Tuesday

“I am the door;

if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved.” 

~John 10:9 NASB~

 

 

 

 

Pray for Mike Lambert who is hospitalized again.  Your prayers will be appreciated by his family and friends.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Hebrews 6: 16-18

 

 

 

If you have beads and other nice throws from recent parades, those items can be used in packing shoeboxes.  Also, small to medium size stuffed animals are also good.  You can leave these items in the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks for sharing your freebies.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Disaster Relief provides help in many forms.   The Gospel is shared with people in times of need in addition to meeting physical needs.  You can become one of those who go and serve as needed when needed.

SBDR shines ‘ray of hope’ after southern storms

by David Roach, posted Monday, April 15, 2019 (14 hours ago)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated April 15 at 3:25 p.m. with information from Louisiana.

ALTO, Texas (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units have deployed across the South following a weekend of storms that caused at least eight deaths, injured dozens more and left damage from Texas to Georgia.In east Texas, DR units from both Texas Baptist Men and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention deployed after an EF-2 and an EF-3 tornado touched down. At least four people in Texas died, according to media reports, including two children who were killed when a pine tree fell on the car carrying them near Pollok, Texas.

“When things seem really bad, we’re able to come in and just introduce that ray of hope for them to take the next steps,” Texas Baptist Men spokesman Rand Jenkins told NBC’s Dallas affiliate.

Texas Baptist Men, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, deployed DR teams to the hart-hit towns of Franklin and Alto, Texas, April 14, according to a BGCT news release. Their ministry has included feeding units, chainsaw crews, shower and laundry units, temporary roof installation, assessment and chaplaincy.

SBTC volunteers were headed toward Franklin with a quick-response mobile kitchen within two hours of an April 13 tornado, the North American Mission Board told Baptist Press. Self-contained like a food truck, the quick-response mobile kitchen is designed to serve a few hundred simple meals quickly before a larger feeding operation can be established. The unit also focuses on evangelism, the SBTC said.

A second SBTC DR team dispatched to Alto and focused on feeding and recovery.

“Lots of [church] members have gone out with chainsaws helping to clear the trees and the debris,” said Gary Pridemore, pastor of First Baptist Church in Alto, where the SBTC team has established a base of operations. Locals and outside volunteers “have been working like beavers getting all the trees cut up and roads cleared.”

In Mississippi — where at least one person died according to media reports — six local chainsaw teams deployed along with three teams focused on chaplaincy and assessment, NAMB said.

In Alabama, a DR team did chainsaw work in the city of Troy while another team did chainsaw and roof tarping work in Etowah County, Alabama Baptist DR director Mark Wakefield said.

At least one county worker died near Birmingham, Ala., when a vehicle struck him as he attempted to clear fallen trees from a roadway, according to media reports.

In Louisiana — where at least two deaths were reported — a DR team from Blanchard performed tree removal and roof repair work, according to Louisiana’s Baptist Message newsjournal. The team also distributed Bibles and water.

At one point on April 14, nearly 90,000 people across the South were without power because of the storms, the Associated Press reported.

Pridemore, of Alto, Texas, requested prayer for the safety of DR workers, the recovery of injured people and the spread of the Gospel.

“Pray that [DR work] will open doors to the ministry of the churches,” Pridemore said.

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying today.  As you pray, also remember those whose names have been listed lately and those whose names were not listed, but who have  spiritual, physical, emotional, medical, or financial needs.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

~John 11:25~

 

 

I hope you will block off an hour to watch this unique Easter presentation at FBC, Kentwood.  You may even want to become Facebook friends with them so you don’t miss any of their videos.  Thanks for getting us in a good mindset for Easter.  Donice and Alice Mary, thank you so much for leading our church through this experience.

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Brett Frazier will have one of the two tests done this morning.  The other one cannot be done.  Pray this test is the one that will lead the cardiologist in making good decisions about Brett’s care.  Pray for Brett as he enters a new week of treatment.  Pray for Susan and other family members.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Hebrews 6: 19-20

 

 

 

The Associational WMU meeting is at 10 this morning at Montpelier.  I hope many of our ladies are able to attend.

 

 

 

Have a great, brisk Monday!

Anna Lee

 

 

Sunday Addition

Rather than wait until in the morning, I am posting this so you can pray tonight and early in the morning.  Brett Frazier is still in Lakeview Hospital in Covington.  Tomorrow, Brett will have two heart tests to see if there is infection or blockages.  Let’s pray both today and tomorrow.

