Monday

“News about Jesus spread even more.

Many people came to hear him and to be healed . . . but Jesus often slipped away to be alone so he could pray.” 

~Luke 5:15-16 NCV~

 

 

 

Newborn Jules Tanksley has had heart surgery is is doing well under the watchful care of the staff at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  Please continue to pray for the parents as they fight for good health for their baby.

 

 

Mrs. Theople Hurst will be having a pacemaker implanted Wednesday at St. Tammany in Covington.  Please pray for her.

 

 

Renee’ Terrell will be having a procedure on her back in Brandon, MS on Tuesday, November 27th.  Add her to your list of people to pray for.

 

 

Buddy Morris had a sudden new problem this week.  Pray for him and his family.

 

 

David is home from Ochsner where he spent the last week.  Because of a blood disorder, he blood was drawn numerous times a day.  The first thing David said this morning was that it was nice not to sleep without being disturbed.  While in Ochsner, numerous tests were done.  The final diagnosis is that the new problems are related to his MDS.  Today, he will have an injection, his fourth, of procrit at Ochsner on O’Neal.

 

 

Ann Hyde Ballard

February 11, 1933 – July 17, 2018

A resident of Roseland passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born February 11, 1933 in Chesbrough and was 85 years of age. Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all she knew. She began her career as a nurse and later went on to own and manage numerous family businesses. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Ballard Durio and husband, Russell; 2 sons, Jimmy Ballard and wife, Aimee, and Freddie Carl Ballard and wife, Pearl; 12 grandchildren, Rachel Ballard, Robert Ballard, Leslie Cuti, Trenton Ballard, Jennifer Davenport, Keri Thornton, Bryan Saint, James Ballard, Josh Ballard, Logan Ballard, Baylor Blanchard, and Emilee Edwards; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Hyde and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Sally Higgins. Preceded in death by husband, Freddie Ballard; parents, Charles and Ethel Hyde; 2 sisters, Rita Lea and Elizabeth Stevens; 2 brothers, Charles and Johnny Hyde. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 10th
    • Ezekiel 23-26
    • Proverbs 11
    • Luke 7
  • 11th – Reflect on God as “Maker”

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week

Today is the first of eight days set aside to turn in the many “shoeboxes” that we have been lovingly packing during the past months.  You can check Samaritan’s Purse website for the location of a drop off site near you.  FBC, Kentwood will again serve as a collection site.  I am so thankful to say some friends at FBC, Kentwood will take over that responsibility so David and I can focus on his health this year.  Remember that each box not only has gifts, but also an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  It is estimated that each box will impact an average of seven people.  What an impact each box has.  What an opportunity for us “tell” children about Jesus!

 

 

 

It has been good to know The Prayer Link was missed on the days I didn’t get it published.  I only do the publishing from home.  It’s good to be back at home and doing one of may favorite things.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 

7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 

8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

 

 

 

 

Danny Farris is improving from his fall from a deer stand.  He is in rehab and now well enough to have brief visits from friends.  Please continue to pray for Danny and Joanne.

 

 

Mrs. Mildred Birth fell and broke a hip.  She has had surgery.  She is now in rehab at Greensburg where she has three one-hour  sessions of rehab each day.  Her spirits are good, as always.  Don’t think a broken hip and 88 years of age will slow this spunky lady down for too long!

 

 

David is and has been in Ochsner on O’Neal in Baton Rouge since Monday.  He received four units of blood and has been carefully monitored.  He has undergone a number of tests in addition to all the the blood work to help identify the cause of his anemia and weight loss.  So far, that still has not been identified.  Testing will continue this morning with part two of a nuclear scan checking for infection somewhere in his body.

The last few days of Bible readings have covered:
  • Ezekiel 4-22
  • Psalm 122-127
  • Proverbs 9-10
  • Luke 2-6

 

 

Don’t forget the OCC shoeboxes.  They can be turned in Monday, November 12 through Monday, November 19.  FBC, Kentwood is a collection site and will be open two hours each day.  Refer to a previous post of The Prayer Link or check the collection sites listed on Samaritan’s Purse.

