“In an acceptable time I have heard You,

and in the day of salvation I have helped You.”

~Isaiah 49:8a~


AAEO – Day 6 – Victor and Candice Thomas

90 Day Bible Readings – Day 64

Daniel 9:1 – Hosea 13:6

Pray for Jason and Ellen VandeVuss as baby number four is born today in Baton Rouge.  Pray for Parker, Peyton, and Adeline as they make the adjustment to a new baby in the house.

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Try to begin preparations for your weekend a little early.  This is the weekend that we love an hour of sleep when we set the clocks back.

As always, thanks for praying today.

Anna Lee


“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him,

since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

~Hebrews 7:25~

Justin and Becky Tanner Nowell’s son, Tyler, has been admitted to King’s Daughters Hospital after two trip to a local emergency room.  He has a virus that seems to be difficult to cure.  Pray for the family as they go through this time.

Mr. Jimmy Tolar has completed 1 of 33 treatments he will be taking.  He goes to Mary Bird Perkins five days a week for now.  Pray for him as he gets these treatments and as he and Naomi travel back and forth to Hammond.

Peggy Alford will need knee surgery.  The date has been set for later this month.

Mansell Stinson will have his surgery in Hammond Friday.  Pray for him, especially during the recovery period.

Ora Lee Wilson’s sister-in-law went home, but developed a problem that has her in ICU tonight.  Please pray for her and her family.

Pray for John Alan Blackwell and Bobbie Magee as they both recover from sinus surgery.

Pray for the Slaven family.  Glen and Lisa along with a grandchild were involved in a wreck.  Lisa’s injuries were not serious, but Glen is hospitalized with a serious injury.  The 5-year old grandchild was uninjured.  Also, Glen’s Dad, Wylan is facing a serious medical issue.  The family needs our prayers.

Pray for Keith Womack as he seeks his area of service to God using his talents.

Jackie Ray Sparks, Sr.

(Died March 5, 2013)

A resident of Amite, died at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born August 17, 1935 in Gurden, AR and was 77 years of age. Survived by companion, Nell Baham, 2 daughters, Suzette Kepner and husband, Richard, Tonya Graves and husband, Joey, 2 sons, Jackie Ray Sparks, Jr and wife, Martha, Daniel C. Sparks and wife, Michelle, 1 sister, Katherine Ann Sparks Abbott, 2 brothers, Claude Sparks and wife, Minnie, and Jimmy Joe Sparks, 13 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Lola Sparks, parents, Jack and Pearl Sparks, 2 brothers, Frelan and Malcolm Sparks, and a sister, Margie McAllister. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Memorial Gardens, Amite.

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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – Day 5 – Ben and Shauna Pilgreen –

90 Day Bible Reading – Day 63 – Ezekiel 47:13 – Daniel 8:27

It’s so good to know we can always turn to God in prayer!  Thank-you for doing your part.

Anna Lee


“Continue earnestly in prayer,

being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”

~Colossians 4:2~

Please add the Moore family of Arcola to your prayer list.  Joe’s cancer is progressing.

90 Day Bible Reading – Day 62

Ezekiel 36:1 -Ezekiel 47:12

Annie Armstron Easter Offering – Day 4: Kay Bennett – New Orleans

Bring a smile to someone’s face today and a smile to the heart of Jesus.

Anna Lee


“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord,

and all the families of the nations shall worship before You,

for the kingdom is the Lord’s,

and He rules over the nations.”

~Psalm 22:27-28~

AAER – Day 2

90 Day Bible Reading – Day 61

Ezekiel 23:40 -Ezekiel 35:15

Wagon Ministries (by Boyd Hatchel)

I posted about Laura’s Gowns for Smiles.  Yesterday, she delivered 50 gowns to Ochsner in New Orleans.  This is one of the girls she saw yesterday.  We have some praying to do for Erica.

To all the prayer warriors, I am asking a favor for this young girl, Please prayer for Erica…she is one of the young teen girls that has a gown from us and I brought her a special PJ pants just for her today!! This breaks my heart!!!

Erica King
35 minutes ago · ..

well u guys,i made it bk from da hospital in new orleans. i had tha worst day ever!!!
after i did all my tests, my docter looked at tha results and he said that i have a huge tumer that was in my right lung again and its 4 cm. he also said that there r 3 little spots on da right lung too..:( my docter also told me that the tumer is too big ta try ta do sergrey and try nd get it out. and that i most likely couldnt do radiation cuz once again,ITS TOO BIG!…:/ ugghhh so practically hes tellin me that theres nuthin else he could do for me. i cryd so hard in that docters office mann! this really (hurts). i meen y does it have ta be me?..i meen im a good person. i guess ill just live one day at a time until tha good lord is ready for me. thats all i can do…my docter is gunna get a hold ta somebody at st judes hospital in tennesee ta see if they have more new researches but he said he doubts it tho…this really does scare me!

