15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

~2 Corinthians 4:15-16~


Rhonda Hendry of Chesbrough broke her arm in two places.  Please pray for her as she sees specialists for additional treatment.

Gary Hendry, a former football player and coach, is hospitalized at Lakeview in Covington for testing.


Evelyn Hughes Stevens, formerly of Roseland, passed away.  I did not find an obituary yet.


Read the Bible – I Timothy 1-2, Psalm 19, & video on I Timothy found  at  Bible


I’m looking forward to the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.


I’m also looking forward to visiting Pine Ridge United Methodist  Church Sunday at 8:00 A.M. for their monthly breakfast benefit to help an individual or family having a difficult time.  I was talking to a lady last week who had a series of medical problems a few years ago.  She told me what a wonderful surprise it was to open a card one day and get a check from Pine Ridge United Methodist Union.  She also told how helpful it was to  get her through those difficult days.  I think it was especially nice to know the ladies of PRUMU were concerned for her and praying for her.


This is a good season to check with those who live alone.  Sometimes they need a little encouragement or help.  You might be the one who can meet their need!

Anna Lee






With men this is impossible,

but with God all things are possible.

~Matthew 19:26HCSB~



Read the Bible – Philippians 3-4 & Psalm 12


Obituary for William Bruce Clemons


Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Schedule for First Baptist Church, Kentwood

  • Friday – 4-6 P.M.
  • Saturday – 9-12 Noon
  • Sunday – 2-4 P.M.
  • Monday – 8-10 A.M.


Third Thursday at the Cabin

We met at the cabin last night and had six first-time guests with our guests from eight different churches.  It was another meaningful night for us.  Those of you who came really blessed our hearts.  We’ll be looking forward to the next gatherings which will be on December 21st.


Looking Ahead

  • Today – Friday Morning Bible Study – Fellowship Hall @ 10 A.M.
  • November 26th – Breakfast at Pine Ridge which benefits a worthy cause
  • November 28th – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Cafe
  • December 3rd – Lottie Moon Tea at FBC, Kentwood at 2 P.M.


Send me a message if you have a prayer request you want me to share here.

Anna Lee






2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

~John 14:2-4~



Read the Bible today – Philippians 1-2, Psalm 11, and the video about Philippians

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Ora Lee Wilson’s nephew, 50, who had two heart attacks is better and stable.  Thank you for your prayers for him.

Michelle L. Murphy and Ferrie Gene Blackmon both are facing surgery soon.  Pray for them.

Andy Taylor was able to be back at church last night.  Please continue to keep his foot problem in your prayers.



The Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Location at FBC, Kentwood is looking forward to receiving lots of shoeboxes today that were packed at churches last night.  Each box is special to those who collected items and packed the box, but much more important to the child and family that receives the box.  The drop-off sites will be open daily through Monday.  The site in Kentwood will be open 10 – 12 noon today, Thursday, and 4-6 P.M. Friday.


Churches that are a part of Two Rivers Association are collecting STAMPED, RELIGIOUS Christmas cards until December 3rd.  Then, they will be taken to the local parish jails in Amite and Greensburg and given to prisoners so they can send messages to family members.


Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 10 A.M. and continue the study of Ezekiel.


Plans for the Lottie Moon Christmas Tea for churches  in our area are progressing.  It will be December 3rd at 2 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Children will be singing Christmas songs for us.  Ladies will be decorating tables with their personal sets of dishes.  It will be beautiful and meaningful.


The children in the missions class of FBC, Kentwood were able to hear the first part of the story of the early years of Lottie Moon’s life last night.  They will hear more next week.  Hopefully, as they grow they will remember her story and how important international missions are.


TONIGHT, we will meet at the cabin at 6:30.  I’m looking forward to seeing many of you.  We will add a talented musician, Kaye Roberts.  She will be playing some piano offertories for us.  Join us and be blessed.


Tuesday, November 28th, the “young” ladies of out church will gather at The Cafe at 11 A.M. to honor ladies with November birthdays.  Feel free to join us.


Thank-you for reading and praying for those listed and the events listed here today.

Anna Lee








But from there,

you will search for the LORD your God,

and you will find Him

when you seek Him with all your heart

and all your soul.

~Deuteronomy 4:29 HCSB~


Mrs. Juanita Pritchett has a pacemaker and is back at home.  I forgot to share this update from Chester earlier, but it is never too late to thank God.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon seems to have had a “bug” for a couple days, but is over it and feeling better.  Pray for her to continue to gain her strength.


Friday Morning Bible Study 

  • 10 A.M. Today
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • Ezekiel 30

Third Thursday at the Cabin

  • 6:30 at our place
  • Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Come enjoy the evening with us.

Operation Christmas Child Drop-off

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • November 13-20
  • Times will vary.
    • M – 10-12
    • T – 1-4
    • W – 4-6
    • Th – 10-12
    • F – 4-6
    • S – 9-12
    • S — 2-4
    • M – 8-10

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • November 28th
  • The Cafe
  • 11 A.M.