 

 

Thanks for the many prayers for David.  Please continue to pray.  He is just a medical mystery some times!

Anna Lee

Monday

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.

Use them well to serve one another.” 

~1 Peter 4:10 NLT~

 
Danny Farris is recovering from rib surgery.  He is not up to company yet.  Hopefully, he won’t need hip surgery, but is up for whatever come.  As you pray for Danny, please also pray for Joanne.

 

 

The Two Rivers WMU will meet this morning at Kedron for the World Day of Prayer.  It will be a good meeting. FBC, Amite will be in charge of the program because Cora Morris is not up to it this year.  Meet at ten.  Share a meal before you leave.

 

 

 

The Two Rivers WMU is again participating in collecting stamped, religious, Christmas cards.  Bring your cards with the stamps affized to the envelopes to the Lottie Moon Tea the first Sunday of December.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Medicate on God as the “Beginning” and catch up on any readings you missed this week.

 

 
With God’s help, make this a wonderful week.

Anna Lee

Sunday

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 1-3
  • Proverbs 8
  • Luke 1

 

 

World Day of Prayer

  • Kedron Baptist Church
  • Monday at 10 A.M.
  • Program will be lead by FBC, Amite since Cora Morris is not fully recovered yet.
  • Covered dish lunch after the meeting.

 

 

Coming soon – Collection week for “shoeboxes”

  • November 12-19
  • FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site
  • Check the Samaritan’s Purse website for locations and times.  Each site sets their own time, so just because one is open at a certain time doesn’t mean another site will be open.
  • Sign up at the church is you are available to help with the collection process.
  • Contact me if you would like to help prepare the last of our “shoeboxes” for shipping.

 

 

Today, I ask for prayer for David.  He is not feeling his best.  Tomorrow, he gets injection #3.

 

 

When I got up, the clock said 3:00, early but acceptable.  Then, I realized the clock had not been changed!  I think I’m going back to bed.  Let this serve as a reminder….

Anna Lee

Saturday

“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk;

it is living by God’s power.” 

~1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT~

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar has a new pacemaker.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Jimmy and his family.

 

 

 

Danny Farris, husband of Joanne, fell 25 feet from a deer stand and sustained a number of broken bones.  Please pray for Danny and for his family as they comfort him.  Danny is in ICU at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Patrick John Lambeth

March 07, 1951 – November 01, 2018

A resident of Maryville, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at his home in Maryville. He was born March 7, 1951 in Franklin, LA and was 67 years of age. He is survived by Wife, Mariaa A. Cipriano Lambeth, Maryville, TN; 3 Daughters, Laura Lambeth, Baton Rouge, LA, Kathryn DiLosa and Dennis, New Orleans, LA and Evelyn Lambeth and Miranda, Lafayette, LA; 2 Sons, Jeff Lambeth and Tamatha, Signal Mountain, TN, and Kyle Lambeth and Ashlee, Gonzales, LA;1 Sister, Jessie Hilbun, Kentwood, LA; 2 Brothers, Richard Doty and Johnette, Kentwood, LA, and Thomas Doty, Kentwood, LA; 4 grandchildren. Preceded in Death by father, Warren C. Doty, Sr., mother, Catherine C. Doty, brother, Warren Charles Doty, Jr. and sister-n-law, Betty B. Doty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 10, 2018. Services conducted by Stephen “Steve” Hicks. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

It’s time for the time change.  This time, we “Fall Back”, getting an extra hour.  If you don’t change your clocks, you may wind up at Sunday School an hour early.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 51-52
  • Psalm 120-121
  • Revelation 22

 

 

Collection Week

At church, there is a sign up sheet for working the collection week for Operation Christmas Child.  Please help out as you always have.  Thanks!

