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

The Lord’s Day

“I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

 ~Philippians 1:6 ESV~

 

 

 

This morning, I want to ask you to pray for Darrell Wall.  He’s from Roseland and was at “David’s Party” four months ago.  He is now hospitalized with congestive heart failure.

 

 

 

James Hayman fell at his place about a week and a half ago.  Please pray for his wife and other family members.

 

 

 

Thankfulness – November 17 – Today, I’m thankful for household appliances that make life so much easier than it was for our ancestors.  It’s a tie between washers and dryers and refrigerator/freezers, stoves, and microwaves.  Thinking back to ancestors who lived without these appliances, I know I am thankful to live in this era.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 17 – 2 Corinthians 9: 10-12

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – This is the week when various churches will be set up to collect the shoeboxes you packed.  It is also a reminder that you have one more week to pack shoeboxes.  FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site again this year.  I’ll post hours tomorrow.  Remember, each box touches the life of a family, not just a child.  How valuable do you consider it to be to be able to introduce whole families to Jesus by simple sending a box of hygiene items, school supplies, toys, etc.?  I see each box as having eternal value!  How will you make a difference for God?

 

 

 

Have a great Lord’s Day.  If you are unable to attend church, be sure to take advantage of the great pastors you can watch on television, computer, or even your phone.  There’s no excuse for not hearing God’s servants speak today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” 

~Numbers 6:24-26 NIV~

 

 

 

Jimmy Harrell is thankful for his recent reports.  His cancer treatment seems to be working.  Most of the cancer is now gone.

 

 

 

Dora Harrell is wearing a neck brace and facing neck surgery.

 

 

 

Have you heard about the Louisiana truckstop ministry?

http://www.bpnews.net/53916/from-the-states-arkansas-northwest-louisiana-ministry-news-god-is-ahead-of-us-at-every-turn

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 16 – 2 Corinthians 9: 6-9

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 16 – Today, I am thankful for generous people, the kind who would give you the shirt off their backs.  We often hear about needs of people in our area.  We don’t ofter hear how those needs are met, but there are wonderful giving people all around us who are looking for ways to help others.  I’m thankful for those who reach out to others and share of time, talents. resources, etc.  May God richly bless you if you fit in this group.  I know He blesses cheerful givers.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Saturday!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Your attitude must be like my own,

for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served,

but to serve,

and to give my life as a ransom for many.” 

~Matthew 20:28 TLB~

 

 

 

Ora Lee Wilson is doing well.  Please remember to thank God for her health and life following a dog attack..

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 13 – I Chronicles 16: 23-36

 

 

 

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Baptist Message – https://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 13 – Today, after working in the cold to make sure we were going to be okay when warmer temperatures arrive in a few hours, I am thankful to have a home to live in.  It’s 3:30 A.M.  I got up to check on things at 2:00 A.M.  I wouldn’t have to work and check on things if I hadn’t been blessed with so much.  I’ve seen lots of homeless people on television lately and heard some shelters have been opened for the homeless in New Orleans.  I’m thankful God blessed me with this  place that is warm and still has running water and electricity.  Nights like this help us count our blessings!  We’re snug as two “bugs in a rug”!  I pray you are too!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord’s Day

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

 ~2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 10 – Psalm 136: 1-12

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 10 – Today, I’m thankful for telephones.  That’s how we regularly stay connected with our children since they do not live near us.  It was fun listening to David call them during commercial breaks in the LSU game yesterday.

 

 

 

I hope you believe in keeping the prayer-lines busy.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)~

 

 

 

I think we need to pray about the cold weather which is expected soon.  Be prepared.  Stay in when the roads are icy.  Stay warm.  Who do you need to pray for during this extra cold season?  Who do you need to help in some way?  Make good decisions!

 

 

 

Louisiana is leading the state in flu cases!  That fact, plus David’s compromised immune system, caused us to decide to limit our crowd exposures for a while.  We plan to miss services at church Sunday mornings.  David does not have a new problem, but we are hoping to prevent one.  We are trying to keep him as healthy as we can.

 

 

 

Please pray for our friends, Cete and Ruby Dillon.  She is not feeling her best.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 9 – Psalm 100: 1-5

 

 

 

Begin to pray for us as we make plans for the Operation Christmas Child Collection Center which will be receiving shoeboxes November 18 – 25.

 

 

 

It’s time to cook some winter foods.  Enjoy them this week.  Pray for those who do not have proper food, clothing, or heat.  If you know of a need, please call the church office or someone whom you think can help out.

Anna Lee