Thursday

Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.

~1 Chronicles 16:11~

 

 

 

 

Job and K.K. Huckaby have finished the adoption process and are now the legal parents of Josiah Huckaby.  Join with the family in celebrating this big step.  Pray for this special couple as they care for their special son God sent to them.

 

 

 

Yesterday was a long day.  David had labs in Hammond, a cardiologist appointment in Hammond, OT at home, and saw the liver specialist in Baton Rouge at the new Ochsner!  His therapy is progressing because he can now do things like get up from a chair on his own.  The cardiologist gave David a good report.  The EKG was good and medication was adjusted.  The liver specialist gave us more information about cirrhosis, adjusted his medication, and added a new medication.  Please keep us in your prayers.

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan – Romans 5:1-8

 

 

 

Reminders

  • Blood drive at FBC, Kentwood Sunday.  Contact the church office to sign up.
  • Ladies’ breakfast and speaker Sunday morning at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Breakfast benefit Sunday morning at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church at 8 A.M.
  • Young” Ladies Birthday Party at the Burger Basket Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • Associational WMU meeting at FBC, Greensburg on Monday March 4th at 10 A.M.  Plan to attend to learn about the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions.

 

 

We have many people in our community that need our prayers for various reasons.  Please pray for them in general or by name if you are aware of specific needs.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity,

but a spirit of power, \

of love and

of self-discipline.” 

~2 Timothy 1:7 NIV~

 

 

 

Sunday night at the end of church I shared a prayer request.  My request was included in the closing prayer.  Within five minutes, I had my request answered.  What an awesome God we serve!

 

 

 

Shelton Day got sick Saturday and is now at North Oaks.  He apparently got treatment in time and is doing much better.  Keep praying for him, his family, and his friends.

 

 

 

We see Debbie Wilkinson often, including Saturday night.  This is her Tuesday report about her regular trip to MD Anderson for one of her frequent check-ups.

Well another trip down! My doctors are keeping my treatment the same for now bc my scans were “stable”.. only two tumors had very little increase and no new growth or spreading, THANK you GOD !! Exhausted and got about two hours until we are home! My pilot and copilot are doing good in this weather and traffic … God has a plan for me and He has me in His hands, keeping me and doing something supernatural on the inside I am sure 😊😊. HE IS A GOOD GOOD FATHER !! As always thank you everyone for your continued prayers 😘. Love zsazsa

 

 

 

Alice McFarlain asks us to pray for her son, Chance.

Calling on all my prayer warriors. 🙏🏻Please keep Chance in your prayers as he goes for his heart cath at 9:30 in the morning. The procedure will be done at Ochsners in New Orleans. It’s been 7 years since his last cath.

 

 

 

Ladies, mark your calendar for March 4, the next WMU meeting.  It will be at FBC, Greensburg.

 

 

 

Read the Bible Today – John 14: 15-21.

 

 

 

The electricity went off earlier, so I am rushed to complete this.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God

~1 John 4:7~

 

 

 

Please pray for Cora Morris of Amite.  She has had one problem after another.  The broken ankle has taken her from home to PAM Specialty with the next stop being Landmark.

So, it’s with a very heavy, heavy, heart that I tell you that my Mom, Cora Morris, is in PAM Specialty Hospital of Hammond for 3-5 days before being transported to Landmark Skilled Nursing Facility where she will stay until she has fully recuperated from breaking her ankle! Prayers are certainly appreciated but, most of all, she needs visits and phone calls from her friends and family while she’s away from home so she doesn’t feel alone or forgotten!! Mom’s cell is (985) 517-8093

Pray for Cora and her family.

 

 

 

Jason Dean is having kidney stone issues.  Pray that he can be feeling better soon.

Cheryl Hart Pierre

July 10, 1947 – February 11, 2019

Cheryl Hart Pierre, a resident of Loranger, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Hammond Nursing Home in Hammond. She was born July 10, 1947 in Independence and was 71 years of age. She is survived by 2 daughters, Michelle Carrier and husband, Ronnie, and Kris Pierre; grandchildren, Jordan Carrier and fiance’, MaKayla Norred; great-grandson, Ruston Carrier; sisters, Patti Tyler and husband, Tim, Fay Raborn and husband, Bobby, Jo Ann Karst and husband, Dr. Charles Karst, and Carol Hart; brother, Herbert Hart; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Andrew H. Pierre; parents, Herbert and Roma Hart; grandson, Joshua Carrier; brothers, Michael Hyde and Franklin Hart. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM Friday, February 15, 2019. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Patti Tyler’s sister, Cheryl, passed away yesterday.  Please be in prayer for the family.

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – John 3: 16-21

 

 

 

Yesterday afternoon, four ladies gave of their time to help us get prepared for company,  Thank-you so much!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

[Ask, Seek, Knock]

“Ask and it will be given to you;

seek and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives;

the one who seeks finds;

and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

~Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)~

 

 

Eleanor Morris‘ hip surgery went well yesterday.  Pray for her as she begins to walk today.

 

 

 

Frances Gay will have her knee procedure early this morning.  Pray all goes well for her too.

