Today, if you get out and shop some, please consider helping out with “Shoeboxes” by purchasing dolls at Dollar Tree, and/or crayons and jump ropes at Walmart. You can leave your purchases in the hallway beneath the sanctuary or we can make a vehicle to vehicle transfer at church on a Sunday or Wednesday. These are our most needed items at this time. Our next workday will be the first Saturday of September.
Today, let’s pray for our city, state, and country. Ask God to guide our leaders to making us a nation that looks to God as we did when we first became a nation.
Make necessary preparations to be prepared for church attendance tomorrow. If you have someone in your class who is not able to attend now, get some literature to them. Your class member will be most appreciative.
The crayons at Walmart in Hammond are still $.35 and the jump ropes are $.50 even though the price on the shelf does not indicate that markdown. Dollar Tree has stuffed animals for $1.25 compared to higher prices at some other stores. David bought a good many, but more of these items are still needed for our last packing packing day (older children, 11-14).
Please pray for the sick in out church and community. You can pray using the names I have listed and/or the names in your personal prayer journal.
Debi Bales is home with her pacemaker installed. Pray for her as she heals from surgery.
Katie Rimes Verneuilhad thyroid surgery yesterday. All went well. Pray for her as she recovers.
READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY
August 10 – Romans 7: 9-10
FALL FOOD ROUND-UP for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home
A truck will be at FBC, Kentwood on September 19 to collect the food for the children. Cash can also be given through the church office. Below is a list of ten most needed items for this year.
Paper towels and napkins
These items can be dropped off at the church any time in the coming month.
The Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana can also be turned in during the next couple months. The Week of Prayer will be September 11-18. Georgia Barnette includes many ministries, including Disaster Relief.
The next Operation Christmas Child workshop will be Saturday, September 3rd. We had two new helpers last week. Both of them said they would be back to help next month. On September 3rd, we will be packing 150 shoeboxes. We have already been making a list of needed items for the next packing.
While shopping for OCC yesterday, David had several people to question him about his multiple doll, soap, and calculator purchases. After explaining about the boys and girls who will receive the shoeboxes in the coming year, a clerk gave him a $10.00 donation! A church member gave a donation Sunday night. Thank-you for helping us purchase items we need.
Please add Debi and Katie to your prayer list is they are not already there.
Donald “Brudda” Phillip McDaniel, 65, of Kentwood, LA, passed away August 5, 2022. He was born on August 22, 1956, in Heidelberg, Germany, to E.P. and Kitty Sue Forbes McDaniel. Brudda was a typical military “brat” living in multiple places. He spent several years in Hixson, TN, where he enjoyed being part of the wrestling and pole-vaulting teams. He graduated from Valley Forge Academy in Kentwood, LA where he played football and baseball.
Brudda leaves behind a son, Christopher, daughter-in-law, Rachael, grandchildren, Jacob, Caleigh, Levi, and Asher all of Fort Worth, TX, siblings, Katera McMillan of Kentwood, LA, Susan Thornton of Tontitown, AR, and Nathan “Flip” McDaniel of Madison, AL, and a host of nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents E.P. and Kitty Sue McDaniel, grandparents Edward and Della McDaniel, Sr., Lexie Pierce, all of Kentwood, LA, and William “Pet” Forbes of Darbun, MS.
Brudda spent most of his adult life as a boilermaker out of Baton Rouge, LA. He was an active member of the Sons of the Confederacy, with local membership at Camp Moore. Brudda enjoyed taking his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews on a “walk-a-bout” on his home place, telling stories and wild tales. This always included each child having their own walking stick. Brudda was a kid at heart and loved spoiling the kids with a trip to the candy store. He also loved to talk about his family history and of times gone by.
Memorial services will be held at Greenlaw Baptist Church, in Kentwood, LA on Saturday, August 13, 2022, with Reverends Jay Avance and Harold Thornton officiating. A time of visiting with friends and family will be at 10:00 a.m. and the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
Linda LeBlanc is beginning to walk the walls in the hospital now. Hopefully, she will get to come home Saturday. Keep praying for her and her family.
