“. . . It is not by sword or by spear that the LORD saves,

for the battle is the LORD’s.”

~1 Samuel 17:47~

Today is a good day for an update on the Jones family.

Susan of Lara’s Gowns for Smiles was able to buy fabric for 70 new gowns yesterday.  That’s 70 children who will be richly blessed to be “stylish” while undergoing cancer treatment.  At the rate Susan sews, that fabric won’t last long.  There are baskets at FBC, Kentwood for you to add kid-patterned fabric or checks can be turned in to the church office.  FBC, Kentwood is the collection site for the Northshore.  Pass the word along.

Our Daily Bread – “Keep it Simple”

Samaritan’s Purse – “Growing in Faith”

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Have a great day!

Anna Lee

Tuesday Afternoon

From Susan who makes the gowns for Lara’s Gowns for Smiles

I just got the text from channel 4 news WWL will air the Lara’s Gowns for Smiles tomorrow, Weds. April 10th, at 5PM. Please share so other might get the news and watch!!! Thank you all for your encouragement and support!!!

My young cousin in Texas who had brain cancer has gone through 4 MRIs that show no cancer.  The doctors are calling that remission.  Thanking God for giving him more time for living.

Velma T. Davidson
(September 14, 1949 – April 8, 2013)

Velma T. Davidson died at 5:34 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 at Christus St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles. She was born September 14, 1949 in Greensburg and was 63 years of age. She was a resident of Greensburg but has lived with daughter for the last 12 years in Sulphur. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Davidson LeDoux and husband, Travis; grandchildren, Brennen Smith, Alvin Smith, Nichole Turner and Daniel Turner and wife, Zoe; great grandchildren, Hayden Walton, Maddie Weber, Malakiah, Tarrin and Emmy Turner, all of Sulfur; brother, Andrew Travis and wife, Cathy; sisters, Patsy McGuff and husband, James, and Marie Travis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Michael M. Davidson; daughter, Lisa Ann McGuff; parents, Willie and Rose Lea Cutrer Travis and brother, Willie Eugene Travis. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg. For an online guestbook, visit





You did not choose Me but I chose you,

and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit.”

~John 15:16a, NASB~

Pray for Jeff Tolar as he has back surgery today.

Devotional by Our Daily Bread – Is Ambition Wrong?” –

Samaritan’s Purse – Sharing Christ with the Kayambi –

Baptist Press –

Sharing our love in important.  Sharing God’s love is even more important!

Anna Lee


“As for me, I vow that I will not sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you.”

~1 Samuel 12:23a~

Our Daily Bread – “Guarding Your Image” –

Samaritan’s Purse – Help a Child Know about Jesus” –

Mrs. Elsie Cooper passed away.  Please be in prayer for the family.  I’ll post arrangements when they are available.

The Missions Fair and Rally last night was AWESOME!  I’m not using that word lightly.  Seeing what area churches are doing in missions and learning of opportunities we could assist with was so varied and interesting.  I was thankful Susan, and her husband Jimmy, from Lara’s Gowns for Smiles drove a 100 miles to be there and another 100 to get home!  I also also blessed Paul and Sandy brought Zach to represent Zach’s Lidz for Kids.  (Zach also had grandparents there to support him.)  These two projects touched many hearts and will be assisted by people from our association.  Thank-you, Jesus for allowing us to learn so much in such a short time.

The Missions Rally was an AWESOME worship time.  The Hispanic singers were good and reminded me of being in churches in Europe with the Hatchels.  I would recognize the tune to songs, but not know the “foreign” words, which would be the English words I was familiar with.  Many people were picking up on the Spanish and singing along with them.  The “Seminarians”  led in worship in a different style and certainly were an inspiration to us.  I could listen to and worship with them for hours.  Then, Dr. Chuck Kelly’s message was so cleanly spoken about our role as Christian disciples.  Dr. Kelly used one of his favorite “Hebrew” word, “WOW”, several times.  What a way to end the Lord’s Day!

The next part will be sharing some very personal thoughts, so skip this paragraph if you choose.  Zach Morgan is the son of two of my former students, Paul and Sandy Bennett Morgan.  It was so good to see them and to know how they have guided Zach.  I’m not at liberty to tell you what’s next for Zach, but count on seeing him in the future.  Susan, of Lara’s Gowns for Smiles, has become a computer friend.  She spends four days a week sewing gowns for children.  She started a ministry and has really stayed with it every week.  I don’t regularly give four days a week to a ministry, so I admire her for her dedication.  Dr. Greg Woodward, who led the Seminarians, lived down the street from the Hatchels at NOBTS.  His wife led my grandchildren in a musical last year at FBC, NO.  His children were friends of my grandchilden on campus.  Dr. and Dr. Kelly were always so gracious to the Hatchels.  Jennie had opportunities to speak in classes Mrs. Dr. Kelly taught.  I saw Christian friends from Hillsdale, Kedron, The Lord’s Church, Bethel, New Zion, East Fork, Kentwood, ….  What a great night for us to see those we have know and how they serve the Lord!

