“And take the helmet of salvation,

. . . praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

. . . that may be given to me,

that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,

utterance . . . that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

~Ephesians 6:17-20~

From Ashley Raborn

Please remember Sammy Ott in your prayers. He is still hospitalized following surgery last week. Praises to God, his platelet count is already starting to increase! Thank you

Charles “Hoppy” Smith
(April 12, 1941 – February 1, 2013)

A resident of Kentwood, he died at 12:26 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born April 12, 1941 in Kansas City, MO and was 71 years of age. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Gilbert Graham. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. He is survived by his wife, Amy Costanza Smith, Kentwood; daughter, Kimberly Farrell and husband, Christopher, Roseland; 3 sisters, Mary Davidson, Kentwood, Alma Smith, Lott, TX, and Rita Bailey, Lott, TX; brother, Edward Smith, Natchez, MS; brother in law, Louis Costanza, Amite; 3 grandchildren, Linda, Beau, and Cheyenne Farrell, Roseland; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by, parents, James and Clarita Smith; brother, Alfred Smith. For an online guestbook, visit

IMB: Worth the Wait

90 Bible Reading – Day 31

1 Chronicles 24:1 -2 Chronicles 7:10

Don’t let a football game bump the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee



Pray for the local guys in the National Guard who are headed to Afghanistan again.  Included in that number are Dawson and Chris (Dawson’s nephew) Primes.  They go to serve because of the love they have for those here in the States.  Pray for this group on a regular basis.

From Jeanne B. Tate

Please pray for a two year old girl, Laney Wilson.  She was born with a rare
brain disorder.  One of the problems is that is causes her sodium levels to
rise.  That is happening right now.  She is in the ICU in McComb, Ms.  If it
gets too high she can have seizures and at the worst a coma.  They have to
bring it down slowly or she could have seizures for going down too fast.
Her family would appreciate your prayers.  Thank you for your prayers.  May
the Lord be glorified.

From Frances Gay

Jim (Walley) is having surgery Monday at 7 a m (in Baton Rouge).  Pray that he has a good outcome and also pray for the Drs and caregivers. . . He will be in hospital for 3-4 days.

Jesse Dean‘s surgery went well.  He is home and recovering as expected.  Pray he heals well and the surgery was successful.

Jones Family

IMB: Worth the Risk

90 Day Reading of the Bible

1 Chronicles 10:1 -1 Chronicles 23:32

Baptist Press

Pray for our country!

Anna Lee



Above all else guard your heart

for it is the wellspring of life.

~Proverbs 23:4~

Local ministry opportunity: Shirts and pants for men at Kentwood Manor

There is a need for clean, usable clothing for men.  If you have some men’s shirts and pants to share, please drop them off under the stairwell when you enter the office/fellowship hall building (where you buzz to have the door opened).  Most of the men wear small – medium sizes.     Thanks!

IMB: Faith by Sight


90 Day Bible Read: Day 29

1 Chronicles 1:1 – 1 Chronicles 9:44

Baptist Press – Wonderful articles again today

Pray for Majel and Jesse Dean today as Jesse has out-patient hand surgery today in Hammond.

Pray for little Everett Smith, son of Jason and Rebekah Alford Davis Smith.  He is hospitalized in McComb with RSV.  EMMETT HAS NOW BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PNEUMONIA.

Many visitors will be in New Orleans today and in the coming weeks.  Pray for good judgment and safety for each one.

Thank God for a beautiful week, even if everything in your world was not perfect.  He is!

Anna Lee


   “And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come again and receive you to Myself;

that where I am, there you may be also.”

~John 14:3~

I hope you have your reservations.  If not, ask someone who can help you.

From Ashley Raborn

Please be in prayer for Sammy Ott, husband of Tammy McGehee Ott. He will have surgery in Jackson, MS on Thursday to remove his spleen. This surgery will help his platelet count stay elevated. We are praying this will be a success to help his leukemia go into remission. Thank you.

Rev. and Mrs. Richard Sandburg of New Zion have a new baby, a boy named David.  Thank God for this new life and pray for the growing family of four.

Dan Turner no longer need respiratory therapy.  Thank God for another step in Dan’s progress.

Pray for Patrick Hoosier as he has surgery scheduled.  Pray for the family too.

Read the Bible in 90 Days – Day 28 

Read through the end of II Kings.  (I realized we have read more than 1/4 of the Bible is less than a month.  This plan has worked so well for me.  When you get deep in one section of Scriptures, you don’t turn to another book of the Bible and pick up where you left off there.)

IMB: Flights of Hope


(If you read about the Jones family with the five new babies, you are reading of a missionary pilot.)

Baptist Press



Tuesday Morning

‎”Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly;

and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 

~ Corinthians 9:6~

Continue to pray for Mr. Gordon Price.  He will be leaving rehab soon.  Pray for his caregivers too.

Mr. Robert Frohn’s surgery went well today.  If he does well tonight, he may be able to return home tomorrow.  Keep praying for him and for “Miss” Jennie.

Dan Turner may be able to be released from the rehab hospital in a couple weeks.  He will continue rehab when he gets home.  Pray for his family as they have been with him since the accident.  Pray for rest for each one of them.

Mr. Billy Travis, a resident of the 6th Ward, passed away Monday night.  Please be in prayer for “Miss” Doris and the other members of the family.

90 Days of Bible Readings – Day 26

1 Kings 16:21 – 2 Kings 4:37

IMB – Fastest Office on Four Wheels

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Do something small that is gigantic to someone else.  

Anna Lee