LORD, hear my voice when I call;

be gracious to me and answer me.

~Psalm 27:7 HCSB~



Update on Josiah Huckaby, infant son of Job and KK:

Josiah has been in the NICU for 133 days now. He has had quite a rough time since our last update. He was in critical condition with no improvement from Thursday until Wednesday but we serve a mighty God & he began to make very small improvements Wednesday night. Yesterday they were able to start weaning the percentage of oxygen he is on…which it has been several weeks since he has been under 100% on his oxygen. During this time his pulmonary hypertension got a lot worse but it has also improved since Friday. He is such a strong little boy & has continued to fight hard through every low he’s been through. He’s definitely going to be one tough kid! Thanks for all the prayers & texts!!! God is so good & we can’t praise Him enough for all He has done for our little family!!!


“Miss” Ruby Dillon did not get test results yet.  Please pray for her and Mr. “Cete”.




Ruby Johnson

February 14, 1935 – July 15, 2017

Operation Christmas Child gift of the week – One subject spiral notebooks!  You may purchase where you find the best prices and get as many as you choose.  Please bring to my Sunday School classroom before Sunday School Sunday.  I’ll get a total count to announce in church Sunday when I tell you the items we will be collecting the next week.



Read the Bible – Ezra 4-7 & Psalm 46.

Baptist Press



Children’s Mission Class this week – 6 P.M. tonight for K-5th grade boys and girls



“When They Ring Those Golden Bells”



Thank-you for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee







So if the Son sets you free,

you will be free indeed.

~John 8:36~


Pray for Mr. Kent Raiford of Arcola as he undergoes tests to determine why there has been a sudden change in his health.


Tish Fairburn received a good report in Houston.

Went back to Dr. Oki in Houston today. More good news. There is only one spot that has lymphoma. He was expecting more. Since it is only one, I am going to have 12 radiation treatments. He said that should kill it. Start treatments on July17th. I am living proof that God does do miracles. So thankful for that.


Pray for Josiah Huckaby, son of Job and K.K.

We’ve had quite a few people asking about Josiah…so here’s an update: He is doing good. He is up to 8 lb.. 5.5oz. We had a set back with his lungs so he is on a Bubble CPAP now. They have been able to wean him some but it has been very slowly. As far as his g-tube, he is doing well with that. They are working towards weaning him down to 30 minute feeds every 3 hours. Still no idea when he will get to come home. One of the doctors told us he probably has a long way to go since this last set back. Today is day 114 in the NICU but God is so good & He has been so faithful to us. We have also been blessed by so much kindness during the last 3.5 months and we can’t express the gratitude & love that overwhelms our hearts…y’all know who you are.  


Mr. J.D. Smith celebrated his 84th birthday in rehab with lots of attention from his family.  Pray for him as he continues rehab on his new shoulder.



James “Rube” Ardillo

March 08, 1953 – June 28, 2017




Read the Bible – Jeremiah 51-52 & Psalm 27


Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 14 & 15


Baptist Press –


Baptist Message


Sunday, First Baptist Church, Kentwood will honor first responders during the morning worship.  A church-wide lunch will follow that.  You are invited to attend.



I saw a portion of a Bill Gaither patriotic program last night.  If you have the opportunity to view it, please do so.


“A Few Good Men” 




Thank-you for reading and praying.  If you ever have a need you would like for us to pray about, please contact me through the “CONTACT” section at the top, right portion of this page.

Anna Lee




“Accept one another, then,

just as Christ accepted you,

in order to bring praise to God.”

~Romans 15:7 NIV~


Happy Father’s Day!


Read the Bible – Jer. 7-9 & Psalm 15

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Waylon Bailey’s

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Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, K

Operation Christmas Child – Don’t forget to make some purchases all along so we will be able to pack lots of shoeboxes for needy children around the world.  You are always welcome to bring them to me before Sunday School, any week of the year.


All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me,

because I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for yourselves.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

~Matthew 11:29-30 HCSB~

“Are Ye Able?” 


This is a special day to honor dad and the memory of dads.  They influence their children when they are trying to and when they do no realize they are doing so!

Anna Lee









I know that my redeemer lives,

and that in the end he will stand on the earth.


VBS continues this morning at 8:30!


Read the Bible – Proverbs 16-18 & Psalm 3


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Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet this week due to VBS.


What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,

how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

~Matthew 7:9-11 HCSB~

“Jesus Loves Me” – in honor of VBS


Know that no matter what you do, Jesus loves you!

Anna Lee



For if, while we were God’s enemies,

we were reconciled to him

through the death of his Son,

how much more, having been reconciled,

shall we be saved through his life!

