Wednesday

“Protect me, God, because I trust in you.

I said to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord. Every good thing I have comes from you.’” 

~Psalm 16:1-2 NCV~

 

 

 

Some prayer requests for today:

  • Fay Chadwick Todd is having a biopsy.
  • Jewel Y. Cutrer is in OLOL.
  • Heath Rohner is having cardiac issues.

 

 

Please continue to pray for:

  • Sylvester Humphrey of Amite
  • Phillip Strickland’s family
  • Eric Lee’s family

 

 

Things to be thankful for:

  • God’s love
  • Salvation
  • Medical personnel
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Prayers
  • Warm place to spend these cold nights
  • Spring flowers

 

 

Pray for the Baptist Disaster Relief Teams working in Alabama.  Pray for the families who experienced the loss of a family member and for those who will have many months of time recovering from the physical damage of the recent tornadoes.

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Deuteronomy 15: 7-11

 

 

 

Georgia Barneette Offering for North American Missions – Day 4 

IT TAKES TIME

CHINESE CHURCH PLANTER

WESTERN, U.S.

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/chinesechurches/

 

 

 

In the busy life we all lead, take time to thank God for some of your many blessings from God.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters.”

~Psalm 23:2 NIV~

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Colossians 3: 22-24

 

 

 

We all have several friends in some of the are nursing homes.  Today, let’s pray for three friends in the St. Helena Nursing Home – Debbie Rimes Miller, Catherine Yarborough, and Judy Pervis.  The families of these ladies will be most appreciative.

 

 

 

Diane Strickland is continuing to recover.  Keep her in your prayers.  Pray for her family too.

 

 

I’ve been sharing a special request.  Today, I request special pray for this person and the family.

 

 

 

John “Jack” Ernest Capdau

June 14, 1928 – March 03, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away at Tulane Medical Center on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was born June 14, 1928 in New Orleans and was 90 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Sharon McDaniel Capdau; five children, two step-children, seventeen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held at Pine Grove United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00AM conducted by Pastor Rev. Betty McCarver. A meal and fellowship at the church will follow services.

 

 

James W. (Jimmy) McGraw

June 05, 1948 – February 27, 2019

James W. (Jimmy) McGraw of Amite, Louisiana, and beloved husband of Carolyn Moore McGraw for 49 years, died peacefully at home on February 27, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jimmy was born June 5, 1948, to Margaret and Robert West McGraw. He grew up in Woodville, Mississippi, and graduated in 1966 from Woodville Attendance Center where he excelled in academics and athletics. Jimmy received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University in accounting and data processing. He was a self-employed Certified Public Accountant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Amite. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Rogers, Roy, and Robert McGraw. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and two sons, David Brian McGraw (Susan Esteven) and Michael Scott McGraw. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Tristen Brian McGraw, Keaten David McGraw, Presley Susan McGraw and Michael West McGraw and numerous nieces and nephews. Also his little dog, Sweetie Pie, who stayed by his side during his illness. One of Jimmy’s greatest passions was his love of family. He enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and introduced zip-lining, snorkeling, indoor skydiving and deep sea fishing to them at an early age. Jimmy was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Mississippi State Bulldogs, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres play ball. Jimmy also enjoyed all holidays as was evident in his vast collection of decorations and yard art. He loved animals, and, of course, loved Miss. State bulldogs. The family would like to thank all of Jimmy’s health care providers, Dr. Saux, all the personnel, especially Lisa King and Kathy Mason at St. Joseph’s Hospice and Dr. Zachary Pray for the excellent care he received during his illness. We would especially like to thank Jimmy’s dearest childhood friend, Lewis Prine, for the numerous hospital visits and trips he made with Jimmy to M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 14 with visitation from 9 to 11 and service at 11:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Amite, Louisiana. A celebration of Jimmy’s life will follow the memorial service at Claire’s on Mulberry. The family request that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Joseph Hospice and the youth fund at the First United Methodist Church in Amite.