 

 

 

David, Jason, and I had a long, interesting day at Ochsner.  It seems his diagnosis has changed because of a problem David had last week.  We see a specialist Monday.  I think our “picture” will be clearer then.  Until then, please continue to pray.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – January 22

  • Psalm 34: 103
  • Psalm 108: 1-3

 

 

Don’t forget the soup collection for Hope Center.  You can leave your contribution on the organ.  The collection process will continue until “Souper” Bowl Sunday.  This is a project of Youth on Mission!

 

 

Sunday morning at 8:00, the Pine Ridge Methodist Church ladies will serve breakfast food for their monthly breakfast.  The meal is always very good.  You have plenty of time to get to church there or elsewhere.

 

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be at 11:00 this morning at the Burger Basket in Osyka.  Join in the fun if you can.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

The name of the LORD is a fortified tower;

the righteous run to it and are safe.

~Proverbs 18:10~

Eleanor Morris will be going to North Oaks early this morning for hip surgery.  Pray her health insurance company and her hospital can get together and be ready for the surgery.
Frances Gay is still scheduled for knee surgery in Covington tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Molly Carter has been diagnosed with dementia.  If you would like to call her or to send a card, please call 514-6757 to get the number or the address.
Pray for baby Bennett Brabham and his mom, Katie, as they both have procedures scheduled for this week.
Pray for Eric Lee and Bryan Tate as they continue with medical testing at M.D. Anderson.
Pray for Majel Dean.   Her sister passed away last week.
Please continue to pray for Phillip Strickland, Glen Magee, Sr., and Ferrie Gene Blackmon.
Pray for our daughter-in-law, Becki, as she drives home today leaving Jason to stay with us for the week.  Join us in thanking God for all they did to help us during the past few days.  Pray for David as we see his oncologist today.
Read the Bible today.
  • Psalm 91:2
  • Psalm 101: 1-4
  • I have enjoyed working with some of the youth in reading this passages, marking the “I wills….”, and discussing the passages.

 

 

It was good to see someone bring in a cans of soup last night at church.  We are collecting until “Souper” Bowl Sunday.  Then, the delivery will be made to Hope Center to help those who might need some groceries during the cold winter days.

The associational WMU meeting will be at 190 this morning at East Fork Baptist Church.  The memory of two ladies, Betty Lou Guy (Spring Creek) and Martha Traylor (Greenlaw), will be honored for their service to WMU.
Tuesday, the “Young” Ladies of our church will meet at 11:00 at the Burger Basket in Osyka to honor ladies with birthdays.
It’s always a good day to talk with the Lord and to know he is always available to communicate with us.
Anna Lee

Sunday

“Everyone assembled here will know that the LORD

rescues his people,

but not with sword and spear.

This is the LORD’s battle,

and he will give you to us!” 

~1 Samuel 17:47 NLT~

 

 

Frances Gay‘s orthoscopic surgery has been rescheduled for January 22 at 5:30 A.M.  Please pray all goes well.

 

 

 

Please pray for baby Bennett Brabham and his mom, Katie.

Bennett is scheduled to get tubes on Monday, but he also has a terrible cough so we may reschedule! I’m also having surgery on Thursday. Please keep us both in your prayers this week! 🙏🏼

 

 

Sue Ellen Pearson

Sue Ellen Pearson

January 17, 2019

Sue Ellen Russell Ford Pearson, of Amite Louisiana passed away January 17, 2019 at the age of 70; after a long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Shelby Oscar Russell and Elizabeth Hyde Russell Stevens. She leaves behind her husband Craig Pearson, one daughter Tracye Ford, three sons Hoyt Ford, Russell (Rusty) Ford and Lonnie O’Dell (Dell) Ford II. Six granddaughters Trista Suzanne Ford, Brianna Nicole Gayle, Brianna Danielle Ford, Janie Lynn Fannin, Stefan Renee Ford, Corey Nicole Ford and 1 grandson Dade Scott Ford. Also left to cherish her memories are great-grandchildren David, Lyle, Sofia, Harley, Lannon, Leigh Ann and Maci Lee. She is also survived by two sisters, Terry Russell Pye and Paula (Tot) Russell Hodges. The family would also like to thank her brilliant oncologist Dr. Scott Boniol, and his munificent staff, for blessing us with several more beautiful years with this precious woman. Also many thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Christus Highland and Life Care at Willis-Knighton Pierremont, who so loving cared for all of her final needs. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite Tuesday January 22, 2019 from 12 noon until Religious Services at 1:00 p.m. Services conducted by Bro. Dale Ziebarth. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland.

 

 

 

Read the Bible daily.  Mark the “I wills”.

  • Psalm 86:12
  • Psalm 89:1-2

 

 

Don’t forget the WMU meeting in the morning at East Fork Baptist Church at 10.

 

 

If you are at FBC, Kentwood this morning, you will observe the soup being collected for Hope Center.  Soup of any kind is acceptable.  Place your soup on the organ.  This is a project of Youth on Mission.  The collection will end ‘Souper” Bowl Sunday.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

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