Wednesday

“God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 

~2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV~

(We often take these blessings God sends our way without realizing they are from God.  We even neglect to thank Him when we do realize He sent the blessings to us.)

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon was a little better last night.  Let’s pray for peace and comfort as the doctor solves the cause of her problem.  She’s in room 4012B at North Oaks.

 

 

 

From Jan Hammond:

Darrell’s son-in-law is not doing well.  The family is requesting prayers. His name is Jonathan Serigne 

 He is still at MDA. Thanks. 
Revival at New Zion/150 Year Celebration                                                                                  
I heard
  • The services were packed Sunday.
  • The preaching has been very good.
  • FBC, Kentwood choir was singing Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Services begin at 6:30 for anyone who wishes to attend.
  • Tonight is the last night.
Georgia Barnette Offering for LA Missions – “Mission Builders”
What does the “Painting of Shoeboxes” involve?
  • Painting an area the size of the top of a shoebox.
  • Gluing on a picture.

Who can do that?

  • Almost everyone
  • Someone who is willing (young, old, or somewhere in the middle; male or female)

See you in the fellowship hall at 9:00 Saturday morning.  Everything needed will be provided.  We just need to add people.

Once the boxes are painted, we will put them together.  Plan to be a part of that too.  You’ll be blessed!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 18 – Psalm 16: 5-11

 

 

 

I know your prayers are appreciated.  David and I have been on many of your prayer lists.  Without your prayers, . . .  I don’t want to even consider that!

Anna Lee

Saturday

We had overnight guests from Texas arrive after we went to bed and sleeping a little late for my normal morning posting.  I’m thankful for the company and hope they have a great day in Baton Rouge.

“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  

I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

~Genesis 12:2-3~

 

 

Good news from MS this morning.  Carol B. Sealey got to leave the hospital yesterday.  She will still be getting therapy and other medical care.  Please continue to pray for her and her family.  Thanks to all of you for praying and to God for answering our prayers in a great way.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – August 30 an 31 

  • August 30 – Job 38:4-7
  • August 31 – Genesis 12:2-3

I apologize for getting my days confused this month.  Our life just doesn’t run on a regular schedule now, so I often am confused about the day.  At least that is what I am going to blame it on.

The Scriptures for September will be available at church tomorrow.

 

 

 

Counting tomorrow, there are only three more Sundays to turn in items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home Fall Food Round-up.  This is our once-a-year opportunity to help them with food needs for the next year.

 

 

 

In September, we begin to think of the annual mission offering for Louisiana, the Georgia Barnette offering.  Help us share the Good News in various ways in Louisiana.  The 2019 theme is “Impart Truth Today”.

 

 

 

I hope you are enjoying shopping for the Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”.  You can pack some for you as an individual or contribute the the church’s boxes.  If you need a box or boxes, please let me know.

 

 

 

I want to end the day with a very big need.  Pray for the people of Florida and other areas that will face destructive Hurricane Dorian in the next days.  Pray for those who live in areas were the storm will go.  Pray for the first responders who will be busy helping others.  Pray for the others such as the electrical power people who will be working as soon as it is safe.  I saw convoys for trucks going that way Wednesday.  Pray for Louisiana Baptist and others who will be doing disaster relief for the coming months.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 

~Romans 8:28 NIV~

Here is a devotional by Rick Warren that goes along with the verse.

https://pastorrick.com/dont-miss-this-call/?roi=echo7-36003251876-54569685-32947b10be69614aad48df1f43cfbda4

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the Bill Ichter family.  This is the post from his daughter, Alana.  The second half is written in Portuguese.

Update on my Dad – Bill Ichter – August 28
Dad is very weak, not resting very well and his kidneys are not working like they should. A lot of family is coming to be with him over the next few days. Just keep praying for all of us! We sure love him! ❤️
Meu pai está fraquinho, e não está conseguindo dormir bem. Os rins não estão funcionando como deveriam. Muito familiares estão chegando a partir de hoje e nos próximos dias. Por favor continuem orando por todos nós. Amamos muito esse homem! ❤️

 

 

 

David has had a busy week.  Monday, his blood level was 8.1 with normal being 14-18. His is low, but an improvement over where it has been lately.  He also saw a nurse practitioner and got his Procrit injection.  The Procrit is improving the blood level.  Wednesday, David saw the cardiologist and got a good report.  Then, we were seen by the family doctor during his lunch break.  David now has shingles!  We did have the shingles shot!  We appreciate your prayers, which are certainly helping us get through all the curves and bumps in this journey.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – August 29 – Psalm 19:1

 

 

 

Please remember to pray for all the students of various ages who will be involved in playing football, cheering, etc.  Pray for safety and for good experiences because of wonderful coaches and teammates.

Anna Lee

Monday

“A branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches.

Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.

For apart from me you can do nothing.”

