Monday

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus,

the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” 

~Hebrews 12:2 NLT~

 

 

 

Dollie Frazier needs our continued prayers.  She has had strokes in both eyes.  Knowing Dollie, I know how appreciative she will be for your prayers.

 

 

 

Denise LaBarbera Rose’s son, Austin, had cancer but now is healed and clear on the problem.  Join the Rose family in thanking God for Austin’s wonderful recovery.

 

 

 

Macy Lee, younger daughter of Tim and Beth, will be having surgery soon to remove her gall bladder.  Join others in praying for all the details of her surgery and recovery.

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, I posted about Darrell Wall problem with congestive heart failure.  He called me at 7 A.M. yesterday.  What a sweet “visit” we had.  He is closely following the diet that doctors have given him and is confident that will be beneficial.  Pray he can remain on that diet and that it will help overcome his problem.

 

 

 

Thankfulness: Day 18 – Volunteers!  I have been working in various aspects of church life for about fifty-five years.  I have loved doing so, but have to give credit to all those who have volunteered to work with me.  I know God loves all those sweet hearts who give of themselves in order to benefit others in some way.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for Nov. 18 – 2 Corinthians 9: 13-15.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Hours

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 20: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 22: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 24: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

 

 

This is the week!  We begin collecting shoeboxes from individual and groups today so they can begin the long journey to boys and girls in impoverished countries.  I’m so excited to say this is our fourth year to serve as a collection site.  If you have packed shoeboxes, please get them to FBC, Kentwood or another collection site during the next week.   We certainly can’t leave the shoeboxes in Louisiana when they have such meaningful materials for so many children.  Thank-you to each individual, class, club, church, who packed boxes and to the volunteers who will be working to move the boxes along on the journey.

Anna Lee

Friday

 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  

You know the way to the place where I am going.”

~John 14:2-4~

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Nov. 15 – Psalm 147: 1-7

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 15 – Today, I’m thankful for the hard times, the valleys, in my life.  They help me grow enough to get to the good times, the mountains, in my life.   We don’t live on the mountains all day every day.  I think the growing in our lives come when we are in the valleys and facing a mountain.  God goes with us through the valleys and the mountaintop days.

 

 

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea – December 7th at 1 P.M. at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  This is for all ladies and girls in Two Rivers.  I hope you will be there.

 

 

 

The weather forecast is for a sunny, warmer day without rain.  Get out of the house and do something special for yourself or someone else.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

~Psalm 23:6~

I think most of you will be able to sing a song you learned years ago that is a paraphrase of this song.  I know it immediately ran through my mind when I read the verse.

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 14 – Today, I am thankful for reliable transportation.  Not the newest or most expensive, but reliable.  Reliable transportation gets us to the doctor, to the grocery store, to church, etc.  Thank-you, God, for reliable transportation!

 

 

 

Please pray for Don Hammons of Arcola.  He had surgery this week and is recovering at home.

 

 

 

Emilie McKenzie  has also had surgery, on her elbow.  She will have a second surgery soon.

 

 

 

Vinessa Capro Harrison

April 10, 1951 – November 10, 2019

Mrs. Vinessa Capro Harrison, born April 10, 1951 in New Orleans, quietly departed this life the evening of Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Amite, LA. Vinessa was an active and beloved part of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives. She loved bringing the family together and sharing her wonderful cooking. She never met a stranger and was always there with a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold. As a result of her generosity, caring and fun personality, she was loved by many. Her spirit and influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents Vincent Capro Jr and Florence Langlinais, her beloved husband Dennis J. Harrison, and her sister Kerrie Crocker. She is survived by her children: son William G. Henrich III, wife Mira and children Sam, Violet, Jack & Logan of Conyers, GA; daughter Kelly A. Henrich and her daughter Jarrin of Amite, LA.; son Timothy P. Henrich, wife Lori and children Emma & Adam of Sioux Center, IA.; son David J. Lambert of Amite, LA; daughter Florence Espinal, husband Abel and daughters Eva & Grace of Yorktown, VA; son Dennis J. Harrison Jr, wife Ginny & their son Henry; daughter Amanda Harrison; Paul Lambert Jr, wife Denise and their four children; and two great-grand children Liam & Adeline Creel.She is also survived by her significant other David Carroll of Amite, LA; sister Dana Poche Donovan of Slidell, LA; brothers-in-laws William Ola & Joseph Crocker; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services to be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at 2pm at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vinessa’s name to the American Heart Association http://www.2.heart.org.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for November 14th – Psalm 115: 12-19

 

 

 

Coming Soon! – Lottie Moon Christmas Tea at Spring Creek Baptist Church

 

 

 

OCC Collection Week begins Monday.  FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site.  If you are not close to us, please check the OCC website for locations and time at a site near you.  Remember, each site has their own hours.  They will NOT be open all day every day of the week.

 

 

 

More than 3,600 Southern Baptists chose to leave the comfort of their homes so they could share the gospel with the nations as IMB missionaries. How many more can we send together through this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Isaiah 12: 2-6

 

 

 

World Day of Prayer – Kedron Baptist Church – 10 A.M. today followed by a covered dish meal.  All ladies are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

You have about three more weeks to pack “shoe boxes” and get them turned in this year.  I hope you have packed some this year.  If you need more information about turning them in, please ask me.

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 4 – Today, I an thankful for friends whether they are church family, neighbors, classmates, former co-workers, former students, etc.  We are able to support and encourage each other.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot . . .

If you cannot be trusted with things that belong to someone else, who will give you things of your own?”

