Friday

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3

 

 

There are a number of families dealing with serious illnesses.  Pray for each one that you are aware of.

 

 

David is home from the hospital.  The results of the bone marrow test will be available next week.  Thank-you for your continued prayers for both of us.

 

 

Doris Faye Tillery

March 30, 1945 – January 15, 2019

A resident of Denham Springs passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson. She was born March 30, 1945 in Amite and was 73 years of age. She is survived by 3 children, Mark Thomas, Kelly Tullier and husband James, Lauren Sibley and husband Jason; grandchildren, Ryan Thomas, Kathryn Thomas, Maryn Thomas, Danny Tullier, Brendan Tullier, Jared Tullier, Kailyn Sibley, Morgan Sibley, Raegan Sibley, Brinnyn Sibley, Ethan Sibley, and Camryn Sibley; 2 brothers, Robert W. Tillery, and Carlton E. Tillery; special friend, Robert Pezant. Preceded in death by parents, Julian and Doris Tillery; granddaughter, Aubryn Thomas. Visitation at Tangipahoa United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Claude Eugene Smith

February 25, 1936 – January 16, 2019

Our wonderful and loving father Claude Eugene Smith has found peace and went on to see his heavenly Father. Claude Eugene Smith was born in Mount Hermon Louisiana on February 25th 1936. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Aline (Wilkes) Smith and father, Wilson Eugene Smith. He will be met at Saint Peter’s gate by his two grandsons whom he will finally be able to once again hug and hold; Travis Wayne Vicknair and Charles Jacob (Jake) Kirkland. What a joyous moment it will be. Claude spent his early years working on his family farm and picking up milk in the surrounding area. Upon graduating Mt. Hermon High School, Claude then went on to box as a middleweight for 2 years at Louisiana State University. Claude married his High School sweetheart Bettye Lou Holiday on August 10th 1956. Claude worked at multiple things until he found his calling with Brown & Root and started a 38 year career building bridges throughout Southeast Louisiana and working in the refineries as well. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60+ years, Bettye Lou Smith, who has been with him throughout the many years of marriage, both good times and bad. Claude will also leave behind his daughters, Sandy Smith Vicknair, Cheryl Smith Braud – wife of Michael Braud, and his son, Ronnie Eugene Smith, husband of Michele (Heller) Smith. He had dedicated his life to his grandchildren Krystle Vicknair, Reeve Kirkland, Corinne Kirkland, Abigail Smith, Ryan Smith and his one great grandchild, Waylyn Vicknair. He will be deeply missed by his two siblings Martha Alford-wife of Pete Alford and Walter Smith-husband of Diane Wine and his special uncle Fleet Smith Junior with whom he has built a lasting and enduring relationship throughout the years as well as his many nieces and nephews. Claude Smith will have visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, 501 Avenue G, Kentwood, La. on Monday January 21st from 10 am until religious services at 12 Noon where we will then proceed to Mount Hermon Cemetery for a farewell service and his final resting place here on Earth.

 

 

 

Charles Robert Eldridge, Jr.

March 27, 1939 – January 15, 2019

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Hammond, LA. He was born March 27, 1939 in Amite, LA and was 79 years of age. He is survived by 2 daughters, Christina Calmes and husband Terry, Dana Lynn Robin and husband Josh; 1 son, Charles “Chaz” Eldridge, III and wife Wendy; 6 grandchildren, Sean Eldridge and wife Shelby, Tori Lynn Eldridge, Anthony “ Brit” Calmes, Andrew “Bradley” Calmes and wife Wendy, Holly Storey, and Robert Storey; 5 great grandchildren, Savannah, Luscian, Gabriel, Roman, and Cheyenne. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Sr. and Mamie Eldridge; wife, Lois Eldridge; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Minette Holstead and Bobbie Lee Darouse. Visitation at the First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 1 p.m. until Memorial Services at 3p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Josh Milliron. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

January 17 – Psalm 69:30, Psalm 71:6, 14,  & 16

January 18 – Psalm 71:22, Psalm 75:9-10

 

 

Ladies of FBC

  • Monday – Associational WMU meeting at East Fork Monday at 10 A.M. followed by lunch
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Burger Basket in Osyka at 11:00.
  • Mission Project for Hope Center – Bring cans of soup and place on the organ. Deadline will be “Souper” Bowl Sunday (Project sponsored by Youth on Mission)

 

 

 

Focus on the power of prayer daily and spend some time in prayer.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

~Deuteronomy 31:6~

 

 

 

 

There are a number of Kentwood folks fighting big battles today.  Please say prayers for them.  Ask God to help the families stick close to Him.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Psalm 57:1
  • Psalm 57:7-9

 

 

 

Pray for many of our college age students who will be beginning a new semester of college or trade school.