 

 

Charlotte Durbin Webb

February 06, 1943 – February 26, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Kentwood. She was born February 6, 1943 in Ft. Sill, OK and was 76 years of age. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Aimee Garner and husband, Richard, of Kentwood, LA; 3 stepdaughters, Geralyn McGuire and husband, Kevin, of San Diego, CA, Dawn Abernathy and husband, James, of Amite, LA and Lori Webb of Amite, LA; grandchildren, Hailey Rainey, Shane Abernathy, Meghan McGuire, Alayna Garner, Alyce Garner, Avery Garner, and Dillon Jeansonne; 1 sister, Kay Gay and husband, Donald, of Amite, LA; 2 brothers, John Currier of Luling, LA and Ronald Currier of Baton Rouge, LA. Preceded in death by husband, Wayne Webb; 2 sons, Derek Jeansonne and Michael Jeansonne; 1 brother, Anthony Currier, Jr.; mother, Hilda Currier; step dad, Anthony Currier, Sr.; father, Carl Durbin. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

 

Day Three of Week of Prayer Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions

MUCHE & DIAMONE UKEGBU: BEAUTY IN SUFFERING

Video – https://www.anniearmstrong.com/ukegbu/

 

 

 

I believe in prayer and trust you do too.  If you do, please pray for these prayer concerns.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.

Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

~Philippians 2:3~

 

 

Allen Stewart had skin grafts from burn injuries and was released from the hospital yesterday.  Pray for him as he heals.   We all know burns are painful.

 

 

Update on Mike Yarborough:

Prayers are Powerful! ! ! The cauterizing of the ulcer seems to be holding. Mike’s blood count is up and he’s been moved out of ICU. Hoping for a discharge today or tomorrow. I’ll be flying up there Monday morning for a week hoping to keep him from over doing it when he does get home. Thanking all of you for your prayers and concerns. I’m forever grateful. Also say a prayer for me as I’m be on that plane.

                                                                                                                                          Jan

 

Update on John Forshag – Thank you for praying…. doing a bit better… on cortisone to reduce swelling.

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – 2 Corinthians 9: 7-9

 

 

 

The Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions begins today.  The theme is “Sending Hope”.

JORGE & REBECA SANTIAGO

COMERIO, PUERTO RICO

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/santiago/

 

 

 

If you are able, gather with others in God’s house today.  If you cannot do that, listen and watch as God’s Work is shared on television.  There are several reputable pastors to choose from.  On a local level, Kentwood, First Baptist Church’s service is broadcast live at 10:30 on their Facebook page.  You are invited to join them or other local churches this morning.  I’m so thankful we can be a part of our church during this time of David’s illness.  Of course, being in your church is always best.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.

~Matthew 21:21~

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible 

  • During March, we will focus on serving others.
  • March 1st – I John 3: 16-18

 

 

There continue to be many families and individuals to pray for.  One way you can minister to them is to share a mutual story, memory, or photo.  Serving others helps you take the focus off yourself!

As a child, I remember a Sunday School class at Roseland Baptist Church named “JOY”.  A sign on the door said

     J – Jesus first

    O – Others second

    Y – Yourself last.

I do not remember who the members of the class were, but I often think that real joy does come from placing Jesus and others before myself.

 

 

 

Pray for Bryan and Rita Tate as they spend most of this month in Texas for his treatment at MD Anderson.

 

 

 

Sometimes you get off to a slow start, but work hard to catch up.  That seems to be true for Operation Christmas Child.  They suggest you purchase, make, and gather quality crafts for the shoeboxes that will be packed in the fall.  Feel free to bring your items to the Sunday School classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks so much.

 

 

 

Monday, Judy Noonan of FBC, Greensburg will lead the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting in a brief study of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.  The meeting will begin at 10 and conclude with a covered dish lunch.

