Friday

 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,

”and “every eye will see him,

even those who pierced him”;

and all peoples on earth

“will mourn because of him.”

So shall it be! Amen.

 

 

Bro. Rusty Durand did a great job preaching the first night of revival last night.  The message was about how God can use one person, each of us.  If you missed it, you can find it on FB or YouTube.  Tonight, Bro. Joe King will be presenting God’s Word to us.  Join us at 6 P.M. in person or online.

 

 

 

Bobby Landry of Amite has a lengthy heart procedure yesterday.  All went well.  Pray for a good recovery for him and for the family.

 

 

 

Another day and more friends with Covid – 19!  Please pray for the people of our area that seems to be especially hard hit at this time.  Pray for a preventive measure and better treatment for this disease.

 

 

 

Mr. Johnny McNabb passed away.  This was shared by his sister. Ann Huff.

As most of you have heard God called our dear oldest brother Johnny to heaven today to join his beloved wife, Monnie who preceded him to Heaven by 7 weeks and 2 days! He had COVID 19 but was recuperating from the virus but had a massive stroke from afib 2 days ago and could not overcome that.

 

 

 

Calvin Julius “Jukie” Stevens

March 27, 1943 – August 27, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA as a result of the Coronavirus. He was born March 27, 1943 in Folsom, LA and was 77 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hayden Stevens; son, Terry Wayne Stevens; daughter-in-law, Reena Stevens; grandchildren, Cody Stevens, Kyle Rosalies and wife, Kelsey, Hunter Rosalies and Haley Rosalies; great-granddaughter on the way, Beretta Rosalies; 2 sisters, Shirley Maus and Dorothy Cranham; 2 brother-in-laws, Richard Hayden and Tim and wife, Donice Hayden. Preceded in death by his son, Gregory Stevens; parents, Everett and Geneva Stevens; granddaughter, Megan Stevens; mother-in-law, Frances Winborn Hayden Lambert; father-in-law, Victor Hayden. Visitation at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

This is the father of Greg Stevens who passed away last week and the family I requested prayer for last Thursday.   Please continue to pray for the family.  Losing two members so closely in time is extra hard.

 

 

 

God sent Hurricane Laura on a path that lessened the problems for our area and increased them for the people west of us.  Pray for the people who were in the path of the storm.  Pray for people to serve in ways to minister to the many needs.  Thank Him for those who “step-up” and do all they can to help in such situations.  May each of us find a way to participate in some way.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 28

  • Job 28:1-30:31
  • 2 Corinthians 2:12-17
  • Psalm 42:1-11
  • Proverbs 22:7

 

 

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Operation Christmas Child – Thanks to two ladies from the church who asked about a need for our “shoeboxes” and who have already taken steps to meet that need.  At this point, I’m not sure what “packing the shoeboxes” will look like.  I will let you know soon.

 

 

 

Coming Soon

  • September 13-20 – Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer for mission work in Louisiana
  • September 21 – Pick-up day for our grocery collection for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – The annual Fall Food Roundup

 

 

What do you have to thank God for today?

  • Protection?
  • Health?
  • Family Blessings?
  • Job Situation?
  • Salvation for a loved one?
  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • ____________________

Don’t forget to thank Him today.

“Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give…

 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people.

I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.

~Zechariah 2:11~

 

 

 

Hurricane Laura!  Pray, pray, pray!

  • We didn’t get the worse of the storm, but some other people got hit hard!
  • Pray for families that lost family members.
  • Pray for families who lost homes and businesses.
  • Pray for those who will be without services.
  • Pray for those who will be policing, rescuing, searching, clearing debris, cooking, providing meals, ministering to hearts, rebuilding, etc.
  • Pray for the long recovery for all the people.
  • Pray for those who will face Hurricane Laura in the coming hours and days.

 

Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief

BASELA Family- we are making Disaster Relief Preparations with the LBC in response to Hurricane Laura. We most likely will deploy a Feeding Unit to Lake Charles (or near there) Monday. Chainsaw Teams/mudout teams will be needed. If you can volunteer please call our missions office and leave your contact information (985-839-3827 select option three) Please be patient as we cannot deploy volunteers until the storm passes and law enforcement gives the okay. Please join me in praying for people in the pTh of the storm. -Bro. Stan

 

 

 

There will be plenty to do to help in the wake of this storm.  Not everyone needs to go and cut trees, repair roofs, etc.  Each person can do what God has equipped them to do.  Please do what God leads you to do.  I know we can all pray!