 

 

 

FBC, Greensburg started their own senior adult ministry similar to “Young at Heart” at New Zion.  Greensburg’s group is named “Just Older Youth – JOY” . Kentwood’s “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will meet January 22 at the Burger Basket in Oyska.

 

 

 

The associational WMU meeting will be a week from today at East Fork.  The meeting will honor WMU ladies who passed away during 2018.   The meeting will begin at 10:00, with the leadership meeting at 9:00.  A covered dish meal will be enjoyed by all at meeting.

 

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child needs can be purchased in January.  The organization suggests  hat, scarves. and gloves for January purchases.  Of course, any items you find for a good sale price are always accepted and appreciated.  Items can be brought to my Sunday School classroom, next to thee choir room, during the week or before Sunday School.  Thanks for helping in 2019, just like you have done in all previous years.

 

 

 

The Youth on Mission will be collecting cans of soup the day of the Super Bowl.  The soup will be given to the Hope Center for their pantry so they can meet emergency needs.

 

 

Thanks for supporting the ministries mentioned today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

~Psalm 40:3~

 

 

Today, we have a prayer request for Charlsee Hawkins, a classmate at AHS.  Charlsee fell yesterday morning and broke her hip.  Pray with me that her recovery time will go smoothly.

 

 

Read the Bible today – “I wills….” found in Psalms.

  • Psalm 51:6
  • Psalm 51: 13-14
  • Psalm 52:9

 

 

 

Make your plans to attend the associational WMU meeting a week from next Monday, January 21st at East Fork Baptist Church.  It will be the annual memorial service.

 

 

 

The next “Young” ladies’ birthday party will be on the 22nd at the Burger Basket, formerly Nyla’s,

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – January collections – hats, scarves, and gloves!

 

As I have recommended before, be a Christian encourager.

Anna Lee

Friday

22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

~Lamentations 3:22-23~

 

 

 

Thanks for prayers for Dayna Baker. She is out of ICU and in a regular room. I really appreciate all of you!!!
pam

 

 

 

Pray for Phillip Strickland.  One of his cousins said Phillip is hospitalized in Covington.

 

 

 

Yesterday was seven years since Koltyn Gafford had half his brain removed to prevent his almost constant seizures.  It worked like a charm!  Thank God for all the improvement Kolton has been able to make since then.

 

 

 

Pray for Glen Magee, Sr. as he goes for pre-op work tomorrow and surgery Tuesday.  The surgery is tentatively set for 1 P.M.

 

 

 

Owen Wilkinson, the son of Shane and April, is in Children’s Hospital, New Orleans with very high sugar count.  Pray for Owen and his family as they await a diagnosis and treatment plan.

 

 

 

Mr. John Bond of the Gillsburg area fell.  After some stitches, he stayed overnight for observation.  Pray for the Bond family while Mr. John is recovering.

 

 

 

Dee Dee Stokes Gill continues to recover from the stroke she had Christmas Day.  Please keep praying for her.

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible – “I wills…. of Psalms”.

  • Psalm 43:4
  • Psalm 45:17
  • Psalm 45:3-4

 

 

Don’t forget the WMU meeting on the third Monday at East Fork Baptist Church honoring out WMU ladies who passed away during 2018.  The meeting begins at 10, but leadership will meet at 9.  A covered dish lunch will follow the meeting.  Girls who are out of school that day are invited to attend with their mothers and grandmothers.

 

 

 


I love to hear people say they believe in the power of prayer and say the specific time of day when they regularly pray.  Prayer is real to them!

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

“People do not live by bread alone,

but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” 

~Matthew 4:4 NLT~

 

 

 
Comment: please add Dayna Baker to your prayer list. She is in ICU in St Louis with a blood leakage and heart problems. She’s had 4 units of blood so far. They are doing a scope and EKG today. pray that they find the source of the bleed and that her heart is ok. Thanks .                                                                                  Pam Sellers, formerly of Kentwood

 

 

Please keep Frances M. Gay in your prayers as she prepares for knee surgery.

 

 

 

Nita Hayden Lea

March 12, 1933 – January 05, 2019

Nita H. Lea, a resident of Amite, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born March 12, 1933 in Independence and was 85 years of age. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and loved teaching Sunday School. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Lea Frazier and husband, Bill; granddaughter, Kami Frazier Bourque. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Orval Hayden; husband, Charles Frank Lea, Sr.; son, Charles “Chuck” Lea, Jr.; sister, Rose Fagan; brothers, Carl, Billy, Steve and Ronnie Hayden; grandson-in-law, Steven Bourque. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:30AM until religious services at 1:00PM Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Randel Camardelle. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leah Wilkinson Memorial Foundation at https://www.gofundme.com/leah-wilkinson-memorial-fund. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Elmer “Rip” Rohner

