Friday

“Oh, yes, you shaped me first inside, then out ….

You know me inside and out,

you know every bone in my body;

You know exactly how I was made,

bit by bit ….

Like an open book,

you watched me grow from conception to birth;

all the stages of my life were spread out before you,

the days of my life all prepared

before I’d even lived one day.”

~Psalm 139:13-16 MSG~

 

Flo Hatcher (by Julee Hatcher)

Flo Hatcher finally got a room after 11 pm last night. She did X-rays and MRI so we are waiting for her doctor to come in to tell us what’s the plan and when. Before surgery can take place she has to do another procedure so that she won’t lose too much blood during surgery. So surgery probably won’t be today but soon. She’s snoozing off and on and saying random things to me like “did you find the ice cream cake” and “was there a fire here last night” and then she told me she has a knife and if anyone touches her shoulder she’s cutting them. Right now we are waiting for someone to come get her for radiation. The fun never stops….

 

Request from Freida Jones

PRAYER REQUEST: MY DOCTOR JUST CALLED. IT IS CANCER. I GO FRIDAY MORNING FOR THE GENE TEST. THEN NEXT WEEK, ASSUMING IT IS OK WITH MY INSURANCE WILL HAVE THE MRI THEN PET SCAN. THEN I WILL MEET WITH MY DOCTOR TO DECIDE WHICH SURGERY I WILL HAVE. SHE SAID THE SOONER I CAN DO EACH TEST THE BETTER. NOW PRAY THE INSURANCE DOES NOT DELAY WHAT HAS TO BE DONE. LOVE YOU ALL. GOD BLESS.

 

Please continue to pray for Ora Lee Wilson’s sister, Juanita Booty.  She did not have a great day today.

 

Read the Bible in 2015Obadiah

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Greorgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions

Here for You, Louisiana Baptists multi-year, multi-platform media strategy is designed to give every person in Louisiana the opportunity to say “yes” to Jesus.

  • In the first two pilot markets, SW Louisiana and NE Louisiana, the Here for You spots have aired over 7,700 times via broadcast TV (not including cable and social media).
  • Over 9,000 people have visited the Here for You splash page, www.LouisianaBaptists.info, and there have been more than 135,000 views of the spots via the splash page and YouTube. Georgia Barnette gifts are fueling the Here for You pilot markets. New Orleans is next up!

 

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

 

Friday 

  • Bible Study at 10:00
  • Shoeboxes at 1 P.M.
    • Some of the ladies are staying after Bible study.
    • Others of you are invited to join us in the fellowship hall at 1 P.M. to fold flat shoeboxes into the proper shape and to attach labels.  You are invited to join us if you are available.
    • The repetitive task of preparing shoeboxes goes so much easier with others helping and visiting with us.  I know some men who plan to come.  Any of you, ladies or men, are welcome.  Come be a part of a very meaningful project.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at 1 P.M. to work on the shoeboxes.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“This poor man cried,

and the Lord heard him.”

~Psalm 34:6a, HCSB~

 

Ora Lee Wilson called to ask that we pray for her sister, Juanita Booty, who had a test that developed complications Tuesday.  Juanita required surgery and four units of blood. Her health has not been good, so this is a major problem for her.  Please pray.

 

Jeanna Lee-Newton is in Oschner  on O’neil,  room 547.  Please pray for her and her family.

 

Please continue to pray for Ken Roberts and his family.  Carol Jean Conerly said he was taken back to Tulane Hospital in New Orleans.  These last few weeks have been difficult.  God has answered many prayers for Ken during this time.  More prayers are needed.  As you pray for Ken, please pray for the family.

 

Mrs. Flo Hatcher (3 updates) needs our prayers more than ever.

  • Flo Hatcher has a broken shoulder and no idea how it happened. Waiting to be admitted — just can’t get enough of this place. Prayers please and thank you. David went to see one of his doctors yesterday.  We learned he will have several more procedures to try to keep him healthy.  I’ll let you know he he has another ablation – on the left side of his heart this time.  That is the biggest procedure that we foresee at this time.
  • Update to my last post about my moms shoulder- just spoke with her doctor. It’s a new tumor in the bone that cracked it. Admitting her to a room to do X-rays and MRI for more information before determining what kind of surgery is needed if she even decides to do surgery. She’s got IV of pain meds right now so she’s snoozing like a cat in the sun
  • Apparently being sick and unhealthy is a growing trend– my mom Flo Hatcher may have to spend the night in this ER room because the hospital is full. I am not believing this. Please pray she gets a room tonight. I cannot leave her in this bootleg room and it’s freezing cold down here and noisy.

 

Pray for the Shaw family on this very difficult day and in the days to come.