~Romans 5:10~


Praise report from Martha Pevey Dagro:

I “graduated” from breast surgeon/oncologist appointments every 3 months to going every 6 months!!!
So thankful and grateful for God’s AMAZING GRACE!!!


Request from Frances Gay:

My friend Darlene Ainsworth’s daughter has been diagnosed with MS.  She has 2 small children, 8 yrs. and 4 mos.   She requested prayers.  Darlene’s mother and I were best friends in Eastern Star before she passed away.

Update on Shea Williams:

Shea’s surgery went well.  She’s recovering and looking forward to putting all this behind her.

Read the Bible – I missed a day, so I’ll post two days today.

Wednesday – Psalm 1-2, Psa;m 147, & Video on “Psalms” found at

Thursday – Proverbs 1-3, Psalm 148, & Video on Proverbs found at

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy teaching the children at church on Wednesdays (Children on Mission) and Sundays (Bible Drill Class)?  I love my little friends, their eager hearts, their willingness to help each other, and so much more.  If you have a child or grandchild from Pre-K – 5th grade, I hope you are bringing them at 6 P.M. each week.  If not, please do so.


VBS Registration and Kick-Off Celebration – Sunday night from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sign up your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends by coming.  Lots of food and games will be available as well as the opportunity to sign up and get t-shirts, etc. for VBS.


Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12   We are enjoying learning about and from this book of the Bible.


Sunday School – 9:15 each Sunday.  We have numerous classes, so there is a class “just right” for everyone!




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Thank-you to those who bring red beans and rice for us to share with two local food pantries.  The food is in my car and ready for delivery.  Thanks for supporting a mission project of the Children in Action.



Keep asking, and it will be given to you.

Keep searching, and you will find.

Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

~Matthew 7:7 HCSB~

“Bring Them In”


That’s our responsibility!

Anna Lee



The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?

Jan Yarborough requests prayer.  She will be at OLOL May 2nd for a hip replacement.  She requests your prayers.

Barbara Hutchinson will also be having surgery, a knee replacement.  Hers will be done May 1.

Gloria Gill will be having a test May 2nd.  Please pray for another lady from our church.

Rod Smith, formerly of Kentwood, “had a stroke on Monday, May 24, and has been in the hospital in Laurel since then.  They are putting in a feeding tube today  (Friday) because he has been unable to swallow – his major issue.  His speech has also been slightly affected but not his sense of humor.  He is still in his preacher mode telling everyone …’what is important is your faith in Jesus Christ’.”

Rev. Bill Ichter, the retired music minister to Brazil and former music director at FBC, Amite, was able to return home yesterday after being in the hospital in Minden because of pneumonia.  Thank God that Bro. Bill improved and will return to his family.

Wayne McNabb went home yesterday with a heart monitor for the next two weeks.  A date for nasal surgery has not been set yet.  The doctors suspect his problem was caused by medication, but are monitoring his heart to be safe.

Phillip Strickland of Osyka was able to  return home to his family yesterday.  Thank God for this big step he has made.


While you are praying, please also pray for a new class at FBC, Kentwood.  We will be beginning a Bible Drill class.  Pray the boys and girls learn more about their Bible through our weekly classes.


Bible Reading – Isaiah 42-44 & Psalm 119: 1-32

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Thom S.


Thank-you to all who have contributed paperback Bibles to our drive for parish prisoners and to those who have contributed dry beans and rice to our mission project drive for local food pantries.


“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

Philippians 2:4-5 NLT, 2nd ed.

“To the Work”


God is giving us this day.  Let’s do the work that would please Him.  That is our Christian heritage and responsibility!

Anna Lee



Just as people are destined to die once,

and after that to face judgment, 

so Christ was sacrificed once

to take away the sins of many;

and he will appear a second time,

not to bear sin,

but to bring salvation to those

who are waiting for him.


Mrs. Estelle Raborn is still not well, but she is home again.  Please pray for her and for Bobby as he cares for her.
Harrell Sharkey. Jr. will probably come home today from Ochsner.  Pray for him and his family as they await biopsy results.
Alice J Blades

January 12, 1942 – April 02, 2017

Pray for our world.  There are many people full of terrible hate and not the love of God.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

The life I now live in the body,

I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

— Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

“The Love of God”




  • Bible Study – 10:00 this morning – Ezekiel 4
  • Cantata, Jesus Messiah – Sunday, evening at 7 :00
  • Easter – 8:15 and 10:30 services
  • Missions March – April 23

Read the Bible – I Kings 14-16 & Psalm 98


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Take the “Love of God” with you and share it with others as God provides the opportunities.

Anna Lee