“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain,

or command the locusts to devour the land,

or send pestilence among My people,

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves,

and pray and seek My face,

and turn from their wicked ways,

then I will hear from heaven,

and will forgive their sin and heal their land” .

2 Chronicles 7:13–14 (NKJV)


Turn To Jesus: Calling Women to Pray

led byAnne Graham Lotz

DATEPentecost Sunday
May 31st, 2020

TIMEFor the same one hour:

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM | PT
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM | MT
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM | CT
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM | ET

Please join us as we pray through these Prayer Points:

1. We Are Compelled to Cry Out:

…By our problems:

  • The collapsing world around us
  • The devastating virus
  • The disastrous economy

…By God’s promises:

Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing…Joel 2:12-14

2. We Are Confident as We Cry Out:

3. We Are Contrite as We Cry Out:

  • We live like practical atheists, no longer acknowledging the one, true, living God.
  • We have worshipped gods of pleasure, wealth, technology, pornography, drugs, alcohol, entertainment, sex and sports.
  • We have put our hope in ourselves, trusting in our own knowledge, strength and ability.

4. We Are Clear in Our Requests:

  • O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For Your Name’s sake. (Daniel 9:19)
  • Forgive us. Protect us. Defend us. Comfort us. Deliver us. Heal us.
  • Shine the light of Your glory into the darkness that is covering our land. (Isaiah 60:1-2)
  • Pour out Your Spirit on all of us. (Acts 2:17)
  • Make us bold to rise up, to live for You, and to share the hope of the Gospel. (2 Timothy 1:7)





I saw a sign about VBS at FBC, Kentwood in a member’s yard.  I’m waiting for details on VBS.  I’ll share them later.  In the meantime, please pray for Vacation Bible School, 2020 in our various churches.  




I would like to remind you to check with the various area churches sites about their livestream services.  One especially good thing is that we can view services at a convenient time from home and can view multiple services, not all at the same time.  For those still on lockdown, this is a great opportunity.  It is also a good opportunity for those who have time for multiple Bible studies during the week – all from the comfort of home.




Please pray for Mrs. Mickey Cade.  She was able to return home yesterday.  Be thankful for the progress she has made since her fall.   Also, please pray for those helping with her care.




The Covid-19 virus has not gone away.  It is still extremely important for older people and/or those with a compromised health situation to be on guard.  Our nursing homes, which are designed to care for our older folks who require special help, seem to be the place where most of the cases, and deaths, occurred.  Please spend some time in special prayer for the patients and the staff of each facility.




Read the Bible in 2020 – May 28th

  • 2 Samuel 13:1-39
  • John 17:1-26
  • Psalm 119:81-96
  • Proverbs 16:6-7



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Continue to pray for the children of our area.  It’s time for summer vacation break to begin!

Anna Lee







“Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!

They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”

~Daniel 3:28 (NIV)~

Bro. Darryl preached from Daniel 3 on April 8th.  What is God able to do for you?




Today, I want to think about the children in our church.  They love to sing.  They love the children’s moments.  They love to do crafts.  They love Bible stories, Bible drills, missionary stories, VBS, summer camp, VBS,  and so much more.  I know they have missed their teachers and their friends at church.  Keep them safe at home until you, the parents and grandparents, feel it is safe to get them back in church.  Pray for your children and grandchildren, teach them at home, have them read Bible stories to you, etc,  Invest in them.  Encourage them.  Brag on them.  They will be blessed.  You will too!




Read the Bible in 2020 – May 15

  • 1 Samuel 17:1-18:4
  • John 8:21-30
  • Psalm 111:1-10
  • Proverbs 15:11



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IMB temporarily relocates personnel due to COVID-19 –




Missionaries strive to advance Gospel as IMB adapts to financial challenges




FIRST-PERSON: ‘Do nothing’ and ‘do everything’ on social media




Pray for our state, Louisiana, as we enter Phase I to open our state up again.  Be careful!  Be safe!  Respect the people who choose to begin the change back to a normal routine.  Respect the people, who for the sake of sickness or age, decide not to return to their previous routine at this time.  Pray for everyone!

Anna Lee




Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

~John 1:12-13 (NIV)~




Adam Carter

Will you please add Adam to the prayer link. Sunday he got rebar though his hand.  It went in about the middle of his hand below his little finger and came out by his index finger. He had to have emergency surgery to remove it. His index finger is numb and he can hardly move his fingers. Surgery went fine. He will go see a hand specialist tomorrow and we will find out what has to be done and if there is any more surgery that has to be done, and how much damage was done. Thank you

We’re sad to report that a body found along the Rio Grande River has been identified as Tessie Strickland.

LAKE CITY, Colo., July 29, 2019 – On July 25 at approximately 4 p.m., the body of Tessie Strickland was found along the Rio Grande River in Hinsdale County. Hinsdale County Coroner Jerry Gray pronounced death at approximately 6:30 p.m. that evening.