 

 

 

Audrey Wagner Harrell

February 11, 1032 – February 27, 2019

A resident of Greensburg, LA , passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her home. She was born February 11,1932 in Ponchatoula, LA and was 87 years of age. She was a member of the Greensburg Chapter of Eastern Star and Louisiana Teachers Association and a member of Red Bluff Baptist Church. She is survived by 1 daughter, Belinda Moreland; 3 sons, Clyde Harrell, Jr. and wife Marlene, Brent Harrell, and Lake Harrell; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde Harrell, Sr.; 1 daughter, Melanie Harrell Sharp; mother, Bernadine Wagner; father; Christian P. Wagner; 2 brothers, Vernon Wagner and Christian Wagner, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, and from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019. Interment Red Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery . For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Jennie met up with Boyd at the Atlanta airport.  Her plane was late and his was early so they managed to fly on to Richmond together where they will be in IMB meetings for the next week or so.  David and I survived the first day without her wonderful help.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love,

joy,

peace,

forbearance,

kindness,

goodness,

faithfulness,

gentleness

and self-control.

Against such things there is no law.

~Galatians 5:22-23~

 

 

Jason Dean‘s gall bladder surgery went well this morning.  Pray for Jason as he recovers.

 

 

Becki Alford, our daughter-in-law, is probably going to have the same surgery soon.  Please pray for Becki and her family.

 

 

Friday is a big day for the unspoken prayer request I have been asking for you to pray about.

 

 

 

Please be in prayer for the many families who have lost a loved one recently.

 

 

 

Also, pray for families with a lost, unsaved, family member.  Pray that family member will make the decision to turn their life and their eternity over to God.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – Deuteronomy 6: 4-9

 

 

 

I will be printing the Bible reading list for March and making it available tonight.  If you don’t get it Wednesday night, you can get a copy Sunday.

 

 

Thank you for your many kindnesses to my family.  We are very appreciative.

Anna Lee

Sunday

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

~Isaiah 40:30-31~

 

 

David is receiving his third unit of blood.  We don’t know if he will be coming home or staying for additional testing or treatment.  Thanks for your prayers.

 

 

I received some updates from Bro. Darryl.

  • Linda Callihan is doing very well and is back to working some.
  • Ferrie Gene Blackmon is doing well.
  • Oops!  I don’t remember any more this morning, but you probably do.  Please pray as needed.

 

Read and write the Bible for yesterday and today.

  • Micah 6:8
  • I John 2: 15-17

 

 

Pine Ridge is having its monthly breakfast benefit at 8:00 this morning.  Enjoy a great breakfast and help someone with a special need.

 

 

FBC, Kentwood is having a blood drive today.  It was in the Lighthouse (old post office) last year.  Stop by to make a difference.  Yesterday, the head oncologist at Ochsner said there is only one source of blood, people.  So people who can, give some to help others!

 

 

If I have my dates right, this morning there is a breakfast for ladies at 8;45 and a brief speaker before Sunday School at FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

Think about your life this week.  Who has physical needs?  Who has spiritual needs?  Who has other needs?  I think this will give you lots of opportunity for prayer.

Anna Lee

Thursday

Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.

~1 Chronicles 16:11~

 

 

 

 

Job and K.K. Huckaby have finished the adoption process and are now the legal parents of Josiah Huckaby.  Join with the family in celebrating this big step.  Pray for this special couple as they care for their special son God sent to them.

 

 

 

Yesterday was a long day.  David had labs in Hammond, a cardiologist appointment in Hammond, OT at home, and saw the liver specialist in Baton Rouge at the new Ochsner!  His therapy is progressing because he can now do things like get up from a chair on his own.  The cardiologist gave David a good report.  The EKG was good and medication was adjusted.  The liver specialist gave us more information about cirrhosis, adjusted his medication, and added a new medication.  Please keep us in your prayers.

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan – Romans 5:1-8

 

 

 

Reminders

  • Blood drive at FBC, Kentwood Sunday.  Contact the church office to sign up.
  • Ladies’ breakfast and speaker Sunday morning at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Breakfast benefit Sunday morning at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church at 8 A.M.
  • Young” Ladies Birthday Party at the Burger Basket Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • Associational WMU meeting at FBC, Greensburg on Monday March 4th at 10 A.M.  Plan to attend to learn about the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions.

 

 

We have many people in our community that need our prayers for various reasons.  Please pray for them in general or by name if you are aware of specific needs.

Anna Lee