Monday Evening

Update on David

After numerous tests that did not identify the source of David’s problem, we learned at Ochsner in Baton Rouge today that David will have a bone marrow test Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  Results take about ten days to come in.  We will see the hematologist again on Monday, October 15th for results.  Until that happens, there will be nothing for us to share in the form of an update.  We appreciate all the many prayers and acts of kindness.  Our request now is just to pray for us and the team of doctors who are working on David’s case.



”God made us what we are.

In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.”

~Ephesians 2:10 NCV~



Don Dickinson‘s surgery went well yesterday.  Now, he is at home and recovering.



Update on David

  • Monday – Covington – CAT scan not done
  • Tuesday – Baton Rouge – Received 2 units of blood
  • Wednesday – Covington – CAT scan completed
  • Thursday – Covington – EGD done; Hammond – Blood work done

It’s been one of the hardest weeks of my life,  We still do not know where blood is being lost, but continue to search.

It’s been one of the sweetest weeks of my life.  Friends have shown up to help (WORK  in this heat) and to bring food.  Calls and visit have shown us love and concern.  God has richly blessed us through the medical personnel and personal friends.  I bragged to David that there were no medical appointments  next week, but by yesterday, we already had three for Monday.

The blood transfusion helped David more than we expected.  He has been able to drive, attend pray meeting, walked to the mailbox, etc.  We thank God for all the encouragement we received.  He is faithful!


Read the Bible 

  • Isaiah 55
  • Song of Solomon 8: 8-14
  • I Peter 1


Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions

  • Read the brochure (Day 6)
  • Watch a video –
  • Pray for missions in Louisiana
  • Do missions in Louisiana
  • Plan to give to missions via the Georgia Barnett Offering


Thanks for the prayers.

Anna Lee



When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

~Matthew 19:25-26~




Jimmy Tolar was transferred from North Oaks to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.  Keep praying for him and his family.



Darryl Ray Carruth will be having an angiogram this morning.  JoEllen asks that you keep him in your prayers.




Beverley W.” Doodle” Watson, 71, of Kentwood, passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at her residence.

She was born December 16, 1946 in Clinton, LA. She was the daughter of Roy S. Williams and Elvira Sharkey Durnin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, Donald Moffat and two nephews.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Willie Ray Watson of Kentwood; four sons and daughters-in-laws, Scott and Lori Foster of Kentwood, Mike and Molly Foster of Gillisburg, Doug and Crystal Watson and Randy Watson of Kentwood; her sister, Peggy Williams Moffat of Zachary; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 LA-38, Kentwood, LA 70444 from 10AM until services at 12noon with Bro. Larry Blades officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Ms. Watson’s request was no flowers, please. Make memorial contributions to a charity of your choosing.

Share condolences at

“Doodle” fought a long, hard battle!



Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions – Day 2

Day 2 focuses on missions education.  I am a firm believer in teaching others to love and do missions. “Missions Starts Here”.



Today, the Two Rivers Associational WMU will be meeting at Hillsdale Baptist Church to focus on the Friendship House, which is funded through the North American missions.  Kay Bennett will share about her work.  The meeting begins at 10 and will conclude with a covered dish lunch.  I hope you will be there at 10 A.M.



Read the Bible

  • Focus on God as Eternal.
  • Catch up on any readings you missed this week.



Thank-you for investing time in prayer each day.  

Anna Lee

Friday Updates and Additions

Mr. Jimmy Tolar is in ICU at North Oaks.  Please pray for him and his family.


Mrs. Grace Chadwick is in ICU at Our Lady of the Lake.


Elsie Smith, David’s sister’s sister-in-law, passed away.  She has been sick for a while.  I do not have an obituary yet.


Lane Gettschalk passed away.  There is no obituary available at this time.  Please pray for this child’s family.


Update on David:  We have had a busy week seeing a specialist in Baton Rouge and two in Hammond.  Next week’s schedule seems to be filling up quickly.  Monday, he will have a CAT scan in Covington.  Tuesday, he will receive two units of blood in Baton Rouge.  Thursday, he will see a gastro specialist for a procedure in Covington.  In the meantime, he asks for your continued prayers.

Tuesday (9/11)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

~Colossians 3:23~



The annual Georgia Barnett Offering is the focus of missions in our churches each September.  I did not know about this page or these clips, but happened upon it this morning.  Three of them were made at FBC, Kentwood.  One was remotely made to include someone who spent their teen years at FBC, Kentwood.  Many of you will know several of these people who recognize the importance of missions in Louisiana.

Let’s “THINK BIG”, Louisiana.  The difference is eternity!

Today, I encourage you to  spend some time learning about “Think Big” and the importance of missions in our church/churches.



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 46
  • Psalm 107: 24-43
  • Hebrews 10


Let’s be encouraged and work hard for the Lord!

Anna Lee




Friday Additions

Please pray for Bro. Darrell’s dad.  He had a spell that suggested a possible heart attack.  Mr. Miller is considering whether or not to have an angiogram.  Pray for the right decision for him.



Buddy Morris is doing well.  Next week, he will have chemo Wed. – Friday.  Keep praying for him.



Glenda Harrell is doing well and looking forward to getting back in her own “wheels”.  Please continue to pray for her.



Nick Lascaro of Amite passed out yesterday.  Today, he’s having open heart surgery at St. Tammany.  Pray all goes well for him.



David’s weekly report.  He’s not feeling well, but continues to look forward to tests that may identify his problem.  Please keep praying.


“So get rid of your old self, which made you live as you used to — the old self that was being destroyed by its deceitful desires.

Your hearts and minds must be made completely new, and you must put on the new self, which is created in God’s likeness and reveals itself in the true life that is upright and holy.”

~Ephesians 4:22-24 GNT~



Please continue to pray for Mrs. Bessie Hayden.  She desires to be back in God’s house, but she is not able at this time.



“Brooklyn who is 5 years is sick and going through numerous tests. Her Granddaddy, James Walker, asks that we remember her in our prayers. This family resides in Brookhaven. Thank you.”



Mike Moore got much better news than a few days ago.

Just got the call! Thank you for all your prayers. The doctor said that they do not think it’s cancer and the spot is so insignificant but wants him to come back in 3 months and do another pet scan just to compare. This is a huge relief to us. Thank you again for all the support for our family. We are blessed!



Miranda Erwins share this update on Bryan Tate.

Latest update: Bryan started his 2nd day of treatment at 6:00 pm today. His nurse said he is only her 2nd patient to not have a reaction to the first days Chemo!

Doing good. Loves to read all the comments, thanks everyone for the prayers & support.

A word about his EXCEPTIONALLY SPECIAL & his #1 nurse, Jayme Durbin. She is tops! She’s the reason he is still at MDA. Sunday he decided to come home & not do the treatments. She talked to him a long time and he’s still here. He requested that she be his nurse when she’s on duty. They made it happen and I think we have a new family member! I’ve always wanted a sister! We all love her & are so thankful for her. God works in mysterious ways.



Robbie Lynn Callihan Kirby fell twice in the shower.  Thank God she is okay.  Pray for no more falls.



Linda Callihan should have completed another week of radiation.  Pray for her.  She is scheduled to being another week of treatment Monday.



David completed another week of tests and consultations.  He’s scheduled for a scan Tuesday.  Please keep praying for him.




Read the Bible 

  • Isaiah 38
  • Psalm 105:23-45
  • Hebrews 2



I know many of you are looking forward to a long and eventful weekend.  Stay safe.  See you in church tomorrow.

Anna Lee