“Let’s not get tired of doing what is good.

At just the right time

we will reap a harvest of blessing

if we don’t give up.”

~Galatians 6:9 NLT, 2nd Ed.~


Larissa S. Dean

Larissa has a new boot!  She tripped leaving work Tuesday and broke her foot.  Pray for her as she tries to continue her busy schedule dealing with her broken foot.


Beverly “Doodle” Willians

Pray for “Doodle”.  She has a reoccurrence of her cancer and is beginning a new treatment.


Doug Toney

Friday June 19, 2015
Well I hope we have made our last move before coming home. Doug is now at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He will have wound care (from surgery/infection) and physical therapy to regain strength and walk, again.
We appreciate all prayers.😘



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday morning at 11:00
  • The Cafe in Kentwood
  • Honoring “young” ladies with June birthdays
  • Come help us celebrate.


Ladies’ Night – F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God)

  • Thursday evening at 6:15
  • Begins with finger foods
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • Ladies from 3-103 are invited.


Read the Bible in 2015 – Luke 13-14


Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “A Missing Sheep” –
  • We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.                                                                                                                                                  ~Psalm 100:3~                                                                              He rejoiceth more of that sheep,                                                                                                            than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.                                                                                                                                           ~Matthew 18:13~
  • “The Ninety and Nine”                                      I remember the “who, when, and where” of first hearing this hymn.                                                  Who – Rev. Charles Tolleson, then a student at SLC, and my uncle,  was                                             the guest musician at a revival.                                                                                                  When – I was a child (1950’s) and very impressionable.                                                                Where – Natalbany Baptist Church on Highway 51                                                            Going home, I discussed it with my parents and at home,  looked it up in a                      hymnal so I could soak in every work and the meaning of all those words.  


With the improvements in technology in the last 102 years, just imagine how it could sound today!

I’m remembering the many “one lost sheep” all around me and all around the world today!

Anna Lee


“This God—his way is perfect;

the word of the Lord proves true;

he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.”

~2 Samuel 22:31, ESV~


Macy Gueldner & Martha Drago (Grandmother)

Summer Mixon

Update on Summer: she had her biopsy and they drained the area where her gallbladder used to be. She is in some pain but doing well. Hopefully we will get some answers soon! Thanks again for the prayers and well wishes! We love y’all!!

Brantley Williams

Just got some amazing news we won’t be needing eye surgery he is making good progress

Koltyn Gafford

Please check the Facebook page “Team Koltyn”.

Third Thursday at the Cabin

We were happy to welcome two new people to our group last night.  One was from East Fork and the other from New Zion.  If you haven’t been coming, please know you are welcome to join us any Third Thursday.  Last night, we had to say goodbye to a special lady who will be moving to Mass. next week.  She blessed us with her presence in the group and with her kind remarks.  We had a special night last night.

Hope Center

Thanks to people from East Fork, New Zion, and Kentwood Hope Center has men on site and much accomplished.  Next week, men will again be needed.  Food will not be given out next Friday, so that will make for an easier week, but we still need some men to be there each day.  Please let me know by Monday if you can go one day or a portion of a day.  Thanks!

The Friday Morning Bible Study will meet at the cabin at 10:00 this morning.  Join us if you can.

Read the Bible in 2015Ezekiel 7-12

Baptist Press –

Devotional, Scripture, & a Song

  • “Look at the Tassels” –
  • Remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them.                                                                                                                                             ~Numbers 15:39~
  • “I Surrender All”

Have a blessed day AND be a blessing to someone else today.

Anna Lee


“Be careful how you think;

your life is shaped by your thoughts.”

~Proverbs 4:23 TEV~


Summer Mixon 

Summer is having more tests in New Orleans.  They are checking her pancreas now. She is still at Tulane Medical Center.   Please continue to pray.

Mike Miller

Mike has improved enough to speak.  Please pray for continued improvement.

Zane Dean (Son of Mike Dean)

Zane is in Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  Pray for Zane and his family.

Betty Taylor

Betty’s knee is better, but it will require surgery.  Pray for her as she has surgery one week from today in Hattiesburg.


Pray for the VBS at several of the local churches this week.  I know four churches sharing Jesus through VBS this week.  May children meet Jesus in each one.

