“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father

and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit.”

~Matthew 28:19a~


Ainsley VandeVuss (daughter of Jason and Ellen Morris VandeVuss)

Ainsley, who had surgery Wednesday and is a year old, developed pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital last night.  Pray for little Anisley, her family, and the medical people working to help her get well.

Johnnie “LilMan” Santangelo

Thanks for all the prayers for Johnnie and his family.  He seems to be doing well with his treatments.  He and his family are still in Arizona.  They are most appreciative of your prayers and their strong faith is still firmly in place.

Steve Hatchel of McKinney, TX

Boyd’s dad will have surgery to remove a brain tumor Monday in Plano, TX.  Boyd will fly to TX and stay for a week while Jennie and the children stay in Prague.  Thank-you for praying for this family.  Their faith will carry them through this.

Anne Hurst

I spoke to “Miss” Anne yesterday.  She will be in the hospital a few days to receive medication for an infection.  She is anxious to be well and back outside.  She is the room across for “Miss” Annie Bell Harrell.

Joseph Duane “Ratler” Phillips
(March 7, 1957 – April 23, 2014)

Ishmel David “Tiny” Ballard
(September 21, 1953 – April 24, 2014)

Ladies’ Night: Chocolate and Friends

Thanks to all who helped plan and carry out the meeting last night and all who came.  I  look forward to our next meeting in two months.  Mark your calendar for June 22nd.  The steering committee will meet Sunday at 3:00 to evaluate last night’s meeting and to begin our plans for the next event.

Friday Morning Bible Study

After our study today, we will eat lunch at the church.  Our meeting begins at 10:00.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

“Fearful Fish”

“The world was made through Him,
and the world did not know Him.”
~John 1:10~
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
~John 1:14~

“I Love to Tell the Story” –

I enjoyed the comments.  Most of them sound like something I could have shared.

Thanks for praying for these and other needs.  You make a difference to so many people.

Anna Lee


“A new commandment I give to you,

that you love one another . . .

By this all people will know that you are my disciples,

if you have love for one another.”

~John 13:34-35, NKJV~


Mrs. Anne Hurst

“Miss” Anne had a wonderful sunrise service Sunday, but is hospitalized in Greensburg now.  Please add her to your prayer list.

Mrs. Alfred (Eva) Smith

Eva is my sister’s aunt and mother-in-law.  She lives in northwestern Alabama and is not doing well.  Please pray for peace and comfort for her and for her family.

Steve Hatchel

Our son-in-law’s father has a brain tumor and will have surgery next week.  Please be in prayer for Mr. Steve, the family, the medical staff, and especially for Boyd.  I doubt he will come stateside for the surgery.

Baptist Press

Devotional, Scripture, & a Song

“Never Let Down” –

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning.”      
~Lamentations 3: 22-23~
“Great is Thy Faithfulness” –

Ladies’ Night: Chocolate & Friends

  • Begins with chocolate at 6:15 and the program at 6:30 tonight
  • Looking forward to how God is going to bless each one in attendance



“Therefore does my Father love me,

because I lay down my life,

that I might take it again.

No man takes it from me,

but I lay it down of myself.

I have power to lay it down,

and I have power to take it again.”

~John 10:17,18~

 We were buried with Him through baptism into death,

that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,

even so we also should walk in newness of life.

~Romans 6:4~

Baptist Press

Ainsley VandeVuss

Pray for Ainsley VandeVuss as she has tubes in her ears redone tomorrow.  Pray for her family as they care for her.

Linda Blount Johnson

Pray for Linda as she tries to relax and wait for her stress test and then test results.  Relaxing and waiting don’t  always come easy.

Mr. and Mrs. Angelo (Marie) Giardina

We saw one of their sons Monday.  He said both his parents have been dealing with health issues.  He gave me permission to ask for your prayers for them and for the family members as they care for their parents.


And a resident of the Crain’s Creek Community died at 12:30 pm Sunday April 20, 2014. He was a minister of the Lord for over 25 years, first as a youth pastor at several churches and then as the pastor of Thomas First Baptist Church for over 12 years. Denny graduated from Bowling Green School in 1984 and continued to give back to the school by coaching youth football and basketball for many years. He also coached Dixie Youth Baseball for 20 years and enjoyed fishing when he could. Denny was a loving husband and a very “hands-on” Dad to his own children and a mentor to the hundreds of children he contacted over the years. Denny was a giving person that helped people through all walks of life. He was a friend to all those he met and he will be sadly missed.

