Monday

“God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” 

~Philippians 4:19 ESV~

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway had to stay another night at the hospital.  Hopefully, today is the day he will be able to return to Greensburg.  Keep praying for him.

 

 

 

Christian Ratliff will be having  implants in his ears to help improve hearing loss due to his illness.  Surgery is this morning at seven.  Please pray for hearing improvements.

 

 

 

I don’t have an update on Irene Lascaro.  Please continue to pray for her though.

 

 

 

The Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be at 10:00 this morning at East Fork Baptist Church.  ALL LADIES are invited to attend.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 20

  • Genesis 41:17-42:17
  • Matthew 13:24-46
  • Psalm 18:1-15
  • Proverbs 4:1-6

 

 

The January Bible Study at New Zion Baptist Church will continue focusing on Jeremiah.  Bro. Darryl Miller will continue to lead the group through Wed.  The meeting begins at 6:30 each night.

 

 

 

Be alert in the colder temperatures the next couple of days.  Stay warm and healthy.

Anna Lee

Sunday Afternoon

I received a call saying Mrs. Irene Lascaro fell and broke her hip, for the third time.  She was being transported to the hospital at that time.  I do not have an update.  The third break will bring new challenges for her and for her surgeon.

You may not know “Miss” Irene, but I told you about the wonderful job she did sharing about Lottie Moon and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions.  I was so glad to see her that day because I hadn’t seen her in a while.

Please say a special prayer or two for her this afternoon as decisions are made about how to deal with this latest fracture.

God’s Day

The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.

~Habakkuk 3:19~

 

 

 

 

Smiley Conerly and David talked last night.  Smiley’s diagnosis is lymphoma.  This week he will begin treatment.  Keep Smiley on your prayer list.

 

 

 

Pray for Debbie Miller Wilkinson.  She’s at M.D. Anderson for her monthly treatment/update.  Please keep her in your prayers.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 19

  • Genesis 39:1-41:16
  • Matthew 12:46-13:23
  • Psalm 17:1-15
  • Proverbs 3:33-35

 

 

Bro. Darryl Miller will be teaching the January Bible study at New Zion Baptist Church this morning and Sunday- Wednesday nights.

 

 

 

Announce the Two Rivers WMU meeting at your church.  Make plans to have some other ladies ride to East Fork with you for 10 A.M.  WMU ladies who passed away in the past year will be honored.

 

 

 

Have a great day doing what God would want you to do today.

Anna Lee

Saturday Update

Preston Day got to come home after being checked out at the hospital.  He will feel better in a few days.  Please pray for him as he recovers.

 

 

 

David’s brother got to go home from the hospital today.  Thank-you for your continued prayers for him.

Saturday

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

~Isaiah 26:3~

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway of Greensburg is still in the hospital in Baton Rouge.  The newest concern is his kidneys.  Pray for Sherrill to get well and to be able to return home.

 

 

 

Preston Day of the Pine Ridge community had a horse accident this morning and is now in the ER.  Pray for Preston, please,

 

 

 

Mrs. Nina Pye, formerly of Roseland, passed away yesterday.  Pray for her family.

 

 

 

David and I have family members driving and other family members flying to the East Coast today.  Pray for them as they adjust to a new assignment, new school, another home, etc.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 18

  • Genesis 37:1-38:30
  • Matthew 12:22-45
  • Psalm 16:1-11
  • Proverbs 3:27-32

 

 

 

Associational WMU meeting Monday at East Fork at 10!

 

 

 

Yesterday the family and friends group worked to open packaging, sew, etc.  Even though our day was cut short, we now have 160 more washcloths for our shoeboxes and many more cut and ready for surging.  We have pencils, stickers, etc. out of packaging and ready for packing in the coming months.  We generated eight small bags of trash, so you can see we were busy.

Who is going to get a friend or two to help with the next workday for OCC at FBC,K?  I’ll be waiting to hear from someone….

We are using used medicine bottles for some kits for OCC.  We would appreciate you saving, washing, and removing labels to help us out.  You can bring these to church for me.

If you have items that you purchased for OCC, you may leave them in the classroom next to the choir room, in one of the totes with a big red bow, or in the church office.  You can also hand them to Beth Lee, Wanda Smith, or me when you see us at church.  Thanks for all your support.

 

 

What opportunity will you use today to say or do something to share Jesus with others?

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 

3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

                                                                             ~Psalm 46:1-3~

 

 

 

 

I will start with Operation Christmas Child this morning.

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Join us in praising God for the 8,950,144 shoebox gifts packed in the U.S. in 2019!
Together with all the shoeboxes collected globally, that’s more than 10.5 million Gospel opportunities now on the way to children in more than 100 countries around the world!

 

 

 

 

Dr. Anjanette Varnado has been discharged.  She is sore, but “on the mend”.  Thank-you for praying for her,

 

 

 

Sherill Caraway was still having some heart issues, so he stayed in the hospital overnight.  Pray he is better today.

 

 

 

Christian Ratliff has had some hearing tests and will possibly have ear surgery.  Please continue to pray for this family.

 

 

 

Margaret Elaine Burgess

March 14, 1934 – January 15, 2020

Margaret Elaine Burgess passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020. During a life that began in Winthrop, Arkansas on March 14, 1934, Margaret was a consummate servant, friend, and strong believer in Jesus. She grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas and along the way developed a desire to communicate her love to others and an immense work ethic, both of which were displayed often. Upon marrying Gordon, she embarked on a life of being a consistent supporter and tireless companion that included unquestionable love and sacrifice.

A devoted wife, mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Mrs. Burgess always placed others before herself. She enjoyed playing – whether it was games with family and friends or the piano at her church or the assisted living facility where she resided the last six months. She was always eager to share the gift of music and will be remembered for her positive attitude and a constant desire to lend a helping hand.

Margaret was preceded in death by her father Curtis Morgan and her mother Mary Sharp Morgan;  in-laws A. J. Burgess and Estelle Duke Burgess; and husband Gordon Burgess. She is survived by her son Wade, wife Amy and grandson, Alex; brother Curtis Buck” Morgan, two daughters and their families; sister Joyce Johnson, two children and their families; brother-in-law Paul Burgess; sister-in-law Linda and husband Galen Russell; nieces, nephews and a host of grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation to be held on January 18, 2020 at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana from 911am with a funeral service to follow. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. To continue the Burgess legacy in Tangipahoa parish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gordon and Margaret Burgess Endowed Scholarship Fund at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Online at www.southeastern.edu/givenow (select “Other” for fund and indicate Burgess scholarship in the field) or by calling (985) 549-5356.

My fondest memories of Mrs. Burgess are when she was an itinerate teacher.  She began her day at Loranger High School and completed her day at Independence High.  I’m thankful I got to know her many years ago.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 17

  • Genesis 35:1-36:43
  • Matthew 12:1-21
  • Psalm 15:1-5
  • Proverbs 3:21-26

 

 

 

Today will be another work day for family and a friend to work on some OCC projects.  My sister, Julie, my cousin, Naomi, and Julie’s friend, Lynette, will be helping today.  I look forward to getting a lot accomplished and having a good visit while doing so.  Pray for God to lead you to want to have an OCC work day at FBC, Kentwood or at your own church.  In 2019, FBC, Kentwood turned in 415 of the 8,950,144 shoebox gifts sent out from the USA.  We are now working on the 2020 boxes.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“Let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.” 

~Galatians 6:9 TLB~

 

 

 

I was asked to add Betty Braden to our prayer list.  She had an aneurysm repaired at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Buddy Morris‘ cardiologist approved him for surgery next Wednesday.  The doctor will be working on the artery that has some blockage.  Begin to pray now for surgery on the 22nd.

 

 

 

Dr. Anjanetta Varnado did well with her surgery yesterday.  The surgeon thinks all the cancer was removed, but pathology reports will give more information.  Pray for a full recover for her.

 

 

 

Scott Tolleson is home from the hospital, but is dealing with a lot of pain.  Medication is helping him to rest some.  Please pray for Scott and Brenda.

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby has had some sick days, but hopefully is better.  This is one of the reports shared yesterday.

PRAYER…there’s power in it! The power of the Almighty God. The God who spoke all things into existence, except for us. The God who chose to form us with his own hands. The God who is sovereign & His answers to our prayers are good…even if we don’t think so.

As parents of a medically fragile child, we can testify to this. We can give you numerous examples of the power of prayer & the sovereignty of God. Last night was no exception…

Josiah has been having a lot of congestion since Friday but was otherwise fine. Monday night before bed he seemed to be feeling better but around midnight he started getting worse. So I sent a message to our pediatrician yesterday morning & he got us in yesterday afternoon. Josiah fought a low grade fever all day even after getting Tylenol scheduled. His oxygen requirements gradually crept up throughout the day & he looked so pitiful especially when he’d start a coughing fit. He tested negative for flu/RSV so we had a culture sent off from his trach but won’t have results until the end of the week. So we started an antibiotic & cough syrup. Last night we asked our church to pray for a restful night of sleep & quick improvement. God answered both of those requests! Josiah slept 14.5 hours last night & we have been able to wean his oxygen some this morning! He’s even up playing & smiling…and flirting (👇🏻 that is his flirty smile this morning)! We are praying this antibiotic will take care of whatever the issue is & that he continues to improve & that we can manage this at home instead of going to the hospital. To God be the glory!!!                                                                                                                  Job Huckaby

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway of Greensburg is hospitalized in Baton Rouge.  In the past few days, Sherrill has had a heart cath., surgery, and possible a heart attack.  Please pray for him and his sweet family.  If you have ever attended a Two Rivers Senior Adult Revival, you have seen his wife, Margaret, who is is charge and has been for a number of years.

Update on Sherrill. Skip has been doing a good job posting. Sherrill had a 80% blockage and they were able to put a stint in. Right now he seems to be doing good. We would like to thank everyone for your prayers. God has led all the way through this.

Update on Sherrill. Doctor just came in. Going to keep him in hospital another day. He said looks like he had a light heart attack. He had a good night. So if today and tonight go ok we will go home tomorrow. Once again thank you to everyone who has been praying. Would still appreciate them.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020, January 16

  • Genesis 32:13-34:31
  • Matthew 11:7-30
  • Psalm 14:1-7
  • Proverbs 3:19-20

 

 

God loves prayer warriors!  One reason is because they are selfless!

Anna Lee