Friday

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 

~1 Corinthians 13:7~

 

 

 

David goes for blood work in Hammond.  Depending of the CBC, we will either come home or go to Baton Rouge for blood.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Galatians 6: 7-10

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

 

God has given us this day.  Let’s make Him proud of how we use it.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”

With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

~John 19:30~

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible 

  • April 9th – 2 Thessalonians 1: 6-10
  • April 10th Colossians 1: 9-11

 

 

 

“Bryan’s Journey” – Rita wrote a good update telling of the latest progress and plans in Bryan’s treatment and a little of their life when in Kentwood.

Jason and Becki took David to the doctor Monday.  David blood level was 7.6.  The doctor decided to hold off on the blood, but to give the Procrit injection.  Friday, we will be going for more blood work.  The doctor is beginning to think David’s blood level is possibly okay at this level.  I’ll let you know what happens Friday.
Gaylon Cutrer  seems to be having a setback with his MDS, one of the problems David also has.  Pray for him as he is spending more time seeking help.
By the way, both Bryan Tate and David Alford were able to be in church Sunday.   Isn’t that great?  They both need your prayers as they continue to face their medical problems.
As you pray for Gaylon, Bryan and David, please pray for Ruth, Rita, and me as we lovingly try to be the caregivers God would have us to be.  We are all thankful God is making each stop of this journey with us.
This is Wednesday.  I hope that you will make it to one of God’s earthly houses to hear God’s Word being shared.
Every day is a good day for missions!  I’ve been so anxious to do some shopping and crafting for Operation Christmas Child, one of my favorite missions.   I like to be ‘hands-on” with some of my missions, so this works for me.
Today, in places far from Kentwood, lots of mission work is being done by those who have answered God’s calling on their lives.  Please pray for them.  Thank God for their willingness to serve,  Do your part in supporting them.  One way you can participate is to give or give again to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Anna Lee

Monday

“So if the Son sets you free,

you will be free indeed.”

~John 8:36 NIV~

 

 

 

Young Jules Tanksley had a good day yesterday.  Thanks to Children’s Hospital in NO for taking good care of many children from our area.  Hopefully, Jules’ parents will be bringing her home soon.

 

 

 

Mr. Frank Erwin may be able to leave North Oaks and return home later today.  His condition is treatable with medication.

 

 

 

James M.  Burch

1931-2019

James M. Burch (Major, Retired, USAF) was born on July 26, 1931, in Liverpool, LA, and passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at the age of 87. Having grown up on a farm in rural Greensburg, LA, he learned the value of hard work. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and proudly served our country for more than twenty years in the United States Air Force. He had assignments at Goose Bay Air Base in Newfoundland, Canada, the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, TX, and flew missions in Vietnam during the war. Following his military duty, he began his second career as a federal civil servant working in the United States Department of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. His final days were spent surrounded by family during a short stay at the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home. He was a long-time member of Oakcrest Baptist Church and resident of Baton Rouge but most recently lived in Monroe, LA with Jerre, his wife of 51 years. He is also survived by four loving children, Chip Birch (Lisa), Sheree Burch Phifer (Glenn), Mary Burch Mangham (Doug), and Shawna Burch Johnson (Alan). He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Trey Birch (Meghan), Travis Phifer (Taylor), Victoria Phifer, Regan Mangham, Emery Johnson, Major Mangham, Reid Johnson, Daniel Birch; and two great-grandchildren, James Birch and Cindy Birch. He is also survived by five sisters, Barbara McDaniel, Jane Duncan, Grace Helen Williams, Cheryl Scott and Beverly Easley. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sarah Birch; parents, Clifton and Rena Burch; sister, Carolyn Easley; and brothers, Jack Burch Sr., Donald Ray Burch and Percy Dean Burch. A memorial service will be held at New Zion Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 6, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the . Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com. Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA.

 

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – 2 Thessalonians 1: 3-5

 

 

 

The youth of FBC, Kentwood will have a fundraiser for camp expenses next Sunday.  The youth from SCBC will have a BBQ chicken on the following Tuesday.

 

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will present an Easter program Sunday, April 13th at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

Thank God for protecting us during last night’s storm.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,  so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

~Hebrews 9:27-28~

 

 

Five month old Jules Tanksley is some problems yesterday at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, but that worked out to be okay.  Thanks to all who prayed for her yesterday.  I don’t know what today holds, but it certainly is a good day for pray for her again.

 

 

 

There are several people who have had accidents or elective surgeries.  Please pray or them as a group or individually.

 

 

 

Read and Write Scripture Today – 2 Corinthians 6: 6-10

 

 

 

If you are interested in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North America, you might want to read and  watch some of what is posted on the “Annie Armstrong” Facebook page.

 

 

 

Speaking of Easter, it is not about plastic of boiled eggs or about chocolate eggs.  It is about our Savior who gave his life at Calvary, so we might have eternal life with Jesus in heaven one day.

Anna Lee