Saturday

Praise the LORD.

Blessed are those who fear the LORD,

who find great delight in his commands.

~Psalm 112:1~

 

 

Important Dates
  • October 21 – Harvest Revival Meeting at Greenlaw at 6:30
  • October 24 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
  • November 4th – Operation Christmas Child Packing Party in Fellowship Hall at 6 P.M.
  • November 6th – World Day of Prayer at Kedron at 10 A.M.
  • November 13-20 – Operation Child Collection Site at FBC, Kentwood
  • November 16 – Third Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30
  • November 28 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
  • December 3 – Lottie Moon Tea at FBC, Kentwood at 2 P.M.

Read the Bible – Acts 5-6, Psalm 135, & Video on Romans 5-16 at http://bibleproject.com

 

Sites you might want to read:

 

Thank-you for taking time to read this site today.  Mark you calendar for the dates listed, read some interesting articles, and pray for those who have been listed here lately.

Anna Lee

Sunday

 

You, LORD, are my lamp;

the LORD turns my darkness into light.

~2 Samuel 22:29~

 

Jordan Hawkins, a football player who was injured Friday night, is better and back at home Saturday afternoon.  I’ve always been happy to hear that those who left a campus in an ambulance were able to return home with less serious injuries than first considered.  Thank you, God, for Jordan’s good report yesterday and for those of all schools who had such injuries.  Seeing both sets of players gather in one hurdle and praying speaks highly of the schools, the families, the coaches, and the players.

 

Please pray for Gloria Gill again.  Her A-fib has returned.

 

Rev. Wendell Rhodus will be preaching this morning at FBC, Kentwood at 10:30.  I’m looking forward to hearing him again.

 

Tonight, there will be an associational meeting for Two Rivers at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.  Everyone is invited to come to FBC, Kentwood tonight for 6 P.M.

 

Tomorrow morning, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  All are invited to come hear Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church speak about the Two Rivers compassion ministry.  Come get some hints for your church.

 

Thursday night, at 6:30, we will gather at the cabin for our monthly Third Thursday gathering.  If you have not been before, I invite you to come join us.  For more information, you can contact me through this site or you can call us.

 

Pray for me as I share missions with the children who are new members of FBC, Kentwood.  Pray I can teach them in an informative, yet fun way.  Mainly, I pray they learn information about missions that will stick with them and influence them for the rest of their lives.

 

“Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

 

Read the Bible – Acts 21-22 & Psalm 129

 

Looking forward to this Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere,

lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.

~1 Timothy 2:8 NKJV~

 

Rene Terrell of Osyka had a 99% heart blockage that was repaired with a stent.  She is home now and feels thankful.  You can join her in thanking God for a successful procedure.

Jake Fowler broke his right thumb in the Sumner football game.  He required surgery, which was yesterday morning in Covington.  I called Wendy yesterday and found her mom was there with Jake as he rested.  The break was worse than everyone first thought.

Dominic Terrese, a classmate from Amite High is hospitalized following a hear attack.  As you pray for him, please also pray for his wife, Jane, and other family members.  Dominic and Jane live in Loranger.

George Cutrer had a post surgery check-up.  All seems to be going well.  Thank God for George’s good report.

Donna Fay Miller was able to return home late yesterday afternoon.  I’m sure she is so thankful to have her procedure done and be back at home.  Thank you for praying for her.

 

Bettie Ratliff Smith

April 17, 1934 – October 03, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/bettie-smith?lud=9872BD094E97BFF7471D64402560E5DD

 

John Wyatt Daniel

January 19, 2000 – October 02, 2017

 

 

Read the Bible – Acts 1-2, Psalm 119: 153-176, & video on Acts 1-12 (BibleProject.com)

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

Today is the national Bring Your Bible to School Day.  Don’t miss this opportunity to share your faith.
The Senior Adult Revival was wonderful!  Thanks to Margaret Caraway and others who helped plan it for us to enjoy.

 

Tomorrow’s Bible study will be on Ezekiel 25.  You are welcome to join us in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.

 

Operation Christmas Child – We are collecting soap and washcloths this week.

 

Darlington Baptist and Bethel Baptist churches are having a joint revival.  Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church is preaching.  Someone who was there last night said they had a very good service.

 

“Alas and Did My Savior Bleed”

  (You will be missing out if you do not watch this.  I watched this one and just kept              watching other songs.)

 

Have a terrific Thursday. 

Anna Lee

Wednesday

 

 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

~Proverbs 17:17~

 

 

Thank you for praying for Barbara Battles.  She is now home from the hospital.