 ~John 15:4-5 NLT~

 

 

 

Last night, I tried to write TPL for today because we were leaving for Baton Rouge at 5:45 this morning.  I didn’t get it done. During the night, I once again thought I was going to write it, but again it didn’t happen.  We are home from Ochsner and a very good stop at Dollar Tree near the hospital.  I love shopping for Operation Christmas Child and getting to answer questions about what I am doing.  Two ladies provided me most of the money I spent today.  Thank you C. and A.!

Yesterday, two ladies turned in the boxes they chose to pack individually.  Other ladies turned in items that will help to fill several boxes.  One sweet, faithful class turned in many bags of items that were purchased last week.  Thanks to all of you.

I will be working in the OCC room some this week.  If you would like to help, please contact me so we can schedule a suitable time.

 

 

 

 

Today, David‘s blood level was 8.1, the highest it has been in months.  The increased dosage of Procrit is helping!  The early drive and the rain made the drive more difficult than usual, but with thankful hearts, we are glad to be home again.  Your regular prayers are getting us through these days.

Several others from Kentwood are also doing well amid treatments.  Please continue to pray for Bryan Tate, Linda Callihan, and Buddy Morris.

Gaylon Cutrer is having a few more problems than usual, so spend some extra time on your prayers for him.  He and his family will be very appreciative.

Today, with a heavy heart, I share that Lori Rhodes has some serious health issues.  Lori and her husband, Keith, served in our church working with the youth.

“Lori has been diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy. This rare disease is in the Parkinson’s family, but Lori does not have Parkinson’s She has MSA-C (c standing for cerebellum). There is no cure. Life expectancy ranges from 6 years to 15 years based on the onset of symptoms (we really don’t know when her symptoms began but could be up to 5-6 years ago).”

The full report on Lori is on my facebook page.

I also what to share there has been another death, a man from Greensburg.  I’ll post the complete obituary when it becomes available.

Thomas Dover

July 25, 1952 – July 16, 2019

 

 

Jeff Van, the pastor of South McComb Baptist Church, share quotes that seem to touch my heart often.  Today’s quote is:

“It’s easy to praise Him in the sunshine, but your breakthrough comes when you praise Him in the dark…He’s there, we must simply trust the process.”

                                                                                                                              -Tony Evans

Thankfully, my family and the families of many of you understand praising God “in the dark”.  If you don’t, please locate someone who can help you get to this point in your life.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – August 26 – Habakkuk 3:3-4

 

 

 

Yesterday, I was asked about what size cans of food were needed for the LA Baptist Children’s Home in a few weeks.  The answer, is buy items like you would for your family.  The man is going to buy a couple cases of canned goods.  That plan might work for you too!  The pick-up time at FBC is early Monday morning, three weeks from today.

 

 

 

Enjoy the sound of the rain again, but please try to stay dry.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday – God’s Day!

   This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

~Psalm 118:24 (ESV)~

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Melinda Russell and others who have had procedures/surgeries.  I mention her name in particular because she is out of our country and undergoing medical treatment.  Also, please pray for those who will have procedures/surgeries in the coming week.

 

 

 

 

The Fall Food Roundup for the LA Baptist Children’s Home is only four weeks away.  Be sure to get your items to the church for the September 16th pickup.  Some of the items they need are:

  • Bottled water
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Canned fruit
  • Paper towels
  • Sugar

 

 

 

I’m looking forward to peeking in bags today at church to see what you have brought for Operation Christmas Child.  David and I are always excited to prepare shoeboxes so children will receive some small gifts and an opportunity for them to “meet” Jesus.

  • The Greatest Journey discipleship course is offered to show children how to know Christ and share Him with others.
  • Children lead their families to faith in Christ and new churches are born.

 

 

Please continue to pray for the family of Douglas Glass, a Zachary fireman from Osyka who was killed on his way to work Friday morning.    I will post an obituary when it is available.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – August 17  & 18

  • I Corinthians 13:12
  • James 1:27

 

 

 

Have a great Lord’s Day!
Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

~Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)~

 

 

 

From Frances Gay –

Lisa Carrier, who lives in Amite, is in Houston for appointment at M.D. Anderson concerning a mass found in her ovary. She would be appreciative of prayers on her behalf and all concerned. Lisa works at North Oaks in the lab. She has been a friend of my family for many years. Please add her to the prayer list. Thank you

Lisa is one of my former students.  I have enjoyed seeing her and her siblings several times in recent years.  Let’s keep Lisa in our prayers.

 

 

 

Morria Reynolds, father of Deanna Reynolds, will have a leg amputated on 9/4/19.  Your prayers for him and his family will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Caleb Estay is still waiting for a decision about the next medical step.  Pray for him and his family as well as the medical staff of Children’s Hospital.

 

 

 

Gaylon Cutrer continues to improve following his recent hospital stay.  He and his family would appreciate your prayers.

 

 

 

 

David’s blood level yesterday was 8.0, the highest it has been in two months.  We are thankful for his good report.

