deer stand and sustained a number of broken bones.  Please pray for Danny and for his family as they comfort him.  Danny is in ICU at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Patrick John Lambeth

March 07, 1951 – November 01, 2018

A resident of Maryville, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at his home in Maryville. He was born March 7, 1951 in Franklin, LA and was 67 years of age. He is survived by Wife, Mariaa A. Cipriano Lambeth, Maryville, TN; 3 Daughters, Laura Lambeth, Baton Rouge, LA, Kathryn DiLosa and Dennis, New Orleans, LA and Evelyn Lambeth and Miranda, Lafayette, LA; 2 Sons, Jeff Lambeth and Tamatha, Signal Mountain, TN, and Kyle Lambeth and Ashlee, Gonzales, LA;1 Sister, Jessie Hilbun, Kentwood, LA; 2 Brothers, Richard Doty and Johnette, Kentwood, LA, and Thomas Doty, Kentwood, LA; 4 grandchildren. Preceded in Death by father, Warren C. Doty, Sr., mother, Catherine C. Doty, brother, Warren Charles Doty, Jr. and sister-n-law, Betty B. Doty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 10, 2018. Services conducted by Stephen “Steve” Hicks. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

It’s time for the time change.  This time, we “Fall Back”, getting an extra hour.  If you don’t change your clocks, you may wind up at Sunday School an hour early.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 51-52
  • Psalm 120-121
  • Revelation 22

 

 

Collection Week

At church, there is a sign up sheet for working the collection week for Operation Christmas Child.  Please help out as you always have.  Thanks!

  • Monday, November 12 – 10 A.M. to Noon
  • Tuesday, November 13 – 2-4 P.M.
  • Wednesday, November 14 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Thursday, November 15 – 10 A.M. – Noon
  • Friday, November 16 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Saturday, November 17 – 10 A.M. – Noon
  • Sunday, November 18 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Monday, November 19 – 8-10 A.M.

 

 

Have a wonderful day preparing for the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

I’m sorry The Prayer Link did not make an appearance yesterday.  We just got electricity about 6:30 this morning.

 

 

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.

And be thankful.

~Colossians 3:15~

 

 

Please continue to pray for Sylvester Humphrey.  He continues to see doctors and make plans for surgery.

 

 

Pete McNabb has been hospitalized at North Oaks.  He had a lung biopsy and will need another one.  Your prayers will be appreciated as he searches for answers.

 

 

Jimmy Tolar has been hospitalized this week at OLOL.  Pray for the Tolar family.

 

 

Fredric L. Prescott, Sr.

January 26, 1933 – October 30, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born January 26, 1933 in Kentwood and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired operator for Plantation Pipe Line. He is survived by his 2 sons, Douglas Prescott and wife, Cheryl, and Clinton Prescott; 9 grandchildren, Elisha Mayberry, Jamie Prescott, Will Prescott and wife, Angie, Mike Prescott, Whitney Prescott, Brittney Prescott, Sarah Prescott, Morgan Austin, and Wesley Austin; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack “Boots” Prescott and wife, Mary. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kent Owen Prescott; son, Fredric L. Prescott, Jr.; brother, Richard “Dickie” Prescott. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan

  • November 1
    • Jeremiah 47-48
    • Psalm 119: 169-176
    • Revelation 20
  • November 2
    • Jeremiah 49-50
    • Proverbs 7
    • Revelation 21

 

 

It’s only a week and a half away from the collection of shoeboxes as they begin their journey to many little boys and girls.  FBC will be a collection site November 12-19.  Check Samaritan’s Purse’s website for the collection sites and for the hours of operation at each one.

 

 

This month is a good time to “Count Your Blessings”.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

”You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?

Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion?

Of course not!

So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

 ~Luke 11:11-13 NLT~

 

 

 

Phillip Strickland‘s surgery went well yesterday.  Please continue to pray for him.

 

 

Pete Gill has pneumonia and is at North Oaks.  Yesterday, a lung biopsy was done.  If all goes well, he should be able to come home in a day or two.  Please keep Pete and his family in your prayers.

 

 

Betty Taylor’s Update/Request

Thursday I have my second cataract surgery on my other eye I had one on one I last Thursday. So please say a prayer for me. The prayers last week was much appreciated. Thank you and God bless.

 

 

 

Fredric L. Prescott, Sr.

January 26, 1933 – October 30, 2018
A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born January 26, 1933 in Kentwood and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired operator for Plantation Pipe Line. He is survived by his 2 sons, Douglas Prescott and wife, Cheryl, and Clinton Prescott; 9 grandchildren, Elisha Mayberry, Jamie Prescott, Will Prescott and wife, Angie, Mike Prescott, Whitney Prescott, Brittney Prescott, Sarah Prescott, Morgan Austin, and Wesley Austin; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack “Boots” Prescott and wife, Mary. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kent Owen Prescott; son, Fredric L. Prescott, Jr.; brother, Richard “Dickie” Prescott. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Women’s Life Ministries in Amite is in need of clothing for young mothers and young mothers-to-be.

