“That they may all be one;

even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You,

that they also may be in Us,

so that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

~John 17:21, NASB~

Pray for Robbie Lynn and her family as she is receiving treatment at the hospital in Jackson.

Pray for Dan Turner as he continues to work to regain his strength and control.  Pray for his family and friends as they continue to encourage and aid him in many ways.

Pray for Mr. Bobby Lawson as he has work done by the dermatologist.

Pray for Mr. John Alan Blackwell, Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher, and others as they continue to make great effort to be in Sunday School each week.

Missions in Tangipahoa Parish – World Changers

SBC 2013 -SBC 2013: Why bother with the SBC? –  Working together is the best approach.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Rock of Ages”

I think this a a good devotional to save so it can be shared.

Encouragement – Moments of Hope – “A Single Mother’s New Beginning”

I heard another report of VBS this week.  This one was at Kedron.  What a blessing VBS is to our children and grandchildren!  I’m so thankful for the efforts of people in all our area churches to give their all to VBS each summer.

Upcoming Camps – FBC, Kentwood

Centri- Kid at Milsaps – July 8-12

XFUGE at Houston – July 22-26

Now is a good time to pray for the youth and adults attending camps.  Pray for those participating in camp leadership who will guide our young people.  What an awesome experience for all!

Third Thursday Meeting – Tonight at our cabin at 6:30.  Everyone is invited.

Prayer Meeting (last night) – Thanks to James Rimes for leading.  The lesson on obedience was presented well, even if all the notes were in the other maroon Bible.  We are blessed with Godly men who are willing to share at any given opportunity.

Continue to be obedient to God and make a difference in lives “wherever you are planted”.

Anna Lee


“But don’t just listen to God’s word.

You must do what it says.

Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” 

~James 1:22 NLT~

Pray for Katie Wieborg, daughter of Bro. Gary and Marcia Wieborg formerly of Roseland Baptist Church, as she spends the summer as a staff member of Fuge camps as Nashville.  They are beginning week two.

The Lord’s Church and First Baptist Church of Arcola both have youth at camp this week.  Pray for meaningful experiences for the youth and for the adults with them.

Greenlaw Baptist Church will have VBS next week Monday – Friday from 5:15 – 8:00.  Registration will be Saturday.

Jesse Wall is sick and facing possible surgery later this week.  Keep him in your prayers.

Pray for Buddy Morris and Jim Walley as they have procedures done today.

Mary Russell
(Died June 16, 2013)

In 1974 Mary came with great excitement and anticipation to Amite, Louisiana, by way of Las Vegas, Nevada, to marry her sweetheart, Weldon. They both openly admit that when they met, it was love at first sight for both of them. While here, Mary won hearts and friends left and right, until her untimely death on Father’s Day, June 16, 2013. Thrilled with her engagement and husband to be in the rural South (“everything is so green”), Mary, with prevailing smiles, unassumed modesty and an innocent dash of “Yankee” determination decided that she and Weldon would be married at Camp Moore, a Confederate cemetery in Tangipahoa Parish. It was done. Mary was voluntarily converted into a devout Southern Woman. Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Amite where she had delighted in teaching Sunday School for many years. Profoundly involved in their lives, Mary is survived by her husband, Robert Weldon Russell, III, her son Robert Weldon Russell, IV and her daughter, Bridget Russell Hebert and husband Eric and beloved grandchildren Conrad Blaine and Colin Bridges Hebert and Izebella Claire and Robert Weldon Russell, V (“Quintin”). Mary is also survived by her sister, Linda Joy Martinez (Midland Texas) and her brothers, Michael Blaine Furniss (Atlanta, Georgia) and David Lamar Furniss (Las Vegas, Nevada). She is pre-deceased by her son, Blaine Lamar Russell (1979-1982), father, Blaine Lamar Furniss, mother, Mary Ann Vreeland Furniss and sister, Debbie Sue Merill. Mary was a regular blood donor and supporter of the Salvation Army and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and worked there in the Student Loan Department. Widely traveled and a voracious reader of historical novels, Mary passionately enjoyed kayaking the Tangipahoa River with friends, picnicking and camping at her farm “Marywel” with her grandchildren and family. She dearly loved gardening and teaching her grandchildren and spending long summer days basking and swimming in the cool calming waters of Big Creek near Amite. Locally, Mary was a founding member of the Amite Junior Auxillary, a member of the Amite Stem and Stamen Garden Club (she loved it) and the inspiration of Town of Amite City Bi-Centennial Celebration and Amite’s First and Second Oyster Festivals. Mary’s memberships in professional organizations include the International Rights of Way Association and Louisiana Realtors Association. She was an expert witness in the field of real estate appraisal in Louisiana and Mississippi courts of law, a Louisiana Real Estate Broker and founder of Appraisal Associates of Louisiana and Atlas Appraisals. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until funeral service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite. Interment will follow at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit “What though the radiance which was once so bright, Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour, Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind. – William Wordsworth, Ode on Intimations of Immortality.