 

 

 

 

CHARLES KENNETH CARDARONELLA

Charles Kenneth Cardaronella was born July 24, 1956, in Hammond, Louisiana to loving parents Virginia and Tony Cardaronella, and was a lifelong resident of Independence, Louisiana.  On August 23, 2020, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Charles peacefully succumbed to the complications of COVID 19, after fighting hard to overcome the disease.

Charles was the proud father of daughter Aeriel Cardaronella Cox, son-in-law Lance Scott Cox, and loving grandfather to Allie Ann Cox and Macie Ann Cox, all of Folsom, Louisiana.  Charles was the youngest of three siblings, survived by a brother, Larry T. Cardaronella, also of Independence, and a sister, Tonia C. Canale (Charles Jr.) of Tickfaw, Louisiana.  Nieces and nephews include Toby Cardaronella (Rhonda), Timothy Cardaronella (Tara), Jeffrey Cardaronella, Jeremy Cardaronella, Lacey C. Todora (Phil), and Casey C. Stewart (Josh), Brian  Canale (Melissa) and goddaughter and niece Dea C. Frederick (Brian), along with many great nieces and nephews.  Additionally, he leaves behind his friend and Aeriel’s mother, Paula Dugas and his loving godmother Mary Frances Cardaronella Brashears.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Virginia Carden Cardaronella and grant-parents Frank Sr. and Victoria Chula Cardaronella, and Thomas and Anna Belle Shelton Carden.

A 1974 graduate of Independence Boys’ High School, Independence, Louisiana, Charles was a Trade Show Carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.  His work took him to various parts of the United States and into Canada, where he made lifetime friends.  Charles was a member of the Parish of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, and he volunteered much time at the Independence Italian Cultural Museum.  Charles’ loves included family, friends, and fishing.  He enjoyed cooking and sharing his jerky with everyone, too, as well as learning more of his Sicilian heritage.

Visitation will be conducted at Harry McKneely Funeral Home, Hammond, LA, on Friday, August 28, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be held in a private ceremony at a later date.

Honorary Pallbearers include Sidney Stabile, Richard Whalen, Guy Capace, David Falcone, Tommy Mandella, and Joey Campo.  Memorial gifts can be made in Charles’ name to the Independence Italian Cultural Museum, P. O. Box 582, Independence, LA. 70443.  Special thanks for all of the prayers during Charles’ fight, for the excellent care received from the OLOL Special Disease Unit, OLOL Palliative Care Team, OLOL Care Managers, and OLOL Chaplains.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 

Freddie Gene Routt

February 04, 1942 – August 26, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at his home. He was born February 4, 1942 in Wilsonville, AL and was 78 years of age. Freddie grew up in Baton Rouge and graduated from Istrouma High School in 1960. He worked at Ethel Corporation as a heavy equipment supervisor from 1965 until 1985. He also worked at Gulf Lumber in Mobile, AL as a heavy equipment supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Josefina Son Routt, Kentwood; daughters, Judalyn Ilaya Son, Kentwood, Hany Ilaya Son, Kentwood, Madonna Helen Jones, Baton Rouge, and Martha G. Kliesch, Kentwood; son, Frederick Christian J. Routt, Baton Rouge; and numerous grandchildren. Preceded in death by first wife, Donna Milby Routt; parents, Herman Frederick Routt and Sarah Ashmore Routt; brother, Don J. Routt. The family would like to thank Jamie and Jessica with Encompass Health for their excellent care. Graveside Services will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery, 3893 Hwy 440, Kentwood, LA at 4:00PM Monday, August 31, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Dr. Michael Townsend. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 27

  1. Job 23:1-27:23
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11
  3. Psalm 41:1-13
  4. Proverbs 22:5-6

 

 

 

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REVIVAL – Begins tonight

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • In person or online
  • 6 P.M.

 

 

 

The sun is coming up.  The first thing I noticed is a beautiful red hibiscus flower. That reminds me of God’s faithfulness.

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”

 

 

Don’t let the storm, sickness, being quarantined, or anything else take this message from you today or any day.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“O Lord, you are a great and awesome God!

