Thursday

“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

http://www.actionnews17.com/News/All/TabId/99/ArtMID/494/ArticleID/6895/FEATURE-World-Changers-make-their-mark-on-Hammond.aspx

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

http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=40570

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Rock of Ages”

http://odb.org/

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

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

http://moments.org/a-single-mothers-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

Saturday

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 – www.bpnews.net/

  • 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?”

http://odb.org/

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

 

Friday

“I waited patiently for the Lord,

and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.”

~Psalm 40:1~

Announcement:  The Two Rivers Baptist Associational WMU quarterly meeting has been changed from Monday, June 10th to Monday, June 24th. It will be at New Zion Baptist Church at 4 P.M. Mrs. Janie Wise, state WMU leader, will be the guest speaker. Ya’ll come! Bring a dessert and a friend.

Walker Baptist Church – Youth Funds Stolen

http://www.wbrz.com/news/youth-get-second-chance-at-trip-after-safe-stolen/

VBS:  Today is the last day.  I’m going to miss VBS.  Tonight there will be a VBS program for all members, relatives, and friends of the children to attend.  Later, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.  See you at 6:30.

Mrs. Catherine Yarborough is at the Kentwood rehab for a while to have her blood thinner monitored and to help her improve her movements.  Pray for her as she works to get better and get home.  Pray the clot dissolves so she can be treated for A-Fib.

As you continue to pray for Robbie Lynn, thank God Robert Callihan is doing well and has been released from the doctor’s care.

Obituary – Essie Mae Bennett Parnell

http://mckneelys.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2111408&fh_id=10545

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Guarding Hearts”

http://odb.org/

News Article – Catholic journalist dies after delaying cancer treatments for unborn baby

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-journalist-dies-after-delaying-cancer-treatments-for-unborn-baby

Missions – “BE His heart, His hands, His voice” 

http://www.imb.org/main/give/page.asp?StoryID=8635&LanguageID=1709&cid=lmcop

Baptist Press 

BPNews.net

I’m praying we get some rain today.  Our garden and our flowers would be happy.

Anna Lee

Thursday Afternoon

Marty Simpson has good news!

Just got back from seeing the doctor, everything is okay. Just need to watch what we eat and exercise. He also said to come back in 3 months to see if everything is okay.

Thanks,
Marty, Gretchen, Micah & Sarabeth

The attendance to VBS this week in Kentwood – 155, 155, 169, & 168.  I’m looking forward to meeting my classes again tomorrow.  We’ve had a great week studying missions.

Robbie Lynn is slowly improving.  Keep the prayers coming.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/robbielynn/journal

Thursday

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.

Do what it says.

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and,

after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 

But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it —

not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it —

they will be blessed in what they do.”

~James 1:22-25 NIV~

Pray for Marty Simpson as he meets with the cardiologist today to get the results of yesterday’s tests.

Pray for Melissa Johnson.  She is at Brook’s home and totally dependent on others for help for now.

The mother of another one of my former students passed away.  Pray for the family.

Bonnie Nell Ard

A native of Independence, La. and resident of Montpelier, La., she died on June 4, 2013. She was 72, a retired Bookkeeper with Dykes Dairyman Supplier. Visiting at Montpelier Baptist Church on Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, June 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. W.S. Manchester. Interment in Montpelier Cemetery. Survivors include her daughter, Karla Ard Rather; sisters, Yvonne Manchester and husband W.S. Manchester, Mary Rose Story, Sue Griffin and husband Rodney Griffin, Sandy Finch and sister-in-law, Maxine Ard; brother, Lynn Ard and wife Genny Ard; grandson, Trey Rather. Preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Fogg and husband Norman Fogg, BillieJean Love and husband John Love; brothers, Jerry Ard and wife Mary Ard, Lamon Ard, and brother-in-law, Walter Story; father, E.J. Ard and mother, Ruth Ard Campbell. Pallbearers will be Greg Manchester, Mike Ard, Sean Finch, Bradley Davis, Johnny Love, Kenny Story. Honorary pallbearers are Walt Story and Chris Coniglio.

Baptist Press – BPNews.net

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Leading from the Front” – http://odb.org/

Missions – Continue to pray for Bro. Keith, Rachel, and the rest of their team as they minister in Rwanda.  Than God they were willing to step out of their comfort   zone and follow His lead.

VBS – Day 4 – I’m looking forward to another great day!  God blesses me so much through the children who attend.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“God reigns over the nations;

God is seated on his holy throne.”

~Psalm 47:8~

 

Marty Simpson

Pray for Marty Simpson as he has heart tests done tomorrow 6-5-13.

Thanks,
Marty & Gretchen, Micah & Sarabeth

Pat Hoosier

PLEASE say a prayer for my dad!! He was supposed to start chemo today but his magnesium levels are not going up they are going to run some more test and do a CT scan. They are planning to move his chemo to next week. God has his hand on my hand and I believe it will be okay!! I have faith in him!!!

Melissa Hoosier Liberto

Amber Prine Ragan

We received a good report today from Amber’s doctor at MD Anderson. Blood work results were good, which shows that her body is tolerating the chemo at this time. The MRI shows that Amber is recovering from surgery as expected. She has been experiencing some shooting pains in the area of the surgery over the past week. They feel this is due to nerves that may have been damaged during the surgeryand will heal in time. She is scheduled to return back to Houston in four weeks for another follow-up. If all goes well, they will release her to start seeing an oncologist closer to home. Dr. DeGroot told us that he only knew of one neuro-oncologist in Louisiana and he is located in Baton Rouge. His name is Jon Olsen and he has already agreed to take Amber on as a patient once she is released from MDA. He will be able to manage her chemo treatment and future MRIs. She will still return back to MDA 3-4 times a year for follow-up visits. We are so pleased with the results at this time and we know everything is falling in place from all of your prayers and support (and an awesome medical team). Prayer is powerful and Amber is living proof of that. Please continue to keep my girl in your prayers as she enters her second round of chemotherapy next week.

Love to all….

Kathy (Ree Ree) (Amber’s mother)

Melissa Johnson

Melissa was at the hospital overnight.  Pray she will be strong when they release her.  Pray for her as she will have recovery time and physical therapy to recover from two broken shoulder and surgery.

Missions – VBS – Day 3 at FBC, Kentwood – Time surely passes quickly when you are having fun.  Pray for the older children as Bro. Joey presents the plan of salvation to them today.  Pray for hearts to be open.  Bro. Joey will talk with the ones who makes decisions individually at a later time.  If the children go to another church, he will pass the information on to the pastor of that church.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “More Than Information” – http://odb.org/

Baptist Press BPNews.net

We have several people still in the hospital.  Take time to pray for each one.

Anna Lee