Shelbi Travis is home with home health care for three weeks.  She is much better since the blood transfusion.  Thank-you for praying for her.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has been moved to room 4403 at North Oaks.  It is best to enter the hospital at the north entrance.  Please continue to pray for her.

 

LC Graham

October 01, 1928 – September 29, 2017

 

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his home. He was born October 1, 1928 in Amite and was 88 years of age. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Pauline Baham (Ferdie), Wilmer, and Roxie Baham (Jessie), Kentwood; 4 sons, Jimmy Graham (Sherry), David Graham (Marsha), Billy Graham, and Jerry Graham, all of Wilmer; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and his brothers, RC Graham (Louella), Wilmer, Jessie Graham, Orange, TX, Marshall Graham, Kentwood, Tommy Graham, Franklinton, and Nick Graham, Orange, TX. Preceded in death by his wife, Faye Elizabeth Winborn Graham; parents, William Nick and Mamie Gill Graham; grandson, Stacy Graham; brothers, AC, Dale and Doug Graham; sister, Judy Graham Young, and brothers in law, James, Troy and Sammy Winborn.  Visitation at Wilmer Baptist Church from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon on Monday, October 2, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Norman “Lee” Leroy Merritt

August 11, 1958 – October 01, 2017

Norman Leroy “Lee” Merritt passed away on October 1, 2017 at the age of 59. Survived by his loving companion, Carolyn Stewart; son, Scott Merritt (Amanda); daughter, Linda Ballard (Matthew); stepson, Charles Stewart (Heather); mother, Janie Holden Hughes; and grandchildren, Thomas, Brandon, Scotlynn, Alli, Aribella, Matthew, Jr., Mason, Marissa, Michael, Colby, Bree-Anna and Jazmyne. He is also survived by Bonnie Merritt; brother, Robert Merritt (Karen); sister, Jan Howell (PeeWee); and nieces and nephews, Shelly, Rachel, Bubba and Hannah. Graveside Services will be held at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite at 11 AM Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Arrangements by McKneely Funeral Home, Amite.

 

Audrey Husser Constanza

May 09, 1930 – October 02, 2017

A resident of Husser, she passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born May 9, 1930 in New Orleans and was 87 years of age. She is survived by her children, Julia H. Grace and husband, Dewayne, Clara M. Crowe, Alton L. Husser, Dale L. Husser, Sr. and wife, Sherrijean, Janet M. McDonald, and Sammy Husser and wife, Donna; brother, Alfred Pete Monier; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by first husband, Simon J. Husser, Jr.; 2 sons, Delbert N. Husser and Infant Simon J. Husser, III; second husband, Paul Costanza; son-in-law, Terry Crowe; and 8 brothers and sisters. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Ron Ball. Interment St. Dominic Cemetery, Husser. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Tomorrow is “Bring your Bible to School Day”.

 

Read the Bible – Luke 23-24 & Psalm 119:129-152

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

The children at FBC, Kentwood will have missions and crafts tonight at 6 P.M.

 

The Senior Adult Revival service for today will be at FBC, Amite at 10 A.M.

 

 

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

~James 5:16b, NKJV~

Remaining Faithful

School has been underway for at least a month, just long enough for students to get settled in to new routines, teachers, and classmates. Many missionary kids (MKs) are homeschooled, some attend local national schools, and others go to boarding school. College-aged MKs are usually thousands of miles and oceans away from their families. Please pray for MKs as they face unique challenges like extraordinarily slow internet, homesickness, or adjustments living in a different culture than the one where they grew up. Pray that they will remain faithful to God as they grow in knowledge of Him.

(This came to my computer this morning.  Since I have four MKs, one a college freshmen and three in an international school at home (Europe), I felt it might encourage others to pray for children who live in cultures and environments different to what children around here do.

 

Operation Christmas Child – If you are interested in making some purchases this week, please check out the blue page on the black clipboard on the table under the stairs to the balcony.  Sign the page for items will will purchase.  Thanks!  

One month from today, we will have our Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” packing party.  Please plan to be there to share in this awesome experience.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.

Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

~Luke 6:35~

 

Shelbie Travis is scheduled to return home today and a long stay at two different hospitals.  She will have home health checking on her twice a day.  Thank you for all your prayers for her.

Donna Fay Miller will have a heart ablation early this morning at OLOL.  Pray for Donna Fay to know God’s peace as she goes for this procedure.

Maddie’s Miracle points our the current needs for Mattie, the granddaughter of a high school classmate and friend.  The family certainly appreciates your prayers.

