Wednesday

The LORD gives strength to his people;

the LORD blesses his people with peace.

 

 

 

Update on Smiley Conerly: Port this week and treatment begins next week.

 

 

 

My classmate, Georgia, is with her husband, Joe, at the hospital in Hammond.  He is having seizures and kidney issues.  Please say a prayer for Joe and Georgia.

 

 

 

David’s brother-in-law, Bonnie’s husband, Harold Newman, passed away in Bay Saint Louis.  The services for him will be February 1 at McKneely’s in Hammond.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 22

  • 2 Genesis 44:1-45:28
  • Matthew 14:13-36
  • Psalm 18:37-50
  • Proverbs 4:11-13

 

 

Julie and I have made over 400 washcloths for OCC.  I also have fifty more marble bags to add to our stash.  David and I will continue to work in the OCC room, but not on a regular schedule.  Call to check on when you might want to work with us or just catch us working at the church.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

You are my refuge and my shield;

I have put my hope in your word.

~Psalm 119:114~

 

 

 

Mr. Sherrill Caraway was able to return to his home yesterday after spending an uncertain week in the hospital in Baton Rouge.  Pray he will feel good and improve at home.

 

 

 

Christian Ratlliff’s ear surgery went well.  Once he is healed from surgery, his new devices will be turned on.  Pray all go as smoothly as planned.

 

 

 

Julie Smith Eudy, my sister, will be having surgery at Ochsner Hospital on Jefferson Monday.  Please begin to cover her with your prayers.  Please pray for the surgery and the recovery period.

 

 

 

Julie and I have completed the process of cutting, surging, folding, and grouping more than enough colorful washcloths for the shoeboxes we will pack in October.  They are beautiful!  I am anxious for the children to have them to enjoy for many years.  Our present projects include stuffing two-pocket folders for the boys and girls in the two older age groups.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 21

  • Genesis 42:18-43:34
  • Matthew 13:47-14:12
  • Psalm 18:16-36
  • Proverbs 4:7-10

 

 

The January Bible Study of Jeremiah is going well at New Zion Baptist Church.  There are two more nights.  It’s not too late to join the group.  They start at 6:30 P.M. with Bro. Darryl Miller teaching the group.

 

 

 

The Kentwood youth are planning for the annual Valentine Banquet which will be Saturday, February 8.  A steak supper will be served that night.  You can purchase your $20 tickets at the church office or from a youth.  Proceeds from the banquet will help with the cost of youth camp this summer.

 

 

 

We all know about being selfish.  Let’s practice being selfless today in our prayers and actions.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Update

Preston Day got to come home after being checked out at the hospital.  He will feel better in a few days.  Please pray for him as he recovers.

 

 

 

David’s brother got to go home from the hospital today.  Thank-you for your continued prayers for him.

Saturday

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

~Isaiah 26:3~

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway of Greensburg is still in the hospital in Baton Rouge.  The newest concern is his kidneys.  Pray for Sherrill to get well and to be able to return home.

 

 

 

Preston Day of the Pine Ridge community had a horse accident this morning and is now in the ER.  Pray for Preston, please,

 

 

 

Mrs. Nina Pye, formerly of Roseland, passed away yesterday.  Pray for her family.

 

 

 

David and I have family members driving and other family members flying to the East Coast today.  Pray for them as they adjust to a new assignment, new school, another home, etc.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 18

  • Genesis 37:1-38:30
  • Matthew 12:22-45
  • Psalm 16:1-11
  • Proverbs 3:27-32

 

 

 

Associational WMU meeting Monday at East Fork at 10!

 

 

 

Yesterday the family and friends group worked to open packaging, sew, etc.  Even though our day was cut short, we now have 160 more washcloths for our shoeboxes and many more cut and ready for surging.  We have pencils, stickers, etc. out of packaging and ready for packing in the coming months.  We generated eight small bags of trash, so you can see we were busy.

Who is going to get a friend or two to help with the next workday for OCC at FBC,K?  I’ll be waiting to hear from someone….

We are using used medicine bottles for some kits for OCC.  We would appreciate you saving, washing, and removing labels to help us out.  You can bring these to church for me.

If you have items that you purchased for OCC, you may leave them in the classroom next to the choir room, in one of the totes with a big red bow, or in the church office.  You can also hand them to Beth Lee, Wanda Smith, or me when you see us at church.  Thanks for all your support.

 

 

What opportunity will you use today to say or do something to share Jesus with others?

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

“Let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.” 

~Galatians 6:9 TLB~

 

 

 

I was asked to add Betty Braden to our prayer list.  She had an aneurysm repaired at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Buddy Morris‘ cardiologist approved him for surgery next Wednesday.  The doctor will be working on the artery that has some blockage.  Begin to pray now for surgery on the 22nd.

