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


Monday Afternoon

Melissa Johnson fell at work this morning and broke both shoulders.  She is in North Oaks.  A decision about whether or not to do surgery has not been made at this time.  Keep Melissa in your prayers.

Mrs. Catherine Yarborough is in North Oaks with heart issues.  She had A-fib.  Additional tests indicated a clot.  She will be on a blood thinner and will probably go into rehab so they can watch her medicine as well as her mobility.  Pray for her and her family as they take turns caring for her.

Mr. Pat Hoosier will begin another round of treatment Tuesday.

God has blessed my dad beyond measure. His cancer has responded so well to the chemo and with God in control he is taking care of so much more for dad. He will start chemo again tomorrow, please pray that it continues to be effective and for there travels. We appreciate that you all have taken time to pray for our family. May God bless you and your family!! Thank you and we love you with all our hearts!!

Melissa H. Liberto

Amber Prine Ragan –

Amber here: Mom and I are on our way back to MDA for my 1 month check up. I have blood work tonight to see how my body is handling the chemo. I also have an MRI tonight to make sure the rest of the tumor is behaving itself. I meet with my oncologist tomorrow morning to get the results of these test.
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes!!!

Update on flooding in Prague and surrounding areas – Water continues to rise as rain continues to fall.  Pray for the people who are affected.

My friend, Robin Wilson Moore, had made her delivery of needed supplies to Moore, OK.  Bro. Stan should have made it to OK too by now.  Isn’t it wonderful how God has blessed people of LA and other states and touched their hearts to share with those who have lost so much?

The young man who was killed last Monday will be brought to the Hammond airport tomorrow.  His funeral service will be at Eagle Heights  Church in a few days, possibly on the 10th.  I’ll post information as it is available.  His name was Chris Drake

VBS was wonderful.  When I left, they did not have a count yet.  I know I had fun and enjoyed seeing how the boys and girls absorb information and have such tender hearts.  It is wonderful to listen to them as they pray.  Tomorrow, we will prayerwalk.  I look forward to teaching them how to do this.  Lives will be changed this week!  If you know of any children who are available this week, encourage them to come to the church at 8:15 tomorrow.  It is not too late to register.

Camp Living Waters needs a nurse.  If you can help some or through Thursday, please call 985-345-1831 as soon as possible.  I know God will lay this need on the right hearts.  The boys and girls at camp need a nurse!




“Give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!”

~Psalm 105:1~

VBS Time Change – I reported VBS begins at 8:25, but the bulletin at church yesterday said 8:15.  Please bring your children by 8:15 so they don’t miss out on anything.

Disaster Relief

  • Some friends from West Monroe took an 18-wheeler load of items to Moore, OK yesterday.  I think God for what they did to collect and deliver a load to people in need.  Way to go, Robin and Mike!
  • Bro. Stan and Joe Kelly are on the way to OK with a load of donations from our association.  They planned to spend last night in the Shreveport area and continue their trip today.  Thanks to all who donated through their local churches.

Continue to pray for Robbie Lynn.  Her Caring Bridge site is operational again.  Robbie Lynn asks you not to call her room now so she can rest.  She really wants to go home next weekend.

Mrs. Velma Kliesch has been moved to ICU because of pneumonia.  Pray for her and for her family, some of whom are vacationing in Florida.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Wise Words” –

Family – In case you’ve heard about the massive flooding in Prague and other areas, my family is high and dry. Pray for those who are not so blessed.   Schools, subways, etc. are shut down.

I’m looking forward to sharing Missions at VBS for grades 3-6 this morning.  

Anna Lee


“Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to You at a time that You may be found.”

~Psalm 32:6a~


Call to Prayer: Vacation Bible School –

“VBS doesn’t just happen. It requires enormous work and resources. But most of all it requires enormous prayer. The results are worth it!”

Read this article so you will better know how to pray for VBS.