  • Monday, November 12 – 10 A.M. to Noon
  • Tuesday, November 13 – 2-4 P.M.
  • Wednesday, November 14 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Thursday, November 15 – 10 A.M. – Noon
  • Friday, November 16 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Saturday, November 17 – 10 A.M. – Noon
  • Sunday, November 18 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Monday, November 19 – 8-10 A.M.

 

 

Have a wonderful day preparing for the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

I’m sorry The Prayer Link did not make an appearance yesterday.  We just got electricity about 6:30 this morning.

 

 

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.

And be thankful.

~Colossians 3:15~

 

 

Please continue to pray for Sylvester Humphrey.  He continues to see doctors and make plans for surgery.

 

 

Pete McNabb has been hospitalized at North Oaks.  He had a lung biopsy and will need another one.  Your prayers will be appreciated as he searches for answers.

 

 

Jimmy Tolar has been hospitalized this week at OLOL.  Pray for the Tolar family.

 

 

Fredric L. Prescott, Sr.

January 26, 1933 – October 30, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born January 26, 1933 in Kentwood and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired operator for Plantation Pipe Line. He is survived by his 2 sons, Douglas Prescott and wife, Cheryl, and Clinton Prescott; 9 grandchildren, Elisha Mayberry, Jamie Prescott, Will Prescott and wife, Angie, Mike Prescott, Whitney Prescott, Brittney Prescott, Sarah Prescott, Morgan Austin, and Wesley Austin; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack “Boots” Prescott and wife, Mary. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kent Owen Prescott; son, Fredric L. Prescott, Jr.; brother, Richard “Dickie” Prescott. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan

  • November 1
    • Jeremiah 47-48
    • Psalm 119: 169-176
    • Revelation 20
  • November 2
    • Jeremiah 49-50
    • Proverbs 7
    • Revelation 21

 

 

It’s only a week and a half away from the collection of shoeboxes as they begin their journey to many little boys and girls.  FBC will be a collection site November 12-19.  Check Samaritan’s Purse’s website for the collection sites and for the hours of operation at each one.

 

 

This month is a good time to “Count Your Blessings”.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

”You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?

Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion?

Of course not!

So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

 ~Luke 11:11-13 NLT~

 

 

 

Phillip Strickland‘s surgery went well yesterday.  Please continue to pray for him.

 

 

Pete Gill has pneumonia and is at North Oaks.  Yesterday, a lung biopsy was done.  If all goes well, he should be able to come home in a day or two.  Please keep Pete and his family in your prayers.

 

 

Betty Taylor’s Update/Request

Thursday I have my second cataract surgery on my other eye I had one on one I last Thursday. So please say a prayer for me. The prayers last week was much appreciated. Thank you and God bless.

 

 

 

Fredric L. Prescott, Sr.

January 26, 1933 – October 30, 2018
A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born January 26, 1933 in Kentwood and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired operator for Plantation Pipe Line. He is survived by his 2 sons, Douglas Prescott and wife, Cheryl, and Clinton Prescott; 9 grandchildren, Elisha Mayberry, Jamie Prescott, Will Prescott and wife, Angie, Mike Prescott, Whitney Prescott, Brittney Prescott, Sarah Prescott, Morgan Austin, and Wesley Austin; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack “Boots” Prescott and wife, Mary. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kent Owen Prescott; son, Fredric L. Prescott, Jr.; brother, Richard “Dickie” Prescott. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Women’s Life Ministries in Amite is in need of clothing for young mothers and young mothers-to-be.

 

 

The Two-Rivers’ WMU will meet Monday at 10 at Kedron Baptist Church to participate in the World Day of Prayer.  Everyone is invited to join us in praying for the various areas of the world.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 45-46
  • Proverbs 6
  • Revelation 19

 

 

Looking ahead to the weekend, we will be setting out clocks back an hour.  Don’t forget.

Anna Lee