As far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

~Psalm 103:12~


Please pray for Reid Travis who own the glass shop in Kentwood.  Reid is have a problem with a large kidney stone.  He and his family would appreciate your prayers.

Don Clemons‘ surgery went well yesterday morning.  Pray for him as he heals and waits for the lab report.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has been moved from room 1706 to room 1708.  Her new room will be much larger.  The phone number is 230=1708.

Rusty Williams is hospitalized in Covington.  Pray for him and for his family.  Thanks!


Virginia Earline Wickham

March 28, 1932 – August 07, 2017



Delores Lorene Martin

January 07, 1936 – August 04, 2017




The LA Baptist Children’s Home in Monroe will soon be making stops in our area to pick up food supplies for their individual cottages.  They will be picking up at churches in our area on Monday, September 18th.  Below is a list of items they need the most.

Body Wash

Bottled Juice

Children’s Cereal

Cleaning Supplies

Cooking Oil/Crisco Shortening

Corn Meal

Flavoring (Lemon, Vanilla, Almond)

Freezer Bags

Canned Fruit

Gravy Mixes

Hand Soap/Sanitizer


Laundry Detergent (HE Liquid)



Onion Soup Mix

Pam Cooking Spray

Pickles and Relish

Pop Tarts

Rice (Instant and Boxed Dinners)

Salad Dressing

Velveeda Cheese

At FBC, Kentwood, your items can be left under the stairwell at the office entrance to the church.  Thank-you for helping to feed these children.


Don’t forget your OCC shoebox items.  FBC, Kentwood will be packing 350 shoeboxes and serving as a collection center in November.


“Only Believe”


Read the Bible – I Chronicles 11-14 & Psalm 66

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The next associational WMU meeting will be September 11th at FBC, Amite at 10 A.M.  Out focus will be on the Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana with Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church as our speaker.  Mark your calendar.


May you see God’s blessings in your life today.

Anna Lee










In him we have redemption through his blood,

the forgiveness of sins,

in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

~Ephesians 1:7~

Mrs. Ruby Dillon had a good day yesterday.  She was looking good and feeling stronger.  The white board at the foot of her bed says they are aiming to send her home on the 14th.  Pray she can continue to improve in physical therapy and in eating.

Mrs. Bettye Fussell is moving on with a great attitude.  Her doctors are working together to determine the plan.  Bettye is positive and encouraging.  What a blessing she is to our community!


Read the Bible – Malachi 3-4 and Psalm 64


I hope you will be attending your church today.  If not, choose one and attend.  Of course, asking a friend if you can go with them is always a good option.  The point is to get up and go.  You will be blessed.


The youth from FBC, Kentwood had a progressive supper followed by swimming last night.  The attendance was good.  All seemed to be having a great time.  Thanks to the adults who made it possible.


Bible Drill class for children will be at 6 P.M. tonight.  Come learn some Scriptures and how to use your Bible.


Operation Christmas Child – Bring your glue sticks to my classroom this morning.  Next week, we will be collecting pens and pencils.  Of course, we will accept any items at any time.  Thanks for your help.


The Two Rivers Associational WMU will meet at FBC, Amite at 10 A.M. on Monday, September 11th.  Rev. Don Meadows will share about Compassionate Ministry and Georgia Barnett.  All ladies are invited to attend.  You do not have to attend organized WMU meeting at your church to enjoy and learn from the associational meetings.


“Every Day with Jesus”


May the Lord bless you as you honor Him with your time today.

Anna Lee




Saturday Addition

The next Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be 9/11, September 11, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Amite.  The focus will be Georgia Barnett missions in Louisiana. The speaker is tentative now, so that will be announced later.  The location is a change from the church that was previously scheduled, so please note that we will be in Amite.


Update of health problems:

  1. Andy Taylor has seem some improvement, more on one hand than the other, since his surgery Monday.  He plans to be in church tomorrow.  Thank God for Andy’s improvement and continue to pray for Andy.
  2. Jeffrey Brister was in a bad motorcycle accident a few months ago.  He has one shoulder that has not healed, so he will be undergoing total shoulder replacement.  Pray all goes well with surgery and that Jeffrey gets use of his arm again.
  3. Jennie is continuing to recover from her fall last weekend.  Pray she continues to improve enough to be comfortable on a flight to New Orleans Wednesday.


For I am convinced that neither death nor life,

neither angels nor demons,

neither the present nor the future,

nor any powers, 

neither height nor depth,

nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God

that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 8:38-39~


“The Love of God” – One of my favorites!



We’ve prayed for Carl Wayne Stevens, formerly of this area, many times over the last eight years.  He is still battling the complications from a stroke.  His attitude is good.  His helper, Nora, is faithful.  Let’s let our prayers be faithful too.


Josiah Huckaby – Update by KK Huckaby

What a difference a week makes! Today is day 140 in the NICU. Josiah has continued to improve and when I went to see him last Wednesday, they had swapped him from the invasive vent to a non-invasive vent. The staff have also been amazed at the difference & how far he has come. He did have a little problem last night…his central line came out & he’s on some many meds that a normal IV line is not sufficient. So he had to be put back on the invasive vent for the procedure to replace the central line (which went really well). They are working on weaning him as soon as possible. We are praising God that he is back on the vent because of a procedure & not because he required it!!! Also, he is growing like a weed. He is 10lbs 2oz & 25.5 inches now. Thanks for all the prayers! God is so good!!!