Survived by:

Wife: Laurie Thomas Brumfield of Crain’s Creek

Daughter: Kayla Ellen Brumfield

Son: Jacob Colden Brumfield

Brother and Sister in law: Frederick and Tanna Brumfield of Clifton

Sister and Brother in law: Lisa Brumfield Jenkins and Brent Jenkins of Clifton

4 Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Richard and Linda Thomas, Ronnie and Anita Thomas, Kevin and Tisha Thomas, Zander and Stacey Thomas

3 Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Sherry and Bill Pope, Shannon and Delbert Dillon, Lorraine and Joseph Branch

13 Nieces and 14 Nephews

Also several aunts and uncles and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other family.

He was preceded in death by his parents Denman Colden Brumfield and Imogene Thomas Brumfield, 2 nieces Grace Brumfield and Brandy Shannon Dillon, and nephew Samuel James Brumfield and his father in law Richard Ned Thomas and mother in law Edna Earle Thomas.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday April 22ndfrom 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas/Forest Haven Cemetery.

Obituaries can be viewed online at

 Young Ladies’ Birthday Party 

We’re celebrating April birthdays tomorrow at The Cafe at 11:00.  Please join us if you can.

Ladies’ Night: Chocolate and Friends

This will be Thursday night in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  We’ll eat at 6:15 and begin the program at 6:30.  Expect some fun and some serious moments.

Friday Bible Study

We meet in the fellowship hall of FBC,K at 10:00 on Friday mornings.  You’re welcome to join us.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

The Upper Room, “Nurturing Children”

“Train up a child in the way he should go

and when he is old,

he will not depart from it. “

~Proverb 22:6~

“Jesus, Friend of Little Children”

Expect a great day tomorrow!

Anna Lee


“I cry aloud to the LORD,

and He answers me from His holy mountain.”

~Psalm 3:4~


Macy Gueldner

Debbie Dennis

Frances Gay’s friend will receive her new kidney today.  Pray the complete process goes well for both the donor and the recipient.

Johnnie “LilMan” Santangello

Johnnie and his family celebrated Easter as many of you did.  They attended church and had a great home-cooked meal prepared by his mother, Cheryl.  Continue to keep this family in your prayers.  Thank God they are enjoying good family time, even if far from home.

Mrs. Ruby Luke 

Wilcox Funeral Home has not updated their obituaries yet, but Mrs. Luke’s funeral is today.  I will continue to search for her obituary.

Interesting Reading  and Special Song about Jesus’ Life

The Life of Jesus

Song – “Jesus Calls Us”

Opportunities Especially for Ladies this Week

Tuesday – Young Ladies’ Birthday Party

    • The Cafe
    • 11:00 A .M.
    • Celebrating April birthdays

Thursday – Chocolate and Friends

    • FBC, Fellowship Hall
    • 6:15 P.M.
    • Register by calling FBC

Friday – Bible Study

    • 10:00 A.M.
    • FBC, Fellowship Hall

“Serve the Lord with Gladness” this week.

Anna Lee



I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection

and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings,

becoming like him in his death,

and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect,

but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 

~Philippians 3:10-12, NIV~ 

Mrs. Eva Smith

Please pray for my brother-in-law’s, Donnie’s, mother.  She lives in northwestern Alabama.

Macy Gueilner

Linda Blount Johnson of Arcola

Pray for Linda as she looks ahead to a stress test and then waits for results.

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell

Mrs. Annie Bell will soon be getting a “boot” to hold her broken ankle securely and to allow her to put some weight on that foot.

Jean Easley (Mrs. Joe Easley)

Jean is continuing to have issues at home as she recovers from surgery.  Pray she gets to feeling better soon.

Mrs. Betty Moore of Arcola

“Miss” Betty is hospitalized in Covington as doctors address several health problems.

Frank M. Edwards, Jr. 

(October 12, 1935 – April 17, 2014)

Baptist Press – Wonderful, informative articles (Easter, Ukrainian Christians, etc.)

Third Thursday

We had six people who have not come before.  It was a blessed night.  Feel free to join us in the future.

Ladies’ Night: Chocolate and Friends

I hope you are planning to attend.  Since the church office will be close for the next few days, please feel free to contact me to get your “name in the pot”.  I have big expectations of how God will use this night.