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea

  • Sunday, Dec. 3
  • 2 P.M.
  • FBC, Kentwood Fellowship Hall
  • Tables will be decorated by ladies from various churches.
  • Missionary Speaker – Rachel Bailey Robbins
  • Ladies 3-103
  • Two Rivers WMU

The Friday Morning Bible Study will NOT meet the morning after Thanksgiving.



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Read the Bible Today = Galatians 1-2, Psalm 5, and video on Galatians (


Show your concern for others through prayer and actions today.

Anna Lee



He said to them,

‘Follow me,

and I will make you fishers of men.’”

~Matthew 4:19NKJV~


Bro. Jeff Mizell continues to have problems with his throat continuing to get worse.  He has resigned as pastor of Line Creek Baptist Church so he can rest his throat.


Read the Bible – Romans 13-14 & Psalm 139


What a great “birthday party” the “young” ladies of our church had at The Cafe yesterday!  Our next party will be November 28th.  Mark your calendar.


The children’s mission class will meet tonight at 6 P.M.  Please have you children/grandchildren wear their green vest.


Don’t forget to purchase some Christmas cards an affix stamps to the envelopes.  We will be taking them to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail the first week of December.  The cards can be turned in at the Lottie Moon Tea.


“Pass Me Not”


Bible Study of Ezekiel 28 – Friday morning at 10 in the Fellowship Hall


Thanks for praying for the needs mentioned and for the “unlisted” needs too.

Anna Lee









The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,

and His ears are open to their prayers.

~1 Peter 3:12a NKJV~


Mrs. Anne Hurst has been recovering at home and plans to be at church Sunday.  Let’s pray she will be well enough to be there.

Fannie Fortenberry Seal of Franklinton fell causing the several facial fractures and requiring nose surgery.  Pray she will have a good recovery without much more pain.


Nadine Lambert Bridges

December 15, 1927 – October 22, 2017

A resident of Kentwood went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at her home. She was born December 15, 1927 in Spring Creek and was 89 years of age. She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. She is survived by daughter, Oneida Bridges Carruth, Greensburg, Kathleen Bridges Brown and husband, Mack, Mt. Hermon; son, Gary Wayne Bridges and wife, Linda, Amite; grandchildren, Wylie Smith and wife, Eudora, Round Rock, TX, Minda Raybourn and husband, Kevin, Mt. Hermon, and David Brown and wife, Kasey, Mt. Hermon; great-grandchildren, Sarah Smith, Clayton Brown, Allison Brown, Eric Raybourn, and Chloe Raybourn; sisters-in-law, Wilma Chand, Bonnie McMillian, and Polly Bridges. Preceded in death by her husband, Rynes Murphy Bridges; infant son, Eddie Dean Bridges; brother, Arvis Lambert; 2 sisters, Eva Dykes and Velma Mixon; parents, James and Annie Lambert. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Scott Spinks. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit


Friends of Bro. Joe Weaver will be thankful to know he is now the new youth minister at Liberty Baptist Church.  He formerly served at Montpelier and Osyka.



Read the Bible – Romans 10-12 and Psalm 138


“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11:00 this morning.


Don’t forget we are getting close to our “Shoebox” Packing Party on the 4th.  I think our boxes will bless the children who receive them.  I pray for them to “meet Jesus” through the literature in their own language that will be included in the box.


May you be a blessing to someone else today.

Anna Lee


And may your hearts be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”

~1 Kings 8:61~



Mrs. Ruby Dillon is scheduled to come home today.  I don’t know if she or Mr. “Cete” is the happiest.  Pray for her as she makes the adjustment to being at home again.


Will Joseph McElveen

January 09, 1992 – October 21, 2017

A resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2107 at home. He was born January 9, 1992 in Hammond and was 25 years of age. He was an IT Technician by trade but his passion was music. He was a self taught musician, composer, and performer who played multiple instruments. He had a natural gift to bring music to life and would play for anyone, anytime, any place. He was dearly loved by his mother, Judy Langford McElveen; uncle, Bobby Langford; brothers and sisters, Michael and Jennifer McElveen, Debbie and Luke Simeon, John and Rachel McElveen, Sonia and Jeremy Blalock, Jeanine and Bart Matthews; nieces and nephews, Brodie and Destinee, Emily, and Sawyer McElveen, Riley and Shalayne, Hannah, and Julianah Simeon, Anthony and Jayde McElveen, Dawson, Brayden, and Lathan Blalock, Evienne Schwartz and Ezra Matthews; great-niece, Rilynn Simeon. Preceded in death by his father, Nathan Joe McElveen. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 1:00PM until religious services at 3:00PM Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Matthew Booty. Interment Mt. Hermon UPC Cemetery, 37300 Sunny Hill Rd., Mt. Hermon, LA 70450. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible – Romans 9-10 & Psalm 137

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The “young” ladies birthday party for October will be Tuesday at 11 A.M.
Trunk or treat will be Sunday night at FBC, Kentwood.
The Operation Christmas Child Packing Party is Saturday, November 4th at 6 P.M.  I will be trying to finalize the organization of the donated items so we will be able to pack as quickly as possible.  Please bring your Christmas snacks to share with others.  Please plan on being a part of this very meaningful night.  Wear your red and green to help everyone get in the Christmas spirit.
Do something meaning to God’s kingdom this week.
Anna Lee