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~

 

 

 

Please put infant Nora Collins Carruth on prayer list she was born last night (Friday night) weighing only 2 lbs 2 oz., she is the granddaughter of Danny & Lisa Carruth.  (Greensburg)

Bill and Linda Frazier

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby is home again.  Keep him in your prayers.

 

 

 

Donald Alford went home last night.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated for Donald and his family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 23

  • Leviticus 14:1-57
  • Mark 6:30-56
  • Psalm 40:1-10
  • Proverbs 10:11-12

 

 

Late Friday, the Hope Center’s new location in the curve south of Roseland, will be open for you to see.  I’ll post more during the week.

 

 

You meet the nicest people as you shop for items for “shoeboxes”.  They recognize you as a shoebox shopper because of what and how many items you buy.  We met a lady, store manager, yesterday who insisted on providing someone to take our purchases to the car for us.  Today, we will need help getting them from the car.  I know we can depend on church friends for that.  That’s another blessing.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful “Lord’s Day”!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 

~1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT~

 

 

 

David saw the liver NP yesterday.  She said he had “no fluid” in his abdominal area and his liver was looking good.  He still has the disease, but now is “getting the best” of the disease.  Some people at church call David the “Miracle Man”.  God is the “Miracle Man”, and David is just evidence of what God can do.  This terminal disease that was suppose to take David’s life a year ago, is not such a big problem now.  We are so thankful!  To prove how well he is doing, David’s next appointment with the liver NP is in six months.  We have been blessed over and above anything we hoped and prayed for.  David is one of God’s many “Miracle Men”!  I hope you can see God’s miracles in the men and women, boys and girls, all around us on a daily basis.

 

 

 

Donald Alford is scheduled for his 8th, and last, radiation treatment this morning.  Then, he is to be sent home again.  Pray for what will work best for Donald and his very attentive family.

 

Read the Bible in 2020, February 11

  • Exodus 32:1-33:23
  • Matthew 26:69-27:14
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 8:33-36

 

 

The Hope Center quickly outgrew it’s space on highway 51 in Roseland.  Yesterday, papers were signed for a new building. The new location will be on highway 51, south of Roseland and across the highway from the railroad tracks.  Pray for wise remodeling and a successful move to the new building.  May God continue to bless this ministry.

 

 

What’s a good way to spend a rainy day and recovering from a hard road trip on a rainy Monday?  Working on Operation Christmas Child!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. ~Colossians 2:9-10 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Please pray for Mr. John Fulda of Amite.  He is having a heart procedure today.

 

 

 

David W. Bennett

May 15, 1965 – July 12, 2019

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born May 15, 1965 in Amite, LA and was 54 years of age. David’s legacy will live on through the multiple “gifts” he donated through the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. He is survived by his loving mother, Dorothy Davidson Bennett; 1 son, Michael Rogers; 2 brothers, Lonnie Lee Bennett and wife, Stacy, and Darryl Keith Bennett; nephews, Brock Layne Bennett and William Brogan Bennett; nieces, Mary-Catherine Bennett and Raelynn Nicole Jackson. Preceded in death by his father, Edgar Lee “Bear” Bennett; 1 brother, Donnie Ray “Bo” Bennett; 2 sisters, Connie F. Bennett and Krissy N. Bennett; grandparents, Homer Lee Bennett, Janie Barlow Bennett, Sim Thomas Davidson and Ida Lee Galloway Davidson. Memorial Services will be scheduled on a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Timothy 5:11-16

 

 

 

The Hope Center in Roseland is is need of clothing for premie babies.  If you have some and are willing to share, they will have items to give to meet needs.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – School supplies are now widely available in stores.  As you shop, keep your eyes open for items that will be useful in shoeboxes.  Suggestions are single subject notebooks, copy paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, pencil sharpeners, big erasers, safety scissors, glue sticks, pencil boxes, etc.  Your purchases can be left in the church office or in the Sunday School room next to the choir room.  Thank-you for helping to provide items for the shoeboxes.  Don’t miss the good deals.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – fishing kits!   I have received a bag of small containers that will be perfect for fishing kits.  Items needed are fishing line, hooks, weights, and small floats.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – Clothesline kits – Items needed are wooden clothespins and clothesline string.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – Tic Tac Toe games – Items needed are flat glass stones and small felt or foam sheets.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – Eating utensils.  – Teaspoons are used in most places.  You can either purchase spoons alone or you can get sets with a knife, fork, and spoon.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child  – Sewing kits –  Small spools of thread, sewing needles, assorted buttons, small scissors, etc.  If you want to add some small pieces of fabric and trim, that would be good.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – Necklace/bracelet kits – Assorted beads, cording, etc.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Miscellaneous items – Washcloths and soap, $1.00 flashlights and extra batteries, small stuffed animals, small dolls, small balls, jump ropes, dominoes, small plastic animals, small trucks and cars, small farm figure, but now military figures or weapons.

 

 

 

What would you as an individual, your family, your class, your club be willing to do to provide some of the items for children in many poor countries this year?   Remember, now is the time to collect.  We have to pack the boxes and ship them by November.  I am available to answer questions you may have.  Call me or contact me through this page.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”  ~Luke 19:10 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child is the program that sends “shoeboxes” filled with clothing, toiletries, school supplies, and toys to children around the world.  By taking your gifts out of the bulky packaging, you can put more items in the “shoeboxes”.  I have a tote on the organ at church that contains some suggestions for purchases.  I hope you will check it out and have a great trip shopping.  If you attend another church in our area, feel free to go to the office during office hours and ask someone to show you where to look.  These are not the only items, but are good ideas of some of the things that can be purchased year-round.