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

The Mothering Arms of Forgiveness – WOW!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth 
into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead… 
~1 Peter 1:3, NIV~
“No one can enter the kingdom of God
unless he is born of water and the Spirit.”
~John 3:5~

“Ye Must be Born Again”

Bible Study – This morning at FBC at 10:00 A.M.

Good Friday!

The first Good Friday was a difficult day for the early Christians.  They did not fully understand the plans God had for the third day.  How blessed we are that we now can understand all this.  The third day would not have been possible if the events of Good Friday had not occurred.

I hope you see the Easter season with understanding of the reason for our celebrations at this time of the year.  If not, find someone who can help you understand and rejoice in all that has happened for our benefit.

Anna Lee


“And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,

but when they went in

they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.”

~Luke 24:2-3~

Firma Kay Schneeweiss

Firma Kay and Don ask for your prayers as she has some medical tests.  Pray for good results and for peace of mind during the waiting process.

Steve Sanders

Steve and Elisabeth ask for your prayers as he see doctors concerning a problem.  Pray for a peace of mind for both of them during this process.

 New Sign at Tangipahoa Baptist Church

Yesterday, from a distance as we approached the TBC, I noticed a new sign by the church.  It is similar to the one at KHS.  I smiled when I read the welcome message there and hope the church will be able to use it to encourage, comfort, inform, and invite others to join their fellowship.

Vacation Bible Schools

There is excitement in the air as area churches prepare for their summer VBSs.  I will post a list of the dates later.  If you want to give me the dates for VBS at your church, please send me a message.

Young at Heart

Senior adults from the area are invited to NZBC Tuesday at 10:30.  James Rimes will provide the program which will be followed by a potluck meal.

Third Thursday

We will have our monthly meeting at the cabin Thursday at 6:30.  Come enjoy and be blessed by some good Christian fellowship, a potluck meal, and a short program.

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

The “young” ladies who have April birthdays at FBC, Kentwood will be honored Tuesday, April 22nd at 11:00 at The Cafe on highway 51 in Kentwood.

Ladies’ Night: Chocolate and Friends

Plan to attend this special night at FBC, Kentwood on April 24th.  Chocolate goodies and a few other treats will be served at 6:15 with the program to follow at 6:30.  There is no ticket to purchase, but a call to the church office at 229-8111 would be greatly appreciated so we can have a headcount for preparations.  You are welcome to bring other ladies and girls with you, just be sure they are counted.  We would like the count by the 20th.  Thanks for helping in this way.

Daily Devotional, Scriptures, and Hymn 

“Easter: Is it all about Me?”

“But God demonstrates His love for us in this:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”

Romans 8:35

“The Love of God”

Make today count for God!

Anna Lee


“He said to them,

‘Follow me,

and I will make you fishers of men.’”

~Matthew 4:19~

Mrs. Ruby Dillon

“Miss” Ruby is now on the road to recovery.  Thank you for praying for her.  Pray for all the others who have had that bad “bug” lately.  Let’s also pray it ceases to be so hard on people and clears out of our area.

Mrs. Kathryn Kuss

“Miss” Kathryn’s test showed she needed a stent.  She had that done yesterday.  Thank you for praying for her.

Donnie Travis

Donnie had heart surgery at North Oaks yesterday.  All went well.  Pray for a problem-free recovery.  Thank you for praying for him.

Mr. Edward Garner

Mr. Edward had a stent implanted.  Let’s pray it continues to work well for him.  Thank you for praying for him.

Our Daily Bread – “Still Working”

Hymn of the Day – “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Third Thursday Meeting

What a sweet time we had last night.  If you haven’t heard James Rimes singing from his heart, you need to put that on your “bucket list”.  Thanks for sharing, James.

Bible Study

I’m looking forward to our Bible study this morning.  What a special group of people who gather to dig into God’s Word.  Afterward, we will eat at The Cafe today.

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

The monthly birthday party will be Tuesday to celebrate the March birthdays.  We will meet at The Cafe at 10:00.  Feel free to joy us.

Mission Opportunity

You can help with a project of the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans.  They frequently give items to ladies who are homeless.  You can help by providing hotel items such as soap and shampoo, snack packs of crackers, or bottles of water.  You will be a part of helping them in their current efforts.

Let your light shine for Jesus today.  

Anna Lee