Friday

Be anxious for nothing,

but in everything by prayer and supplication,

with thanksgiving,

let your requests be made known to God.”

~Philippians 4:6~

90 Day Bible Reading: Day 57

Jeremiah 33:23 -Jeremiah 47:7

Mr. Kenneth Felker is hospitalized again.  Please pray for him again.

Baptist Center Dakar Senegal

Overview: The Baptist Center is located in Grand Yoff, in the heart of Dakar, in one of the poorest and most densely populated municipalities of the city. Though the spiritual and physical needs are difficult to comprehend, we are blessed to be part of what the Lord is doing in this place. This request provides donors with the opportunity to share in work that has tremendous potential for expanding the Kingdom, as well as for the opportunity ‘to do unto the least of these’. This is an urban ministry that we believe will impact hundreds, perhaps thousands through the support and participation of our fellow Baptists. We are requesting funding for operations for the Baptist Center in Grand Yoff. For watchmen, utilities, and maintenance, we will need $55.90 per day/ $392.30 per week/$1,700 / month = $20,400 / year = $61,200 / 3 years.
Giving Opportunities for Baptist Center Dakar Senegal

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

Local Mission Opportunity

Dear CLW friends,
You are invited to a CLW Volunteer Recruiting event;
Saturday, March 15, 2013
10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Agenda:
!0:00 a.m.  Worship Center  overview of service areas and activities
approx. 10:30 tour of service areas and new camp improvements
11:30 lunch
12:00 volunteer sign up
dismiss
CLW volunteers are 18 years and older
We appreciate our volunteers and are will work around your schedule
Please email me to rsvp the number that will be attending from your church by March 13, 2013.
I will have the camp calendar displayed and will be able to sign you up during this time.
If you have any questions,  please feel free to call me or email.  Thank you.
In His Service,
Monica Maddox
volunteer coordinator
Keith and Monica Maddox <keithandmonica@bellsouth.net>
What will you do today that is meaningful to those around you?  
Anna Lee

Thursday

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;

yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:

and the life which I now live in the flesh

I live by the faith of the Son of God,

who loved me, and gave himself for me.

~Galatians 2:20~

Pray for Mrs. Janet Hodges.  She is the grandmother of one of my former students, Cindy.

Rusty Williams has been moved to telemetry.  A bed was needed in ICU and Rusty was the most stable one there.

Mrs. Angie Redmond fell and broke her hip.  She’s in North Oaks.  Add her to your prayer list.

90 Day Bible Readings: Day 56

Jeremiah 23:9 -Jeremiah 33:22

Baptist Press – Good articles as usual

BPNews.net

Books for Sub Saharan Africa

Overview: In the poor Francophone countries, there are Baptist Bible schools and one seminary. They lack materials (Commentaries, Bible dictionaries, Greek/Hebrew language books, computers, printers). Pastors training is desperately needed.

Books for Sub Saharan Africa  (Goal: $28,000)   0% 10%

Thanks to all who helped provide food for the BCM yesterday.  Marty did a great job with the jambalaya.  The students were full and happy!  Thanks to all who went to SLU to serve the food.  What a blessing you were to them!

Have a great day!

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“Only those who give away their lives

for my sake and for the sake of the Good News

will ever know what it means to really live.”

~Mark 8:35 TLB~

Mike More was in Memphis today to check on the brain tumor behind his eye.  The good news is that it continues to shrink.  Robin thanks you for praying for them today as they saw the doctor and for all the prayers since Mike learned there was a tumor.

If you are keeping up with Connor Corkern on Facebook, today would be a good day to read The Adventures of Connor Man and to pray for Connor and his family.

There were 20 ladies at the birthday party yesterday.  It’s fun to celebrate birthdays together as we share a meal.  The March birthday party will be March 26th.  Mark your calendar.

Today, we will be feeding students at the BCM at SLU.  If you have a college student in the family, please tell them to come get a free meal of jambalaya, white beans, salad, rolls, cake, and tea.  The two pots of jambalaya will be cooked in front of the BCM.  The aroma of jambalaya usually draws in a big crowd.  We hope so.  That’s what we will be there for.