You always fulfill your covenant

and keep your promises of unfailing love

to those who love you and obey your commands.”

~Daniel 9:4 (NLT)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 23

  • Job 8:1-11:20
  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
  • Psalm 38:1-22
  • Proverbs 21:28-29

 

 

Beware of the Covid-19 virus and the two storms, Laura and Marco, that appear to be headed our way.  Take proper precautions for both.  Pray for Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief workers who may be called upon to show God’s love to people in their difficult times.

 

 

 

If you are unable to attend church or just need to stay home for now, most of the local churches and many others, offer online church services .  What a blessing that is!  Say special prayers for both of these problems and for those who might be affected by them this week.

 

 

 

Remember the phrase. “Hunker down”?  That is what me may need to do.  Be prepared.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it,

because its wickedness has come up before me.”

~Jonah 1:2 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 30

  • 2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27
  • Romans 13:1-14
  • Psalm 23:1-6
  • Proverbs 20:11

 

 

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One of our prayer concerns last week:

Border closure cuts short Louisiana DR mission, puts ‘Bahama Rebuild’ on hold

https://baptistmessage.com/border-closure-cuts-short-louisiana-dr-mission-puts-bahama-rebuild-on-hold/

Thank God for answering prayers for help at the mission and for returning our mission team home safely.  More work is needed.  Keep praying for this area.

 

 

 

 

 

Update on Mary Ann Clemons

She is now in a rehab.  Not having visitors is hard for patients and their would-be visitors.  Please keep praying.

 

 

 

Keep up with the latest statistics so you can make wise decisions.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

“For the Lord is always good.

He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation.”

~Psalm 100:5 (TLB)~

 

 

 

Gibbie McMillan and the mission roofing team are back at home.  They have plans to return to the church and complete some additional work when conditions improve.  Thank-you for praying for their safe return.

 

 

 

Update on Josiah Huckaby:

Yesterday we saw pulmonary. It was definitely a bittersweet appointment. Our pulmonologist is retiring & it was our last visit with him. We will be transitioning to a new doctor over the next couple of months but we have a great nurse practitioner that is going to help with this. She is very familiar with Josiah and even was part of his care team during his long hospitalization after birth.

As far as the visit, we are attempting to wean him off of diuretics again. They weaned his respiration rate. I think they were a bit surprised about how good he physically looks after such a rough fall/winter. Josiah won’t be able to attend preschool this fall like we originally had hoped. Out of all the doctor’s vent patients, we were 1 of only 2 that were told no school. We were also told after looking back through Josiah’s entire medical history, that he MIGHT be vent/trach free about the time he turns 5. This is exciting for us because it’s the 1st mention of a timeframe since before he got his trach. Now, we know ultimately God is in control & this could change for better or worse but it’s a huge praise nonetheless. To God be the glory!!!

Job Huckaby

I know you will want to continue to pray for Josiah and his family.

 

 

 

Lori Lantz Rhodes

SEPTEMBER 29, 1969 – JULY 21, 2020

Lori Lantz Rhodes, age 50, passed away peacefully at her home on July 21, 2020.

She was born on September 29th, 1969 in Opelousas, Louisiana, and grew up in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and met her husband, Keith Rhodes. The two married in 1991, had their first son, Zachary, in 1994 and their second, Benjamin, in 1996. In 2019, she lovingly claimed the title of “Lolli” with the birth of her grandson, Oliver.

Lori worked as an elementary school teacher for 19 years, where she found great love in teaching children to read. She sang beautifully in church choirs, in her kitchen, in the car, and anywhere else she could raise her voice in worship. Through all life’s struggles, she found encouragement and peace in worship. Lori Rhodes loved fiercely and abundantly, most especially her family, though her love extended to all the people she came across. She treated everyone with a great deal of kindness and hardly ever met a stranger, even if she was halfway across the country. One of Lori’s favorite places to be was the beach, stretched out in the sand with her toes in the waves, closely followed by the Dr. Seuss theme park at Universal Studios, Seuss Landing. Almost matching her passion for her family, friends, and students was her passion for dessert. Lori took great delight in savoring life’s sweet moments. Quick to laugh and even quicker to smile, her infectious joy and love were a reflection of the faith she had in Christ and will be carried on by all those who loved her.