 ~Luke 16:10, 12 NCV~

 

 

 

Monday, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at Kedron Baptist Church at 10:00 for the World Day of Prayer led by the ladies of Kedron.  A covered dish meal will follow the meeting.

 

 

Jimmy “Rusty” Williams, Jr.

May 20, 1977 – October 30, 2019

Jimmy “Rusty” Williams, Jr., a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his home in Kentwood, LA. He was born May 20, 1977 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 42 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Tessa Williams; father and mother, Jimmy Williams, Sr. and Linda B. Williams; brother, Justin “Rufus” Ryan Williams and wife, Dondi; special aunt and uncle, Carla Birch and Shelton Day; special uncle, Chad Redmond; nieces and nephews, Elaina Williams, Brody Williams, Taylor, Colby and Lauryn Ridgedell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Curtis and Linda White; brother-in-law, Ben Avidas and wife Janna; 2 sister-in-laws, Steph Ewald and husband, Rodean and Donna Stout and husband; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special pets Razor, Izzy and Blue. Preceded in death by his brother, Jonathan “Red Dog” R. Williams; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Dorothy Birch; paternal grandparents, Jewel and Elaine Williams and Howard Williams; son, Hugh Michael Jones. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 7:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday, November 3, 2019, and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, November 4, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 2 – I Corinthians 1: 4-9

 

 

 

Thankfulness – November 2 – I am thankful for my heritage of common, hard-working people.  I’m thankful for the many good values that were were passed down.

 

 

 

Spend some time thanking God today.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“God has made everything beautiful for its own time.” 

~Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT~

 

 

 

Josiah and Job Huckaby

Josiah had a rough day yesterday. He started requiring even more oxygen & they had to start increasing some of his vent settings. His chest X-ray looked fine & I requested an echo to make sure his pulmonary hypertension isn’t out of control. We don’t have those results just yet. He looked so pitiful yesterday afternoon & he started running a fever. After some Tylenol & a pretty good nap he seemed to feel better. They are thinking this is probably the “getting worse before he gets better” stretch. He also doesn’t know how to just rest. As soon as he feels the slightest bit better, he’s a wild man! He has a tendency to push himself until he just gets completely worn out and has to rest….which I feel is probably what happened yesterday on top of the rhinovirus. The dr also said that rhinovirus can last 2-3 weeks so he could still have a while before he’s really feeling 100%. Thanks for all the prayers!!! Job is feeling better & I’m still praying I don’t get that crazy stomach bug! It’s been a long 10 days away from home & I’m pretty sure Josiah is as over this hospital stay as I am.

To God be the glory!!!

 

 

 

Betty Cleveland Rainey 

Betty has no more headaches.  Thank God for the success of her procedure last week.

 

 

 

Susie Sharkey

Susie was admitted to Ochsner in New Orleans yesterday by her cardiologist because of blood pressure issues.  She requests your prayers.

 

 

 

Smiley Conerly

Please keep Smiley and Carol Jean in your prayers.  The doctors will be checking on two suspicious spots.  When you get some medical information, you also get another appointment and some more wait time.  Pray for them as they  wait a little longer.

 

 

 

Betty Taylor and Brad Bryant

Brad slipped and fell Monday.  He has a badly bruised hip.  Betty fell at home yesterday.  Pray for Betty and Brad.  We all need to be careful so we don’t fall.

 

 

 

Jim Slaven and Mark Shaw

Pray for these men who have been hospitalized this week.

 

 

 

Kenneth Birch

The knee surgery went well Monday.  Kenneth is home and will be working to get around well on his new knee.  Pray all continues to go well.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 24th – John 10: 14-18

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Schedule

  •  Thursday – Boxes transported to church from hammond & shoebox items moved in preparation for packing (1 P.M.) Men!
  • Friday – Room and items organized (8 A.M.) Ladies and men!
  • Saturday – Packing Party (1 P.M.) Wear Christmas colors and bring Christmas snacks.  Everyone!
  • Sunday – Remainder of funds for postage will be collected.
  • November 18-25 – Kentwood will serve as a drop-off location for shoeboxes from area churches.  Check the Samaritan’s Purse webpage for hours of collection.  They will vary from day-to-day.
  • Be sure to join us in praying for the children who will receive the boxes.  Each box will impact seven people in the family by introducing them to Jesus.  Can you put a dollar value on that?

 

 

Thanks to all who helped prepare for and attended the WMU meeting Monday in Kentwood.  I understand Barbara Forshag did a great job presenting information about her mission trips to Central America.   The Annual World Day of Prayer meeting will be at Kedron Baptist Church Monday, November 4 at 10 A.M.  Please bring a covered dish for the meal after the meeting.  Mark your calendar.

 

 

 

Prayers bring the peace of God during our times of struggle.  
Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

 ~Philippians 2:4-5 NLT~

 

 

 

Update on Mrs. Peggy Luce:

My mom went to doctors today. She has broken nose, but it’s in line and no surgery for that. Her eye socket is fractured and not affecting her eye. She can get her stitches out on Friday! She’s exhausted from being out all morning, but doing well! Thanks for the prayers. Please continue to pray! We love y’all!                                                                                                                                                                 Debbie

 

 

 

Don’t forget the OCC Packing Party Saturday at 1 P.M.  Bring a Christmas snack to share.  Wear Christmas colors.  It is always amazing to see how quickly we can pack a large number of boxes.  If you have never done this before, give it a try,  You’ll want to do it every year!

 

 

 

Sunday, Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit at eight o’clock.  The fellowship is good, just like the food.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 23 – John 10: 9-13

 

 

 

Share God’s love today!

Anna Lee