“For the Son of Man has come to seek

and to save the lost.”

~Luke 19:10, HCSB~


Mrs. Hazel Smith is always in good spirits.  She has some good days and some “not so good”. Her family is faithful to visit and help her daily.  She knows she has been richly blessed.  Please continue to pray for this sweet lady.

Mrs. Nita Russell Miller is home and doing well.  Each day, it seems, she is learning one more thing she can do again.  Please keep her in your prayers as she continues on the road to a full recovery.  She is back at home with her daughter, Faibra Cade.

Nita’s daughter, Cathy Russell, has improved greatly and is back to how she was before the hospitalization.  Please continue to pray for her.

Mr. James Frazier had been undergoing lots of tests in Houston this week.  He will have his surgery Friday.  Please pray for him and for his family.

Miss Shira Easley is doing well following her surgery.  The plans are to transport her to Greensburg this afternoon so she can continue to be cared for and and get in more therapy before going home.

Doug Toney had a problem with medication not leaving his body as expected which lowered his blood pressure.  He is getting extra attention and improving.  Please pray for all involved in his care and in his family life.

The Kentwood area had a hailstorm late yesterday afternoon.  It was one of the worse that many of us have experienced.  At this time, I know of no injuries or major damage.

Summer and Short Term Missions = Part of the mission opportunities offered by the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions

We are looking forward to another “Third Thursday at the Cabin” tonight at 6:30.  I hope we have a house full!

FBC, Kentwood will celebrate the Lord’s Supper Sunday morning.  I’m looking forward to being able to do so with two of my grandchildren for the first time.  I’m so thankful they have made the greatest decision of their lives at a young age.  I’m also thankful all six of my grandchildren have godly parents who had taught their children about God.

The Friday Morning Bible Study will meet at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall of FBC,Kentwood tomorrow morning.  You are invited to attend and study with us.

Read the Bible in 2015Job 31-32


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “The Best Fishing Holes” –
  • He was caught up into Paradise                                                                                                         and heard inexpressible words.                                                                                                                                       ~2 Corinthians 12:4~
  • “Heaven Came Down”
    • This was a song we sang regularly in Roseland.  I don’t think I have sung it in the last thirty years, but it certainly is running through my brain and my memory now.  What a special memory and a  wonderful destination!

I hope that you can sing this song and mean it because Jesus lives in you!

Anna Lee



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~


Read the Bible in 2015

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Pray First”                                                                                                                            (As I read the devotional this morning, I realized there is a situation in my life I needed to pray for more than I have already done.  I had to stop and pray before continuing.  If you find yourself in the same situation, you may also need to “Pray First”.)
  • David inquired of the Lord.                                                                                                                                            ~1 Samuel 23:2~
  • “Did You Think to Pray?”

This week!  Mark your calendar for these opportunities.

  • Third Thursday at the Cabin @ 6:30
  • Friday Morning Bible Study 
    • Dinah and Tamar
    • 2 Samuel 13: 1-32

Annie Armstrong Missions Offering for North America

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming involved in North American missions, you/they can start with rain God is sending this week.

Anna Lee


“Sing to the LORD, who dwells in Zion;

proclaim His deeds among the nations.”

~Psalm 9:11, HCSB~


Please pray for Peyton VandeVuss, son of Ellen and Jason and grandson of Eleanor and Buddy Morris.  He was admitted to the hospital for observation because of abdominal pains.

Joseph “Jr.” C. Ratliff, Jr.

Born: October 01, 1963
Died: April 10, 2015

Salvador Joseph Misita – One of my Amite High School band directors

September 14, 1928 – March 27, 2015

Mr. Salvador was peacefully welcomed to his Heavenly Home on March 27, 2015 while surrounded by his loving family. A true gentleman, Sal was known for his compassionate nature and selfless acts of kindness. He never raised his voice and it was not uncommon for him to be forgiving and understanding. A romantic man, Sal would often be noticed giving his wife subtle winks to remind her of his love. Mr. Sal graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University’s music school, and dedicated his life to teaching future generations of young musicians and making them a force to be reckoned with. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and also played trumpet for the Military Band. Some of most treasured pass times included fishing, golfing, and making lasting memories with his family. Salvador is survived by his wonderful wife of 51 years, Hilda Misita, as well as numerous nieces and nephews that refused to leave his side during his long journey. The family would like to offer a special thank you to his gracious caregiver, Essie Price. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Misita; sisters, Jennie Danna and Anna Labruzzo; and brothers, Tony, Vincent, and Roy Misita. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Brandon. G Thompson Funeral Home, in Hammond, on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with the recitation of the rosary beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Dr. Tom Cobb and Father Cayet Mangiaracina will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “That is Mine” –
  • I am the Lord;                                                                                                                                             that is My name.                                                                                                                                                    ~Isaiah 42:8~
  • “All Things Bright and Beautiful” –

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions 

Read the Bible in 2015 

Looking Ahead This  Week – Third Thursday gathering at the cabin

  • Thursday (16th) at 6:30
  • Alford Cabin on Hwy. 440

Looking Ahead Next Week

  • Ladies’ Night
    • Thursday (23rd) at 6:15
    • FBC, Kentwood
    • Bring a hat you decorated.
    • Bring a friend too!
  • Young at Heart
    • Tuesday (21st) at 10:30
    • New Zion Baptist Church
  • Quarterly WMU Meeting
    • East Fork Baptist Church
    • 10:00 Monday, the 20th
    • Speaker – Rev. Rusty Durand will share about small churches and international mission trips.
    • Covered Dish Lunch to follow

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee 


He is not here; he has risen!