Missions – Seven States Receiving Southern Baptist Relief –

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “I’m Bored”

Pray for those people/the needs/the lost close to your heart.

Anna Lee

Friday Evening

Colossal Coaster World (Vacation Bible School) begins Monday at 8:25 at FBC, Kentwood.  It is not too late to register to attend.

Rachel Rhodes, daughter of Keith and Lori, was born while they were serving at FBC, Kentwood.  Rachel is on her way to serving on her first mission trip, which will be in Rwanda.  Rachel asked her parents over a year ago if she could make this trip.  Pray for the team as they minister in the name of Jesus.

Don Schneeweiss’ sister‘s surgery went well.  She has a new kidney!  Keep her and her donor, her sister-in-law, in your prayers.

The Harrells had a busy week with procedures and appointments.  Mr. Phillip’s vision is better because of his eye surgery.  They are tired, but glad to be at home.

Robbie Lynn was moved to a room about noon.  She is in pain and expected to be hospitalized seven to ten more days.  Robert thanks you for your prayers and asks for continued prayers.

Pray for the families of the four firemen killed in Houston today.

Pray for those in the path of the tornadoes in OK now.  It has been amazing to “ride along” with the storm chasers.  Pray people heeded the warnings and evaquated or move to safe places.  Thank God for the technology to give a couple days of warning before storms hit the area.  More disaster relief will be needed in the area.  Open your hearts and help meet needs.

Roy Lee Wood
(August 11, 1924 – May 31, 2013)

Roy Lee Wood, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at his home on May 31st, 2013 in the early morning. He was a native of Enon, Louisiana and a longtime resident of Amite. He was a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, having first enlisted at the age of 14. He served in the Pacific during WWII, the post-Korean War negotiations in Panmunjom, and in Army Intelligence at the Pentagon. He readied an artillery battalion for the Vietnam War and served with NATO in Europe. Colonel Wood retired in 1967 after serving 30 years. He then graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and practiced law in Amite from 1970 until the mid-1990s. He was an active forester, farmer, surveyor, conservationist, and historic preservationist. Passionate about native Longleaf Pine and indigenous plant species, he was committed to reforesting his land after Hurricane Katrina. Col. Wood is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lyda Camille Yates Wood; four daughters, Lyda Sue Wood Madison and husband, Bernard L. Madison, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Alice Jane Wood Hallmark of Amite, Louisiana; Gail Marie Wood Martinez and husband, Alfredo Martinez of Patzcuaro, Mexico; and Amanda Lee Wood Barnett and husband Barry M. Barnett of Alexandria, Louisiana; and brother John Jewel Wood of Lacombe, Louisiana. He is survived by 13 grandchildren, Eva Camille Madison Pieper and Blair Bernard Madison (Sue’s children); J. Arthur Smith IV, Grace Wood Smith Martin, and Marie Clare Hallmark Verdin (Jane’s children); Dominic Carlo Marcello, Katherine Marie Marcello, Thomas Anthony Marcello, and Elizabeth Marie Marcello (Gail’s children); and Katherine Camille Barnett, Lee Austin Barnett, Marcus Wood Barnett, and Lily Elizabeth Barnett (Amanda’s children); and four great-grandchildren, Samuel David Pieper, Isla Utilia Madison, Victor Garrett Marcello, and Everett Grant Verdin. He was preceded in death by an infant brother; his parents, Eustace and Ada Lee Wood; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Camille and Fred Yates; son-in-law, Roger Hallmark; and granddaughter, Anna Marie Marcello. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday and at First Baptist Church, Amite, from 12 noon until Religious Services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Foster. Interment Edwards Cemetery, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit



“I sought the Lord,

and he answered me.”

~Psalm 34:4a~

Hannah Shockley Wilkinson got out of surgery about eight last night.  If all goes well, she should be able to go home today.  Keep her in your prayers as she adjusts to daily living with her repaired arm.