 

 

 

 

Florene Cureton Pate

December 11, 1928 – August 11, 2019

A resident of Fluker, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 11, 1928 in Brownsfield, TX and was 90 years of age. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was a member of Walter T. Ott #217 Order of  Eastern Star and retired from the Louisiana State Tourism Center in Kentwood. Florene was a member of Tangipahoa Baptist Church where she was voted Mother of the Year. She is survived by  husband of 74 years, Robert Pate, Sr.; 4 children, Robbie Lynn Pate, Deborah Pate Ragan (Devon), Lisa Pate Ginn (Grant) and Robert Pate, Jr.; 7 grandchildren, Robert Bridges, Stephanie Novak (Tony), Heather Monoc (Marco), Jessica Westmoreland Stogner (Edward), Kristen Bonds (fiancé, Josh Barnhill), Brandon Kuyrkendall (Zandrea) and Curtis Ginn; 9 great- grandchildren, Madison Bridges, Hadley Doin, Loic Doin, Silas Novak, Arden Novak, Berend Kuyrkendall, Emma Monoc, Leona Kuyrkendall and Eleonor Rose Stogner; twin sister, Lorene Windham. Preceded in death by her 2 daughters, Sarita Pate and Rebecca Pate Bonds; parents, Robert and Rosa Cureton; 2 brothers, Robert and Gene; 3 sisters, Hazel, Doris and Joyce. Visitation at Tangipahoa Baptist Church from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Greg Stewart. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

I saw Mr. Robert Pate a week ago today as I was buying gas for David’s trip to Baton Rouge a week ago today.   We had a sweet visit. He asked us to pray for his wife.  Now, we need to pray for Mr. Robert and other family members.

 

 

 

Adrian Phillips

Arrangements for Adrian Phillips Tuesday 5-9 and Wednesday 8-10 at Pine Ridge Methodist Church in Kentwood, LA.

 

 

 

 

Build an OCC “Shoebox” online!’

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – August 13 – Isaiah 33:2

 

 

 

Keep the prayers coming.  Your prayers make a big difference in many lives.

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

For no one is cast off by the Lord forever.

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

~Lamentations 3:31-32~

Another update on Kristi Alford:
Kristi Alford having her last treatment today . Please pray the side affects aren’t so awful . She had a rough time last night . But I am so thankful she was able to do her last treatment for this week today . Now she will have a 21 day rest period . Lord I ask u to infuse her with supernatural strength. Let this 21 day rest renew her strength like that of a eagle . Soaring to heights in her health that she could never imagine happening . U Lord can hold back the bad effects of these treatments. While healing her body completely. Using the hard thing to bring out the very best thing in her life . A Healed Well Body . What a great testimony this will be and has been . We Praise & Thank U Jesus . Psalm 103 1 Bless the Lord oh my soul & all that is within me bless his holy name 2: Bless the Lord oh my soul & forget not his benefits 3:Who forgives all of our iniquities. Who HEAlS all our diseases Kristi . 4: Who redeems your life Kristi from destruction, who crowns you Kristi with loving kindness & tender mercies . 5:Who satisfies your mouth with good things . So that Kristi your youth is renewed like the eagles . Praying His Word over you everyday.
Another update on Bryan Tate:

The travelers made it home. Not in time to Meet the Jackets though. They wanted to be back In support of Brody who’s a senior this year. A pharmacy mix up and Lake Charles traffic delayed them.

But Bryan got a good report. Total remission! He will still have to complete the 16 months of maintenance. Best News is he won’t have to travel to Houston for one day each month during the three months he’s home. He has been put back under Dr Saux’s care for the monthly infusions and can take them in Covington! Every 4th month he will be in Houston for a month to do the immune therapy.

Thank you for the prayers that have been sent in his name . Asking for Continued prayers as he continues on this journey. He will always be connected to MDA for follow ups. Just so fortunate to have received the best care from the doctors, nurses, staff and our special “angel” there.

God is faithful to his promises.

 

 

 

 

Debi M Wilkinson also made it home from MD Anderson.  She makes monthly trips to Houston.

 

 

 

It’s back to school time.  Some schools have already begun a new year.  Others will do so soon.  Please say a special prayer for the Tangipahoa Parish School System which will be working without much of the technology they have depended on.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – August 10 – Lamentations 3: 31-32

 

 

 

The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will soon be collecting food for the annual Fall Food Round-Up and picking up at FBC, Kentwood on Monday, September 16th.  Some of the items they need the most are:

  • BBQ Sauce
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Flavoring for Baking
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Velveta Cheese

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child 

A donation of $9.00 is critical for the project.  It provides for

  • Collection of the shoeboxes
  • Processing
  • Shipping to over 100 countries
  • Training in local churches
  • The “Ministry Partner Guide”
  • The “Greatest Gift Gospel” Booklets

Give online through “Follow Your Box” to receive a tracking label and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

I often hear people say something about the cost of shipment.  My reply is that in years of shipping personal packages overseas, I can seldom send a shoebox-sized box for less than $50.00.  The $9.00 fee seems very reasonable to me.

 

 

 

This morning we will be making a count of what we have at this point.  Park near the patio area to help.  

Anna Lee