 

 

The Two-Rivers’ WMU will meet Monday at 10 at Kedron Baptist Church to participate in the World Day of Prayer.  Everyone is invited to join us in praying for the various areas of the world.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 45-46
  • Proverbs 6
  • Revelation 19

 

 

Looking ahead to the weekend, we will be setting out clocks back an hour.  Don’t forget.

Anna Lee

Friday

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

~1 Peter 2:9~

 

Amber Prine Ragan “We’re In This Together”

Amber and I spent the full day at MD Anderson on Wednesday. This was her 3 week follow-up visit after radiation treatment. She had a pulmonary function test, blood work, and a MRI done before we met with Dr. DeGroot in the afternoon. He said that everything looked good and the treatment plan is going accordingly. He has agreed to let Dr. Olsen in Baton Rouge manage her chemo treatments. However, he still wants her to return back to MDA for routine MRIs and bloodwork during the time she will be on chemo. That will be every six weeks for 8-9 months. We were in hopes that he would release Amber completely, but we are grateful for the positive results. We completely trust Dr. DeGroot’s decision and it comforts us to know that he will be monitoring her scans and blood levels during treatment.
Amber will meet with Dr. Olsen this afternoon at the Neuro Medical Center in Baton Rouge to get the next step in her treatment journey started. The chemo treatment is called PCV. It is a combination of 2 oral medications along with infusions. The chemo regimen will consist of 6 cycles (42 days for each cycle). After each cycle, she will return back to MD Anderson for routine assessments and to meet with Dr. DeGroot.
We were able to view yesterday’s MRI along with a MRI that was done before surgery. It was very visible to see the amount of the tumor that was extracted during surgery. We’ve been looking forward to seeing the comparison in the scans.
Once again, thank you for all your prayers and support. Amber continues to amaze all of us with her strength and positive attitude. She returned back to work the week after radiation ended. She is back to a normal life and is rocking her “punk” hairstyle!

Maddie’s Miracles
Maddie and Nana had a long quiet day. Maddie slept most of the day. They still have no idea what’s going on. Blood pressure has been a little low said she maybe dehydrated. We are so thankful Nana was able to come stay with her so we can work this week. She is one of our greatest blessings. We will just wait and see what tomorrow brings. They will not let her eat because she gets so sick when she does. She’s not hungry anyway so that is also a blessing. Remember blessings are always around no matter your circumstance! God is so very good ALL the time!
Brian Tate starts round three of his treatments at M.D. Anderson today.   Pray all goes well for him as he has these treatments.
Mrs. Bessie Hayden has been moved from OLOL to North Oaks Rehab.   I’m sure she is happy to be closer to Kentwood.  Check on visiting hours before you make a visit with her.

Obituary for Orin Patterson

Orin Patterson – https://www.thekennedymortuary.com/obituaries/Orin-Patterson/

Orin Patterson, age 19, of 343 Chestnut Ridge Road, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Born in Greenwood, he was a son of Mike and Beth Council Patterson. Orin was a 2018 graduate of Laurens District 55 High School and was a freshman at Clemson University. He was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. Orin was adventurous and an avid outdoorsman, who had many interests including blacksmithing, playing piano, and free-diving.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his three siblings, Hope Patterson, Cade Patterson, and Quin Patterson; paternal grandmother, Jean Patterson; maternal grandparents, Earl and Nadine Council; and a host of loving and supportive extended family members and friends.

Orin was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, John R. Patterson.

A Celebration of Orin’s Life will be held at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson. The family will host a gathering in the church fellowship hall immediately following the celebration service.

The family respectfully requests privacy in the days leading up to the Celebration and Gathering on Thursday. They would appreciate your prayers in the days ahead.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Pray for our country.  Pray we return to the value system that our forefathers had when our country was established.  I love to hear about “God and Country”.  Too often, we leave God out of everything that is important in our lives as a Christian country.
Read the Bible
  • Jeremiah 37-38
  • Proverbs 4
  • Revelations 15

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – I plan to be at FBC, Kentwood at 1:30 this afternoon if anyone wants to help me work with the “shoeboxes” today.  I plan to be there again in the morning at 9:00 to work some more.  I plan to have a good count of shoeboxes for Sunday.  Collection week is November 12 – 19 this year.  I’ll have a sign-up schedule for those who want to help then at church Sunday.

 

 

The Youth on Mission class has learned how to tell their first Bible story.  They will not meet this Sunday due to Trunk or Treat, but the following week they will begin work on learning their second Bible story.  It’s never too late to learn to share God’s Word.

 

 

 

Baptist Press – A great daily read!

http://www.bpnews.net/

May your life be blessed today as you serve Him.
Anna Lee