 

Prayer meeting last night was one of my all-time favorite prayer meeting.  The topic being discussed, prayer and turning from the devil, led to sharing that  touched our hearts. The old devil wants to keep us away from God.  Testimonies last night told of victories over the devil.

 

Read the Bible in 2015Proverbs 26 – 27

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions – Fast Facts, Part 1

Your Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering is busy year-round making a difference in the lives of people and churches across the state.

One half of Louisiana’s population is unchurched or lost. Our challenge from Jesus is to “go” and “be witnesses” to those who do not have a relationship with Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 1:8).

 

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song 

  • “The Upside of Setbacks” http://odb.org/2015/09/24/the-upside-of-setbacks/
  • Wait for the Lord;                                                                                                                                             be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.                                                                                                                                                 ~ Psalm 27:14~                                                                 Consider it pure joy . . . whenever you face trials of many kinds,                                         because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.                                                                                                                                                 ~James 1:2-3~                           Wait for the Lord;                                                                                                                                        be strong and take heart and wait for theLord.                                                                                                                                                   ~Psalm 27:14~
  • “Victory in Jesus”

 

Friday, after Bible study, a number of ladies will work to make the flat Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes into boxes that are shaped like regular shoeboxes.  We hope to get a number of them ready for packing.  Some men will be joining us at 1:00.  Please feel free to join us.  We have work to do!  How blessed we are to be able to participate in sending gifts and “Jesus” to boys and girls around the world.

 

Operation Christmas Child Needs for Our Shoeboxes

  • Toothbrushes (104)
  • Hair brushes (58 for boys & 60 for girls)
  • Bandanas (29)
  • Crayons (26)
  • Pencil sharpeners (37)
  • Hat (30 for boys & 19 for girls)
  • $1.00 Calculators (38)

If you want, you can bring money and someone else will do the shopping for you.

If you plan to go shopping, please let me know what you will be looking for so I can keep this list updated.  You can bring your items any time you go to the church and leave them in the hallway across from the kitchen.

I’ll try to set the Christmas tree up for Sunday.  Get a/some ornaments from the tree to show what you will be shopping for.

The packing party will be Saturday, October 24, one month from today!

Picture all those happy children who will get packages!  Be a part of this mission project!

Thank you for reading and praying.  It’s always good to know so many of you join me each day.  Thank-you for doing so.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

“Even though you are temporarily harassed

by all kinds of trials ….

This is no accident —

it happens to prove your faith,

which is infinitely more valuable than gold.”

~1 Peter 1:6-7 Phillips~

 

 

Freida Jones (Mrs. Tim Jones)

PRAYER REQUEST: I SAW MY DOCTOR TODAY. SHE DID NOT LIKE THE LOOKS OF THE MAMMOGRAM FILM AND MY FAMILY HISTORY; THEREFORE SHE DID THE BIOPSY TODAY. I WILL GET THE RESULTS WEDNESDAY. SHE WANTS ME TO HAVE THE GENE BLOOD TEST THIS WEEK, ALSO. THEN AN MRI AND A PET SCAN. THOSE TESTS WILL DETERMINE WHAT SURGERY I HAVE. NO MATTER WHAT THE RESULTS OF ALL MY TEST THE LUMP HAS TO BE REMOVED. SO SURGERY IS ON THE HORIZON. SHE SAID ALL MY FAMILY BOTH FEMALES AND MALES NEED TO HAVE THE TEST TO SEE IF THEY HAVE THE GENE FOR CANCER. SO FOR ALL MY FAMILY THAT SEE THIS POST, PLEASE LET YOUR FAMILY KNOW. THANKFULLY MY NIECE, JUDY, WENT WITH ME TODAY, SINCE THE DOCTOR DID THE BIOPSY. SHE ALSO NEEDED TO HEAR THE INFO THE DOCTOR TOLD ME FOR HERSELF. I NEED YOUR PRAYERS FOR STRENGTH FOR THE DAYS, WEEKS, AND MONTHS AHEAD. I CAN’T MAKE IT WITHOUT GOD’S HELP. LOVE YOU ALL. GOD BLESS.

Lance Shaw Service

  • Thursday
  • 8-11 A.M. at at FBC, Kentwood
  • Funeral conducted by Rev. Joe Baugh
  • Family meal at Coach Shaw’s after the service

 

Facebook posts to check:

  • Operation Christmas Child – We have made our own drawstring bags (over 300).
  • Samaritan’s Purse

 

Read the Bible in 20152 Chronicles 1-5

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Announcement

  • “Young” Ladies Birthday Party
    • This morning at 11:00
    • The Cafe on Hwy. 51
  • Friday Morning Bible Study
    • 10 A.M.
    • I Kings 4 & II Kings 8

 

Remember, when you face trials in your life, Jesus is there holding your hand and walking every step with you!  He won’t let go of your hand!

