“You will know the truth,

and the truth will set you free.”

 ~John 8:32 NIV~



Out friend, Bobby Forbes, was able to be in his church Sunday.  We’re thankful for that.



Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 7-8
  • Ps 59
  • Acts 17



Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available again Sunday.



Friday Morning Bible Study – Romans 8



Children in Action meet on Wednesdays at 6 P.M.



Young at Heart meets at 11 A.M. this morning at New Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Gibby McMillian will speak about Disaster Relief.  A pot luck meal will follow.  Mr. James W. Frazier was a key factor in this program.  I’m thankful his church friends will continue the monthly gatherings.



Today is a new day.  What can/will you do to tell others about Jesus, perform a service to help someone, invite someone to your church, visit someone who is ill or homebound, etc.?

Anna Lee









If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 

But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Daniel 3:17-18

I love to read about Daniel.  He had such high standards as he served God.



Mrs. Bessie Hayden got her portable oxygen yesterday and called to say she will be at Bible study this morning.  How many other places could she have chosen to to go today, but the desire of her heart is to be at church studying God’s Word.  We’ll be glad to have her back.



Pray for Debi Bales as she has  tests today at Cypress Point.  Pray for medical answers.



M-JAM is tomorrow.  Pray for the hundreds of hearts to be open to God’s word and the message of telling others about Jesus.


Read the Bible

  • 2 Sam. 1-2
  • Eccl. 11:6-10
  • Acts 14



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Operation Christmas Child 

  • Do you like to paint, draw, crochet, sew, cut with scissors, laminate, etc.?  You will be able to make some items for OCC shoeboxes!
  • Do you shop?  Keep your eyes open for items children need or would enjoy (spoons, small bowls, flashlights, hair ornaments, solar calculators, highlighters, small puzzles and games, hairbrushes, glue sticks, t-shirts. scissors, fishing needs, aprons, small cars and trucks, small dolls, balls, small battery operated clocks, etc.)


  • If you received a shoe box two weeks ago, please see me for a label for your box.



How are you going to help someone know about Jesus this weekend?  One way is to bring them to church and let the Sunday School teacher and the pastor do the “teaching” for you!

Anna Lee











Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

~Proverbs 13:12~



Read the Bible

  • I Sam. 22-24
  • Ps. 52
  • Acts 11



Please continue to pray for Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher who is at Hood Memorial Hospital.



I told you how wonderful the ladies’ meeting at Amite was going to be.   I’m sorry if you missed the meeting, because it was even better than our expectations.  I hope you have the opportunity to talk with someone who was there.



Today begins a new month.  Operation Christmas Child suggests you purchase hygiene items such as bars of soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, body scrubbers, STICK deodorants, and combs during the month of May.  You can add these items to your shoeboxes or bring multiple of some of these items for us to send as fillers which can be added to boxes that are not completely full when our boxes get to Dallas.



Pray for the children and adults who will be attending M-JAM at the end of this week.




Friday’s Bible Study – Romans 7



Vacation Bible School – First full week of June at FBC, Kentwood



Pray for the high school and college graduates who will be honored at church Sunday.  Pray that decisions about continuing education, military, and careers will be carefully made.



Let me update you on David.  He is feeling much better, eating like a horse, and has gained back six pounds so far.  Thank you for praying for him and asking about him.  He is regaining his strength and hopefully will be back to his usual size and activity level in a few more months.

Anna Lee








To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever.

But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.

~Jonah 2:6~



David Carley’s triple by-pass surgery went well.  Thank you for praying for him.



Today, some area ladies will be attending the simulcast at FBC, Kentwood.  It begins at 8:00 and ends at 3 this afternoon.



Others will be at Hillsdale from 2-4 for a Housewarming for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  It is our opportunity to help meet some of their needs,



Monday, at 6:30 P.M., ladies have the opportunity to attend a special gathering at FBC, Amite that will include skits, music, food, two speakers, etc.    The Amite ladies are doing all the work.  We only need to attend and bring someone with us.




Read the Bible Today

  • 1st Sam. 16-18
  • Ps. 51
  • Acts 9



Don’t forget to make some purchases for or create some treasures for Operation Christmas Child.  You can drop off your items at my Sunday School room before 9:15 any Sunday.  Today’s ideas include hard plastic spoons, small hard plastic bowls, and small drinking cups or glasses.