Third Thursday at the Cabin

  • Tonight at the cabin
  • 6:30
  • Come join us.
  • We look forward to the group God is sending here tonight.

Read the Bible in 2015Proverbs 5-6


Devotional, Scripture, Quote, and a Song

  • “Failure Is Not Fatal”

  • You are the Christ,                                                                                                                                         the Son of the living God.                                                                                                                                                       ~John 6:69~
  • “Failure is not fatal.  God lovingly restores those who turn back to Him.”

       ~Our Daily Bread~

Coming Soon – Law Enforcement-First Responders Appreciation Day

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • Sunday, July 12th
  • Plan to be there.

Women’s Ministry Opportunities

  • Friday – We will have Bible study at the cabin followed by a salad and dessert lunch.  It’s a good day to visit our group.  Call one of the ladies for more information.
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11:00 – We will celebrate ladies who have birthdays during June.
  • Thursday – Ladies’ Night – F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God) 
    • We begin with finger foods at 6:15.
    • All ladies from 3-103 years in our area are invited.
    • The only cost is your time.
  • Friday – The Bible study group will meet at the Fellowship Hall of FBC, K at 10:00 A.M.

Opportunities!  There’s plenty of opportunities.  Join us!

Anna Lee



“Behold, I will do a new thing,

Now it shall spring forth;

Shall you not know it?

I will even make a road in the wilderness

And rivers in the desert.”

~Isaiah 43:19, NKJV~


Tom Brister

Tom had surgery Monday.  Where would you expect to find him Tuesday?  At work! If the lab report is good, he will have reconstructive surgery next week.  Keep praying for him.

Sherry Day

Sherry continues to do well.  Thanks for all your prayers for her.

Family of Pat Gill

Please continue to pray for Ray and his family.

Hope Center

Thanks to those, especially men and male youth, who volunteered to work at the Hope  Center Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, as well as those who have been going on a regular basis.  If anyone thinks God might could use them as a male presence in the building today, please let me know.

Another VBS Coming Up

  • New Sharon Baptist Church
  • June 22-26
  • 5:15 – 8:15 P.M.

Third Thursday at the Cabin

  • 6:30 P.M. at the cabin
  • Call of directions.
  • Ya’ll come!

Friday Morning Bible Study

  • 10:00 A.M.
  • At the cabin
  • Bring your BIble
  • All ladies and girls are invited.

Read the Bible in 2015 Psalm 69-71


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Serve the Lord in any way you can.  He will give you the ability, the opportunities, and the time.  Use them wisely.

Anna Lee



“Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.” ~Ephesians 4:23 NLT, 2nd ed.~


Doug Toney

Sandy said, “We are doing better. Doug will move to skilled nursing facility Wednesday. He stood for a few seconds today!!!! Thanks for your prayers.”

Kenneth Birch

Pray for Kenneth as he seeks relief from his back pain today.

Thom S. Rainer –

Baptist Press 

  • Keep up with the Southern Baptist Convention highlights here.

Read the Bible in 2015 – I Kings 10-13

Devotional, Scripture, and a Prayer

  • “Our Anchor” –
  • This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,                                                                                   both sure and steadfast.                                                                                                                                                                                      ~Hebrews 6:19~                                                                                 The rain came down,                                                                                                                               the streams rose,                                                                                                                                         and the winds blew and beat against that house;                                                                         yet it did not fall,                                                                                                                                 because it had its foundation on the rock.                                                                                                                                                        ~Matthew 7:25-26~
  • “The Solid Rock”

If you have not heard Mrs. Yvonne Curtis sing, please feel free to go to New Zion Baptist Church this morning at 10:30.  She will be singing a number of songs.

Men have been volunteering to meet some of the needs at Hope Center while Syl is “out of pocket” recovering from surgery.  Please pass the word to those who might could help.  Contact me for more information.  Thanks!

Anna Lee




“For we fix our attention,

not on things that are seen,

but on things that are unseen.

What can be seen lasts only for a time,

but what cannot be seen lasts forever.”

~2 Corinthians 4:18 TEV~



Donna Fay Miller

Donna Fay is again having heart issues.  Pray the doctors can get this under control.

Betty Taylor

Betty was able to come to church on crutches.  She is doing better, but asks that we continue to pray she will not need surgery on her knee.