90 Day Bible Reading Plan – Day 55

Jeremiah 10:14 – Jeremiah 23:8

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

Bibles for East Asian Peoples

Overview: In one area of East Asia alone, we are averaging 30,000 new believers every month, and this equates to close to 42 new believers every hour. In many cases, Bibles are not available for purchase through one of the TSPM Book Stores, because the government may restrict the printing of Bibles to only 50,000 per year which would not even meet the needs of our own work for two months. In these situations, many believers share their Bibles and/or there are only Bibles available at the house church meeting place. Why would we deprive a new believer of having their own Bible? These funds will allow us to work through appropriate channels to get Bibles to those areas where we are seeing a harvest so that God’s Word is available to them.

May this beautiful day be wonderful for each of you.  God will be with you all day long.

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.

If one of you says to them, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’

but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”

~James 2:15-16 NIV`

Pray for Jimmy and Naomi Tolar today as they see a doctor at Mary Bird Perkins about  Jimmy’s hand .

Jadon’s Story

 

http://jadonsisstory.blogspot.com/

 

Pray for Mike and Robin Moore of Monroe.

Please keep us in your prayers. Mike and I are heading to Memphis tomorrow to see the eye doctor and make sure the tumor is still shrinking. Thanks for always praying for complete healing and for safe trips to Memphis.

Update on Dan Turner from Ladd

For those of you who have been wondering, Dan Turner is doing well! He continues to work hard and amaze his doctors and therapists. His spirits are good and he’s determined! He’s steadily improving with time and therapy. He is truly an example of God’s faithfulness. Thank you all for your continued prayers!

Today is the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party to honor those with February birthdays.  We will meet at Nyla’s at 11:00 to celebrate.  The ladies being honored are Judy Fowler, Peggy Alford, Ora Lee Wilson, Linda Callihan, Karen Miller, Beverly Rohrbacker, Debbie Miller, and Naomi Tolar.

Tomorrow is the day that FBC, Kentwood prepares a jambalaya meal for the students at the BCM at SLU.  If you have items to bring for the meal, please have them in the church kitchen by 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Thanks!

Hobby Lobby: resolute in court, visionary for Bible’s relevance

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=39762

Church loses 2 pastors in a month’s time

 

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=39764

 

90 Days of Bible Readings: Day 54

Isaiah 66:19 – Jeremiah 10:13

Baptist Medical Center in Nalerigu Ghana

Overview: In northeast Ghana, there is little hope for relief without the Baptist Medical Center. It has been an oasis since 1958 in an impoverished and destitute area. Physical needs bring patients to the hospital, but their ultimate healing is found in God’s message of salvation that draws them to Himself. Through the ministry of the Baptist Medical Center, hundreds of thousands have been touched and lives have been changed for eternity. As a follow up to those who have made decisions for Christ, we have a church planter catalyst implementing strategies to disciple and encourage these new believers. He will work with the local Baptists to disciple them as well as develop leadership training to plant and grow churches. The Baptist Medical Center must continue to reach out to those brought right to their doorstep, most of whom are lost. We cannot neglect this vital ministry and Christian witness in this needy and often forgotten part of the world.

Giving Opportunities for Baptist Medical Center in Nalerigu Ghana

Your prayers make a difference in many lives.  Thanks for praying for all the various needs each day.  As I heard in Sunday School this week.  God is the one who decides how to answer each prayer.  He has the final decision.
Anna Lee

Monday

“And this I pray,

that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment.”

~Philippians 1:9~

If  you are on Facebook, take a moment to read some on “The Adventures of Conner Man”.  Then, thank God for this precious life and the ability to inspire so many.  Thank God for family that loves and encourages him each day.

Here’s an update on Callie Cole.  What a blessing her mother has been!

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/calliecole

A younger friend we know from  Roseland has been volunteering with Red Cross in Hattisburg following the tornado.  This is what she posted last night.  We are proud of your time in Hattisburg, Lucricia.

“A church Pastor in Hattiesburg told his congregation to get into the closet for shelter after the tornado left they opened the closet door and the entire church was blown away except the closet …… God is good and He protects His people!!! Praise God!!! The entire church is gone except the closet….. Not touched in any kinda way!!! Thank you Jesus!!!”

The weather has been more turbulent here lately that most days in Louisiana.  Take precautions when advised to do so.

As we are counting inches of rain, the Hatchels have a ruler in the snow in their yard.  It shows ten inches of snow!  That ruler and the “white stuff” make me appreciate our rain!