She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Lantz, and her uncle, James Robert Jones. She is survived by her husband, Keith Rhodes; sons, Zachary (Lauren) and Benjamin Rhodes; grandson, Oliver Rhodes; mother, Glenda Lantz; brother, Jeff (Marjorie) Lantz; sisters, Sharon Anding, and Tressa (Derek) Ratchford; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Services for Lori will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Bryan Reed, of The Simple Church. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive guests on Saturday evening from 5-8 p.m.

Pallbearers include Eddie Merrill, Jeff Lantz, Kevin Rhodes, Derek Rathcford, Jay Hardy, and Marty Kent. Honorary pallbearers include her nephews.

Her family takes great comfort in knowing that Lori is now talking, singing, dancing, and laughing, completely healed at the feet of Jesus.

In lieu of flowers, Lori’s family asks that you donate books at http://www.tinyurl.com/LoriRhodesBookMemorial to Bossier Elementary and J.A. Phillips Elementary School to continue the work that she loved.

For more information, https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/haughton-la/lori-rhodes-9273643?fbclid=IwAR0bi_rGeOIiQLON2l1fzeTRuihtwJGV67PqVthXyKe54iSOL2dlKjkSHr0

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 24

  • 2 Chronicles 11:1-13:22
  • Romans 8:26-39
  • Psalm 18:37-50
  • Proverbs 19:27-29

 

 

 

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Churches’ decisions produce Kingdom decisions at GO TELL camp (Spring Creek Baptist Church of Kentwood)

https://baptistmessage.com/churches-decision-produce-kingdom-decisions-at-go-tell-camp/

 

 

 

Thank-you so much for your encouragement and support for these concerns.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“We fix our eyes not on what is seen,

but on what is unseen,

since what is seen is temporary,

but what is unseen is eternal.”

~2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 22

  • 2 Chronicles 6:12-8:10
  • Romans 7:14-8:8
  • Psalm 18:1-15
  • Proverbs 19:24-25

 

 

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The mission team that needs to get back to Louisiana at the end of the week does not have a definite plan to return, but God is at work to make it happen.  I’m thankful they got to put the roof on a church and minister to others and thankful to know of God’s faithfulness to take care of His own.

 

 

Jules Tanksey and mother are back at home in their “bubble”.  Please continue to pray for this child and her family.

 

 

 

Mrs. Mildred Birch‘s gall bladder surgery went well yesterday.  She is back in the Sixth Ward and looking forward to her 90th birthday.  Thank you for praying for her.

 

 

 

Bryan Tate is hospitalized at St. Tammany with double pneumonia and an increased heart rate.  He’s been there since Sunday.  Pray for his improvement.  Pray for his family who cannot be with him while he is hospitalized.

 

 

 

Mary Ann Clemons in still in ICU, but improving while surprising her doctors.  Don Clemons is home and doing well.  Pray for the family during this difficult time of having more than one patient.

 

 

 

Lori Rhodes passed away last night.  Pray for Keith and the children as they face life without her.  Lori and Keith served our youth at FBC, Kentwood and touched the lives of many young people and their families.  I’m so thankful I got to know them.

 

 

 

Three men from our church, two family members, a neighbor, a friend who was in Jennie wedding because of an LC connection have all changed their addresses to their new homes in heaven.  This “stay at home time” has had some extra hard days as we missed being with families that are special to us in so many ways during their time of loss.  Great memories for me and difficult days for the family, but heavenly homes for those who no longer have to face our earthly trials!  I’m very thankful all of these people personally knew the Lord and are rejoicing to be in heaven today.

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

~Hebrews 13:5-6~

 

 

 

Sue Smith is still home and progressing well following her transplant surgery.  Please continue to pray for her.

 

 

 

Gibby McMillan needs help to travel back home from a mission trip.

All my Facebook friends I need help. There are 11 of us men from Louisiana trying to help the people to rebuild after Hurricane Dorian last year.
However due to the COVID 19
The Bahamas are closing their borders and we are stuck.
We are working on the roof and need a flight to Ft Lauderdale on Friday. Should The Lord lay it on your heart to help get us home.
Contact me or my assistant at LBC, Kelly Tam

Thanks for your prayers and help!

 

 

 

Young Jules Tanksley is in CHNO because of fever.  Doctors there have been unable to diagnose her problem.  Pray for Jules and her mother, Kerribeth Sitman Tanksley,i  as well as the medical professionals as they work to help this child.