February 13, 1934 – January 5, 2019

And a resident of Kentwood died early Saturday morning January 5, 2018 at his home. He was the owner/operator of Amite Sign Company for 43 years and the owner of The Pines in Kentwood for many years. Rip loved to play his bass guitar at home and often played during services at various churches that he attended in the area. He enjoyed fishing and liked to keep a well landscaped and manicured lawn. Rip always enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survived by:

Wife of 30 years: Debbie Goings Rohner of Kentwood

5 Children: Ashley Rohner of Baton Rouge,
Alex Rohner of Kentwood,
Jeannie Watkins of Missouri,
Diane Rohner of Amite,
Dorinda Rohner of Kentwood

8 Grandchildren: Danny Watkins,
Timmy Lawrence,
Misty Nicolosi,
Jason Lawrence,
Scarlett Sigrest,
Melvin Battles,
Mike O’Hara,
Nicole Watkins

20 Great-grandchildren

4 Great-great-grandchildren

Sister in law: Carol Rohner of California

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Cathy O’Hara, parents Murphy Rohner and Mary Bridges Rohner, great-granddaughter Mia Ruth O’Hara, a brother Jesse Rohner and sister Stella Frances Rounsaville.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton. LA) on Tuesday January 8th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Clay Spinks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to mds-foundation.org, or to a church of your choice.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Dale Tate and the staff of Heart of Hospice for their care and support.

Honorary Pallbearers are Danny Watkins, Mike O’Hara, Nick Savarino, Chuck Harrell, Dan Slocum, Alan Goings, B.J. Goings.

 

 

 

Read the Bible and mark the “I wills….”

  • Psalm 30:1
  • Psalm 30:12
  • Psalm 32:5

 

 

 

The next associational WMU meeting will be Monday, January 21st at 10 A.M. at East Fork Baptist Church to honor WMU ladies who passed away during 2018.  There will be a leadership meeting at 9 A.M.  The meeting will be followed by a covered dish lunch.  Any girls who are having a school holiday that day are invited to participate with us.

What would WMU be like without very dedicated women?

 

 

 

 

As you read The Prayer Link each day, remember to add your own requests.  There are always others to pray for,  but for one reason or another, it was not feasible to list all of them.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Saturday

As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep.

I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.

~Ezekiel 34:12~

 

 

 

 

My unspoken request – Continued prayers needed for pain relief and a good report on latest treatment.

 

 

 

Prayers for Cal Schuler’s family.  He passed away suddenly yesterday.  He and I have mutual relatives in Shreveport and NE Texas.

 

 

 

Obituary for Wayne Langley

Wayne Lavelle Langley
  • July 18, 1939 – December 26, 2018
  • Arrangements for Mr. Wayne Langley are at Bailey’s Funeral Home, Springhill, LA Monday December 31st Visitation 10a-12p. Service to follow. Burial will be at Old Sarepta Cemetary, Sarepta, LA. (northeast of Shreveport).

 

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Zech 13-14
  • Psm, 149
  • Matt. 25-26

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2019 – We will be following Biblical themes in 2019.  In January our theme will be “I Wills” from Psalms.

You have options of how you will follow this in 2019.  One, you may read the verses and focus on the “I Will”.  Second, you may choose to write the verses in a notebook or even make a computer file and underline all the “I Will”s.  Copies will be available at FBC, Kentwood to those who wish for a hardcopy.  You may also ask me to send you an email.

This will require less time than most Bible reading plans and will be an option.  Of course, you are welcome to follow any plan you choose.  This is one of the options provided by Sweet Blessings.

I think you may enjoy checking out the web site to see all the things they offer.  http://www.swtblessings.com/2018/12/january-scripture-writing-plan-psalms-i.html

 

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will have their annual march for the Lottie Moon Christmas.  You can participate if:

  • You are putting in your gift Sunday
  • You a have already given.
  • You plan to give next week.
  • You are not giving, but will support the fund given through your prayers.

 

 

 

Thank-you for checking in and praying today.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

~Luke 2:13-14~

 

I hope each of you had a joyous Christmas and centered some on your attention on Jesus, the true focus of the Christmas holiday.

 

 

 

Thank-you for praying for Fannie Seal as she had knee replacement surgery Monday.  She is up and walking.

 

 

Nancy Pledger is thankful for your prayers for her family at the time of her sister’s death this past week.  Please continue to pray for them today and in the days to come.

 

 

Say special prayers for those who are hospitalized during this holiday week and for their caregivers as they balance home and hospital environments this week.

 

 

Pray for families going through the holidays without loved ones who passed away in 2018.

 

 

 

Read the Bible Today

  • Zech. 7-8
  • Prov. 30
  • Matt. 22

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will celebrate the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Sunday with a missions march during morning worship Sunday.

 

 

Thank God for the little things that have made your life so special in 2018.

Anna Lee