Saturday, Second Addition

Mrs. Ruby Dillon developed A-fib about 9:00 this morning and has been moved back to the hospital, room 4113.  The doctor is thinking she will be there one or two nights while they adjust her medicine.

David and I visited his brother, Jimmy, this morning.  He looked good and said he felt good, but the doctors are sure he has a rapid growing cancer somewhere.  They will do more blood work Monday.  Jimmy will see the doctor Thursday.  Pray they can determine the location of the cancer, probably in the liver somewhere.


 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,

and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

~Hosea 6:6~


David’s brother, Jimmy Alford, will begin his treatment tomorrow.  Join us in praying, please.


Pray for the people in the path of “Nate”.  Other than the storm surge in MS and AL, the damage seems to be minimal.

If you can and have had the necessary training, plan to be involved with the Disaster Relief work in MS and AL.


Read the Bible – Acts 7-8 & Psalm 122


“God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand”


This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

~Psalm 118:24~

Anna Lee










 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

~Proverbs 17:17~



Thank you for praying for Barbara Battles.  She is now home from the hospital.

Shelbi Travis is home with home health care for three weeks.  She is much better since the blood transfusion.  Thank-you for praying for her.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has been moved to room 4403 at North Oaks.  It is best to enter the hospital at the north entrance.  Please continue to pray for her.


LC Graham

October 01, 1928 – September 29, 2017


A resident of Kentwood passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his home. He was born October 1, 1928 in Amite and was 88 years of age. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Pauline Baham (Ferdie), Wilmer, and Roxie Baham (Jessie), Kentwood; 4 sons, Jimmy Graham (Sherry), David Graham (Marsha), Billy Graham, and Jerry Graham, all of Wilmer; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and his brothers, RC Graham (Louella), Wilmer, Jessie Graham, Orange, TX, Marshall Graham, Kentwood, Tommy Graham, Franklinton, and Nick Graham, Orange, TX. Preceded in death by his wife, Faye Elizabeth Winborn Graham; parents, William Nick and Mamie Gill Graham; grandson, Stacy Graham; brothers, AC, Dale and Doug Graham; sister, Judy Graham Young, and brothers in law, James, Troy and Sammy Winborn.  Visitation at Wilmer Baptist Church from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon on Monday, October 2, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit
Norman “Lee” Leroy Merritt

August 11, 1958 – October 01, 2017

Norman Leroy “Lee” Merritt passed away on October 1, 2017 at the age of 59. Survived by his loving companion, Carolyn Stewart; son, Scott Merritt (Amanda); daughter, Linda Ballard (Matthew); stepson, Charles Stewart (Heather); mother, Janie Holden Hughes; and grandchildren, Thomas, Brandon, Scotlynn, Alli, Aribella, Matthew, Jr., Mason, Marissa, Michael, Colby, Bree-Anna and Jazmyne. He is also survived by Bonnie Merritt; brother, Robert Merritt (Karen); sister, Jan Howell (PeeWee); and nieces and nephews, Shelly, Rachel, Bubba and Hannah. Graveside Services will be held at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite at 11 AM Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Arrangements by McKneely Funeral Home, Amite.


Audrey Husser Constanza

May 09, 1930 – October 02, 2017

A resident of Husser, she passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born May 9, 1930 in New Orleans and was 87 years of age. She is survived by her children, Julia H. Grace and husband, Dewayne, Clara M. Crowe, Alton L. Husser, Dale L. Husser, Sr. and wife, Sherrijean, Janet M. McDonald, and Sammy Husser and wife, Donna; brother, Alfred Pete Monier; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by first husband, Simon J. Husser, Jr.; 2 sons, Delbert N. Husser and Infant Simon J. Husser, III; second husband, Paul Costanza; son-in-law, Terry Crowe; and 8 brothers and sisters. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Ron Ball. Interment St. Dominic Cemetery, Husser. For an online guestbook, visit


Tomorrow is “Bring your Bible to School Day”.


Read the Bible – Luke 23-24 & Psalm 119:129-152

Baptist Press


The children at FBC, Kentwood will have missions and crafts tonight at 6 P.M.


The Senior Adult Revival service for today will be at FBC, Amite at 10 A.M.



The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

~James 5:16b, NKJV~

Remaining Faithful

School has been underway for at least a month, just long enough for students to get settled in to new routines, teachers, and classmates. Many missionary kids (MKs) are homeschooled, some attend local national schools, and others go to boarding school. College-aged MKs are usually thousands of miles and oceans away from their families. Please pray for MKs as they face unique challenges like extraordinarily slow internet, homesickness, or adjustments living in a different culture than the one where they grew up. Pray that they will remain faithful to God as they grow in knowledge of Him.

(This came to my computer this morning.  Since I have four MKs, one a college freshmen and three in an international school at home (Europe), I felt it might encourage others to pray for children who live in cultures and environments different to what children around here do.


Operation Christmas Child – If you are interested in making some purchases this week, please check out the blue page on the black clipboard on the table under the stairs to the balcony.  Sign the page for items will will purchase.  Thanks!  

One month from today, we will have our Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” packing party.  Please plan to be there to share in this awesome experience.

Anna Lee











“Abraham, when hope was dead within him,

went on hoping in faith . . .

He relied on the word of God.” 

~Romans 4:18 Phillips~


Please continue to pray for Donna Fay Miller as she waits for the 12th when she will have a heart ablation.

Miss Fay Shoemaker was able to be in church last night.  She looked great!  Her good news is that she does not need a pacemaker. Thank God for Miss Fay’s improvement.