James Rimes

James will be having a pacemaker implanted next week.  Pray for him as he prepares for this hospital stay/procedure.

Johnnie “Lil Man” Santangelo

Hey everyone! Over the last couple of weeks, Lil Man’s control of his left side has continued to improve. He has graduated from the current therapy program he was in and tomorrow will have his evaluation for the next level therapy program. His vision has still not improved. He had been complaining that he felt like something was in his right eye. So he saw an eye doctor here. The eye doctor found that mucous patches had formed on his right eye, filamentary keratitis, is the medical term for it. This condition is caused from dry eye and can be painful. The eye doctor believes that in Lil Man’s case the dry eye is probably a result of damage to his lacrimal gland from radiation. Right now, it is just affecting the right eye but the doctor is treating the left eye also because it can occur in both eyes. We are praying that once we can get this under control, then he can begin some type of vision therapy to improve his eyesight. His next follow up MRI and doctors appointments are in Arizona next Monday, June 22nd. He has come so far and we have faith he will continue to be healed! Thank you all for your prayers and please continue to pray for continued healing and guidance on this path to complete healing! We love you all! Love, Lil Man and Megan

Sylvester Humphrey

Syl has had surgery following an accident.  He is recovering at home and is down 42 pounds.  He will not be able to return to Hope Center for some time.  Please pray for him and his wife, Shirley.  Also, pray for the need for some men and youth to step up and fill the need while Syl is recovering.  (See below.)

Mrs. Pat Gill

As far as I know, the arrangements for Mrs. Pat Gill have not been made yet.  I think out-of-state family will need to travel here before that is done.  I will post the arrangements when they are available.

Young at Heart 

This group’s monthly meeting will begin at 10:30 in the morning in the Fellowship Hall of New Zion Baptist Church.  Mrs. Yvonne Curtis will share sacred music with us.  Then, there will be a pot-luck meal.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Third Thursday

We will meet at our cabin Thursday at 6:30 for fellowship, a meal, a devotional, and special music.  Come be blessed.

Friday Morning Bible Study

We will also meet at the cabin.  Come for 10:00 or come earlier.  After our study we will share a salad and dessert lunch.  We would be happy to have guests with us.

Hope  Center Needs Men!

Men are needed to “fill the shoes” of Sylvester Humphrey while he continues to recovery from his surgery.  Please read the post from Saturday Evening.  I am coordinating this, so please gather a group of men from your church and volunteer today.  Syl “wore several hats’!  I’m not asking anyone to give as much time as he did, just a day or portion of a day at a time.  Please contact me for more information.  Help is needed Tuesday-Friday, especially on two Tuesdays and three Fridays of the month.

I was blessed to have a call from one church immediately after I posted the need last night.  I hope to hear from other churches today.  Remember, Hope Ministry is an associational ministry, not just the responsibility of a few people.  Men, please step up to meet the need.

Read the Bible in 2015

Leviticus 1-3

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Look Up”
  • My help comes from the Lord,                                                                                                                 who made heaven and earth.                                                                                                                                                 ~Psalm 121:2~
  • “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Today is a new day with a fresh start.  Make it a rewarding day in God’s sight.

Anna Lee


“Throw off your old sinful nature

and your former way of life,

which is corrupted by lust and deception.”

~Ephesians 4:22 NLT, 2nd ed.~

(It’s a choice, just like the people following the ark across the Jordan river –

part of my lesson for Sunday School this morning.)

VBS Opportunities this Week – Osyka, Greenlaw, and Spring Creek (all at night)

Opportunities this Week

  • Tuesday – Young at Heart meets at New Zion Baptist Church at 10:30.  Mrs. Yvonne Curtis will be singing.  You do not have to be a member at NZBC to attend.  Lunch follows the singing.
  • Thursday – Third Thursday begins at 6:30 at the cabin.  Please feel free to come.
  • Friday – Bible study at 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood.

Read the Bible in 2015 Ephesians 4-6

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Never Stop Learning” –
  • You must continue in the things which you have learned . . .                                                   and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures.                                                                                                                                       ~2 Timothy 3:14-15
  • “Holy Bible, Book Divine”

Don’t keep the Lord’s Day for yourself!

