But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,  he saved us,

not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.

He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,  whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,  

so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

~Titus 3:4-7~


Please pray for the families that have had recent deaths.  The days following deaths when the weather is difficult seem to be more stressful.  Pray a little extra for these families.



Read the Bible – I Peter 3-5 and Psalm 34



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Lottie Moon Week of Prayer – Day 7 – “What God Has Done” –



Days seem much longer when we cannot go about our normal activities.  I’m thankful to be able to say I have “normal” days.  I also think of those who live in war zones and for other reasons do not know “normal”.  I’m also thankful for those who worked hard yesterday and continue to work hard to help us all get back to “normal”.  Yesterday, as we were talking about the electrical workers out working, I was reminded of growing up knowing that when the weather made life difficult my neighbor, Johnny Pritchett, who worked for the power company and my daddy, Grant Smith, who worked for the phone company world be called upon to help restore “normal” to the lives of others. 

Let’s show our appreciation to all those who step up and help us in our times of difficulty – electrical workers, telephone workers, police, EMTs, firemen, pastors, truck drivers, store owners and employees, hospital workers, military, etc.  It doesn’t hurt us at all to say “thank-you”, but it certainly encourages others.

Be an encourager!

Anna Lee



Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,

and comes down from the Father of lights,

with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

~James 1:17 NKJV~


Here is a prayer request I’ve been waiting to be able to share.  Rusty Benoit will be having open-heart surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, at Ochsner.  Please pray for Jana, Reece, Jack, and other family members as you pray for Rusty.


We know that, unfortunately, the holiday season leads to an increase of  criminal activity.  A friend from Montpelier Baptist Church said someone took the petty cash ($54.00) and all the church’s historical records Sunday night.  Let’s pray the records are found and returned and that people will not choose to steal and commit other crimes but learn about loving God and others.  Montpelier had the solution to the needs of the person(s), but it isn’t petty cash and church historical records.  It’s Jesus!


I spent some time assessing the results of the Lottie Moon Tea we had Sunday afternoon.  We had almost 120 people in attendance representing at least 13 churches and almost 1700 stamped Christmas cards turned in which will be delivered to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail this week.  I don’t have a count of the cards for the St. Helena Parish Jail, but some cards will be sent there by the St. Helena Parish churches.  We have a good many Bibles which will be distributed at the jail too, but I don’t have all of them here to count.  We also had many, many people who learned about loving people and doing missions.  Thank you to all who attended and/or supported the tea and projects in any way!



Read the Bible – Hebrews 11-13 and Psalm 30


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No matter what is on your agenda today, I hope you remember that the celebration of the birth of Jesus is the true reason for this annual holiday season.  

Anna Lee



 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness;

I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

~Psalm 7:17~


Read the Bible today – I Timothy 5-6 & Psalm 21


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“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Tuesday
  • 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe
  • Honors ladies with November birthdays


Coming Soon – Two Rivers Associational Annual Lottie Moon Tea

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • Sunday, December 3rd
  • 2:00 P.M.
  • Speaker – Rachel Robbin, served in Czech Republic
  • For ladies of all ages
  • Music provided by children of various churches


Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


6 Humble yourselves, therefore,

under God’s mighty hand,

that he may lift you up in due time. 

7 Cast all your anxiety on him

because he cares for you. 

8 Be alert and of sober mind.

Your enemy the devil prowls around

like a roaring lion

looking for someone to devour.

~1 Peter 5:6-8~


Jeanne Bond Tate has a request for her brother-in-law.

Tonight I’m writing to ask prayer for a person that many of you know, love and respect. My sister Denise asked me to ask you all to pray for her husband, Clark Wilson. It seems the chemo isn’t working and the possibility of bone marrow transplant is out. The cancer has also spread. He has been and is still in a lot of pain. I know the thing they would want more than anything is prayer… fervent prayer. For those of you who don’t know them, Clark and Denise have 9 children, and a son and daughter in-law, with another son engaged. And their first sweet grandbaby on the way.  Please pray specifically that God will give peace, wisdom, healing and provision through all of this. It feels surreal and even scary at times, but it should drive us to pray more fervently for them. Thank you all. Please tag any friends who you know would pray in the comments to get more prayers going up for Clark and his family. And please give this a like and a comment or even a share, so more people will see it. Thank you all and God bless you for caring and praying. We will continue to trust God.



Gladys Montez Kliesch

March 14, 1944 – November 06, 2017


Gladys Montez Jackson Kliesch, 73, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away November 6, 2017 at her residence.

Visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2017 from 9 AM until services at 11 AM at the East Fork Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA.  Rev. Gibbie McMillan and Rev. Ernest Graham will officiate and burial will be in Osyka Cemetery.