You may want to craft some items: tote bags, jump ropes, bean bags with plastic pellets or small pebbles, pencil pouches, shirts, dresses, pillowcases, lap blankets, etc.  You can check Pinterest for many ideas.

Boxes will need $9.00 for postage.  Printed materials to introduce the children to Jesus will be added.  The printed materials are in the language of the country where the children live.  It is not a good idea to send printed materials written in English.

In early November, the boxes can be sent to a collection site.  FBC, Kentwood is one of the more local sites for many of you.  You can check the OCC site on the computer for more information about sites, packing, deadlines, etc.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Psalms 40: 1-3

 

 

 

Pray for the many people in Ruston and other areas who had tornado damage.  Below is a partial list of items you may want to contribute.

 

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Meg is  currently on site in Ruston.  You can contact her in a few days or the missions office in Franklinton (Bro. Stan).

 

 

 

While I was reading about “No Clothing”, I thought of the Hope Center in Roseland.  They accept donations of various kinds, including clothing, Tuesday through Friday 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

 

 

 

I hope you have received some ideas of how you can minister here in Louisiana and around the world.  Missions has many faces.  Learn to look for opportunities.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 

 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

~Proverbs 3:5-6~

 

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible) – I Corinthians 13: 8-13

 

 

 

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Over and over, I hear that there are so many sick people in our church and community.  Take time, now, to pray for each one of them that you know of.

 

 

 

From the Hope Center:

A big thank you to First Baptist Church Kentwood for the donation of can goods!!

(Our cans of soup were delivered yesterday.)  Thanks to those who contributed and the the volunteer who delivered them.  Thanks to the Youth on Mission for taking the lead in this worthy project.

 

 

 

Pray for us as David has begun home health, sees this family practitioner today, and his nephrologist Friday.   Than God for sending our daughter to us earlier than we expected.  She has been a BIG help!

 

 

Prayer is a gift from God to us.  Use your ability to pray.

Anna Lee

Saturday

Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

~Ecclesiastes 7:9~

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Luke 6:27-36

 

 

Yesterday, David saw a doctor who changed some of his medications because of problems David was experiencing.  Next week, we will have doctor appointments on three or four days.  Looking at that with a positive attitude, the different doctors get to evaluate him multiple times next week.  Another good thing, is that some of these appointments are in Hammond, not Baton Rouge.  David has been recommended for home health.  It’s in the paperwork approval stage.  Thanks for your continued prayers.

 

 

Bernice Martin Travis

March 24, 1926 – January 31, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. She was born March 24, 1926 in St. Helena, LA and was 92 years of age. She was a retired LPN from LA War Veterans Home in Jackson, LA and also a retired dairy farmer. She is survived by 2 daughters, Faye Marcus and David, and Kathy Travis; Kim Richard and Ken; 1 son, Alan Travis and Avonia; 1 sister, Frances Robbins and Ronnie; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Wilson Claude Travis; sister, Belle Felker; parents, Preston and Laura Martin. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9:00 a.m until religious services at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

The Youth on Mission are collecting soup for the Hope Center.  “Soup”er Bowl Sunday is the deadline.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – The suggested items to purchase during February are accessories (watches, jewelry, hair ornaments. sunglasses, etc.)

 

 

 

We have many families with sicknesses and deaths.  Please keep them in your thoughts, prayers, and actions this week.

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body.

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” 

~Romans 12:4-5 NLT~

 

 

Updates:

  • Brandon McElveen had five bypasses.  He is in his mid-40″s.  Thank God for the successful surgery.
  • Andy Taylor‘s cataract surgery went well.  Pray for Andy and Betty as he recovers,
  • Eleanor Morris continues to improve on walking on her new hip.  Thank God for allowing her to have this surgery.
  • David had a long day yesterday in Baton Rouge including visiting in the High Grove Ochsner that just opened.  We were thankful to have Jennie with us and driving.  David was able to get his Procrit shot even thought his number was 10.1 because the number was “trending downward”.  Pray for David’s energy level and strength to increase.

 

Sandra K. Smith (Bro. Danny Smith’s sister=in-law)

1950 – 2019 

Sandra K Smith, 68, of Lacombe died Friday January 25, 2019 at Lacombe Nursing home. Sandra was born February 2, 1950 in Hicksville, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Bill (and Joyce) Albertson and the late Beverly Fiig Burt. Sandra was an avid member of the Lions Club. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Leon (Buck) Smith. She is survived by her son Scott Smith and his wife Kelley Smith. She is survived by her siblings Charles Albertson Sr. Butler, IN; Joana and Neil Bonecutter of Edgerton, OH; Sarah and David Clark of Hicksville, OH; Martha and Kim Elson of Hamilton, IN; and Mary and Tim Algire of Montpelier, OH. She has four grandchildren Tyler Welch of Slidell; Blaine Welch of Slidell; Ryan Welch of Slidell; and Emma Welch of Slidell. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents and two siblings. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Lions Club of Mandeville, 720 Lafitte St., Mandeville, LA 40448. Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, Covington, LA in charge of arrangements. To view and sign the family guest book please visit WWW.bagnellfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Psalm 119: 116, 117. 145, & 146.
  • If you have not received your February Bible reading guide, you can get one at FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

 

Bring cans of soup for “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  They will be given to the Hope Center.  Help the Youth on Mission help others.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

 

Stay alert to the weather situation.  Be alert and available to help others.

Anna Lee