Sunday

 

You, LORD, are my lamp;

the LORD turns my darkness into light.

~2 Samuel 22:29~

 

Jordan Hawkins, a football player who was injured Friday night, is better and back at home Saturday afternoon.  I’ve always been happy to hear that those who left a campus in an ambulance were able to return home with less serious injuries than first considered.  Thank you, God, for Jordan’s good report yesterday and for those of all schools who had such injuries.  Seeing both sets of players gather in one hurdle and praying speaks highly of the schools, the families, the coaches, and the players.

 

Please pray for Gloria Gill again.  Her A-fib has returned.

 

Rev. Wendell Rhodus will be preaching this morning at FBC, Kentwood at 10:30.  I’m looking forward to hearing him again.

 

Tonight, there will be an associational meeting for Two Rivers at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.  Everyone is invited to come to FBC, Kentwood tonight for 6 P.M.

 

Tomorrow morning, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  All are invited to come hear Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church speak about the Two Rivers compassion ministry.  Come get some hints for your church.

 

Thursday night, at 6:30, we will gather at the cabin for our monthly Third Thursday gathering.  If you have not been before, I invite you to come join us.  For more information, you can contact me through this site or you can call us.

 

Pray for me as I share missions with the children who are new members of FBC, Kentwood.  Pray I can teach them in an informative, yet fun way.  Mainly, I pray they learn information about missions that will stick with them and influence them for the rest of their lives.

 

“Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

 

Read the Bible – Acts 21-22 & Psalm 129

 

Looking forward to this Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

~Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV~

 

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

~James 5:16b, NKJV~

 

Maddie’s Miracles – Maddie is the granddaughter of a friend and former classmate.  You can read the posts on Facebook.  She is a beautiful young lady.

Maddie went back for her check up today (Monday). The pneumonia is still there and has moved. The pulmonologist said her lungs sound like a hurricane. She will take ten more days of antibiotics and see if it gets any better. She can’t get back on her kidney meds or get her port fixed until this clears up. Please pray for it to be gone!! She is still very tired and wheezy but no fevers so that’s a blessing. Thanks to all our prayer warriors! God is so very good ALL the time.

 

Bro. Mike Stafford, pastor of Greenlaw Baptist Church, is in OLOL undergoing some unplanned medical tests.  Please pray for him.

Josiah Huckaby – grandson of Bubba and Linda Huckaby

I can’t believe our little man turned 7 months old yesterday! Seems so crazy that it’s been that long since we started this journey. He is doing good & is off of the invasive ventilator. He is still on the non-invasive ventilator but definitely an improvement from where he was last week. He still hasn’t had his heart cath. They have rescheduled it for tomorrow. This is our 4th time being on the schedule so hopefully he won’t get bumped tomorrow for any emergencies. We are ready to have a clearer picture of what is going on. God is good & He’s got this!

Phillip Strickland‘s testimony was shared by his parents.  They also thanked those who have prayed for Phillip.  I’m passing it on to you.  Phillip is taking another treatment today.

My God is an awesome God!! In December of 2016 I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and was told I had one of the largest tumors these doctors have ever seen. Through prayers and my faith in God, after my rounds of radiation that tumor was completely gone and everyone was amazed at the response to treatment that I had. After my surgery to remove the remaining disease we found out the cancer had spread to my liver which they think it had probably been there all along but didn’t show up in the type scans I initially had. Though this was a set back, I never lost faith because I knew God had my back and I knew I had lots of people praying for me. After my 6th chemo treatment we had another round of scans and as of today I have no active cancer cells in my liver. I still have a long journey ahead of me but I wanted to make this post today as a testament to my faith in God’s healing power and his love. #strongerthancancer

 

 

Read the Bible – Acts 11-12 & Psalm 124

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Wednesday Night at 6 P.M. – Children of FBC, Kentwood will have missions and crafts class.

 

“Holy Bible, Book Divine” – I’ve had the privilege of teaching the children at church Bible Drill classes this summer.  It is amazing what they can learn and remember.  It’s never too early, or too late, to begin teaching children about the Bible.

 

Operation Christmas Child – Only 25 days until the packing party!  It’s time to begin finalizing that we have what we need for the “shoeboxes”.  David and I are so excited to be a part of this ministry!