Doris Aline Crumholt Lee
(October 11, 1922 – June 16, 2013)

A resident of Amite, she died at 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her home. She was born October 11, 1922 in Central and was 90 years of age. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Pat Harvey and her husband, Van, Amite, and Dixie McDougal and her husband, Dennis, College Station, TX; 1 son, J. E. Lee, Amite; 4 grandchildren, Daniel Harvey and his wife, Mandy, Charles Harvey and his wife, Magan, Denise Legalley and her husband, Colby, and Jay McDougal. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Lee, Sr.; son, C. W. Lee, Jr.; sister, Elsie Kleinpeter; 3 brothers, L. R. Crumholt, Talmage Crumholt, Jr. and Lonnie Crumholt; mother, Willie Gurney Crumholt; father, Talmage Crumholt, Sr. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment First Baptist Church of Arcola Cemetery, Arcola. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Baptist Press –

Inspiration – Moments of Hope – “Monica Overcomes Addition” –

 There have been many deaths in our area lately.  Pray for each family.  Do something today to help one of these families.

Anna Lee



Friday – Flag Day

“Your wonderful works and Your plans for us;

none can compare with You.

If I were to report and speak of them,

they are more than can be told.”

~Psalm 40:5, HCSB~


Larry Carruth

The surgeons were not able to complete the procedure to remove his esophagus because they found a new tumor in the stomach and it seems the cancer has spread to his lymph nodes. Daddy has made the decision to try another round of Chemo. He will begin treatment on July 10th and he will take a treatment once every three weeks. Please continue to pray for him as we travel this road ahead of us.

Larry and Oneida
Tommy, Becky, Laurie, Daniel, Scott and Karibeth
Beth, Madison and Shelbi

Larry and his family need our prayers, so don’t forget him on your prayer list.

Many of you know Mr. Earl and “Miss” Marilyn Dees of Arcola.  Their daughter, Penny, had surgery earlier, but has been hospitalized again with an infection this time.  Pray for her and for her family.  The family will be so thankful for your prayers.

Continue to pray for Robbie Lynn and her family.  She is in Jackson, MS.  Thank-you for your prayers.

Baptist Press –

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Imaginary Friend” –

Missions – Moments of Hope – “A Child’s Christmas” –

Thanks so much for praying today.  You mean so much to so many people.  Be sure to pray for the Kliesch family as they have services for Mr. Harley at Osyka Baptist Church.

Anna Lee



“God, hear my prayer;

listen to the words of my mouth.”

~Psalm 54:2~


Mrs. Susie Wales is enjoying her new home and continuing to make progress in her recovery from hip surgery.  She enjoys some company.

Mr. Randy Taylor is continuing his chemo.  Keep him in your prayers.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Stay Connected” –

Missions –“Powerverse – Patience” 

Moments – Dan Goddard – The Enforcer (A Moment of Hope) –

Baptist Press –

Continue to pray for Mr. Larry Carruth and for Chase Birch following surgeries yesterday.

This day has exactly 24 hours for each one of us.  How will you spend that time?

Anna Lee


“And this gospel of the kingdom

will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations,

and then the end will come.”