90 Day Bible Reading – I’m up-to-date!  I hope you are too.

Isaiah 52:13 – Isaiah 66:18

Balkan Platforms

Overview: There is tremendous lostness in the Balkan region (Southern Europe). In many cases, legitimate access to these countries is very difficult. The right platforms provide not only that access, but natural (supernatural!) avenues for building relationships and sharing the gospel with people. The fervent prayer of IMB personnel in Kosovo, Bosnia, Greece, Albania, and Macedonia is that as development and educational projects are carried out under the auspices of these platforms that many people would come to faith and a wave of multiplying churches would be planted.

Strategic Ministries: Seminary, Non-Government Organization, Education, Health, Church Planting

Giving Opportunities for Balkan Platforms

https://netcommunity.imb.org/StrategicOpportunities

IMB – Kosovo Project – 2013  (Goal: $20,000)   0% 0%
Oasis Center Ministry Project – 2013  (Goal: $50,000)   0% 0%
ABI- Albania Project – 2013  (Goal: $30,000)   0% 0%
A friend and former pastor, Bro. Chip, celebrated 25 years at his present church, FBC, King’s Mountain, NC, yesterday.  He served at Roseland five years, approximately  nine years at his home church in NC, and now twenty-five years.  God has really blessed his family and his ministry.  I’m thankful to have known him.  We visited with Martha and him last summer when he was here for the Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans.  We are thankful and blessed for this long-time friendship.
Have a blessed day!  Be the “Jesus” someone is looking for in life!
Anna Lee

Friday

“Count it all joy when you fall into various trials.”

~James 1:2~

 

Patrick Hoosier was able to leave Tulane Hospital and come home Thursday night.  Thank God Pat is home with his family again.

Reesa B. DeLee has been in Greensburg hospital Wednesday and Thursday.  That’s all I know, except to know she and her family need your prayers.

90 Day Bible Reading: Day 50

Isaiah 14:1 -Isaiah 28:29

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

Mission Photographer Don Rutledge Leaves Powerful  Legacy

legacyhttp://www.imb.org/main/news/details.asp?StoryID=11511&LanguageID=1709

We had a good meeting at the cabin last night, despite the weather.  We even welcomed two new people.  Praise the Lord.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love

which you have shown toward His name,

in that you have ministered to the saints,

and do minister.”

~Hebrews 6:10~

Note there is no date or age at which we are to stop ministering to others!

From Melissa Hoosier Liberto

If you are awake PLEASE PRAY FOR MY DAD (Pat Hoosier). He is at hoods and we will be heading to Tulane

Rusty Williams, son of Jimmy and Linda Williams

Pray for Rusty as he is in ICU and on a ventilator.  He has a severe UTI,  pneumonia, strep throat, and  mononucleosis.

Time to check out the Jones family again.

http://gavincarrie.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Rena Cutrer has a pacemaker now.  I apologize for not saying so sooner.

Pray for Mrs. Bonnie Strickland who is having some health issues.  As far as I know, she is at home.

Mansell Stinson has been having problems associated with diabetes.  Please add him to your prayer list.

Another person to add is Rick Bygeron, the LBC president, who is battling cancer.

Today is the Third Thursday.  If you are free, join us at the cabin at 6:30.  I promise you will be glad you came.

Paul Boudreaux fell last week.  Keep praying for him.

90 Day Bible Reading: Day 49

Isaiah 1:1 – Isaiah 13:22

The Bucket Project

http://www.imb.org/main/news/details.asp?StoryID=11488&LanguageID=1709

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

Mallory Claire Ricks
(September 15, 1987 – February 19, 2013)

A resident of Kentwood, she died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at her home. She was born September 15, 1987 in Baton Rouge and was 25 years of age. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Larry Sylvest. Interment Mixon Cemetery, Tangipahoa. She is survived by her parents, George and Martha Ricks; brother, Mikel Ricks; sister, Patricia Landry and husband, Tony; nephew, Jackson Landry; niece, Ava Landry; 3 aunts, Becki Gabriel and her husband, Chuck, Cathy Raiford, and her husband, Stacy, Deanie Brumfield; cousins, Tina Doughty, Charlie Gabriel, John Pike, Kristi Hyde, Ali Brumfield, Joey Cutrer, Drew Cutrer; second cousins, Jason Todd Doughty and Parker Doughty. Preceded in death by grandparents, Mike and Ruby Cuti, Milford and Betty Ricks; 3 cousins, Clay Gabriel, Christian Gabriel and Carly Lou Cutrer; uncle, Claude H. Brumfield, Jr. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 There’s plenty to pray about today!  Some days are just like that.  Whatever the problem, God is going to address it.

Anna Lee