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I usually don’t mention birthdays here, but today will be an exception.  My daddy, Grant Smith of Roseland, is 90 today.  Also, my grandson, Miles of Prague, is 13 today.  I couldn’t be happier for either one of them.

Anna Lee

Monday Evening

Pray for Brian Dugas, son-in-law of Donald and Jane Duncan.  He has pneumonia and is in OLOL.  The family will certainly appreciate your prayers.

Pray for Gene and Frances Shackelford, sister on my deceased uncle, Charles Tolleson.  He has recently completed 45 rounds of cancer treatment.  She has Huntington’s Disease.  These are special folks to their family and many friends around the world where they have selflessly served as missionaries.

Check it out on Facebook – “Zach’s Lidz for Kidz”.

Eunice Hurst Gill
(September 24, 1928 – March 4, 2013)

A resident of Greensburg, she died at 11:38 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born September 24, 1928 in Gillsburg, MS and was 84 years of age. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Alfred Lewis Gill, Sr., her parents, McKinley and Lucy Hurst, three brothers, Kennon, Leo and Ray Hurst, and two sisters, Louise Miller and Margie Hurst. She is survived by her four children, Lewis and Yvonne Gill of Baton Rouge, Rhonda and Bill Wilson of Gillsburg, MS, Kevin Gill of Greensburg and Sandra and Chris Pace of Clinton, seven grandchildren, Staci, Lewis III, Jason, Holly, Beth, Colby and Sunne, twelve great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. She is also survived by two sisters in law, Ruby Hurst and Mary Gill Allen and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved to cook large meals for her family, especially chicken and dumplings and many of her delicious cakes. She also love to fish and quail hunt, her and Daddy making numerous trips to Texas and Mississippi on hunting trips with friends. She loved all of her family dearly and was affectionately known as “Ma Noon.” Her oldest granddaughter, Staci, started calling her this when she was small and it stuck with her for life. She was a member of Red Bluff Baptist Church and enjoyed going to church until she was placed in the nursing home with Alzheimer’s disease. We would like to thank the staff of St. Helena Parish Nursing Home, Dr. Jimmy Varnado, Dr. Boyd Helm, Dr. Richard Rathbone, and Generations Hospice for their care through the years. We also thank the family and friends that visited her while in the nursing home. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Interment will be at Red Bluff Cemetery, Greensburg. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Red Bluff Baptist Church, 1532 Red Bluff Church Rd, Greensburg, LA 70441. For an online guestbook, visit


“I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.”

~Job 23:12b NIV~

Donna Fay Miller said her son-in-law, Ronnie Alford, is doing well following by-pass surgery.  Thanks for praying for him.

Rusty Williams is improving.  From Linda –

I just want to let everybody know that your prayers for Rusty are working. I know you won’t understand this if you don’t know medical terms, but when he first came off the ventilator, they were giving him 12 liters of oxygen. As of today, he is down to 5 liters and his oxygenation saturation is 96%! Thanks so much for the prayers!

Jason and Ellen Morris vandeVuss will have another little girl Friday.  She will be named Ainsley Grace.  Pray all goes well.

It’s good to have Roy and Diane Turner back at church for two reasons.

  1. We missed them.
  2. Dan Turner is doing much better.

90 Day Bible Reading: Day 60

Ezekiel 12:21 – Ezekiel 23:39

I always  enjoy reading church signs.  This one is from New Zion Baptist Church.

You have time for anything you want to do.

Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer for North American Missions

Monday – Scott and Ashley Venable

Today is a beautiful day!  Enjoy this gift from God.

Anna Lee


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

~James 5:16b~


90 Day Bible Reading – Day 59

Lamentations 2:1 -Ezekiel 12:20



At 91, Volunteer Loves Teaching English in Thailand

Rochelle Frazier will be speaking at FBC, Ponchatoula on March 23rd.  Contact the church office of Rochell ( for more information.



Week of Prayer for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions

Whatever It Takes…Reaching the One

March 3-10, 2013

Scripture: Acts 8:26-31 (HCSB)

26An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip: ‘Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ 27So he got up and went. There was an Ethiopian man, a eunuch and high official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to worship in Jerusalem 28and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud. 29The Spirit told Philip, ‘Go and join that chariot.’ 30When Philip ran up to it, he heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, ‘Do you understand what you’re reading?’ 31‘How can I,’ he said, ‘unless someone guides me?’ So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.”

Goal: $70 million                                                 FBC, Kentwood Goal – $10,000.00


Have a great Lord’s Day!  It’s not a “your name here”‘s day!

Anna Lee