Anna Lee

Monday

“The Lord does not look at the things people look at.

People look at the outward appearance,

but the Lord looks at the heart.”

~1 Samuel 16:7 NIV~

 

Flo Hatcher (Written by Julee)

Update on my mom Flo Hatcher tonight– she’s home and getting settled in. I’m having to beg her to eat which is stressing me out. But I guess that’s how she felt when I was in high school and I didn’t want to eat either because I was “fat.” And I hated when she hounded me to eat– so it’s a little payback for her!   
My new worry: She is in pain — a new pain. Her left arm is hurting so bad that she can’t move it without tears in her eyes. She said it’s like a muscular pain. Please pray it’s not another tumor. That’s how all of this started back in June– she couldn’t move her other arm and it was a tumor in her shoulder. As I said good night and kissed her goodbye, I walked outside and the street light in front of the house went off. I took that to be a sign from my dad. He was telling me thank you for taking care of his love.

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana

The 2015 Week of Prayer for State Missions will introduce you to individuals around our state who are committed to “be something” for the kingdom. But they need help. They need the support you provide through the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering.

This year’s Georgia Barnette goal is $1,800,000. As always, the funds raised through the offering will help missionaries around Louisiana share the gospel. It will let them be the kind voice sharing Jesus’ love to a broken soul or the helping hand serving food to a hungry family.

The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be picking up the food area churches have collected today.  Thank you for participating/helping to feed these children.

 

Read the Bible in 2015Numbers 21 – 24

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Women’s Ministry this Week

  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Cafe
  • Friday
    • Bible study – The Shunammite Woman
      • I Kings 4: 8-37
      • II Kings 8:1-8
    • Operation Christmas Child
      • Fold/construct the shoe boxes
      • Attack labels
      • Store until the packing party
      • Men are invited to help with this.

 

“To the Work”!!!

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

“Cease from anger and forsake wrath;

Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

For evildoers will be cut off,

but those who wait for the Lord, t

hey will inherit the land.”

~Psalm 37:8-9~

 

Mrs. Theople Hurst asks for pray for her son, Randol Varnado.  He seems to have a throat issue that doesn’t want to go away.

 

Flo Hatcher by Julee Hatcher

My mom is finally home from the hospital! It was suppose to be a 24 hour stay and ended up being a week and a day. Prayers for a peaceful, uneventful weekend of rest and healing. Thank you!!

 

Update on Ken by Ginger Simmons
HE IS GOING HOME!!
Praise God!!!
Still needs much prayer for continual healing and strength!!
And Extra prayer for Kasey Kirby Roberts she is def going to need it!! Thanks again friends for your prayers!😁 I’m doing the happy friend dance!!💃💃

 

 

Randall M. Wallace, Sr.

Born: June 20, 1951
Died: September 17, 2015                                           http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/3312349

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions

 

Read the Bible in 2015 – John 19 – 21

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Next Week

  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies Birthday Party
  • Friday – Bible Study followed by preparing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

If you can help, please come to the fellowship hall at 12:45.  We would appreciate all the help we can get as we get ready for our packing party.  Friday, we will be folding the flat boxes into the proper size and shape and applying labels.  Then, the boxes will be stored until the night of the packing party.

We will need a number of boxes to hold the shoeboxes.  The size we need is that of the boxes that hold packs of paper towels or bathroom tissue (larger than copy paper boxes and smaller than refrigerator boxes).

 

Thank-you!

Ten ladies helped sort and inventory the items turning in for Operation Christmas Child yesterday.  We got the job done and are so please to know the items we will need to focus on getting in the next few weeks.  I’ll have that list for you real soon.

 

Yesterday’s devotional about 2 A.M. friends fit perfectly into the Bible study lesson yesterday!  I love the way God’s timing is always right.

Anna Lee

Friday

“Your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.”

~Matthew 6:10 NIV~

 

Ken Roberts

Update on Ken (Written by Ginger Simmons)

Many have ask
Not much has been posted because right now it’s baby steps to get his strength back. Ken has been through so much in such a short time. He can be very impatience (like most men) and very stubborn (duh)!! These are actually good signs. Biggest thing he wants to go home and that is what they are trying to get him ready for. Please continue to pray not only for Ken and his healing and recovery but for his caregivers. I’m speaking from experience thats not an easy job even if it’s your loved ones. There were times I wanted to take a pillow to Wendell’s doped up head!!
Thx again for all the love and support yall have shown Ken and especially your continued prayers.