Diane Cox was our neighbor east of Arcola about 35 years ago.  Yesterday, her two day old granddaughter, Olivia, passed away.  Please pray for Diane and the young parents, Brandon and Sarah.

Reggie Felker, who grew up in the New Zion area, was killed in a four-car accident in Clinton Saturday.  Please be in prayer for the family.



Many of you have probably heard, but just in case you don’t know.  FBC, Kentwood has vastly improved their website.  I hope you will check it frequently for more information.



Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes” – We are working hard to sort and count the items you have been bringing in for the 350 shoeboxes we will pack the first Saturday of November.  I will soon have a list of items we are short of.  October will be a month to focus of filling in some spots.  Thanks so much to all who have contributed in any way.


Georgia Barnett is the name of our special offering for Louisiana missions.  Each church sets their own goal.  Later, the money will be combined with that from the other Louisiana churches.  We can make a big impact by pooling our resources and working together.


Ladies with September birthdays will be honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00.  All ladies are invited to join us for lunch and birthday cake.  The ladies with September birthdays are:

Yvonne Birch

Ann Smith

Laura Joiner

Jan Yarborough

Mary Miller

Glenda Schilling

Betty Simpson


Read the Bible today – Luke 4-5 & Psalm 114

Baptist Press


“Sweet Hour of Prayer” – I remember a time when I was a child and would visit my uncle’s church where he was the music minister.  The youth filled the choir loft every Sunday evening.  As soon as they got into their places, they sang this song.  That memory makes this great hymn even more special to me.


While searching for a “Sweet Hour of Prayer” youtube, I ran across another one I want to share.  It is special to me because I loved it as a child and have taught many children this song.  In fact, last night during Bible Drill class with the children, I called out this Scripture for us to all locate and read together.  After that, we sang the song.  What fun it is!  What a powerful message it conveys.  I always add an extra verse about “Shine all over Kentwood”.  I hope you will take the time to sing this simple little song with such a tremendously large message and challenge for each of us.  Listen first.

Anna Lee






“Do you remember how the Lord led you through the wilderness for all those forty years,

humbling you and testing you to find out how you would respond,

and whether or not you would really obey him?”

~Deuteronomy 8:2 TLB~



Please pray for Darryl Ray Carruth of Greensburg who is having an eye transplant Wednesday..

Please pray for Mr. Charles Miller, father of Bro. Darryl, who had three stents placed in his heart at Covington yesterday.

David had carpal tunnel surgery yesterday at Ochsner in Kenner.



The Two Rivers Associational Harvest Revival will be tonight at Hillsdale Baptist Church at 6:30.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.



The revival at Kentwood will begin in the morning.  You are also invited to attend the services of the revival which will extend through Wednesday.



Bible reading plan – John 5-6 & Psalm 105



Thank you for praying for these and other people who have been listed recently and for the revival services at Hillsdale and Kentwood.

Anna Lee





 “I give you a new command.

Love one another.

You must love one another,

just as I have loved you.

~John 13:34 (NIRV)~


Pray for the people of Florida as they prepare for Hurricane Ione, the people of Texas and SW Louisiana as they slowly recover from Hurricane Harvey, and the many people in the western USA who have fires burning in their area.

Do you remember the Baton Rouge fireman who was electrocuted a couple weeks ago? He has had his third surgery at Baton Rouge General.  Pray for  Michael Doughty and his family.

Mr. I. W. Simmons had a reoccurrence of cancer.  Please add him to your prayer list.

Bro. Darryl Miller’s dad will be having a stent put in his heart Friday of next week. Please add him to your prayer list too.

Please continue to pray for Summer Clemons Blades on St. Kitts island.  It is not know yet when she will be able to return home.  Pray for her and Megan as they wait for the airport to be repaired and/or a possible Hurricane Jose to travel their way.

Pray for Diane Simmons as she has a procedure.

Bettye Fussell had a good day yesterday.  Pray for her, her medical staff, and for her family.

Phillip Strickland got a good  report.  Pray for him and his family as he continues his treatment.

Michelle LaBarbera Murphy of Amite as she begins the next phase of her treatment.

Pray for our political leaders on all levels.



Read the Bible – Mark 5-6, Psalm 97, & video “Kingdom” found at

Friday Morning Bible Study – Fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood – Ezekiel 22

Baptist Press


Two Rivers Associational WMU Meeting – Monday at 10 at FBC, Amite; Rev. Don Meadows will share with us.


Last night, I noticed donations for Disaster Relief and for La. Baptist Children’s Home at the office entrance to FBC.  The deadlines for both of these will be soon, so please add your donations soon.


“Near to the Heart of God” – I remember my maternal grandmother telling me this was her favorite hymn.  That’s one of the reasons it is special to me too.


Prayer is never old-fashioned or out-of-date!  I love working with the children at church as they learn to pray!

Anna Lee










May God be praised!

He has not turned away my prayer

or turned His faithful love from me.

~Psalm 66:20 HCSB~



Yesterday morning, I mentioned the LA Baptist Disaster Relief. Yesterday evening on television, I got to see the organization and some personal friends as they prepared for ministry in Texas.  You can go to


for more information, ways to help, reports of previous opportunities, etc.

Samaritan’s Purse –


“Crying on the Inside” by Jim Faughn



Read the Bible – Matthew 13-14, Psalm 87, & video on Matthew 14-28 found on


Baptist Press –



“When We All Get to Heaven” 


Will you be the person to recognize when someone is crying on the inside and then do something to help?

Anna Lee