“Finally, brothers and sisters,

whatever is true,

whatever is noble,

whatever is right,

whatever is pure,

whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable—

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—

think about such things.” 

~Philippians 4:8 NIV~




The Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” collection hours are from 10 A.M. to noon today at FBC, Kentwood.



Read the Bible 

  • Ezekiel 39-41
  • Proverbs 13
  • Luke 11



The Annual Joint Methodist – Baptist Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday evening at FBC, Kentwood.  Be sure to stay for some delicious food and fellowship time.




Christmas projects/events you have an opportunity to support

  • Stamped Christmas cards for prisoners at the parish jail.  Bring to FBC by the first Sunday of December.
  • Annual Christmas Tea – 2 P.M. on first Sunday of December at East Fork Baptist Church
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
  • You have until early Monday morning to turn in your “Shoeboxes” at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Gift cards for a Louisiana College student – a boy who is a twin and lives in the central part of LA (The other twin is also a student at LC in Pineville.  Someone else is packing his package.)



Louisiana Baptist Message

Baptist Press



Have a blessed day sharing God’s love with others.

Anna Lee



For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

~ Peter 3:18 (NIV)~



Josiah Huckaby is home and doing well.  Thank-you for your prayers for Job, K,K., and Josiah.




Sylvester Humphrey Update:

Please continue to keep the Humphrey’s in your prayers. Here is an update on Mr. Sylvester from Mrs Shirley:

“The good news is the suspicious area in the hypo pharynx that was biopsied is negative for cancer cells. Sylvester will need an esophagectomy. The cancerous tumor causing the esophageal stricture is close to the larynx (voice box). Dr Pou said his larynx will probably have to be removed because she probably won’t be able to get enough margin removing all cancer cells. She consulted Dr McWhorter and he said the larynx would probably have to be removed which means a permanent hole in his throat. She is meeting with the Oschner & Mary Byrd Perkins tumor board this Thursday to discuss all options; surgery, radiation, chemo etc. Dr Pou said she would also have his case reviewed with Our Lady of the Lake tumor board as a second opinion if we wanted her to and we agreed. Dr Pou is to call us Thursday with all options. Please pray for discernment for the tumor boards and for Sylvester in making his decision about which option/options to make. We love all of you and need your prayers.”

(Many of you know Sylvester from his many years of working at the Amite Post Office or his retirement dream, The Hope Center.)




Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 30-32
  • Proverbs 12
  •  Luke 9




Operation Christmas Child

  • FBC, Kentwood collection hours today – 4-6 P.M.
  • Thanks to our church friends who stepped up to work this week for David and me.




As you dress warmly today, think of someone who might need warmer clothing.  Can you meet their need?

Anna Lee



“News about Jesus spread even more.

Many people came to hear him and to be healed . . . but Jesus often slipped away to be alone so he could pray.” 

~Luke 5:15-16 NCV~




Newborn Jules Tanksley has had heart surgery is is doing well under the watchful care of the staff at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  Please continue to pray for the parents as they fight for good health for their baby.



Mrs. Theople Hurst will be having a pacemaker implanted Wednesday at St. Tammany in Covington.  Please pray for her.



Renee’ Terrell will be having a procedure on her back in Brandon, MS on Tuesday, November 27th.  Add her to your list of people to pray for.



Buddy Morris had a sudden new problem this week.  Pray for him and his family.



David is home from Ochsner where he spent the last week.  Because of a blood disorder, he blood was drawn numerous times a day.  The first thing David said this morning was that it was nice not to sleep without being disturbed.  While in Ochsner, numerous tests were done.  The final diagnosis is that the new problems are related to his MDS.  Today, he will have an injection, his fourth, of procrit at Ochsner on O’Neal.



Ann Hyde Ballard

February 11, 1933 – July 17, 2018

A resident of Roseland passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born February 11, 1933 in Chesbrough and was 85 years of age. Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all she knew. She began her career as a nurse and later went on to own and manage numerous family businesses. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Ballard Durio and husband, Russell; 2 sons, Jimmy Ballard and wife, Aimee, and Freddie Carl Ballard and wife, Pearl; 12 grandchildren, Rachel Ballard, Robert Ballard, Leslie Cuti, Trenton Ballard, Jennifer Davenport, Keri Thornton, Bryan Saint, James Ballard, Josh Ballard, Logan Ballard, Baylor Blanchard, and Emilee Edwards; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Hyde and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Sally Higgins. Preceded in death by husband, Freddie Ballard; parents, Charles and Ethel Hyde; 2 sisters, Rita Lea and Elizabeth Stevens; 2 brothers, Charles and Johnny Hyde. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • 10th
    • Ezekiel 23-26
    • Proverbs 11
    • Luke 7
  • 11th – Reflect on God as “Maker”




Operation Christmas Child Collection Week

Today is the first of eight days set aside to turn in the many “shoeboxes” that we have been lovingly packing during the past months.  You can check Samaritan’s Purse website for the location of a drop off site near you.  FBC, Kentwood will again serve as a collection site.  I am so thankful to say some friends at FBC, Kentwood will take over that responsibility so David and I can focus on his health this year.  Remember that each box not only has gifts, but also an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  It is estimated that each box will impact an average of seven people.  What an impact each box has.  What an opportunity for us “tell” children about Jesus!




It has been good to know The Prayer Link was missed on the days I didn’t get it published.  I only do the publishing from home.  It’s good to be back at home and doing one of may favorite things.

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.





Danny Farris is improving from his fall from a deer stand.  He is in rehab and now well enough to have brief visits from friends.  Please continue to pray for Danny and Joanne.



Mrs. Mildred Birth fell and broke a hip.  She has had surgery.  She is now in rehab at Greensburg where she has three one-hour  sessions of rehab each day.  Her spirits are good, as always.  Don’t think a broken hip and 88 years of age will slow this spunky lady down for too long!