 

Our prayers count!

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.  

We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2Thessalonians 1:11-12

 

When we go to the hospital or nursing home, I often wonder who is there that we would visit is only we knew they were there.  I remember the day when there was a patient list available for visitors, but understand why that is not the case at the present time.  This leads me to say that even though we saw three friends at the St. Helena Hospital/ Nursing Home Tuesday, there were at least two more we would have visited if we had only know they were there.  Mrs. Anne Hurst is in the hospital and Mrs. Judy Purvis in the nursing home.  (I forgot the new last name for the second lady and didn’t ask Rusty or Becky because I think many of you will recognize her Purvis name better.)   I appreciate receiving phone calls from some of you who help me know about friends and family members that I need to list here.

 

Read the Bible – Acts 5-6 & Psalm 121

 

The Two Rivers  meeting planned for Sunday night at FBC, Kentwood has been postponed a week due to “Nate”.  I assume we may revert to our usual Sunday night schedule.

 

Yesterday, Henry and Virginia McKenzie and David and I worked on counting and sorting the items we now have for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”.  We have what we need for most items, which is very good.  The key items we still could use are washcloths, pencils. and pens.  Since I called the names of those who helped yesterday, I would also like to say Miles Hatchel, Jennie Hatchel, Diane Simons, Ora Lee Wilson, and Summer Clemsons have also helped.  Many of you have  contributed.  This is an enormous project that is possible only with your support.  Thank-you all for supporting Operation Christmas Child!  Check the poster by the piano to see how we progress on collecting postage to ship the boxes.

 

I’m thankful to hear “Nate” will not be as strong as some of the past hurricanes.  Let’s continue to pray for those in the path of the storm wherever it choses to go.

 

Make today a blessing to someone by your words and actions today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

These are the things you are to do:

Speak the truth to each other,

and render true and sound judgment in your courts;

~Zechariah 8:16~

 

Donna Fay Miller is still coughing and having medication issues.  She goes back to the doctor today.  Please continue to pray for her.

Theople Hurst was released from the care of her doctor who did her recent gall bladder surgery.  “Miss” Theople is most anxious to get back to church.

Jimmy Alford, David’s brother, saw his new cancer specialist yesterday to discuss the plan for treatment.  Pray for Jimmy as he begins a tough round of treatment.

Ruby Dillon has had two or three more difficult days.  Pray for “Miss” Ruby as doctors are still trying to identify her problem.  Pray also for Mr. “Cete”, her personal caregiver.

 

Kody Ryan Kundler

April 08, 1998 – October 04, 2017

A resident of Kentwood, he passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Magnolia, MS. He was born April 8, 1998 in Hammond, LA and was 19 years of age. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Margaret Bates Kundler; sister, Kristen Kundler; grandmother, Amelia Terry Bates; grandfather, Kurt Kundler; aunts and uncles, Kelly and Tammy Kundler and Aimee and Tyrone Blades. Preceded in death by grandparents, Hugh Bates and Carmen Thomas Kundler; and an uncle, Patrick Bates. Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/kody-kundler?fh_id=10545

 

 

Bible Study – 10 A.M. today on Ezekiel 25

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Read the Bible – Acts 3-4 and Psalms 120

Operation Christmas Child – Washcloths are still needed!

Postage for “shoeboxes” is still needed.  When I think of how much it costs me to mail a shoebox size package to my family overseas, I quickly realize what a bargain this postage really is!

Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana meets needs.  Remember, 100% of the money given goes directly into various projects here in Louisiana.

 

 

“Work, for the Night is Coming”

 

I don’t usually include weather information, but with “Nate” quickly coming our way, I want to ask you to prepare in the way that is best for you and your family.  It looks like it will be hear during the very early hours Sunday.

 

Your prayers are greatly appreciated by others.  Keep them coming.

Anna Lee

Thursday

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere,

lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.

~1 Timothy 2:8 NKJV~

 

Rene Terrell of Osyka had a 99% heart blockage that was repaired with a stent.  She is home now and feels thankful.  You can join her in thanking God for a successful procedure.