Elois Smith McNabb
August 10, 1926 – August 5, 2022
A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at her home. She was born August 10, 1926 in Greensburg, LA and was 95 years of age. Elois was a member of the St. Helena Parish School Board, Greensburg Town Council, Louisiana Cosmetology Board, and Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Mrs. Brenda McNabb Meadows (Jimmie), Mrs. Suzanne McNabb Harrell (Ronald), and Mrs. Luora McNabb Arthur (Samuel J.); 1 brother, Harold Ray Smith; 6 grandchildren, Anna Scott Harrell Sain (Allen), Phillip Wade Harrell (Keri), Jim Meadows, Jeffrey Meadows, Benjamin Michael Ficklin (Amanda), Lesley Suzzanne Smith (Geoffrey); 5 great-grandchildren, Drew Caston McNabb Harrell (Cameron), Charlie Belle Harrell, Ronnie Suzanne Harrell, Catherine Elois Smith, Caroline Elise Eschete. Preceded in death by her husband, Benny M. McNabb; granddaughter, Lacey O’Day Ficklin; parents, Lu Ora Allen Smith and Harvey Watson Smith; brothers, Matthew Smith and Albert Smith; sister, Nannie Mae Womack; son in law, Jimmie Meadows; beloved aunt, Eula Carruth. The family would like to thank her caretakers, Bobbie Jean Tillis, Debra Tillis, Charlotte Matthews, and Lorraine Burton. A private family service will be held at Greensburg United Methodist Church, Greensburg, with visitation from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, August 8, 2022. Services conducted by Rev. Rick Bonaldi. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. Pallbearers will be Drew Caston McNabb Harrell, Phillip Wade Harrell, Benjamin Michael Ficklin, Allen Sain, Jim Meadows, and Jeffrey Meadows. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Pray for this family.
READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY.
August 8 – Romans 74: 6
Operation Christmas Child Workday Report
We had a good turnout of people who were focused on packing shoeboxes for the 2-4 year old boys. Due to their hard work, a hundred shoeboxes were packed in less than two hours. Great work by dedicated volunteers!
We will be working in preparation for the next packing day. If you want to be included, please let me know.
School supplies are in stores now. Some items are already on sale. It is a great time to make some purchases for OCC. Thanks to those who have done so.
Robin Alford had another surgery on her feet to repair damage to her feet from the fall in the snow and the surgeries she has had since then. She is progressing well. All the bones are lined up and healing. Becky Alford is with Robin as her caregiver. Keep them in your prayers.
Ricky Simpson‘s heart surgery went well. Please continue to pray for him.
Anderson Ray Leto
January 28, 2022 – August 3, 2022
Anderson Ray Leto drifted off to sleep, and peacefully left his tiny body to enter his Heavenly home on August 3, 2022. In his short life, he reflected the perfect Love of our Savior in his big, joyful eyes and bright smile. His gentle and kind manner was apparent as he showed deep affection for his family, especially his twin Smith and big brother Douglas, by always reaching to hold hands. He will be forever loved and missed by his loved ones. Until we meet again, baby boy…
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. Jeremiah 17:7
The family will hold a private celebration of life and burial for baby Andy. They thank you for the outpouring of love and support. In lieu of flowers, they ask for donations to be made to the Anderson Ray Leto Memorial Fund at any First Guaranty Bank location which will be used to bless families and children in need.
READ AND WRITE THE BIBLE
August 6 – Galatians 5: 19-21
Please. pray for the youth of FBC, Kentwood as their Disciple Now weekend continues.
Pray for volunteers who will be working to pack 100 shoeboxes, packing pencil bags, and preparing items for packing in other boxes this morning in the fellowship hall.
Pray for the work in the new children’s area at FBC, Kentwood. Pray for the men who have spent many hours laboring on this project.
Add your personal prayer requests to the ones listed above.