I tried to publish this earlier this afternoon, but the weather wouldn’t cooperate.  I trust it will go out now.

 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision:

“Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.

For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”

Acts 18:9-10

A mission team from our association is in Haiti.  Here are the latest updates.  Please pray.

July 5th – Our journey begins. 35 members of BASELA and BAGBR and a couple of others headed to Haiti. Will be leading 2 Pastors Conferences, VBS, and some construction. Thanks for your prayers. -Bro. Stan

July 7th – I wanted to give an update on our mission trip to Haiti. There has been an unexpected civil unrest because of gas price increases of about 40 percent overnight. Our team is safe. We are unable to leave the mission compound today. Yesterday our VBS team led 20 children to the Lord. So God is blessing. We held a pastors conference yesterday with over 100 pastors attending. Our construction team made contributions at a local church. To God be the glory. We are safe but ask you for prayers- their is a hurricane threat as well. -Bro. Stan



Read the Bible

  • Ezra 9-10
  • Ps. 83
  • 2 Cor. 9



David and I just returned from a short trip to see our granddaughter who has been working for a MS doctor, who was one of my former students.  I’m proud of that former student and of my granddaughter.


Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


“Each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one other.”

~Romans 14:12-13NIV~



Read the Bible

  • Reflect on God as Everlasting.
  • Catch up on any readings you missed this week.



Today, I thank God for a safe trip to Ridgecrest in N.C. and back.  We were able to see the closing ceremonies at Camp Crestridge for Girls and Camp Ridgecrest for Boys.  I’m thankful David and I were able to climb all the mountains, even if it was slower than our other family members.  Yesterday, we made a  lunch stop on the way home and saw another granddaughter and her hosts in Laurel, MS where she has worked this summer.  Four of the five days were spent riding most of the day.  Today will be a day of rest and washing.

I thank God for this great inspirational location He is using in N.C. to train many young men and women in Biblical knowledge and growing in the Lord.  May it continue to be a great ministry place.  It was evident God’s love was bubbling in many young lives.  I was so blessed to be there for the first time since the years we sent our son there to work as a teen.  This year his two teens were campers.  They continue to return each summer.



Operation Christmas Child – The suggested July purchases are clothing items like  shoes, socks, shirts, etc.



I’ll be doing some catch-up on local needs today.  If you have a request for prayer, please send me a message.

Anna Lee












Show proper respect to everyone.”

~1 Peter 2:17 NIV~



Please continue to pray for those of our prayer lists.  If you believe in prayer, and I believe you do, pray daily.


I’ll share the latest update on Buddy Morris.  The family was very happy with the doctor they saw in Covington at the St. Tammany Cancer Center..  After some more testing, doctors will be working together to  plan a chemo treatment for him.  Join the family in thanking God for guidance in finding these doctors.  Pray for the family.



Read the Bible

  • 2 Chron. 19-21
  • Ps. 80
  • 2 Cor. 3



Seeing hundreds of young, and very young, Christian young men and women makes me see a renewed hope for the world.  May the positive influences overcome the negative influences!  May we as adults also impact the world in a positive Christian way each day!



Have a wonderful Saturday as you plan ahead for the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

~Isaiah 46:9~



Mr. Buddy Morris is in North Oaks for a procedure this morning.  Please pray for both Buddy and Eleanor.



David saw his retina specialist.  He has done extensive work on David’s eyes a number of times.  He always uses the M-word to describe David’s eye progress.  That word is MIRACLE!



Connor Corkern

How about this smile, huh? I’m doing so good here on my 24th day of being at Children’s. We are hoping I’ll be home by this weekend, praise God! {Say a few prayers for this, please!}




Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 4-6
  • Job 15
  • I Cor. 4



We missed Bible study last week due to VBS, but will resume our study of Romans Friday at 10 A.M.



For those who are interested in the Southern Baptist Convention and other timely news, please read Baptist Press.



I’m thankful for the t-shirts that are being made available to us.  I’ve starting working on them.  My progress seems slow, but with lots of help Saturday for the Missions Projects Day we should be able to add to lots of OCC shoeboxes.  Please bring some scissors, fabric scissors for t-shirts, to work Saturday.  See you about 9 A.M.

Anna Lee







 A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

— Proverbs 31:10, 27-28 (NIV)

Happy Mother’s Day weekend!



Our Mallory, the first grandchild, made it to Kentwood last night.  God has blessed us greatly by giving her to us off and on for the summer.



Arlene Rae Travis

May 09, 2018 – May 09, 2018
Arlene Rae Travis was born into the arms of Angels on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. She is survived by her parents, Mitchell and Amber Travis; sister, Adelyne Georgia Travis; brother, Matthew Vernon Travis; grandparents, Kenneth and Imelda Travis, all of Greensburg, and George and Jan Burch, Mt. Hermon; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death and welcomed into Heaven by her angel baby sibling. Graveside Services will be held at Greensburg Cemetery at 4:30 PM Saturday, May 12, 2018. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.




Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 15-16
  • Psm. 61
  • Acts 21



Have a wonderful Saturday!

Anna Lee






Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

~Proverbs 13:12~



Read the Bible

  • I Sam. 22-24
  • Ps. 52
  • Acts 11



Please continue to pray for Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher who is at Hood Memorial Hospital.



I told you how wonderful the ladies’ meeting at Amite was going to be.   I’m sorry if you missed the meeting, because it was even better than our expectations.  I hope you have the opportunity to talk with someone who was there.



Today begins a new month.  Operation Christmas Child suggests you purchase hygiene items such as bars of soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, body scrubbers, STICK deodorants, and combs during the month of May.  You can add these items to your shoeboxes or bring multiple of some of these items for us to send as fillers which can be added to boxes that are not completely full when our boxes get to Dallas.



Pray for the children and adults who will be attending M-JAM at the end of this week.




Friday’s Bible Study – Romans 7



Vacation Bible School – First full week of June at FBC, Kentwood



Pray for the high school and college graduates who will be honored at church Sunday.  Pray that decisions about continuing education, military, and careers will be carefully made.



Let me update you on David.  He is feeling much better, eating like a horse, and has gained back six pounds so far.  Thank you for praying for him and asking about him.  He is regaining his strength and hopefully will be back to his usual size and activity level in a few more months.

Anna Lee








I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
~Ecclesiastes 3:14~




Please continue to pray for Mr. Elwood Courtney, 99, of Holden.




Josiah Huckaby

Update: Josiah has continued to become more stable over the last 3 weeks and Urology has decided they want to move forward with his kidney surgery. It is scheduled for Monday, April 30th. We don’t have a specific time yet. This will be the last know surgery and it will be the longest one so far…taking about 3 hours. This is a huge praise because when we talked about this in December, the doctor was very hesitant about doing the surgery and she felt it was best to wait until we just couldn’t wait any longer. Now they are eager to get it done so that he won’t have to come back for surgery once he comes home. The nurse practioner seemed pleasantly surprised on Saturday when she was talking to us about his current vent settings. He is currently on an older model home vent which is bulky and makes mobility for him a little more difficult so our goal is to try to swap him to the newer home vent after surgery. They were hesitant about the idea a few weeks ago but now they are confindent with the future change. Josiah has been to playgroup twice now and hopefully we will get to go outside tomorrow for the first time ever (weather permitting). He loves his custom stroller and enjoys just sitting in it. He continues to make more talking noises over his trach. He has 6 teeth that I can see…his tongue stays in the way so he could have more.  He has finally started trying to roll to the left…he has always favored rolling to the right. And of course he’s always silly, smiling, and laughing! To God be the glory!!!



Pray for Joanne Seymour, formerly of Amite and one of my former students, as she undergoes surgery in New York today.



Eyvonne Ricks
August 20, 1935 – April 23, 2018

Eyvonne Ricks, a resident of Denham Springs, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She was born August 20, 1935 in Kentwood and was 82 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood and IRA #84 Order of Eastern Star. She loved spending time with family and friends, scrap booking and putting puzzles together. She is survived by her 2 sons, Layton Ricks, Jr. and wife, Susan, Denham Springs, Ronnie Ricks and wife, Susan, Canton, MS; daughter, Judy Ricks Garcia and husband, Larry, Denham Springs; 11 grandchildren, Angela, April, Layci, Nancy and Brett, Rondi, Rob, Joel and Kristin, Heather, and Lucretia; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by the love of her live of 59 ½ years , Luther L. Ricks, Sr.; parents, George and Ada Lou Tidwell; sisters, Lillie Mae Easley and Norma D. Christopher; granddaughter, Jessica N. Garcia and grandson, Larry Garcia, II. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 PM until 8 PM, Wednesday and from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM Thursday, April 26, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Leo Miller. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Brett Miller, Brien LeBlanc, RP Scritchfield, Gary White, Michael Temple, and Mason White. Honorary Pallbearer will be Rob Ricks. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Parkway  NE South Tower, Ste 400, Atlanta, GA 30328. For an online guestbook, visit



Camp Living Waters article –




Read the Bible

I Sam. 7-9
Eccl. 9:11-18
Acts 4

Copies of the Bible reading plan for May-December are available at FBC, Kentwood.




This afternoon and evening, please be praying as a film team videos at FBC, Kentwood today for a future promotional video about missions.  The plans are to make this one segment of the Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer for Louisiana missions.

Anna Lee