I wanted to share about last night last night when I got home, but was afraid I would “write a book” if I wrote at that time.  What a blessing to have been a part of it a small way!  Oh, I forgot to mention the crowd of local Christians made  it necessary to add chairs down in the auditorium!

Happy Monday!  Be a “fisher on men” this week!

Anna Lee


    “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;

for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.  

But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work,

this one will be blessed in what he does.”

~James 1:23-25~

This is the Lord’s Day.  Please take the opportunity to worship in the church of your choice today.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “I L-O-V-E….” –

Missions – Samaritan’s Purse – “Helping in Jesus’ Name” –

Mr. Kenneth Felker is having problems again.  Pray for him and his family.

Mr. Shelton Day continues to improve following his heart surgery.

Felicia Alliece Godwin
(April 28, 1989 – April 6, 2013)

A resident of Kentwood, she died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at University Hospital in New Orleans. She was born April 28, 1989 in Hammond and was 23 years of age. She is survived by her parents, Lisa and Tommy Grice, Kentwood; grandfather, William “Bill” Godwin, Kentwood; nephew, Jesse Wayne Hemphill, Corinth, MS; aunts and uncles, Cathy Brooks and husband, George, Kentwood, Billy Godwin and wife, Sandra, Corinth, MS, Monteen Castella and husband, Bennie Ray, Kentwood, Johnny Knight, Jackson, MS, William Neal, Brooksville, FL, Lloyd Grice and wife, Darlene, Harrisburg, PA, Dorothy Lee Grice, Kentwood, Betty Lou Grice, Thomasville, GA, Sadie Grice, Kentwood, and Renee Givens, Mt. Hermon; numerous cousins including, Laura McGuff and husband, Andy, Ashley Bergeron and husband, Nick, Sean Sullivan and wife, Amp, Benji Castella, Jennifer Castella, Angela Miller and husband, Adam, David Anthony and wife, Tiffany, Rebel James, Jerrmy Godwin and wife, Wendy, Justin Godwin, A. J. McGuff, Kristopher McGuff, William Godwin and Hailey Gahagen. Preceded in death by brother, Ronald Hemphill; grandparents, Joellon Godwin, Dorothy Grice, Lloyd Grice and Louise James; uncle, Steven Godwin; aunt, Margaret Huber; great-aunt, Sharon Wunstel Stephens. Visitation at Kentwood Assembly of God from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Services conducted by Bro. William Hyde. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Don’t forget the missions fair at FBC, Greensburg tonight.  Come see the opportunities available to you.  This will include Disaster Relief with the LBC, Zach’s Lidz for Kids, Lara’s Gowns for Smiles, and others.  

Anna Lee


“He said to them,

‘Follow me,

and I will make you fishers of men.’”

~Matt. 4:19~

Ruby Harris Young (mother of Juanice Skiller)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

Ruby Harris Young, 92 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born November 22, 1920, in Dubach, Louisiana.

Mrs. Young was a faithful member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School class for 54 years. She was retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School System and was a member of the Tangipahoa Parish Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are her daughters, Juanice Young Skinner and husband Johnny, and Cheryl Young Brown, both of Hammond; son, Bruce Young and wife Jan of Kansas City, Kansas; grandsons, Matthew, Justin and Jeremy Skinner; granddaughter, Angela Young Smith; 3 great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Hunter Smith and Nathaniel Matthew Skinner; 3 nieces; 6 nephews; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Dorothy Young.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lee Young; parents, Alf and Dewey Autrey Harris; brother, Dr. Edward L. Harris; and a nephew.

Friends will be received on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 1:00 pm until funeral services begin at 3:00 pm at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Hammond.

Interment will follow in Holly Gardens Cemetery, Hammond.

Memorials gifts may be made to the Woodland Park Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.

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Missions Fest and Rally

  • FBC, Greensburg
  • Fest and Dining @ 5:00
  • Rally @ 6:30
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God is sending us a beautiful day today.  Enjoy it by doing something you enjoy and by giving back/paying it forward.

Anna Lee