The body was transported to the morgue at Montrose Memorial Hospital for identification and was positively identified late Tuesday afternoon, July 30. Strickland’s husband has been notified.

Mrs. Strickland, 64, of Kentwood, Louisiana, was reported missing on June 27 after being swept downstream in Pole Creek near the border of Hinsdale and San Juan counties. Her body was discovered approximately four miles downstream from where Pole Creek empties into the Rio Grande River.

Mrs. Strickland and her husband Tommy Strickland were returning to Silverton from a day trip to Creede, Colorado, on Forest Service Road 520, a four-wheel drive road that crosses Pole Creek. Although passable in the morning when the Stricklands crossed on their way to Creede, the creek had become swollen with spring runoff by the early evening when they returned. When the couple attempted to cross the creek again, their Jeep stalled in the fast-moving water and was carried downstream. In an effort to save themselves, the couple jumped for the stream bank. While trying to help his wife climb up the bank, Mr. Strickland said he was swept under the water. After resurfacing, Mr. Strickland could not see his wife and could not locate her. Passing motorists found Mr. Strickland and assisted him in notifying authorities.

Extensive search operations were conducted to locate Mrs. Strickland, which included more than 25 personnel from Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Department, Mineral County and San Juan County. Helicopter surveillance was provided by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Personnel conducted foot searches along the banks of the Pole Creek and the Rio Grande River, a search and rescue dog was employed, and a drone was used for aerial searches in areas not accessible on foot.


Please lift up Tessie’s family during these difficult days.


Gordon Jones

October 16, 1937 – July 29, 2019


Gordon Jones, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 16, 1937 in Independence, LA and was 81 years of age. He is survived by wife of 57 years, Gloria S. Jones; 3 daughters, Arlene Jones Armstrong, Sonya Jones David and husband, Corey and Stacie Jones; 1 son, Allen Jones and wife Jonni; 9 grandchildren, Kristin Garner, Duane Garner, Timothy Cassidy, Christopher Hall, Deaven David, Rosita David, Ryan Jones, Matthew Jones and Macayla Jones; 9 great-grandchildren, Harleigh Cassidy, Calem Jones, Liam Jones, Jaxon Garner, Eli Garner, Kaiden Garner, Grayson Jones, Maisie Jones and Abby Mason; 1 brother, Herbert Jones; 2 sisters, Etta Baham and husband Gerald and Katherine McGlothern and husband Brad; 1 brother-in-law, Bobby Adams. Preceded in death by parents, Howard and Myrtis Jones; 1 sister, Rita Adams. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM Thursday, August 1, 2019, and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM Friday, August 2, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Tim Moffett. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Both Spring Creek and Osyka are having Youth VBS this week.  Check them our to see if your youth would be interested in attending.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10




If you didn’t get a copy of the Scripture writing plan for August, they are available in the sanctuary of FBC, Kentwood.




Continue to pray for the many others who have various needs. 
Anna Lee


“There is no fear in love;

but perfect love casts out fear,

because fear involves torment.

But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

~1 John 4:18~




I have three good reports to share today.

  1. Carol Bennett Sealey is again improving.  This lady is a fighter!
  2. Adrian Phillips – “All was good at Heart Dr today Next goes to Oral Surgeon to have all teeth pulled before he goes to have Heart Valve Surgery His stents are doing good.”
  3. David‘s blood count was up to 7.7.  The nurse practitioner said David will get a larger does of Procrit next week which should help his blood build itself up.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience & Perseverance” – I Thessalonians 5: 15-18



Look for some bargain buys today for the “shoeboxes” we will pack in a couple of months as part of Operation Christmas Child.



There are churches having VBS this week.  Get the kids involved, especially if they have not had the opportunity to another VBS this year.



Have a  great day as you make someone’s day brighter.

Anna Lee



The Lord’s Day

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.

Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

~Galatians 5:1~



Pray for the mission team from Line Creek Baptist Church as they leave for Houston today.




Pray for friends from Alabama who are in Mexico on a mission trip.  Part of their work there is rebuilding storm damaged church property.




Please add Lisa Taylor back to your prayer list.  She went home from the hospital Tuesday and has developed issues that have her back at North Oaks.




Tessie Strickland is still missing.  Keep praying!  As you pray for her, please pray for safety for the rescue teams and for peace and comfort for the family.




It’s the fifth Sunday of the month.  Many area churches are having special music, food, and other activities.  Join in and be blessed.




Some churches are concluding VBS.  Others are beginning.  I love to hear boys and girls tell of their time in VBS.  Churches are doing a wonderful job this year, as always.




Youth from some churches have returned from camp.  Other youth are leaving for camp.  Hearts are touched and lives changed forever.  Pray for each one.




Scripture Writing Plan – Romans 8: 28-32




May this Sunday be a blessing to you!  May you be a blessing to others today!

Anna Lee


Be on your guard;

stand firm in the faith;

be courageous;

be strong.

~1 Corinthians 16:13~




Sandra Hughes‘ hip surgery went well.  Please keep her in your prayers as she goes through rehab.




