“Enter through the narrow gate.

For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,

and many enter through it.  

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,

and only a few find it.

~Matthew 7:13-14~



Mr. J.D. Smith was released from Hood Memorial yesterday afternoon.  He’s recovery from shoulder surgery is progressing nicely.  Keep on praying.


Mr. Harlon Toney is continuing to see doctors about his health problem.  Let’s continue to pray for this man of joy because of our Lord.


Mrs.  Bessie Hayden shared that her sister’s 19 year old grandson went to get his physical for college last Friday and has learned he has cancer.  He’s already had his first chemotherapy.  Pray for Gage Parker of the Jackson, MS area.



Read the Bible – Ezekiel 34-36 & Psalm 41


Baptist Press


Operation Christmas Child – “Nadia and a Doll” –



“Count Your Many Blessings”



On your darkest days, you still have many blessings to count!

Anna Lee






 I will walk about in freedom,

for I have sought out your precepts.


What a great night at church!  Four youth were baptizes, three as a result of Go Tell camp they attended last week.  Bro. Wendell baptized them in the very same baptistry where he was baptized!  Isn’t that special?  The youth gave testimonies and share the highlights of their week.  It was a great night.  I’m so thankful they had this opportunity!




Read the Bible – Lamentations 4-5 and Psalm 30  (If you have not done so, look at the video on Lamentations which is found at



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“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” – Song from last night’s service



I trust you have made that decision.  If not, today would be a wonderful day to do so.

Anna Lee



“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength.”

~2 Timothy 4:17a NIV~


Today, let’s add Mrs. Mary Nell Kliesch to our prayer list.  She has spent some time at North Oaks, but may come home today.  I know she will be appreciative of your prayers.

James Wesley Lee, Jr.

November 11, 1959 – June 07, 2017


There will be no Friday Morning Bible Study this week of next week.


Baptist Press –


Bible Reading for Today – Proverbs 22-24 & Psalm 5


I’m looking forward to the VBS Friday night program at FBC, Kentwood.


The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music.

On my stringed instruments.

 ~Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)~

Devotional  Thought – “What Would You Do with $524160.00?  –

Dr. Bailey shares very interesting thoughts on his daily blog.  You may choose to receive them, as I do.

May God Depend on You?


Pray for Bro. Wendell as she shares the plan of salvation with the older children at VBS today.

Anna Lee




LORD, you establish peace for us;

all that we have accomplished you have done for us.


Read the Bible – Joel, Psalm 125, and the “Joel” video found on



“Dear friends,

God the Father chose you long ago

and knew you would become his children.”

~1 Peter 1:2a TLB~

“Jesus, My Lord, Will Love Me Forever”/”Now I Belong to Jesus”

Romans 8:35-39

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

35 Who can separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or hard times or harm or hunger? Can nakedness or danger or war? 36 It is written,

“Because of you, we face death all day long.
    We are considered as sheep to be killed.” (Psalm 44:22)

37 No! In all these things we are more than winners! We owe it all to Christ, who has loved us. 38 I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God’s love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can separate us. 39 Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can separate us. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love. That’s because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.

This morning I read a tribute from a former student for her mother and aunt.  I won’t share it, but I will say the twin sisters who died a day apart were strong in their faith and close to each other.  My former student is also strong in her faith and shared one of the greatest testimonies I have ever read.  These verses and this song fit their situation so perfectly.  I wish everyone facing death or the loss of a loved one could have such a testimony because of a faith that death cannot shake.

Anna Lee


“Come, let us return to the LORD.

He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us;

he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.

 After two days he will revive us;

on the third day he will restore us,

that we may live in his presence.


Jerry Doughty‘s heart valve replacement went well.  Thank-you for praying for him.

Jim Watson was still in the hospital the last we heard.  Please pray for Jim and Sylvia.



Margaret “Leilani” Adkins-Dean

December 30, 1939 – March 18, 2017

Jerry Lynn Ellzey, Jr.

March 21, 1958 – March 22, 2017

Louisiana Baptist Message –
For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~Romans 6:23 (NIV)~
“Jesus Paid it All”
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering


A: In 1895, the first missions offering to benefit the work of home missions (now known as North American missions) was promoted and taken up by Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). The Home Mission Board (now known as the North American Mission Board) asked for $5,000 toward its work. WMU efforts exceeded that goal. Today, more than $1 billion has been raised since the beginning of the offering, for North American mission efforts. Every dollar of the offering (named after missions advocate/WMU leader, Annie Armstrong, in 1934) goes to missionaries and their work of sharing the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the United States, Canada and their territories.
A: The North American Mission Board supports 5,684 missionaries in multiple categories. NAMB’s annual report provides missionary count information, as well as a summary of missions efforts. Visit
Read the Bible – I Samuel 21-24 & Psalm 84
Bible Study this morning at 10:00  –  Ezekiel 2

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at the Cafe at 11:00 A.M.


Thanks again to all those who donated paperback Bibles and Christian magazines.  They are are the hands of the people who lead a ministry at the jail.  We will continue to collect the PAPERBACK Bibles and Christian magazines for a future date.


Don’t forget to bring batteries and other items to the church so they can be used at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  There is a list available at FBC,Kentwood and of the home’s website.