Gladys was born March 14, 1944 in Winston County, MS to the late, Joe Howard and Minnie Lawson Reed.

She was a Member of East Fork Baptist Church in Kentwood and retired as an LPN for the Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb after 34 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and enjoyed reading her bible. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Joseph Howard Jackson and Charles Aaron Jackson and one brother, Joe Ed Reed.

She is survived by her husband, Ivan Dwight Kliesch, one son, Frank Anthony Jackson (Elizabeth Cadell), three brothers, David Reed, Gerald Reed and Joel Reed; one sister, Juanita Reed, one granddaughter, Cora Lee Jackson, close family friend, Keith Kliesch with numerous nieces and nephews.



Renovations to the SLU BCM –


I think there are several Baptist Press articles you may be interested in today.


Read the Bible today – 2 Corinthians 9-10 & Psalm 3


Tonight – Missions class for children at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.


Even though things are going well in our lives today, let’s not forget those who are having a rough day.  Let’s try to do something special to help them know we care about them and their difficulties.

Anna Lee






For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;

the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word that was preached to you.

~1 Peter 1:24-25 (NIV)~



Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatchel is in therapy at Hood Memorial.  Keep praying for improvements.

Mr. James Allen has been at the hospital in McComb for a couple days.  Thankfully, he is doing better than when he was admitted.

Jeana Lee-Newman is headed to more Surgery Monday.  Pray for her and for her family.

Please continue to pray for Andy Taylor, Bettye Fussell, Mr. & Mrs. “Cete” Dillon, Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Harrell, Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Maghee, Mr. Kenneth Birch, Mrs. Theople Hurst, and Mrs. Anne Hurst.  


I would like to share this report I received Thursday.  A lady who faithfully goes to the parish jail to be a Christian witness said that Thursday, a week ago, she and the other volunteers were going to the jail knowing they would not have enough paperback Bibles  to distribute to the inmates who would ask for one that day.  When they were gathering in the parking lot, David drove up with more Bibles!  They were thankful you were a part of the solution on the very day Bibles were needed.  Thank-you for you continuing donation of paperback Bibles to this ministry.  If you can bring them to David and me, we will see they get into the right hands.


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Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child – Saturday, Nov. 4th at 4 P.M.  Wear Christmas colors, bring a Christmas snack, and get ready to pack a “shoebox”.

Bible Reading Plan – I Corinthians 3-4 & Psalm 142


I always look forward to Sundays.  I hope you do too!

Anna Lee


Praise the LORD.

Blessed are those who fear the LORD,

who find great delight in his commands.

~Psalm 112:1~



Important Dates
  • October 21 – Harvest Revival Meeting at Greenlaw at 6:30
  • October 24 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
  • November 4th – Operation Christmas Child Packing Party in Fellowship Hall at 6 P.M.
  • November 6th – World Day of Prayer at Kedron at 10 A.M.
  • November 13-20 – Operation Child Collection Site at FBC, Kentwood
  • November 16 – Third Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30
  • November 28 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
  • December 3 – Lottie Moon Tea at FBC, Kentwood at 2 P.M.

Read the Bible – Acts 5-6, Psalm 135, & Video on Romans 5-16 at


Sites you might want to read:


Thank-you for taking time to read this site today.  Mark you calendar for the dates listed, read some interesting articles, and pray for those who have been listed here lately.

Anna Lee


“Do not be misled:

‘Bad company corrupts good character.’”

 ~1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV~



I’m thankful we were spared any of the problems associated with Hurricane Nate.  Yesterday was a beautiful day in Kentwood.  That makes me remember that God can take a life headed for hell and turn it around.  That life can be a blessing and an example for others.

Sunday, we had the opportunity to worship with many of our neighbors.  We enjoyed being a part of their congregation for the day.  We found time to visit our friend, “Miss” Ruby, in the hospital and to twice spend time working with Operation Christmas Child donations.  If you would like to make purchases of needed items, please ask me about current needs or check the list under the stairs to the balcony.

David and I get more excited as time gets closer to being able to ship and pack the items in three and a half weeks.  This project means so much to us because we have seen the shoeboxes as they were received and opened by children.  We know each box represents gifts, but the greatest gift in each shoebox is the opportunity to learn and accept Jesus, not only for the recipient, but for the extended family who will all get to hear about Jesus.  I’m thankful for Samaritan’s Purse!


Read the Bible – Acts 9-10 & Psalm 123

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“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”


Please use the contact section of this site or contact me by phone.  You can always leave a message on out home phone.  May you “light” shine today!

Anna Lee