Gaylon Cutrer had a good week after a rough time the week before.  Pray for him as he has his regular Monday and Tuesday appointments this week.  Pray for “Miss” Ruth as she is his primary caregiver.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Who I an in Christ” – Philippians 3: 20-21




Line Creek in having Youth Sunday today.




Spring Creek is having lunch to benefit the youth today.  Lunch is $10.00.




Don’t forger the 8:00 A.M. breakfast at Pine Ridge this morning.   Enjoy the buffet and help meet a need of someone in the community.

Anna Lee











Have I not commanded you?

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

~Joshua 1:9~



Jane Blades is back in the community.  Additional testing did not show a heart problem.  She has a new medication and an appointment with her cardiologist.




Mr. Frank Erwin had another procedure yesterday that will hopefully help him.  He and “Miss” Barbara will appreciate your prayers.




Bryan Tate has completed another phase of treatment at MD Anderson.  Pray for him and Rita as they get to spend more time at home and less time in the hospital.




The Hatchels who flew into the country Tuesday have now driven to Kentwood.  Granddaddy and I were so thrilled to see them.  Four years since seeing three of them is too long!  We will be having a good time together.




Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will have their monthly breakfast Sunday morning at 8:00 A.M.   You are invited to join them for a delicious buffet and donate to a worthy cause they have chosen to support this month.



Scripture Writing Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – Matthew 5:13=16.




Please continue to pray for the youth of FBC, Kentwood as they continue to be at camp at Ridgecrest in North Carolina.




Several churches has very successful Vacation Bible Schools this week.  If you have children who are interested in one to the coming week, I’m sure there will be one or more to choose from.




I’m so thankful for all of you who pray for these and other needs.  You make a difference!

Anna Lee



The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. 

~Proverbs 23:24 (NIV)~

Happy Father’s Day Weekend!



Update on Carol Bennett Sealey written by Austin, her son:

My mom has been having good days. Daddy said she was actually able to stand very briefly when the PT came in. She’s completely alert and responding to everything. She was able to FaceTime with Camille tonight for a little bit. It was good for them to get to talk. It’s been over two weeks. Things are looking great!




Pam Bankston has a long recovery ahead of her now that the neck and spine surgery has been done.  Please keep Pam, and Sim, in your prayers.




Deanna “Bug” Reynolds continues her recovery at home.  I think having a mom who is a nurse gives her an advantage over some others who have to recover from surgery to remove tonsils.  Please continue to pray for “Bug”.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – Ephesians 4: 4-7, 32




Kentwood area children and youth had lots of opportunities to participate in VBS and to attend church camps this week.  I’m so thankful to live in an area where adults are so willing to give of themselves in order that children can learn about Jesus and how to live for Him.



I know some special people who will be leaving their home in a few days to travel to the States for the next six months.  Pray for them as they complete preparations to travel, travel for hours and hours, and set up in a house that will be their home for the coming months.

Anna Lee





“The LORD’s kindness never fails!

If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed.

The LORD can always be trusted to show mercy each morning.

Deep in my heart I say, ‘The LORD is all I need; I can depend on him!”

~Lamentations 3:22-24 CEV~




Deanna “Bug” Reynolds‘ surgery went well yesterday.  A friend who is a nurse was present during surgery.  The doctor had prayer with the family.  “Bug” did not require the night in the hospital, but was back at home.  God was with the family all the way.  You are thanked for praying yesterday.




I mentioned a child and a parent who were in a serious accident.  The child has multiple breaks that will be a long time healing.  The parent is not responsive at this time.  Prayers are needed.




I have heard many good reports of VBS again this week.  God is good.  Adults and youth have worked hard,  Songs have been learned.  Pledges have been said.  Crafts have been made.  Missions has been taught.  Bible stories have been learned.  Children’s lives have been impacted!  Decisions to follow Jesus have been made.  Thanks to all of you who were involved at any church that had VBS this week.




It’s also the time of the year when many church camps impact our children and youth.  I know lives are also impacted and changed at camp.  If you have not signed your child or youth up, check into whether or not there are any more openings.  Your young person may still get the opportunity to be blessed at camp.




Scripture Writing Plan –  June 14th – Ephesians 2: 8-10, 18




Video – “The Example” – Matthew 19:14

Have you ever heard that children learn more by what adults do than what adults say?




What will you do today to set a good example?  a Christian example?

Anna Lee









 “Enter through the narrow gate.

For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

~Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)~




Scripture Writing Plan – 2 Corinthians 5: 17, 20-21




“A Different Kind of Hope”

And this hope will never disappoint us …
-Romans 5:5





VBS – Some churches have ended their 2019 VBS.  Others are starting.  Even others  will not start for a month or more.  Make sure the children in your household get every opportunity to learn about Jesus!  That’s a big part of our responsibility to children.




Waylon Bailey, “They’re Everywhere”

God expects us to seek those who are not in His house each week!

Just as people are everywhere, so are churches in our area.  Find one to attend today if you do not have one.

Anna Lee