Anna Lee



I will remember the deeds of the LORD;  

yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

~Psalm 77:11~

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell

Please say special prayers for “Miss”  Annie Bell as her medicine is being adjusted.  Thank God for the home health services that have been available to her.

I think you will enjoy Rev. Kevin Smith’s posts.

“Modern Day Missionaries”

Baptist Press

Read the Bible in 2015 

Luke 11-12

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Don’t Lose Heart”
  •   In due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.                                                                                                                                                           ~Galatians 6:9~                                                   Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,                     ye have done it unto me.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ~Matthew 25:40”               
  • Others” –
  • There are many ways to help others, physically, financially, spiritually, etc.  Each one is worthy of your time and effort.  I think we need to try for a balance.  (Anna Lee)

Have a great day ending your week and preparing for the Lord’s Day.  Be a blessing to someone today.

Anna Lee



“[God] is able to do exceedingly abundantly

above all that we ask or think,

according to the power that works in us.”

~Ephesians 3:20, NKJV~


From Bill Frazier

“Please continue to remember my brother-in-law Ronnie Byrd he had 5
by-passes. He came through the surgery ok, but his heart rate remaines
extremely erratic. They are currently treating it with medication
until they determine what, if any, permanent remedies to attempt.

Also remember Jerry Byrd, my brother-in-laws younger brother, is in
critical condition at Oschner’s clinic in New Orleans, He is on a vent
& was given dialysis due to his kidney & liver failure and is also
being treated for heart related problems and a severe infection”

Betty Taylor

Betty made a wrong step and injured her knee.  She has seen doctors, had a MRI, and is scheduled to see an orthopedic surgeon in Columbia.  Please pray for Betty and Andy.

Continue to pray for all those who were mentioned lately and those you know that have needs, but who were not listed here.

VBS in some local churches

  • Next Week – Greenlaw and Osyka
  • Week after next – Amite

Sunday is Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Day.    


Read the Bible in 2015 – Ezekiel 1-6

Women’s Ministry

  • Bible Study this morning – 10:00 in Fellowship Hall
  • Plans are coming together for the next Ladies’ Night. F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God).  Mark you calendar for June 25th. ( Invitations for ladies night will be completed after Bible study this morning.)
  • Before Bible study, we will have a chance to unpack and examine our new kitchen tiles.  I predict some excited ladies….

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Have a wonderful Friday!

Anna Lee





“In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,

for You will answer me.”

~Psalm 86:7, NASB~


Please pray for KeriBeth Sitman, a member of FBC, Greensburg who is in Haiti on a medical mission trip.  This is not her first mission trip there.  Pray she will have a big impact on the children in the orphanage there.  Pray they see Jesus in her.

Debbie Miller is better than she was last week, but seeing doctors today and tomorrow.  Please continue to pray for Debbie and her family.

Mr. Burnell Simpson is home.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Mansell Stinson needs continued prayers as her foot continues to heal from recent surgery.

Miss Fay Shoemaker continues to improve following her shoulder surgery, but not as quickly as she (on any of us) would like.  Keep praying for her.

Kathy Dale Forrest is waiting for more test results.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Please continue to pray for Darrin Fontz and his family.

Mike Miller (We knew him while in Roseland and is not the one from Kentwood.) has improved slightly.  Please keep praying for him and his family.  Mike’s condition is still critical.  Mike is hospitalized in Brookhaven.

Koltyn Gafford seems to have a great desire to improve.  Among other things, he is working on standing up.  So is Rafe Cutrer.

Brantley Williams of Livingston is receiving great physical therapy at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  Please keep praying for him as he recovers from a four-wheeler accident.

FBC, Greensburg is having VBS this week.  They are going all-out for the children who are there.  It’s not too late to join them tonight.  Call the church for more information.  The Lord’s Church is also having VBS this week at night.

Hatchel Family – Pray for the children as they complete their school week and as the family prepares to move from their home for the last year to a temporary location next month before their departure from the States next month.  Begin to pray for the move, travel, and what awaits them when they get “home”.

Read the Bible in 2015 – Proverbs 4


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Strength in Stillness” –
  • In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.                                                                                                                                                  ~Isaiah 30:15~
  • “Peace, Be Still” –

Something to Ponder –