Barbara Battles is hospitalized with an infection.  Let’s pray they get this cleared up quickly.

 

Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with the youth from FBC, Kentwood about Operation Christmas Child.  Then, they folded 200 shoeboxes in about 20 minutes.  I must tell you they were wonderful listeners and hard workers.  They even moved the boxes to the room we will use for our packing party on November 4th.  Those who work with them regularly and their parents can be very proud of the fine young people they are.

 

The Senior Adult Revival begins this morning with coffee and choir practice at 9:30 with the meeting at 10:00 followed by lunch.  Bro. Randy from Mt. Nebo will be the speaker.  This is always a wonderful opportunity.

 

Thursday is “Take Your Bible to School Day”.  I think the name explains itself well.

 

Read the Bible – Luke 19-20 & Psalm 119:65-96

 

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

Thanks to all who have contributed to the Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana missions and the shipping charges for the “shoeboxes“.

 

“For the Beauty of the Earth”

 

Thanks to those of you who brought items for Operation Christmas Child this week.  We are getting close to having all we need.  If you would like to know some items we could use more of, please check the blue clipboard on the table under the balcony stairwell.  You can sign for what you choose to purchase.  I will replace the block with a updated list next Sunday.  Thanks to the ladies who worked with me this week in sorting, counting, and preparing your donations for the packing party.

 

I look forward to the opportunities God has for us this week.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Saturday

Anxiety weighs down the heart,

but a kind word cheers it up.

~Proverbs 12:25~

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is in room 4101 at North Oaks.  That’s on the fourth floor at the main entrance to the hospital.  She would be pleased to know you are praying for her.

Mrs. Peggy Haynes, who had only a 20% chance of survival, has beat the odds one more time.  “Miss” Peggy is Brady Haynes mother.  Brady served as youth minister here about fifteen years ago.  Prayers have made the difference in “Miss” Peggy’s life.

Please continue to pray for Donna Fay Miller as she prepares for a heart ablation early Monday morning at OLOL.

 

 

Don’t forget to purchase some hair “fixin’s” for the girl’s “shoeboxes”.  Anything a girl from 4-14 would wear in their hair is the collection item for the week.

There will be several new opportunities for children and adults beginning tomorrow night at 5 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.

The next Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be on the 16th at Spring Creek Baptist Church.

Monday, the Two Rivers Senior Adult Revival will begin at Spring Creek Baptist Church at 10 A.M.

 

 

“Have Thine Own Way, Lord”

 

 

Bible Reading for Today – Luke 14-16 & Psalm 119:1-32

 

 

Do something special for someone today!  Ask God for guidance.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 Above all,

love each other deeply,

because love covers over a multitude of sins.

~1 Peter 4:8~

 

Please continue to pray for Shelbie Travis.  Her doctor is working hard to determine why she is still not improving as he expected.  Pray for her family as they continue to help take care of her and baby Austyn.

Update on Josiah Huckaby:

Update: Josiah had a bit of a rough day yesterday & this morning. He has 2 issues that are causing him some stress. First, he has been retaining some fluid which effects his breathing but they have given him some Lasix to help with that. Second, they think his g-tube site is infected…so he is fighting that. They started antibiotics this morning & he seemed to be doing better this afternoon. We are also waiting to find out what cardiology’s plan is. They will be doing a heart cath just to make sure he doesn’t have any heart issues that they haven’t found during his echos. Once we have a date/plan, we will be sure to update everyone. Also, Josiah now has a primary day nurse…and we must say she is pretty awesome! We will be working towards finding a night primary for him too. He will definitely benefit from having primary nurses because they will hopefully be able to pick up on small changes & catch any issues that could cause him to go into another crisis. All we can do is continue to praise God for all He has done & continues to do for us!!! Thanks to everyone who has prayed for us, helped pay for meals at the hospital/gas/groceries, and called/text. We are so blessed to have such a great support system!!!

Maddie is the grandchild of one of my classmates.  She is sick.  Please join her facebook page to stay updated on how to pray for her.  On Facebook – Mattie’s Miracles  Thanks!  You can “like” the page if you want to follow Mattie’s journey.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Mark 12-13 & Psalm 118

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana  – Learn some new ways this offering is used to help educate those serving in our state.  https://georgiabarnette.org/

Operation Christmas Child – Meg Pittman is getting ready to order some OCC shoeboxes to pack at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  If another church or group still needs boxes or needs additional boxes, please contact her.  She will add your order to her order.  It will save money on shipping costs if churches go together to order boxes.

 

Thank-you for checking in today.  Your prayers are important!

Anna Lee