Mr. Kenneth Felker has his port now.  Pray it helps him in his future medical treatments.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Morris both look great!  She looks the picture of perfect health despite the fact she is continuing her medical treatment.  Keep them in your prayers as her treatment continues after they get home.

Pray for Robbie Lynn as she has almost two weeks or recovery time in the hospital.  I’m sure she and her family will be most appreciative for your prayers.

Vacation Bible School begins Monday at FBC, Kentwood.  You can register your child and purchase a t-shirt during office hours today and tomorrow.

Baptist Press –

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Tragic Flaw” –

Missions – Don’t forget to give to help with the Disaster Relief in Oklahoma.

Items needed include garbage bags, wipes, diapers, paper towels, Gatorade, shovels, and gardening masks.

Please do not send clothes yet.  Bottled water is already available in adequate supply.

You can drop your items off at FBC, Amite during office hours.

Thanks for being available to pray for these and other needs on a daily basis.  Your prayers help make a big difference in lives.

Anna Lee



“Greater love has no one than this,

than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

John 15:13

Deborah Alford continues to be at Baton Rouge General.  Her surgery went well.  Pray for her as she continues the recovery process following major heart surgery.  As you pray for her, pray for her caregivers too.

Pray for Robbie Lynn Kirby as she prepares for surgery tomorrow and the long recovery process that follows.

Pray for the Schneeweiss family as they prepare for Don’s sister to receive a kidney from her sister-in-law tomorrow.  Pray for the recovery of both of these ladies to go smoothly.

Missions – Pray for First Baptist Church of Moore, OK.  The church is serving as a shelter for those who need a place to stay and has volunteers working in  a mobile kitchen and feeding units, chainsaw teams to help clear trees and debris, and providing chaplains to minister to those in need.  May Jesus shine through each of these individuals so that others will “see the light”!

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “True Sacrifice”

There will be a brief Memorial Day Ceremony at the Kentwood City Hall this morning at 10:00.  You are  invited to attend.

Thank God for those who “gave their all” so you might have your present freedoms and way of life today.  Thank God for giving his son, Jesus, to die on a cross for our sins so we might have an eternity in heaven with God.  Be sure to accept this great gift if you have not already done son!

Anna Lee

Anna Lee

Disaster Relief

Other needs

I just talked with Bro. Bill who serves as the associate pastor of FBC Moore Oklahoma. In addition to the supplies we are collecting he said they really need masks-the type you wear when cutting grass. They also need shovels. If you are led please bring them to one of our drop off locations. If you have questions please call me at 985-515-4368. -Bro. Stan


“LORD, hear my voice when I call;

be gracious to me and answer me.”

~Psalm 27:7~

Baptist Press – “Disaster relief ministry in Okla. is a ‘marathon,’ director says” –

Baptist Press – “FIRST-PERSON: America still cries out to God when tragedy strikes” –

Baptist Press – “FIRST-PERSON: A reminder of abortion’s inhumanity –

Devotional – “Heavenly Courtry” –

Samaritan’s Purse – “Disaster Relief in OK” –



I love to see pictures of people standing in prayer while holding hands in the midst of rubble left by a tornado.  Let’s not wait until a disaster hits before we do what God has called us to do.

Anna Lee


“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”

~Luke 19:10~

Beverly “Doodle” Watson says that with treatment, her tumor is shrinking.  I join her in thanking God for her good report.

Continue to pray for the people of Moore, OK.  Contribute to the efforts to help them.  Pray for Southern Baptist chaplains as they walk the streets and address spiritual needs.  Thank God for volunteers who meet needs!

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Star Shepherd” –

Missions – Baptist Press – “In Okla.: ‘Faith-based FEMA’ to be ‘huge part’ of recovery effort” –

Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Training is available June 27-29 at the Bayou Baptist Association’s office, which is located at 4494 West Main, Gray, La. To register, call985.868.7352. The cost of the chaplaincy training is $22.

There is so much going on in the world!  God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow!  Let’s learn to lean on Him!

Anna Lee