“All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me,

because I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for yourselves.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

~Matthew 11:29-30~


I asked Diane Turner to give us an update on her son, Dan Turner, whose was in seriously injured in a motorcycle/deer accident .

I am sending you an update on Dan for you to pass on to those on The Prayer Link. First of all, our many thanks to those who have prayed and lifted Dan, his wife Angela, and the rest if family up to our Heavenly Father. We are convinced wholeheartedly, that Dan’s life was spared and that he continues to prove by God’s hand. Dan is still in outpatient therapy two days a week. He is going to rehab at a facility known as Quest. This facility only takes patients that they feel have a high success expectancy for complete recovery. That in itself is a confirmation to us that God is going to see this thing through.

At Quest, Dan is receiving therapy for his left shoulder, hand, and foot. He was left with tendinitis from the broken shoulder that was inhibiting his range of motion and interfering with therapy to strengthen that area. He has been receiving injections in the shoulder to correct this so therapy can move along. Also, he had similar issues in the hand and foot. He is also receiving injections in both the forearm and heel, greatly improving with function he needs for therapy.

Dan is very proactive and participating in his therapy both as a patient and a health professional who is vitally interested in getting past this to get back to help heal others. He is taking every stat that is generated by monitoring equipment and therapists and has developed spread sheets, bar graphs, and pie charts to track his progress. Having these visuals of his progress is SO AWESOME!!! It is so exciting and encouraging for him to see his progress, and to his family!!! to see it, as well!  He has visions of volunteering his expertise in this area to other patients at Quest to also give them hope and encouragement as they travel the road back traumatic injury.

We ask that you continue to pray for Dan and Angela, his wife. Pray specifically for his continued healing through this careful dance of meds and therapy to continue to awaken those areas of the brain controlling the shoulder, hand, and leg on the left side of his body. Thank you all again for your faithfulness to pray for Dan.

I know you will want to continue praying for all the Turners.  I think having this update will help us know how to best pray now.

Today is the day Mrs. Florene (Robert) Pate has surgery at OLOL.  Keep her and her family, as well as the medical staff. in your prayers.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Married to Royalty” –

Values – Do Your Part – “Be Grateful” –

Hymn of the Day – “Love is the Theme” –

Baptist Press –

Needs – Re-Store is in need of jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, winter hats, and winter gloves.  If you have some that are clean and usable that you are willing to share, please bring them to FBC and leave them in the baskets by the main and office entrances.  I will deliver them to Amite at the end of October.

Let God show His love through you today.

Anna Lee


“Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together!”

~Psalm 34:3, ESV~

Pray for the family of Mrs. Ruby Ziggler.  She’s not doing well.

The revival at New Zion Baptist Church has been wonderful.  The attendance has been very good.  Rev. Bruce Worrell is preaching.  Andy Taylor is leading the music.  Tonight’s 6:30 service is the last one.

The senior adults on the trip to Branson have arrived safely and are looking forward to making some special memories.  They appreciate East Fork Baptist Church for organizing the trip.  Pray for good health and safe travels for each person.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Insignificant” –

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions –  Projected Allocations

Hymn of the Day – “Did You Think to Pray” –

Values – Friendship – “True Friends” ––True-Friends

Baptist Press –

Nairobi mall terror witnessed by missionaries

We had five of our eight “young” ladies present for their birthday celebration yesterday.  Many friends were there to support then.

It’s still not too late to turn in school uniforms to be given to Re-Store in Amite.  Our project for October will be collecting jackets, sweaters, winter caps, gloves, etc..

Have a special day.  Do something meaningful.

Anna Lee


“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

fixing our eyes on Jesus,

the author and perfecter of faith,

who for the joy set before Him endured the cross,

despising the shame,

and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

~Hebrews 12:1b-2, NASB~



Henry Blackaby update –

H. Wayne “Sonny” Clark

“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me;” With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away, and though we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, your hard working hands stopped to rest, God broke our hears to prove to us he only takes the best. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.” Author unknown. A native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Denham Springs, he passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, he was 69 and he retired from Local 198 as a pipefitter. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Visitation will resume on Monday at 8:00am. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Chapel at 11:00am. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. He is survived by one son, Stephen Clark and wife Sherri L. Clark, one daughter, Sonia Lynn Clark, seven grandchildren, Ashley, Brent, Brittany, Jennah, Adrian, Stephanie, Stephen, four great grandchildren, Parker, Dakoda, Adeline and Ainsley, brother, Gerald Clark and sister, Maria Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jo Clark, daughter, Cindy Kimble, grandson, Matthew Clark, parents, Herbert Samuel and Mary R. Clark, niece, Lisa Davis. Pallbearers will be, Brent Nolan, Stephen Clark, Daryl Cleveland, Jr., Val McMorris, Greg Booty and Thomas Alford. Please sign the online guestbook at – See more at:

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Good and the Bad”

Hymn of the Day –  “More about Jesus” –

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions – “Who was Georgia Barnette” –

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast to benefit a needy family this morning.  It begins at 8:00.

New Zion Baptist Church will host a revival today through Wednesday.  A former pastor is preaching.  Mr. Harlon Toney will lead music today with Andy Taylor leading Monday -Wednesday.  Services begin at 7:00.

What are you giving to God on His Day?

Anna Lee


Saturday Afternoon

Mrs. Joyce Frazier passed away.  Please be in prayer for her family.

I learned today that Keith Womack did not have a stroke.  Let’s thank God for this good news.

Pray for David Bales and his family as they await biopsy reports.

Baptist Press –

Thanks to all who contributed food or money to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  You will be helping children in different cottages with meals in the coming months.

Thanks to all who contributed food, clothing, money and other items to the family whose home was burned.  They are most appreciative of your help.

Thanks to the Sunday School class of  FBC, Kentwood for contributing to Camp Living Waters and their current needs.  May God continue to bless you for your generous spirit.


Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders;

make the most of every opportunity.

Let your conversation be always full of grace,

seasoned with salt,

so that you may know how to answer everyone.

~Colossians 4:5, 6 NIV~

Pray for Kathy Jo Thompson as she has shunt surgery tomorrow morning at North Oaks at 6:30 A.M.

Continue to pray for the family of Percy Cutrer.  There will be a memorial service for him at a later time.

It’s not too late to bring clothing or household items for the family that was burned out.  Drop off at the office entrance of FBC,K.

We are still collecting school uniforms for delivery to Re-Store in Amite.  Drop them off at the office or main entrance of FBC,K.

Day 3 of the Week of Prayer for Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions

Baptist Press –

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Seeing God in Familiar Places” –

Hymn of the Day –

Be sure to read about the origin of this song.  Simple reasoning is usually best.

Mark your calendar for Thursday and Friday.

Thursday – Third Thursday Meeting at the cabin at 6:30

Friday – “Lucy” Bible Study

Looking ahead to a great day!

Anna Lee

Monday Midday Update

Wonderful News!  Spring Creek Baptist Church will have their first planned service in their new building which will be large enough to hold both services at one time.  Beginning Sunday, their new worship time will be 10:00 A.M. for everyone!

Sam Woodard had his kidney surgery and is recovering nicely.  He thanks those who prayed for him.

The MK burned in eastern Africa has safely made it to the capital city.  His burns were labeled as second degree, not third degree which means the healing process could shorted.




“Through Him then,

let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God,

that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.”

~Hebrews 13:15, NASB~

Paul Morgan‘s biopsy was done yesterday.  He is doing well.  Pray for Paul and his family as they wait while the biopsy is analyzed.


Please continue to pray for Glenda and Tyrone Harrell.


Melissa Johnson said she is over compensating for her injuries and causing more problems.  Pray for her as she continues to get well.  Pray for her as she continue to go through physical therapy.


Tomorrow will be the annual Homecoming Day at New Zion Baptist Church.  The morning service will be followed by Dinner on the Grounds.


Pine Ridge United Methodist Church encourages us to help the people of Colorado by providing “Cleaning Buckets”.



The Week of Prayer for Georgia Barnette State Missions begins tomorrow.  Click here for a sneak peek.



Baptist Press News –



Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – Unfailing Mercy –


Hymn of the Day – “Tell Me the Old, Old Story” –


Scott Ralston Bahm

(November 12, 1968 – September 12, 2013)

A resident of Loranger, died at 7:25 AM on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans as a result of Melanoma Cancer. He was born November 12, 1968 in New Orleans. Survived by mother, Virginia Husser Bahm, Loranger; sister, Cheryl Bahm, Husser. Preceded in death by father, Ralston Bahm. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Sunday, September 15, 2013, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 10:00 AM Monday, September 16, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Don Bassett. Interment Neal Cemetery, Hwy 445, Loranger.


Reminders – All these items can be delivered to FBC, Kentwood,

  • Fall Food Round-Up early Monday morning
  • Collection of uniforms and children’s shoes for  Re-Store
  • Help a family whose home was burned out last week (information available at FBC,K)


Have a great day.  Do something today to help someone in some way.

Anna Lee