If you know of anyone who needs a Sunday School class for adults, youth, or children or a combination of the above I will be glad to help them or at least steer them in the right direction.  FBC, Kentwood has a paid nursery lady of Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, Wednesday nights, etc.

Anna Lee



Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

do not fret—it leads only to evil.  

For those who are evil will be destroyed,

but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

~Psalm 37:8-9~


Glen Magee, Jr. is back at work following his heart ablation.  Pray for both Glen and Lisa as they both have been dealing with heart issues.

Gloria Gill is back in A-fib and will have another heart conversion tomorrow at St. Tammany.  Pray this one is the one that will work.

Please continue to pray for Andy and Betty Taylor.  He will be having the cellulitis removed from his toe tomorrow in Franklinton.

Betty asks that we pray for her brother, Warren Zigler, 60, who is having some issues with blood flow in his neck.  Warren lives in Tennessee.

Betty also asks for continued prayers for her aunt, Billie Jean Booty.  She’s at Tulane now, but will be moved soon.

Donna Fay Miller is doing better now.  She was finally diagnosed with a viral, not bacterial problem.  This should end weeks of problems.  She thanking God for allowing her to find the care she needed.

Debi Bales mother, Mildred Jacobsen, is having a difficult season with health issues.  Pray for Debi’s family.

Pray for a former Amite resident and one of my former students, Joanne Seymour.  She has just had a port implanted so she can go through chemotherapy.

Pray for Peggy Luce, wife of Dr. David Luce.  She has completed his first chemo and only has 34 more to go.  They served in a church west of Amite, but now live out from McComb.

David saw his pulmonary doctor about the spot that had been on his lung at one time.  It is still gone.  Thank-you for praying for David and all his issues the last couple of years.  For now, he seems to be doing better with each problem.  God has blessed us again and again.


Robert E. Branch


Mary Evelyn Duncan Cutrer


Betty Jo Hughes
Mission Projects/Needs
  • The PAPERBACK Bibles will be delivered to the jail Thursday morning.  If you have some to contribute, please get them to the stairwell by the office entrance to FBC,Kentwood by noon Wednesday.  If you are unable to get them this time, please bring them for the next delivery.  There are 400+ prisoners in Amite with the population constantly changing, so we will never be able to stay “caught-up”.  There will be a continuous need.
  • Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Special Needs – FBC, Kentwood distributed a blue half-sheet of paper with a list of need such as dishcloths and batteries.  If you have these items, you can continue to bring them to the office stairwell area.  I am in contact with the LBCH and will see they are delivered to the proper people.


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – One of the missionary couples we saw and heard Saturday at M-Jam is supported through the AAEO.  They are doing a special work in a difficult area of New Orleans.  Pray and give so they can continue to do what God has called them to do.




Read the Bible in 2017 – I Samuel 13-14 and Psalm 81.  I think I may have forgotten to tell you to watch the videos on Ruth and I Samuel at

If you didn’t start this on January 1st, don’t fret.  You can start at day one at any time.  After a year of reading, you will have read the whole Bible.


“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.

It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

~Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)~

“His Eye is on the Sparrow” – This is one of my favorite songs.  I’m reading Billy Graham’s autobiography.  It’s easy to think about Ethel Waters singing this song at all the crusades.


Spend some time thanking God for all He does for you.

Anna Lee




I’m sorry to be late.  I had to wait for Jason to restart the server.

Love is patient,

love is kind.

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud.

Don Meadows‘ surgery went well.  He’s home and doing well.  Thank you for praying for him.

Bettye Fussell‘s daughter shared this yesterday.

We just want to say a special “THANK YOU” to everyone that has called, text, sent flowers/cards and come to visit my Mom during this hard time. We are amazed at all of the love and support that everyone has shown her. Just to update everyone, she will hopefully be transferred this afternoon from Southwest to Ochsner’s in New Orleans to begin her chemo treatment. Please keep sending prayers her way as she begins this new journey. We know God is in control and we are ready to fight this fight!! Thank you and We love you all!!

Melinda Russell recently joined her husband in China where he is working.  Her mother passed away in Texas, so now she is flying back.  Pray for her as she travels and as the family celebrate her life.

Bro. Stan Statham requests prayer for a volunteer.

BASELA Family- please be praying for Bro. Michael, a Disaster Relief Volunteer from Arkansas who fell from a roof in New Orleans East yesterday while working on a home. He has significant injuries but is in good spirits. I will update after I visit him in the hospital later this morning. -Bro. Stan


Bible Reading Plan – Numbers 19-21 and Psalm 46


Bro. Stan shares information about Hope Center.

This will be our last week of 1/2 off our winter clothes, shoes and coats. We will be putting out our Spring/Summer clothes February 21st. Come visit us this week for some great values!! Open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. 985-247-2235


This is love: not that we loved God,  

but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

~1 John 4:10 (NIV)~

“Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know”


Mark your calendar for these extras.

  • Tonight – Children’s missions at 6 P.M.
  • Tomorrow  – Third Thursday Gathering at 6:30
  • Friday – Bible Study of John 19 at 10 A.M.
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at 11 A.M.


Enjoy a little cooler weather.

Anna Lee