 

Johnnie “Lil Man” Santangello ( Shared by his sister)

Lil Man’s neuro-oncologist from Arizona located a former resident of Barrow’s, who is now a neurosurgeon in New Orleans, to adjust his shunts tomorrow morning. We are praying that the adjustment will improve his symptoms. Thank you all for the post helping us locate a surgeon. Our family greatly appreciated all the help and prayers.
I have to share with you all,
I spent today with him, cooked some of his favorite foods and I must say he is the funniest person I know. It made my heart full to hear him laugh and joke with us. I never hear this kid complain or pout even after all he has been through. I am so humbled to be his sister.

 

Flo Hatcher (Shared by daughter, Julee)

Today’s update on my mom: she’s being released from the hospital tomorrow! Going home!! Whoo hoo!!
Yesterday she told me “Dont make me eat chicken– YUCK” and today she asked “where can we get some fried chicken?” I’m a little confused now, but she ate that chicken and mashed potatoes like she hadn’t eaten in months!! She’s going to have a sweet lady from a home health agency helping her a few days a week– pray for her!!!

 

Charles E. Battalora

Born: January 31, 1952
Died: September 15, 2015

Randall Walace 
Please, I am asking for prayers for my family in the passing of my brother: Randall M. Wallace 64 at 5:38 a.m. (Thursday)  The wake for him will be held at McKeely Funeral Home in Amite, La Sunday Sept. 20 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The funeral will be Monday. Other arrangements are yet to be made….
                              ~Rev. Marshall Wallace, Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Amite~
Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions – Day 6

 

 

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

 

Read the Bible in 2015Amos 5-9

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “2 A.M. Friends” http://odb.org/
    • There are several groups of people we might include in a list of our 2 A.M. friends: Sunday School members, Bible study group, many family members, neighbors, and friends.
    • The question is – Whose calls are you willing to respond to at 2 A.M.?
  • He is always wrestling in prayer for you,                                                                                         that you may stand firm in all the will of God,                                                                         mature and fully assured.                                                                                                                                                                                 ~Colossians 4:12~
  • “The Bond of Love” 

 

Operation Christmas Child 

Today, at about 12:30, we will begin organizing and inventorying the items brought in for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  If you are interested in helping, please come to my Sunday School classroom next to the choir room.  This is one more step in getting all these items to boys and girls and sharing Jesus at the same time.

 

Third Thursday

Our group meeting was  very good last night.  We didn’t have any first time people, but we did have people from a number of churches ( Kentwood, Spring Creek, Line Creek, Osyka, New Zion, Roseland, and Greensburg.  I’m sharing this to say that the love for God and others is the factor that unites us.  What a blessing that is!  The music was provided by Mr. Halon Toney, Kim Chadwick, and Bubba Roberts.  If you would like to come some time, just come at 6:30 P.M. on the third Thursday of any month.

 

Enlarge your 2 A.M. group!  Our love for God should make the group that we respond to limitless.

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

For God did not send his Son into the world

to condemn the world,

but to save the world through him.”

~John 3:17 NIV~

Kaitlyn Simpson’s baby was born yesterday afternoon.  He’s Karson Scott.  Shelly and Jeff are ready for the wonderful grandparent experience.  Frances Gay is now a great grandmother!

Koltyn Gafford

Please continue to pray for Koltyn, his family, and his medical workers.

Lisa Whitner Carruth will have surgery on September 29th.  Please keep her on your prayer list.

Johnnie “Lil’ Man” Santangello 

Prayers are needed now.  He has had some changes in his condition.  Thanks for your prayers for him, his doctors, his family, and his friends.

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions

Day 5 –  The WAY Church, Denham Springs – http://georgiabarnette.org/day-5/

Read the Bible in 2015 Proverbs 25

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Doesn’t God Care?”  –  http://odb.org/2015/09/17/doesnt-god-care/
  • “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,                                                                        neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.                                                                                                                                           ~ Isaiah 55:8~
  • “Does Jesus Care?” 

 

Revival – A great few days!

  • The senior adult revival was wonderful, as usual.
    • Christian friends from many churches
    • Wonderful music
    • Sermons from the heart
    • Food, plentiful and delicious
  • Montpelier Baptist Church
    • Invited by a friend who told us how wonderful the services were
    • Found lots of friends, former students, and parents of former students
    • Wonderful spirit, both leadership and congregation
    • Talented musicians who sang a combination of  hymns and praise songs and did so very well
    • Evangelist from Texas who shared God’s Word and his own heart

 

Third Thursday at the Cabin

  • Tonight at 6:30
  • Music by Bubba Roberts on the harmonica and guitar
  • Everyone invited

 

Women’s Ministry

  • Friday Morning Bible Study at 10:00
  • Operation Christmas Child – organization and inventory of items for shoeboxes

 

What a blessing it is to have these opportunities to be with Christian friends and others to visit and share God’s Word.

Anna Lee