~Matthew 24:14, NKJV~


Daddy (Larry Carruth of Greensburg) will have surgery tomorrow morning to remove his Esophagus. This is a major surgery that is necessary in the treatment of his cancer. Please keep him in your prayers.

Becky Carroth Lindsey

(He will be at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.)

Angie Nielson’s mother’s test came out fine yesterday.  Thanks for praying.

Chase Birch will have surgery today on his pitching (right) arm.  Pray for him today and as he faces the long recovery process.

Pat Hoosier (written by Melissa H. Liberto)

God is awesome!!! Your prayers are such a blessing!! Dad is going to be able to start his chemo back up today. The oncologist was concerned about his liver because it didnt show up to good 3 weeks ago in a CT and then last week his protein and magnesium levels were down. Last weeks CT showed that dad’s liver looked remarkable (that’s how they described it) and the cancer in the liver has gotten much smaller in size. Yesterday his protein levels were back up and his magnesium was still down but not as much. I believe and know God wanted us to see more of his work. If last weeks bump in the road wouldn’t have happened then we wouldn’t know how great his liver was doing. Thank you God!!

Prayers for Eli –

Baptist Press

  • Calvinism team addresses question: What’s next?
  • Luter sails to second term as SBC president

Mission Trips

  • Bro. Keith and Rachel had a fantastic opportunity and experience as they ministered in Rwanda. (The Simple Church)
  • The mission team from East Fork Baptist Church is ministering in Honduras this week.  Keep their work in your prayers.

“Where No One Else Would” –  Check this out on under moments of hope

It was our privilege to visit with the family of Mr. Roy Mitchell last night.  The American flag, special flag from his military service, and the wreaths that said “Army” and “X-POW” really touched my heart.  I thank God for the men and women of the Greatest Generation.

Anna Lee


“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you;

and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem,

in all Judea and Samaria,

and to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 1:8~


John Orr, in Tyler, Texas, came through his surgery well.  Pray for him as he goes through rehab in the coming days.

Robbie Lynn update –

Missions – Pray for the workers in many churches who prepare to teach in VBS in their area churches.  What a blessing to be able to share Jesus with boys and girls!

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Savor Every Bite” –

Baptist Press –

Inspiration – What is Moments?

No Ordinary Storm: The Joplin Tornado (A Moment of Hope)  –

I saw this over the weekend on the Insp channel.  I hope it inspires you too.  I think we are capable of so much more than we do.  I also believe most of us do not live up to the potential God sees in us.  This is one example of those who stepped out to live out the Scripture at the top of this post.

Anna Lee




Apology – Yesterday afternoon, I realized I did not “publish” The Prayer Link when it was completed.  I’m sorry.  I suppose I was thinking about what was going to happen with VBS yesterday.  I will get this published right away.


“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

~John 8:31b-32 NKJV~

The VBS program at FBC, Kentwood was wonderful, as usual.  You can’t get boring or sad when you put children on stage at a church.  We thank those who joined us from other churches and hope VBS was as meaningful to you as it was for us.  The offering given during VBS will be sent to aid in Disaster Relief in Oklahoma.

East Fork Baptist Church sends four on a mission trip to Honduras.  Join in on praying for them and those to whom they will minister.  Those going are: Randi Shaidaee, Tristan Grice , Dan’l and Natalie Johnson.


Baptist Press –

  • Lottie Moon mission gifts grow to $149.3M, third-largest ever
  • Calvinism report gets positive reviews
  •  Barber, J. Moore, Cass join list of nominees
  •  Mo. governor vetoes ‘anti-Sharia’ bill
  •  VBS is evangelistic rallying point for churc…
  • Wells aims for 11th term as registration sec…
  •  1913 Southern Baptist Convention’s long reac…
  •  District appeals cheerleader-Scripture rulin…
  •  Bible Study: Sunday, June 9, 2013
  •  CALL TO PRAYER: Crossover Houston
  •  FIRST-PERSON: Why Calvinists and Arminians


Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Where Did I Come From?”

Have a great day!  Spend some time in prayer for great things to happen in our churches tomorrow.  God is ready!  Are we?

Anna Lee