Jake Fowler broke his right thumb in the Sumner football game.  He required surgery, which was yesterday morning in Covington.  I called Wendy yesterday and found her mom was there with Jake as he rested.  The break was worse than everyone first thought.

Dominic Terrese, a classmate from Amite High is hospitalized following a hear attack.  As you pray for him, please also pray for his wife, Jane, and other family members.  Dominic and Jane live in Loranger.

George Cutrer had a post surgery check-up.  All seems to be going well.  Thank God for George’s good report.

Donna Fay Miller was able to return home late yesterday afternoon.  I’m sure she is so thankful to have her procedure done and be back at home.  Thank you for praying for her.

 

Bettie Ratliff Smith

April 17, 1934 – October 03, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/bettie-smith?lud=9872BD094E97BFF7471D64402560E5DD

 

John Wyatt Daniel

January 19, 2000 – October 02, 2017

 

 

Read the Bible – Acts 1-2, Psalm 119: 153-176, & video on Acts 1-12 (BibleProject.com)

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Today is the national Bring Your Bible to School Day.  Don’t miss this opportunity to share your faith.
The Senior Adult Revival was wonderful!  Thanks to Margaret Caraway and others who helped plan it for us to enjoy.

 

Tomorrow’s Bible study will be on Ezekiel 25.  You are welcome to join us in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.

 

Operation Christmas Child – We are collecting soap and washcloths this week.

 

Darlington Baptist and Bethel Baptist churches are having a joint revival.  Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church is preaching.  Someone who was there last night said they had a very good service.

 

“Alas and Did My Savior Bleed”

  (You will be missing out if you do not watch this.  I watched this one and just kept              watching other songs.)

 

Have a terrific Thursday. 

Anna Lee

Wednesday

 

 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 http://www.mckneelys.com.
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 http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Tomorrow is “Bring your Bible to School Day”.

 

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

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;

nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

~Isaiah 59:1 NKJV~

 

 

Josiah Huckaby (written by KK Huckaby)

Josiah was supposed to have his heart cath today but the plan changed. He will be having it tomorrow though. As of right now, it will be earlier in the morning (around 7:30ish but could change if an emergant case is added to the schedule). This will be mostly diagnostic. If they see a pulmonary vein that is constricted enough to need intervention, they will either balloon it to stretch it or put a stint in. Praying for an informative and safe heart cath. We will keep everyone posted…as much as possible. It will be a bit of a crazy day tomorrow so please be patient with us on updates. To God be the glory!!!

Pray for Rene Deck Terrell as she has a heart procedure this morning.  She will be thankful for your prayers.

 

Read the Bible – Luke 21-22 & Psalm 119: 97-128

 

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FBC, Kentwood’s web sitehttps://fbckentwood.org/

 

The Senior Adult revival will continue this morning at New Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Ernest Graham will be the speaker.  I am always amazed and blessed to see more than a dozen pastors stand together and know why they are serving Him.  Coffee and donuts will be available at 9:30.  Choir practice will begin at that time also.  The meeting officially begins at 10:00 and concludes with lunch.

 

The Operation Christmas Child Packing Party will be one month from tomorrow night, on November 4th.  We are beginning to purchase the items we need to complete the “shoeboxes”.  If you have an opportunity to shop in the next day or two, we still need some soap and washcloths.

The cost of transporting “shoeboxes” is $9.00 per box this year.  After sending packages internationally via to Brazil and Europe for more than twenty years, I can tell you this is a great price!  What cost would you be willing to pay to save a child and possible a whole family?  No matter where you are helping with “shoeboxes”, a school, a church, or a business, I’m sure you will be richly blessed by knowing the opportunities your box(es)  will give to children who might not get to learn about Jesus if it were not for you!

 

 

Continue to pray for all the people whose lives were forever changed in Las Vegas Sunday night.  Also, pray for those at church Sunday, in any hospital, on any military battle site, extended care facility, wearing a police uniform, climbing an electrical pole to provide services, driving down the highway, giving birth to a new baby, those being admitted to any ER, driving a bus load of children, etc.  Life can change quickly.  It is vital to know and have God as Savior of of souls.  

(God our Savior) desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

~1 Timothy 2:4 NKJV~

Anna Lee