Remember how he told you,

while he was still with you in Galilee

~Luke 24:6~


Correction:  The WMU meeting at East Fork is on the 20th, not the 13th.


John Orr‘s surgery Wednesday went well.  He is home in Sulphur Springs, TX now with family staying with him.  He bounces back real well for someone 88.5.  The doctor said the tumor on his bladder would not have given him any trouble for about 15 more years.  The gall bladder was full of stones and should be better now.

Pray for James Frazier.  He goes to Houston Monday for heart valve replacement surgery. Your prayers will be appreciated.

Pray for Shira Easley too.  She will have surgery in Covington Monday, the 19th.  She also would appreciate your prayers.

Sherry Smith Sasson is doing very well following her surgery.  She is at home.


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “When We’re Let Down” –
  • The Lord does not save with sword and spear;                                                                                 for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands.                                                                                                                                          ~1 Samuel 17:47~
  • “God Will Take Care of You” –

Read the Bible in 2015 

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions (Share with some children)

Operation Christmas Child – Bags for new items are available in the “shoeboxes” across from the kitchen in the hallway.  Check it out.  Get you bags and make your purchases. Return your filled bags to the same area.  I will store the items until needed in the fall.

This is the day God chose to send to us today.  Enjoy it.  Make it count!

Anna Lee


“He comforts us in all our affliction,

so that we may be able to comfort those

who are in any kind of affliction,

through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

~2 Corinthians 1:4, HCSB~


Sherry Day is home!  Monday, she had brain surgery.  Thursday, she was able to return home!  She, her family, and many friends are very thankful!  Thank you for praying.

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We need camp nurses for Children’s Camp #1 June 1-4
Children’s Camp #2 July 6-9
Please call or message us if you would be willing to serve:

(Monica Maddox)

The family of Danny Venible made arrangements yesterday afternoon, but they are not posted yet.  I’ll try to get them later.

Alice Mae Bridges

Born: January 11, 1947
Died: April 07, 2015

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions

Read the Bible in 2015Jeremiah 12 – 16

Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • “Hagar”

Operation Christmas Child

  • New bags are being added this morning.  Check them out.
  • Thank-you to all who have made purchases and turned them in.

Ladies’ Night at FBC, Kentwood

  • Thursday, April 23rd
  • “Fashionable Ladies”
  • Desserts served at 6:15 P.M.
  • For ladies from 3 – 103 years old
  • Bring a hat of any kind that you have decorated and a friend.
  • Ladies from other churches are encouraged to participate.

Associational WMU Meeting

  • Monday, April 13
  • East Fork Baptist Church
  • 10 A.M.
  • Rev. Rusty Durand, pastor of Montpelier Baptist Church, will share about financing mission trips
  • Potluck lunch will follow.

Don’t forget to be a “doer”  today!

Anna Lee


“LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;

You will strengthen their hearts.  

You will listen carefully.”

~Psalm 10:17, HCSB~

My biggest and best update/news today is that Sherry Day keeps doing amazingly well. She may return to the Sixth Ward today.

Frozen Food for Families 

  • The food was delivered Sunday afternoon and was greatly appreciated.
  • Begin now to freeze some food for the first Sunday of May.

Read the Bible in 2015Job 29-30


Annie Armstrong Mission Offering for North America

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “The Mud Puddle” –
  • Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,                                                                                   who seek Him with the whole heart!                                                                                                                                                               ~Psalm 119:2~
  • “O Be Careful, Little Eyes”

May you be a special blessing to someone today!

Anna Lee



“Whoever can be trusted with very little

can also be trusted with much .… 

If you have not been trustworthy

in handling worldly wealth,

who will trust you with true riches?

And if you have not been trustworthy

with someone else’s property,

who will give you property of your own?”

~Luke 16:10-12 NIV~



Today I want to request prayer for two people you probably do not know.

  • John Orr (My deceased Texas aunt’s husband) – Gall bladder surgery and checking on a spot that is possibly a tumor on his bladder
  • Raimee Jo  and Robin Wilson Moore – (a childhood friend whose family had roots in Amite, Roseland, and Kentwood) Slightly injured in an accident last night, but no major injuries (could have been much worse)


Read the Bible in 2015 I Samuel 16-20

Annie Armstrong Missions Offering

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Firm Foundation” –
  • Whoever hears these sayings of Mine,                                                                                               and does them,                                                                                                                                                 I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.                                                                                                                                              ~Matthew 7:24~          
  • “How FIrm a Foundation” –

Friday Morning Bible Study

I’ve been counting my blessings this Easter season and writing them daily all 2015. Visiting and waiting in a hospital for a day gives me more needs to pray for and more blessings to count.  I’m sure you feel the same way.  Be thankful if you are healthy.  Be thankful if you were raised to know and accept that “Firm Foundation”.

Anna Lee