 

 

 

Maggie McCallister Holden

June 25, 1933 – July 18, 2020

Maggie Ruth McCallister Holden, age 87, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020. She was a native of Lucien Mississippi and long time resident of Chalmette, La and Osyka, Ms. Maggie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton L. Holden Sr, sons John L. Holden and Luther W. Holden, grandson Nicholas Holden, her parents Luther McCallister and Dorothy Short Strickland, and her siblings Luther R. McCallister, Judy Strickland, Frank Strickland, Shirley Sanders, and Diane Woodard. She is survived by her sons Clayton Holden Jr.(Charmaine), Charles Holden( Michelle), Dwayne Holden (Dorothy), Paul Holden (Penny ) and her daughter Anita Holden Fincher (Barney); 15 Grandchildren Angie (Casey), Brandy (Mike), Tonya (Charles), Clayton III (Kristina), Damien (Jamilyn), Christina (Mac), Dawn (Tim), Jamie (Joey), Melissa (Kevin), Katrina, William, Leanne (Dominick), Lacey, Maggie Lee, and Clint; 21 Great grandchildren Ashley, Tyler, Michael, Nicole, Dana, Rene, Tristen, Madison, Korbin, Berkley, Kensley, Sadie, Jaxon, Haisley, Charles, Lettie, Brandon, Braylon, Addison, Jace, Jorja; brother James Strickland and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00PM on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Interment Arcola-Roseland, Arcola, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Former Judge Carolyn Kiff of Pine Ridge was in an accident on highway 38 yesterday morning.  She passed away yesterday afternoon.  Please be in pray for “Miss” Carolyn’s family and for the driver of the truck that hit her.

She was a sweet neighbor who helped us in several ways.  We will miss her visits.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 21

  • 2 Chronicles 4:1-6:11
  • Romans 7:1-13
  • Psalm 17:1-15
  • Proverbs 19:22-23

 

 

 

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Southern Baptist church planter dies after being hit by semi-truck

http://www.bpnews.net/55122/southern-baptist-church-planter-dies-after-being-hit-by-semitruck

 

 

Violent deaths lead Chicagoland pastor to organize prayer walks

http://www.bpnews.net/55123/violent-deaths-lead-chicagoland-pastor-to-organize-prayer-walks

 

 

 

 

Pray for those who stay outside much of each day in the summer heat.  Pray they will be able to stay hydrated and safe.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom,

and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

~1 Corinthians 1:25~

I don’t know God’s plans, but I know He has plans and is in control.

 

 

 

Please add Rene Deck Terrell to you prayer list.  She fell at home over a week ago when she tripped over a stool and has some bad cuts and bruises.  Pray for her as she sits and heals while thinking of things she had planned to do.

 

 

 

Please pray for Stan and Bettany Simmons young son, Ollie, who is facing surgery today on a knee infection that has been hard to diagnose.  You can pray based on that limited information.  Tommy and Wanda Simmons can fill you in if you ask them.

 

 

 

David and I have been quarantined for six and a half weeks.  I never thought that would happen to us, but it has and it is not bad.  The future length of the quarantine for us is likely to be longer than for most of you, but we just take this one day at a time.  Join us in praying for all those who are fighting the Covid – 19 virus and all those who are caring for them.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – April 25th

  • Judges 4:1-5:31
  • Luke 22:35-53
  • Psalm 94:1-23
  • Proverbs 14:3-4
  • If you get behind a little, just keep reading.  You can read extra and catch up, finish in over a year, or simple enjoy and learn from the parts you do read.  Either way, you will benefit from reading.
  • If you read and check-off the “yellow page” you received at church, you know you will be needing a new list at the end of next week.  Please check with “Miss” Janice at the church office for the next page next week.

 

 

Pray for the disaster relief teams working just north of us in McComb.  They are doing a good job of helping people get their homes and lives back after the rounds of tornados we have had recently.  If you know someone who is working, give them a special thanks.  If you are trained and available, contact LA Baptist Disaster Relief and volunteer.  If you would like to provide something to the teams, you can also call LA Baptist Disaster Relief.