The children’s missions class will meet at 6 P.M. tonight.  Please share your children and grandchildren with us for one hour each week.


Pray for the mission team from East Fork Baptist Church as they continue to work and represent God’s name in Guatemala.


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Read the Bible – Esther 1-5 & Psalm 53


Operation Christmas Child – FBC, Kentwood is collecting highlighters, markers, and crayons this week.  Bring your items to my Sunday School classroom before Sunday School.  We’re sorting and counting items as they come it.  Remember these dates:  November 4 Packing Party & November13-20 Collection of Packed Shoeboxes at FBC, Kentwood.  We will be receiving shoeboxes from schools, clubs, businesses, churches, and individuals.  The more we pack the more children we impact.  Each one represents one more child whose life will be changed.


I hope you will continue to help with the shoeboxes as well as you did with the notebooks the first week of collection at FBC.  Thank-you so much!

Anna Lee



The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

~Psalm 27:1~



Our neighbor in Roseland, Ruby King, had a stroke yesterday.  Please join others in praying for Ruby.


Mr. Johnny Pritchett, my Roseland neighbor as I grew up, is home but in need of a sitter.  If you know of someone who might help him beginning at seven or eight in the morning until mid-afternoon, please call Chester at 985-514-5948.  Thank-you!


The mission team from EFBC has arrived in Guatemala.  Pray for their ministry to be effective in reaching out with God’s Word and God’s example.



The ladies of Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will be serving their delicious breakfast buffet beginning at 8 A.M. this morning.  Donations will benefit a family with a worthy need.  Everyone is welcome to come.



Read the Bible – Nehimiah 7-9 & Psalm 50



Bible Drill class for children meets at 6 P.M. of Sunday nights at FBC, Kentwood.



Tuesday, the “young” ladies will meet at The Cafe at 11:00 to celebrate July birthdays.


Operation Christmas Child 

  • Today, we will turn the the composition books purchased last week.  I will be in my classroom before Sunday School to receive the composition books you purchased this past week.  The best deal seems to have been at Dirt Cheap.
  • This week, we will purchase markers, colors, and highlighters, with and emphasis on HIGHLIGHTERS.  I found boxes of markers for $.50 at Walmart.  The best deal on markers seems to be buying about a dozen in a package.  We will separate them and send one or two in each shoebox.
  • Remember, this is a marathon, with weekly purchases.  We need to stick with the schedule to cover the basics first.
  • Please know that each purchase is helpful to us.  We don’t want to overburden anyone.



“Sweet By and By”



Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee







Keep your lives free from the love of money

and be content with what you have,

because God has said,

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 

So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?”

~Hebrews 13:5-6~


Gloria Gill was checked for injuries and fared pretty well.  Thank God for her latest report.

Thursday – Friends please say a prayer for me today. I took a bad fall in the bathroom. My knee and back are both hurt. Thanks to Tristan for getting me up and in the bed. I will go to doctor if they get any worse but with your prayers I hope to avoid going. Thanks friends.

 Friday – I am thankful for the prayers and love that you my friends sent for me. I’ve been checked out and thank the Lord, no broken bones. A twisted knee, pulled muscles, and very soar. Tristan and Pete are taking very good care of me. Thank each of you
Bert Newton of Roseland needed four by-passes yesterday.  Thankfully, all went well during surgery.  Pray for him as he recovers.
Mr. John Phillips’ double knee replacement went well.  He was standing yesterday and will soon begin rehab.  It will be wonderful to see him walking again.  I’m so thankful to know he will be walking again and soon.
East Fork Baptist Church is sending a mission team to Guatemala to teach VBS and do construction.  They will be gone 8 days.  Pray for God to use them in powerful ways. Thanks to those going and those who are sending.
Read the Bible –  Nehemiah 4-6 & Psalm 49.
“Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet”




Have a wonderful weekend.  Don’t forget to give God His time.

Anna Lee


The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man

avails much.

~James 5:16b, NKJV~



Harrell Sharkey, Jr. has had double hernia surgery.  Pray for him as he heals.

Meg Stevens will have back fusions in a couple of weeks.  Begin praying now that all goes well during surgery and recovery.

Ginger Simmons’ friend, Hedgie, has shown some signs of improvement.  Please continue to pray for him.



Sarah Kimble

May 21, 1960 – July 14, 2017




Read the Bible – Ezra 1-3, Psalm 45, and video on Holiness found at https://thebibleproject.com/



The associational WMU meeting yesterday featured a presentation by Rev. Bobby Spinks about his mission trip to the Amazon.  If you get a chance to see/hear his presentation, I know you will be greatly blessed.  Our next WMU meeting will be September 11th at New Zion Baptist Church.



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“Give of Your Best to the Master”


Wouldn’t our world be a more wonderful place if we all would “Give our ‘Our’ Best to the Master”?  

Anna Lee