Thursday, May 3rd is our National Day of Prayer.  I know you will want to get involved in special prayers that day.



Today is “Pay it Forward Day”.  I remember having another teacher give out pretty pencils to students the first Pay it Forward Day.  Many acts of kindness have happened since that day.   I wonder what today holds….  

Anna Lee


“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”

~Acts 5:20~



Jelaigne Fitzhugh of Greensburg had a heart procedure yesterday.  Thankfully, the doctors at Ochsner were able to repair her heart valve, not replace it.  Pray for her as she recovers.



Debbie Wilkinson of Amite made her regular trip to M.D. Anderson at Houston and returned giving a praise report that her tumor is not growing.  Thank-you for your continued prayers.



David Carley, the son of Gary Carley and Gwenette Dixon will have triple by-pass heart surgery this afternoon.  Please pray for the family and for all the medical staff involved.



Joanne Seymour‘s stage four cancer surgery went well in New York yesterday.  Please continue to pray for Joanne as she heals.  She formerly lived in Amite.



Victoria Griffith, the granddaughter of Gerald and Martha Griffith of Kentwood, tried to stop a dog fight yesterday,  She was bitten and lost the tip of her ring finger.  She will be having surgery in Jackson, MS today.  Please pray for Victoria, the medical staff, and the family.




Read the Bible Today

  • I Sam. 13-15
  • Ps. 50
  • Acts 7




Friday Morning Bible Study –  Romans 6




Operation Christmas Child – Bring your filler items to my Sunday School classroom before Sunday School.  An example of a filler item would be balls you found on sale recently that you purchased in abundance.  Other items you might consider buying would be $1.00 flashlights at Walmart, $1.00 calculators from Dollar General, $1.00 jump ropes from Dollar Tree, and bars of soap.  Buy as many as you fed led to purchase.  You might even consider buying something every pay day or on a certain day of the week.  You will be blessed as you bless others.


Have a wonderful Friday!  Today would be a good day to attend Bible study, visit someone who is ill, prepare a meal for a busy neighbor, or ?????.

Anna Lee























The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”

And let the one who hears say, “Come!”

Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

~Revelation 22:17~



Read the Bible

  • Reflect on God as Capable
  • Catch up on any reading you missed during the past week.



Opportunities this Week

  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party
  • Wednesday – Filming for the Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer (Limited opportunity)
  • Friday – Romans 5 Bible Study
  • Saturday – Simulcast and Housewarming for Children’s Home
  • Sunday – 125th Anniversary of FBC, Kentwood



Please pray for our friend, Bobby Forbes of Arcola, as he has emergency surgery to remove a cancerous place from his arm.



Alice Faye Lee is home and doing better.  Thank-you for praying for her.



Heart problems seem to be numerous.  We have friends who have had heart procedures and other facing surgeries soon.  I know each of them would appreciate your prayers.



Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child are available to those wishing to pack some.  The ones in the area under the balcony contain instructions/guidelines.  You can participate in one or both option.  I’ll keep that area stocked with shoeboxes, so if someone gets the last ones, I’ll add more.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.



There of many spiritual, physical, and emotional needs in our community today.  Say some special prayers, please.

Opportunities are plentiful!

Anna Lee





The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!”

Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

~Revelation 22:17~



Pray for the family of Mr. John Alan Blackwell as they have his services this afternoon at FBC, Kentwood.

  • Wake – 2:00 P.M.
  • Celebration of Life – 3:00 P.M.


“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

Tuesday at The Cafe at 11:00

Honoring Ladies with April Birthdays

                  Othell Williams

                 Catherine Yarborough

                 Gail Brister

                 Annie Bell Harrell

                 Virginia McKenzie


M-JAM (Grades 1-5) – May 4-5

Permission slip and $20.00 fee is due TODAY!

See Anna Lee if you have any questions.


Children in Action

A video team will be here Wednesday night to film a portion of a segment for a future Georgia Barnette video.


Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes and information sheets available after church today!  Questions? Ask Anna Lee .  



Read the Bible

  • I Sam. 1-3
  • Eccl. 9:1-10
  • Acts 4



Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee