Friday

Be kind and compassionate to one another,

 forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

~Ephesians 4:32 NIV~

Today. I have chosen three people for us to pray for but feel free to pray for these and others.

Avery Campbell -Back in North Oaks.

Bro. Joe Baugh – Still working to bounce back from knee surgery

George E. Lee – Hoping to get transferred to Greensburg hospital.

I will also give you some groups to pray for too.

High School and College Graduates

Youth in our churches and those not in church

Children in our churches, but also those not in church

I’ve been reading about the shooting outside the Hammond High graduation last night. Four people were shot, but will be okay. This situation could have been much worse. Pray for the students, teachers, and families who were there. Pray for troubled people to receive help before taking this kind of action anywhere.

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May 20 – Acts 4: 31

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Anna Lee

Thursday

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
    turning a person from the snares of death.

Proverbs 14: 27

Our little town is full of people who have had surgery, mainly heart and knee surgery. Now, many of them are in rehabilitation, some in facilities and some at home. It is a good time to say and do things to encourage them and help them take the focus off their health issues. Try a phone call to check on the need for meals, a driver, shopping, etc. they might need.

READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

May 19 – Acts 2: 4

This monthly the mission focus is on Moving Mountains Ministry which helps meets needs of foster children when they are placed in a home. There is not usually a lot of time for a family to get clothing and other needs for a family. Ellen, the young lady who runs this ministry, has said many of the children do not have pajamas. Help us provide new pajamas for these children. You can choose boys or girls and any size from birth to size 16. Leave them in the church office or give them to Chinero Fowler or me. Let’s help make a difference!

Ladies, Saturday morning at 9:00, we will meet to work on some projects for our “shoeboxes”. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to bring a friend and a snack to share.. Bring along your children or grandchildren who will sit and fill our some easy letters to be placed in the shoeboxes.

Say prayers of thanksgiving today as well as prayers for needs you and others might have.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 1:8~

My computer says my mouse is low on power. Let’s see if I can get TPL done before it stops working.

Betty L. Blades

October 21, 1942 – May 15, 2022

Betty L. Blades passed from this earth on May 15, 2022. Betty was born in Lynn, Alabama to Lawson Tigner and Josie Reeves Tigner on October 21, 1942. Betty grew up in Kentwood, LA and graduated from Kentwood High School in 1960. After marriage she spent most of her adult life in New Orleans, having worked for Winn Dixie for 35 years. She retired to Tickfaw in 1990. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Ozel Pendley, sister, Faye Price and grandson Barry Hirsch. She is survived by her twin sister Martha Wall, her daughter, Vicki Hirsch, son Michael Blades, four grandsons Jonathan, Phillip, Sandy and Jason Blades, and the love of her life her granddaughter, Bobbie Jean Hirsch. Visitation is at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11:00AM until Memorial Services at 1:00PM on Friday, May 20, 2022. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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May 18 – Acts 1:8

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PRAY MEETING AT FBC, KENTWOOD AT 6 P.M.

Also classes for youth, children, and a nursery

COMING SOON – VBS AT FBC, KENTWOOD

Online registration is available at the church website

Anna Lee

I made TPL brief, but just as I typed my name, the mouse quit. It’s now charged.

Tuesday

“I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

~Luke 24:49~

Angie Brabham Hebert

December 13, 1968 – May 14, 2022

Angie Brabham Hebert, a resident of Walker, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 13, 1968 in Greensburg, LA and was 53 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Hebert, Jr.; 2 sons, Doug “Bud” Deaton (Rachel) and Nick “Noot” Deaton; step-daughter, Amber Rachal; 2 step-sons, Courtleigh Hoth and Brennan Hebert; grandchildren, Kaydence “Snuggle Bugs”, McKayla “Ma KK”, Addisyn “Addy M”, Rayne “Lee Lee”, Jaxton “Bubba”, Tristyn “Brother”, Brynna “Miss Claire”, Emery, Bentley, Ryley, Emberlee, Brantleigh, Brayleigh, Christina, Abby and Damian; sisters, Shirley Shill (Jimmy), Nancy Brabham, Louise Brabham, and Janice Carter (David); brothers, Leon Brabham, Randy Brabham (Kathy), Robert Brabham (Janice), and Mike Brabham (Felicia). Preceded in death by parents, Amos and Louise Brabham; sisters, Jo Wall, Becky Millet, Faye Brabham, Deb Grice, and Marie Lederer; brother, Eugene Brabham; step-sons, Rodney Hebert and Travis Hebert; father-in-law, David Hebert, Sr.; mother-in-law, Irene Hebert. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Services conducted by Ken Spivey. Interment Brabham Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. Pallbearers will be Kenny Boudreaux, Mike Brabham, Randy Brabham, Courtleigh Hoth, Ed Evans, and Joseph Brabham. Honorary pallbearers will be Jaxton and Tristyn Deaton. 

MIRL EUGENE HANO, SR.

March 3, 1942 – May 8, 2022

Mr. Mirl Eugene Hano, Sr., 80, of Hammond, LA, passed from this life on Sunday, May 8, 2022. He was born on March 3, 1942 in Independence, LA, to Mirl Vanroy Hano and Dorothy Anthony Hano.

He enjoyed the simple things in life; drinking coffe, fishing, football, and talking. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Lloyd Hano.

Survivors are one brother, Donald Hano; one son, Mirl Hano Jr. and his wife Shawn Hano; one daughter, Jennifer Hano McClendon; two grandchildren, Gatlin Hano and Vincent Bruno, Sr.; four great grandchildren, Vincent Bruno, Jr., Norah Bruno, Marlie Bruno, and Josiah Bruno; and a host of family and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, May 13, 2022 at Lifeway Apostolic Church in Kentwood, LA from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM with Sharkey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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May 17 – Luke 24: 49

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FBC Fairdale takes church into community with love at every turn

Send Relief features Foster Advocacy Ministry during Foster Care Awareness Month

Moldovan Baptists take sheets off their beds for Ukrainian refugees

Salado church destroyed by tornado rises over adversity to continue ministry

Two Rivers Associational WMU

I was unable to attend, but I heard their attendance was very good. I’m thankful for that report.

Be on mission today. It comes in many forms. Read some of the stories above. What’s the best fit for you?

Anna Lee

Monday


28 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your old men will dream dreams,

your young men will see visions. 

29 Even on my servants, both men and women,

I will pour out my Spirit in those days.

~Joel 2:28-29~

Harrell Sharkey is home. Pray for him as he continues recovery at home.


Angie Brabham Hebert

December 13, 1968 – May 14, 2022


Angie Brabham Hebert, a resident of Walker, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 13, 1968 in Greensburg, LA and was 53 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Hebert, Jr.; 2 sons, Doug “Bud” Deaton (Rachel) and Nick “Noot” Deaton; step-daughter, Amber Rachal; 2 step-sons, Courtleigh Hoth and Brennan Hebert; grandchildren, Kaydence “Snuggle Bugs”, McKayla “Ma KK”, Addisyn “Addy M”, Rayne “Lee Lee”, Jaxton “Bubba”, Tristyn “Brother”, Brynna “Miss Claire”, Emery, Bentley, Ryley, Emberlee, Brantleigh, Brayleigh, Christina, Abby and Damian; sisters, Shirley Shill (Jimmy), Nancy Brabham, Louise Brabham, and Janice Carter (David); brothers, Leon Brabham, Randy Brabham (Kathy), Robert Brabham (Janice), and Mike Brabham (Felicia). Preceded in death by parents, Amos and Louise Brabham; sisters, Jo Wall, Becky Millet, Faye Brabham, Deb Grice, and Marie Lederer; brother, Eugene Brabham; step-sons, Rodney Hebert and Travis Hebert; father-in-law, David Hebert, Sr.; mother-in-law, Irene Hebert. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Services conducted by Ken Spivey. Interment Brabham Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. Pallbearers will be Kenny Boudreaux, Mike Brabham, Randy Brabham, Courtleigh Hoth, Ed Evans, and Joseph Brabham. Honorary pallbearers will be Jaxton and Tristyn Deaton. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Willie Lee Newman, Jr.

September 30, 1943 – May 14, 2022

Willie Lee Newman, Jr., a resident of Kentwood,  LA, died peacefully Saturday, May 14, 2022,  after an extended illness.  He was born September 30, 1943 and was 78 years old.  Known to all as Billy, he was also affectionately referred to as “Nub” by his hunting and boilermaker friends.  He was a member of Boilermaker Local 582 and Kentwood Masonic Lodge 248 .  He was a Shriner and gave faithfully to Shriners’ Hospital for Children.  He loved the outdoors, hunting, and having a good time.  He adored his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  He fought many health issues over the last number of years, but his grandchildren, especially twin grandsons Hayden and Brayden, kept him young at heart.  He is survived by 2 sons, Perry Newman (Ginger)  Kentwood, LA  and Randall Newman (Hannah) Labadieville, LA; 2 daughters, Karen Mizell (Mickey) Amite, LA and Laura Newman-Alvarez (Frank) Kentwood, LA; 2 step-daughters, Tabitha Coleman (Andy) Denham Springs, LA,  and Heather Phillips (Russell) Summit, MS ; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Myrtie Newman Wofford,  Kentwood, LA; 3 nephews, 1 niece, and countless cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Willie Lee Newman Sr., born in Kentwood, LA and mother, Dicy Neva Smith, born in Tinus, LA. A special thanks to the nursing and support staff of St. Helena Parish Hospital/Rehab/Nursing Home facility for the attentive care and comfort they provided until the end. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners’ Hospital for Children or St. Jude Research Hospital for Children. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Wednesday, May 18th, from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Masonic service at 11:45 followed by religious service at 12 noon. Services conducted by Vince Estes. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, La. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY– “I Believe”

May 16 – Joel 2: 28-29

MISSION PROJECTS

  • Moving Mountains – Pajamas for foster children
  • OCC Workday for Ladies – Saturday at 9:00

Anna Lee

The Lord’s Day

But as for me, I am filled with power,

with the Spirit of the LORD,

and with justice and might,

to declare to Jacob his transgression,

to Israel his sin.

~Micah 3:8~

Would you please put Janet Berka on the prayer list and have the prayer group pray for her. She and her family are our son’s best friends.  She has a 2nd grader and kindergartener. She had breast cancer and they got it. It reappeared in the lymph glands under the arms and they got it. She goes to the doctor Tuesday and they think it’s now in the lymph glands under the neck. She really needs our prayers. Thank you so much. Love you and miss you! 

(Millie Williams)

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May 15 – Micah 3: 8

MAY MISSIONS – Pajamas for foster care children

OCC – Ladies’ Workday Saturday at FBC, Kentwood

TODAY’S PRAYER FOCUS – Hearts open for a WORD from GOD

Anna Lee

Saturday

I have filled him with the Spirit of God,

with wisdom,

with understanding,

with knowledge

and with all kinds of skills—

~Exodus 31:3~

Today, let’s pray for some of the couples from our church. Health is a greater concern as couples get older.

Bro. Joe and Barbara Baugh

Andy and Betty Taylor

Kenneth and Yvonne Birch

Jimmie H. Taylor

April 25, 1943 – May 12, 2022

Jimmie H. Taylor, a resident of Greensburg, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday May 12 at his home in Greensburg. He fought the good fight and will be dearly missed. He was a loving Husband, Daddy and Papaw. His personality and great sense of humor made him leave wonderful memories throughout all of his walks of life with everyone he met. He was truly a rare gem and will be missed terribly. He was born on April 25, 1943 in Booneville, Mississippi and just celebrated his 79th birthday and home with his family. He is survived by his one son, Clint Taylor; his 3 brothers, Morris Taylor and wife Barbara Jean, Don Taylor, Butch Taylor and wife Linda; sister-in-law, Marilyn Taylor; granddaughter, Krista Keller and husband Justin Keller; grandson, Austin Taylor; great-granddaughters, Makynna Keller and Annalee Keller; and great-grandsons, Scott Keller and Brendon Estes. He is preceded in death by parents, Roy and Herlon Taylor; wife, Sandy Taylor; brother, Randy Taylor; sister-in-law, Dot Taylor; and granddaughter, Ericka Taylor. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 5pm until 9pm on Monday May 16 and from 8 am until religious services at 11 am on Tuesday May 17. Services conducted by Vince Estes. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, La. Pallbearers will be Ken Carter, Trey Bullinger, Chuck Rick, Austin Taylor, Scott Keller, and Landon Taylor. Honorary pallbearer will be Whitey McGuff. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Jimmie H. Taylor, a resident of Greensburg, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday May 12 at his home in Greensburg. He fought the good fight and will be dearly missed. He was a loving Husband, Daddy and Papaw. His personality and great sense of humor made him leave wonderful memories throughout all of his walks of life with everyone he met. He was truly a rare gem and will be missed terribly. He was born on April 25, 1943 in Booneville, Mississippi and just celebrated his 79th birthday and home with his family. He is survived by his one son, Clint Taylor; his 3 brothers, Morris Taylor and wife Barbara Jean, Don Taylor, Butch Taylor and wife Linda; sister-in-law, Marilyn Taylor; granddaughter, Krista Keller and husband Justin Keller; grandson, Austin Taylor; great-granddaughters, Makynna Keller and Annalee Keller; and great-grandsons, Scott Keller and Brendon Estes. He is preceded in death by parents, Roy and Herlon Taylor; wife, Sandy Taylor; brother, Randy Taylor; sister-in-law, Dot Taylor; and granddaughter, Ericka Taylor. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 5pm until 9pm on Monday May 16 and from 8 am until religious services at 11 am on Tuesday May 17. Services conducted by Vince Estes. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, La. Pallbearers will be Ken Carter, Trey Bullinger, Chuck Rick, Austin Taylor, Scott Keller, and Landon Taylor. Honorary pallbearer will be Whitey McGuff. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

TOMORROW EVENING – 5 P.M. – Class for couples who are interested in learning how to raise children in our modern world. Child care for all ages will be provided.

TODAY – Associational WMU Meeting at Montpelier Baptist Church at 10:00 A.M.

ALL ladies are welcome to come learn about missions and how our churches can work together.

One Week from Today – OCC Workshop for Ladies; FBC, Fellowship Hall, 9 A.M. – Noon

READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY – “I Believe”

May 14 – Exodus 31: 3

We grow in proportion to our prayer life!

Anna Lee

Friday

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God;

may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

~Psalm 143:10~

Mrs. “Cissy” Oliver remains at a physical therapy location in Hammond.

Keith Allen is now home.

Mr. George Eddie Lee continues to be hospitalized in Baton Rouge.

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May 13 – Psalm 143: 10

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Sunday, May 15 at FBC, Kentwood

Recognition of Graduates

Keep praying for all those on your personal prayer list.

Anna Lee

THURSDAY

The Spirit of God has made me;

the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

~Job 33:4~

George Earle Fulda, Sr.

January 5, 1937 – May 9, 2022

A native of Amite Louisiana- Graduated from Amite High School and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. Minister at Shiloh Church of Christ for many years before moving to Indiana. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Julius Fulda Jr, his mother Georgie Virine Stafford Fulda, his brother Charles Julius Fulda III his wife Jackie Fulda, his brother Fieldon John Fulda and his beloved son Criss Everett Fulda. He is survived by his son George Earle Jr and daughter in law Julie, his daughter Nina Virine. His grandchildren Kristen Elena, Michael Benjamin and Kendra, Lindsay Rayne and Jeriah, Emily Katherine, Myra Delena and Jada Virine. His great grandchildren Ella Jane, Ezra Michael and Juniper Wilde. His sister-in law Clytae Garland Fulda and his nieces and nephews. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Don McGee. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Dolores “Dee Dee” Bridges

August 11, 1946 – May 10, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Merit Health Biloxi in Biloxi, MS. She was born August 11, 1946 in Crowley, LA and was 75 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, James Bridges; daughter, Darline Trahan (Sheldon Blades), 3 sons, Robert James Bridges, Troy A. Trahan (Sonya), and Wesley P. Trahan, Jr.; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Gerald Broussard and Lonnie Broussard; 2 sisters, Erlene Clouse (Mike) and Gretchen Dupuis (Ralph). Preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Willie Mae Broussard; 2 brothers, Calvin Broussard and Terry Benton. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, May 16, 2022. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Donald “Skip” Cardwell, Jr.

September 10, 1946 – April 26, 2022
Donald Cardwell, Jr passed away at home in Roseland, Louisiana on April 26, 2022. Many knew him as Skip, a nickname bestowed upon him by his grandfather a dredger, or AAA DON. Don was born and raised by Don, Sr., and his wife Marjorie Cardwell on the family ranch along with his brother Doug. Don attended schools in Chowchilla graduating with the C.U.H.S. Class of 1964.

There are still several people from our area who are hospitalized. Please pray for families as they deal with hospitals, doctors, medications, traveling, etc.

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May 12 – Job 33: 4

Sharing an invitation from Rachel Buckley (and FBC, Kentwood);

I would like to invite anyone who is currently raising children (of all ages) to come and visit us at Kentwood First Baptist at 5pm in the fellowship hall this Sunday evening for a great time of support, encouragement and guidance in how to raise your children with godly values in a world that’s trying so hard to influence them towards every direction but to God. Our goal is just that….SUPPORT!!! It’s going to be a great time. Men and women. Young and older. You may be the parents or the grandparents helping to fill the role as guardian. It’s for all. We will only be meeting once a month at 5:00 before our evening church services. Many churches no longer have evening services so if this is a situation any of you find yourselves in…. Come take advantage of the great things God is gonna do. Special thanks to Katie Lynn Brabham for being obedient to Gods voice and getting us going. Scripture says that Iron sharpens Iron and I firmly believe that we as Christians should take every opportunity we can to help sharpen one another to be ready to help our children and each other walk upright and without fear.

If there are any questions please contact myself, Katie Brabham, Brandy Cutrer or Wendell Rhodus. I sure hope to see y’all there.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

And God is able to bless you abundantly,

so that in all things at all times,

having all that you need,

you will abound in every good work.

~2 Corinthians 9:8~

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May 11 – 2 Corinthians 9:8

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FOUR OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK

  1. Help prepare shoeboxes for use in a few months. Meet in the basement at 1:00 today. If you are not available at that time, let me know when you are available.
  2. Attend prayer meeting tonight at 6 P.M. in the sanctuary.
  3. Attend the associational WMU meeting Saturday morning at 10 A.M. at Montpelier Baptist Church and hear a missionary share from his heart.
  4. At your convenience shop for pajamas for foster children. They will be distributed through Moving Mountain Ministries which is housed in our church.

PRAYER NEEDS – The four opportunities mentioned above.

Be an encourager and a blessing to others today.

Anna Lee