David is and has been in Ochsner on O’Neal in Baton Rouge since Monday.  He received four units of blood and has been carefully monitored.  He has undergone a number of tests in addition to all the the blood work to help identify the cause of his anemia and weight loss.  So far, that still has not been identified.  Testing will continue this morning with part two of a nuclear scan checking for infection somewhere in his body.

The last few days of Bible readings have covered:
  • Ezekiel 4-22
  • Psalm 122-127
  • Proverbs 9-10
  • Luke 2-6



Don’t forget the OCC shoeboxes.  They can be turned in Monday, November 12 through Monday, November 19.  FBC, Kentwood is a collection site and will be open two hours each day.  Refer to a previous post of The Prayer Link or check the collection sites listed on Samaritan’s Purse.



Thanks for the many prayers for David.  Please continue to pray.  He is just a medical mystery some times!

Anna Lee


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~


Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 1-3
  • Proverbs 8
  • Luke 1



World Day of Prayer

  • Kedron Baptist Church
  • Monday at 10 A.M.
  • Program will be lead by FBC, Amite since Cora Morris is not fully recovered yet.
  • Covered dish lunch after the meeting.



Coming soon – Collection week for “shoeboxes”

  • November 12-19
  • FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site
  • Check the Samaritan’s Purse website for locations and times.  Each site sets their own time, so just because one is open at a certain time doesn’t mean another site will be open.
  • Sign up at the church is you are available to help with the collection process.
  • Contact me if you would like to help prepare the last of our “shoeboxes” for shipping.



Today, I ask for prayer for David.  He is not feeling his best.  Tomorrow, he gets injection #3.



When I got up, the clock said 3:00, early but acceptable.  Then, I realized the clock had not been changed!  I think I’m going back to bed.  Let this serve as a reminder….

Anna Lee


“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk;

it is living by God’s power.” 

~1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT~



Mr. Jimmy Tolar has a new pacemaker.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Jimmy and his family.




Danny Farris, husband of Joanne, fell 25 feet from a deer stand and sustained a number of broken bones.  Please pray for Danny and for his family as they comfort him.  Danny is in ICU at North Oaks.




Patrick John Lambeth

March 07, 1951 – November 01, 2018

A resident of Maryville, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at his home in Maryville. He was born March 7, 1951 in Franklin, LA and was 67 years of age. He is survived by Wife, Mariaa A. Cipriano Lambeth, Maryville, TN; 3 Daughters, Laura Lambeth, Baton Rouge, LA, Kathryn DiLosa and Dennis, New Orleans, LA and Evelyn Lambeth and Miranda, Lafayette, LA; 2 Sons, Jeff Lambeth and Tamatha, Signal Mountain, TN, and Kyle Lambeth and Ashlee, Gonzales, LA;1 Sister, Jessie Hilbun, Kentwood, LA; 2 Brothers, Richard Doty and Johnette, Kentwood, LA, and Thomas Doty, Kentwood, LA; 4 grandchildren. Preceded in Death by father, Warren C. Doty, Sr., mother, Catherine C. Doty, brother, Warren Charles Doty, Jr. and sister-n-law, Betty B. Doty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 10, 2018. Services conducted by Stephen “Steve” Hicks. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



It’s time for the time change.  This time, we “Fall Back”, getting an extra hour.  If you don’t change your clocks, you may wind up at Sunday School an hour early.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 51-52
  • Psalm 120-121
  • Revelation 22



Collection Week

At church, there is a sign up sheet for working the collection week for Operation Christmas Child.  Please help out as you always have.  Thanks!

  • Monday, November 12 – 10 A.M. to Noon
  • Tuesday, November 13 – 2-4 P.M.
  • Wednesday, November 14 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Thursday, November 15 – 10 A.M. – Noon
  • Friday, November 16 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Saturday, November 17 – 10 A.M. – Noon
  • Sunday, November 18 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Monday, November 19 – 8-10 A.M.



Have a wonderful day preparing for the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee














I’m sorry The Prayer Link did not make an appearance yesterday.  We just got electricity about 6:30 this morning.



Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.

And be thankful.

~Colossians 3:15~



Please continue to pray for Sylvester Humphrey.  He continues to see doctors and make plans for surgery.



Pete McNabb has been hospitalized at North Oaks.  He had a lung biopsy and will need another one.  Your prayers will be appreciated as he searches for answers.



Jimmy Tolar has been hospitalized this week at OLOL.  Pray for the Tolar family.



Fredric L. Prescott, Sr.

January 26, 1933 – October 30, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born January 26, 1933 in Kentwood and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired operator for Plantation Pipe Line. He is survived by his 2 sons, Douglas Prescott and wife, Cheryl, and Clinton Prescott; 9 grandchildren, Elisha Mayberry, Jamie Prescott, Will Prescott and wife, Angie, Mike Prescott, Whitney Prescott, Brittney Prescott, Sarah Prescott, Morgan Austin, and Wesley Austin; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack “Boots” Prescott and wife, Mary. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kent Owen Prescott; son, Fredric L. Prescott, Jr.; brother, Richard “Dickie” Prescott. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit




Bible Reading Plan

  • November 1
    • Jeremiah 47-48
    • Psalm 119: 169-176
    • Revelation 20
  • November 2
    • Jeremiah 49-50
    • Proverbs 7
    • Revelation 21



It’s only a week and a half away from the collection of shoeboxes as they begin their journey to many little boys and girls.  FBC will be a collection site November 12-19.  Check Samaritan’s Purse’s website for the collection sites and for the hours of operation at each one.



This month is a good time to “Count Your Blessings”.

Anna Lee