 

 

 

Once again, the weekly services from FBC, Kentwood will not be open for you to attend.  However, you can join them via Facebook or YouTube.  Sunday services are at 10:30 and 6:00 with Wednesday’s service at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

I think this is a great five day/week news source.  It focuses on things that are eternally meaningful.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Sunday

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

~John 1:29~

 

 

 

Today, is Palm Sunday.  Even though our churches are closed today, you’ll have lots of opportunities to worship via television, computer, and phone.  Be sure to make that a part of your service.

FBC, Kentwood will be live-streaming at 10:30 this morning on Facebook (Kentwood First Baptist Church).

 

 

 

Please pray for Dr. Tom Higginbothan.  This is a message I received last night from Janie Wise, the state director for WMU.

Good evening, ladies,

As you pray this evening and in the morning, please pray for Dr. Tom Higginbotham, pastor in Eastern Louisiana Association and for Patti (associational WMU director) and their family.  Bro. Tom had a heart attack this afternoon and will have by-pass surgery tomorrow morning, beginning between 6:00-8:00 am, in Baton Rouge.  It is a lengthy surgery.  The surgeon feels good about the surgery, but, of course, could not go further than that.  Because of COVID-19, Patti had to leave him at ER and sat in the parking lot through the heart cath, having conversations by phone with the doctors afterwards. She is planning to participate in worship, on line, with their church, then return to the parking lot tomorrow afternoon. It will help to keep her mind occupied when she can do so little else.  Dr. Richard Blue, associational missions strategist, is keeping me informed.

Patti and I prayed together on the phone; so as you pray, pray for Patti to trust God in this (she has a strength of faith that has always amazed me). Pray for healing and return to health.  Pray for their daughters and their families.  Pray for the church family at Don Avenue Baptist.  And pray for the doctor; Patti has already assured him that this family has deep trust in God and has already begun praying that God would lead his hands.

Cards can be sent to Bro. Tom and Patti at 32400 Walker North Rd., Walker, LA 70785.

Janie. R. Wise

Women’s Missions & Ministry Strategist

Louisiana Baptists

318.449.4267, 318.448.3402 or 800.622.6549

Cell 318.446.5263

Facebook:  Louisiana Baptist Women

                    Louisiana Baptists Missions and Ministry

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – April 5

  • Deuteronomy 28:1-68
  • Luke 11:14-36
  • Psalm 77:1-20
  • Proverbs 12:18

 

 

I am a ruler follower.  Today’s rules include:

  • staying at home
  • washing your hands frequently
  • remembering you are trying to stay well
  • patiently waiting for this Coronavirus to run its course
  • praying
  • turning it all over to God

Anna Lee

Saturday

“When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you.

When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!

When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you.”

~Isaiah 43:2 (TLB)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – April 4

  • Deuteronomy 26:1-27:26
  • Luke 10:38-11:13
  • Psalm 76:1-12
  • Proverbs 12:15-17

 

 

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Today, I want to look on the positive side of the Coronavirus.

  • Lucus, Debra Sitman’s grandson, got “negative” on his test.  Additional testing is continuing.
  • Ryan “Rufus” Williams is leaving North Oaks and going to rehab today
  • David and I are both able to hold our breath for ten seconds this morning.
  • We had three good meals here at home yesterday.
  • His medicine that needs to be approved every three months was approved and picked up.
  • We are removing plants from the greenhouse.
  • Garden bulb plants I have planted the last few years have made for a colorful yard.
  • David is much better!  Every day is a gift!
  • Our oldest grandson was flown to his next base to begin training.
  • We talked with him for 25 minutes after his graduation Thursday.
  • Our other grandchildren are able to complete schoolwork from home.
  • Boyd, Jennie, and Becki can continue their work from home.
  • A lady who works with Jason and who had the virus is better.
  • Jason is very careful at his office and when he gets home.
  • The weather has been beautiful!
  • We can still get news about the virus any time of the day.
  • Our vehicles have gas and are ready to roll.
  • Our phone enables us to connect with friends and family.
  • I have supplies to do OCC work for “shoeboxes” when I choose.
  • Samaritan’s Purse and other organizations are out on the battlefront.
  • Nurse and doctors voluntarily face the disease every shift.
  • Help is available if we need it.
  • The pantry and freezers are full.
  • Traffic is almost nonexistent.
  • Church services are available from numerous churches online.
  • We are thankful to be Americans.
  • God is still on His throne and looking out for all of us.

 

What are you most thankful for today?

Anna Lee