 

 

 

Dr. Anjanetta Varnado did well with her surgery yesterday.  The surgeon thinks all the cancer was removed, but pathology reports will give more information.  Pray for a full recover for her.

 

 

 

Scott Tolleson is home from the hospital, but is dealing with a lot of pain.  Medication is helping him to rest some.  Please pray for Scott and Brenda.

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby has had some sick days, but hopefully is better.  This is one of the reports shared yesterday.

PRAYER…there’s power in it! The power of the Almighty God. The God who spoke all things into existence, except for us. The God who chose to form us with his own hands. The God who is sovereign & His answers to our prayers are good…even if we don’t think so.

As parents of a medically fragile child, we can testify to this. We can give you numerous examples of the power of prayer & the sovereignty of God. Last night was no exception…

Josiah has been having a lot of congestion since Friday but was otherwise fine. Monday night before bed he seemed to be feeling better but around midnight he started getting worse. So I sent a message to our pediatrician yesterday morning & he got us in yesterday afternoon. Josiah fought a low grade fever all day even after getting Tylenol scheduled. His oxygen requirements gradually crept up throughout the day & he looked so pitiful especially when he’d start a coughing fit. He tested negative for flu/RSV so we had a culture sent off from his trach but won’t have results until the end of the week. So we started an antibiotic & cough syrup. Last night we asked our church to pray for a restful night of sleep & quick improvement. God answered both of those requests! Josiah slept 14.5 hours last night & we have been able to wean his oxygen some this morning! He’s even up playing & smiling…and flirting (👇🏻 that is his flirty smile this morning)! We are praying this antibiotic will take care of whatever the issue is & that he continues to improve & that we can manage this at home instead of going to the hospital. To God be the glory!!!                                                                                                                  Job Huckaby

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway of Greensburg is hospitalized in Baton Rouge.  In the past few days, Sherrill has had a heart cath., surgery, and possible a heart attack.  Please pray for him and his sweet family.  If you have ever attended a Two Rivers Senior Adult Revival, you have seen his wife, Margaret, who is is charge and has been for a number of years.

Update on Sherrill. Skip has been doing a good job posting. Sherrill had a 80% blockage and they were able to put a stint in. Right now he seems to be doing good. We would like to thank everyone for your prayers. God has led all the way through this.

Update on Sherrill. Doctor just came in. Going to keep him in hospital another day. He said looks like he had a light heart attack. He had a good night. So if today and tonight go ok we will go home tomorrow. Once again thank you to everyone who has been praying. Would still appreciate them.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020, January 16

  • Genesis 32:13-34:31
  • Matthew 11:7-30
  • Psalm 14:1-7
  • Proverbs 3:19-20

 

 

God loves prayer warriors!  One reason is because they are selfless!

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 

~2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV~

 

 

 

George Pike is having gamma knife surgery today.  Please remember him in your prayers.

 

 

 

Today, I would like to add two family members.

  • David’s brother-in-law, Harold Newman, is very sick.  Harold and Bonnie live in Bay St. Louis.
  • My first cousin, Scott Tolleson, is having surgery in Shreveport this morning. Scott is 63 and suffers from Huntington Disease.l

 

 

I haven’t mentioned the items I collect for a jail ministry.  Yesterday, someone asked if I was collecting 2020 calendars.  Yes, I would love to have them if you have some extra ones or find them at a good price.   Thanks for helping those in jail.

 

 

 

WMU Memorial Service & 
Quarterly Meeting, Monday,
January 20, 2020 @ 10:00
@ East Fork Baptist Church
If a WMU member in your church has passed on, please contact me by text or call me at 225-485-4648.
Come join us in honoring deceased members, bring a dish and bring a friend. Thank you!                                                                                                      Linda Graves of EFBC
Read the Bible in 2020 – January 14

 

  •  Genesis 30:1-31:16
  • Matthew 10:1-23
  • Psalm 12:1-8
  • Proverbs 3:13-15

 

 

 

God loves for us to be concerned about other people and to act with compassion.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord’s Day!

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

~Psalm 40:3~

 

 

Donna Fay Miller is home from the hospital . Please continue to pray for her as she progresses through her recovery. Thank you

Firma Kay

 

 

 

Pray for my cousin Scott, who lives in Shreveport.  He has Huntington’s disease.  The past few days he has been hospitalized and has developed an infection.  Pray it can quickly be cleared up.  I usually call him my Texas cousin, but the family has moved east a little bit.  Pray for Scott’s wife, Brenda, as she carries a big load for Scott and others in the family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020: Day 12

  • Genesis 26:17-27:46
  • Matthew 9:1-17
  • Psalm 10:16-18
  • Proverbs 3:9-10

 

 

Join me in thanking God for protection for our area during the storm.

 

 

 

Pray for our country as we face another difficult week.  Ask God to guide the politicians and other people in a way that they can work together again.

Anna Lee